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

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The normal humidity levels have returned to the northwoods.  Thank goodness for that.  The heat didn't really hurt the bite any but it was sure uncomfortable out there.  Looks like it's gonna be a beautiful weekend with a small dip in temps on Monday and Tuesday and then right back up there again.  Love it.
The bluegill bite has slowed a little.  Their spawn is over and most are recovering and just starting to move off the beds.  Expect them to start to head towards cooler, deeper water where they will spend most of the rest of the summer.
The walleye are still going good.  You gotta find them as they are in different places every day and on every lake.  The one consistent MO for us is a 1/32 oz jig with a half a crawler since most are shallower than 15' deep..  Once they start heading out a little deeper we'll start to use a 1/16.  Leeches will start to work well under slip bobbers as well.
Bass are really picking up.  Just about any bass bait will catch a bass right now.  Not every day and every second but they're going pretty good right now.  If you haven't tried wacky worming or ned rigging yet, DO IT!  It's a blast.
We did really well on perch today.  Half a crawler on a 1/32 oz jig was the ticket.  There were a lot of little ones but we got enough 10"ers for a nice fish fry.  Plus two of the young gals in the boat caught their first walleyes.  On the board!
Our method each day has been the same but with completely different results.  We start out by hitting weed edges with small plastics and keep going shallower or deeper if were aren't catching anything.  Once we figure out which species is the most active in hitting our plastics then we hunker down and refine our tactics to catch more of them.
It's great to see all the folks in the northwoods again. Lots of smiles and lots of sun tans developing! Get out there with your family and friends and make some memories...
Our store hours are everyday from 6am to 7pm except for Friday 6am to 10pm. We do have our bait cleaner come in at 5:30am on Fridays and Saturdays if you have to have something really early.
Our minnows all come direct from trappers in central Wisconsin. Right now we have crappie minnows, large fatheads, XL fatheads (Tuffys), Dace minnows, Blacktail chubs, Redtail Chubs, River Shiners, Northern minnows, Mud 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. With the heat the crawlers are getting very difficult to pick and deliver therefore they are going up in price.  Hopefully those prices will come down before the end of the season.  And we sell waxies in bulk tubs, too. And of course we got lbs and lbs of leeches, most sizes right now but the prices are heading northward. It's really been hard for the trappers to get their leeches this year therefore prices have gone up as much as 50%.
Jeff Bolander, owner of Dewey, Catchem and How Bait Shop and Guide Post at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
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Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Thursday, 6/17/2021