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9/5/2019
Mourning Doves serve as door to new seasons Micah and I will walk again into a new hunting season this afternoon like we’ve walked together into eight Septembers before. Mourning doves are calling us now, more as a way to shake the dust off and welcome a new autumn than anything else. Later it will be more “serious” pursuits of pheasant and duck. Almost certainly, my brother John and his lab Dylan will join us again today as th...
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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 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...
  • 8/1/2019 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing Report July 25, 2019 Anglers All reports:  Fishing really has been great! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70's.  There are still fish in the upper water column as well as fish on the bottom. There have been Small Mouth being caught out by the Light House using live bait. Trollers are still using stick baits in...
  • 7/11/2019 12:20:00 PM
    Carolyn from Anglers All reports:  The conditions have remained the same the last couple of days, leaving this report the same as last wk. Fishing really have been great! Right now the water temp has moved to the 70′s. This temperature change has just happened. As temps rise there are still fish in the upper water column as wel...
  • 7/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
      Fishing Lake Michigan and Green Bay Check out the Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report to read the latest creel clerk reports that tell you what's biting and where from northern and southern Lake Michigan and Green Bay!    Remembe...
  • 6/13/2019 1:00:00 PM
    Fishing Report June 11, 2019 Anglers All reports: The water is starting to clear up but we are still a couple of weeks behind in water temps warming up but as soon as the temps warm up, the action will be picking up on the Bay and on the Inlands. Trollers continue flat lining stickbaits from Houghton Point to Long Island and out to the Apostl...
  • 6/6/2019 9:10:00 AM
    Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - June 3, 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 Mi...
  • 5/31/2019 2:20:00 PM
    On Monday, May 20th, Fisheries Staff met with interested stakeholders to discuss the current status of the Lake Michigan fishery, answer questions and listen to comments. The presentations from this meeting are now available for viewing at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/LakeMichiganSalmonandTroutMeetings.html At this time, the dep...
  • 5/31/2019 2:15:00 PM
    Free Fishing Weekend is right around the corner! Get ready to plan a fishing picnic at one of our state parks on June 1 & 2 when you can fish without a fishing license and we fling open the gates to our parks for open house. We're grateful to our partners for offering opportunities for you to give fishing a try. Many of our par...
  • 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...