Wisconsin River - Lower, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Wisconsin River, WI
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Wisconsin River - Lower, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The water is still very high and the current is swift. Bass and game fishing will get better in the weeks to come. For now, would stick to trout fishing until water comes down and fish start getting more active.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wisconsin River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Jacquish Hollow Angler
Great Northern Fly Fishing

Water flow: 24000

Visibility: 6 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Late afternoon into evening

Best stretch: County Y launch (Mazomanie) to Arena

Best access point: Multiple access points; best include VFW launch in Prairie du Sac, Hwy 12 launch in Sauk City, and Hwy Y launch in Mazomanie

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Small silver baitfish-- gizzard shad and minnows-- are the primary forage food for game fish.

Fish species: Smallmouth bass

Fishing season: May through October is prime time

Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport

Lower Wisconsin River Description

Flowing freely for ninety miles below the Prairie du Sac dam, the lower Wisconsin riverway is southern Wisconsin's premier warmwater fishery. Early spring is prime-time for walleye; smallmouth bass are the primary target through the summer and into early fall; and muskellunge close out the unofficial season in late fall. Fishing opportunities abound, and one is just as likely to hook into white bass, panfish, ...

Techniques & Tips

The season on the river is open for all species. Walleye fishing has been productive. Small mouth fishing should be heating up soon, you might also see some musky out there as well.

7-Day Forecast

Tonight, Monday, June 3 A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a chance of showers between 10am and 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tuesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph. Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 75.


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