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

July 1, 2019

Summer time weather has arrived and with it, summer time water temps.

With lakes all in the low to even high 70’s for surface temps, patterns are stabilizing for some good summer fishing!

Smallmouth Bass:  Very Good – Action best on Ned rigs, jigs and creature and tubes....

June 25, 2019

Fishing slowed the past week, constantly changing weather, some bug hatches and the challenge of the moon!

While fishing for some species fell off, others moved up the charts to keep anglers with open minds catching fish

Northern Pike:  Very Good – Best on spinner baits...

June 18, 2019

Working with a below average June, as far as temperature is concerned, has actually helped some anglers (Walleye, Smallmouth, Pike), but slowed some others (Largemouth, Bluegill)

Walleye:  Excellent-Very Good – The water’s temps, holding in the low 60’s, seemed to have...

June 11, 2019

What was building into a great week of fishing slowed by Sun/Mon as the area got hit with a couple cooler fronts.  Overall though, fishing was very good, and should return again by week’s end.

Smallmouth Bass:  Very Good-Excellent – Season is ALL catch and release, but...

June 4, 2019

Was a long, odd, cool May!  Lots of patterns never seemed to set up just right.  Spring peepers sang ‘til the end of the month.  Tribal spearing lasted ‘til the Saturday of Memorial weekend.  Water, though very plentiful, ran behind in temperature along with weed growt...

May 28, 2019

Memorial weekend has come and gone, rain bracketed the weekend, more Monday than on Friday, and a windy Saturday afternoon didn’t make for the easiest of fishing.

Unfortunately, the cool temps continued for most of the weekend (Sunday afternoon was great) and the predic...

May 21, 2019

Saturday and Sunday’s rain and sleet put a kabosh on what looked like the start of a great weekend as of Friday.  Temps creeping up, Crappies moved in…Walleyes starting to get active…then WHOOP…back to the drawing board.

Thankfully, Monday’s return of sunny skies has lu...

May 16, 2019

Minocqua Area Fishing Report
**Attention Crappie Anglers**
They're in the shallows

May 14, 2019

Spring seems to be taking its own sweet time getting to the Northwoods.  Sunday morning’s launch temperature was 26 degrees, water temps hovering in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.  On a few lakes, ice was still floating about (Fence) with surface temps only 38 degrees!  L...

May 7, 2019

Opener has come and gone.  Not an overly memorable one, but better than last years and enough opportunities to give anglers a chance to get the boats and lines wet.

Most focus is on Walleye for the opener, Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass are barely noticed.  Condition...

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