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630 N. 4th Street
Tomahawk, WI 54487
April 10, 2014
No whining at Winnie…Only Shouts of Joy & Excitement!
The last weekend in March, the family and I headed to Lake Winnibigoshish or Winnie for short, to fish for some jumbo perch. We left Thursday night and had to drive on slippery, snow-covered roads, thanks to “Old Man Winter”! Due to the delays because of the weather, we got a late start on Friday morning. We drilled our first hole about 11:30 am and I was amazed at the depth of the ice! I didn’t think the extension on my ice auger was going to be long enough to get completely through! I figured there was about 36” of ice! We stayed at our first spot for a while, but when we were only snagging small ones, we decided to move. We stuck to the plowed roads which limited our travels. We ended up on the west end of the lake where we found a big flat and fishing the edges from 18-23 feet is where we caught most of our fish. Unfortunately, though, the north wind was not in our favor and the bite was not on.
The next day brought some good news and some bad news. The bad news was that my son, Isaac, ended up with a fever during the night so he and my wife ended up spending the gorgeous day at the motel. The good news is that my daughters’ and I were faced with a sunny day with clouds, breezy southerly winds, and temperatures in the low 40’s. We were out fishing by 9:15 that morning and the bite was on right away. We caught some really nice fish. By midmorning, my daughter Faith had already caught 4 jumbo perch, including one completely by herself! Just as Faith was rubbing it in her sister’s face, Halle came back with the biggest fish of the day, a 12” jumbo perch! Her smile was priceless! We ended the day just the way any fisherman would want to…catching our daily bag limit and both girls with a fish for dad to mount on the wall for them!
The next day we were all able to head out to the ice to fish. The day was beautiful…mid 50’s, sunny, with light winds. The fish bit in the morning for a short while, but once the breeze stopped, so did the fish. We “nickled and dimed” the fish for a while in the afternoon, but decided to call it a day as we had a long drive home ahead of us. We ended up bringing home 66 beautiful fish and some wonderful memories of the family fishing trip.
During the first week of April, my son Isaac and I got the bike out onto the flowage. Conditions are good with the snow melting down. We didn’t fish, but just took a ride to check out the conditions. With the warmer weather headed our direction this week, I am hoping to get out to check out how the bluegill and crappie fishing is going. I’ll give you an update next time.
Well, that wraps it up for this time. If you are looking for a gorgeous day of fishing, contact me at 715-966-1821 and don’t forget to stop in at Chuck’s Sport Shop to get some amazing bait.
Until next time, this is Roman Derleth reminding you, “Don’t slack off and always keep your line tight!”Last updated: April 11, 2014
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