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Top Fall Fishing Spots in Wisconsin

October 7, 2016 12:01 pm0 commentsViews: 61

Cheese heads are in a funk after they got whipped by the Vikings already this year, so the smarter of the set are taking advantage of the great fall fishing instead.

Here are some suggestions from Gary Engberg: Wisconsin’s top five fall fishing locations | Outdoors | host.madison.com

Fall is the prime time to fish for most fish species in Wisconsin and all of the Upper Midwest. Here are some of my top Wisconsin locations and techniques to use for catching fall salmon, muskie, walleye, smallmouth, and northern pike.

Lake Dubay is located south of Stevens Point and west of Interstate 39 in Marathon madison.comCounty. An angler can catch both numbers and trophies from this Wisconsin River flowage. This coffee colored lake is my fall pick for walleyes.

The fishing pros at the Mosinee Gander Mountain (715-355-5500) say that “the walleye size averages above the 15” minimum and the overall size is outstanding. There’s numerous walleyes caught over 10 pounds throughout the year.”

Good locations to fish include;

* The area around the DuBay Dam at the south end is a good bet for walleyes with its deep water and nearby sand flats.

Madison’s Lake Mendota is my pick for smallmouth bass. This lake is large (10,000 acres) and deep (90 feet). Lake Mendota has great structure and a very good to excellent smallmouth population.

Daryl Christensen, a pro angler and fishing guide from Montello, (608-296-3068) says that the best fall locations are the Fox River area and the whole west end where the Fox River enters the lake. The reason to fish here is because the shad forage base moves into the river system to spawn in the fall. Fish any green weed beds with spinnerbaits and crankbaits in white, black, and orange colors.

 

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