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JohnSeptember 29th, 2006, 1:38 pm
Posts: 1OK, I've always wanted to fish the Wolf, but never made it. Finally went this week. Read up on it; listened to the LaFontaine tape etc... Beautiful river, nice BWO hatch, no fish. Well, two nice sized chub. What's the story on the Wolf?

Did go up to the Hunting. There found several pods of fish (hundreds in a 6 ft circle). Are these my Wolf fish getting it on? If so why such a large pod?
TroutnutSeptember 29th, 2006, 7:02 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
I've never fished the Wolf, but it's got a reputation for being a bit like the Namekagon: great river, but without a lot of luck you're likely to walk away swearing the river has nothing but minnows the first dozen times you fish it. I'm sure some here know more about it, though.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
BflatApril 16th, 2008, 6:49 pm
central wisconsin

Posts: 7
I fished the Wolf a lot in the 90's. It's the kind of river that's just on sometimes, and unaccountably off, others. Sometimes I'd have a great day, go again the next day under similar conditions and get skunked. The trout density is lower than the river looks like it should have. So lots of the fishy looking spots are void of trout. Solution: cover a lot of water, quickly. The Wolf suffers from high temperatures. I've heard it has not been fishing well in recent years. It's one of those rare midwestern streams that looks like a western freestone stream. Therein lies it's attraction, I think. Don't overlook the Wolf's smallmouths.


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