Wisconsin River Below Petenwell Dam, Juneau County

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7/30/16 @ 1:51 PM
Buckman
Buckman
MEMBER since 6/17/01

There is definitely good shore fishing access below the dam. You could potentially catch all the species you mentioned at any time. I typically fish at night, but the low light hours of the day are good also. I mainly fish walleye, but catch Muskie with regularity. Almost 1 per trip this year, and I went 5 times. I have caught up to 5 in one night up to 42", and lost and seen a few caught that have hit the 50" mark.

Fishing the rocks is most productive for me, but can be very dangerous, and slippery. BE carefull!! I wear a life vest at night fishing alone. You can also put on waders, and walk the shore down towards route 21. Plenty of shore to fish, and a bait shop for your needs.


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7/30/16 @ 1:14 PM
steelie24
steelie24
USER since 3/10/11

I have a day to kill tomorrow and was wondering if there is good shore access below the dam and if so is it very fishable? Looking to target walleye, smallies, whites, cats and maybe throw some larger baits for skis'.

Thanks, Steelie


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7/23/16 @ 3:54 PM
sicilian seaman
sicilian seaman
USER since 1/11/07
Whites and cats still going?

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7/6/16 @ 9:19 PM
Kayaker3
Kayaker3
USER since 9/9/13

I would like to know where some of you flathead fishers are getting those bluegills for bait.  I can't catch bluegills on this river at all.  

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6/13/16 @ 8:52 PM
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sh5469
sh5469
USER since 10/4/02

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous

We fished there this past weekend and caught some nice catfish, a few white bass, a goat and small walleyes.  Good luck to you.

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6/13/16 @ 4:03 PM
Big_Shane
Big_Shane
USER since 3/26/15

Yes there is a shop at the dam, buy bait there and no launch fee.

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6/13/16 @ 11:29 AM
Where's billy
Where's billy
USER since 9/30/13

Hey Guys, I'm heading up to fish this area this weekend.  I plan on using the boat ramp by the dam here.  Is there a fee and is the bait shop there?  It has been a long time since i fished the river.  Anyone catching anything?  Thanks for you help.  

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6/7/16 @ 7:36 PM
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Hardwater Freaks
Hardwater Freaks
USER since 1/21/16

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

Here's my buddies fishing report of the flowage today :)

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6/6/16 @ 6:08 PM
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sh5469
sh5469
USER since 10/4/02

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

Fished Sun and Mon and the white bass are still around and biting.  We did ok but saw several groups that were doing very well and one group was catching a fish a cast.  They were in a great spot, it appeared.  If you're interested in white bass, get there. 

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6/4/16 @ 11:25 PM
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Crappieslayerz
Crappieslayerz
USER since 11/14/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went out for an hour saw people catch à few whites trolling otherwise caught 3 walleye lost à few too and a bunch of goats but dont fish here often where are good spots To fish below the dam here 

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