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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 9/15/2022 8:35:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing on Sept. 19 for a proposed rule that would require daily electronic harvest reporting for all Lake Michigan and Lake Superior charter fishers, meaning those required to hold an outlying water sport trolling license. Charter fishing harvest rep...
  • 9/15/2022 8:30:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing on Sept. 19 for a proposed rule that would require daily electronic harvest reporting for all Lake Michigan and Lake Superior charter fishers, meaning those required to hold an outlying water sport trolling license. Charter fishing harvest rep...
  • 9/2/2022 1:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin has over 160 different fish species, and sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish one from another.   That’s why we have assembled these fish wildcards. Bookmark the webpage or print them off and add them to your tackle box.   These wildcards will help you distinguish northern pike...
  • 8/10/2022 10:40:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback on the future management of salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. The meeting will take place 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Lakeshore Technical College’s Centennial Hall West in Cleveland, Wisconsin. DNR staff ...
  • 4/5/2022 11:40:00 AM
    ROOT RIVER REPORT FISHING WISCONSIN   This page contains the latest fishing information for the Root River and the DNR's Root River Steelhead Facility in Racine County. Check back for updates on the number of fish processed at the facility, eggs collected and future processing date...
  • 3/11/2022 8:35:00 AM
    jerry kiesow It’s Steelhead Time It has been a long, cold winter, but the sun is warmer and the days are longer now, so the steelheads, Lake Michigan living Rainbow trout, are about ready to run out of the lake and into the streams that flow into it, to spawn (some have been in the rivers since winter began) - when the currents and temperat...
  • 2/1/2022 4:00:00 PM
    Ice Fishing For Dinner Class Virtual Sessions on Zoom: Wednesday & Thursday Feb. 16 - 17, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fishing at Lake Wingra at Wingra Park: Saturday, Feb. 19  8:30 a.m. – Noon This three-session class for adults begins on Zoom and will prepare you for ice fishing with members of the UW-Madison Ice Fishing...
  • 1/24/2022 9:40:00 AM
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 14, 2022Contact: Gaven Brault, DNR Marine WardenGaven.Brault@wisconsin.gov or 920-613-6857 Lt. Ryan Propson, DNR Marine Warden Team Supervisor Ryan.Propson@wisconsin.gov or 920-312-1268 Joanne Haas, DNR Program And Policy AnalystJo...
  • 1/12/2022 11:10:00 AM
    Early catch-and-release season for trout and salmon opened last Saturday, Jan. 1 and will run until May 6. Anglers can now catch and release fish in most inland waters for trout and salmon. All license and regulations apply so check the 2021-2022 trout regulations. Fish are very fragile in cold-air temperatures (particularly their eyes and g...
  • 12/8/2021 12:45:00 PM
    Brecks International Inc. of Sherbrooke, QC, announces the retirement of its vice-president Marketing, Mark Stiffel, at the end of 2021. Mark has served in his current role since December 1987. During Mark’s tenure as VP Marketing; he played a critical role in helping the firm adapt to significant changes in the marketplace. In the process,...
  • 11/23/2021 10:55:00 AM
    Root River Report The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has completed fall spawning operations at the Root River Steelhead Facility in Racine County and has closed for the season. Facility operations will resume in spring 2022 during steelhead migration. ...
  • 11/18/2021 9:15:00 AM
    The leaves have turned and fall is here. But it's not too late to get in some fishing for the year. Wisconsin's unique combination of lakes, streams and rivers, easy fishing access, opportunities for action and the potential for large fish, make it one of the top fishing destinations in the nation. Share the water, take someone fishing and mak...
  • 10/27/2021 12:05:00 PM
    ROOT RIVER REPORT FISHING WISCONSIN   This page contains the latest fishing information for the Root River and the DNR's Root River Steelhead Facility in Racine County. Check back for updates on the number of fish processed at the facility, eggs collected and future processing dates. Please note...
  • 10/23/2021 10:10:00 AM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Reports are now available here.  The fall salmon run continues in Lake Michigan tributary rivers. In Sheboygan, the Pigeon River has produced Chinook salmon and a few northern pike. Anglers fishing the Sheboygan River have reported Chinooks caught at the Ko...
  • 10/12/2021 3:45:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN   This page contains the latest fishing information for the Root River and the DNR's Root River Steelhead Facility in Racine County. Check back for updates on the number of fish processed at the facility, eggs collected and future processing dates. Please note that fish are ty...
  • 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...