Very good musky and walleye bite; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).
Fishing for walleyes and muskies has been very good this past week.
Walleyes in the central Wisconsin area have been very active in 10 to 14 feet of water. Most of the action is coming on lead-head jigs in 1/8th and 1/4 ounce tipped with fathead minnows. For the best action slowly drag or slightly hop your jigs right on the bottom as you drift through these deeper areas.
Even though the water temps have dropped into the mid 30s the musky action in the central Wisconsin area has been very consistent. Most of our action is now coming on live suckers set up on quick set rigs. When we utilize quick set rigs we usually run them suspended below a slip-bobber run anywhere from 4 to 8 feet down. We may also run one line with a quick set rig to free flow with no bobber at all. This one is set out 40 to 50 feet behind the boat and the sucker is free to go wherever it wants. More times than not this is the one that gets hit. In addition to the live suckers we are still catching a few nice fish on Suicks and Bulldawgs worked very slowly, keeping close contact with the bottom.
(This report based on interview with licensed guide and trapper Phil Schweik and licensed guide Glenn Moberg, of Hooksetters Fishing & Hunting Guide Service, Mosinee Wisconsin).