Got on the water later in the morning...just in time for the wind to pick up. Ended up only boating 3 smaller crappies and one 12" or so largemouth. All fish released. Not sure if it was the wind, the rain last night, or that this lil pond has been fished a bit too hard. 20 years ago was a much different story. Only using an electric motor, glad the battery is newer. Thanks to the guys who offered us a tow, although we made it out ok. Still beats a day at work!!
cranberry bogs of warrens wisconsin
6/26/16 @ 6:17 PM
1/15/14 @ 6:27 AM
Have not fished this area ever and will be visiting family this weekend. Would like to get out if someone can point me in the right direction. I want to respect the lakes and landowners. Public or private doesn't matter to me. Hoping to take my brother in law who never fishes out and have him catch a few fish. (He is not a fan of the cold so we probably won't be out long just AM Saturday). PM me if you'd like. Much appreciated.
7/20/13 @ 6:55 PM
81° - 88° F
76° - 80º F
Fished a flowage in the Warrens area. No breeze, very few bugs. The panfish were aggressively hitting Mitimites, no bait required. Caught many dozens of bluegills, crappies, perch, a few bass. Threw all fish back today, but there was definitely a nice catch for the frying pan if that's what we wanted. A gorgeous day to be out there. On another flowage earlier in the day, the fishing was not good and the black flies were taking charge. Good luck comes to those who don't give up.
7/17/13 @ 8:47 AM
I have been fishing this area for years and it is the worst I have ever seen it. Not even worth trying this summer. I think the heat last year did a number on the ponds combined with the ice this winter. It may be a few years before we see anything come back.
7/16/13 @ 5:26 PM
I fished the Olson flowage on HH this past weekend, caught a decent number of gills but the size of them was really small compaired to years past. I guess all the fishing pressure is taking its toll. Didnt really feel like cleaning fish anyway. Does anyone know how the fishing is on lake Wazeda at McMullen county park??
7/26/12 @ 6:48 AM
7/13/12 @ 6:26 PM
86° - 90° F
Above 80° F
My brother and I fished a cranberry flowage in the Warrens area yesterday. A substantial number of norhterns have dies off and are sitting on the bank making for a feast for the eagles and racoons. Caught some crappies, perch, bluegills, bullheads, but no game fish. A wonderful day to be out. Never saw another fisherman in the 90 degree heat.
4/23/12 @ 8:01 AM
4/13/12 @ 9:55 PM
Onalaskan, I fish the Warrens area on a regular basis. Have caught some random bullheads while going after gills. Planning on trying to get some bullheads next trip, any pointers on where to try? Thanks for your report and any info you may have.
4/13/12 @ 7:14 PM
36° - 40° F
Finally got around to trying some bullhead fishing in a Warrens area flowage. Night one made a believer out of me - the fish were there in surprising numbers and it has been so long since I've fished them I had to re-learn some of the details. Came back a second night with stouter, longer hooks and my brother. The wind was strong and straight out of the northwest. I wore a sweater, a fleece jacket, and two hoodies and it wasn't enough. A couple cranberry employees stopped by to say: "Do you know what temperature it is?". I replied "Well it's cool in the wind, that's for sure - 48 - 50?". They said: "It's 38 degrees - you guys have some ambition". We had four night - crawler laden lines in the water and often two were out for handling. Fried some up the next day and they were just like the old days. If you take the time to learn this area, there is some great panfishing to be had. The state record crappie came out of these waters and Meadow Valley is nearby - see general outdoor thread in forums.