Good fishing continues.

Chris Abbott, owner of Hatfield Sports Shop, said the area bite has remained active over the past week.

Fishermen have been catching a mixed bag of varying species, Abbott said, but walleyes in particular have been biting well on Lake Arbutus.

“We’re still getting some really good catches of walleye out here on the lake this last weekend,” he said. “There are some nice keeper fish in the mixed bag of fish most guys are getting. They’re getting them on crank baits, casting and trolling.”

Crappies, bass and catfish have also been biting.

On the Black River some nice-sized muskies have been caught, Abbott said.

“They are starting to pick up a little bit. I imagine the river is really low, so they’re probably in the pools and below the riffles where there’s some moving water,” he said.

The Department of Natural Resources reports that the water level on the Chippewa River has receded to near normal level. Muskies are being caught along the river from dams in Eau Claire and Altoona to the Carryville boat launch.

Water levels on the Wisconsin River downstream from Sauk City are dropping but are still above normal.

In other outdoor news, the woods are hot and buggy, Abbott said. Deer flies, horseflies and mosquitoes are out in force.

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