Wisconsin guide Jeff Evans of Jeff Evans Guide Service gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Northern Wisconsin and the Hayward area on October 31st, 2021.
Northern Wisconsin Report
Well most of our lakes in Northern Wisconsin have turned over and on a lot of those smaller lakes water temperatures are in the mid too low forties.
We have still been finding walleyes in that twenty-five to thirty foot range in stained lakes. Both a jig and minnow combo or slip bobber presentation will produce fish.
You can also catch some fish on Rapala Jigging Raps or on Kastmaster spoons.
Crappies can be found on most of the Northern Wisconsin lakes in about thirty feet of water cruising the main lake basins. Small spoons, small jigs with plastics or a slip bobber with a crappie minnow are good ways to catch these fish. If you do target these crappies try to only fish for what you plan to eat, because fish deeper than thirty feet of water tend to have a high mortality rate when released.
Smallmouth bass can be found scattered along shoreline drop offs, rocky points, and on some rocky reefs in twenty to twenty five feet of water.
Heavy jig heads paired with paddle tails, A- Rigs, or live bait rigs with suckers are all producing fish.
The musky bite has been solid this fall. You can catch fish along the deep weed lines, but there are still a few fish up shallow. Big rubber baits or live suckers are the way to go this time of year.
I hope everybody’s able to get out on the water this week catch a bunch of fish and have a great time! Enjoy the last bit of the open water season. If your looking to get out fishing in Northern Wisconsin or the Hayward area you can reach me through my website or cellphone.