Wisconsin River - Upper, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Abe Downs
Fly Fishing Map of Wisconsin River, WI
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Wisconsin River - Upper, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Look for bass chaising down crayfish and baitfish. The warm weather really has the top water bite going as well. Don't hesitate to toss a popper. They are looking to eat. Put a fly in front of them and they will react.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wisconsin River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Great Northern Fly Fishing

Water flow: 3200

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 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)

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

Use a streamer fished at slow to medium retrieve in slower moving water.

7-Day Forecast

Water levels are great. Things will really start popping now with the post spawn bite.

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