At 5 pm today , flow was over 31,000 cfs at both dams, with a lot more water to come down from the north.
Keep a tight line!!!
Bill from Milwaukee booked a full day guide trip for 2 people with me on Saturday out on the "Pete"
We launched the boat at 7 am and fished till 3 pm, Water temp was only 68.9, water temp really cooled off from the big rains and storms from the night before. In 3 days we got just over 5" of rain! Good thing is with all the heat things will change fast. Wind on Saturday was out of the south/east for most of the morning, around 1 pm wind stopped and the lake was like glass till 3 pm before the wind started again from the south.
Saturday we started the day out fishing south for "Smallies" after a hour of slow fishing we decided to change things up and fish for "Walleyes". We put the cranks and boards in and trolled a few areas on the south end. We boating a few short eyes,2 cats and a couple sheepsheads before heading back north up the lake.
Mid day we trolled a few flats/ humps out on the main lake in 10 to 15 f.o.w. There we boated a few slot fish,keeper walleyes,cats,sheepsheads,perch and white bass.Bite really shut down when the wind stopped mid day!
Guys ended the day taking home 10 white bass and some keeper walleyes.Best part of the day is when Bill boated a very nice walleye just over 28" Big eye went back to fight another day!
Anyone looking to get out this week, I have the 18th,19th,20th and 21st still available!
Happy Fathers day to all you dad's out there.
Good luck, be safe!
New to this lake, have had a cabin up here all my life but never made it over to fish it until now.
Have done a lot of walleye fishing in North Dakota and on Winnebago with great success. Went out tonight up by the yellow banks and pulled cranks and only got two cats and 1 short.
does anyone have any advice for fishing the Pete. I’m not asking for your secret spots just looking to catch some fish!
Tom booked a full day guide for 3 people with me today out on the "Pete"
We launched the boat at 6 am from wilderness park and fished till 2 pm. Wind was out of the north/west the entire day. Wind for the first couple hours was perfect, around 9 am wind really picked up making the lake very rough.
Water temp was only 68.9 when we launched the boat and only maid it to 71 today.
Today Tom wanted to learn how to troll with "planer boards". We jumped up and down the west shore, catching fish in every spot!
Thanks again Tom for everything you have done for our country, and congrats on your new personal best walleye catch today!
I still have 17th,18th,19th and a few dates for July still open!
Good luck,be safe!
Took the girls out on the "Pete" today
Lake was like glass, last couple days were brutal with the big north/east winds.
Today we started south down towards the dam. Mid day we worked are way north fishing a few main lake humps and some deeper water in 18 to 20 f.o.w.
Water temp was 70 when we launched the boat and around 75 when we left the lake.
Today we started fishing slip bobbers / tipped with jumbo leeches, late in the day we switched over to trolling cranks and boards.
Ended the day with 5 slot fish, 5 keepers, 20 plus shorts, 4 cats, 3 sheepshead and all the white bass you want. Everything went back to fight another day!
Good luck, be safe!
Fished today with three guys who book every year. Bill, Mike and Eric . Fished dead sticks to start. Couldn't get more than three lines in for the first hour or so. Plenty of shorts. Trolled part of the trip also , ending up with 13 keepers two slots 23.5. , 21 inchers. Fun day on the water. Dead sticks in 15 to 18 fow trolling in 8 to 9 fow
We had algae at the ramp at the County Park and in the marina on Saturday, and some floating north of Wilderness early last week. You can also see the strings floating in the water on the east side.
Rod from the Wisconsin Rapids area booked a morning trip on the "Pete"
Today we launched the boat from the Petenwell county park at 7 am and fished till noon. Wind was blowing very hard out of the east switching over to the south east. Lake was very rough up and down the west shore, boat control was not fun at times today
Today we started trolling cranks and boards, mid morning we ran north up in the river and jigged a few spots a long the main channel.Some of the lake and river is very dirty, these east/north east winds really have the lake turned up.
Water temp was in the lower 70's to start the day, time we headed in the water temp was around 77.
Ended the day with 19 white bass,1 keeper walleye, 10 cats,bunch of short walleyes, 1 slot and 2 sheepsheads
Anyone looking to get out on the flowage, I still have a few opening for June/July
Good luck,be safe!