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Minocqua Area Fishing Report

It’s starting to look a lot like late fall! Leaves coming down, temps dropping, water cooling.

Fishing spotty, but in some cases turn-over occurred – in other cases dumb fish wouldn’t bite!

Musky: Fair –(Good if you caught one!) – Odd bites (or NO bites) reports of Musky mauling (teething) on suckers, but not taking. Reports of follows on twitch and jointed cranks with few takers. Sucker action modest. Personally, a tough fall, most days with one or none. Nicer average, but not a lot of action.

Walleye: Poor-Great!? – Tough weekend followed by incredible Monday, too many over fish (20”+) up to 28”. Chubs, redtails especially if you can find them, in 22-28’ on 1/8 - 1/4 oz jigs or split-shot and #2 colored hooks. Watch water color and temp. 53 degrees and lower, clear, good to go.

Crappie: Fair – Deep wood with medium fatheads best.

Smallmouth Bass: Good – Deep rock humps. Drop-shotting 3” Gulp Alive Minnows or large fatheads.

Few other reports of note. Cold, wind and rain today and most of the week should keep lakes cooling. Musky anglers to keep up on the sucker use, gliders, big twitchbaits and jerkbaits. Walleye anglers – go easy on those big girls – that’s our future.

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