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  • 5/20/2019 9:50:00 AM
    DATE: May 14, 2019      The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is continuing to work with stakeholders to determine the future course of fisheries management on Lake Michigan. The Wisconsin Great Lakes sport fishery generates $185.4 million dollars in economic activity per year and everyone can agree to the goal of...
  • 5/10/2019 8:55:00 AM
    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.   ...
  • 5/8/2019 9:10:00 AM
    Fishing Report May 7, 2019 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: Trollers are flat lining stickbaits from Houghton Point to Long Island and out to the Apostle Islands and catching Cohos, Browns and Splake. Despite the dirty water Small Mouth Fishing has begun in Sandcut. Anglers have been successful using plastics on light jigs, crank-baits, hair...
  • 4/18/2019 3:55:00 PM
    Root River Report The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facilit...
  • 4/18/2019 3:50:00 PM
    Smelt Report: April 16, 2019:  We still have ice along the shoreline in the Chequamegon Bay area. And Smelting has not yet begun. It’s all up to Mother Nature so we have no idea when the run will start but as soon as we hear it has started we will post it. Fishing Report April 16, 2019  Carolyn from Anglers All reports: At this t...
  • 4/11/2019 2:55:00 PM
    Root River Report The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facilit...
  • 4/11/2019 2:15:00 PM
    The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you ...
  • 4/4/2019 9:15:00 AM
    April 2, 2019Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The Rivers are high right now. Long Bridge and Short Bridge on the west side are open but have not met yet. People are still venturing out but the top layers of the ice are starting to candle so make sure to call ahead for ice conditions and safety. Trout have been coming into the shallows off the rive...
  • 4/4/2019 9:05:00 AM
    Salmon and trout stocking in Lake Michigan is a critical management activity that state fisheries managers say has contributed to robust fishing in Lake Michigan for the past four decades. A three-year Lake Michigan management strategy was developed in 2017 following more than two years of discussion and input from more than 500 anglers, business ...
  • 3/7/2019 9:05:00 AM
    February 28, 2019 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! Carolyn from ...
  • 1/10/2019 12:45:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be holding a meeting today to discuss the recently signed Lake Superior Fishing Agreement. The meeting will be held at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (room 306), 2100 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The Wisconsin Department of Natura...
  • 11/28/2018 3:35:00 PM
    Carolyn  from Anglers All reports:  Keep checking current conditions of the ice. It's time to get your gear together for the upcoming ice fishing season. There is ice starting to form on the Inlands but at this time it is not safe ice. Be cautious. Always be safe and call ahead. There is no safe ice right now!!!!! River Rock reports:&nbs...
  • 11/2/2018 5:40:00 PM
    Outdoor Report Published November 1, 2018 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide fall color, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Fall Colo...
  • 10/28/2018 9:40:00 PM
    Pier of d’Nort Corporation, located in St. Germain, Wisconsin, is very excited to announce that it has been selected to be featured on the national television program World’s Greatest.  We were selected from a pool of our deepest competition, standing out above and beyond. It’s because of our ease of installation and remova...
  • 10/28/2018 9:25:00 PM
    You are subscribed to Fish Watching for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Stop in at the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery on October 27 for Open House from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and stick around for stories and conversation about Lake Sturgeon.  
  • 10/28/2018 9:20:00 PM
    Fishing Lake Michigan?Please visit https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports. Good luck with your fishing!
  • 10/28/2018 9:20:00 PM
    Registration is open for an Ice Fishing for Dinner class. Winter is coming. Will you be ready for the hard water fishing season? Sign up for a 5-session class in Madison to learn the secrets of fishing through the ice and cooking the catch to perfection. The class begins January 28 and runs through February 9, 2019. Click on ...
  • 10/28/2018 9:15:00 PM
    October 23, 2018 Zak from Anglers All reports: Fishing has been good when anglers are able to get out and the wind isn't bad. A chilly fall is here and a bit of winter has been in the air at times. Temps are dropping. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Nearsho...
  • 10/28/2018 9:10:00 PM
    Common carp took over Indian Lake in one of    Dane County's most popular parks, ruining the fishing and fueling toxic blue-green algae outbreaks.  Now, DNR and partners are taking to the air to take back the lake. Watch our field video.  
  • 10/28/2018 9:05:00 PM
    October 16, 2018 Zak from Anglers All reports: A chilly Fall is here and a bit of winter has been in the air at times. Temps are dropping and the leaves are falling. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Nearshore trout and salmon fishing has been good with water...
  • 10/10/2018 12:30:00 PM
    Published - October 9, 2018 by the Central Office     Top three online tools to boost your fall fishing along Lake Michigan tributaries Friends of MacKenzie Fall Festival provides opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends October 13   Index Next   Top three online tools to boost yo...
  • 10/10/2018 12:20:00 PM
    Published October 4, 2018 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide fall color, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Fall Color Report (exit...
  • 10/5/2018 11:20:00 AM
    Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - October 3, 2018 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. Open House Events at Fish Egg Collections StationsYour chance to see where Lake Michigan salmon and trout get ...
  • 10/5/2018 11:10:00 AM
    October 2, 2018 Luke from Anglers All reports: It’s starting to feel like fall around here with temps dropping and the leaves starting to turn. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Near shore trout and salmon fishing has been good with water temps in the m...