As fall has progressed, fish have been moving and holding out
deeper in the rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Try hard-bottomed
areas near structure or current breaks. Live bait has been working
well lately, with jigs and minnows accounting for splendid mixed
bags of smallmouth bass, walleyes, white bass, and crappies. Try
casting jigs along the sharper hard-bottomed breaklines, up and
under deeper undercut banks, or parallel to downed timber and rock
outcroppings. In addition, both smallmouths and walleyes are being
caught by anglers casting or trolling crankbaits in natural
patterns. Crappie anglers are also doing well by working slip
bobber rigs baited with minnows in thick cover in backwater areas.
Muskies and northern pike have been feeding aggressively, with fish
of both species having been released after being caught on on
jerkbaits, large jigs, and live suckers.
Hooksetters, (715) 693-5843.
Wisconsin Angling Adventures, (715)_297-7573.