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Kurt's Island SportShop
824 Hwy 51 North
P.O. Box 1144
Minocqua, WI 54548

November 18, 2019

Well, its official, ice fishing looks like it’s here to stay for the rest of 2019.  Most have put their open water gear away for the year, while others stare at it in the garage hoping spring comes early and not in July again.

Anglers were getting the itch and are out i...

November 11, 2019


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Fishing Report

It’s ON!  But not quite like Donkey Kong! 

We have fishable ice (2½-3”+) on lots of area lakes, yet still open water on the larger lakes for the Musky anglers tryin...

November 4, 2019

Ice left late and will be showing up early this year!

Continued cold weather from last week through this coming week has been pushing lake surface temps down.  Skim ice showing up on ponds and around shallow lakes.  Most reports have surface temps as low as 37 degrees t...

October 28, 2019

While the open water fishing season is winding down, with other options pulling sportsmen away (duck, archery, grouse etc.), those still plying the ever-cooling waters of the Northwoods are still finding success.

Cold (A.M. launch temps to 25 degrees) and wind haven’t m...

October 22, 2019

The fall of 2019 will be remembered as the Musky Season of NO SUCKERS!  Last winter’s heavy snow wiped out the commercially raised suckers from Minnesota.  Record high water has made seining wild suckers near impossible.  Yet Muskies still to be caught!


October 15, 2019

Winter was last weekend (temps lows of 28 degrees…snow…wind…).  Fall was the prior week.  Does that mean spring is this coming week?  Doubt it!!

The cold, snow, wind and lack of Musky suckers put a damper on what many consider one of the best weekends of the M...

October 8, 2019

It’s FALL NOW!  Trees are popping with color, water temps are dropping and nice, big fish are being caught!

On many lakes of small to medium size (1,000 acres or less, depth not more than 30-35’) surface temps have fallen into the low 50’s, below turn-over stage.  On la...

September 30, 2019

Feels like fall now!  Following a week of warm weather and rising water temps, the past weeks weather has brought lake temperatures back down in a hurry.  Lakes and Flowages that saw surface temps hit 70-71 degrees 10 days ago, now see most lakes sitting in the 60-63 d...

September 23, 2019

A very warm week of weather, air temps touching 80 degrees, has lake and flowage surface temps in the upper 60’s to 70+ degrees on some lakes.  It has changed patterns noticeably on some waters, throwing a monkey wrench into what has already been a very “off” early fal...

September 17, 2019

Summer’s making another comeback this week, as warmer weather is making a push into the Northwoods.  Water temps have creeped up a few degrees from low-60’s now to mid-60’s.  this is stalling the fish’s mind a bit to get into their fall routine, but good fishing can be...

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