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4/5/2022
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  • 6/17/2022 1:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman   A warmer week lies ahead, with some highs reaching the mid-90s, and lows in the 50s and 60s. This unseasonably warm weather could bring strong winds, rain, and severe storm possibilities.   “The substantial warming this week should get Quiet Lakes’ fish moving,” says Greg at Happy Hooker....
  • 6/17/2022 1:00:00 PM
    This past week fishing was up and down.  The earlier half of the week the fish were very active and by mid-week fishing was slow.  Largemouth bass fishing has been the most consistent bite on the lake.  The fish are in the weeds or in the shallows spawning.  Most of the fish are being caught in 8-10 ft. of water.  The best...
  • 6/17/2022 1:00:00 PM
    Walleye fishing has been very good this week.  There are two patterns that are effective.  The first pattern is casting crankbaits down the weed lines.  The other is fishing lindy rigs or split shot rigs using leeches or nightcrawlers.  Most of the success is during the first hour of daylight or the first few hours after sunset....
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been busy stocking over 700,000 catchable-sized brook, brown and rainbow trout in waters across the state. DNR hatchery staff raised the fish at the Nevin Fish Hatchery, Osceola Fish Hatchery and at St. Croix Fish Hatchery. The DNR is also working with local fishing clubs to raise an add...
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
                    With a few days of warmer weather last week, fishing has improved greatly.  Even though a cold front came through mid week, it didn’t affect the fishing much.               &nbs...
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
    This past week fishing has improved dramatically.  The fish are starting to go into their early summer patterns and the weather is also starting to act like early summer.  The largemouth bass are in the shallows and can be easily caught on either artificial lures or live nightcrawlers.  The best depth is in the 5-6 ft. range around ...
  • 6/17/2022 12:55:00 PM
    Steve Suman   The North Woods is enjoying some wonderful spring weather, though warmer temperatures are more to the liking of some people. This week, highs are in the low to mid-70s, lows in the 40s, and most days (though not all) have some sunshine ‑ near perfect for just about any recreational activity. Get out and take advantage!   ...
  • 5/26/2022 8:00:00 PM
    Travel Wisconsin, Office of Outdoor Recreation Launch Wisconsin Trail Report for Hiking, Biking Travel Wisconsin, in partnership with the Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation, has launched the Wisconsin Trail Report for its second year. The Wisconsin Trail Report lists current conditions for hiking and biking trail networks throughout ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:55:00 PM
    Wonderful ways with Whitefish SUZETTE CURTIS Wisconsin is full of beautiful and interesting places to visit, and they are all within a day’s drive of where we live. My husband and I love to take weekend “mini” vacations around our state, with one of our favorite destinations being Bayfield.  Our last trip to Bayfield was in...
  • 5/26/2022 7:50:00 PM
    Winter aromatherapy DENNY MURAWSKA On the most bitter days of cold, I watch birds at my feeder and cannot help but feel pity for them. No warm beds to return home to, no respite from the numbing winds. They carry on with what appears to be total normalcy. I learned long ago that a number of grouse species thrive mostly on the needles of conifer...
  • 5/26/2022 7:45:00 PM
    Six Ugly Flies JERRY KIESOW Six ugly flies. Will they catch fish? We’ll find out this spring. While at my fly-tying work space  recently a thought came to me. “What if I used the odds and ends around me to create some flies of my own design? Who knows? They might catch some fish.” I started this venture with a simple ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:45:00 PM
    Enough is Enough DAN MOERICKE Just enough for dinner. Tom Newcomb was a Northwoods fishing legend. Son of the much revered Dr. Kate Newcomb, he was born and raised on the Rice Creek Flowage just west of Boulder Junction. Dr. Newcomb is renowned in the Boulder Junction area for spearheading the construction of much needed medical facilities. Her ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:25:00 PM
    BARRON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the 2022 northern zone muskellunge (musky) season begins May 28, 2022 and runs through Dec. 31. During the open season, anglers can catch musky on open waters within the northern muskellunge management zone. All regulations and license requ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:15:00 PM
                With the warmer weather forecasted for the next week, fishing will improve greatly.             Smallmouth bass are starting to move shallow in preparation for spawning.  Sunday there was a bass tournament out on the lake ...
  • 5/26/2022 7:15:00 PM
                    The Un-official start of summer is here.  Happy Memorial Day!  While this weekend’s weather has been warmer than the recent days, we will need a consistent pattern of warm weather to improve the fishing dramatically.     &...
  • 5/26/2022 7:15:00 PM
    Steve Suman   Following a cooling (cold!) trend, temperatures will turn warmer this week, though wet Wednesday and Thursday. The forecast indicates sunshine and 74 degrees Friday, then showers possible through the Memorial Day weekend, with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Please take a moment Monday to reflect on those who sacrifice...
  • 5/20/2022 8:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman   Spring weather this year is truly a “If it is not to your liking, just wait a bit” situation. The shift from winter seemed to go straight to summer heat! This week’s forecast predicts somewhat cooler temperatures, however, with chances for showers and storms. Go about your plans ‑ but keep an eye on the sky! ...
  • 5/20/2022 8:05:00 AM
    Opening Day, fishermen found an awesome day, sunny skies and light winds.  The boat ramps were not as busy as in past years. 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 small mouth bass.  The fish th...
  • 5/20/2022 8:05:00 AM
    Opening Day has arrived.  With the number of boats at the boat launch, all the other lakes in Walworth County must have seen very light boat traffic.  Boat trailers were being parked all the way to South Shore drive.  The best action continues to be the pan fish.  The bluegills are biting in the shallow water about 3-4 feet.&nbs...
  • 5/20/2022 8:05:00 AM
    Steve Suman Monday started this week with rain and a thunderstorm that delivered golf-ball size hail to the Hayward area. The forecast indicates sunshine and thunderstorms intermixed through the week. Look for warm to very warm temperatures from mid to late week, nearing 90 degrees Thursday. THAT should warm the water and get the fish “doing...
  • 5/8/2022 3:30:00 PM
    April 18, 2022 Steve Suman   Spring and winter continue their duel in the North Woods, but we all know which of the two will prevail... eventually. The forecast shows Tuesday and Thursday offering sunshine, though the remainder of the week indicates varying chances for rain and/or snow every day. Temperatures are slowly warming, so we ...
  • 5/8/2022 3:30:00 PM
    April 25, 2022 Steve Suman   This week, it appears the North Woods’ weather will provide a roller coaster ride variety, offering something for everyone, at least in small quantities. Lows should range from 20 to 40 degrees, with highs ranging from 36 to nearly 60 degrees. These temperatures are all within April’s annual averages...
  • 4/15/2022 9:45:00 AM
    Henry Repeating Arms Returning to Road America for Xfinity Series HENRY REPEATING ARMS107 W Coleman Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, April...
  • 4/15/2022 9:40:00 AM
    April 11, 2022 Steve Suman   Spring is giving it a good shot, but just cannot seem to break loose from winterish weather. This week’s forecast calls for somewhat mild temperatures, but with Tuesday night through Friday offering “various” types of precipitation. Most everyone is ready for true spring weather ‑ there is no w...
  • 4/5/2022 1:15:00 PM
    Steve Kisting  of West Bend fishing the beach in Marathon, Florida caught this 35-inch Snook from the ladder stand in the background using a rubber TerrorEyz jerk bait.