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Fishing report from Mike Doc Sabec 11/29/13
First ice fishing trip of the season. Ice about 3 to 5 inches. Still need to be careful out there. Walleyes were in 5-7 feet of water, on shiners and sucker minnows. www.docsguideservice.com (715)476-2305 or Cell 715-776-7693.
Fishing report from Bobby Orr 10/14/13
To say the least, the fishing here in the Mercer area and especially on the TFF has been great! We will be facing turnover very soon but until then and shortly after it should only get better. The muskies have been very active, the walleye have been great in numbers but not always size and the crappie have been fun too.
Walleye: Scattered pretty much all over the place with your wood covered edges and drops being your best producers. Bigger minnows have been important. Both jigging and slip bobbering have been effective when the wind will allow.
Crappie: Also scattered. Been finding these fish in woody areas, crib areas and deep holes. Jigs and fatheads have been our best option while slip bobber fishing is also producing. We have had some pretty wild winds that made it tough but not impossible.
Musky: These have been EVERYWHERE!! It has been a really fun last few days to week or so chasing muskies. Look for fish in nearly every possible spot. We have done well in open water, on edges and points, stumpfields, river channels and weeds. The sucker bite had been pretty good but so has fishing rubber, jerk and crank baits. Despite some nasty weather 6 out of the last 10 people in the boat have boated fish and 2 others had good fish on that came loose. Easy to see why this is my favorite time of the year!!
Good luck out there!! Good luck to everyone who will be coming up to compete in the Mercer Musky Madness tournament this upcoming weekend. It should be a great time with some huge fish registered! See ya there!
Bobby Orr's Guide Service
P.O. Box 27
Mercer, WI 54547