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6/10/21 @ 3:31 PM
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John Andrew
USER SINCE 8/10/09

(NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED!)

More fantastic clients and every body is a new friend.

All 3 days of these individual trips with these new friends had a fantastic Northern Wisconsin trip for fishing.

All fish on plastics for this time of year, for my Guide service. Live bait will become mandatory for numbers of fish in the very near future and again, for my Guide service.

The hot weather will be dropping off and rain showers will be part of our weather the next few days.

A few openings in September and October.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative  people.

God Bless
John Andrew



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6/10/21 @ 7:32 AM
Hands Up
USER SINCE 1/9/19

Tdrew: try Surprise Lake in Crandon.

6/9/21 @ 6:18 PM
tdrew9851
USER SINCE 4/16/15
I’m going to be going in forest county/vilas county next week. Was wondering if there are any good lakes to try for walleye. Don’t mind jigging, trolling, casting. Just looking to get into something. Pm with pointers if you want. Thanks!

6/8/21 @ 1:26 PM
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esoxal
USER SINCE 6/29/01

Bass bite is good and post spawn transitions are underway.  Topwater bite has been going good for a week already.  Big bluegills are guarding beds and very vulnerable.  Please release those big bills.  Fished a shallow, dark bottomed lake yesterday and had surface temps over 80 degrees.  If the heat continues to be relentless it may impact catch and release fishing for some species on some bodies of water.

6/8/21 @ 12:37 PM
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Kurt Justice
USER SINCE 5/12/04

WOW!  We got hit with a heatwave for those of us in Northern Wisconsin this past weekend!   Temps in the low 90’s pushed lake surface temps into the 70’s and threw off some fish and anglers alike!  We are well into the bluegill spawning stage on many lakes while some large and cooler lakes still have bedding Smallmouth.

Bluegills:  Very Good – With gills moving into shallow with many bedding up already.  The Bluegill fishing has been hot!  Poppers, small leeches, thunderbugs, and tiny tubes all working.  Be kind at this vulnerable time as studies show that large male Bluegill are very important for maintaining quality Bluegills.  These males are very important for guarding nests, so treat these fish like bass!  Get ‘em back to their nest quickly to provide good year classes for the future.

Smallmouth Bass:  Very Good – Many done with spawn, but hitting tubes, creature baits and 3” swimbaits.  Season Catch and Release only until June 19th.  Big smallies to 5 ½# reported over the weekend.

Walleye:  Good - Fair – Heat and sun hurt daytime bite though some good catches reported during windows of activity.  Leeches hot bait, but Chubs also producing in and along weed beds of 7-14’.  Some anglers working swimbaits and Gulp minnows on 1/8 – ¼ oz jigs.  Reporting hard hits working weeds.

Musky:  Good – Fair – Large swimbaits and Marabou Bucktails were the ticket over the weekend.   Action improved as the heat cycle extended.  Evening action on top water picking up also.

Northern Pike:  Good – Fair – Fast moving Spinnerbaits and Chatterbaits best.  Fish thick weeds for best action;  Weedless Swimjig with Swimbait trailer also good.

Crappies:  Good – Fair – Need to fan cast weed tops in 7-12’ with small Twister tails to locate; then fish small minnows at weed top level or just below.

Largemouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Good action on tube jigs along inside weed edges.  Wacky Worms effective late morning through mid-afternoon until the sun lowers, then start up top-water Whopper Ploppers!

Yellow Perch:  Good – Fair – Still not getting much direct attention, but thunderbugs and medium leeches around drowned timber or weed flats of 8-10’ best.

The early heat is playing havoc on wild bait trappers.   Leeches are in short supply, while Redtailed Chubs, Black Chubs, Walleye Suckers, Mud Minnows and DACE are almost impossible to find.  Try experimenting with more swimming style plastics where applicable.  Fathead and crawler supplies still good.

 

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6/7/21 @ 4:13 PM
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pik3n3y3z
pik3n3y3z
USER SINCE 10/20/07

Had a great weekend up in Vilas. Despite quite hot temps, the water got a jolt for sure but i never saw anything more than 74 surface temps, most of the time was 71 while i was out. We fished 4 people, 4 lakes, and boated 281 fish. The action's good for now on crappie/smallmouth/rock bass and perch. We picked out a couple largemouth bluegills, and even fewer pike and walleyes, but the action never ceased. 

Spent most time fishing 5 to 11 FOW, found rocks and lumber to hold chunks of fish, while weed edges seemed more dainty to get fish from. Saw beds on and off, some fish there, some were vacant. Didnt need to fish'm, we were doing well on the structures as we putted along. Threw mepps, plastics, shallow rapala's seemed to catch fish on everything to some degree. Be back in a month! 

6/6/21 @ 3:58 PM
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John Andrew
USER SINCE 8/10/09

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More great people.

These guys had the time of there lives reeling in fish, laughing, telling jokes, sharing there good times.

Some of the best. My hat goes off to you. Posting is ongoing.

All fish on live bait. These fish were soft biting but would not let go. The warm spell will last a few more days. The last 2 days by 3 PM it has been above or close to 90 degrees. A cool down is forecast this Saturday, for now.

 A few openings in September and October.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative  people.

God Bless
John Andrew


6/3/21 @ 7:49 PM
CMunyon
USER SINCE 5/12/16

Nice report guys,thanks.I will post one when i get back.

6/3/21 @ 4:31 PM
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John Andrew
USER SINCE 8/10/09

(NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED!)

More fantastic clients. You guys are some of the best.

The cool rain of today was short lived.

Our fish are aggressive and hitting hard. Live bait for the Eyes. Weeds are best for us, now. Multiple lakes are producing and still during mid day. This is going to change.

The hot and humid weather during the next several days will force our bite to be more early and late in the day, depending where you are located and which lake or river you are fishing.

A few openings in September and October.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative  people.

God Bless
John Andrew


6/3/21 @ 2:10 PM
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JeffTCG
Jeff Bolander
USER SINCE 8/25/13

FISHING REPORTS:

Honestly, the fishing has really picked up.  This is why early to mid June is my favorite time of the year. When you hook a fish you usually don't know what it will be until it gets to the boat.  The Crappie, Bluegill, Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass and Rock Bass are in some stage of the spawning process.  What stage they are in depends on the lake.  Smaller darker lakes will be weeks ahead of the larger clearer lakes.

Today we were on one of those larger clearer lakes and the fish were right up against the shore line in the bushes.  We caught crappie, bass and bluegill.  We used mini mites and minnows.  We lost a lot of bobbers cuz like i said, we needed the bait to be right up next to or in the wooded brush.  Two feet outside of it... nothing.  But that was that lake. And we didn't know that until we started fishing.  You gotta figure it out, folks.

A couple of days ago we were catching bass and walleye in 10-15 fow on crawlers only.  Luckily the water temperature on that lake was over 60 so when I fell in off the pier getting out of the boat it wasn't too cold.  First time for me.  Pretty funny it was.  Sorry you missed it.

The weeds are greening up nicely.  Stay near their deep edges.  That's where all the action is.  Even if they're not biting that's where they are staging.  Remember the spawning process.  Week before the spawn they are all feeding.  During the spawn on the beds for a week the males are protecting.  After the spawn the females recover and the males feed for a week and then the females feed for a week.  This is not perfect scientific timing but you get the idea.

So the panfish are rocking now and so are the walleye.  Depending on the lake walleye are in 10-20 fow during the day and shallow rocks and weeds during low light period.  Most lakes crawlers are successful while the usual larger deeper lake the minnows still rule.

Its great to see all the folks in the northwoods again.  Lots of smiles and lots of sun tans developing!  Get out there with your family and friends and make some memories...

Our store hours are M-T-W-Th 6am to 7pm, Fr 6am to 10pm, Sat 6am to 7pm and Sunday 6am to 5pm.

Our minnows all come direct from trappers in central Wisconsin. Right now we just have crappie minnows, large fatheads, XL fatheads (Tuffys), Dace minnows, Blacktail chubs, River Shiners, Northern minnows and Walleye Suckers.  We have plenty of jumbo night crawlers from Canada, along with Jumbo panfish worms and wax worms.  As always, crawlers are available in 1dz, 2dz, 100ct and by the flat (500 ct) in dirt or bedding.  And we sell waxies in bulk tubs, too.  And of course we got lbs and lbs of leeches, mostly large and jumbo right now.
 
Jeff Bolander, owner of Dewey, Catchem and How Bait Shop and Guide Post at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DeweyCatchemAndHow
Check out my Up North fishing and resort web sites at www.UpNorth.info
 
 Jeff Bolander <[email protected]>
 - Thursday, 6/3/2021


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