Fished lower end of river yesterday. Jig and minnow. 9 short walleyes...10 cats.....6 whitebass. Water is 62 degrees...current is slow.
Wisc. River - Nekoosa (Walleyes)
MOON PHASE (12%)
61° - 65° F
Was out with my son on Saturday. We fished from 8-1 north of Chester Creek. I bought a river mix thinking there would be a mix of sizes but all we had were 5-7 inch sucker minnows. I think this eliminated our chances for any crappies, but we did OK on walleyes and cats. Finished the day with 3 keepers and 15 shorts. My son had the hot hand with the cats. He landed 7 between 17 and 20 inches. I added one. I also caught my first smallie on this stretch of water and had a northern up to the boat before it turned and bit the line. All fish were caught on the sucker minnows on river rigs. FYI- We ended up putting a double hook rig on my sons poles. He kept missing bites. After we switched he caught 6 of his 7 cats and hardly missed a bite. The walleye bite should just get better from now until ice. Good luck all.
MOON PHASE (36%)
The walleyes have been fairly consistent all summer in the river. Mainly towards the mouth of the lake, though. If you're talking about up river, off shore, by the dam, that bite won't pick up until the water cools down a lot. There are walleyes up there but there is also A LOT of river shiners up river too. I've tried fishing a couple times up river but only a couple short fish. Between the food and water temp the walleyes are spread out everywhere right now. When the water cools off into the upper 50s the bite will get a lot better up river. Right now it's still a late summer pattern. Historically, my best fall walleye fishing is in late October and into December or ice up. Hope this helps!
MOON PHASE (1%)
66° - 70° F
Best day in a long time. was targeting walleye but only a couple of shorts, 1 nice cat, BUT I had a huge muskie on for about 30 min. what a blast. had to be about 45" plus, didn't land him but he came out of the water 7 times. even had a boat stop by to watch, he finally broke me off, only 6lb mono, SO MUCH FUN. Did manage to get him within about 30'. awesome day
MOON PHASE (37%)
Out today this afternoon. Water was a bit high. Current was a bit fast. Sunny.
The white bass run is over or near over. Didn't see too many people catching fish. You are still able to catch a few every now and than. But the run is pretty much near over. Hope everyone get their cooler full this spring.
MOON PHASE (78%)
46° - 50° F
56° - 60° F
Fished with Joe Jochman on Sunday, you may have seen my son's post (So wis). Joe is an awesome guide. I've never seen anybody work harder to put us on fish. I'm so thankful to have found him. We caught a bunch of fish today but even if the fishing sucked it would have been worth every penny for the knowledge he shared. Thank you Joe, The mighty Petenwell is becoming more understandable thanks to you