Was thinking about going sturgeon fishing but have never gone on this river and was just wondering where are the hot spots. Just looking for a good fight.
Menominee River, Marinette County
I have fished the Menominee on and off for over 50 years. I once asked an old timer what I could expect to catch and he said, "just about anything." I have caught walleye, small mouth, northern, sturgeon, catfish, bullheads, and a variety of pan fish. I have successfully used a variety of artificials. However, I've had my best luck jigging or still fishing with worms and night crawlers. Most other live bait fishers seem to use minnows. Good luck!
Looking for a little advice and information about the area. My family owns a bit of land with access to the Menominee River, just east of Wausaukee. In this stretch of river, I have been out of my kayak fishing for smallmouth, and that is about it.
I haven't done much river fishing, and working with this faster moving water has given me challenges to come up with fishing presentations. We have a small boat that we can also launch on the river, so accessibility is relatively good for looking for a new spot.
Generally, I am just curious about what I can expect to catch in this stretch of river. I have caught my fair share of bass so far, and seen a couple very large sturgeon. Other than the typical small bait fish, maybe a walleye or two. I can't say for certain because they swam away pretty quick.
I look forward to learning to fish the river, but just would like to know an idea of what I can expect. Thanks!
56° - 60° F
71° - 75° F
I went last night for a few hours. I started down stream and the closer I got to the mouth the worse it got. Lots of wind and big rollers coming in off the bay. Went up stream about 9:30 and threw large floating Rapalas in the area above the Interstate bridge. Had a number of hit and misses but caught two small mouths and a big rockbass. Also got a 19" eye that hit right next to the boat, took that one home and called it a night.
Fisher, I wouldn't try to take a boat that size anywhere up steam past Stevenson's island.
It's pretty shallow and there are a lot of rocks. Depending on how fast the current is they can be really hard to see. There is a way through them but I would not try it with that boat until your really sure where to go. When the currents way down the rocks are easy to see, there coated with aluminum.
The launch is off of Sand rd. which is about 1/2 mile east of Marek rd. which is where the sign for the 4 seasons points you. Take Sand rd. south to the first road to the east about another 1/2 mile, turn left or east and go about 1/4 mile the launch is on your right.