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Minocqua Area Fishing Report

Hard to get many fishing reports when anglers can hardly get out to fish thanks to the rain and lightning we’ve been getting!

Rains have been heavy (4” on Friday) causing lake and Flowage levels to rise. Earlier in week, a four day stretch of east winds, that confounded anglers, was followed by a short reprieve before Friday let loose with the Monsoons!

A few decent reports have drizzled (HA! Comedy!) in, but most trips have been cancelled over Father’s Day weekend due to the electric storms.

Largemouth Bass: Good-Fair – When able, top-water action good towards evening. Wacky worming in the day.

Northern Pike: Good-Fair – Spinner baits, chatter baits and 3 ½ - 4 ½” swim baits.

Walleye: Fair – Tough bites, but a few good reports from anglers night fishing with lighted slip-floats after dusk using Jumbo-XL leeches.

Smallmouth Bass: Fair – X-Raps and Husky Jerks along 7-10’ rocky breaks best.

Crappie – Bluegill - Perch: Fair - Few anglers in this weather. Once it breaks – small leeches and thunderbugs for Gills and Perch. Small beetle spins, minnows for Crappies.

Musky: Fair-Poor – Quiet on the Musky front – unless you’re not trying. Top-water drawing some strikes. Size 700 Series bucktails, jointed shallow running cranks.

It’s hard to be enthusiastic when you can’t even get on the water. May take a day or two for things to settle this week. We’ve received a lot of water in a short amount of time!

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