Bad River, Ashland County

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10/1/18 @ 9:38 AM
smbrickner
smbrickner
USER since 4/16/09

Going camping up there with the kids this weekend at Copper falls.  No boat, but want to have them catch something from shore.


Looks like from the campground you have to go north a ways to trout fish.  But it also looks like a section of the river butts up to our campsite.

Is there decent smallmouth or pike fishing from shore within the campground?


Any PM's would be welcome.

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5/1/16 @ 12:09 PM
pokem n smokem365
pokem n smokem365
USER since 10/30/12
I usually avoid the mouth due to the fact the natives are usually camping and fishing there.I usually fish all the outside bends of the river with jig and crawler within 1/2 mile of the mouth. U will catch walleyes lots the key is to drop your jig inbetweem the overhanging trees that litter the rivers banks. Fish up river for musky lots of them too.

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5/1/16 @ 11:44 AM
Chauzer
Chauzer
USER since 5/1/16
Does anyone out there fish the mouth of the Bad for walleyes?

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4/22/16 @ 5:52 PM
utahman
utahman
USER since 3/9/03
Actually you should have tried to post under White River since the other posters obviously dont know where you are talking about. Wale I know of the place. I dont know how long the walleye stay but the best bet is to try it right on opener. I fish a little spot like that the day of opener and there are sometimes walleyes still hanging in the hole.I swear I saw a video some guy made of fishing below that dam, and that is how I know about it. He was catching small walleye on firetiger raps.I searched everywhere I could on the internet for that video but I couldnt find it.

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4/21/16 @ 12:41 PM
thechief
thechief
USER since 5/2/05
wale,

I don't believe there is a dam on the bad river, are u sure your talking about the bad river? the river that crosses hwy 2 on the reservation is the bad river

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4/21/16 @ 11:53 AM
wale
wale
USER since 2/12/13
I'm wondering anybody fishes the portion of the bad river that is under the dam at the white river flowage because I am wondering how long the walleye stay up there and also the northern? Also is the bag limit for walleye 3 15" minimum or is it different? and is northern any size and 5 per person as well? info would be appreciated thank you.

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8/23/10 @ 1:10 AM
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B_Z
B_Z
USER since 1/6/05

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I am goin to copper falls state park looing to go trout fishing and do some camping any info to get me started would be appreciated. heading out tomorrow short notice so if i dont hear anything i will post how i do.. pm me if you would like.

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8/14/09 @ 4:57 PM
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Hexagenia
Hexagenia
USER since 12/12/05
Fished copper falls park on wednesday afternoon. Didnt catch any trout, but had a blast on the smallmouth. After a 35 minute fight, I landed a 21" on a 6x tippet! There were a few trout rising near devils gate, but could not get them. Water was extremely clear and low. Also got to see a small bear...its nice when you can see bears in Wisconsin that are not eating out of a dumpster!! I love this place!

Edited on 8/14/09 4:59 PM
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7/3/09 @ 8:21 AM
trouter
trouter
USER since 7/3/01
I have had my trout lures/bait bit off by pike. But most of my fishing is in Bayfield. Copper Falls is just a stop I make.

Closer to the lake they catch walleyes.

Explore and report!

Trouter

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7/2/09 @ 9:12 PM
ricoswiftshooter27
ricoswiftshooter27
USER since 6/5/08
just out of curiousity other than trout what other fish are found in this river?

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