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Central Wisconsin Fishing Report – July 24th, 2015


Bucktails and topwaters are triggering muskies on the weedbeds of Lake Wapogasset and slack-water areas on the Apple River. Jigs and leeches have been the ticket for walleyes on the weedlines of Half Moon Lake, Balsam Lake, Pike Lake, and Upper Turtle Lake.

Lucky Baits (715) 268-6231


Salmon fishing in Door County continues to stay hot pretty much from every Lake Michigan port along the Door Peninsula. The best depths have been as shallow as 60 feet all the way out to that 150-foot mark, while fishing the top 60 feet. Flasher and Howie fly combinations are working, along with an assortment of spoons like Maulers, Moonshine, Pro Kings, and Silver Streaks in glow and regular colors.

Walleye fishing can be classed as good down around the Chaudoir’s Dock area. The best depths have been in that 25- to 30-foot range. The best baits have been Husky Jerks, Flicker Shads, Reef Runners, and crawler harnesses

Perch fishing has been upgraded from poor to OK. It’s definitely not the fishing like the old days, but we are now hearing of some fair catches. The best areas to try are downtown Sturgeon Bay, Sawyer Harbor, Little Sturgeon, and some of the deeper water off Chaudoir’s Dock. Fathead minnows and crawler pieces have been the best live baits.

Howie’s Tackle, (920) 746-9916

Algoma Chamber of Commerce, (920) 487-3090


Walleye fishing has been going fairly strong on Green Bay as fishermen spread out and find active fish in a variety of areas – near-shore structure, around islands, off-shore reefs. It really doesn’t matter; anglers are finding walleyes everywhere.

Smokey’s on the Bay Bait, Tackle and Guide Service, (920) 436-0600


The Petenwell Flowage has been producing lots of white bass, with short walleyes and sheepshead mixed in. Castle Rock Flowage also has been producing white bass, especially in areas where creeks dump into the lake. A few larger muskies were reported during the week in the late-evening hours. Water temperatures have been consistently in the mid-70s. The algal bloom has begun, and finding cleaner water is the key.

Catfish have been active below the Petenwell Dam, along with white bass right in the current. Inconsistent water levels have been hindering fishermen below the Castle Rock Flowage. Some slot walleyes are being caught early and late in the day.

Northern pike have been very active on Goose Lake in eastern Adams County.

Lake Mason continues to produce crappies on jigs tipped with minnows.

Petenwell Sports, (608) 564 7707

Castle Rock Dam Bait Shop, (608) 339-2967

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