Archive | Post-Spawn

June Bug

  Now that the spawn is over it is time to get out and chase the smallmouth till the end of the season.  The water is still a little high up here in Northeastern Wisconsin but has been dropping nicely, but with recent rains it  has fluctuated up and down quite a bit so far. […]

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Beginnings of Summer

  This summer started off like most others here on the Menominee River.  The water has cleared nicely and the fish are really starting to move fast for streamers.  Some cold nights have pushed off the morning bite a little bit but if you slow down your presentations and get flies closer to the bottom […]

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Summer Smallies

Since the end of May the skies have opened up in northern Wisconsin.  The area has seen a lot of rain, and with it higher than normal water levels.  As of today the water levels around the normal mark but in late May to early June the Menominee and its tributaries were running extremely high […]

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Menominee May

Well another season has begun on the river.  As usual this year was completely different from years past.  The last few years have seen extremely high water, cold temperatures and the occassional snow shower.  This year the snow pack was much lower in northeastern Wisconsin with warmer than usual temperatures and a lack of precipitation […]

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The Other Ones

The river is finally starting to drop and clear a little bit.  Out of the whole season, this has to be one of my favorite times to fish.  There is still plenty of water making floating the river a lot of fun.  The water is swift enough to keep you always moving downriver but not […]

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Now in June

I always think  of Gordon MacQuarrie, the famed Wisconsin outdoor author, during this time of year.  June is my personal favorite month to fish in Wisconsin.  The trout streams are coming into full swing with the bulk of the mayflies taking flight.   The panfish in area lakes really start to get aggressive towards everything […]

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Moving Water

  Since after opening day the great State of Wisconsin has been rained on in a pretty consistent manner.  The river’s of the area haven’t been blown out but they definitely have a full head of steam and are running a little more full than usual.  The spawn came and went and I concentrated my […]

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Early Summer 09

Now that the spawn is over it is time to get back into some fishing.  The bass have become a lot more active with the rising temperatures and the extended daylight.   They seem a little more willing to pounce at a moving fly and they are starting to hit the flies like they mean […]

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