Shad are schooling very heavily in the river. I was able to snag a few with treble hooks then throw them out to catch waiting smallmouth. There were other fish but the smallmouth would hit before any other fish had a chance. Just was fishing in the park and the shoreline around it.
red cedar river below menomonie, Dunn County
MOON PHASE (56%)
Been hitting up the Red Cedar River lately, and if anyone is looking to catch some mooneye for the smoker..they are everywhere! They are hitting everything from flies to small crankbaits to floating jigs! Probably caught 100 the past couple days! Also the small catfish have been hitting pretty decent on cutbait! Tight lines
76° - 80º F
Caught five smallmouth (10"-13"). Small, but a lot of fun on the ultralight.
Saw one other guy catch a white sucker but that is it.