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10/28/2022
New direction needed at DNR Dick Ellis Candidate for governor Tim Michels indicated in October that if elected he would break up the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to serve 1) business and 2 ) the hunting and fishing, or sporting community. “It’s not my opinion that the DNR is broken,” Michels said. “It’s what I hear everywhere I go.” Better days. John and Jim Ellis with a memorable opening mornin...
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  • 12/1/2022 11:05:00 AM
    Bayfield, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that the opening of Lake Superior’s lake trout season is Dec. 1. The season runs until Sept. 30, 2023 or until the harvest cap is met. Anyone looking to harvest lake trout must purchase a Great Lakes trout and salmon stamp in addition to...
  • 12/1/2022 11:00:00 AM
    Pass on your love of fishing by becoming an Angler Education Instructor, certified through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Who: Fishing club members, youth leaders, classroom teachers, community center staff and civic leaders are encouraged to attend as a team or form a team at the workshop. What: This training will certi...
  • 12/1/2022 11:00:00 AM
    Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed a relatively nice fall this year, but apparently, we are now moving on to “another” season. The current Tuesday forecast is blunt: Snow. Could be heavy at times, with 4-8 inches accumulation possible. High near 31 degrees. North wind 5-10 mph, high as 15 mph. The remainder of the week appear...
  • 12/1/2022 10:55:00 AM
    Williams’ new Quick Silver spoon was awarded the Best New Lure award at the Big Rock Sports Outdoor Expo Toronto, held November 16-17, 2022. The new, entirely made in Canada, lure, which features Williams’ precious metal plating, vibrant airbrushed colour schemes and holographic fish-shaped decal, garnered the majority of votes among Bi...
  • 12/1/2022 10:45:00 AM
    Steve Suman   The forecast for this week looks especially good considering the previous week, with a high near 40 degrees on Thanksgiving Day. Look for highs in the low to upper 30s and teens to low 20s for lows the remainder of the week. Enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving!   “Early ice is one of the best bites of the year on ...
  • 11/30/2022 1:20:00 PM
    ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – November 3, 2022 – A ribbon cutting today at America’s National Park of Speed commemorated the completion of the long-anticipated replacement project of the racing surface that has not been overhauled since 1995. Milling and grinding the entire 4.048-mile racetrack, including the pit lane, began o...
  • 11/16/2022 3:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman The forecast calls for falling snow ‑ and temperatures ‑ through Thursday, which will delight deer hunters and those anxious for ice fishing. Perhaps others not so much. We always adapt to seasonal changes, but again, some more happily than do others!) Enjoy any sunshine, as well as the “crisp” late fall air!   Remin...
  • 11/14/2022 11:40:00 AM
    Steve Suman   The Hayward area featured fantastic fall weather this past weekend, with the current forecast calling for more of the same through Thursday this week. There are some changes in store, though better than one might expect this time of year! Take advantage of these days before there is a recall notice!   Reminder: Dayl...
  • 11/14/2022 11:40:00 AM
    Steve Suman   This week’s best weather is now through Wednesday, after which, highs in the 20s, lows in the teens, and various forms of “precipitation.” (I just cannot say “it” quite yet...) A total lunar eclipse occurs Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the second time in 2022.   Veterans Day is this Friday, November...
  • 10/28/2022 5:05:00 PM
    New direction needed at DNR Dick Ellis Candidate for governor Tim Michels indicated in October that if elected he would break up the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to serve 1) business and 2 ) the hunting and fishing, or sporting community. “It’s not my opinion that the DNR is broken,” Michels said. “It’s wha...
  • 10/28/2022 4:25:00 PM
    Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed a beautiful October weekend, with sunshine and highs in the low to mid-70s. The forecast calls for clear skies after Tuesday, with cooler temperatures, but warming toward the weekend. It is still fall and the weather is mild ‑ take advantage while you can!   “Quiet Lakes’ fishing ...
  • 10/28/2022 4:15:00 PM
    Steve Suman   The North Woods received a taste of the coming season in the last few days! Cold, wet, windy, and some flurries, but the forecast indicates sun this week and a warm-up for the weekend, with highs in the low 60s. Take advantage of it!   “Quiet Lakes’ fishing has been good in the past week,” says Gre...
  • 10/28/2022 4:15:00 PM
    Now's The Time To Fish October is a great time of year to cast a line, and Wisconsin is full of great fall fishing locations. Experience the fall colors from the water and enjoy some spectacular bass and walleye fishing.  Check the Guide to Wisconsin’s Hook and Line Fishing Regulations and the Guide to Wisconsin&rs...
  • 10/4/2022 12:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman   The seasonal cooling trend resumes after midweek, with “chances” for rain nearly every day, but most likely Wednesday and Thursday. Highs and lows are bouncing up and down somewhat and it is wise to check the temperature and conditions before leaving the house. Then again, some people enjoy being cold and ...
  • 10/4/2022 12:30:00 PM
    Steve Suman   If the Autumnal Equinox this past Thursday and the Hayward Fall Festival this past Saturday did not tip off that fall season is upon us, perhaps frost early this week will do the trick! Highs and lows return to nearly the annual average in the days following, however, and fall activities continue!   &...
  • 9/20/2022 5:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman A warm, 80-degree Tuesday to start the week quickly changes direction to a cooler 63-degree high Wednesday, “chances” of frost Wednesday and Thursday nights, and possibly a wet weekend. Foliage colors are changing and Thursday, September 22, is the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall ‑ a wonderful time of...
  • 9/20/2022 4:50:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in-person for the September board meeting to consider several proposed rulemaking documents, hearings, land items and donations. Rulemaking documents include preliminary public hearing notices, scope statements and one rule for final adoption. The meeting will beg...
  • 9/15/2022 8:35:00 AM
    Steve Suman The forecast predicts beautiful mild and sunny weather for the first half of this week, but possibly switching to rainy from Wednesday night through the weekend. Daytime highs and nighttime lows are in line with the average and starting to reflect that we are almost halfway through September. Many activities are on the horizo...
  • 9/15/2022 8:30:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing on Sept. 19 for a proposed rule that would require daily electronic harvest reporting for all Lake Michigan and Lake Superior charter fishers, meaning those required to hold an outlying water sport trolling license. Charter fishing harvest rep...
  • 9/7/2022 7:40:00 AM
    Hannah Ellis from Mosinee with a nice bass taken while fishing in Iron County over Labor Day weekend.
  • 9/7/2022 7:40:00 AM
                    With Labor Day come and gone, the pleasure boat traffic has started to decrease.  The fishing still remains very good.  With cooler temperatures forecasted, the fish should start moving into shallow water.        ...
  • 9/7/2022 7:40:00 AM
    Fishing on Delavan has become a bit spotty.  Some days the action is better than others.  For some reason with the strong east wind fishing on Delavan is very tough.                 Walleyes are in the 12-15 ft depth range.  They can be caught on Rapala husky...
  • 9/2/2022 1:45:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the inland hook and line season for lake sturgeon will take place Sept. 3 - Sept. 30 on certain waters. Lake sturgeon in these waterbodies remain strong thanks to continued science-based management practices and habitat work. To harvest a sturgeon, anglers must have a ...
  • 9/2/2022 1:45:00 PM
    Fishing remains very consistent.  Both panfish and gamefish continue to bite well. .             Largemouth bass are still on the rocky points.  When you find a school, it’s possible to catch 15-20 fish.  They can either be caught drop shotting small 4 inch worms or fishin...
  • 9/2/2022 1:45:00 PM
    It’s the calm before the storm.  Labor Day weekend is just about here so be prepared for a great deal of boat traffic on the lake.  It will be much busier than it has been lately.               Smallmouth bass are starting to come off their sporadic summer pattern and sta...