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Tomahawk, WI 54487
Phone: 715-453-3101

“The Moon and Fishing and All that Stuff”

During my last report I mentioned warmer weather and the moon phase bite. From last Thursday through Sunday, the bite went from poor to good, better, and better yet. Day 1 of fishing with clients was during the high pressure weather. We cast jigs deep and shallow getting light bites, but fishing was slow. During the midday with wind increasing, we found walleyes in mud bottom areas. More sub-legal than keeper size, but when catching fish in different areas, the bite was improving.

Then it was congrats to 13 year old Nick as he “banged up” some nice fish. Jumbo perch, slab crappies, and nice walleye. Great job! We then fished the weeds casting beetle spins and buzz baits for pike. Dusty nearly caught a beautiful pike in the 30’s and Nick had pike action on the buzz bait. Great job Joe, Nick, and Dusty! We had a fabulous time.

The next day out, in the morning, the sun was hot and there was no wind to speak of. Northerns were caught in cabbage beds casting jigs and buzz baits. When the sun is bright, fish the buzz bait under water SLOW like a spinner bait and you can go through the weed beds. The fish cannot resist this slow profile and you will get good bites. During the midday, we finally got some wind and clouds. The boys got keeper walleyes up to 18”. Great job Erik and Heath! We got into slab crappies up to 13 ˝”. Congrats to Heath for releasing this monster! Then Hunter was the northern king, getting some great pike out of the weeds. Way to go! We practiced catch, photo, and release! We had a great time fishing the weed beds; the weed bite is definitely starting.

On my next adventure, I went searching for bluegills to see what kind of action I could get in the shallows, thinking they had moved deeper; not the case! First fish I caught measured in at 8 ˝ to 9”, then I got more smaller than normal gills, but I moved around, casting bobber and worm and caught and released several 9 – 9 ˝”+ gills and even one 14” slab crappie that was released! The panfish seem to be feeding on bugs and fry minnows shallow.

On this same moonphase day, the muskies were biting as well. Just ask Flea; he caught 2 skis around 40” and lost one because it’s hard to net fish by yourself. He also had a muskie come up and take a “bite” out of the trolling motor. That’s intense! The pattern was casting bucktails over good weeds. Great job Dad!

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: June 24, 2016


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