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Northern Wisconsin Buzz Bite Report 2-1-2022

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Fishing guide Jeff Evans gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Northern Wisconsin and Lake Superior on February 1st, 2022.

Northern Wisconsin Buzz Bite Report 2-1-2022


Erik Thue has been on the ice in the Hayward Lakes Area, and he say’s there is a very solid mid-winter panfish bite going on right now.  Focus on deep basins right and look for suspended fish in 20’ – 30’.

You’ll find them anywhere from hugging the bottom to just under the ice.  The most active fish are usually the ones higher off bottom. Tungsten jigs tipped with wax worms or spikes are working well when fish are aggressive.

If the bite gets tough try switching up to a lead jig like a Baitrigs Panfish Cobra.

Pike fishing has been consistent, and there are still plenty of weed beds holding fish.  Try to find edges close to deep water for the best concentrations of fish.

First light and last light time frames seem to be the best right now, but you will also hit a few short feeding windows throughout the day.  You’ll even pick up an occasional walleye. Set tip ups with shiners or suckers along the outside edge of the weeds and adjust depths to vary from just off bottom to half way down.

Experimenting with different minnow sizes can also pay off when the bite gets tough.

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Aron Kastern has been targeting whitefish and lake trout around the Apostle Islands and Chequamegon Bay in Northern Wisconsin.

The mid winter bite has been typical over the last week.  Lakers have been a bit moody, and you’ll need to commit to moving a lot while drilling plenty of holes to stay on active fish. Bucktail jigs, large tubes, heavy spoons, and beetles are all good options.


Shiners, smelt, or a strip of herring tipped on your presentation will help trigger strikes and attract fish.  You’ll find lakers near points, steep breaks, or deep structure starting around 75’ and moving deeper.

The whitefish bite has been really good lately with fish cruising in anywhere from 40’ – 140’.  Small flashy spoons tipped with cut bait or plastics have been working well.

Look for fish anywhere in the water column and be ready for fast action when you locate a school.  Travel corridors such as break lines between large flats and deep water are good areas to target.

Pay attention to current changes throughout the day, and get ready when you see water movement change directions.  These fish can roam around a lot, so don’t get stuck in one area too long if you’re not on them.

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