The expansive Wisconsin River is home to multiple different flowages and lakes. In this guide, we explore the fishing opportunities of the Biron Flowage. The flowage is home to muskies, walleyes, and more. Get out and explore the variety of fishing on the Wisconsin River in the Stevens Point Area today! 

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THE BIRON FLOWAGE 

River Characteristics 

This Wisconsin River impoundment covers 2,078 acres and is located between Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. Flowage depth averages 8-10 feet with the deepest areas running about 26 feet. The bottom is mostly sand and gravel with some rock piles and lots of shoreline wood and flooded stump fields. Vegetation is limited but there are some areas with milfoil, pondweed, or lily pad beds in very shallow water. 

Note that water levels on the Wisconsin River can fluctuate quickly resulting in changing and dangerous conditions. Call 800-775-6404 for water conditions. Please use extreme caution. 

Fishery

The Biron Flowage is a quality Musky fishery, with 40-inches fairly common and catches of 50-inchers documented! The Smallmouth Bass population is excellent with a chance to catch and release a 20-incher. Walleyes are numerous. Fishing for Channel Catfish seems to get better every year.

Hot Spots 

At the upper end of the flowage, the stretch from the spillway down to the Blue Heron boat landing has riverine characteristics and can be productive for all the species year round. At mid flowage, the Mill Creek/Love Creek area is a good spot for all species of fish. 

Boat Landings 

There are three good boat landings on the Biron Flowage and they include:

  • Upper end: At the end of Blue Heron Lane, right off West River Drive
  • Lower end: In the Town of Biron off Biron Drive
  • Recommended landing: In Plover at Galecke Park (has two ramps and plenty of parking)
    • Note: Galecke Park requires day or season passes

Want More?

Check out other fishing in the Stevens Point Area with our guide to trout fishing. Or find extra summer fun with 50 things to do this summer! Want more information on fishing in the area? View our fishing map online or order a copy today. Then be sure to share your next fishing adventure by including @stevenspointarea on Instagram or use #stevenspointarea