Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau, St Germain, Boulder Junction, and Manitowish Waters Fishing Report


Crappie, I mean big Crappie, are on fire.  And I don't say that very often that a fish is on fire but hey!  I fished 3 different bodies of water over the last few days and if you could find deep wood, you found crappies.  Nice ones also.  One day we popped over 70 in a 4 hour trip and I'll bet the average length was 12.5" to 13".  Awesome fun.  We only kept 6 smaller ones for the frying pan.  Of course we get interrupted from time to time by a big bluegill or walleye.  What are ya gonna do.  We used 1/32 or 1/16 oz jigs with minnow styled plastics.  Brand really doesn't matter.  The pink or white jigs seemed to work the best.

Perch have been fantastic.  Crawlers and minnow plastics are the best on very light jigs.  Deep weed edges, deep wood and mud transitions are places to target.

Bass are still going strong on all levels.  Stay deep and work your way shallow to find them.  Crawlers and now plastics are starting to work very well.

Musky are starting to get more active.  A myriad of baits including Musky Suckers are working well.  We have a full compliment of them now.

Crawlers are still outfishing all other live baits, mostly, but minnows are starting to come up.  Water temps are in the lower 60s.  Plastics are starting to make their move though.

Top water is king right now.  So much fun.  If you haven't tried it, why not?

Walleyes are active and are in many different locals depending on the lake.  We caught a bunch the last few days that were everywhere.  No magic answer here.  Plastics, crawlers and minnows are working.

Bluegill are deep in the wood and grass.  Crawlers, crawlers and crawlers are working.

Northern are starting to get active with the colder water temps.

Don't wait too long to get that prostate checked or you could be dead.  Just because you can urinate doesn't mean your prostate is healthy.  Thanks for all the conversation and kind words lately guys.

Our store hours are M-Th 7am to 7pm, Friday 7am to 8pm, Sun and Sat 6am to 6pm..  Our minnows all come direct from trappers in central Wisconsin. Right now we have M-L-XL Musky suckers, crappie minnows, large fatheads, XL fatheads (Tuffys), Blacktail chubs, Northern minnows, and Walleye Suckers. We have plenty of jumbo night crawlers trucked in directly from Canada, along with Jumbo panfish worms and wax worms. As always, crawlers are available in 1dz, 2dz, 100ct and by the flat (500 ct) in dirt or bedding. And we sell waxies in bulk tubs, too.
Season Ending Clearance going on now in the shop.  Buy one item and get the second 'like' item for 50% off.  Excluded are electronics, DNR licenses, live bait and items that already have been discounted.  Included are all lures, plastics and clothing.  Only in-stock items.  Ice stuff is already coming in and we need room!

Jeff Bolander, owner of Dewey, Catchem and How Bait Shop and Guide Post at
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
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Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Thursday, 9/23/2021