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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!

Fishing Report


Every time someone asks me what time of year is my favorite time for fishing I always respond late May until late June. This year is turning out no different.

Crappie just finished up spawning on most lakes and are taking a small breather before they go on the post spawn feed. You can catch them on the normal Crappie bait, small minnows, small plastics, waxies and half a crawler. Try a Kastmaster as it is fun to feel them slam that bait.

Most perch are deep and being caught on half a crawler or smaller. We have some red/panfish worms in the shop that are the best we have ever had. They work real well for perch and bluegills.

Speaking of gills, they always jump up to the shorelines when the crappie leave and this year is no different. Work a panfish worm, wiggling plastic and even the aforementioned Kastmaster thru shallow weeds and sand bars that border the weeds. Some VERY nice fish are being caught.

Northern will be caught fishing for anything else as always. If you want to target them tip a spinner bait with a white twister tail and cast those shallow GREEN weeds and have a ball.

Bass, especially small mouth, are hot. They are getting beds ready. Throw cranks and crawlers into the shallow sand bars and shorelines to catch the best fighter there is. Love them small mouth.

Oh, and for the Walleye, low light is working well. If you have to fish for them in the day go deep. 20' or more depending on the clarity of the water. Trust your electronics. If they show fish at 30', fish for them. You might just get that fish of a life time!

Go get 'em. Good things happen to those that bait!

Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DeweyCatchemAndHow

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