Where is Pipe, and Redbridge?
Wisconsin River - Stevens Point, Portage County
MOON PHASE (15%)
11° - 15° F
Central wisco was spot on with what he said.... I fished from 0700 to 2000 in 10 fow and caught nothing but small gills during the day but as soon as the sun went down the bigger crappie started to bite(relative to what I was catching all day). Fish we're suspended in 3-8 fow. All fish we're caught on a glow jig and waxie nothing bit on crappie minnows.
I fish red bridge and the pipe a lot and constantly mark tons of fish, but the reason they arent biting is because they are all tiny. Put on an insanely small jig and put a tiny bit of wax worm on it, you'll start pulling up 3 inch perch and bluegills. you still get the occasional nice one at both. I found that fishing the pipe at night can yield some nice crappies, I use a small jig and a rosy minnow head. Ive fished rusties with no marks and no bites and ive fished river road with few marks and no bites
I’m relatively new to the area and have been fishing the backwaters every weekend since December targeting panfish. I’ve had no trouble finding fish and getting them in close on the flasher, but I hardly ever can get them to bite. I’ve tried spoons tipped with waxies and without and various colors/sizes/styles of jigs with and without waxies. I’m just wondering if it’s normal to find finicky fish or if I just need to keep searching for the “right” lure/live bait. Thanks!