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  • 5/19/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Outdoor and indoor exhibit packages - and promotions only packages still available   Wisconsin is now open for busi...
  • 5/17/2020 12:15:00 PM
    With the cool weather, the water temperatures are still hovering around 49-50 degrees.  Fishing has been still relatively slow, but there are some fish being caught.                 Smallmouth bass fishing has been very sporadic.  The best way to catch the fish are whe...
  • 5/17/2020 11:30:00 AM
    Snow (not as much as south of us, but any snow in May is too much), cold, and most of all wind has made the week following the opener rather tough.  Lake surface temps are lower now (40-48 degrees) than a week ago (44-55 degrees) thanks to below freezing nights.  The shallows cool off every morning making late morning through dusk the bes...
  • 5/11/2020 5:55:00 PM
    DNR News Roundup  ·         Fish Farms Seek Renewal Of Permits To Operate In Public Waters ·         Grand River Marsh Dam Access Restricted As Dam Repair Construction Begins ·         2...
  • 5/6/2020 9:10:00 AM
    Opening Day was Saturday May 2rd.  Fishermen found an awesome day, sunny skies and light winds.  The water temp is approximately 5 degrees colder than last year.  Fishing should be improving as the water warms and the bass become closer to spawning.  The best action was smallmouth bass.  The fish this time of year are susp...
  • 5/6/2020 9:05:00 AM
    May 4, 2020 Steve Suman If you enjoy outdoor recreation of any type, this past weekend provided you some extremely nice weather to do so, though with a stiff breeze and cooler temperatures Sunday. This week looks a bit cooler, but get out and enjoy the sunshine and absorb Vitamin D! “Anglers are targeting the warmest Quiet Lakes&rsquo...
  • 5/6/2020 9:05:00 AM
    Opening Day has arrived.  With the number of boats at the boat launch, all the other lakes in Walworth county have seen very high boat traffic.  Boat trailers were being parked all the way to South Shore drive.  The best action continues to be the panfish.  The bluegills are biting in the shallow water about 3-4 feet.  The ...
  • 5/6/2020 9:00:00 AM
    The 2020 Opener is in the books and while not a great opener, it could be deemed pretty darn good, all things considered.  While the Covid issue kept some people away, and the closing of the Lac Du Flambeau Reservation landings sent anglers to other bodies of water, we didn’t have to face ice for the first time in three openers and the w...
  • 4/30/2020 7:20:00 AM
    In 1983, Bobby Cammack Jr., Harold, Jan and Cheryl Treland, along with Jane Bidwell came up with a little idea called the “Treeland Walleye Challenge”. This was a fishing event designed to get people out of the house in the spring of the year and have a good time. As important as the fishing aspect of the tournament was, what evolved ...
  • 4/28/2020 10:55:00 AM
    World’s Greatest Pier award-winner answers consumer needs Like anyone who owns or maintains a pier, Carl Surges faced problems when putting in and taking out his parents’ pier in St. Germain twice each year. Damaged framing and deteriorating decking, rusted hardware from outdoor storage, and the time-consuming transportation of pier ...
  • 4/28/2020 10:55:00 AM
    World’s Greatest Pier award-winner answers consumer needs Inventor/owner Carl Surges demonstrates the one-man ease of putting in a Pier of d’ Nort pier. Surges is shown at work in his St. Germain plant. Like anyone who owns or maintains a pier, Carl Surges faced problems when putting in and taking out his parents’ pier in S...
  • 4/17/2020 7:30:00 AM
    April 13, 2020 Steve Suman   Snowfall totaling 3-4 inches fell on Hayward late Sunday afternoon and night, much of which did stay for long, as Monday’s sunshine and blue skies quickly removed a good portion of it. The remainder of this week looks mostly clear, but with some nighttime lows in the mid to upper teens. Enjoy these mild, &...
  • 4/12/2020 10:25:00 AM
    It is warm and dark in the early morning as Pete, Mark and I leave our condo, walking along Caroline Street on our way to breakfast. We hear a rooster crow. Mornings start slowly in Key West. There is no one on the street as we walk. It is the beginning of a typical day in Key West and a morning of fishing for Pete and me. Mark came along to have b...
  • 4/9/2020 10:30:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates typical spring conditions in the North Woods, though perhaps a bit cooler than normal. Fresh air and outdoor activities are great for many of us “stuck” at home, but with chances for rain nearly every day, make sure to pick the best times... or wear rain gear. Do not let light rain stop ...
  • 4/9/2020 10:25:00 AM
    Fishing Report March 31, 2020 Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep ...
  • 3/31/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Dear Anglers, All fishing clinics and classes are canceled from now through April 24, and possibly beyond. You have likely seen this message from one source or another, but we don’t want to risk missing anyone. The attached letter was sent from the Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Law Enforcement to all...
  • 3/25/2020 9:15:00 AM
    March 23, 2020 Steve Suman   The forecast indicates somewhat of a roller coaster ride on the weather front this week, which includes everything from snow to sunshine, and temperatures ranging from 25 degrees to the mid-50s. Thursday and Friday look like good days for outdoor recreation (keep your distance!), and then again Sunday and Monday...
  • 3/17/2020 9:45:00 AM
    March 16, 2020 Steve Suman   Spring officially starts March 19 this year, the earliest since 1896, but this week does not look all that “springy,” judging from the current forecast. We should see a varied mix of weather, from rain to snow to sunshine (not much of that), as well as temperatures ranging from the mid-40 highs ...
  • 3/17/2020 9:40:00 AM
    Contact(s): Travis Motl, Fisheries Biologist, 920-387-7873, Travis.Motl@wisconsin.govMarch 13, 2020 at 3:46:48 pm Fort Atkinson, Wis. - Effective April 1, anglers looking to harvest walleye, sauger and hybrids from Lake Koshkonong and connected waters may only keep three fish in total per day of a minimum of 18 inches in length. The continu...
  • 3/17/2020 9:40:00 AM
    Contact(s): Adam Nickel, 920-424-3059, adam.nickel@wisconsin.govMarch 13, 2020 at 3:47:01 pm OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working to inform Winnebago System walleye anglers of walleye bag limit changes as the open water season approaches. Effective April 1, 2020, the daily walleye bag limit will...
  • 3/17/2020 9:35:00 AM
    Contact(s): Jordan Weeks, Mississippi River fisheries team supervisor, 608-386-0970, Jordan.Weeks@wisconsin.govMarch 13, 2020 at 3:46:56 pm LA CROSSE, Wis. - New fishing regulations for the Wisconsin-Minnesota boundary waters of the Mississippi River will go into effect on April 1, 2020. The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Re...
  • 3/13/2020 9:05:00 AM
    March 9, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed another mild and sunny weekend, with temperatures even reaching into the 50s! This week looks as if the weather will revert to old habits, however. Temperatures will slowly drop into the 30s for highs and a few single-digit nights for lows. We are moving...
  • 3/13/2020 8:50:00 AM
    Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Anglers All ...
  • 3/13/2020 8:50:00 AM
    Become a certified Angler Education (R3) Instructor by attending a training workshop.  You have two chances in the near future! 1. Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. We'll even provide dinner so you don't have to scurry home first!  Registration Deadline for West Allis workshop: Noon on Wednesday, M...