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New Archery Manager Jesse Vanderbilt has joined Wilderness Fish and Game's Staff as our Archery Manager. Jesse worked previously at Gander Mountain in Bara-boo for over 10 years. He is an avid turkey and deer bow hunter. He is knowledgeable in all lines of Archery and Cross Bows and can offer on-site repairs and service for all Archery equipment. Take the time to introduce yourself to Jesse the next time you're in Wilderness Fish and Game.
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Photo Courtesy of Gary Engberg
I live on the Lower Wisconsin River, about five miles downriver from the Prairie du Sac Dam which is the last dam on the Wisconsin River when heading toward the Mississippi River. Below the Prairie Dam are the twin cities of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City or Sauk Prairie. From the dam, the Wisconsin River flows unobstructed to the convergence with the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, some 85 miles downriver. Above the Prairie du Sac Dam and to the north is Lake Wisconsin, which is a flowage of the river that flows south and west from the dam at Wisconsin Dells. I am trying to give you a little history on how the popula-tion of muskies in the Wisconsin River and the Lower Wisconsin River got there and have been steadily reproducing during the last decade.
Photo Courtesy Gary Engberg
There is a fishable population of muskies in the area below the Prairie du Sac Dam to the Highway 12 Bridge and in lesser num-bers from Highway 12 downriver (Lower Wisconsin River) to the Mississippi River. Muskies are being caught with regularity in this three or four mile stretch below the dam by casting, trolling, and "soaking suckers." This is where I suggest muskie angler's fish for legal size and even some muskies of trophy size. Some of the river's muskies have come from Lake Wisconsin during periods of extremely high water and to a lesser extent other muskies have traveled up from the Mississippi River and joined the local fishery. The DNR is regularly stocking Lake Wisconsin with muskies which is adding to the growing number of fish above and below the dam. Now, muskies are relatively common and anglers who want to try a new body of water should find time to experiment and fish the Wisconsin River. I know of many fish from 36" to 46" caught the last few years with a few even larger and above the "magical" 50 inch mark.
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