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Minocqua Wisconsin Area Fishing Report
 Minocqua Area Fishing Report 11.25.14

While a majority of sportsmen focused on the opener of deer season this past weekend, there was plenty of opportunity for ice anglers. Ice thickness ranged from 3-7+" on many smaller lakes, flowages and the bays of mid-sized lakes as of Saturday (11/22). A thaw in the form of temps in the 40's for a day and a half ate through the existing snow, but unfortunately also ate up 1- 1 1/2" of ice. Since Monday (11/24) colder temps and a new snow - 4+" of powder has recovered the ground and lakes. This new snow will unfortunately insulate, slowing ice production despite our return to colder temps.

Crappies: Very Good.
Moving into bays with standing weeds in 8-12' of water. Minnows working well on these aggressive fish, though anglers also reporting good catches of 10-12"ers on plastics.

Walleyes: Good. Shallow water bite at dusk. Typical tip-up settings with shiners. Jig anglers using #5-#7 Jigging Rapalas also catching nice eater walleyes of 15-19". A few 22-24" also caught and released by jig anglers.

Northern Pike: Fair - Good. Not as much attention to pike as walleye at this stage, yet some very nice pike of 29-36" this past week. Big suckers or chubs best.

Not a lot of reports on bluegills (fair) Largemouth bass (fair).

Ice traffic should be limited to foot, though plenty of opportunity as most lakes have some form of fishable ice.

Trout lake is still open as of this report, landings are hard to use- though a few anglers still out searching for musky....season closes Nov. 30th.

Check our website for ice update Nov. 28th.

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