Tomahawk Fishing Report
By Jed “Big Musky” Buelow
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports and Nature Editor
The bite on Tomahawk area flowages was pretty hot heading into the temperature crash and the ground once again being covered in snow.
On the opener weekend we found perch biting below a local dam. The problem was the wind also had a bite to it and we had to leave as it was pretty cold. We returned on another windy day on Saturday and found the action was still going strong.
The first fish was a small walleye. Then the perch picked up and smaller walleyes were caught along with some nice bluegills and crappies. All fish were caught using a simple hook and sinker with a chunk of night crawler. The perch we caught were still not spawned out so they were put back to catch another day.
Typically this time of year we like to target shallow muddy bays as post-spawn walleyes and perch will be up feeding on insect larvae and other food in areas where the weeds are starting to emerge. This technique is also simple, as all that is needed to catch these fish is a slip bobber and crawler.
Much to our surprise, while out checking a couple different areas last Wednesday, a pod of sunfish and bluegills were found already up in the shallows preparing for the spawn. A few were caught and released after a good fight.
This warm should turn the bite back on. Get out and enjoy while the fishing is good.