Walleye, crappies, bluegills, perch and northern all hitting; in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).
It’s important to note that unlike many other areas in Wisconsin, the season for walleye, and northern remains open on many waters of the central Wisconsin area. Check with the Wisconsin DNR to insure that you fish on waters where the season for these gamefish has not closed.
Great action this week… Good thing for us is that the waters we fish in the central Wisconsin area are basically never closed as they are almost all associated with or on the Wisconsin River.
Walleye action in the central Wisconsin area has been very good for both numbers and size along with good catches of crappies, bluegills, and perch. The northerns have been feeding aggressively in shallow water and will continue to move even shallower as they prepare to spawn.
With the long winter and heavy snows we have had this year it is almost impossible to get out on most area lakes without the use of a snowmobile or by foot travel. With that said, there are upcoming deadlines for ice shanty’s to be removed. The DNR is working with anglers in the area due to the fact that many cannot get to their structures at this time. Anglers with ice shanties on the ice are being asked to contact the local DNR with questions and answers as to getting their shanties off in a timely manner, and to avoid costly fines that could be associated with not getting them off by the deadlines.
(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).