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Minocqua Area Fishing Report

Winter just is not ready to say goodbye to the Northwoods this year. About 10 inches of snow fell over the weekend and they are predicting another 6-9 over the next couple of days.

There hasn’t been much fluctuation in temperatures so we are not seeing much change in the fishing patterns from last week.

Yellow Perch: Very Good – Minnows/wigglers look to be the preferred meal for Perch. Look for them deep in mud flats, morning or afternoon best.

Bluegill: Good – Waxies on Rocker jigs or MoonGlo

Crappie: Fair – Finding best bite a couple of hours before dusk using tip downs with rosies.

Not seeing any temps above freezing for the coming week, evening temperatures still in the teens or even single digits some nights, leaving plenty of ice. Be cautious along shorelines that could be open/thin but camouflaged with the new snow cover. Also be on the lookout for opening waters created by aerators (‘tis supposed to be the season). As usual, be prepared, all this new white stuff could make travel to your favorite spot quite adventurous.

Don’t forget to get your new fishing license for 2018.

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