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  • 5/12/2015 9:40:00 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.  It's certainly getting busy on the water around here and the fishing has been great!  “We've had some gorgeous weather up on the big...
  • 5/1/2015 12:50:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  People are still catching plenty of trout and salmon all the way from the head of the bay out to the Apostle Islands. Anglers are tra...
  • 4/30/2015 2:20:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3588     MADISON, Wis. — A project to increase walleye production at the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery as well as separate projects for improvements at Black River State Forest and Sheboygan Marsh Wildlife Area gained approval from the State of Wisconsin Building Commission Wednesday...
  • 4/30/2015 2:00:00 PM
    The smelt run is pretty much over in Ashland, but they are doing well harvesting them over in Superior now, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All.We hope all of you smelters had a great time during this year’s run and that you will visit Ashland next year when the smelt come to our shores once again!For more information on smel...
  • 4/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    The ice went out of Chequamegon Bay on Saturday night, April 11, and the smelt run began the very next night. The smelt ran pretty well all last week, with a few hiccups here and there. The run did continue over the past weekend. On Sunday and Monday nights people were still getting some smelt, but Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashlan...
  • 4/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  A lot of people have been out on the water, pulling in trout and salmon. Anglers had been traveling from Bono Creek north and getting...
  • 4/22/2015 11:30:00 AM
    The ice went out of Chequamegon Bay on Saturday night, April 11, and the smelt run began the very next night. The smelt ran pretty well all last week, with a few hiccups here and there.The run did continue over the past weekend. On Sunday and Monday nights people were still getting some smelt, but Carolyn Swartz, co-ow...
  • 4/22/2015 11:25:00 AM
    The ice went out of Chequamegon Bay on Saturday night, April 11, and the smelt run began the very next night. The smelt ran pretty well all last week, with a few hiccups here and there. Last Wednesday night the run was strong for awhile until the wind changed direction and started coming from the south, which blew the warmer wa...
  • 4/17/2015 12:20:00 PM
    Roger Mayer sends us some of the walleye action from the Menominee near Marinette.
  • 4/3/2015 12:30:00 PM
  • 3/16/2015 1:25:00 PM
    An unseasonable warm spell with temperatures into the 50s this week has brought most winter snow recreation to an end across the state.  Snowmobile trails are now closed statewide and cross-country ski trails are mostly closed, with only a few opportunities remaining for the ski-until-the snow-is-gone-crowd, with conditions fair at best and th...
  • 3/16/2015 1:25:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. The ice fishing is still good, but with temperatures in the 40s and 50s, it won’t last too much longer. This might be the last we...
  • 3/4/2015 7:30:00 PM
    gokfin.com  Troll & Drift Better Quick Release Weights - Bottom Bouncers - And more.  Special show pricing on everything at Booth 944.... including Kwik Attract Lures. Booth will have rods set up so you can test for yourself how sweet all of our Quick Release products really are. Get the latest copy of On Wisconsin Outdoors at o...
  • 2/13/2015 2:05:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. -- A public hearing on an emergency rule to help lake trout populations recover in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Monday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ashland High School. The public hearing will cover the 2014-15 emergency rule adopted by the Natural Resources Board at its Decemb...
  • 1/30/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for January 29, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow conditions continue to be good in far north for snowmobiling and skiing but conditions marginal in the south A mi...
  • 1/30/2015 7:00:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. -- A public hearing on an emergency rule designed to support recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Feb. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ashland High School. The public hearing will cover the 2014-15 emergency rule adopted by the Natural Resources Board at...
  • 1/30/2015 7:00:00 PM
    MADISON -- A team of state fisheries researchers has received the 2014 Sport Fish Restoration outstanding research project award presented by the American Fisheries Society for their work to locate key areas of waterways where habitat restoration effort will be most effective. Ken Kurzawski, president-elect of the Fisheries Administration Section ...
  • 12/18/2014 2:20:00 PM
    Holiday Hunt provides opportunity for antlerless harvest in the Southern Farmland Zone MADISON – The Holiday Hunt will give hunters in the Southern Farmland Zone an opportunity to hunt antlerless deer fromDec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2015.  -  Read Full Article DNR surveillance efforts detect VHS virus in wild coho u...
  • 12/11/2014 1:40:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3434  ASHLAND, Wis. -- A declining lake trout population in the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior has prompted the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board to adopt an emergency rule reducing the 2014-15 harvests at its December meeting. Population assessments over the last six to eight years indica...
  • 12/11/2014 1:40:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3433 MADISON -- The Natural Resources Board voted to approve revisions to the state's invasive species rule at their December 10 meeting in Madison. Known as NR40, revisions include the listing of additional species and delisting of currently regulated species under the state's Invasive Species Identific...
  • 12/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
    By Mark Jannke My son, Cody Jannke a friend, and I hired Scott Valleskey to take us musky fishing October 10 and 11, 2014 in Green Bay. We have musky fished Lake of the Woods, Northern MN, and northern WI lakes but never broke the 50" mark. On this day, Cody would and released a 52" musky with a 28" girth. Cody's fish was caught about 9:00...
  • 12/1/2014 7:00:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is inviting anglers, commercial fishers, conservation stakeholders and interested citizens to attend a public meeting on Dec. 1 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland to discuss Lake Superior fisheries management plans including the lake trout harvest outlook for 2015. Fo...
  • 10/10/2014 1:55:00 PM
    Wisconsin’s public water systems continue to invest in upgradesOver past three years, nearly $135 million invested by municipal water systems statewideMADISON -- More than 95 percent of Wisconsin’s water suppliers meet or exceed health standards and the state’s public water systems continue to make upgrades through a loan program ...
  • 10/10/2014 1:55:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE -- To help identify potential options for yellow perch management in Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress will convene a public meeting on October 23 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. The meeting will build on the findings of the&n...
  • 10/3/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for October 2, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall colors are still at peak across northern Wisconsin and at or near peak through central Wisconsin Fall colors are s...