Does anyone else take advantage of the great river fishing in northern Wisconsin? There’s incredible multi-species opportunity! Smallmouth, largemouth, 5 species of sucker, walleye, pike, musky, catfish, and sturgeon. These small rivers offer everything a large river would, and most of the time, you get them to yourself! Here’s a few videos I’ve put together on these rivers. https://youtu.be/1hLDM5MX1e0
Northern Wisconsin Small Rivers
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Here’s another video from last week on the rivers in northern Wisconsin. Plenty of smallmouth on topwater, and a musky strike at the boat!
I’d agree with that. Even in lakes, where water flows in is always a money spot. Fish in rivers seem to be much more consistent biters regardless of water levels and weather.
Fishloveme, I definitely agree that fish in rivers in the heat of summer are much more eager to bite. However, I do think that part of that may also stem from the low fishing pressure rivers receive.
With the heat and humidity we are planning on exploring another river in the north that looks interesting and one never knows what you will find and the adventure is priceless. Maybe my lab will dump us over again, time till tell(lol).
My friend fishes a lot of rivers in the summer as well. Mostly in Southern Wisconsin, but he travels north sometimes. Not even sure where this river is, but it had some nice fish in it. Rivers in the heat of the summer the fish don't seem to care, they're always biting! When I lived in the SE part of the state while attending college I used to fish rivers a lot more often. Near Madison where I live now there's not as many of these nearby, but I'd love to get back into putting a pair of tennis shoes on and walking the river again!
Yeah I definitely find the rivers to be more consistent. Not to mention, they’re mostly undeveloped, so like you said, you see a lot more nature than on the bigger lakes.
As lake fishing has been poor, we have searched out rivers in the north and the fishing is more stable and variety is great, scenery and wildlife is second to none. From Grouse, to Deer, Bear, Eagles, fresh berries and a few fresh fish, simply priceless! If you enjoy the places you find, keep them to yourself as people have and will ruin this Wonderful world!
I’d agree they’re not small in water volume, but a lot of places, they’re quite narrow. We fish several other small rivers in the area as well that are much smaller than those two.
I wouldn't describe the St. Croix as a "small river" nor the Namekagon. These are quite large watersheds and robust rivers.