Central Wisconsin Fishing Report – June 14th, 2013


The fishing pier is in the water on the south shoreline of the state park and launching piers are in on Sawyer Harbor. Water levels are low in Sawyer Harbor, but many fishermen are launching and having luck in the waters off of the park’s shoreline.
Deprey’s Kwik Stop, (920) 866-2934.
Stevenson Pier, (920) 824-5222.
Howie’s Tackle, (920) 746-9916.


Temperatures got a bit cooler last week with rain. Water temperatures along the east shore of the bay was about 59 to 63 degrees, depending on where you were. Bayshore Park was busy with fishermen targeting walleyes. Walleye numbers were good, with most fishermen catching their limits on crankbaits, crawler harnesses, and flicker shads in 11 to 15 feet. Other species caught were sheepshead, white bass, and white perch. At Chaudoir’s Dock, the fishing activity was picking up and fishermen were targeting walleyes in about 8 to 10 feet of water.
Smokey’s on the Bay Bait, Tackle and Guide Service, (920) 436-0600


Panfish are starting to bite well. Anglers should look for bass and panfish in shallow water. The white bass run on the Wolf River is starting to slow down, but anglers are still catching a few. Good catches of channel catfish have been reported on the Wolf River recently.
Critter’s, (920) 582-0471.
Fox River Bait, (920) 233-7409.
Dutch’s, (920) 922-0311


Trout and salmon fishing continue to be slower than expected on Lake Michigan at Manitowoc and Two Rivers. An occasional brown is being picked up in 10 to 40 feet of water. Salmon fishing hasn’t improved yet. Boats are catching low numbers of chinooks at various depths and areas, so there is very little to key in on yet. There was a slight increase in water temperature towards shore or near river mouths, but many anglers aren’t finding surface water much warmer than the mid-40-degree range while in water deeper than 50 feet. Brown trout fishing has also been slow, especially. High numbers of alewives in the harbors may be drawing game fish in with them. It is difficult for anglers to compete with this easy prey. The best times are during low light conditions. Angler pressure is low. Some catfish were being caught around harbors and lower sections of river in the evenings and at night. Smallmouth bass are becoming more active. A carp over 30 pounds was recently released.
CUB Radio report, (920) 683-6816.
Cub Radio Sport Fishing Hotline, (800) 236-9978, ext 124.

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