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Jenks Bait & Tackle

Date: 2019-05-17

Walleye

Walleye fishing has still been decent although the most common challenge has been size. Many folks are catching a lot of shorties in that 13-14 1/2 inch range. Those having luck with legal size walleyes are targeting areas in about 18-20 feet either in brushy or rocky gravel bottoms. Minnows and leeches are still the baits of choice for live bait. For artificials your go-tos will still be Flicker Shads, Husky Jerks, and plastic minnows with a rattle or darter jig.

Northern

The pike tournament is on as we speak. Pike are hitting on live bait more than artificial at the moment but live bait for pike is a bit scarce so if you are targeting pike and you want to fish live bait make sure you have some spinnerbait or spoon back ups. Tinseltails and Silver Minnows are good alternatives to live bait. If you wish to fish surface, Whopper Ploppers and Choppos might do you well over shallow weeds. Make sure you are fishing on the west side if you want good pike action.

Crappie

Crappie have been moving shallower but have been finicky this week as they are not quite spawning yet. One of the choke cherries outside of the shop has begun to bloom so they are getting close. I imagine they will be on the beds ready to go in the next day or two. However, we do have a cold front coming through for a few days that may send them out deeper again. Crappie minnows, Kalin Crappie Scrubs, Gulp! and Mini-Mites have seen the most success.

Weather

Today is very nice in the 60s. However, starting tomorrow a cold front is moving through for a few days. Saturday and Sunday expect highs in the low to mid 40s. Saturday there will be some rain storms and on Sunday expect a bit of rain with the possibility of some flurries (yes I know it is late May but Wisconsin is one of those few special places that can have all 4 seasons crammed into one day! Haha). Starting Monday it will warm up again into the 50s and then later in the week back into the 60s. Memorial Day weekend looks like it will be in the mid 60s to low 70s so should be a decent weekend to come on up.

Water Level

Full Pool

Water Temp

58-60 Degrees


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