Wisconsin River Below Petenwell Dam, Juneau County

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9/20/18 @ 1:45 PM
Marble-eyez
Marble-eyez
USER since 4/17/18

Anyone have info on the water coming out or the bite?

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8/21/18 @ 11:54 PM
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Darkest Water
Darkest Water
USER since 6/30/17

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waxing Gibbous

Soaked suckers on two rods tonight and used crawlers/Leaches on my third rod.  No bites.  only saw one small walleye caught while I was there.

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8/18/18 @ 3:04 PM
fishiz2
fishiz2
USER since 7/1/03

172, the owner of the bait shop       ( Dusty) became a family man and picked responsibility over living the dream. He closed the shop a while ago, hope they are doing well and are happy.

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8/17/18 @ 1:39 PM
Fishing172
Fishing172
USER since 12/22/13

What happened to the bait shop that was right by the landing? Was recently up that way and it’s gone. 

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8/15/18 @ 7:38 AM
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kdebell
kdebell
USER since 7/31/12

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent
There is a fishable population there but if you don't have proper release tools, net and gear I would encourage you to go with someone who does.  No need to kill a fish or hurting yourself just to catch one.

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8/14/18 @ 9:21 PM
Buckman
Buckman
MEMBER since 6/17/01

There are plenty of Muskie in the river. I have never targeted them specifically, but catch them all the time right at the Dam from shore walleye fishing at night. One October night I caught 3 in and hour and a half. 28”, 38”, and 42”. All on floating Rapalas. I have seen two 50 inches caught in the 30 years I have been fishing here. My personal best was a 45” about ten years ago. 

I am sure there are guys that can give you more specific details on targeting Muskie, but there is definitely a lot in this river system!

Good luck.

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8/14/18 @ 8:31 PM
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ShoreAngler30
ShoreAngler30
USER since 11/3/08

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

Hello,


How is the musky population in this part of the river.  Can they be targeted?  Any locations greatly appreciated.

I was thinking on trying this week - only fished for bass and pike before - never for musky.



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8/14/18 @ 2:10 PM
Richter 1
Richter 1
USER since 8/14/18

Nice fish. 

I have a quick question I know they closed the beach is up there but is the water really bad green or has it cleared up I know the beginning of the week it was bad. Thank you Mike

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8/14/18 @ 9:58 AM
itchmanjr
itchmanjr
USER since 1/28/10

Does anybody do much flathead fishing around here? Looking to get into some around this area. I fish the fox and wolf rivers a lot but not this area. Any help would be great!

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8/6/18 @ 5:19 PM
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walleyeguy007
walleyeguy007
USER since 1/1/06

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent

Last night's trip to the river below the Petenwell dam was a little more successful than the night before. Saturday night we got soaked and only put a few goats and one very short walleye in the boat. We trolled the north end of the lake for a while and jigged further up in the river. 


Last night was a little better with putting a couple walleyes in the boat, a few white bass, a lot of goats, a pike, a crappie and the best catch of the day was a nice flathead caught on a 4 inch plastic up towards the dam. Everything last night was caught jigging in timber along the river channel or below the dam on the edge of the deep scour hole by the flood gates. Everything was released.


Took out a few guys that are down at Ft. McCoy for a military course. Two from up by the Wausau area and the other is from southern Indiana.

Edited on 8/6/18 5:55 PM
Wisconsin River Below Petenwell Dam, Juneau County Photo
Wisconsin River Below Petenwell Dam, Juneau County Photo
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