Fall is definitely here in Northern Wisconsin. Water temperatures have dropped into the sixties and leaves are starting to change. It’s absolutely beautiful outside. That being said the fall bite is on. We have spent most of our time on the Hayward area Lakes.
We’ve been fishing walleyes in stained water lakes and we’re finding fish anywhere from twenty to twenty-two feet of water. Rocky drop-offs, rocky ledges, and rocky points have been the spots holding the most fish. We have been Lindy rigging with sucker minnows.
The crappies can be found out in the main lake basins in twenty to twenty-five feet of water. You can drive around and find the schools using our electronics.
We have been catching them using small plastic suspended underneath slip bobbers.
The smallmouth bass have really spread out. You can find a few out on main lake structures in twenty-five feet of water and you can find some spread out along the rocky shorelines.
You can catch those fish a number of different ways. Jerk minnows and flukes. Slow finesse presentations like ned rigs and tubes. You can also catch fish with jerk baits.
The musky fishing is starting to really pick up in the area. You can find fish shallow in the bullrushes and along the weedlines. Bucktails are working the best, but you can move a few fish on topwater baits early in the morning or late in the evening.
I hope everybody’s able to get out on the water this week catch a bunch of fish and have a great time! If your looking to get out fishing in Northern Wisconsin you can reach me through my website or cell.