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

November 15, 2015

“One Last Big Hurrah before Saying So Long to Open-Water Fishing”

During the first week of November I was out with a client. Conditions were overcast with windy conditions from the southwest 10-25 mph, along with a late day cold front blowing in. We started fishing in the am and by midmorning the water temp rose to 48 degrees.

We cast crankbaits, jigs and minnows, jigs and plastics, and slip-bobber rigs. Northern pike were the first fish to be caught, then I had John cast along a windblown side of an island casting a jig and twister tail. We had an immediate response and John caught his limit of nice legal eater size walleyes and good release! We then decided to anchor up and cast out some slip-bobber poles with lively minnows.

First cast John got a dandy crappie 12’’ long on a big slippery-jack minnow and good release! A few minutes later a few crappie bites were missed, then some pike and walleye action. During this active feeding time the wind picked up considerably and blew so hard, one of our 25 lb river anchors let loose! Time to move!

We hit a few more spots and the bite was hit and miss, and never made it out to some of the main lake spots because of the “surf”! We ended up in a back bay to get out of the wind. Our best bite here was some pike action in about 2’ of water. The reason why is because there were lots of baitfish shallow most likely because of no wind in the back corner and a little warmer water too.

Congrats to John for catching nice fish on a tough day and braving the elements in the beautiful north woods! The next big thing is almost here…ice fishing! Soon our lakes and flowages will be ready for some good early season ice fishing. Look for my reports for some good information and the bite situation. Be safe out there and keep chargin’ and good luck rifle hunters!

If you are looking for a day out on the soon-to-be-ice (!), 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 17, 2015

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