Ice anglers having great action for crappies, bluegills and perch, with good open water fishing below area dams for walleyes; 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.
Ice fishing continues to be good in the central Wisconsin area with outstanding catches of panfish. Crappies, bluegills and perch are going strong with the best action in the early morning until about 10:00 am and then again from about 3:30 until dark. Most of the action is associated with weed lines and open pockets in the weeds. Tear drop jigs with waxies or small minnows have been working the best but some days plastics are working better on the larger fish.
Open water has arrived in the central Wisconsin area and anglers are doing well on walleyes below area dams. Jig and minnow combinations are working in deeper water, and crankbaits are working in the shallower areas early and late in the day.
(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).