Everything is Fishable

Musky Season is Now Open

With the opening of Muskie season, all species can now be fished for, but just remember that Smallmouth Bass is still catch and release until June 17th.


Perch are in the weeds; using a slip bobber tipped with minnows or tossing a 1/8th oz. jig with a small minnow seems to be doing the job. Crappies could be starting or are in the process of or finishing up spawning, depending on the lake you are fishing. Slip bobber rigs with hook and minnow or a jig and plastic should do the trick. If you find some warmer water in the bays or shallow flats, you might get into some bluegills too.


Will still be found around new weeds pitching jig and minnows or anything that moves should be a good bet.


These are being found around the new weeds, maybe the sand flats off the spawning areas but pitching 1/8th oz. jigs tipped with fathead minnows or slip bobbers just over and around will catch you a nice fish fry also.


They will be starting, in process of, or finishing spawning, depending on the lake water temps. Smaller baits this time of the year are your best baits to go to right now.

Selective harvest is the way to go. Colin Crawford’s Guide Service, crawfordfishing@gmail.com (715)891-2715. Website is www.crawfordfishing.com or you can also find Phelps Outdoors on Facebook. NPAA #94.

Happy fishing!

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