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

July 22, 2016

This past week I took my son Isaac and my daughter Faith on a little kids fishing trip from shore. We cast around Carolina rigs with Berkley power bait, fishing the weeds. Then it was congrats to Isaac as he caught his first ever little musky! Great job! And congrats to Faith as she got a nice 18” large mouth bass that just about took the pole out of her hand! Super job!

Over the weekend with clients we searched for walleye. We cast soft plastics in the morning fishing the deeper weeds, but not much was happening, just a few light bites. Mid-morning with warmer temps and changing weather, we hit the deeper mud and it was fish on! We caught a nice catch of legal walleye and released some sub legals that were close to the mark. The boys banged up some good eating slab crappies and released northern pike using soft plastics fishing them relatively slow. Congrats to Jim and Ron! We had a great time and practiced selective harvest keeping a nice meal of quality fish.

This week’s weather is forecasted to be extremely hot and muggy. Fish early and late in the day. Pay attention to the feeding windows, but most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. Good luck!

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!”



July 14, 2016

“Ask and it Shall Be Delivered!”

This past week and currently, our weather has been a mixture of unstable and rainy, cold front conditions, warm and humid. Fishing has been pretty good with small windows of opportunities each day. During the first day out, I had Dennis throw top-water over cabbage weeds. Slow start, but during the start of the “major”, the bite changed and so did the weather. I noticed the water changed direction behind his lure, but no bite. Then a few minutes later with rain coming, Dennis got hit but no hook up. A couple casts later we saw this “hot-fish” come up twice and miss the bait…how exciting! We went back to the slow-roller and you guessed it; Dennis got hit again! A large alligator size head with stripes came out of the water! I knew what Dennis had on, but didn’t want to say anything until it was caught in the net. Then it was congrats to Dennis, he caught and released his first musky! A beautiful chunky 39” Tiger musky!! Excellent job!

The next day out there was a cold front approaching and windy, with winds out of the southwest to west and then northwest to north at 10-15 mph and gusty with water temperatures between 72 & 75 degrees. In the morning, we started casting soft plastics around shallow weed lines. Denver got us started with a walleye and northern pike; great job! I had a feeling the walleyes were biting and we were able to fish some productive areas and BAM, fish on! Matt and Denver caught nice keeper walleyes with good releases. Crappie, pike, and perch were caught and released while walleye fishing. Just before a thunderstorm, we got into crappies fishing the weeds, casting beetle spins, then it was time to take cover. The boys got a nice smallie and walleye while under the bridge and then the storm hit packing a punch with strong gusty winds and heavy downpours! Not a good situation to be in, but thankfully, it was short-lived.
After the storm we made a little bass run casting a Carolina rig along fallen trees catching and missing bites. Denver scored another keeper walleye casting jigs. Superb job! We then decided to head in because of more wet weather coming. We’ll save the bass fishing for another time. Congrats to Matt and Denver on a great day of fishing!

The third day out brought a minor cold front, with west to northwest, switching to north winds. The walleyes were biting while we were fishing rocks and weeds in the a.m. Travis got us started with a nice golden beauty! Then GAME ON! Everybody got bites, but nice fish were popping off the hooks before reaching the net! We moved around casting more soft plastics. We got into a “feeding frenzy” of walleye. Everybody had bites or caught fish. Travis had the lucky touch catching legal walleyes, slab crappie and a “hawg” perch! The feeding window lasted about an hour and the wind switched to the north and signaled to us that it was time to go. The result was a couple nice limits of legal walleye and some quality panfish. Congrats to Brian, Jeremy, and Travis! Another great day in the beautiful Northwoods!

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: July 22, 2016


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