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
Wisconsin River - Stevens Point, Portage County
MOON PHASE (72%)
86° - 90° F
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,
MOON PHASE (87%)
71° - 75° F
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.
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.