Wisconsin River - Upper, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Wisconsin River, WI
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Wisconsin River - Upper, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Don't hesitate to throw a popper or any other top water fly. The fish are looking up and are ready to eat.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wisconsin River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Great Northern Fly Fishing

Water flow: 2000

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 79 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: The fishing can be great all day.

Best stretch: Eagle River all the way down to Stevens Point

Best access point: Look for the many access points along the river, all offer great fishing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Smallmouth bass, Musky

Fishing season: May 5th until November 30th

Nearest airport: Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA)

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Upper Wisconsin River Description

The Upper Wisconsin river is a river with many flavors. In the northern most stretches it is wild river with rapids, dense forests and giant rocks. As it flows south the river widens and slows down. The Upper Wisconsin offers worldclass smallmouth and musky fishing. Look for rocks, downed trees and eddies to all offer a potential fish of a lifetime. Being abbundant with fish and wildlife you have the opportunity ...

Techniques & Tips

Look for structure to find fish. Any rock, tree or eddie.

7-Day Forecast

The fishing will remain consistent over the next week. With the water staying warm the fish will need to eat.

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