Tomahawk Fishing Report
By Jed “Big Musky” Buelow
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports and Nature Editor
After a nice stretch of warm weather to start out the week, anglers trying to get out and take advantage of the open water in the Tomahawk area had to deal with cold and even snow as the weekend wrapped up.
The swing back toward winter had many no doubt deciding to adhere to Safer at Home guidelines as nearly 10 inches of snow fell Sunday. Still, nicer weather on Saturday saw many taking advantage of the clause that allows outdoor activities like fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation to continue as long as practicing social distancing. The boat landing at SARA Park was filled and many lined the shores of the Wisconsin River below Bradley Dam over the weekend.
Most anglers continue to target perch and walleye from boats and around dams on Tomahawk area flowages. Heading into the cool down the word around town was that the walleye bite was going pretty good. Many targeting spring walleyes use a simple jig and minnow worked slowly along the bottom. This angler also likes using a simple hook and sinker setup, as wire hooks like those made by Eagle Claw can usually be pulled free from the many snags that are encountered when fishing moving water.
This cool down might slow the bite a bit and will certainly limit pressure until the nicer weather returns. Fortunately by the coming weekend temps are forecasted to return to more seasonal levels and a new moon phase is slated for next Wednesday, which should also serve to improve the bite a few days before and after.