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

Minocqua Area Fishing Report

April 22, 2019

Ice still covers most of our lakes, but in most cases not shore to shore.  Edges and accesses are pulling away, ice is very rotted after recent rain and Fri/Sat sun.  Measured 21” on Lake Minocqua at noon 4/19.  Not safe enough for remeasure today.  Mid-week forecast for high 50’s to mid-60’s will eat up plenty of ice this week.

 

Should see open water on many bodies for opener.

 

Crappies:  Good – Anglers fared better early and late in day.  Reports of some true slabs of 13-15”.  Big Arb’s south shore is the only remaining “fishable” ice as of this AM (4/22), but will go fast in these conditions.

 

For the rest of the reports, rather quiet.  A few anglers checking out streams for suckers to smoke.

 

Pond behind shop about 40% open, but very dark ice.  Typically, Lake Minocqua is ice free 7-10 days after pond.

 

Note: 

Using Lake Minocqua as reference for other nearby lake ice out

Walleye on chain will not be open this spring. 

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