Wisconsin River - Stevens Point, Portage County

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6/25/16 @ 11:10 PM
White fish guy
White fish guy
USER since 1/4/16

Going out in morning to try to find some panfish or walleye any help where to start? I be on a boat if I get anything I will put pictures on tomorrow when done thanks

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6/25/16 @ 8:31 PM
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Muskie_manic2004
Muskie_manic2004
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Had little friendly competion today on point Flowage,

between 12apostles musky club vs Bills musky club,

yeah 12apostles club wins! with 34 & 1/4 incher! yep that biggest fish, 5other ski,s caught 18 inch to biggest,

so guess when its 92degress big girls say home.

Big thxs to Bahammas for Good meal after,good time had by all, one perk of hot weather is lots Bikinni,s,

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6/23/16 @ 9:50 PM
crawdaddy
crawdaddy
USER since 7/11/01

There are not any flathead catfish in the Stevens Point area.  There is a very healthy channel catfish population though.

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6/23/16 @ 1:07 AM
Wildstyle
Wildstyle
USER since 3/14/12

Are there any flathead catfish in the Wisconsin River, I recently moved to the Stevens Point area and I'm used to fishing the Fox River for them. Just wondering if its worth giving it a shot. Thanks in advance.

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6/16/16 @ 1:40 PM
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Bubba1
Bubba1
USER since 8/28/01

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished around Bukolt area yesterday afternoon/evening.  Fast flow in my usual areas upstream, so tried the larger basin.  Dozen eyes, with only two 16-17". Crawler harnesses to cover some ground, seemed to work the best for me.

From my point of view, musky and cats are not hurting the river.  It's a natural cycle, and the few muskys planted don't disturb the entire system. I've only fished the river a few days each week since 94', I've seen the size of walleyes increase substantially.  Crappie and perch fishing has never been better. I had spots where I could catch 20-30 smallies each time out.  That was ten years ago, and I never give up on a spot.  I fish those same spots now and can't catch a fish.  The river is always changing, and DNR netting results don't lie. 

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6/15/16 @ 9:59 PM
Perchslayer1645
Perchslayer1645
USER since 1/22/16

My biggest come from Green Bay. If u want lots of eyes go there

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6/15/16 @ 9:13 PM
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ayeFeesh
ayeFeesh
USER since 5/17/11

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

Jax, my biggest walleyes each year come from the point flowage. Excellent size structure. Try between september and november....

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6/15/16 @ 7:40 PM
crawdaddy
crawdaddy
USER since 7/11/01

I'll 2nd that.  Jake is a great source of info.

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6/15/16 @ 9:21 AM
darkstarr!!
darkstarr!!
USER since 2/18/03

There is also fresh scientific data from fyke netting done on the point flowage last year.  Contact the DNR, Jake Thompson, for actual scientific data.  Fish species, like all species, cycle. 

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6/15/16 @ 9:03 AM
darkstarr!!
darkstarr!!
USER since 2/18/03

Musky have always been here, they are natural here.  They have also been stocked for over 30 years.  Read the science rather then make your unscientific opinions.  Recent studies have found that musky stomach contents were .04% walleye (that is not a typo, less then 1% walleye).  Walleye are designed to evade predators and people think muskie eat them alot because they attack walleyes when they are reeling them in, but that is because that is one of the few times they can get them! 

Fishing on the river is phenomenal.  Yes, fish move through dams.  However, with your extensive experience I would suggest you consider how dynamic the river is.  This spring was the 5th highest flow on record.  The river CHANGED!  Shore changes, new sand berms, saddles, new placement of trees carried down, lots of pads got lifted and weeds changed (you can see the roots of the pads in the trees).  THE FISH CHANGE ACCORDINGLY, LOOK IN NEW AREAS.   

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