2-Night Stay for Two in a River-View Room and Spa-and-Food Package at
Yosemite View Lodge near Yosemite National Park
101 Banks St. Chetek, WI 54728 (715) 924-3318
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
Well, we went through some cold weather fronts during the last couple of weeks.
The temperatures dropping and the rain fronts moving through the area did kick the walleyes into feeding mode. They’ve been feeding along some of the weed edges and weed points in the morning and early evening hours. Anglers using slip bobber rigs tipped with either a nightcrawler, fathead minnow or small sucker minnow are finding some good eater size walleyes in the 15-17-inch size.
Walleye anglers are finding success in the midday hours by trolling crankbaits such as shad raps, Berkley flicker shads, and rattle traps along the weed edges, points and steep-banked shorelines with drop-offs to them.
Panfish anglers are finding some bluegills and crappies as they wind drift the main lakes of the Chetek Chain of lakes. Crappie anglers are finding that vertical jigging their favorite jig tipped with either a minnow, waxie, or gulp minnows is working well to entice the crappies to bite. Bluegill anglers are having some good luck where they can find submerged wood in 6-10 feet of water. A simple hook and bobber rig will work well tipped with a earthworm, a chunk of nightcrawler or a waxie to trigger the fish to bite the hook.
Northern pike anglers are finding some good action in the bays and shallow sand flats with weed edges and weed points. Spinnerbaits, floating Rapalas , silver-colored Johnson silver minnows and daredevils all seem to work equally well to entice the thrashing pike hits.
Safe travels to and from the lakes and good luck to all anglers.