Fishing is one of the main attractions in this area. With 443 area lakes and 623 miles of trout streams, there is a wide variety of fishing opportunities. From pan fish to trout and game fish, there is something for every fisherman, from beginner to seasoned veteran. High Falls and Caldron Falls Flowages have everything from pan fish to trophy muskies and northerns and there is a fly fishing area just south of Popp’s Resort on the Peshtigo River. In addition, the many small lakes in the area offer a quiet retreat for panfish and bass fishing. Many of the smaller lakes are no-wake, offering quiet solitude in the northwoods. Ice fishing is also very popular in this area, and Popp’s Resort now offers shanty rentals in addition to a full line of fishing supplies in their Bait Shop. For more detailed information on the fishing in this area, just click on the links below.
Smallmouth Bass are also popular fish in the flowage. Like the Musky, they are a self-sustaining population with no stocking. Smallmouth Bass are present in both high numbers and large sizes. Many fish in excess of five pounds are taken each year. The largest fish taken last year tipped the scales with 6 lb. 8 oz. That particular fish was released back into the water.
Musky season opens the end of May. They bite on bucktails early in the season, changing to jerk baits and surface baits in mid-August. As Fall rolls around, crank baits work best. Both September and October are prime time for a wall hanger. Over 50% of the Muskies caught out of High Falls Flowage last year were over 20 pounds. If a trophy Musky is your dream, then High Falls Flowage is as good as anywhere. It is believed that in the near future, another 50 pound muskie will come out of High Falls Flowage.
High Falls Flowage has variety of fish. There is superb fishing for fishermen of all ages. Whether you are after a trophy or looking for a meal to fry up, High Falls Flowage is your place.