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Lake Minocqua, Oneida County

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6/5/19 @ 12:02 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Dock Espe
User since 5/1/18

I picked a good day to forget my net. I fished from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 2 on the public pier in 15 feet of water. I used leeches under slip bobbers.

At 9:30 a.m., I caught an 11-inch largemouth, which I released. At 10:30 a.m., I caught about a 12-inch walleye, but I couldn't get it on the dock because of the aforementioned forgotten net. I didn't get a single nibble the final 5 hours. Arrgh.

Although it was a slow fishing day, boat traffic was delightfully light. I saw more fishing boats than pontoons and not a single jet ski. I'm sure boat traffic will increase substantially as schools release for the summer. Get out there while you can.

5/8/19 @ 9:28 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (16%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
Dock Espe
User since 5/1/18

I fished from 2:45-7:30 p.m. May 7 on the public pier in 15 feet of water. I used shiner minnows under slip bobbers. I caught 13-, 15-, and 18-inch walleyes. All were released.

I couldn't detect a pattern. Each bite occurred at least an hour apart. If you're patient enough, perhaps you can catch the occasional rogue walleye cruising the dock pilings.

5/6/19 @ 1:13 PM
Dock Espe
User since 5/1/18

Thank you, Lovinfishin. It's a photo I'll always treasure.

5/6/19 @ 1:11 PM
Lovinfishin
Lovinfishin
User since 2/9/05

Hello I’m the guy that took your picture that 25 was a heck of a nice catch.

5/6/19 @ 9:47 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent
Dock Espe
User since 5/1/18

I fished from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 4 on the public dock in 15 feet of water. I caught 17-, 18-, 19-, and 25-inch walleyes* all on shiner minnows and slip bobbers. As usual, I missed at least 3 nice bites.

The bites all occurred between noon-4 p.m., which happened to coincide with the solunar major fishing period. I never paid much attention to the solunar calendar, but maybe I'll start now.

After a slow start, it turned into a wonderful opener with fantastic weather, light boat traffic, and a lunker or two.

* all fish were released

5/5/19 @ 6:27 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
JeffTCG
Jeff Bolander
User since 8/25/13

FISHING REPORTS:

Another anticipated Opener has come and gone. The weather was great and the fishing was pretty good depending on the body of water. Here's where we seem to be right now from my experiences and reliable reports. The darker bodies of water, like the flowages and some reservation lakes, the water temps are near or at 50 degrees. A lot of the walleyes being caught are all spawned out. The bigger clearer lakes like Minocqua, Big and Little Saint Germain, Big and Little Arbor Vitae, have just lost their ice so their water temps are in the low 40's still. The walleyes there seem to be in the middle of the spawn or just getting at it. The smaller lakes like Mid, Little John and Arrowhead, Lost and Found, the water temp is in the mid to upper 40's and the walleyes are right in the middle of the spawn. Expect these conditions to gradually move forward in the spawn over the next week or two as the water temps continue to rise. If you want walleyes now get to those bodies of water that the temps are the highest on as the males should be feeding after the spawn and they will soon be followed by those bigger females. The larger minnows and baits seem to be working the best.

In the meantime the pike have been pretty active. Small or big, they are coming on stronger each day. Today we actually caught half of them on crawlers, as well as XL Fats and Blacktail chubs. When we used the crawlers a few perch got in on the action, too.

The forecast for fishing is looking really good. The walleyes are about a week away from becoming very active on most lakes. Get out there in the evening, if you can, with a Fire Tiger Rapala, casting those rocky shorelines. Of course many other baits will work as well but the FT Original never goes out of style.

A quick note about the Dewey Catchem and How bait shops this year. We have basically shut down our wholesale bait operations and moved that pricing into the bait shops in Minocqua and Arbor Vitae. For example, you can now get jumbo night crawlers for only $5 for 2 doz and $2.75 for 1 doz. And these are all in Fat n Sassy bedding. Another example is $2 for a scoop of crappie minnows. And these are everyday prices. Plus, if you join our BAIT BUCKS program, which is free, you can save even more. For every $100 you spend over time you get a $10 credit. There are a few exceptions but not many. We invite you to take advantage and sign up today.

Get out there and have some fun folks. It's gonna get better every day now. And if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong!
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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

Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 16:23:52 (PDT)

4/26/19 @ 10:06 AM
Dock Espe
User since 5/1/18

Anyone know if there is open water by the Highway 51 public fishing pier? I assume there is, but I don't want to drive 2 hours in vain. Thank you.

4/22/19 @ 9:01 PM
3way
User since 1/23/16

Thanks for all the reports Kurt Justice very informative 

4/22/19 @ 7:58 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous
JeffTCG
Jeff Bolander
User since 8/25/13

Here's the latest ice report. It's like an old man's grass. STAY OFF!  I predict we'll be launching our boats by the 30th in the Minocqua area.

2/17/19 @ 2:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (95%)
Waxing Gibbous
fossenrf
User since 6/3/10

Was up to see family and managed to get out for a few hours yesterday.  A couple walleye on tip ups were released and kept a few perch for a small meal.  Walking on the lake was difficult with the snow/slush.

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