Jeff Bolander's Fishing Reports and Conditions for Minocqua,
St Germain, Lac du Flambeau, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters Wisconsin


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FISHING REPORTS:

I was reprimanded by a shop visitor that I hadn't posted in a couple of weeks again. Sorry. Just soooo busy with both shops and guiding almost every day now. I've fished the Boulder Junction, Minocqua, St Germain, Arbor Vitae and Lac du Flambeau lakes. But not much has changed. Water temps are knocking the dust off of 80.

Weather has been pretty steady and high skies and humid almost every day. That makes for really good fishing. It doesn't matter what type of weather it is as long as it is consistent, fish like it. Winds changes in stable weather can change things but only where you fish. Fish those weed blown shorelines folks. Fish where the bait is and eventually it makes its way into the wind blown shorelines. Even if the fish are in 20 FOW they will usually be on the wind blown side.

Weed edges right next to that deep water has been key for finding fish. Find those deep weeds and grass and you'll probably find fish, all kinds. So many people are afraid to fish in those 20-40 FOW. That's where the fish might be. I see people fishing shorelines in the middle of the day with high skies and calm conditions and they're not catching anything but little ones. In the meantime my boat has been inching out into deeper water as the sun gets higher and we're still pounding the big ones. The other day with clients on a relatively clear lake we started catching fish in 6 FOW. 4 hours later we were still catching fish in 25-30 FOW.

One more tip before I close. I taught a young fellow how to wacky worm and ned jig the other day. I know a lot of folks wacky worm but ned heading is pretty cool too. It's a 3-4" piece of plastic that floats and makes you wanna order a pizza because it is garlic infused. You put it on a ned head jig and it sits vertical to the bottom. Twitching it makes it look like a crayfish or minnow nudging the bottom. Keep you line taught and you'll feel the fish suck it right up. It's a lot of fun for bass and walleyes. Com'on in the shop and we'll show you another way to have fun.

Here comes a lady with a bucket. Gotta go!
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Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How Bait Shop and Guide Post at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
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Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 12:26:09 (PDT)


I was reprimanded by a shop visitor that I hadn't posted in a couple of weeks again. Sorry. Just soooo busy with both shops and guiding almost every day now. But not much has changed.

Weather has been pretty steady and high skies and humid almost every day. That makes for really good fishing. It doesn't matter what type of weather it is as long as it is consistent, fish like it. Winds changes in stable weather can change things but only where you fish. Fish those weed blown shorelines folks. Fish where the bait is and eventually it makes its way into the wind blown shorelines. Even if the fish are in 20 FOW they will usually be on the wind blown side.

Weed edges right next to that deep water has been key for finding fish. Find those deep weeds and grass and you'll probably find fish, all kinds. So many people are afraid to fish in those 20-40 FOW. That's where the fish might be. I see people fishing shorelines in the middle of the day with high skies and calm conditions and they're not catching anything but little ones. In the meantime my boat has been inching out into deeper water as the sun gets higher and we're still pounding the big ones. The other day with clients on a relatively clear lake we started catching fish in 6 FOW. 4 hours later we were still catching fish in 25-30 FOW.

One more tip before I close. I taught a young fellow how to wacky worm and ned jig the other day. I know a lot of folks wacky worm but ned heading is pretty cool too. It's a 3-4" piece of plastic that floats and makes you wanna order a pizza because it is garlic infused. You put it on a ned head jig and it sits vertical to the bottom. Twitching it makes it look like a crayfish or minnow nudging the bottom. Keep you line taught and you'll feel the fish suck it right up. It's a lot of fun for bass and walleyes. Com'on in the shop and we'll show you another way to have fun.

Here comes a lady with a bucket. Gotta go!
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Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' 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
and see piles of fish photos at Up North Fishing Photos at

www.UpNorthFishingPhotos.com.
Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 12:24:09 (PDT)


All in all we've had a beautiful early summer weather-wise. Catching fish or not it's hard not to enjoy a day on the water with this weather. And yes, fortunately the bite has stayed very good on almost all species. But as usual there seems to be a different dominate species each day. I never could figure out how you could catch mostly walleye one day, the next mostly bass and the next mostly bluegill, on the same lake with the same presentations. Good question. Solve that one and you could get rich.

The only weather we've had lately that affected the fishing were the storms we got that poured 8-10 inches of water on our northwoods. Those really sent the flowages into a mucky flow and a lot of lakes too! I fished one lake today that is normally pretty clear but it looked like a lake in southern Illinois, all brown and mucky. We had to have the bait right in front of their noses to get a bite as the visibility was pretty bad.

Crawlers and leeches have been the bait of choice in my boat lately. Minnows work but are hard to keep alive in the warm weather. The plastics are starting to work better too. Small twisters to large rib worms and wacky worms are producing fish. Cranks are still working pretty good but mostly for me the surface baits have been king in this arena.

Knock on wood I hope the bite continues. It's been a very good year so far and looking at the weather coming up I see no reason why it can't continue. The basic advice stays the same. Fish green weeds next to deep water, the higher the sun in a cloudless sky go deeper, the less wind there is cast out farther and for goodness sake, HAVE FUN!!!
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Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' 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
and see piles of fish photos at Up North Fishing Photos at

www.UpNorthFishingPhotos.com.
Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 14:18:01 (PDT)


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