Minocqua Area Fishing Report - 11/16/21

At the halfway point of November. Pond behind shop is ice covered. Typically, that means Lake Minocqua will have ice (not safe, just ice) cover in 7-10 days. We will see!


Musky: Good – Not many anglers on water. Air temps in 30’s as are water temps. Guide Jake Smith ended his season (of 59 straight Musky trips) with a three fish day on Sunday, including a big Tiger. Most of the few Musky anglers reported best on suckers or trout, with a few boated fish on jerk baits and rubber.


Walleye: Good – Deep water bite still good for the few anglers using suckers or large fatheads in 25-40’ along mud/gravel transitions.


Little else to report as open water fishing activity is quieting down. Of note, this is the first year here in the North where Musky season remains open thru December 31st…but only on open water. ICE is not allowed to be used as a base.


Forecast for coming week has lows of 20’s to down to single digits by next Tuesday (11/23), the short time temps will be above freezing won’t keep ice from forming on smaller lakes.


Deer Gun Season opens 11/20, so be aware of your surroundings when in the outdoors and good luck!