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Central Wisconsin Fishing Report – January 23rd, 2015


Whitefish action has been fantastic. The ice is still not ideal, but there is enough ice to get out to some of the hot spots, including Henderson’s Point, Riley’s Point, some areas on Larson’s Reef, and some deeper water to the north of the Old Stone Quarry. Try Swedish Pimples, Jigging Rapalas, Moonshine Jigs, Hali Jigs, Hexi Flies, and Forage Minnows, just to name a few. Tip jigs with wax worms, spikes, minnow pieces, and Gulp.

Perch fishing has been just OK. One of the main reasons is because the ice is still a bit sketchy over deep water off of the Chaudoir’s Dock area south toward Henderson’s Point. But once that thickens up and becomes safe, perch fishing will pick up out there. Other spots that have been producing fair numbers at times have been Little Sturgeon, Riley’s Bay, and some areas in Sturgeon Bay. Waxies and lake shiners have been the best live baits.

Walleye action has been fair to good. Some areas that have been producing a few fish have been the Henderson’s Point area in 15 to 25 feet of water, Riley’s Point, some areas in Sand Bay, and Sherwood Point. Try Oddball jigs, Moonshine Shiver Minnows, Jigging Rapalas, Forage Minnows, Puppet Minnows, and the new Hali Minnow. Tip those jigs with lake shiners and minnow heads.

Pike action also has been good for some anglers near Little Sturgeon, Riley’s Bay, and Sturgeon Bay, including Sawyer Harbor. Use large suckers suspended under tip-ups.

In Kewaunee County, the fishing rarely has been fast, but rainbow and brown trout are being caught daily on the Ahnapee and Kewaunee rivers. Spawn, shiners, and even larvae- or corn-tipped jigs are getting bit. Try tip-ups, but anglers have been better off with spinning gear. Krohn’s Lake is giving up some bluegills and stocked trout, East Alaska small to medium perch, bluegills, and crappies, and West Alaska mostly bluegills and sunfish.

Howie’s Tackle, (920) 746-9916.

Algoma Chamber of Commerce, (920) 487-3090.

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