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TODAY @ 7:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous
John Andrew
User since 8/10/09

7-03-2020.

Best family clients you could ask for. Always asking questions, polite and respectful and today the youngster in the photo below caught the big fish of the day. Several fish released and as the past few posts, I can hear the oil on Lake Crisco popping now.

Today we fished the Presque isle Chain with very good results. Most fish are around man made wood piles. The shore line wood is always good early AM.

All fish on minnows. Slip bobbers are also good. No Fish No Pay, Guaranteed. 

Several fish caught and I can hear the oil popping on Lake Crisco now. Slip Bobbers are working over the wood and some shallow flats.

Stay positive, think clearly and do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless       John Andrew

 


7/2/20 @ 12:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous
JeffTCG
Jeff Bolander
User since 8/25/13

FISHING REPORTS: 

I can't believe it's the 4th of July holiday already.  Where the heck did June go!  With nothing much else to do fishing has taken over the northwoods.  Lots of new people to the sport are trying their hand at something many of us already love.  It's a lot of fun setting a child, or an adult for that matter, up with their very first fishing rig and baits or taking them out for their first guided trip in my boat.  It's how a lifetime of memories are made.  A rod and reel, jig and a piece of crawler with a fishing biting will bring a smile to anybody's face!

So how's the fishing?  Well the weed growth has really surged in the last few weeks.  Water temps are in the 80's in some places.  With the warm weather and all the sun we have experienced the weeds have made up for their slow growth start.  With the sun being so high in the sky for so much of the time lately the fish are buried deep in those weeds.  Find yourself a good weedless jig, there are many to choose from, and throw your leech, worm, plastic right in that thick patch.  Work your bait very slowly and gently work it through those weeds.  All of a sudden you'll feel something different and that most likely will be a fish grabbing your bait.  SET THE HOOK!  Even if it turns out that it was only weeds, so what.  Better to hooks weeds than to not hook a fish. A guiding legend of the Northwoods, Tommy Zinda, used to say, "if you're not picking weeds off your jig you aren't where the fish are at."

The other place to find your quarry now a days is on deep mud flats.  Usually the deepest part of the lake.  Fish will be beating the bottom kicking up bugs to eat.  Especially where the sand or gravel transitions into mud.  Get down there with drop shots, bottom bouncers and your favorite bait rig.  Vertical jigging will work too but obviously you can cover a lot more ground moving around.

Bluegills seem to be right in the middle or end of the spawn on most lakes.  Crawler pieces, panfish leeches and small plastics will produce.  Depending on the lake, don't be afraid to fish 15-25' deep in the weeds for them.  They like the nice cool oxygen filled deep water too.

Hey everybody, have a happy and safe 4th.  Be smart, safe and slow down.  And one more thing.  Please remember boat launches are for launching and loading your boat to or from its trailer.  Loading or unloading your boat with gear should be done in the parking lot.  If someone offers to help you cuz you're holding up the show, let them.  They probably know what they're doing and maybe you could learn something.

FYI.  Two major DNR regs to be aware of are that they extended the walleye no harvest rules on the Minocqua chain and changed the Manitowish Chain from a size exempt water to the normal state 15" rules.

FYI 2, The Lac du Flambeau reservation is open to visitors again.


FYI 3 We have plenty of fresh leeches and jumbo crawlers in.  To order your bulk leeches or flats of crawlers in dirt or bedding please call ahead at the Minocqua shop at 715-358-5130.  If you don't get a response, as they are very busy, you can always call back or call me at 715-892-2751.  Also remember your 1st scoop of crappie minnows is only $2 with any purchase.  Our minnows come direct from trappers in central Wisconsin.  Right now we have crappie minnows, fatheads, XL fatheads (tuffys), Walleye Suckers, Northern Bait Minnows, Redtail Chubs and Blacktail Chubs. No middleman!  Fresher and lower priced.
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Jeff Bolander, owner of Dewey, Catchem and How Bait Shop and Guide Post at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
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Jeff Bolander <[email protected]>
 - Thursday, July 02, 2020

7/1/20 @ 5:59 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F
John Andrew
User since 8/10/09

7-01-2020.

Yesterday was very productive in the early AM. Plastics and live bait are working well as well as trolling. As we "stay away" from all other fisherman and docks, we still produce very well.

Some of these fish were caught around 13 ft deep on a deep mud flat and some on wood piles.

Several fish caught and I can hear the oil popping on Lake Crisco now. Slip Bobbers are working over the wood and some shallow flats.

Stay positive, think clearly and do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless       John Andrew


7/1/20 @ 12:39 PM
379 Peterbilt
379 Peterbilt
User since 7/17/01

Chaw thanks. 123 I use multiple line in other counties were legal. The lake I fished up here is loaded with boats, tons of pleasure craft, pontoons, fishermen and everyone has a cell phone. The lake was nuts especially for a Tuesday. I had the one rod with a silver shad rap and the other with a green shad rap. So one of them is "on deck" at the ready. I constantly changed from one to the other. They both worked which made it even harder to pick one and stay with it lol


7/1/20 @ 11:11 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
Dave Musch
User since 5/2/08

Husband and wife with son were with me last night for some after supper walleye fishing. All fish we caught were on slip bobbers with leeches. 17 to 20 ft. gravel bar. Nine fish caught , three were over 24 inches , two were in the slot and four were as you see in the picture. Obviously the five were released. Thanks to Randy, Dana and Levi for an enjoyable experience. Eight were caught on one spot. If you're looking for a different night time experience give me a call.  Don't  want to mention this but we had 2 fish break the leader line . Should have had the drag set lighter.

7/1/20 @ 10:11 AM
fishless123
User since 9/5/14

379... not accusing you of anything, but the pix you posted suggest you were trolling with multiple lines. I hope thats not the case..... good day on the water 4 you

6/30/20 @ 8:45 PM
chaw
User since 9/11/02

Great day 379! Congrats. 

6/30/20 @ 7:06 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (76%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
379 Peterbilt
379 Peterbilt
User since 7/17/01

Today I fished a lake near Winchester and caught 3 muskys, all in about 20 FOW. All 3 were caught on Rapala deep diving shad Raps. A sse wind chop of around 8-10 mph. Water temp 74 in the morning, then 76 by mid afternoon. First musky was 36", then a 38", then a 40". The Frabil got a workout!

6/30/20 @ 6:34 PM
Mr. Walton
Mr. Walton
User since 2/27/08

Nice job TJ, Alex and Jack.

Looks like you all had a time of your life with Dad!

6/30/20 @ 4:02 PM
SleeperMike
Mike Smith
MEMBER since 6/6/09

Was out on one of are deep lakes in Vilas co today with dad TJ and his two sons Alex and Jack for some Walleye fishing. Fishing started out well with 4 on the first spot and 6 on the next spot  with 2- 27'' and 3 keepers then a couple of spots nothing and one on the last spot. Was a good day and a lot of fun for the kids that caught all the fish. Thanks guys it was a ball.   I have a few days open this week and the week end for any one that would like to get out.   Thanks

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