In “normal” water levels in July and August, fishing in the early morning and evening should be pretty…dare we say, “easy.” Look for a sand bar drop off and work it. If you can find some structure, like a downed tree, even better. We’re big fans of Mepp’s (or single blade spinners) for small mouth and jigs for walleye and sauger – live bait is also an option. You’ll also find catfish, strippers, musky, northern, sturgeon and a whole bunch of others. Here are some additional tips.
Unless you are an accomplished fisherperson, we HIGHLY recommend you bring other food options with you and if you catch any fish you
Right across the street from our shop is Tall Tails, they
sell fishing/hunting licenses as well as adult beverages (no glass on the river). Remember, the person buying the license needs to be present to purchase a license which may not be the case if you drop your people off at your put in upriver.
Buy online, will be the best option for most folks. it’s a simple process and you can print or keep the proof of purchase on your cellphone, if you bring it with.
It is YOUR responsibility to be sure you’re complying with all fishing laws and regulations, insure you understand what size fish must be to keep. Our stretch of the river is patrolled by the DNR.