Menominee River, Marinette County

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9/19/16 @ 7:08 PM
WisconsinHunter/Fisher
WisconsinHunter/Fisher
USER since 10/9/12

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. 

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9/16/16 @ 8:12 AM
nelsonrock
nelsonrock
USER since 6/6/09

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!

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9/13/16 @ 12:45 PM
pghmyn
pghmyn
USER since 3/22/10

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!

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9/12/16 @ 1:36 PM
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h20walker
h20walker
USER since 3/13/12

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

Up to interstate bridge if your referring to lower river 

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9/12/16 @ 8:09 AM
fishfndr
fishfndr
USER since 9/15/05

I'm heading up to the area soon and wondering which section of the river I can safely operate a 17 1/2 ft deep V.  I read all about the rocks in the river and what to be safe and come home with a lower unit.  Thanks in advance

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9/1/16 @ 12:37 PM
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Polski
Polski
MEMBER since 5/11/03

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
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.

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8/29/16 @ 8:16 PM
Fisher123
Fisher123
USER since 7/6/06
Thanks for the info. I didn't think it would be a wise choice, and I don't want to add my paint to the rocks.

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8/29/16 @ 6:35 PM
Polski
Polski
MEMBER since 5/11/03

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. 

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8/28/16 @ 7:52 AM
Fisher123
Fisher123
USER since 7/6/06
How far west of the bridge in Marinette would I be able to get an 18' deep v if I launched at the one by Nest Egg Marine? I've heard it gets shallow past the bridge, any ideas? Or is there a better launch to access smallie fishing?

Edited on 8/28/16 7:52 AM
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8/10/16 @ 8:25 AM
wsg
wsg
USER since 12/19/03

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.

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