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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 3/30/2014 4:40:00 PM
  • 3/26/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Dave’s Turf & Marine, a major sponsor helping to place “On Wisconsin Outdoors” in your hand at no cost for five years, is one place you’ll want to visit before the ice leaves the lakes and the grass begins to green. John Deere specials, including Deere season sales on 4-wheel steering tractors, are waiti...
  • 3/25/2014 4:40:00 PM
  • 3/20/2014 11:15:00 AM
    I’m sure you have all heard about the historical events this last winter of the ice coverage on the Great Lakes.  For the first time since 1979 more than 90% of all of the Great Lakes are covered in ice. The satellite pictures are startling.  Small islands of open water appear in a moonscape of ice and snow, bereft of any lights, i...
  • 3/20/2014 11:15:00 AM
    With the ice breaking up, slowly, and the waters of our wonderful state are starting to emerge from its winter sleep, many fisherman are thinking of the balmy days when they can get out on the lakes and rivers for a great day of fishing. There are a few dedicated fisherman that enjoy a completely different type of fishing.  They disdain the u...
  • 3/20/2014 11:05:00 AM
  • 3/14/2014 10:35:00 AM
    ~ 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: The lake trout fishing in the Apostle Islands has been good this past week. Some very large lakers ranging from 14-25 pounds have been caught, with a m...
  • 3/9/2014 1:15:00 PM
    The original classic Wabler that started the Williams company almost 100 years ago will include 4 new colors for the 2014 season. The Williams Wabler in sizes W40, W50 & W60 will be offered in: BDAP Bad Apple Black/Chartreuse on silver Honeycomb, ORMK Orange Monkey on Gold Honeycomb, RUFFE a classic baitfish pattern in natural browns and black...
  • 3/7/2014 5:05:00 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: Chequamegon Bay is accumulating a lot of slush and water under the recent snow cover. The ice roads on the bay have been abandoned due to heavy snow driftin...
  • 3/3/2014 2:45:00 PM
    Join the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and participating state agencies for a March 22 yellow perch summit. You'll get the latest research on Lake Michigan yellow perch populations, fishing and management and the opportunity to provide your input to Lake Michigan fishery managers from Wisconsin and other s...
  • 3/3/2014 2:45:00 PM
      It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner when many animals start their annual spawning rituals. Fish are no exception. In fact, many species undergo surprisingly long and complex migrations, often for spawning, but also for other purposes. Spring is the best time of the year to get outdoors and see a variety o...
  • 2/6/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Ice and water clarity conditions updated for sturgeon spearing season OSHKOSH – With just days to go before the 2014 Winnebago lake sturgeon spearing season opens Feb. 8, state fisheries officials report that water clarity and ice conditions, the best in a decade and the keys to spearing success, continue to improve.   -&n...
  • 12/11/2013 7:50:00 PM
    December 10, 2013 Snowmobile season on deck: Please keep the sled parked until trails are ready!MADISON -- With winter storms powering through all parts of Wisconsin in recent days ushering in snow and cold, state recreational specialists are asking snowmobilers to prep their sleds for the season but to please hold off on hitting the trails until ...
  • 9/26/2013 12:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754,http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The fishing continues to be good on both the big blue Lake Superior and the Inland Lakes. Bass are biting in deeper water on Sucker Minnows during daytime hours. Early morning and late afternoon into the evening Bass move into the Shallo...
  • 9/26/2013 12:05:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE – More than 1,100 lake sturgeon will be released into Lake Michigan by Department of Natural Resources fisheries crews who helped raise the fish and the public who are encouraged to take part in this annual celebration. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, with registration at 11 a.m. Prior to rele...
  • 9/18/2013 4:25:00 PM
    MADISON – A draft proposal for a new, simplified strategy for how Wisconsin allocates stocked chinook salmon among its Lake Michigan counties would factor in charter boat trips and would provide counties a baseline level of stocking to support fall fishing runs, state fisheries officials say. The proposed draft stocking strategy, developed b...
  • 9/17/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Hello interested stakeholders, Our next meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Lakeshore Technical College. I hope you make this meeting to join in our discussion of important Lake Michigan fisheries issues. At this meeting, we will be discussing our chinook salmon stock...
  • 9/11/2013 3:55:00 PM
    If you missed live coverage earlier this week on low water levels in the Great Lakes or the Waukesha water withdrawal proposal, go to our featured web page on Great Lakes Week and click on the “sessions” tab in the video player. Check out the features too. Hot off the presses! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jus...
  • 9/11/2013 11:35:00 AM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The fishing continues to be good on both the big blue Lake Superior and the Inland Lakes. Bass are biting in deeper water on Sucker Minnows during daytime hours. Early morning and late afternoon into the evening Bass move into the ...
  • 8/28/2013 1:30:00 PM
    MADISON – A draft proposal for a new, simplified strategy for how Wisconsin allocates stocked chinook salmon among its Lake Michigan counties would factor in charter boat trips and would provide counties a baseline level of stocking to support fall fishing runs, state fisheries officials say. The proposed draft stocking strategy, developed b...
  • 8/19/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Lake Michigan anglers asked to aid chinook and lake trout research Anglers asked to save and donate heads of the chinook and lake trout they harvest MILWAUKEE – Anglers fishing Lake Michigan’s open waters and tributaries for chinook and lake trout are being asked to donate the heads of the fish they harvest to aid research critical to...
  • 8/14/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Location: Ashland WisconsinVenue: Chequamegon Bay/Lake SuperiorDate: September 13, 14, 15…2013Entry Fees: $100 per person, 2 anglers per boat Summer is still here but it is never too early to look ahead to a fun fishing tournament.Check this out…We are trying to “bait” you into a September fishing tournament one you won...
  • 8/13/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The fishing continues to be good on both the big blue Lake Superior and the Inland Lakes. Bass fishing on the big lake has been great on sucker minnows. Trolling for Trout and Salmon has been good in the Shallows and Deep Water and all the way...
  • 8/13/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Wisconsin’s fish consumption advice has been updated for some fish species from Lake Superior, the St. Louis River, Green Bay, the lower Fox River and the Milwaukee River. Advice also has been modified for eating fish from the Mississippi River and several northern lakes in Douglas, Monroe, Oneida, Polk, Price, Sawyer and Vilas counties. Re...
  • 8/2/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin's record fish program will receive some changes in 2014 with the addition of two new categories: 1) Modern Day/Legacy records and 2) Live Release records. The addition of these two new categories should bring some excitement into Wisconsin fishing and provide more anglers with an opportunity to catch a verified record fish. Modern day/...