Minocqua Area Fishing Report - 4/10/23
With some good reports after the dumping of snow coming in, fishing has been overall good.
Now the next question is, “How long will the shorelines be OK?”. Temps into the 60’s and even possibly 70’s and evenings staying above freezing for the next 5 days is going to determine how easy getting on the ice will be. Watch for slush pockets but some comfortable fishable ice is still out there. Track machine, snowmobile and foot travel is your best bet. Be careful of slush pockets with vehicle travel.
Crappie: Good-Very Good – Still a bit scattered, but plenty of quality fish being reported. Finding some shallow, 8-12’ weed edges best. Still, some being found in as deep as 22’. Minnows working, as well as, waxies or plastics on jigs.
Bluegill: Fair-Good – Mostly found mixed in with the Crappie hitting more jigs with spikes or waxies. Not as aggressive as the Crappie though.
Yellow Perch: Good – The few reports that have come in are indicating a better than decent bite. Small rosies on tip-downs or wigglers seem to be the best.
Walleye: Good-Very Good – Although the season is closed and you cannot target in area lakes, people fishing the dams south of Tomahawk in the river are reporting many big # days using large fatheads or big rosies.