Wisconsin River - Lower, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Wisconsin River - Lower, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wisconsin River is currently Good

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

Water flow: 8430

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 41 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Any time of

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. Crease flies are a good imitation, as well as deceivers. A swimming baitfish pattern will also provide a lot of action to attract fish.

Fish species: Smallmouth bass

Fishing season: May through October is prime time

Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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, ...

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7-Day Forecast

A 30 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Calm wind. Thursday A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. North wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 19. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Sunday A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 36.


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