Minocqua Area and Northern Wisconsin
Welcome to the Minocqua Area - Nature's Original Water Park. We call it that because it's located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country. Here there are thousands of lakes, rivers and streams that literally saturate the geography. And vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling and more. There's no admission fees and we're open year round!
While my Packers are doing their best imitations of my Cubs, all of a sudden stinking to high heaven, the fishing is actually not bad. Crappie and Walleye are still being caught deep, 20-60 feet of water, on a minnow and a jig. The deeper the water, the bigger the minnow that needs to be used. Sure there are exceptions to this as a few are reporting still catching big walleyes on big minnows in real shallow water. But these are usually on bodies of water that don't have any deep water. But one rule is hard fast. Find the green weeds (heard that one before?) and if you pull up brown weeds, move on.
Musky bite on suckers is still very good but the nasty weather is scaring off a lot of fisherman. If you go out now you are liable to have the whole lake to yourself! The next bunch of days are suppose to be really nice and just might be the last chance for decent fishing conditions before ice up. Take advantage if you can. And be patient. The bite windows are small.
Just a couple of reminders. Wednesday November 11th we will be giving away FREE live bait in the shop to any veteran. Details are posted in the shop. Also the shop will be closed from Monday November 16th and will re-open on Wednesday December 2nd. It is a small break to relax a little and get ready for the much looked forward to "first ice". Book those guided ice fishing trips early as I have a feeling its gonna be a good season! So this will be my last report until the beginning of December. Happy Thanksgiving and hunting y'all...
Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com