Plan to stop at Fremont Bait and Tackle, talk to Chris. He will give you accurate real time ground truth and has tackle you'll need. He opens at 5AM. Thank me later.
Wolf River - Fremont
MOON PHASE (2%)
66° - 70° F
51° - 55° F
So we were south of the Highway 10 Bridge with several other boats. Some of the guys were catching fish, I saw a guy add a fish to a large stringer.
We were not as lucky. We were late to the parade. We caught 3 male whitebass in the first 15 minutes then could not buy a bite. We tried 4 other spots also.
Going to try it again tomorrow.
Great Luck to everyone !
Eglass54, in response to your ? About loosing tackle/jigs, the answer is yes. You're going to loose some jigs. Some of the areas I've been fishing, we loose a couple every pass. Other areas are relatively snag free and you may only loose a couple per day. A couple things you can do to help minimize your losses. Use a jig with a light wire hook. When you get snagged you can usually straighten the hook before you break the line. Another option is to go see Chris at Fremont bait and tackle and look at his dragging jigs. They have a weed gaurd built into the jig and will also help prevent snags.
MOON PHASE (2%)
The fly that we make ourself nothing on sale or store but u can find one those flies look kinda same at fleet farm but their hook kinda suck and we use custom 5/8oz sinker or sometime we use 3/4oz stick too but prefer 5/8oz so we wont snag bottom river. Stinker we brought at new london bait shop by boat launch. Glhf
A question to all you out there who are dragging to catch walleye. I hear this is what everyone seems to be doing right now and limiting out however every other time I've fished stirring this time of year I've done the vertical jigging. How do you prevent snagging when you're dragging? I feel like you would get a lot more snags that way and lose a lot of tackle. Does this work more downriver? Any advice would help, since I'm coming back up tomorrow and maybe Saturday morning for a bit too. Also I know the weather change on Friday may have an effect on the fishing as well, don't remember fishing in 80 degrees during this time in the past so things to do differently when it warms up would help too.
Thanks so much!
MOON PHASE (7%)
I want to give a shout out to Chris from Fremont Bait and Tackle and Randy Wieland who helped steer some Wolf River amateurs away from the slow white bass bite and chase some walleye. We caught a three man limit of walleyes in 3 1/2 hours dragging jigs with crawlers and minnows. Most of our fish were caught in 6-8 ft of water. We also caught 4 white bass and a few sheephead.
What do you do when the launch runs out of daily passes. I was there last weekend and that happened at the launch under the bridge. I didn't want a fine so I ended up going somewhere else but it was a pain to have to load up my gear again.