Hello all, quick report....returned back to Waukesha last evening from a few days (first time) on the Peshtigo. Stayed at a place on the river between Cauldron Falls and High Falls Foliage. Kayaked twice from the "No Wake Zone" pub upstream to about as far as you could get with the fast water after all rain. Almost up to the dam beneath Cauldron Falls. Absolutely beautiful. Pitched a lot of little cranks. Some spinners. I did not have any live bait. Did not catch a fish, but no complaints. I was at peace.
Peshtigo River, Marinette County
Are you sure you're not thinking of the oconto river? Either way you'll be fishing for smallmouth bass. You can find em anywhere and use just about anything for them. I like casting shallow diving (squarebill) crawfish colored cranks at rocky shorelines. Good luck
Hello all. I don't want to the be the fisherman who asks for advice and draws the ire of the locals. So my apologies in advance.My wife took the initiative to get ourselves away from Waukesha over Memorial Day weekend for my birthday. We will be staying at Riverview Condos....same stretch of river as Dockside Bar and Grill according to Google Maps. Never been to Peshtigo before. She is graciously allowing me to bring my Kayak. She is ungraciously limiting how much of my garage I can bring with us on this trip. Honest to goodness, I love that woman and she knows I don't get out often. But I will be limited to how many rods, reels, boxes I can stuff into the car. And when I am going somewhere I don't know, I tend to hedge my lack of experience by packing every lure I have ever owned, including those bought with paper route money back in 1985. Reading on this thread going backwards, I see info on walleye runs, and then not much?
Is there anyone willing to give some friendly advice based on where I am staying so I can plan/pack appropriately? I can't travel too far. Not eating anything. And fish species doesn't matter. If you all say I could have fun in a spot catching carp, then carp it will be.
Sorry for the long post. In all honesty, this post is for my wife. She surprised me with the trip because she knows I work hard and don't get out. Seeing me try to catch fish (she doesn't know the difference in fish species) will make her feel good for doing a good deed.