Well as you can see from the attached charts, water levels are on the rise and so are water temperatures. With rain and continued warmth in the forecast I expect there to be some early spawning activity along with a big RUSH of fish from the lower lakes. The famous “Up/Down Run”. There is already large groups of fish above Shiocton and New London and more on the way. Just a note, if you are looking for some great fishing on a quiet river, get out after everyone has gone home or just before dark and let the river get quiet. After a day of 1000 boats on the river, we sat with one boat that was 300 yards away and caught 2, 5 fish limits and also released a couple of BIG females. Take a lantern, find 3 to 4 feet of water on an inside bend, and you will most likely catch fish. If you can’t touch your rod to the bottom without getting the reel wet on the shore side of the boat, then you are too deep. A 1/8 to 1/4 jig slowly dabbed of bottom right at the edge of the lantern light is all you need to do.
Here a link to a pdf of the real time data as of 4/09/2011
USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS WOLF RIVER AT NEW LONDON, WI 4/9/2011
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