June was an interesting month of fishing. Inconsistent weather, coupled with mayfly hatches, busy boat traffic on some days, plus short feeding windows and lack of fish activity made June bass fishing a challenge. Like all problems we face on the water, there are often solutions. My boat succeeded, but fell far below my high standards.
What another wet and wild month of May, 2016 it was! The weather was lousy, but bass fishing good enough. Thank goodness the season started! Now rain, please go away. It rained 4 inches on us in Minocqua last week.
By Andrew Ragas
A new fishing season brings new angling opportunities. During the last week, our family’s northwoods cabin opened for the season, signaling that game time is near. My Ranger boat finally hit the water, and a slew of upgrades such as big screen electronics, a front deck extension, and other modifications were added onto it soon after. With a little less than a week remaining until Wisconsin’s gamefish season opener and the start of my 2016 bass fishing season, all I can do is patiently wait for the clocks and calendar to turn….. and share some tales of northwoods bass fishing until then.