Stevens Point Shore Fishing
Of all the complainers, none have ever posted a report, just looking for where others are catching fish. Helping others catch fish is what this site is for. The spots I told him are public areas and get fished ALOT and they still produce. Most people don't eat the fish so they all get thrown back. Some can't catch fish from clean waters, so they do eat them. I have NEVER eaten a fish from the WI river. If I ever do, it will be a bluegill or perch. I've lived here for 38 years and NOBODY EVER ate fish from the river until a few years ago. 30 years ago, raw untreated sewage from all the cities was dumped directly into the WI river. Not to mention the mercury, pcbs and all the other chemicals that the paper mills dumped in there. I know lots of people that worked in the mills and you would not believe the things I've heard. There were no such thing as a dumpster, it all went in the river. I'll leave it at that, would'nt surprise me if this gets pulled. Some people just can't handle the truth.
ALL OF THE RIVER FROM THE DUBAY DAM ALL THE WAY TO THE BIRON DAM!!! literally, I have fished THIS WHOLE stretch and have yet to come off the water without at least a couple fish boated. No matter what I am fishing for or where I fish. Any of the public access spots you find have fish. Some spots are prone to different species but you can catch whatever you want from shore that this river has to offer. Bluegills to ski's to catfish to carp. If you go along west river drive and hit the spots there you can catch just about anything. Look at the location and you will know what kind of fish is holding there. Those are my go-to shore spots when I really want to catch something. Below the bridge right by the dam in Point can get you good smallie action all summer with walleyes not uncommon. During the spring you can usually tie into some decent crappies too. Hope this helps.
I'm a local as well as anyone. I have been fishing here my whole life. At least 20 years. I will give up information to almost ANYONE. Information doesn't catch fish. The fisherman still needs to learn about an area before he can catch fish. Even if I tell him/her to fish the west point on the downriver side of the longest island in the stretch of river in 10 fow with 1/8th ounce green jigs tipped with large fatheads. He or she isn't guaranteed fish without learning how to present the bait. How many times have you fished next to someone in a boat using the same exact everything and you are catching fish and they aren't? Same with ice fishing. Two holes 2 feet apart and one produces gills all day and the other is dead all day.
How many times have those of you that complain about people like me give out information, have asked a fellow angler at a launch "how was the fishing?", "did ya get anything?" ? Don't tell me you are asking and don't want to know what, where, and how?
Thanks guys!!! The info will help a lot!! And, anytime you want to come fish western WI for trout, walleyes, smallies, largemouth, or anything, let me know -Jake Andrle
I spent about 14 years of my life on the UWSP campus. Any time threads like this one popped up when I lived there that were generated by a college student my inbox on this site and other fishing sites would get hammered by locals who knew I was working for the university and begged me to make contact with the student. Why? To pull him/her aside and educate them about how provincial and overprotective the locals can be about the fishing areas around the area. If you are unfamiliar with Point then you don't know how awesome it can be but on the same token how royally irritated people can get when certain stretches of the river get exploited.
I've seen it happen time and time again. A kid comes to college and fishes around there and can get along well with members of the community. The moment that student starts bringing truckloads of people around they are held in contempt. I speak from experience on this, not paranoia. It's a shame when new students don't feel wanted or accepted as a result of unknowingly disrespecting the townies when it can easily be avoided. Use your head, you don't need to bring half your residence hall with you showing them "new" spots, and pick up after yourself. The fishing spots are there and they are easy to find.
There are other blog sites that do the same, you guys are paranoid!
No need to go asking on a website. Just get some area maps and go and fish places that look decent. There are plenty of them.
Be respectful of the area. Many have walked in your shoes before and many will after you. There's no need to advertise anything out in the open because there are plenty of people who will help you out. Just don't disrespect what you have in your backyard. There's a reason why you can still find places to fish around there that don't see much pressure at all. Of course you have the very, very well known community spots but all in all enjoy it. Put in a little work yourself and you will be rewarded handsomely. Support the local businesses, get away from the chain type restaurants and stores. Get to know that area. You'll love it. Those who don't are the folks that won't put in the extra effort to appreciate their surroundings.