Minocqua Area Fishing Report - 11/22/22
Following some heavy cold, wind with a good mix of snow, several Lakeland Area lakes are starting to skim over. Closing the window for Musky anglers, but just opening the door some for ice fishermen (and women).
High winds made it tough to cause freezing, but wind of single digit temps mixed lakes up enough that if we ever get the wind to lay down, lots more lakes will freeze up.
Anglers safely checking ice reporting 1 ½ - 2 ½”. Temps in the upper teens to low 20’s overnights should help. Forecast into the low 40’s over the weekend sounds bad, but shouldn’t last long enough each day to hurt. In fact, it may help to melt down what’s left of the snow (which mostly got blown off the lakes) and allow for firmer ice to be made.
Musky: Good - Very few anglers out in this wind (and opening of deer season), but some success on the sucker end.
A few reports of early ice Pike from shallow bays. Not much on Walleye, but it’s coming.
As a reminder, Musky open water season up north here runs through the end of December. But….you cannot use ice for your base to Musky fish. No targeting Musky through the ice.
Mark your calendars for our 13th Annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza - Dec 2nd, 3rd and 4th