Fish are finally in their summer patterns. The river has gone down a lot in the past week and about at normal levels for summertime.
Walleye bite has been pretty good for the past couple weeks. Stick close to the mouth of Poygan dragging jigs with either leeches or half a crawler. There has been some caught right in town and also on the rock wall.
Bluegill are a couple weeks off the beds and few males are still around protecting fry. Best method has been just a crawler and hook and a split shot close to deeper water and the spawning flats.
Crappie fishing has been very good to excellent. Trees and docks are the best bet and mouths of creeks and channels. Watch for the bait and don't be afraid to try at night. The trick is to move and cover water as much as possible. They are pretty good size but not schooled up like they will in the fall.
Partridge and weedy creeks have been good for northern pike. Either a medium sucker or casting a Mepps to shallow flats.
There are still a couple schools of white bass around and they are always on the move. The rock wall into partridge has been the best spot. Live minnows or small spinners work good. Again look for the bait especially closer to dark.
Channel cats have ranged from small to large and mostly caught on cut bait (dead suckers) or dip bait. With the water finally going down its should turn on pretty good. Flatheads are best caught at night on live medium suckers.
Largemouth bass are setting up in the eel grass and duck weed. Frogs early and late are the most fun but most anything will work when you find some weeds. The small mouth are are the main river rock. Stick to the deeper rocks with current. Poppers and spinner baits have been the best.
Come out and enjoy the great weather.