A local guide reports - Our area lakes are making some good ice. Many of our area lakes have a minimum of 7 inches. Anglers are driving ATVs and setting up permanent shacks on the ice. With the lack of heavy snow ice travel has been fairly easy. Walleye action has been good. Medium shiners on tip ups have iced some walleyes. Late afternoons have seen the most action. Northern pike action has also been good with some nice pike taken on suckers and tip ups in fairly shallow weedy areas. Most of this actions is coming at mid day. I am sure we will see at lot more activity toward this weekend as anglers will be setting up shacks and the weather remains consistent. Good Luck Fishing!
Price County Lakes, Price County
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A local guide reports - With 4 to 6 plus inches of ice on most area lakes fishermen are getting out via foot travel. We saw some really nice catches of Crappie and Walleye from last weeks early ice and expect the bite to continue with the approaching Full Moon. P3 Plastics or Waxies on small jigs has been producing Crappie and Golden Shiners on Tip ups seems to be the most popular for Walleye. As with all ice, please be safe, if you don't know the waters stop in to the local tackle shop and ask for help.
MOON PHASE (1%)
A local guide reports - Fall walleye fishing has been holding up good. We have found more number of smaller “eater” size walleye coming on live minnows on a drop shot rig, fished very slowly. The bite has been really light and good feel is essential to detect those light hits. At times hi-viz line has helped with visual strike detection as well. We have been picking up some nice bonus perch on the minnow and drop shot rig as well. Some of the larger walleye have been coming on a jig and soft plastic combination – fewer numbers but bigger fish. The fish are a little spread over the depths with some in deeper water, but some surprisingly shallow yet in the 4 to 7 foot depth range.
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It could be the weather or it could be the upcoming deer hunt but either way there were not many anglers out the last few days. This didn’t keep the muskies from biting but the fish are moving deeper out on the basins and are moving slower as water temps continue to drop. What a difference a week makes. The smaller area lakes are getting close to freeze up and with the below average temps headed our way later this week we may start to see some ice forming along the shore. Live bait on these lakes has pretty much been it. I did get out on some deep glacier lakes and found some success on the trolling bite. This usually means covering a lot of water and moving from deep gravel drop offs to suspended fish over lake basins following bait fish schools. Grandmas, jakes and matlocks are good choices for this type of fishing. It’s almost that time to start getting the tip ups and jigging sticks ready.
Good Luck Fishing!
MOON PHASE (61%)
Another Price County guide reports - Muskie action continued to be very consistent with many fish taking suckers. The muskies have begun to move out from shallow water. We located many of our fish off the first break in about 10-12 ft. Fish are moving into the wintering areas of the mid lake basins as the water temps continue to drop. Casting along the breaks provided follows from some very nice muskies. Bull dawgs, medusa, and lake x rubber baits provided most of the casting action. Suckers set below bobbers about 5-6ft down on quick set rigs had the best results. Slow drifts along those break lines are key. Anglers should stay off the trolling motors to keep from spooking fish. Looks like the weather will give us at least another 2 weeks.
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46° - 50° F
40° - 45° F
A local guide reports - The musky fishing is on fire with the larger fish eating, water temps range from 38 to 44 in much of the area. Swimbaits, big cranks and suckers have been on the menu this week. Pictured are just some of the fish that visited my boat this week.
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Here is a report to go with the photos that were posted yesterday - According to a local fishing guide - If you're an outdoor person now is the time of the year to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall colors that our area is providing. We are near peak or peaking in north central Wisconsin. Our area has experienced an influx of hunters pursuing birds and deer and with some success. Actually anglers who have been able to get on the water are also enjoying some heavy nets. Muskie action has been very good with s strong shallow water bite. Suicks, bull dawgs and live bait are seeing action. Anglers should look for any green weeds in shallow water. Muskies have been on those shallow weed edges. Lunar activity has provided for some bigger fish catches. Our shallow lakes are mixing with water temps around fifty. The large deeper gin clear lakes are still in pre turnover but a few cold nights and some heavy winds should get them mixing as well. This is a great time for our sportsman to get in on the blast and cast.
Muskie fishing is picking up on Price County area lakes. Request visitor information by clicking on our partner name below. See you soon in Price County! Photos: 40 inch, 46 inch and 44 inch Muskies.
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A local fishing guide report: The fall colors have begun to pop! Water temperatures are dropping. The walleye and muskie action were good this past week. Muskies have moved up really shallow. Buck tails, jerk baits and some top water baits saw action. Many of our fish were right at the boat. Perch color baits received the most amount of action. Casters should be putting baits very close to shore on the inside weed line. Weeds are dying but there are still some good green patches left. Sucker action has also picked up with more fish aggressively grabbing baits. We also had some success on walleyes on the weed edges working twisters and ¼ oz jigs. Casting parallel to the weed edges and slowly popping the baits back to the boat. The fish were aggressive and the bite was during the afternoon. These fish have also followed bait fish from deeper water. This pattern should remain until after turnover. PRICE COUNTY TOURISM DEPARTMENT PHOTOS NOTE:These fall color photos were taken one day apart, 10/1/18 and 10/2/18, at the Lower Dam Flowage boat landing on the North Fork of the Flambeau River in Park Falls.
MOON PHASE (97%)
A local Muskie Guide Reports - There is definitely a change in the air. Water temps have dropped into the mid sixties and muskies are on the prowl. Many of our fish are moving on crank baits but suckers and bucktails are also seeing action. Muskie are beginning to move very shallow while others are located off the remaining weed lines on the first break. Our weeds are disappearing quickly as the days get shorter. This week’s weather is calling for highs in the fifties and lows in the thirties. This should bring water temps more in line with seasonal patterns. Look for muskies to continue to move up shallow until turnover.