007, thanks for the update. Just a ? On ur post, can u still put in at the upper launch below the dam? Just want to get out. Not going to go on plane, just at idle to where we want to go. Thank you!
Wisc. River - Nekoosa (Walleyes)
MOON PHASE (1%)
There's a lot of snow up north yet. The Wis river starts in a Wis\UP border lake. The flow will come just need some warm temps. The way it's going it may come quickly this year.
007 - WOW. It's low by me as well but not that bad. I see the flow is up at least a little today. You are right on. Flow trumps most everything, at least in the stretch I fish most often. I don't know that there is an ideal height to correlate to activity versus the flow causing the height to rise. If that makes sense to you all. I know when the "rock" is nearly under water good things should start happening.
Be patient. Good Luck!
MOON PHASE (1%)
The water we depend on for run off down here is coming from way up north. Of course, all of the feeders above Nekoosa contribute to the flow but we really depend on the snow pack up north. The fish will push up usually when the flow increases. Warmer water and photo period will pull them up some but an increased flow is really what we need.
Here are a few pictures of the river from this morning.
I know the river level and flow rate are both very low right now. What are the key factors that drive that up? Is it mainly the snow and ice melt from the DuBay area? Also is there an ideal flow rate that has been associated with ideal walleye fishing conditions? Just curious, thanks
MOON PHASE (4%)
THE FIRST EVENT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN NEKOOSA HAS BEEN MOVED DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS!!
The first Team Walleyeguys Outdoors event that was scheduled to be in Nekoosa on March 24th has been moved to the Castle Rock Flowage, the section below the Petenwell dam by HWY 21 and open all the way south as far as you can float a boat.
The river conditions in Nekoosa are dangerous for boating due to extremely low water levels. All rules and times will still be the same wth the exception that you may launch at the boat launch of your choice. The sign in, weigh in and registration, however, will be conducted at the boat ramp right by the dam.
I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but this decision was carefully thought out and discussed and we came to the conclusion that for safety reasons this was the best plan of action. The river below the Petenwell dam is also lower than summer pool level but is a lot easier to navigate. Please keep in mind that you are fishing a river and conditions can change and you have to be mindful of where you're navigating no matter what the water level is.
Please contact me directly with your concerns. Thank you.
Great, a tournament on the Wis River. Why is it that some feel the need to capitalize the simple art of fishing? I have deliberately avoided any lake or river when tourney fishing is going on, why, disrespectful participants who feel because they are fishing a tourney they have first rights to spots and most run way too fast disregarding the rights and safety of others. Why?
ATTENTION EVERYONE FISHING THE FIRST TEAM WALLEYEGUYS OUTDOORS EVENT!!
I will be calling the DNR tomorrow to check on moving the event to a different section of river with higher water levels. I already have the permit drawn and approved for Nekoosa so I have to call and find out what my options are.
The reason for the possible change is because of the concern for safety for all participants due to extremely low water conditions and not having a very optomistic outlook on having more flow by March 24th. Keep watching the T.W.O. page for more updates and please share this post with everyone that may be fishing.
Hey guys, yes I applied for the permit through the DNR. Every event I held last year with over 19 boats had a permit issued. I keep in contact with the state and local fisheries biologists throughout the entire process and I always send in the tournament results within days of completion of the events. They usually don't issue or "ok" the permit until right before the events. Especially this time of year with a lot of events starting up and other things happening in the spring around the state. This is a catch, photo, record, RELEASE event.
I've done my homework. This series is 100 percent legitimate. It's just not a sanctioned event. I held seven events across the state last year from the Mississippi River to Winnebago. Everything ran smooth and this year I hope to keep that ball rolling.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me privately regarding the tournaments and I can't wait to meet you all at this year's events!