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

February 24, 2017
“Spring Weather Brings Fantastic Fishing”

This past weekend, clients and I fished for walleye, pike and jumbo perch. Conditions were sunny with mild temperatures in the upper 40’s during the middle of the day. The winds were from the west to northwest and a little breezy at times, which was refreshing at times. We put out tip-ups in 5-11’ depths during the early morning hours. We used medium suckers, shiners, and fathead minnows, mixing it up a bit. Steve got us started with a nice slab in the 15-16” range. Great job and release! Jerad, Dustin, and Kyle had a nice morning run of good pike and keeper walleyes. Awesome job fellas! I was a little surprised by this bite of quality fish because the sun was getting higher in the sky and being late in the season for tip-up fishing.

After our deeper morning run of good fishing, we drilled ice holes out in the channel and put out a nice spread of tip-downs rigged with smaller fathead minnows for panfish. Andy was the first to grab a pole going down. He landed a beautiful jumbo perch! Great job! During the midday more poles were going down and Dustin was sprinting out to beat his buddies and get the fish. He scored some dandy perch, one being a hefty 12” jumbo. Fantastic!

During the midday slow period some pike were caught. Stacy joined in on the fun with a nice fish. Congrats! Cody did some hole hopping with electronics and caught a really nice jumbo perch during the slow period! The next good bite we were hoping for was just before dark and after. The wind went down near dark and we had a run of pike and keeper walleyes. Andy got his first legal walleye ice fishing! Dustin and Cody also scored a pair of legals. Then Kyle and I were shining tip-ups in the gator and found one with the flag up which the boys had missed. Kyle began to pull on the line at first thinking it was a small one, but then I saw the water bouncing up and down the hole. I knew it was a good fish. After a couple of runs, a big head was coming out and Kyle had a look of excitement…a beautiful 30” pike was caught. Way to go!

We then decided we had enough good fishing for one day and packed things up. Congratulations to my new friends: Steve, Stacy, Sydney, Kyle, Brandy, Taylor, Cody, Jerad, Dustin, and Andy. We had a super day of fishing in the beautiful northwoods.

This week Monday we had temps in the mid 50’s and lots of sun. It is now time to pull off the shacks if you haven’t already. The ice is down to 18” and there are drain holes from the recent standing water from the melt. It is now wheeler time and be sure you know what you are doing before you decide to venture out. The start of the weekend will bring measurable snow and we need to pray for colder temperatures to maintain ice conditions. Not sure what the snow will do to the ice. We’ll just have to wait and see!

If you are looking for a day out on the 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: February 24, 2017


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