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Chuck's Sport Shop
630 N. 4th Street
Tomahawk, WI 54487
Phone: 715-453-3101

May 26, 2016

“The Spring Spawn”

Over the weekend clients and I searched for walleyes, crappies, and blue-gills. Our morning started out with light northwest winds, sunny, and water temps at 62 degrees. We cast jigs and minnows and jigs with tails in 7 to 13’ depths. The walleyes seem to prefer the artificial over live bait. We ended up with some nice keeper walleyes and then switched to the bite of the weekend, “pan-fish”. Crappies were fished in the shallows along stumps, grass, and brush casting bobbers and minnows. Nice slabs were caught in the shady spots midday; that’s the “key”. Big bluegills were caught in the shallows using a plain hook, lively worms and bobber. Hat’s off to the boys for releasing the fat female spawners.

The evening crappie bite was fantastic. The fish were on a “feeding-frenzie”. Bobbers were going down every cast and that’s exciting! We kept enough fish for a nice meal and released just as many. Congrats to Brian, Matt, and Steve. We had a great time in the beautiful Northwoods! The next day, there was high pressure weather, almost no wind, warm and water 62 to a whopping 75 degrees! Walleyes were fished in the am casting jigs and plastic in mud bottom areas. The bite was tough, but we managed to catch and release a couple. Crappies were caught and released in the hot sun using small minnows, but were a little harder to catch because they were extremely far into the cover. The gill action was super! The boys got to witness the shallow waters full of gills; it was like an aquarium full of fish at “Seaworld”. Lots of gills were caught and released, mixed in crappies and perch were chomping down worms too. Congrats to Jake, Jim, and John! We had a great day of 100% catch and release! In the beginning of the week I noticed several nice pan-fish with their backs out of the water. I took my kids fishing. It was really fun watching them get their fishing poles bent, and priceless smiles on their faces when trying to land the big pan-fish when they turn sideways. Congrats to Isaac, Faith, and Halle! They released crappies, perch, and bluegills. The big gill of the night goes to Halle: a 9 ½” beauty. Great job!! This week look for good fishing in between the rain fronts.

If you are looking for a day out fishing, give me a call at 715-966-1821. Remember to check out my Facebook page at Buck’s Taxidermy and Guide Service. Well, that wraps it up for this time. This is Roman Derleth reminding you, “Don’t slack off and always keep your line tight!”Last updated: May 27, 2016

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