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630 N. 4th Street
Tomahawk, WI 54487
July 1, 2015
“What Freedom Means…Family, Friends, and Fishing!”
Last week clients and I went fishing on a pontoon boat. It was a great day to take the kids fishing. It was sun and clouds and the temperatures were in the mid 70’s with the winds out of the southwest at 7 mph. In the morning the shallow weeds were fished casting jigs and plastic. Nice little pike were caught and released along the weeds and then Eric got a good bite. His fishing pole had a good bend in it and then suddenly it disappeared; a large toothy critter sank its teeth into the line and had other plans.
Next, we fished a mud bottom pattern. The clouds were starting to roll in and the wind picked up a little. This caused the fish to bite. Sub legal walleyes were caught, legal walleyes of up to 20” were caught, pike and crappie were present also. The last bite was solid. I then noticed Eric was battling a ‘beast’; a river monster to be exact. I reached for my walleye net which was too small for this job, but I got her in there with a mighty scoop. This fat ugly monster, or dog fish, measured 29 ½” long! After all the excitement, it was time to head back on a good note. Congratulations to the kids…Owen, Hunter, Heath, and Luke. They did a great job and caught nice quality fish. Congratulations also to the adults…Carl and Eric. They did a great job of helping out and doing some fishing too!
My next outing with clients was a search for walleye and crappie. The weather was sun to clouds and approaching storms. The water temps were at 72 degrees in the morning and 78 degrees in the afternoon. We fished the mud bottom areas, but the bite was slow because of a lack of wind. In the mid-morning slow period I squeaked out a 17” walleye and an 11” crappie on a beetle-spin. Cully landed a pike and a legal walleye. The midday storms rolling in brought in a nice “walter” and then we needed to head for cover under the bridge.
After the storm passed, we fished crappies using bobbers and minnows. The bite was good briefly until the next rain started. During this time, we reeled in our last fish at this spot, a pike, and had a good release. Next we hit a little weed patch on our way back. The skies were clearing with a good wind and BANG, BANG, BANG! Jack and Cully banged up 17” walleyes and a beautiful 19-½” golden beauty and a slab crappie for a bonus. Fantastic! Congrats to the boys! They toughed it out through thick and thin and caught their limit of walleyes!
This week the waterways will be busy. Head out early in the morning and fish the late evening hours. Be safe and courteous on the water and have a Happy 4th of July.
If you are looking for a day out on the water, 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: July 02, 2015
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