Ive been having decent luck on the river past couple of weeks, walleye bite has slowed but smallies and the occasional largemouth have been very active, lots of smallies over 14 inches and a 17 inch largemouth, lots of small snot rockets (northerns) and have boated 2 very nice northerns that measured 33" and 37" all released. I only like to keep walleye or sauger when i get them, jigs and spinnerbaits used primarily
51° - 55° F
56° - 60° F
Where is a good place to walk off?
Good bite today on the lower Wisconsin out of muscoda. 2-3 inches of good ice. Very slick, so don't forget your cleats. Merry Christmas to all, and thanks for a very good year!
My dad grew up in Fenimore and fished the river a lot. By the time I came along he had discovered walleyes on the Miss.
I got him to take me over quite a bit when I was a kid. Cats are good in deeper spots along the bank. Smallmouths same deal. Both around trees laying in the water.
Pretty much need to use the boat to get around to multiple spots. There's pretty good fishing once you figure it out. But that takes some time.
I taught Galen Bremmer from Avoca the walleye thing on the Miss. If you wanted to try a guide he might be worth talking to. It is a stunning piece of river down there. Good luck.
61° - 65° F
66° - 70° F
Went out Friday night for cats near Boscobel. I'm just trying to learn how to fish the river, I've lived here for a long time and have never really given it a good try. Stayed out on shore until midnight on Friday and got one nice channel cat. In the morning I got the boat out and got one nice walleye up a tributary. Only two fish I caught but they were nice ones!
I got a few ideas from my experience, but I'm always looking for more. If you have any river tips (especially for cats) feel free to PM me! I'm mostly trying to learn how to read a river and know where cats are likely to be. I grew up in Northern Wisconsin and fished lakes my whole life but have almost no river experience.
Above 80° F
81° - 88° F
The river right now is the lowest i have seen it this year, smallies were very active but nothing big enough to keep, i hit one spot off a sandbar drop off where they were schooling and chasing minnows, produced 8-9 smallies, i fished a few areas where there were downed trees and i got 2 keeper walleyes, they were definitely holding tight to cover, plenty of gars stealing the tails off of baits
51° - 55° F
61° - 65° F
Got out on the Lower Wisconsin for a couple of hours. What a beautiful day! Caught a few nice smallmouths, the largest was this 20 incher. The water temp. is in the mid 50's and river levels are nice, in the 4 foot range at the Muscoda guage.
Hoping we can get though these troubling times and get back to things normal. As soon as I can, we will offer our guide services again. Thanks for reading my reports and stay safe and healthy!