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Chetek Wisconsin Vacation Guide

Fishing Report

From Steve Sedani - Licensed Wisconsin Fishing Guide

June 13, 2017

Now that was a nice light drizzle of rain we got Sunday afternoon and evening! 

Anglers are catching some nice walleyes with the good flow of water pushing food through, under and around the bridges that cross the Chetek chain of lakes. Underwater points where the water is also pushing bait fish to them. Another good place to find them biting will be below the dam with the good flow of water through the open gates.

Night crawlers, leeches or fat head minnows on a lindy rig or a split shot rig with at least a 1/4 oz. sinker or more will work to get your bait to hold on the bottom in the currents by the bridges. When fishing the main lake points and shorelines with good drop offs on them you may be able to use smaller weights on your rigs.

Northern Pike anglers are finding some good pike action when fishing some of the sand and weed flats in the bays and main lakes of the Chetek chain of lakes. Floating rapalas, husky jerk baits and any other minnow looking baits retrieved with small twitches of the rod tip occasionally causing the bait and erratic or injured minnow presentation to the lurking and aggressive hitting pike. I suggest using a medal 6 inch 20lb leader between your bait and your fishing line to keep them from biting off your bait with their sharp teeth and gill plates.

Bass anglers are finding some nice bass as they fish the deeper depths and wood structure in the Chetek chain of lakes. Bogs can also be a good place to find them also at this time of year with the summer heat. Pitching and flipping the bog areas with a jig and craw rig or Texas rigged worms can work well to bring them out of hiding. Jig and craws and Carolina rigs are also working well in the deeper wood and waters where there is structure.

Bluegill anglers are still finding some late spawners along the main lake shorelines and bays with some wood cover or fallen trees in the waters. You may also find crappies in these same areas. Pan fishing anglers are also finding some good gills and crappies when fishing some of the bog areas around the Chetek chain of lakes. They are there seeking cover from the rains and the flow of water that is pushing and churning up food for fish under them!

Please to all boaters with this last little bit of rain we received (4.5 inches to be exact). Please be careful. There are a lot of floating logs, small bogs pieces, tree debris and some dock pieces floating around the lakes. Please mind and pay attention the no wake buoys in the channels as they are put there for boater’s safety!



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