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Full Service Lakeside Marina

101 Banks St.  Chetek, WI  54728   (715) 924-3318

Weekly Fishing Report

Fishing tips for the Chetek Chain of Lakes from our local fishing guide 

Steve Sedani

Steve Sadani

Up-Der North Guide Service


Steve has been a Wisconsin-licensed fishing guide in the Chetek area for more than 30 years. For more information about Steve and Up-Der North Guide Service, visit http://www.chetek.com/up-dernorth/ or call (715) 829-9477

August 30, 2017

Fishing on the Chetek Chain of Lakes should be good for anglers looking to get out on the water this Labor Day weekend! 


Panfish anglers are finding some nice bluegills and crappies as they drift in six to nine feet of water with some submerged wood submerged in the area. Tipping a crappie jig or hook with worms, waxies or crappie minnows will work well to entice the panfish to bite the bait. Vertical jigging seems to be working best for anglers. 


Northern pike anglers are catching some nice pike as they cast in the bays and creek mouth areas of the Chetek Chain of Lakes. Casting with baits such as daredevils, Johnson silver minnows, bass spinner baits, floating rapalas and husky jerk baits can work well to trigger strikes from the lurking pike. Trolling minnow type baits like the husky jerk bait or the floating rapala can also work well for anglers.


Walleye anglers are picking up a walleye or two for the dinner table when fishing the Chetek Chain of Lakes. Anglers are catching them as they drift the shorelines, casting live bait rigs such as jig and minnows or a simple hook and split shot rig. Floating jig heads can also work well when using live bait. Tipping the hook or jig with a nite crawler or a fathead minnow will also help entice the walleye to bite the rigs. Slip bobber fishing also is working well with either bait on the hook. Anglers are also finding that trolling weed edges of the main lakes and shorelines is working well at this time of year.


Bass anglers are finding some good fishing as they fish with Texas rigged worms and craws, jig and craw combos or stand up jig heads with a grub or twister tails along the shore lines where there are overhanging trees or fallen trees in the water. You will also find them feeding in the lily pads and duck weed areas of the bays and near creek mouths of the Chetek Chain of Lakes.


Good luck to all anglers and safe travels to all during this Labor Day weekend!    




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