Walleye, bass, panfish and musky all hitting. All in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).
The fishing in the central Wisconsin area has been outstanding with great opportunities from many species.
The walleye bite in the central Wisconsin area has been good on the Wisconsin River system by working the deeper holes from 10 to 14 feet of water with jig and minnow combinations. A few guys are long line trolling stick baits and doing well, too.
Bass have been very active in the central Wisconsin area with jig and plastics still the best bait. But nothing beats the action from a topwater explosion on a Chug Bu or Heddon Torpedo, which are both working well, too.
The panfish bite has been good in the central Wisconsin area with both bluegills and crappies hitting well, along with a few perch. Most of the action is from submerged wood in deep water, but a few fish are being caught roaming the area’s vast mud flats in search of food.
The musky activity in the central Wisconsin area is picking up with action on bucktails still being the best bet. Most of the action is taking place early in the morning or late in the evening, with some after dark activity as well.
(This report based on interviews with licensed guide and trapper Phil Schweik and licensed guide Glenn Moberg, of Hooksetters Fishing & Hunting Guide Service, Mosinee Wisconsin).