Summer is in full-swing across Wisconsin. Rivers have been busy with canoers and kayakers and campgrounds have been busy too. Northern rivers are still running a bit above average from all the rain earlier in the month. But with little rain in the last week except for some in the far north, rivers in central and southern parts of the state starting to drop.
The Lower Wisconsin River has finally dropped to below its long-term average at Wisconsin Dells and Muscoda and many sandbars have re-emerged. Water levels have finally receded enough in the Dane and Rock county area for the slow-no-wake ordinance to be lifted from the Yahara chain of lakes and the Rock River.
Most central Wisconsin trout streams are now very low and could use a drink. The hexagenia mayfly hatch is still ongoing on, generally makes for great evening fishing.
With the beautiful weather last weekend, lots of people were out on the water. Pleasure boaters outnumbered fishing boats at many Green Bay launches, but many anglers continued to have success. Anglers are catching greater numbers of walleye all along Marinette and Oconto. Additionally, a lot of people were targeting brown trout in Marinette over the past week with decent success.
Anglers fishing the west shore of Green Bay reported fair walleye catches with many reports of people catching numerous freshwater drum. Those fishing the east shore reported slower walleye fishing but still reports of high numbers of drum and catfish being caugh