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4/20/20 @ 1:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
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Waning Crescent
JeffTCG
Jeff Bolander
User since 8/25/13

Boy, what a winter for ice fishing.  We didn't think it could get much worse but now we have COVID-19 issues to deal with.  And at this time we have a state government that thinks it's ok to congregate at Walmart or a Liquor store but not at their local state boat landings.  Sheesh.  But let's not go there cuz it just gets me and everybody else all riled up.  We gotta use our heads here people.  Our freedoms are at stake not to mention our livelyhoods.  Please no more personal attacks.  Everybody really wants the same thing.  Let's get back to getting mad at someone for stealing our fishing spot or coming to close to us on a jetski while we're fishing.  Ah, memories.

The fishing right now is unknown.  We are right in the middle of not having enough ice to walk on and to much to put a boat on the water.  What fishing there is is being done on the rivers and smaller shallower lakes.  And by smaller I mean 100 acres or less and by shallow I mean 10' or less.  The water temps on the open water is in the mid to lower 40s.  Our weather forecast says we should be in the upper 50s pretty steady now to the Opener.  Most of the lakes around here should open up this week.

Speaking of the Opener, I was just asked on a Radio interview if we'll have one.  Well I can tell you for sure we will.  And it's gonna be great!  I don't care what the weather is or how the fishing is shaping up it will be great to get out there and continue the tradition.  Only difference is we'll have to pay attention to social distancing and hygiene more than we might have in the past.  No problem, right!  More on the Opener coming in future reports.

As far as the store goes, we are open starting Wednesday the 22nd from 7am to 6pm.  Come on in, browse, look around for that magic bait and talk about some fishing.  We'll have a full compliment of minnows including the bigger ones as for the first time this year we can fish for bass (catch and release only) after April 1.  Our crawlers should be arriving from Canada this weekend.  I talked to the Canadian crawler supplier this morning and he informed me that the prices will be higher, up 40%, than last year because they are having a hard time getting pickers to work the fields as those pickers usually come from outside of Canada.  But keep your distance though and don't feel offended if we don't shake your hand and are continually wiping down the surfaces with disinfectants.

Let's stay positive and get through this together.  Don't let what one person or group says represent a whole people.  For example, don't think that the northwoods doesn't want folks from the southern part of the state or any other state come and visit us.  It's not true.  Just be smart about it as we don't have the medical resources that you may be use to from where you came. Later!
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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
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]>
 - Monday, April 20, 2020

4/16/20 @ 2:16 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent
Kurt Justice
User since 5/12/04

Following a 10” snow dump and some very cold (for April) temps of high single digits to low teens, Ice fishing for all extents and purposes is over except for the south end of Big Arbor Vitae where safe ice remains.

Crappies, some Gills and Perch are being caught.

Pond behind the shop opened to about 80% last week, then refroze.  Will likely reopen over weekend.

With latest news of stay at home order for Wisconsin being extended, not sure how, or if, opener will occur.

We will post updates as we know more.

Kurt's Island Sport Shop
(715) 356-4797
4/4/20 @ 12:12 PM
winger22
User since 6/20/06

They got it right here.

Like a mid-March letter from officials in Door County, Wisconsin, the southwest Michigan letters discourage short-term stays, not the use of second homes by their owners.
 
Second-home owners “are stakeholders in our communities who help keep our economy afloat,” said Toni Morris, who owns the Yellow Bird Vacations management company in New Buffalo. Health officials in the region previously told Crain’s that if second-home owners are staying in one place, not shuttling back and forth between homes, they’re in compliance with the stay-home order.

4/1/20 @ 12:12 PM
JigRod
User since 11/16/01

I think if one can get to their property "up north" without any interaction with others they should be able too go. I would never tell someone who lives "up north" not to seek medical attention down state if they can't get what they need where they live even if they have a infectious disease.

4/1/20 @ 11:11 AM
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MOON PHASE
First Quarter
JeffTCG
Jeff Bolander
User since 8/25/13

Well said Kurt.  While the fishing is good right now I am begging the folks from out of town to please follow our state's directives and stay home until this is over.  It's not about disliking you or not showing respect for the fact that you support us in so many ways.  It's about life and death.  

I have many friends up here, including very close family members, that if they caught the virus they would most likely die because of their preexisting conditions.  That's a pretty stiff penalty because you couldn't wait a few more weeks before you come north to clean a cabin or catch a bluegill.  

We don't have the medical facilities under these current circumstances to take care of you.  We might not have enough for ourselves.  So please, put off the trip until we are all in a better situation.  Or if you must come up bring your own supplies, don't visit any stores and then go back.

I hope you can understand our position here.  Thanks in advance for all your support.

Jeff Bolander
715-892-2751

3/31/20 @ 7:26 PM
JimiJigs
User since 1/15/20

It could be 1 year - 18 month's before a proven vaccine or cure for the virus. I certianly understand wanting people to wait until the Governor's order is lifted,but expecting people not to come to their property that they own, pay taxes on and have to maintain is simply living in a state of mind other than reality . I love the full time residents of the north woods, But after the Govenor lifts the order, if anyone is worried or uncomfortable with people coming up to their properties, than " They " should stay safely in their homes . Not looking for confrontation either , just my heart felt opinion. 

3/31/20 @ 10:39 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (43%)
Waxing Crescent
Kurt Justice
User since 5/12/04

Here it is the end of March, never thought the ice would last this long, but there are lots of other things going on in the world we wouldn’t have thought either.

This report is for those in the area, social distancing, but still looking to get out in the warming temps and enjoy the outdoors.  There is still ice, with 12-15” still on the lakes, the panfish are still biting.  We did hear of an UTV going through the ice on the Rainbow, with dropping water levels, Flowages not a safe choice.  Starting Thursday, when highs are forecasted to be into the 50’s for 5 straight days, expect conditions to deteriorate quickly.

For those not in our area, its not that we don’t want you here, our area’s economics depend heavily on your visits to help keep our businesses afloat.  We are here because you come here!  But for now, due to our undersized health facilities, the health of our residents, as well as your own, we ask you to stay at home until a cure for the virus can be found.

I know for myself; I love being part of a profession that helps to share the outdoors with so many visitors each year.  Our lakes, woods and streams will still be here to share with all of you when this passes.   Let’s do all we can to ensure we can all get out and share this together when it does.

Please no harsh post or comments, they aren’t needed, they won’t change anyone’s minds.   While we still are doing a curbside business for those wishing to do some, we are cutting hours and staff and doing all we can to safeguard our customers, staff and vendors.

I know that myself and those of my staff of faith are praying for an end to this disease.  I hope you’re praying with us.

Kurt's Island Sport Shop
(715) 356-4797
3/26/20 @ 8:32 PM
newoodhntr
MEMBER since 12/11/01

Happy to report Aquatic Arts are able to sell bait again. 

3/25/20 @ 8:22 PM
newoodhntr
MEMBER since 12/11/01

Aquatic Arts bait shop in Tomahawk  was shut down today here’s their Facebook post.  

Well we were just shut down for 30 days, we are not allowed to sell live bait or anything as a drive up service at all even though we do not let customers in the store but the bars, restaurants and fast food places can do it. So someone wants some bait to go fishing to forget about all the worries and relax for awhile I think that we offer a necessity for that reason. 

We will keep everyone posted as to when we can open again

3/25/20 @ 9:23 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent
JeffTCG
Jeff Bolander
User since 8/25/13

FISHING REPORTS:

   As it is usual for this time of year, and the approaching "late ice", the fishing is improving greatly. When the oxygen-filled water starts to run into the lakes thru the holes and cracks the fish get energized and start to feed again. It has been a while, for sure. I haven't had a chance to get on the water the past week so I'm going by what my experienced fisherpeople are telling me. The one consistent piece of advice is fish early and late in the day. The type of baits working are many. As usual, everybody is employing the only method that works (for them). The ice conditions are still very good with little or no snow on top. Get some cleats for those slick areas. You don't want to break a hip!

As far as the state shut-down goes, here's where I stand. I want to endorse the idea of minimizing unneeded contact to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Social distancing is important. With that said, Dewey Catchem and How will now be open Tuesday thru Saturday. I will not have any employees working. Myself and my wife have to be here to continue to set up for the open water season. We will be offering "Curbside Service".  Come to the door and knock or call our phone number 715-358-5130 and we will bring you what you need to the door.  You can even call ahead of time if you'd like and we'll have your order ready for you.  You can still pay with cash or credit card.  Thank you for your cooperation.
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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
 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]>

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