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Walleye fishing report for Taylor County /Medford WisconsinUpdated: 05/12/04
Prepared by The Star News for Taylor County Tourism
May 6, 2004
Hooray! It's fishing season! Go catch some!
Walleyes are biting in the Jump River, according to Roxanne Voldberg,
the manager at 4 Season Sports in Jump River. One weighed in at about
six pounds, she said.
Try minnows or night crawlers between the Hwy 73 bridge and the
swimming beach for the marble eyes. "They are hitting pretty hard," she
said. A few anglers also are reporting good sucker catches as well.
Richard Shotliff, co-owner of Rock Point Bait and Convenience Store in
the Perkinstown area, said bluegills are starting to move in below
Miller Dam. A few bass and northern pike also are being caught in the
flowage. Beware, bass season isn't open yet in the area. Release them
if you catch them, or you are in for a heck of a lot of trouble if
Shotliff said, "It is picking up some. It sounds like it is getting
better, and a few people are getting some crappies."
The fishing is slow. That is the report from Mudgett's Sports Shop near
Gilman. Anglers are catching a few crappies with minnows or wax worms
out of Miller Dam Flowage along Beaver Creek Road. "Once they start
spawning it should pick up a little more," they said.
Gary Ellenbecker, owner of Fuzzy's General Store and Bait Shop in the
Lake Esadore area, said the cold water temperatures have cooled
fishing. "It is pretty slow. The water hasn't warmed up enough yet," he
Ellenbecker said warm weather combined with some rain should help warm
up local lakes and streams.
For more information, contact:
Vergil Breezee, 4 Season Sports, N9107 CTH MM, Jump River,
Jump River 54434. (715) 668-5735.
Gary Ellenbecker, Fuzzy's General Store and Bait Shop, N4369 CTH E,
Medford, 54451. (715) 785-7977.
George and Carol Mudgett, Mudgett's Sports Shop, W13219 CTH M, Gilman,
54433. (715) 668-5674.
Pete Peterson, Pete's Service and Bait Shop, 1230 Hwy 102, Rib Lake,
54470. (715) 427-3270.
Richard and Nancy Shotliff, Rock Point Bait and Convenience
Store, N4905 CTH M, Medford, 54451. (715) 785-7549.