Minocqua Area Fishing Report 11-17-2015
While the continuing October like weather may come to an end this Thursday (forecast for highs in low 30’s by then), the past week has been a bonus for anglers that haven’t put their boats away yet.
Musky: Good –Very Good. The sucker bite continues with some reports of surprisingly shallow (5’) bites during the day. Drifting or slow rowing suckers has been very productive with lots of the action coming from fish of 40-46”. Numerous reports of larger fish … getting away (of course)! Slow moving jerks, gliders and rubber baits still effective.
Walleye: Good. While most reports from deep lakes where finding Walleyes in 30-50’ depths not uncommon right now. On smaller Lakes go back to weed edges. Flowages, edge of river channels in 8-10’. Smaller lakes and flowages fatheads have worked fine. On deep lakes, 3-5” suckers, red tails or black chubs on Lindy style rigs best.
Crappies: Good. Most of the best reports from flowages where this species relating to drowned wood. Small to medium fatheads best.
Largemouth Bass: While I’m sure bass are still out there – our anglers have put it away for the season.
Water temps recorded this past weekend ranged from lows of 40 degrees (Rainbow Flowage) to highs 46 degrees (Trout Lake). With two days of temps in mid – upper 50’s to buoy lake temps – still expect to drop with Thurs / Fri high barely reaching above freezing.
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