Was out a few days this week, first 21 ramp not good for boats over 17 feet, ramp by dam or old bait shop is good but water is low.We fished down river doing real good more keepers then shorts and all the shorts where close. There was about 20 + boats at base of the dam. From what I could tell water is down about 3 to 4 ft. Big boats will not get to train bridge form up river only if you can walk on water.All keepers we did CPR and had only one mail leaking all ladys where hard. So with this being be safe out there.
Wisconsin River Below Petenwell Dam, Juneau County
Just an update on river. THe river is very low but manageable to Osprey boat landing. Beyond that, anything over 16 feet is going to struggle and probably end up beached. I talked to a few guys today that ran from Osprey down to the Trussell. They managed a few fish but no keepers. They said the worst spot was south of Osprey. Only 6 inches of water. 3 other boats were at Trussell all of which put in at the dam. Osprey landing is not usable for large boats. The concrete they laid has separated and their is about and 18 inch deep hole that's about 18 inches wide that most boat trailers will not be able to get through. A small boat could launch at an angle and use the rock shoreline but that would be a pain. I recommend fishing from Osprey up river and be very cautious as the main channel is very narrow in a few spots. It will be a few weeks with warmer temps hopefully in the forecast and some rain or serious run off needs to happen to fill these flowages back up. Tight lines and good luck to all in the tournament. Look forward to seeing some results. This is an honor system tournament meaning take pictures, record, and release so there should be little to no fish harmed for those hating tournaments especially in the important time of the year. Plus its very small and mostly local. Good luck to all.
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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.
For those of you interested in fishing this event, we still have openings! Limited to 30 boats.
Please contact me directly with your concerns.
Team Walleyeguys Outdoors