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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


Sorry for the lateness of my report but the fish have kept me and my clients VERY busy. Let's get to it.

Walleye have been sluggish during daylight hours. It's a very light bite on crawlers or chubs. Slow drag works in the weeds on weedless jigs tipped with meat. Once you feel the bite you gotta let them take it and hope they don't drop it. The good news is the walleye bite is getting a little better each day. We just need some consistent weather which is coming starting today.

Bluegills are in less than 10' of water either on shore or on shallow sand or rock bars. Crawlers work best but you can catch them on slow moving plastics too. The bass are right there with them. Small mouth and large mouth are active and hitting hard. Crawlers, leeches and your favorite rib worm are working well. We caught 20 in less than 2 hours the other night. Love those fighters.

Crappie are scattered. We caught a few lately mixed in with the gills and bass. The last couple of days they been getting more aggressive. I've been seeing them suspended over deeper water but the ones that are biting are chasing bait in less than 10' of water. Twister tails and leeches.

Perch are deep and scattered. Nice ones are being caught but it's been one here and one there. Twister tails, crawlers and leeches.

The northern are biting well too. I hit a local lake a couple nights ago to get a little guy a northern or two with his dad. We pitched spinner baits and got hit by nice northern and largemouth bass for about 4 hours straight. Brodie put a nice 4# largemouth in the boat but he missed many many more cuz he had a hard time setting the hook hard enough. But his smile was huge!

Time to get back at them. I'm looking forward to a fabulous weekend of putting fish in the boat. Remember take dad or go with dad on the water this weekend. He'll love it if you tell him what an incredible dad he is...

Jeff Bolander of Dewey Catch'em and How Fishing Guides and Bait Shop
PO Box 2089
Woodruff, WI 54568-2089

715-892-2751 Cell
Our site www.deweycatchemandhow.com

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