Can anybody please help me out and give me a quick report on water levels .thanks
Wisc. River - Nekoosa (Walleyes)
MOON PHASE (37%)
I try to keep the boat in 12- 15 feet of water and pitch to the shoreline around downed trees. The crappies come near shorelines or as the jig comes down the break to deeper water. Walleyes came on the dead rods in the deeper water.
Keep a tight line!!!
I've fished nekoosa maybe 4-5 times over the last couple years so it's still fairly new to me and I'm looking for a little insight. Usually I fish mosinee to dubay or dubay dam itself if I'm on the Wisconsin but by now I'm fairly burnt out on walleyes and looking forward to some white bass. I took Friday off with plans to be on the river both Friday and Saturday and I'm sticking to it but but with an inch of rain plus forecasted for tonight I'm a little concerned about the river being totally blown out. At least further up towards mosinee an inch equals chocolate milk for two days. How does nekoosa usually shape up, high water has never been an issue for me but really dirty water absolutely destroys my confidence. If it gets too nasty I've had some luck finding clearer water below moon dam as a backup but 99.9% of the time it's a chest waders gig with the landing closed, could probably just leave my boat at home in that case. What are your thoughts?, if you want shoot me a pm or reply and I can most definitely reciprocate the favor on other waters I have more hours on.
I fished the river near Chester's Creek this morning from 8 am until 1 pm. Pitched 1/8 ounce jigs tipped with minnows tight to shoreline cover, and soaked dead rods away from shore in the channel. The bite was really good early, but slowed about noon. Finished the day with 21 walleyes, 3 "keepers" all released, and 1 26 inch slot, 19 crappies, kept 12, kept 6 nice big white bass, 1 perch, and 11 catfish that were released.
Keep a tight line!!!
I have not seen or found that rock pile and glad for that. Did not know that was there. Thanks for the info. Have went up and down thru there quite a few times and not seen it that I know of. Will have to mark it when they get the buoy up for future reference.
Water is still up around a foot ,lake levels are still low. This could of changed some over night.
"Areas to take caution!"
North of the park, up towards the dam and mill area. Some areas up there are very shallow.
Between both boat launches there is a rock pile, it's like a large sunken island. Worpco will have a shallow water bouy on it once they put the other bouys in. If you have a chip,or mapping on gps the newer chip shows it.
From the second launch south you should be good to run the middle or main channel till you get around chesters. From chesters to yellow banks you will really need to run the channel with your electronics. This spring with the low water levels, its not been fun running down and out on the main lake this way. Water is up, so it shouldn't be that bad now. Just take caution,look for logs, stumps and take it slow
I have fished Nekoosa about 15-20 times and if you stayed close to the main channel I think you would be fine. I only have a 14 foot deep v boat but would think your boat still can run in 2-3 feet of water trimmed up. You should be fine as long as you don't run too far down stream. Have heard it gets shallow further down but have never ventured that far. Have went maybe 2 miles past Plank Hill landing is the farthest I have went.