From Steve Sedani - Licensed
Wisconsin Fishing Guide
July 11, 2017
vacationers are having a lot fun
catching crappies and bluegills in
many of the bays around the Chetek
chain of lakes.
and crappies are biting pretty darn
well in 5-8 ft. of water in the bays
and along the shore lines of the
bays around the Chetek chain of
lakes. Bluegills are holding tight
to the wood and weed edges you find
in the bays. Drifting the bays a
time or two will help you to find
some of the submerged wood and
active feeding schools. You can keep
making drifts or anchor off of one
and cast your bobber rig with an
earth worm or a waxie to the
submerged wood structure. You may
get snagged once or twice but
thatís part of fishing. So bring
some extra hooks and bobbers.
anglers are also finding some nice
slab crappies also in these same
bays that bluegill anglers are
catching fish. Drifting the middle
of the bays and along some of the
deeper shorelines of the bays with
submerged wood in 5-10 ft of water.
Vertical jigging your favorite
crappie jig tipped with a waxie or
minnow will work well to entice them
to bite. Gulp minnows on a plain
crappie jig are also working well.
Suspending a jig on a bobber will
also work well for the kids to catch
anglers are having a good summer
fishing for old marble eyes.
Drifting and casting live bait rigs
tipped with crawlers, leeches,
minnows or a jig and minnow rig
along steep banked shorelines and
points of the main lakes. Anglers
are also having some good luck while
they troll the weed edges of the
main lakes. Trolling the same steep
banked shorelines and points of the
main lakes also are good after the
mid-morning hours when the fish move
out deeper as the day gets brighter.
anglers are finding some nice bass
in the deep waters of the Chetek
chain with submerged wood or rock in
the water. Carolina rig or drop shot
fishing can work well for this type
of fishing as you work against the
wind slowly with a trolling motor.
Shorelines with weeds or over
hanging trees are also good places
to find bass on these hot days of
July. Texas rigged craws or worms
work well as do flipping jig and
craws to get into the cover to
entice the bass to bite. Scum frogs
in the early morning and evening
hours of the day are sure thing also
in getting bass to bite.
luck to all anglers.