Minocqua Area Fishing Report - 11/15/22

With some single digit mornings in the forecast, the end of the open water season is winding down. Surface temps averaging 40 degrees won’t hold long with lows like those and highs in the low 20’s. Just going to need some windless nights to allow ice formation.


Musky: Very Good - Good – Figures! Most boats winterized yet the few remaining “tough guys” reporting good sucker action. Afternoons best as typically warmest times of day providing best action. With Whitefish spawn picking up, larger lakes producing best along breaks outside gravel spawn sites. Even smaller lakes, that are accessible, have produced some nice mid- 40” fish, but cold could shut these out.


Not really much else to report. Snow on the ground should help with the upcoming week’s gun deer opener. Still signs of rutting with such an early opener. Pond behind shop about 80% frozen as of 11/14, some skim ice reported on the south sides of shallow bays.