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Fishing Report

From Steve Sedani - Licensed Wisconsin Fishing Guide

August 22, 2017

Bass anglers sure brought in some nice limits and nice fish to the weigh-in table!

Bass anglers brought in many limits of bass caught along the shore lines and in bays of the Chetek chain of lakes with submerged wood and weed edges. Jig and craw combos, Texas-rigged worm or craws, drop shot rigs can work well to entice the bite of the large mouth bass in the lakes.

Bluegill and crappie anglers are finding some very nice crappies and bluegills as they drift in 6-12 ft of water on the main lakes and the bigger bays around the chain of lakes. Vertical jigging a 3/16 jig tipped with a crappie minnow or waxie can work well to entice some hard slams on the rod tip when they hit your bait.

Northern Pike anglers are having some fun times in the early morning hours and early evening hours of the day. You will find them chasing minnows along the weed edges in the bays and shallow creak mouths of the Chetek chain of lakes. Casting baits like floating rapalas, husky jerk baits, bass spinner baits, Johnson silver minnows, dare devils, red eye spoons can all work to provoke some massive water thrashing action as they strike next to the boat at times. Always hold tight to your rod and reel when Pike fishing. They strike when you least expect it.

Walleye anglers are catching some nice 15 -18 in. walleyes along the weed edges and along some of the gravel bars around the Chetek chain of lakes. Slip bobber rigs can work well when fishing the weed edges. You can let the wind work the boober closer to the weed edges and pockets. Small walleye suckers, fat head minnows or a night crawler all work well for live bait on your hooks. Drifting steep banked shore lines and points and vertical jigging a 1/8 oz. to 1/4 jig tipped with a crawler or a fat head minnow can also work well to pick up some walleyes for the dinner table.

Safe travels to all anglers, vacationers, and families coming to the Chetek chain of lakes area!   



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