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Petenwell Lake Fishing Report

WI (Adams, Juneau)

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Species

Fall Styles

These are the styles that are relevant to your species in this season:

  • A-Rigging
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Trolling Mid Depth
  • Trolling Shallow
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details

Summary

What you need to know about fishing Petenwell Lake

Petenwell Lake is Wisconsin’s second largest inland lake behind Lake Winnebago. It covers over 23,000 acres and is man-made with a max depth of only 42 feet. Walleyes are plentiful in this lake and can be found around deepwater structure. Look for schools of baitfish near these structures to increase your chance of success. Classic methods like jigging, the use of Lindy rigs, and deep diving crankbaits are highly recommended. If this doesn’t work, look shallower or even try casting the shoreline with a shallower version of the same crankbait. Muskie and northern are abundant on Petenwell. Fishing near shallow logs and trees with bucktails and top waters are going to work great. Because of the shallow nature of the lake, fishing wind-swept rocky points with jerkbaits can also bring great success to your day on the water.

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Coordinates

-89.9525W
44.1526N

Surface Area

93.15 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Panfish / Bluegill, Northern Pike, Sturgeon

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    Petenwell Flowage Muskie Fishing Baits


    Petenwell Flowage offers a wide variety of fishing scenarios. From fishing deep at the south end to shallow up in Devils Elbow, these are the baits I use when targeting Muskie.

    Waterbodies: Petenwell Lake

    Species: Muskie

    Mepps Magnum Musky Killer In-Line Spinner 1 1/4 oz / Silver / White
    Mepps Magnum Musky Killer In-Line Spinner

    WEIGHT: 1 1/4 oz

    COLOR: Silver / White

    $15.99

    Mepps Magnum Musky Killer In-Line Spinner 1 1/4 oz / Gold / Firetiger
    Mepps Magnum Musky Killer In-Line Spinner

    WEIGHT: 1 1/4 oz

    COLOR: Gold / Firetiger

    $15.99

    Mepps Magnum Musky Killer In-Line Spinner 1 1/4 oz / Silver / Black Orange Yellow
    Mepps Magnum Musky Killer In-Line Spinner

    WEIGHT: 1 1/4 oz

    COLOR: Silver / Black Orange Yellow

    $15.99

    Mepps Musky Killer In-Line Spinner 3/4 oz / Hot Firetiger / Firetiger
    Mepps Musky Killer In-Line Spinner

    WEIGHT: 3/4 oz

    COLOR: Hot Firetiger / Firetiger

    $11.99

    Mepps Musky Killer In-Line Spinner 3/4 oz / Silver/Gray
    Mepps Musky Killer In-Line Spinner

    WEIGHT: 3/4 oz

    COLOR: Silver/Gray

    $11.99

    Joe Bucher TopRaider 8" / Baby Loon
    Joe Bucher TopRaider

    SIZE: 8"

    COLOR: Baby Loon

    $24.99

    Phantom Softtail 6" Walleye / 6"
    Phantom Softtail 6"

    Color: Walleye

    Size: 6"

    $19.99

    Phantom Softtail 6" Orange Belly Perch / 6"
    Phantom Softtail 6"

    Color: Orange Belly Perch

    Size: 6"

    $19.99

    Phantom Softtail 6" Sucker / 6"
    Phantom Softtail 6"

    Color: Sucker

    Size: 6"

    $19.99

    Joe Bucher Slopmaster Spinnerbait 1 1/4 oz / Perch / Brass
    Joe Bucher Slopmaster Spinnerbait

    WEIGHT: 1 1/4 oz

    COLOR: Perch / Brass

    $16.99

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