River fishing is a rite of fall across Lindy Land, and Lindy pro Jason Muche reports that the Wolf River’s annual autumn bite is heating up as water temperatures fall.

“Walleyes have moved up into the Wolf and fishing is really good right now,” Muche, a veteran guide on the Lake Winnebago system, which includes the Wolf, said.

“We’re catching them in deeper holes from Winneconne up to Fremont,” he said, explaining that a good day on the water can yield 15-to-20 walleyes per day, ranging from 11-to-22 inches in length.

Deep holes with 17-to-19 feet of water have been producing fish near Fremont, while shallower depths have been better near downtown Winneconne.

“There, we’re talking five to 10 feet of water along the channel breaks, where walleyes are stacking up as they come out of Lake Butte des Morts before working their way upstream,” Muche said.

Jigging is a top option throughout the system, and Muche recommends ¼-ounce Lindy Jigs tipped with a minnow.

“You can drift and jig, or anchor, cast out and hop the jig along bottom,” he said.

With water temperatures in low 50s and expected to tumble into the 40s shortly, Muche says subtle jig strokes are the rule in either scenario.

He predicts the hot bite at Winneconne will last another week, after which the best action will shift upstream and remain consistent throughout ice-up.

Catch The Action!

Don’t forget to tune in to Lindy Fishing Tackle’s Fish Ed TV this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin.

Filmed on public waters across Lindy Land, Fish Ed is hosted by veteran guide and Lindy pro Jon Thelen, who shares guide-tested secrets for catching walleyes, crappies, bluegills, perch, pike and other popular gamefish.