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10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 11/16/2019 11:45:00 AM
    As ice season approaches, please remember the DNR does not verify or guarantee any reported ice conditions. Anglers should proceed at their own risk. Please use extreme caution as conditions can change rapidly. In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work ...
  • 11/12/2019 6:00:00 PM
    Anglers All reports:  Fishing is on hold until we have good ice reports. We have some ice forming on the shoreline, but we don't know how long it will last. Reminder to the stream Anglers that the late season on Lake Superior Tributary Streams closes November 15th. Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn & Bait Shop reports:  We...
  • 11/12/2019 5:50:00 PM
    Anglers All reports:  Anglers are catching fish right now! Anglers are doing well casting the rocky shoreline for Brown Trout from the Inner Islands into the Bay. Trollers are targeting shallower areas especially near the stream mouths, primarily using stickbaits. The Streams have some Steelheads right now; but keep an eye on the weather ...
  • 10/30/2019 5:10:00 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 F...
  • 10/16/2019 9:05:00 AM
    Anglers All reports:  The following report still works! Lake Trout Fishing is now closed for the season. There has been good action on Coho, Browns and Spake fishing along the Washburn shoreline and by Long Island. The Streams have Coho's, Browns, and some Steelheads moving in but keep an eye on the weather conditions! Scott Bretting from Riv...
  • 10/16/2019 8:45:00 AM
    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 ...
  • 10/9/2019 10:20:00 AM
    Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - October 7, 2019 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 Michiga...
  • 10/3/2019 5:05:00 PM
    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! Anglers All&...
  • 10/3/2019 4:55:00 PM
    Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility andRoot River Steelhead Facility Open Houses - 2019 DNR Photo Eggs-cellent fun on tap at open houses this October Get a close up look at how Wisconsin fisheries crews give nature a helping hand to keep fishing great on Lake Michigan. Open houses at two of the state’s three egg collecting facilities alon...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    If you fish on Lake Michigan, you might want to comment on the proposed whitefish rule The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting comments on the potential economic impacts of a new permanent rule impacting lake whitefish fisheries in Lake Michigan.  Specifically, this rule regulates trawling gear used for harvesting white...
  • 10/3/2019 4:30:00 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...
  • 10/2/2019 7:25:00 AM
    By Central Office September 27, 2019 Contact(s): Jason Meacham, Fisheries Technician, Root River Steelhead Facility, 414-750-8382, Jason.Meacham@wisconsin.govMike Baumgartner, Fisheries Technician, Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility, 920-388-1025, Michael.Baumgartner@wisconsin.gov The Root River open house will include guided to...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    Angler R3 Instructor training and certification workshops are coming up this fall and beyond: October 12, Camp Timber-lee in East Troy November 2, Camp Upham Woods near the Wisconsin Dells November 9, Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. March 19, DNR Service Center in Spooner Look at the schedule and ...
  • 10/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
    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 ...
  • 9/24/2019 9:35:00 AM
    Fishing Report September 17, 2019 Anglers All reports:  The fishing report continues to be the same as last week with fall fishing reported to be going good. Water temps are anywhere from the high 50's to the low 60's. With the cooler water temps now, the Trout and Salmon are beginning to stage off of the stream mouths with anglers using shal...
  • 9/22/2019 4:30:00 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...
  • 9/22/2019 4:25:00 PM
    Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - September 16, 2019 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 Superi...
  • 9/13/2019 4:00:00 AM
    Anglers All reports:  Fishing continues to be good! Water temps are anywhere from the high 50's to the low 60's. With the cooler water temps now, the Trout and Salmon are beginning to stage off of the stream mouths with anglers using shallower running stick baits. We are now seeing Lake Run Browns moving into the tributary streams. We sti...
  • 8/16/2019 8:35:00 PM
    The boat sat on top of a mass of weeds. In front of us was a strip of open water which overflowed the banks of this small lake, flooding the brush. My grandson, Max flipped a plastic worm into the small ribbon of open water. As his bait sunk the line twitched and Max pulled back to set the hook. The water exploded and then the fish dove for ...
  • 8/16/2019 7:35:00 PM
    By Central Office August 14, 2019 Contact(s): Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes fisheries supervisor, Bradley.Eggold@wisconsin.gov, 414-303-0138 OR Todd Kalish, Fisheries Management deputy bureau director, 608-266-5285 Learn more about how DNR plans to manage the Lake Michigan fishery to ensure continued opportunities for...
  • 8/16/2019 7:35:00 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. Southe...
  • 8/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
    Fishing Report August 13, 2019 Anglers All reports:  Fish in the Bay continue to be in their summer pattern and Fishing continues to be really good! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70's.  There are still Lake Trout in the upper water column as well as on the bottom.  Small Mouth are now in 10 to 30 feet of water. Howe...
  • 8/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
    If you fish on Lake Superior, this public hearing might be for you. We want to hear from you on proposed Lake Superior commercial fishing regulations!  The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. to gather public input on a proposed permanent rule, FH-02-18, which implements the 2018-2028 Lake Supe...
  • 8/16/2019 7:20:00 PM
    Fishing Report August 6, 2019 Anglers All reports:  Fishing  really has been great! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70's.  There are still Lake Trout in the upper water column as well as on the bottom.  Small Mouth are now in 10 to 30 feet of water. However, certain times of day you can fish the shallows of the shorel...
  • 8/16/2019 7:20:00 PM
    Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - August 12, 2019 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 Michiga...