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

May 15, 2017

“Fish Finally Making Their Moves”

Last week Isaac and I did some scouting for panfish midday. The water was still cool being in the mid 50’s. We did not find panfish shallow on this day but found baitfish starting to go shallow, and the pike were right behind them. Midweek a friend and I did some scouting. Conditions were high skies, sunny, light wind, warm, and water mid 50’s to 61 degrees. We cast jigs aggressively on deeper shorelines catching pike. We tried slip bobber with lively minnows and caught some nice perch too. With the air warming midday we hit the shallows and caught the first slab crappie on a leaf worm and bobber, then it was fish on! Slab after slab switching to live minnows! We ended up with 8 dandies and could have kept more, but fishing is about having fun and enjoying enough for a meal once in awhile, and not filling up your live well every time you go out!

Next we made a drift for walleye. We had some light biters during a short window catching a nice 16.5 incher. Then the wind died and so did the bite. Better luck next time. Over the weekend, after the family boat ride, I took the girls on a little fishing trip. Water temps warmed up to a whopping 67 degrees along the shore. We cast out slip bobbers with lively minnows. Then it was fish on!! The girls caught a nice meal of crappies! While having fun, we also caught largemouth bass on the bobber poles too. We also noticed a few bluegills starting to move shallow and pike were cruising the shore lines. Our pattern for finding nice panfish was checking out warmer water in back areas and fish logs, grass, under water trees, etc. Congrats to my daughters Faith and Halle; they did a great job!!

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: May 17, 2017


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