Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau, St Germain, Boulder Junction, and Manitowish Waters Fishing Report
Fishing has been REALLY good lately. All the species are being very cooperative right now. That does not mean you don't have to put in your time and effort to do so. But if you do you should be catching fish. Small jigs and live bait worked very slowly is always a great choice. It's very common to have the folks in my boat be in awe of how small a jig we use and how slow we work it. It produces fish. And big ones! As long as you can feel the jig you are in contact with the fish.
For the most part deep weeds have been the place to catch those fish lately. On any lake I'm looking for the deepest weed lines next to deep water in that lake. There you will find almost every species. And that depth will be different with different lakes. One lake we were on a couple of days ago the weed line is at 5'. The next day the lake we were on the weeds ended at 15'. But the results were the same. Find those green weeds and you'll find fish. It's not unusual to put 5-7 species in the boat in one spot. It's a bonus is if you also find bait fish gathering in that area. Fish below them and around them. The fish follow those clouds of minnows like I used to follow the ice cream truck when I was little. (Ok, I still do)
A shot one today but if you can take advantage of the incredible weather and great fishing we got going on now, do it. The water is still rising from all the rain but water temps are getting back to normal at around the mid 70's. See ya!
FYI. Two major DNR regs to be aware of are that they extended the walleye no harvest rules on the Minocqua chain and changed the Manitowish Chain from a size exempt water to the normal state 15" rules.
FYI 2, our jumbo crawlers come directly from Canada. Crawlers went up this year for a myriad of reasons. We are doing our best to keep the prices low. We do have 2 dz jumbo crawlers for $6.75 and bulk crawler flats for $60. To order your flats in dirt or bedding please call ahead at the Minocqua shop at 715-358-5130. If you don't get a response, as they are very busy, you can always call back or call me at 715-892-2751. Also remember your 1st scoop of crappie minnows is only $2 with any purchase. We have the lowest leech prices around which come direct from Minnesota. We now have medium to jumbo leeches that we sell by the dozen, 1/4#, 1/2# and full pound. Our minnows come direct from trappers in central Wisconsin. Right now we have crappie minnows, fatheads, XL fatheads (tuffys), Walleye Suckers, Northern Bait Minnows, Redtail Chubs, Blacktail Chubs and medium and large Musky Suckers. No middleman! Fresher and lower priced.
Jeff Bolander, owner of Dewey, Catchem and How Bait Shop and Guide Post at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
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- Thursday, July 30, 2020