The expansive Wisconsin River is home to multiple different flowages and lakes. In this guide, we explore the fishing opportunities of the River In-Between. The flowage is home to walleye, smallmouth bass, and the catfish corridor. Get out and explore the variety of fishing on the Wisconsin River in the Stevens Point Area today! 

Header photo by O & B Photo Co.
 

THE RIVER IN-BETWEEN

River Characteristics

This is a short stretch of the Wisconsin River nestled between the Stevens Point and Whiting paper mill dams. This stretch of the river, which is paralleled by West River Drive, is probably the most scenic part of the Wisconsin River that flows through Portage County.

The river is extremely rocky with granite outcrops lining the shoreline. Special care must be taken when navigating this section as there are additionally numerous shallow areas strewn with granite boulders. 

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 River In-Between's main species are smallmouth bass, musky, and walleye. Another key species in the river, are catfish as this stretch of river is known as the "catfish corridor". 


Photo by @fathertrout
 

Boat Landings

There is a small boat landing along this section, located on the southern end of the stretch. 

Want More?

Check out other fishing in the Stevens Point Area with our guide to fishing on Lake DuBay. Or looking for outdoor rentals? Read our guide on all things outdoor rentals! 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