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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 6/3/2013 2:15:00 PM
    “Rob and Steve Tobin caught and released this 21 pound brown trout trolling the Milwaukee harbor this weekend.  Watch for their ongoing columns and videos  on hunting and fishing Wisconsin in On Wisconsin Outdoors and this website.”
  • 6/3/2013 11:05:00 AM
    May 30, 2013 Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin. Reports: The Big Lake may be muddy right now but fishing is still great. Bass are in pre-spawn and starting to spawn mode. Most fishing is being done at Sand Cut, Oak Point and Brush Point areas, depending on water clarity. Trout and Salmon...
  • 5/31/2013 10:25:00 AM
    May 30, 2013 MADISON - As part of numerous activities and events lined up for Invasive Species Awareness Month, Department of Natural Resources will host two online chats. The June 4 chat will focus on terrestrial invasive species and June 6 will focus on aquatic invasive species (AIS). Both chats will begin at 12 p.m. To participate, visit the D...
  • 5/22/2013 2:40:00 PM
    MADISON – Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the boating season, arrives with good news for efforts to keep aquatic invasive species from ruining outdoor fun on the water and Wisconsin’s beautiful lakes and rivers, state invasive species experts say. The flood of new aquatic invasive species into the Great Lakes appears to have st...
  • 5/22/2013 11:45:00 AM
    MADISON – Wisconsin Conservation Congress Supports Announcement of Walleye Initiative The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is announcing its support for Governor Scott Walker’s recently unveiled Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, which aims to increase the number of walleye available in the state’s lakes by expanding production at st...
  • 5/17/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin. Reports their crew did not get any smelt again on May 15th. That’s two nights in a row now that they came up empty in their nets. They will continue to try again but it seems to have slowed down now. We are not sure what the weekend holds for smelt...
  • 5/14/2013 11:20:00 AM
    May 14, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Capsized boat rescue, brazen bird blocks door, perch too plenty, fire probe, dogs and deer among warden cases Kewaunee, Brown, Manitowoc and Oconto counties Warden David Allen of Kewaunee responded to a capsized boat off of Algoma where 4 fishermen were plucked from the icy waters of Lake Michigan. The...
  • 5/10/2013 3:15:00 PM
    The Smelt have just started to run in the Chequamegon Bay. Smelters reported the run started on Wednesday night (May 8th) and they pulled in a lot of smelt. There is still some ice that is in and out on the shoreline so Smelters need to find open water on the shorelines at the beaches to Smelt. The bottom line is...you may have to fight the ice to ...
  • 5/10/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Outdoor Report summary for May 9, 2013 More spring-like weather in the last week finally melted most of the snow even in the most northern counties, and ice out is finally progressing on northern lakes. Ice is off most lakes now though Price County. Seasonal temperatures the remainder of this week, combined with some rain and a little wind will mo...
  • 4/29/2013 10:25:00 AM
    You are subscribed to Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. New additions to fishing clinic and Angler Education Intructor Certification workshop listings have just been posted. Here's your chance to learn to fish or get certified to teach someone else in ...
  • 4/19/2013 12:30:00 PM
    The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce Reports Call the local bait shops for any fishing news! (Anglers All, 715-682-5754 or River Rock, 715-682-3232). The Ashland Chamber will have a "Smelt Hotline" on 800-284-9484 or check out our website at www.visitashland.com. What is “Smelt Season” All About? The "Smelt Run" in the Chequamegon Ba...
  • 4/17/2013 1:25:00 PM
    MADISON – The state is revising its long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters and invites anglers and others to provide ideas for future management goals and tasks. “We’re starting another 10-year look forward and want to know if people have advice for continuing some of the great fishing the ...
  • 3/27/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Top international, national and state water leaders to speak at annual lakes convention GREEN BAY – The internationally renowned dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, a pioneering federal fish and wildlife official, and Wisconsin’s top water leader are among the speakers headlining the annual Wisc...
  • 3/21/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754,  http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com reports: Ice Fishing is still happening on Chequamegon Bay. The fishing seems to be getting better but traveling around is really getting tougher. There is a lot of slush and water on the surface of the ice. Roger says snowmobiles are the only s...
  • 3/14/2013 11:10:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum, a citizen-based group charged to review and provide input into the fishery goals, objectives and management plans for Lake Michigan, will be having a meeting on April 6, 2013 in Cleveland, Wisconsin at Lakeshore Technical College (1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015). Several important topics will be di...
  • 3/13/2013 12:30:00 PM
    MADISON -- Do trout lure you out of bed or walleye keep you out late at night? Are you passionate about panfish? Whatever species you want to fish for in Wisconsin, the 2013 Wisconsin Fishing Report is now available and ready to help you catch your fancy. This year, the annual 16-page compilation of fishing forecasts is organized by species. The ...
  • 2/21/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Jim Olsson here, back at it again with my buddies Randy, Craig and Dan pursuing Brown trout in the Milwaukee Harbor.  Our latest trip took place on Sunday February 17th.  It was mixed clouds and sun with just a little more wind than you want while fishing from a boat in February. We arrived at 1:00pm and found that the ri...
  • 2/7/2013 4:55:00 PM
    Feb. 7, 2013 CONTACT:  Scot Stewart (608) 273-5967; Marty Engel (715) 684-2914 Ext. 110 MADISON – The state’s review of its inland trout program takes another important step this month when the Department of Natural Resources convenes a citizens’ task force to help develop goals for the future of Wisconsin’s trout fis...
  • 1/28/2013 11:45:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Wisconsin top guide Jim Hudson lost his life on Lake Superior Saturday.  In this photo taken with On Wisconsin Outdoors in 2011, he shows Dick Ellis how to catch pike near Ashland. Husband and exceptional Wisconsin fishing guide Jim Hudson lost his life on Lake Superior Saturday when his snowmobile broke through the ice in th...
  • 1/24/2013 9:50:00 AM
    By Jim Olsson When you wake up on January 15th the first thought that comes to mind probably doesn't relate to getting your boat out or going fishing in it.  Maybe it should, right here in our wonderful state of Wisconsin we have one of the premier Brown trout fisheries in the entire world, The Milwaukee Harbor.  Even if you can only hit...
  • 1/21/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com reports: Roger says the anglers are all saying ice fishing is still great! Anglers are taking machines on the ice but it is still advised to know your ice and where you are fishing. Call for ice conditions. There are reports of many species of fish be...
  • 1/15/2013 3:25:00 PM
    MADISON – A downloadable fishing calendar and booklets with all of the season dates are now available online to help anglers plan their 2013 fishing trips, state fisheries officials say. “We hope the calendar and season dates allow people to plan ahead for some great fishing in Wisconsin,” says Karl Scheidegger, a Department of N...
  • 1/14/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com reports: Ice Fishing on Chequamegon Bay is going strong right now. At this time the ice is leveling out and in great ice fishing condition. There are many shacks and tents out on the bay right now and the village of ice shanties has begun to look nume...
  • 1/8/2013 2:20:00 PM
    The January thaw is creeping into Wisconsin. That means the ice you think is thick and strong may be thin and weak. See this story from WEAU about a close call recently faced by a family of four on thin ice. Make sure you note Recreational Safety Warden Bill Yearman's tips. Stay safe. Check out our thin ice report at DNR to anglers: Beware of trick...
  • 1/8/2013 2:05:00 PM
    By John Luthens When you reach the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore, at the tip of the Bayfield County Peninsula, it is physically impossible to get any further north on the mainland of Wisconsin.  One would have to venture into the frigid and harrowing expanses of Lake Superior to do any better. Once in the lake, maybe from one of the so...