Musky, walleye and crappies hitting hard; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).
Cooler water temps are now in the mid 50 degree range in the central Wisconsin area, and all species are bulking up for the ensuing winter months.
The musky bite in the central Wisconsin area has really turned up a notch with multiple fish days being the norm. A lot of activity on jerkbaits and rubber along with action from deep diving crankbaits. Fish off of weed edges or in and around weeds.
The walleye bite in the central Wisconsin area is outstanding and it is only going to get better and better until ice-up. Most of the action is coming from the deep pools in the main Wisconsin River system, and along sharp break lines on main lakes.
A lot of anglers are still targeting panfish in the central Wisconsin area, and the crappies have been responding well to small jigs tipped with a minnow under a slip bobber, suspended 4 to 7 feet down over deep water.
(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).