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  • 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...
  • 9/25/2014 3:15:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing of the year is coming up and anglers are already getting in on that classic fall bite.  The sma...
  • 9/17/2014 11:50:00 AM
    CLEVELAND, Wis. — Leaders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries team will summarize high priority comments and seek additional feedback on the Lake Michigan Integrated Fisheries Management Plan at Wednesday’s (Sept. 17) meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum. The event, free and open to the public...
  • 9/11/2014 10:00:00 AM
    You are subscribed to Root River Report for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. We have started to update this webpage with Root River fishing information. The webpage will be updated once per week usually on Monday or Tuesday. In addition, you can cal...
  • 8/26/2014 1:35:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. — The long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin's Lake Michigan waters is being updated and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is extending the public comment period through the end of October to allow more stakeholders a chance to provide feedback.  DNR fisheries biologists hosted four public meetings i...
  • 8/1/2014 12:10:00 PM
    MADISON — The state is revising its long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin's Lake Michigan waters and citizens are invited to provide input through a series of four meetings set for the week of Aug. 4.  Lake Michigan has seen drastic ecological changes in recent years and the new Lake Michigan Integrated Fisheries Management ...
  • 7/29/2014 3:30:00 PM
    Coordinated management efforts by Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service produce angler benefits MILWAUKEE - In a remarkable feat of distance swimming, tiny chinook salmon released in Lake Huron two years ago swam their way through the Straits of Mackinac and down through Lake Michigan into the waters off of Raci...
  • 7/15/2014 2:20:00 PM
    MADISON — The state is revising its long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin's Lake Michigan waters and invites citizens to provide input during a second round of public review. Lake Michigan has seen drastic ecological changes in recent years and the new plan will guide fisheries management through the next 10 years.  “W...
  • 6/12/2014 11:30:00 AM
    By Mike Yurk The sky seemed to touch the water of Chequamegon Bay while a steady light rain dimpled the surface. Doug Hurd of Eagan, Minn., and I were drifting along a swampy shoreline flipping jerk baits into the shallow water. Doug’s boat was sitting in about four feet of water but we were casting to less than a foot. We caught our ...
  • 6/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Lake Superior in summer means plenty of smallmouth bass in Chequamegon Bay.  The smallmouth bass fishing season runs from mid-May through late October, the latter considered to be “trophy month” for “smallies.” The 12-mile-long bay’s rock piles and breakwater structures make for ...
  • 5/30/2014 12:25:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3221 MADISON - A proposed rule allowing anglers to troll for fish on inland waters statewide was modified Wednesday by the Natural Resources Board. Beginning in 2015: Trolling would be legal with at least one line per angler on all inland waters in Wisconsin. In 55 counties in the ...
  • 5/23/2014 7:55:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following: Due to recent rains, Chequamegon Bay still has quite a bit of color to it. The post-spawn walleye bite is fast approaching as water temps creep into the 50s. There...
  • 5/19/2014 10:40:00 AM
    Steve and Rob Tobin  targeted coho salmon out of Milwaukee May 14 when this 22 pound King hit in 35 feet of water with water temperature at 48 degrees.  45 minute battle on a three color lead core reel and rod.  The Tobin brothers also caught nine cohos for a two-man limit in a few hours.
  • 5/19/2014 10:25:00 AM
    Well, the smelt run is all over with for Ashland, everyone. Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All, said there was no action at all Saturday night. He believes the run has ended for the season on this side of Chequamegon Bay. Roger advises smelters to try their luck over in Washburn, up in Cornucopia, or farther along the Lake Superior sho...
  • 5/19/2014 10:05:00 AM
    Unfortunately, the smelt run has diminished once again, folks. “The wind switched, started coming out of the south, and pushed everything out into the deep water,” said Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All, referring to the drop-off in numbers on Friday night. Roger said he only harvested 30 lbs. of smelt last night behind his sho...