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Fishing tips for the Chetek Chain of Lakes from our local fishing guide
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
Many anglers report great fishing on the Chetek Chain of Lakes!
Northern pike anglers are finding some very good fishing and some big pike in the bays and creek mouth areas of the Chetek lakes. When fishing during the early morning and evening hours, you will find the pike chasing and feeding on the small shad minnows just under the water surface. Working baits like Husky jerk baits, floating rapalas, buzz baits, spinner baits, and Johnson silver minnows can all work very well to trigger some great strikes from some of the big pikes.
Walleye anglers are finding good walleye fishing when casting crank baits and bait rigs such as jig and minnows or nightcrawler rigs. Try casting along the steep bank shorelines and small point areas that may be windblown. Trolling can also work great this time of year to help you find the feeding schools.
Panfish anglers are finding some very good panfish on the Chetek lakes. Drifting in areas where there is submerged wood or cribs seems to be the key to finding the schools of bluegills and crappies on the main Chetek. Earthworms, waxies, crappie minnows, and gulp artificial minnows will work well for bait on a hook and bobber rigs or crappie jigs.
Bass anglers are also finding bass feeding along the weed edges and in the creek mouth areas. The bass are chasing minnows and busting the surface, showing themselves. Topwater plugs can work extremely well during this time of year. Jerk baits worked just under the surface will also trigger some big bass to strike hard.
Good luck and safe travels to all local and visiting anglers. Anglers and boaters, please help prevent the spread of invasive fish and weeds to our lakes and rivers. If your boat has been on other waters, empty the live wells and clean the boat before launching on our Chetek lakes!