I fished with Nick and Ed from Aurora, IL this morning. The main lake was still rocking and rolling from all the wind Saturday and it wasn't looking much better for today so we opted to launch at Chester's and fish the river to get out of the wind as much as possible. We trolled the river from Chester's to near Skeeba Slough with Shad Raps and Flickers Shads and pulled flies for a while but that wasn't producing much at all. We managed to boat 5 "keepers", 1 19", 1 18", 2 17", and 1 15 1/2", 19 "shorties", 1 in the slot, 3 white bass, 1 musky at 38 inches, 2 pike, and 1 sheep head.
Keep a tight line!!!
Wisc. River - Nekoosa (Walleyes)
MOON PHASE (69%)
I was out wading around the islands below the damn the last two days. Caught a dozen or so WB each day( all males all in deeper water) plus a few nice Smallies, Catfish, very small Walleyes and one small fluke Sturgeon. Everything on silver and red spinners and fire tiger Rapalas. This morning, nothing
The White Bass are definitely not done. They really haven't started a true "run" yet, according to what I have read and the data I've kept on this river over the last 15 years. They'll be in full swing by this time next week with the stable weather and warmer temps coming.
They're just starting on the Mississippi too...
No way they're done...
MOON PHASE (20%)
Just fished from 7:30 AM to 10:15 AM on Monday. Got one small walleye, channel cat, and 12 white bass. The bass were all males and only about 11-12"- expect it to get alot better by the end of the week. Highlight was seeing an eagle dive bomb (and successfully catch) a white bass.