Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Wausau Area

Despite above-average rainfall and some cooler temperatures,
muskies have been active, with big fish having been released as of
late, including a 50 3/4-inch specimen. Bucktails have continued to
produce action from muskies and pike, with contrasting colors
seeming to produce best. With the increased current from recent
rainfall, look for current breaks and eddies and fish these spots
thoroughly. Deeper-diving jerkbaits and rubber baits also have
worked well, especially those in the mid-sized range. Backwater
areas have held a decent surface bait bite in the early and late
periods of the day with prop-style baits continuing to produce the
most consistent action. Anglers looking to score on smallmouth bass
should look to downed timber or shallow rocky areas, especially
those adjacent to main channel flows. Popper-style surface baits
have worked well during low-light periods. Channel catfish are
being caught with regularity below many of the dams and tail
waters. Search the upper ends of holes to locate the most active
cats. Walleye action remains steady, with numbers of legal
walleyes, including some beautiful slot fish (20 to 28 inches)
continuing to show up. Current breaks created by irregularities in
the river channel, as well as stumps, logs, and blow-downs, are all
holding fish.

Hooksetters, (715) 693-5843.

Wisconsin Angling Adventures, (715) 297-7573

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