Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau, St Germain, Boulder Junction, and Manitowish Waters Wisconsin open water and Ice Fishing Report

Thursday, 11/16/23

Honestly there's not a lot to report on fishing right.  Hardly anybody is out there, which is nice for those who are.  We hit 62 today on the thermometer but we are experiencing 1,000 mph winds (maybe a little less).  But tonight the "winter starting" cold front is coming thru.  For the foreseeable future we're looking at highs in the 30s.  And in another week the temps aren't suppose to get out of the 20s.  Com'on ice, baby.  Goodnews is in another month the days will start getting longer!!!

Again, the fishing report is pretty good as long as you stay deep.  Smallies, Walleye and Crappie are active but you gotta take the time to figure out what they want and how they want it.  Whitefish are just starting to get active and should really take off very soon.  Suckers are still temping the big Musky but again, figure the depth and then you'll be successful.

Pretty quiet otherwise.  I've gotten out a little but mostly I've been spending time putting together our Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale.  Details on that below and on the website.  It's gonna be awesome!


We have plenty of musky suckers right now. M-$10 L-$13 and XL $15

We continue to prepare for our Black Friday / Cyber-Monday days from November 24th to December 3rd.  There will be some unbelievable specials, WRJO remote broadcasts and many many giveaways and raffle prizes.  Come on in the store to check it out.  We are adding new items every day to the specials list.  We have a current list of those specials on our website.  Check them out! While you're on the site make sure to sign up for our newsletters so you will be the first to know when we add more items.

Right now for live bait we have Jumbo Crawlers, Small crawlers, Panfish Worms, Wax worms, Crappie Minnows, Regular Fatheads, XL Fatheads, Blacktails, Walleye Suckers, Northern bait, Medium, Large and XL Musky Suckers.

Our normal weekly hours are:
Monday thru Thursday from 7am to 6pm
Friday from 7am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 7am to 5pm

Let's continue to squelch a few rumors.  The shop is for sale.  Business is great but Linda and I are ready to ease into retirement.  WE ARE NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!  If you have an interest in owning and operating the largest non-franchised bait shop in Wisconsin, call our Realtor, Eric Johnson, at 715-892-1234 or call Jeff at 715-892-2751.

Jeff Bolander, owner of Dewey, Catchem and How Bait Shop and Guide Post
715-892-2751 cell