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

November 5, 2016

“Stubborn Weather Leads to Stubborn Fish!”

This past week clients and I searched for mainly walleye and crappies on the Wisconsin River and flowage water. There were light northwest winds which switched to the north with rain showers on and off. The water was a cool 47-48 degrees. We fished deep in the river channel in the morning, getting some bites on jigs and minnows, but fish were dropping the bait. On the edge of the channel, the fish were stacked, only a small mouth bass was caught on plastic. This happened during the first wind shift and light rain. We then headed to the local dam getting one sub-legal walleye on plastic in a deeper hole with less current. Big fish of the day was an 18 ˝” walleye on plastic, but it was hard to fish in the heavy current. At our last stop we fished a channel edge in 6-8’ of water. The bobber was getting hit a few times using medium fatheads. No hook ups; fish were grabbing minnows but letting go.

We decided to fish the flowage water during the evening run. The bite was pretty much the same. We concentrated our efforts in mud bottom areas. We caught one nice legal on plastic again which was pretty cool. Then Rich’s bobber pole was getting good action. He had lots of short bites at the start, but then he started to catch quality fish on slip-bobbers. One rig for walleye using medium fatheads on a bobber pole and crappie on minnows on light line with smaller hooks on a bobber pole. Just before the heavier rain started, Rich got back to back slab crappies on smaller minnows! He twitched the bobber to get bites; that’s how tough it was. When the next rain let up a little, we had our last hour of fishing and Rich caught nice keeper walleyes on fathead minnows and every fish was barely hooked in the top lip! Great work to keep them on the line! He had a couple more biters and then we decided to call it a day. We had a great time catching some quality fish.

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: November 05, 2016


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