Hi we just got a campsite at riverside and was wondering about the WI river there... I have a boat and want to try it out... Anything advice up river or down river... Just looking to catch really anything cats bass walleye muskie...
Wisconsin River - Stevens Point, Portage County
Thanks for all the help, guys! I ended up only fishing this afternoon/evening until about 7:30. I decided to keep it simple and just target cats with stinkbait. I had some success and ended up with a dozen small cats with the biggest being about 18-20 inches**. Over all I feel like it was a fun trip in a new place! Thanks again! If anyone has any questions about the specifics on the gear and everything just let me know.
**The fish in the picture was the first not the biggest. I didn’t take any other pics since nothing was very big.
56° - 60° F
56° - 60° F
Andy and I fished the river last friday and saturday...caught lots of walleyes and a crappie on crankbaits 40-50 feet of line out behind boards. The brightest colors worked the best..all released. Hope this helps and good luck..cpr them
Heres a link for the Wisconsin RIver passing through Stevens Point.
And here is a list of all the bait shops in the Stevens Point Area
• Northern Bait and Tackle is a family owned bait shop located in the heart of Stevens Point. Although this is a smaller bait shop, it sells Northern pike and Muskie mixed bait as well as chubs for walleyes and fat heads for crappies. And the bait fish are caught in the wild so they will move more in the water, but are not organized by size so no guaranteed on sizes. However they do sell leeches and offer a large verity of worms.
o Address: 1500 Maria Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481
o Phone Number: (715) 341-0258
o Hours: 8am-6pm
• Wisconsin Fish Farm Inc is a privately held company in Stevens Point, WI and is a Single Location business. It has fishing baits from Walleye and sunfish size baits from suckers, chubs as well as worms and leeches. They will have Northern and Muskie bait when the season opens in May till October.
o Address: 1121 Old Wausau Rd, Stevens Point, WI 54481
o Phone Number: (715) 344-8633
• Gollon brothers wholesale is not a bait shop in the traditional sense. They do not advertise retail sales, but don't turn away local anglers who walk in. They are a production and distribution facility that supplies most of the Great Lakes States and Provinces. The family has been in this business here in Stevens Point for over 100 years. They have every size and type of bait fish anyone would need from fishing for sunfish to fishing for Muskies. Check out the website link below for more details
o Address: 2450 Torun Rd, Stevens Point, WI 54482
o Phone number: (715) 344-9843
o Hours: 8:30am-6pm
o Link: http://www.gollonbait.com/
• Cliff’s Bait & Tackle is one of the only bait shops that are open 24 hours, with a large verity of bait ranging from leeches to suckers for Muskie, Fathead for Crappie and Walleye, as well as Chubs for Northern Pike and Walleyes. However this bait shop doesn’t open till May and will close in October.
o Address: 1200 Post Rd, Plover, WI 54467
o Phone number: (715) 344-1156
o Hours: open 24 hours
• Fleet farm gas station
o Address: 5590 US-10, Stevens Point, WI 54481
o Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am - 9pm, Sunday: 8am - 6pm