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Action is heating up on the local river system with abundant walleyes being taken by area anglers. Most action is on jig and minnow combinations in the deeper pools, but some nice fish are moving up towards shallower water on sunny days and in the evening.

Ice fishing is still going strong with good catches of crappies, bluegills and perch. Most of the fish are in less than 10 feet of water and the best action is coming on tiny ice jigs tipped with waxies or spikes. Use caution when heading out onto the ice at this time of the year as it is getting sketchy along shoreline areas. Areas with current can also be especially dangerous.

More on ice fishing: Ice fishing news from around the state | Your ice fishing photos | Build a map | Read ice fishing reports

Have a great week.

Phil Schweik writes about his seasonal hunting and fishing patterns in Central Wisconsin along with tips and tactics on how to be successful while you are in the field or on the water.

Phil Schweik is a lifelong resident of Central Wisconsin who lives in Mosinee. Phil is a fishing and hunting guide for Hooksetters Guide Service and a professional musky tournament fisherman. He can be reached by checking out the Hooksetters’ website at

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