Water was 55 degrees when I left yesterday afternoon. Water level about normal with a little trash and flow a little faster than normal. Overall pretty decent and fishing was great down river.
Wisc. River - Nekoosa (Walleyes)
MOON PHASE (76%)
Fished yesterday afternoon with 2 guys from Indiana,Guys have booked trips with me a couple times in the past.
Water temp was around 52 the entire trip.
They had one gate open, another one half way open. Water has dropped a little more the last few days and the water still is dirty.
Yesterday we jumped around to many different spots in the river, Pitching plastics and live bait up shallow in 3 to 6 fow.
The last couple days the white bass have really vanished. Still a few being caught, but not like the big numbers the past 2 weeks. Most of the white bass the last couple days have come way down river and most of them are males. Still good number of walleyes throughout the river. find Slack water pockets tight to shore and you will find the fish!
Good luck this opening weekend and be safe!
MOON PHASE (57%)
Water levels are starting to drop some over the past couple days. Water temps have dropped as well.
Water temp at 7 am today was only 39.8 and when we left at 5 pm water temp was only 46.3
Water has cleaned up some. There is good current throughout the northern half of the river, Mainly towards the mill,dam and park area. Down river is not bad.
Was wondering if there is any update on the white bass run? Or general fishing report on the Wisconsin River below Nekoosa. Planning on driving there later today to hopefully catch some white bass for our church fish fry. It is like a hour and a half drive one way to fish there but usually is fairly good fishing.
MOON PHASE (15%)
Pat booked an afternoon trip for Friday to try for some crappies. We launched at Chester's and went out to the channel and down around Brown's Creek and soaked dead rods, and pitched 1/8 ounce jigs. Water temperature reached 58 by the end of the trip. A lot of current in the river. Jesse posted that there are 2 gates open at Nekoosa and looks like it is still coming over the dam as well. As of 6:30 this morning the head water level is less than a foot from being at summer target levels. That's up 8 inches from when I launched on Friday. Pat and I finished the trip with 7 crappies, 4 white bass, 12 short walleyes, 4 large mouth bass, and 1 small mouth.
Keep a tight line!!!
MOON PHASE (7%)
Ron booked another trip with me on the nekoosa stretch of river.
We launched the boat at 2 pm and fished till 7 pm.
Water temps were around 52 the entire trip.
Water is back on the rise, between the mill and dam the water is flowing over the point through the trees. Water is still dirty with good current. There was 2 gates wide open today.
Still a few walleyes around, mostly smaller males. White bass can be caught up and down the river in good numbers.
Find slack water and you will find the fish!