Strange weather conditions have made for exceptional muskie
fishing. Topwater action has been good, and big bucktails are
taking their share of nice fish, as well. Look for weedy shorelines
and mid-lake structure, where anglers also are hooking into some
nice northerns. The smallmouth bass have been putting on an
aggressive bite early and late in the day. Target rocky shorelines
with topwater baits. Crappies and bluegills are hitting, with lots
of eaters being caught. Deep wood has been holding a majority of
the bigger fish, while shallow weeds have good numbers of smaller
takers. Use a jig or slip bobber rig tipped with a crappie minnow,
crawler, or worm. Catfish are active. A crawler dropped into the
deepest hole in the Wisconsin River will take fish all day long.
The walleye bite has turned up a notch, and the fish are starting
to feed more regularly. Jigs tipped with crawlers are taking their
share of nice eaters, but soft plastic baits are taking good
numbers of bigger fish. Deep structure has been the most consistent
producer. Bear season is almost here and hunters are reporting some
large bears coming to their baits.
Hooksetters, (715) 693-5843.
Wisconsin Angling Adventures, (715)_297-7573