Central Wisconsin Fishing Report – Phil Schweik

by | Mar 23, 2018 | Buzz Bite Report, Wisconsin | 0 comments

Open water fishing has begun and anglers are lining up below area dams and spillways targeting early spring walleyes. Ice fishing continues to be very good in most areas of the state, but please use caution when heading out. At this time of the year the ice conditions can vary greatly and they can change on a daily basis, even hourly in some locations.

With that said we are seeing very good catches of crappies, perch, and bluegills. Most of the action is taking place in shallow areas of the lakes with good green weeds. Interestingly though we are seeing a strange development where the larger panfish seem to be preferring smaller baits. Typically when you are fishing you think big bait – big fish, but this past week has been just the opposite where we are seeing a distinct liking for microscopic sized lures to get the larger fish.

As far as open water goes, anglers are fishing with standard jig and minnow combinations in deep water below dams, but a few savvy anglers are heading down river to traditional pre-spawn locations. These hearty anglers are picking up some of the “nicer” walleyes before they make their way upstream to their spawning grounds.

I know it’s early but I have been seeing quite a few strutting turkeys this past week, and interestingly enough I have also heard some of them gobbling. Yes gobbling…. Get ready, because it really isn’t that far out and turkey season will be upon us.

Phil Schweik
Hooksetters Guide Service
Phone: 715-693-5843

About Phil Schweik
Phil is one of the top money winners on the professional musky circuit. With over 50 top ten finishes and 20+ first place wins he has proven himself on the water over and over again. He is also the owner of Hooksetters Guide Service which keeps him on the water over 200 days a year. In addition to Phil's many days on the water he is a product specialist for several major companies in the fishing industry, and a seminar speaker at numerous sports clubs, and major sporting shows.


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