Genoa, Wisconsin (WXOW) – This warm weather is making it a good time to be a fisherman. With ice in some areas and open water in others, you can fish any way you want right now.We talked to Mark Clements, owner of Captain Hook’s Bait and Tackle, and he said this is one of the best winters in the 12 years he’s been in business. He told us that everything on his walls is selling. Ice fishing gear, open water fishing gear, you name it. He has even had to keep more bait in stock than normal for this time of year, since both types of fishing are going strong right now.
Clements said, “Actually, this warm weather has been great for business. Normally winters can be kind of slow, but this year you have ice fishing in the sloughs and you have open water walleye and sauger fishing. So we’re getting the best of both worlds right now.”
Clements added that there were nearly 60 boats in the water and almost 100 people fishing on the ice over the weekend.