Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March 2024

James Stewart March 25, 2024

Greetings from Minocqua WI,

We have open water on most of the lakes in Oneida and Vilas county which should be close to a record for ice out. The small lakes skim over some nights when the temps drop to single digits but for the most part, we should be good to go for open water. The gamefish season is closed on inland lakes; however, one can fish for walleye on the Tomahawk River. One of our guide staff members Al “Frosty” Frost has been out there quite a bit so far and has had pretty good success catching numbers and decent-sized walleye too. Al has been using jigs tipped with XL Fatheads.

As for the lakes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, crappie, perch, and panfish have been scattered a bit. You will want to try and find the warmest water on the lake and most likely the most Northern areas of the lake as they warm faster. You may need to search a bit for them as I mentioned they are scattered and not a lot of them are shallow yet but jigs, tipped with a crappie minnow, or on a warmer sunny day, a jig tipped with a worm will work to catch some early season fish.

If you are coming up to the Minocqua area to do some fishing please stop by as we will do our best to meet your needs and pass on any fishing information that might aid in your success. We have worms, nightcrawlers, crappie minnows, and XL fatheads for your live bait needs. We have guides available as well if you would like to take an early-season trip. Again, please stop by or contact us if you need fishing supplies and information as it will be our honor to serve you.

Lastly, please mark your calendar for Saturday, July 20. We are having our 4th annual Musky Bash and we sure hope you can join us. This event is a ton of fun as well as a great opportunity to learn a lot about Musky fishing. There will be a lot of Musky manufacturers at the Bash as well as some Great sales and door prizes.

It's a super fun day and we hope you can join us.

Have a great fishing season everyone.

Good Fishing and God Bless, Jim Stewart

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