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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

October 1, 2015

“Fall Fishing at its Finest!”

My fishing report starts out just before the last warm up. The morning water temp was 63.5 to 65.5 degrees midday. The weather approaching was a weak cold front, with wind southwest to west at 7 mph. Muskies were fished right off the bat. With warmer water conditions top-water baits were cast along the cabbage. The muskies were not real active with cool air temps, but with changing weather conditions, I knew we would have some luck. Suddenly out of nowhere, a fat healthy musky came up and destroyed Mike’s top water lure! I told Mike to set the hook hard and keep your line tight while battling the beast. A couple of good rolls at the boat then it was picture and release time! Great job Mike and good release! It was a good feeling to watch the fat 41 incher swim away, and especially for Mike and Mike; they drove all the way up from Florida to catch fish!

Later in the morning we switched gears and picked up the small poles. The boys caught northern pike and a net full of slab crappies. Hats off to Mike and Mike; we had a great time practicing 100% catch and release in the beautiful Northwoods.

During the midweek, with the weather warming up, my good buddy from Illy and his father-in-law were coming up to fish. With the start of the recent weekend, we headed to a small area lake. Conditions were cool in the a.m. with fog and no wind, high pressure weather made for a tough bite. Top-water lures were casted along the weeds, but no action. Midmorning east winds started to blow. I took the boat up into the slop and casted a buzz-bait looking for some kind of a response. The result was nice muskies coming up and pushing six inch tidal waves behind the lures and taking swings and misses, and creating large boils! So close but no hook ups.

One day earlier or one day later would have made the difference between seeing and catching, but congrats to Bob he did a great job of casting lures out for a beginner musky fisherman! In the p.m. we fished walleye and crappie with a minor fish feeding window. The bite was tough, but we were able to get some legal walleye, slab crappies, and a handful of pike. Great job to Jerrod and Bob! We had a great time and lots of laughs. They did a great job catching some of those short-biters on tails. Not to mention father-in-law and son-in-law spending quality time in the boat!

The next morning Bob and I had the moon-phase-bite. The a.m. was extremely foggy with a light southeast wind. First cast a decent pike was harvested. I knew today would be good fishing, with some nice weather and some wind. We then cast beetle-spins in mud-bottom areas catching slab crappies and some jumbo perch. Midmorning with changing weather conditions the wind started blowing from the south, and the sun started to break through. The fish went “bananas”, and put on a major feed bag! We caught our limits of legal walleye, lots of slab crappies, more jumbo perch, and pike while releasing several fish! Congrats to the boys, we had a great day on the water, and we were truly blessed!

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: October 02, 2015

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