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9/19/2018
Let them go, and they will grow. What is that slogan of Quality Deer Management (QDM)…Let em go, let em grow?  Even though there’s not a lot of deer hunting going on in Brookfield, this photo sent to OWO from buddy Dean Pavletich and taken near Brookfield Square verifies that growing older also allows bucks to grow their headgear higher… wider… thicker.  Throw in the right nutrition and genetics, shake well...
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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 9/19/2018 8:20:00 AM
    September 18, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: . There are still mud lines out in the Lake. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could ...
  • 9/17/2018 7:50:00 AM
    Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility Open House, Oct. 6, 2018  Join us on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open house at the Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility, N3884 Ransom Moore Lane, Kewaunee. Watch chinook salmon spawning and egg collection up close and enjoy lots of fun activities, including wagon rides, T-shi...
  • 9/12/2018 12:40:00 PM
    September 11, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth f...
  • 9/12/2018 12:35:00 PM
    Information has been updated for the Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report. Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 8/25/2018 12:25:00 PM
    August 21, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: Fishing remains consistent and just as good this week as the last two weeks. The water is warm and clear right now. Early morning or evening seems to be the best fishing right now. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing co...
  • 8/17/2018 11:15:00 AM
    Luke from Anglers All reports: Fishing remains consistent with the warm water we have right now. The water is warm and clear right now. Early morning or evening seems to be the best fishing right now. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small ...
  • 8/13/2018 2:55:00 PM
    In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.   REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters. ...
  • 8/13/2018 2:55:00 PM
    August 7, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: This time of year the report stays pretty much the same with anglers reporting really good fishing! Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fishing could be very productive working the mud lines that you find! And due to recent rains you might ...
  • 8/5/2018 2:55:00 PM
    July 31, 2018 Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Ca...
  • 8/5/2018 2:50:00 PM
    In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.   REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters. ...
  • 8/5/2018 2:45:00 PM
    Lake Michigan stocking plan paying off for anglers  Lake Michigan boat anglers report catching good numbers of salmon and trout this summer and the DNR has finished its first full year of implementing a new and enhanced stocking strategy to assure strong fish populations and fishing into the future. Read more. Lake sturgeon exhibit open...
  • 7/18/2018 5:25:00 PM
    Information has been updated for the Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report. Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 7/18/2018 5:20:00 PM
    July 17, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is clearing up greatly and the sediment is settling! Even in the dirty water the bite has been good inside the Bay. The water is really starting to clear up nicely and water temps are warming up. Trolling in the South Channel has been really, really good right now with reports of...
  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
        July 10, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is clearing up greatly and the sediment is settling! Even in the dirty water the bite has been good inside the Bay. The water is really starting to clear up nicely! Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fis...
  • 7/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
    July 3, 2018 Billy from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is slowly starting to clear up and fishing is good. The Sand Cut area continues to be clearing up nicely and anglers are catching Trout using trolling spoons and Walleye using Crawler Harnesses. Boat landings in Ashland are all open at this time! Scott Bretting from River Rock repor...
  • 6/15/2018 12:00:00 PM
    June 14, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers all reports: Everything is happening right now and fishing has been turned on in the Bay. Small Mouth are in spawning and post spawning mode; primarily in the Sand Cut, Brush Point, and Oak Point Area. Along with the Small Mouth you will find Walleyes, Northerns, and Perch. People targeting Brown Trout and Lake T...
  • 6/15/2018 11:50:00 AM
    Information has been updated for the Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report. Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 6/7/2018 12:00:00 PM
    June 7, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers all reports: Everything is happening right now and fishing has been turned on in the Bay. Small Mouth are in spawning mode; primarily in the Sand Cut, Brush Point, Oak Point Area. Along with the Small Mouth you will find Walleyes, Northerns, and Perch. People are fishing for Northerns on the Ashland shoreline. Tro...
  • 6/6/2018 9:50:00 AM
    Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 5/30/2018 5:55:00 PM
    Information has been updated for the Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report. Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 5/10/2018 7:45:00 PM
    The ice is mostly out now!!! Finally! However, there are still some chunks hanging around the shoreline here and there. The Hot Pond is open and Bayview beach is mostly open. There was a report that a ½ bucket was brought in last night. Looks like a very slow start. We will keep you posted.If you are a drop-net smelter, please note that the ...
  • 4/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
    At this time Smelt Season has not yet started in the Chequamegon Bay as there is still very thick ice on the Bay. Usually smelting does starts in April…depending on Mother Nature. We will keep you posted and let you know when smelting begins. Be patient...don't give up!!! Carolyn from Anglers all reports: There is still ice on the Bay. Howev...
  • 4/17/2018 11:15:00 AM
    Smelt Season 2018 Due to cold temps at night there is still a lot of ice on the Bay so at this time there is no Smelting going on yet in the Chequamegon Bay area. As soon as the ice is out of the Bay Smelt season will start. We will keep you posted as soon as we see/hear the ice is out! Carolyn from Anglers all reports: We still have ice on the Ba...
  • 3/31/2018 7:00:00 PM
    The Root River Report page has been updated.  Please visit the following webpage for current information: Root River - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/lakemichigan/RootRiverReport.html