This week, we’ve got a great Wisconsin River fishing report from Justin Gaiche who’s up in the Tomahawk area right now. Here’s the rundown on the bite:
“Today we’re talking about the Wisconsin River and it’s flowages. I’m up in the city of Tomahawk on one of it’s flowages this week and we’ve been having a really good time. It’s hot out. I’m hiding in the shade right now, and the water temperatures are hot, too. We’re looking at 83-87 degrees.
“Anytime you’re dealing with hot water, it always makes sense to move out deeper, especially when we’re talking about crappies. Right now, you should get out onto the river channels, use your electronics and find those fish suspended. Use jigs and plastics combinations to pick those fish up.
“Walleye fishing has been pretty good in low-light on the break lines using slip bobbers and crawlers. But don’t forget about shallow water this time of year. To my surprise, big bull panfish are still up on the nests guarding them in the post spawn. From six inches to four feet of water, it’s been phenomenal over the last few days.
“Bass fishing has been really really good for both smallmouth and largemouth bass. I’ve been picking up largemouth both on docks and in slop. Smallmouth have been underneath the docks, too. One of my favorite ways to skip is with an off-set weedless trick stick. Of all the trick sticks that are out there, I really like the Secret Weapon ones because they don’t have salt in them. Just because they’re so durable for consistently casting and not getting snagged up on docks and pontoons.
“In addition to that, I’ve been catching a lot of fish on jigs. I’ve been using this Super K in 3/8oz with a craw trailer on the back. One of the things with smallmouth bass is don’t pass by weeds in this area. Obviously we typically associate weeds with largemouth bass, but as long as you have the right bottom hardness with sand and gravel combinations, whether are there or not, the smallmouth are there. I can’t tell you how many smallmouth bass I’ve caught in weeds this year, predominantly using the jig and in some cases on the outside edges and the timber throwing a squarebill.”
That Wisconsin River fishing report should have you just about covered if you’re planning on heading out this weekend. Best of luck!