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  • 3/25/2016 8:40:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for March 24, 2016  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow returns to central Wisconsin; Lake Michigan steelhead runs underway; 39 elk arrive from Kentucky With a short...
  • 3/18/2016 10:00:00 AM
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Lake Michigan anglers increased their efforts and reeled in greater numbers of native species including lake trout and walleye in 2015, even as the overall sport fish harvest declined due to lower catches of salmon and stocked trout.   Results from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' 2015 survey of angler...
  • 3/15/2016 10:40:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  With daytime highs in the 40s and even some 50s, ice conditions are changing very rapidly now.   “Can you get out there (on the ice) is one question,” noted Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Angler...
  • 2/19/2016 10:00:00 AM
    DNR and key partners lay the groundwork to bolster Jackson County elk herdMADISON -- The second year of Wisconsin's elk reintroduction effort is now complete for the 2016 season, and 40 elk currently await transport to their new home in Jackson County. - Read Full Article DNR Lake Michigan experts to speak at Great Lakes Fishery Commission me...
  • 2/19/2016 9:40:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  A wide variety of fish continue to be caught in the area, including brown trout, whitefish, perch, northern pike and splake. “People are fishing up to Houghton Point now,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-...
  • 2/15/2016 12:25:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. -- A public hearing on an emergency rule to support continued recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Tuesday Feb. 23 starting at 5 p.m. at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland.   The public hearing will cover the 201...
  • 2/12/2016 9:35:00 AM
    Cold temperatures this week are helping to preserve snow conditions for ski and snowmobile trails, and are helping to build up ice on lakes, which is good news for the Winnebago System lake sturgeon spearing season that kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. The system boasts one of the largest, self-sustaining lake sturgeon populati...
  • 2/12/2016 9:35:00 AM
     SAFC Pro Staff - Dan  February 8th, 2016 THESE FISHING FORUMS OFFER THE BEST INFORMATION FOR ANGLERS. DIVE IN! DOUGLAS PATON, SAFC CONTRIBUTOR If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you do when you start to think about a fishing trip is hop on the internet to see what other anglers might have to say about the f...
  • 2/9/2016 3:55:00 PM
    Book Across the Bay set for Feb. 13  ASHLAND, Wis. – The Upper Midwest's most unique winter event, Book Across the Bay, will celebrate two decades of sparkling success in 2016.  On Saturday, Feb. 13, cross-country skiers and snowshoers of all ages and ability levels will set out on the 10-kilometer course, following a rou...
  • 2/3/2016 10:25:00 AM
    Spawned from the Madison Fishing Expo Madison- WI: The Wisconsin Fishing Expo(WFE) was spawned from the Madison Fishing Expo(MFE) and will have all the things anglers have come to expect from the MFE, and bring a variety of new vendors, speakers, and attractions for 2016! There’s no question that anglers can be confident that they will see ...
  • 2/1/2016 10:40:00 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.  According to Anglers All employee John Radloff, the ice on the bay is definitely not as thick as most years.  Nevertheless, the majority of ice fishermen are just glad to ...
  • 1/22/2016 10:45:00 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.  Ice fishing season is really underway now! “Things are shaping up nicely on the ice after our last cold snap and we're getting out throughout Chequamegon Bay now,” com...
  • 1/18/2016 1:20:00 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.  Winter is here with a vengeance, folks!  We’ve got single-digit high temps and snow almost every day.  The Ashland area has received 1-2 more inches of fresh sn...
  • 1/15/2016 11:05:00 AM
    Northern pike are waiting as ice fishing season ramps up with Free Fishing Weekend MADISON -- While the ice fishing season is off to a slower than usual start this year, anglers can be sure of one thing: when the ice finally cooperates, the northern pike will be waiting. - Read Full Article  Wisconsin DNR Lake Superior stocking...
  • 1/12/2016 10:50:00 AM
    ASHLAND , Wis. - An emergency rule governing the lake trout harvest in Lake Superior takes effect today (Monday, Jan. 11) following a series of public input opportunities and administration approvals. The rule, which includes a daily bag limit of three lake trout in key recreational areas, was developed through extensive public input includin...
  • 12/28/2015 1:05:00 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.  Well, we sure could use a blast of that polar vortex right about now!  Even though shoreline ice has finally started to form in the bay during the last few days, anyone wh...
  • 12/21/2015 11:40:00 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.  Because of the continued warm weather, ice fishing is still on hold. Many anglers are getting anxious and tired of playing the waiting game. Some folks have even wondered if t...
  • 12/10/2015 10:40:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. - An emergency rule governing the lake trout harvest in LakeSuperior gained approval Wednesday from the Wisconsin Natural ResourcesBoard.The rule, which includes a daily bag limit of three lake trout in keyrecreational areas, was developed through extensive public input includingan online survey, two public meetings this fall as well ...
  • 12/4/2015 12:45:00 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.  With so many sportsmen occupied with deer season recently, there hasn’t been much fishing going on, but trolling for brown trout and splake is still happening.  Water te...
  • 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...