Minocqua Area Fishing Report - 9/27/21
A bit of a long, stretched out cool down. Water temps hanging in the low to mid 60’s despite some night time lows in the upper 30’s, afternoon warm spells averaging things out.
Largemouth Bass: Good-Fair – Best in live green weeds in water of 5-8’. Swim baits, Wacky worms. Most action subtle, not a lot of aggressive action.
Smallmouth Bass: Good-Fair – Same a last week, big fish (19”+) in shallows, inside weed edges on Whopper Ploppers and spinner baits with Colorado blades. Off shore humps and coontail edges providing action fish (10-14”) on drop-shot rigs.
Northern Pike: Good-Fair – Most action on spinner baits and 4” swim baits. Wind blown shores providing best action.
Crappie: Good-Fair – Still scattered, but starting to find some small concentrations in around wood of 12-16’. Medium fats under slip-floats best.
Walleye: Fair – Bite best on lakes with depth. Walleyes being picked up along transition areas of hard to soft, with mud flats in 20-30’ producing for anglers jigging large fat heads or ½ crawlers.
Bluegill: Fair - Some big Gills (9”+) being found deep in 14-18’ around wood being used by Crappies
Yellow Perch: Fair – Same as Gills on Flowages. On lakes Perch found scattered along weed flats of 6-10’.
Musky: Fair – Shallow weeds still best with top-water, swim baits and large fluted bladed buck tails. With water temps in low 60’s, the sucker bite isn’t far away.
Gonna have some very nice weather this week, too nice for us anglers, but by the weekend things should cool and improve into October.