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630 N. 4th Street
Tomahawk, WI 54487
May 18, 2018
Fishing Heats Up Just Like the Temperatures!
In my last report, I mentioned checking the shallows for panfish. That is exactly what clients and I did the last two days. With cool water and above average air temperatures, the shallow water areas are coming alive. We fished in warm active back bays with water temps 62 to 69 degrees. Not every place we checked was good, but when we found lots of bait fish there were many species of fish from medium to large gills, crappie, pike largemouth bass, and big dogfish.
We cast out slip-bobber rigs with plain hooks tipped with lively minnows and leafworms. We moved around and fished the cover and harvested enough for a good meal, while releasing good fish at the same time. Itís important not to over harvest! Our last drift we cast for pike in the shallows throwing tails. In certain areas it was a bite almost every cast! This has been the best bite thus far.
The next day we did more panfishing. We caught slab crappies, nice bluegills and lots of pike on bobbers; that was fun on light tackle. We also noticed a lot more largemouth bass cruising the shallows. Congratulations to Todd and his son Justin! We had a great time fishing!
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 Buckís Taxidermy and Guide Service. Well, that wraps it up for this time. This is Roman Derleth reminding you, ďDonít slack off and always keep your line tight!Ē
May 9, 2018
Opening Weekend Does Not Disappoint!
What an amazing opening weekend we experienced in the beautiful Northwoods with summer like temps and good fishing at times. Itís hard to believe I was drilling holes for crappie on the Willow Flowage about two weeks ago! Opening weekend for me meant spending time with my son. We fished from shore and caught pike using slip-bobbers and minnows. In the afternoon we fished out of the boat and Isaac was 3 for 3 on walleye with the bobber pole! Great job little buddy! The next day I fished from shore again. The wind was blowing from the north. Nice keeper walleyes were inhaling the jig and tail! When they are biting like this, it doesnít take long to catch enough for supper.
With water temps in the upper 50ís to low 60ís you add warm air, and a weak weather front with wind, this is a recipe for catching walleye. During the week my friend Bob from Montana and I went fishing. We caught walleye shallow on jigs and plastics. The bite was slower in the first half of the day, but we managed to catch some nice keeper walleye. We also noticed that in certain areas the walleyes are not completely spawned out yet. Midday we checked out warm shallow areas. The shallows were alive with baitfish, blue-gill, and crappie. We used bobber and minnow catching 1 slab crappie. We also got snagged at the same time and spooked out the whole school of fish! That was tough luck! This week I got to witness four pike swimming on top of each other in one foot of water, and saw a nice school of jumbo perch that most people would envy. After this coming cold front passes and summer like weather returns, you may want to check the shallows for panfish.
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 Buckís Taxidermy and Guide Service. Well, that wraps it up for this time. This is Roman Derleth reminding you, ďDonít slack off and always keep your line tight!ĒLast updated: May 18, 2018
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