Archives for November 2017

Fishing/Outdoor Report:

The weather from last week when we were in the 50’s and 60’s certainly has changed. We began this week in 30’s and 20’s, with a layer of snow on the ground and with more in the short-term forecast. Expect more of the same weather from here on out.

As for the fishing, musky fishing is currently the only open water activity now and it is the best of the year. The colder weather has triggered the fish into a feeding frenzy. Anglers have been catching musky nearly every time out. Most of the fish are coming on live suckers or by jigging. The current water temperatures are in the upper 40’s. and there has been some crust ice forming along the shorelines. This weather is more in line with rifle season than fall archery or fishing, but there will still be few brave anglers out on the lakes over the weekend even with the snow coming down. No reports on any other species this. I believe most anglers have retired their boats for the year and are thinking about getting into the woods.

The whitetail deer are moving into the rut now. Rutting activity will be nearing its peak soon and into the early weeks of November. Buck scrapes are being found and deer movement has increased significantly. It is that time of the year where if you see one deer, you will probably see more. Everyone seems to be seeing more deer than the last couple years. Just a reminder to get your guns sited in, because rifle season will be here before you know it.

This may be the last fishing report until we get some solid ice.