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6/30/2021
WHO SUPPORTS A WOLF GOAL OF 350 OR LESS IN WISCONSIN? Thirty-six Wisconsin County Boards have passed resolutions supporting a wolf goal of 350 (7) or 350 or less (26), 100 or less (1), 80 or less (1), or 50 or less (1).  The votes: Barron, Burnett, Vilas, Taylor, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson, Lincoln, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, Waushara, Waupaca, Grant all passed unanimously, Adams, 16 for, 2 ag...
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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 9/22/2021 10:45:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be developing new regulations for the lake whitefish commercial industry. The DNR will host a virtual public meeting to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish, discuss the new permanent commercial whitefish rules package and share informati...
  • 8/11/2021 9:30:00 AM
    Wisconsin DNR Photo Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting Aug. 31 The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be developing new regulations for the lake whitefish commercial industry. The DNR will host a virtual public meeting to hea...
  • 8/11/2021 9:25:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be developing new regulations for the lake whitefish commercial industry. The DNR will host a virtual public meeting to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish and discuss the new permanent commercial whitefish rules package. This will be the sixth o...
  • 8/5/2021 10:30:00 AM
    As a result of the increased pressure and overall good fishing success, the lake trout recreational harvest limit in the Apostle Islands region (WI-2) of Lake Superior has been reached. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will close the lake trout season for sport and charter anglers at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2021. Although the lak...
  • 8/2/2021 11:25:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – As a result of an emergency rule, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has restored the previous recreational regulations for harvesting lake trout for Lake Michigan and Green Bay as of July 23, 2021. The previous regulations ended earlier this year and returned to a daily bag limit of two lake trout ...
  • 6/30/2021 12:05:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff.Fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through Octo...
  • 6/30/2021 12:00:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today anticipates a strong season for the Lake Michigan fishery based on early surveys and contacts with anglers showing successful fishing in the early part of the season. “We are seeing really solid catches in many parts of Lake Michigan and like most years, fis...
  • 6/30/2021 12:00:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is projecting a strong season for the Lake Michigan fishery as early surveys indicate anglers are already catching coho salmon in the southern basin of Lake Michigan. Solid catches in the southern basin of Lake Michigan have been reported. Like most years, fish will start migrating up the coast o...
  • 6/17/2021 12:45:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a virtual public meeting to discuss Lake Superior resource management on June 29, 2021. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom video conferencing. The public can also join by phone by dialin...
  • 5/12/2021 10:20:00 AM
    Retired WDNR Fish Manager Roger Kerr of Boscobel I moved to Boscobel in 1972 to become the fish manager for Grant, Lafayette and Richland counties. Trout fishing was very popular in these counties then (and in all of southwest Wisconsin) but the trout fishery was 98% dependent on stocking and trout were actually scarce in most streams. Also, there...
  • 5/12/2021 9:40:00 AM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff. This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through ...
  • 4/29/2021 4:20:00 PM
    General Fishing Opens Saturday Get ready! The general fishing season opens this Saturday! Make sure to grab your 2021-2022 fishing license and find an adventure on the water. Before you go, keep in mind that some waters have certain restrictions. Make sure to check the Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations&n...
  • 4/29/2021 4:10:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff. This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through Octo...
  • 4/18/2021 5:40:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN 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 th...
  • 4/2/2021 12:15:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff. This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through ...
  • 3/31/2021 2:10:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on the availability of reports and the work schedules of field staff. This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March through ...
  • 2/10/2021 3:35:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 to gather input on the proposed new rules for guides operating on the Great Lakes. Members of the public may access the meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m. via Zoom or by dialing 1-929-205-6099 and using meeti...
  • 1/29/2021 8:05:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast shows a mix of sunny, cloudy, and cold days, with a warm-up and the best chances for snow Saturday and through the weekend.   “We are seeing ice depths of 6-12 inches on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “so most lakes are still too unstable for truck traffic. “Fishin...
  • 1/29/2021 8:00:00 AM
    FISHING WISCONSIN 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.  This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March thro...
  • 1/22/2021 10:35:00 AM
    January 21, 2021 River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland WI 54806. 715-682-3232. Scott Bretting from River Rock reports:  There are cold temps in the forecast the next few days which will make more ice. We have had rain this past week which knocked down the surface snow. At this time there is no snow...
  • 12/31/2020 5:00:00 PM
    River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland WI 54806. 715-682-3232. Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: The Bay has ice starting to form with the cold temps we have had. Anglers are starting to ice fish the smaller lakes and right now they are walking out only. They are saying if the cold keeps coming, they may...
  • 12/31/2020 5:00:00 PM
    December 22, 2020 River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland WI 54806. 715-682-3232. Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: The Bay has ice starting to form with the cold temps we have had. Anglers are starting to ice fish the smaller lakes and right now they are walking out only. They are saying if the col...
  • 12/1/2020 7:35:00 AM
    November 23, 2020River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland WI 54806. 715-682-3232. Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: It's that in-between time of year for Anglers. It is time to get your gear ready for the upcoming ice fishing season. Deer season is in its final week now so good luck hunters. Happy Tha...
  • 12/1/2020 7:25:00 AM
    River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland WI 54806. 715-682-3232. Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Browns and Salmon are scattered in the Bay and off the mouth of the rivers and some being caught in the river at Fish Creek and the Sioux and others. Keep in mind that Lake Trout fishing is closed in Lake Su...