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Fishing Report

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

May 28, 2015

“What a Dandy Week of Fishing!”

During last week’s cold front, clients and I started out fishing for pan fish in the morning. The pan fish were biting right off the bat, but then the cold front wind picked up. This caused the northern pike to feed aggressively for a short period. When this happened the pike chased off the pan fish bite. The largest pike was a fat 28’’ fish and was gladly released into the live well!

During the midday the wind switched to the north. In this period nice gills were caught in a back bay, using slip-bobbers and leaf worms tight to cover along the shore. Soon after the north winds would blow at 20+mph and the pan fish wouldn’t eat live bait anymore. That means it’s time to go!

Congrats to Rodney, Sharon, Kelly, and “Zeno”!! We had a great time braving the elements and harvesting a couple nice meals of fish on a tough day! Over the weekend warmer temps and south winds heated up the fishing.

My son Isaac, Uncle Paul, and I banged up the pan fish. Back bays were fished using leaf worms and small minnows. Isaac caught a dandy 9’’ inch blue gill; not bad for a three year old!! The largest gill was a beautiful 9 ½” long and was released for spawning! Later slab crappies were caught around logs and stumps.

During our next outing, Paul and I banged up keeper size crappies and legal walleyes. Choice of bait was jigs and plastic fishing the mud bottom areas. During the afternoon the rain was getting near. I took Isaac and Faith out. We did a little fishing before heading to the landing. A 12’’ perch was caught and released in the shallow reeds using minnows. Nice slab crappies were inhaling the live bait and my kids actually got tired of reeling them in! Then I used my bobber pole like a cane pole. I would set a minnow in a pocket where you can’t get a cast into. The result was 11 to 12’’ crappies almost every time. What a blast and what a great day of catch and release!! This week look for good fishing in between the weather fronts.

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 28, 2015

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