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Fox & Wolf River, Lake Winnebago & Area Fishing Reports

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Lake Poygan: Travel with Caution. 95% are going off of the South landing (Noffke's). Traveling from west of the Southern Public Landing to the Willow is not advised. 2 vehicles went through this past week. 2-4" of ice, why I have no idea....From Public to East there is 12-18" of ice. Most fishing is north the Hole around the Horseshoe. Looking at a mix bag of quality Crappie, White Bass and Walleye. Gold Kastmasters and Swedish Pimples are a good jigging choice. Don't shy from setting up tipups with crappie minnows or small shiners.

Lake Winnebago: Large Hole 6.5 miles out from Oshkosh. Tread lightly people, it's finally frozen but has about 2-3". Fishing has been spotty. Some perch and gills being caught off of Black Wolf. A decent bite of perch and white bass off of Merrit Street launch. Haven't hear much in regards to any eyes. Once this actic blast blows through we should be able to travel much more safer.

Waushara County Lakes: Travel via vehicle not recommended. Most lakes are at that 8" range respectively. The dumping of snow has made walking unenjoyable, snowmachines or wheelers are a help. Pearl Lake has offered some good results with slab pannies in about 10-13 fow. Bugh's Lake has been producing some nice legal size pike, pans have been small but abundant. Nice lake to take the kids for the day. Most other producing lakes have been very quiet so far, I've been hoping all over the county lately and not finding much of a bite this past week.

Good Luck and Tightlines

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Afternoon guys n gals. Things are steadily picking up on Lake Poygan. Walleyes, crappies, white bass and northern are biting. Look to downsize to bluegill and crappie baits for walleye n craps. If you can find smelt use it for pike otherwise grab the largest shiners your wallet can buy. Several 40+ pike taken this year. Plenty of muskie biting too so take care of them if you land one.

Things on Winnebago are picking up and the ice is finally thickening up. Walleye and sauger have been producing off of oshkosh up to 4miles out. Tread carefully though as ice is still spotty. 4 wheeler recommended.

Tightlines, more to come!


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White Bass and Walleye are picking up on Winnebago near the mouth of the Fox River. Walleyes are starting to move back on to the reefs. Trolling on the sides of the reefs or anchor in an slip bobber these girls. Casting raps and flicks while anchored is also producing.

Wolf River will be starting up soon for the Fall run. Not a lot of pressure but a ton of good fishing to be had. pulling jigs or wolf river rigs with worms or minnows will produce.


Good Luck!!

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Large cracked opened up last night on South side about 100yds off of noffkes. Couple fisherman fell in early this morn on atv as cracked was hidden by the snow cover we got last night. Thankfully they were rescued by local vol. fire dept. Tread carefully, ice still isn't great. 

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