Fishing Report | Northwest Wisconsin

This Northwest Wisconsin Fishin’ Report was sent to us by guide, Ryan Salemi with Ice Junkies Outdoors.

Been a roller-coaster of week fishing and weather wise. Had some cooler temps to play in most of the week, with hit or miss thunderstorms, followed by unusually cool overnights down in the upper 40’s…very unexpected for mid July. Temps are on the rebound as we head into the week with 80 degrees and 90 degrees settling back in

Fishing has been good overall, with plenty of numbers coming in throughout midday…better quality coming in that 7pm to sunset window.


Crappies have been good in windows, catching in that mid-depth range(13-18fow) during midday over sunken wood on minnows or 1″ Gulp Alive Minnows fished on a 1/32oz pink jig head w/#8 hook. Just located mid depth structure and fish vertically above the school. Evenings have been 🔥 through sunset. Fish the weed edges in that 5-8fow as they move up to feed. Catching them on a micro finesse slip float and Gulp Plastics.


Sunfish have been the star of the show! Numerous eater fish in the 7-9″ range coming throughout the day, bigger fish are holding a bit deeper, find that transitional break and you’ll find some bigger gills. Tossing a slip float with half a trout worm up around docks, lay downs and weed lines will get you action n eaters all day. Late afternoon into sunset start working that break line with your larger bug plastics and follow them up to the weed lines as dark approaches. Staying 6″ to a foot off bottom is important during high sunny middays, and then work that top 4′ of the water column as low light sets in.


Bass have been very active, jig worms or stick baits fished on 1/4oz stand up jig head has been taking fish all day long. Work them around docks adjacent to deeper water and it’s been $$$ in the bank. Cool frog bite going on towards dusk working the pads n bullrush.


Walleyes…getting lots of 14-18″ fish on slip bobber n leech or half a crawler when working mid depth rock humps or bars during the day. Better fish up to 28″ have been reported towards dusk pitching Gulp Jerk Shads or the 6″ Gulp Crawler up on sand bars…many anglers are getting them long line trolling Flicker Shads or #7-9 Floating Rapala’s along the first and second break lines as well.

This Northwest Wisconsin Fishin’ Report was sent to us by guide, Ryan Salemi with Ice Junkies Outdoors. To book your next Burnett County fishing trip, contact Ryan Salemi via email at