Wisconsin River Below Petenwell Dam, Juneau County

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TODAY @ 6:13 PM
Jerry Tipping
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USER since 12/26/07

The lakes have been on a slow rise for the past week or so, but with more than an inch of rain in the forecast from Adams north to Rheinlander for Thursday evening through Saturday morning they may come up a little faster. With the fresh water and the increased flow it should get the fish on the move. If you’re looking for nice minnows, Matt at the Petenwell Sport Shop has good sized Tuffy’s.

I was out Monday for a few hours below the dam. I just pitched 1/8 ounce jigs tipped with Tuffy's. Color didn't matter, orange, pink, chartreuse, Had a dozen or so "shorties", couple "keepers", and 1 40+ musky. That's a lot of fun on 6# line.

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry


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3/21/17 @ 7:58 AM
breezy geezer
breezy geezer
USER since 7/31/15

Baconsbaits, i use a small anchor in my kayak no problum. Ice junky, Get used to it! If i don't won't any body around me, i just don't catch any fish! Works for me! LOL Two young rich guys in a 20ft lund, their 10lb anchor come loose and drifted into me, they started yelling at me for getting too close!! Until the aha moment... Two 18lb anchors one 14ft alum flat bottom boat, i don't move until i want to. Good luck the best is yet to come, Wait for JG to get there, the mad house begins!!          See you on the river..

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3/20/17 @ 8:04 PM
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krook1953
krook1953
USER since 12/6/09

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fished below the dam today with my good Bill. From 9am til 3pm. About 15 boats on the water.Caught about 30 with 3 keepers between 16-18ins. Didnt  bring minnows with and had a small adventure finding the crappie minnows we ended up using on a plain hook and a slip sinker.

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3/20/17 @ 1:21 PM
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Ice Junky
Ice Junky
USER since 8/21/09

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

fished the river and the dam yesterday and caught numerous shorts.  Only two legals.  3-way with fat heads. Normally would not do this but gotta say thanks to the two gents in the flat bottom who saw us catching some fish at the dam and parked their boat exactly where we were casting (20 feet away) but first had to drag two anchors through the spot three times cause they would not hold.  Fourth time was a charm. Unbeleivable. 

Edited on 3/20/17 1:50 PM
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3/20/17 @ 10:19 AM
baconsbaits
baconsbaits
USER since 1/12/09

How is the current there with the recent letdown.  Have always wanted to get my kayak in the mix of boats by the dam, but don't want to get washed away either.  Thanks.  Bacon

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3/19/17 @ 10:12 PM
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walleye1987
walleye1987
USER since 6/20/16

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Was out again today and battled wind and boat traffic. Explored the river and caught fish. Fish seem to be everywhere in the river as well as Buckhorn. Bite is slow but steady. LOTS of fish under 15 inches. Managed to catch 7 between 15-18 but took 4 hours to do so. Buckhorn and the Dam were busy with boats. The bait shop in town is out of large Fatheads and they did not know when the next shipment comes in. I reccomend trying Buckhorn store or buying bait out of town for the time being. Tight lines!

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3/19/17 @ 9:48 PM
FISHINGBERT
FISHINGBERT
USER since 2/5/08

Thanks for the update! 

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3/19/17 @ 8:10 AM
Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
USER since 12/26/07

wrpco is slowly bringing the water up about 3-4 inches per day. Should be back to target levels by 4/1.

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry

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3/18/17 @ 10:49 PM
FISHINGBERT
FISHINGBERT
USER since 2/5/08

Going to be heading up in the next couple weeks. Any updates on the level of the river? Thanks for the info. guys,Good Luck out there!

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3/18/17 @ 10:04 PM
weedweesle69
weedweesle69
USER since 7/29/12

Anyone do any good today I was out of a whole 10 mins and left my brand new trolling motor took a crap so I took it to the dealer to find out wtf is wrong with it

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