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  • 12/3/2015 10:30:00 AM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to provide input as the agency works to develop a systematic approach for evaluating fish passage at dams statewide. Fish passage describes the ability of fish to move upstream and downstream to find suitable habitat and breeding grounds. Where barriers such as dams e...
  • 11/13/2015 10:10:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3771  MADISON - Sporting fiery pinks, forest greens and hints of their former silvery hues, Wisconsin's coho salmon have made their way back into key rivers and streams to deliver pure gold - the eggs that will provide the next generation of fish. With three days of spawning at the Root River Steel...
  • 11/10/2015 9:05:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing has been good this past week with brown trout and coho salmon being caught in the bay here.  They’ve also been found in the Sioux River and out by the flats, acco...
  • 11/1/2015 10:45:00 AM
      The late-season warm weather the northland experienced this year provided for some noteworthy stream fishing, according to guide Luke Kavajecz with Anglers All in Ashland. This happy angler displays a real beauty he caught on a recent fishing trip with Luke.   (Photo courtesy of Luke Kavajecz)   ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPen...
  • 11/1/2015 10:35:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for October 29, 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Whitetail bucks entering rutting period; recent rains may draw trout and salmon up Lake Michigan tributaries Fal...
  • 10/23/2015 7:10:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  It’s trophy season for smallmouth bass and they are definitely into their fall feeding patterns, frequenting their typical haunts such as the breakwall and around the mar...
  • 10/2/2015 10:15:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for October 1, 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Cold front moves more migratory birds into state; fall salmon runs begin to pick up just in time for fish fac...
  • 9/25/2015 10:30:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. -- Two public meetings to discuss next steps in aiding recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Sept. 29 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland and Oct. 1 at Saxon Community Center. The public meetings will cover regulat...
  • 9/23/2015 3:25:00 PM
    September 22, 2015 New video takes viewers on a tour of Wisconsin State ParksMADISON -- From biking, hiking and camping to kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding and more, the Wisconsin State Park System has something for everyone, and a new video is inviting people to take a tour of the properties and then stop by and visit one.  -&n...
  • 9/15/2015 7:20:00 PM
    September 15, 2015 Fall color change reflects healthy forest diversity as different species start to turn MADISON -- Wisconsin’s fall color show is just beginning in northern Wisconsin and the changing colors help highlight the state’s healthy forest diversity, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forestry experts say. &...
  • 9/12/2015 12:35:00 PM
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - Employing tools from social media and the social sciences, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has launched a mobile friendly means to report findings of unwanted gobies in the lower Fox River above the Rapide Croche Dam and in Lake Winnebago.   Anglers who catch a round goby should kill it and if they have access t...
  • 9/5/2015 3:10:00 PM
    With warm temperatures returning this week, conditions look excellent for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. As of Tuesday, only 37 reservable campsites were still available for the weekend at Wisconsin state parks and forests. Most parks have some non-reservable sites available, but they were expected to fill up quickly. People looking for last-...
  • 9/2/2015 10:15:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Ashland’s annual Mural Fest & Classic Car Show will roll into town Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of historic Main Street.  Since 2005, Ashland has been known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” and the city will celebrate a decade of artistic excellence with...
  • 8/24/2015 8:05:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Accounts of some great lake trout fishing continue to come in, mostly out into the Apostle Islands and out on the "flats." “The lake trout action has still been very goo...
  • 8/14/2015 12:50:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Smallmouth fishing has been steady with some days better than others, typical for this time of year. The fish continue to follow their usual summertime patterns, utilizing dee...
  • 8/14/2015 12:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for August 6, 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rain keeps northern rivers flowing; pier fishing good at Lake Michigan harbors; third cougar sighting confirmed in ...
  • 7/28/2015 12:20:00 PM
    Great Lakes spotted muskies set for release after year of careful rearingWILD ROSE, Wis. – After a year of careful rearing at the Department of Natural Resources Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, some 6,000 Great Lakes spotted muskies are set to begin the next phase of their journey, getting ready to test Wisconsin anglers and serve as brood stock in ...
  • 7/15/2015 9:30:00 AM
    The Department of Natural Resources announces that it will hold a public hearing on permanent rule FH-10-12 to revise ch. NR 25 related to commercial harvest of chubs from Lake Michigan at the time and place shown below. (Download and read the Rule Order) Hearing Information (Download and read the public Notice of Hearing for a...
  • 6/30/2015 8:25:00 PM
    By Captain Adam Cochart Fishing remains good out of the port of Algoma, Wisconsin.  Anglers are finding good king numbers inside 200 feet of water working the top 50 feet of the water column with flashers and flies along with some early morning glow spoon action.   Deeper out on the lake over 200 feet the steelhead action has be...
  • 6/25/2015 9:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  The smallmouth fishing is great with plenty of fish around, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water. &ldquo...
  • 6/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
    Boating this weekend? Wardens will be talking safety on the water Beer on board? Bad idea when it comes to safe and fun boating for all on Wisconsin’s thousands of river miles and lakes. That will be among the messages Wis. Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens and local lake patrols will deliver statewide this we...
  • 6/20/2015 8:50:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 418 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rain continues to keep water levels high across state Water levels across the state are abnormally high, as rains c...
  • 6/7/2015 12:05:00 PM
  • 5/29/2015 11:05:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Rain, snow, wind, fog, sun, cold, warm – the Ashland area has experienced it all during the past few weeks, and it's been a pretty classic...
  • 5/15/2015 2:55:00 PM
    Nate Baron of Ashland-based Up North Guide Service shows off a smallmouth bass he caught in Chequamegon Bay on a recent Sunday afternoon.  (Photo courtesy of Nate Baron) ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is ...