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Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Fishing Guide Reports & Conditions

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FISHING REPORTS:

Like your dad said to you when holding a football in the back yard, "go deep". That's were the nice walleyes are right now. If you can figure out how to hold the boat in this wind and cold, do it over 20-30 deep water on rock humps and ledges. Minnows and jigs heavy enough to feel the bottom are the ticket. I like orange or green for colors.

The crappie are still going well but they seem to be in 5-8 feet of water. I used small gulp minnows, brown plastic twister tail grubs and white beetle spins. I took some very nice 14"ers along with a pile of 11"s. Very tasty since the water temps are now in the lower 60s a dropping.

The fishing should continue to improve with the dropping water temps as all species start preparing for ice cover. Musky have been chasing big minnows or suckers and bucktails.

That's it for now, Gotta go check out a lake I've never fished before and be back in time for kick off.

BTW, I got "COMING SOON" signs up in the bait shop this weekend. I can't wait!

Hey, don't forget to take the family fishing and HAVE FUN! But remember, it's all fun and games 'til someone loses a Walleye!
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Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
Check out my Real Estate website at www.JeffBolander.com
and my Up North fishing and resort web sites at www.UpNorth.info
and see piles of fish photos at Up North Fishing Photos at www.UpNorthFishingPhotos.com.


Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 09:21:35 (PDT)


Here's the announcement that I've been sitting on for a while now that I am really excited about. I'm opening up the new Dewey Catch'em and How Bait Shop / Guide Service in March of 2015. Where? In The Store complex at the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 51 in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. It will be where the bakery used to be. There is no signage yet but it's just one of the things that will be taken care of by next March. Here's our mission:

When you fish the northwoods of Wisconsin you want the best.  When you hire a guide from Dewey Catchem and How ™, you want the best and you get it.  Now coming in the spring of 2015, Dewey Catchem and How ™ is extending those expectations to your choice in bait shops.  Our bait shop will be on a never ending mission to become the best bait shop in the northwoods.  How are we gonna do it??

A Great Selection of Fishing Tackle that WORKS in Our Area...
We won't just fill the shelves, we will fill them with northwoods tested fishing tackle that will work catching you more fish.

High Quality Fishing Tackle at Low Low Pricing...
We shop the wholesalers for the best in tackle at the best price.  Those big box stores will not have anything on us!  In fact many items on our shelves will be priced lower than those stores.  When you buy from us you will know that you got a fantastic price on tackle that works in our area.

Fresh Live Bait...
The best of the best is the only kind of live bait you will find in our coolers and tanks.  Minnows, bugs, grubs, crawlers and leeches will be the freshest you can find.

Professional Help...
No part time salespeople here!  Our friendly staff will be the guides that fish the area and their associates.  You have a question, we'll have an answer.



Lots of
Easy Parking
for Your Rig

Convenient Location
at Hwy 70 & Hwy 51

Easy In and Out

One Stop Shopping
Gas, Snacks, Tackle in One Place

Low Pricing
that Meets or Beats the Big Box Stores

Professional Staff

Fresh Live Bait

Fishing Hours

For more info go to

http://deweycatchemandhow.com/baitshop.htm

I'll keep you updated. If you have any suggestions or comments give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and let me know.
Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 20:13:30 (PDT)
Oh no. You know that feeling you get when you see the first buds on the trees in the spring of the year? Well it's just the opposite for me when I see the first fern or sugar maple start to turn at this time of year. But the fishing has been good and getting better. The weather has held and lake temps are still in that lower to mid 70 range. Crawlers and leeches are still king with a few lakes requiring minnows. But those minnow lakes are minnow lakes pretty much year round. The weeds are starting to come loose from the bottom and the fish are starting a move to the deeper rock bars. But you can still catch fish in the weed edges but pretty much only at feeding time.

The fall also brings the lowing of water temps and shorter sun filled hours. This means its time to fatten up for the winter. No, I'm not talking about the fisherpeople, put those Oreos down! Soon is when those big sallies will start gorging for the winter cold and you need to be ready. Take different sized baits out with you, different colors and go DEEP. Too many fisherpeople are uncomfortable fishing deeper than 10' but that means you are missing out on the bigger fish. Find those 20-40' humps and fish them. One may put a big smile on your face!

Time to go and try that myself!

Hey, don't forget to take the family fishing and HAVE FUN! But remember, it's all fun and games 'til someone loses a Walleye!
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Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
Check out my Real Estate website at www.JeffBolander.com
and my Up North fishing and resort web sites at www.UpNorth.info
and see piles of fish photos at Up North Fishing Photos at www.UpNorthFishingPhotos.com.


Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:04:01 (PDT)
Sorry for the delay in posting reports. I have been very busy fishing and dealing with other business issues. I know, I know, no excuse. Well here we go.

The fishing continues to get better in the northwoods. Water temps are starting to climb again. I was on the Manitowish Waters chain a few days ago and the water temp was about 75. I was on a smaller green algae bloomed lake and the temp was almost 80. But on those two bodies of waters as with all the others lately the successful presentation has been the same. Light jigs and slow, slow, painfully slow presentations. Clawlers are still the best bet and you can pinch them in half. Leeches are second best and then small grub tail plastics. Green weed edges next to deeper water if available was the spots to look for.

For smallies on the rocks the magic depth was 16' with hard bottom and 6' weed edges on lakes with a crayfish population. Love those fighting little devils. One of my clients caught a night 15"er the other day and its belly was gigantic!

We found walleye on weed edges and some in shallow weeds and wood. No consistency on deep walleye yet but we are getting close. One unusual trait of the walleyes lately was you didn't have to get up early for fish till dark to get them. We caught most of those marble eyes around 8am and 7pm. I like that.

Crappies are starting to pick up a little. Plastics were king there as we did well with light jigs and slow presentations that just clipped the top of the weeds in 7-5 feet of water. And they hit best with a chop on the water and the sun out! OK, thats enough. It's time to get back out there.

Hey, don't forget to take the family fishing and HAVE FUN! But remember, it's all fun and games 'til someone loses a Walleye!
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Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
Check out my Real Estate website at www.JeffBolander.com
and my Up North fishing and resort web sites at www.UpNorth.info
and see piles of fish photos at Up North Fishing Photos at www.UpNorthFishingPhotos.com.

Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 11:14:52 (PDT)
Fishing is a little below average right now. Reason? Water temps. Normally water temps would be in the 80 degree range at this time of year. Even though we had a very late spring, the culprit is the cool nights. 40s and 50s each night just won't allow those water temps to climb. And I see next week the highs will only be in the low 60s for a couple of days. And these temps aren't limited to just the northwoods either. I was on the Madison lakes last Saturday with my grandangels and the water temps were only 74! Now anyone familiar with those lakes knows usually by this time of year you are fishing in a warm tub, icing your catch to make sure it doesn't rot in a half hour. Does this mean you can't catch fish? NEVER!

Right now lake temps are in the 67-71 degree range, clear and stained lakes and flowages alike. One good side effect of the cool water temps is the minimal mayfly hatches. There have been a few small hatches, a good one on the Rainbow, but no majors so far. Weed edges are creeping out to 14-15' depths now. Keep that jig size as small as possible when dragging the leeches and crawlers which are the baits of choice right now. Not too many Northern Pike being boated now but Walleye are still good in low light times or on the flowages. Bass are still going good but the largemouth are really affected by the cool water temps. Musky can be enticed to hit medium to small bucktails ripped over weed patches.

Hey, don't forget to take the family fishing and HAVE FUN! But remember, it's all fun and games 'til someone loses a Walleye!
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Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
Check out my Real Estate website at www.JeffBolander.com
and my Up North fishing and resort web sites at www.UpNorth.info
and see piles of fish photos at Up North Fishing Photos at www.UpNorthFishingPhotos.com.
Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 12:23:10 (PDT)
Hey guys and gals, its been a while. Well, lets get at it. Biggest story right now is minnows are basically passe right now. Crawlers and leeches are the baits of choice. And of course you know I love plastics!

Walleye and Northern Pike and active right now and are hitting crawlers and leeches nicely. Light jigs and green weedlines are key.

Crappies have slowed a little while the gills have picked up. Again, crawlers and leeches in 3-8' of water will bring those bull gills to the boat.

LM Bass should be at the top of your list and the water temps get into the 70s now. They will be everywhere. Remember, they are a surprise stalker so look for places they might hide and attack their prey. Downed logs, dark water that changes to light, lily pads, and big rocks and are great hiding places. Smallies will be in the rocks and roaming the flats also looking for a meal. Low light is the best for them.

The flowages are popping well right now and water levels are good. Local clear water chains are great too but look for those weed edges next to 20-30 feet of water.

One more quickie hint. Wanna find the fish? Used a spinner bait or beetle pin to cover a lot of water and then slow down when you find the fish.

Hey, don't forget to take the family fishing and HAVE FUN! But remember, It's all fun and games 'till someone loses a Walleye!
-----------------------------
Jeff Bolander, also known as 'How' of Dewey, Catchem and How at www.DeweyCatchemAndHow.com
Reports at www.UpNorthFishing.com
Check out my Real Estate website at www.JeffBolander.com
and my Up North fishing and resort web sites at www.UpNorth.info
and see piles of fish photos at Up North Fishing Photos at www.UpNorthFishingPhotos.com.
Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at 08:47:37 (PDT)

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