Well the reports you may have heard about some spawned out females is true but by no means signals an end to the “UP” run. It is typical for fish that arrived early to find areas of warm enough water to be able to drop their eggs. The dynamic of marshes warming at different rates and fish arriving over a period of time allows for a greater chance at a successful spawn. The rising water levels should also do their job of drawing the bulk of the fish out of Lake Winnebago and in to the Wolf River system which should put the river in full gear. I expect a river wide slow no wake to be enforced soon as flood warnings have just been issued for Shawano, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago Counties, which is where the Wolf flows. The docks in Fremont are about covered and the water is 1.5 feet above bank full stage in New London and rising. For those who have been at my seminars, there is a tactic that they can bank on right now. Raft fishermen will continue to catch some post spawn fish but cameras are showing large groups of fish on the move up stream. The morning and afternoon bite has been strong, especially up close to the shore and where current is flowing through the woods.
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