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7/16/2019
Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Strutz to memorialize Bob Ellis, a legendary northern Wisconsin row troller inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008 for his im...
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  • 7/10/2013 10:35:00 AM
    I hope everyone had a great 4th of July.  We finally saw the rain move out and had some great weather.  The warm weather is increasing the water temperatures and they are hovering around 75 degrees.  The boat traffic was intense over the holiday weekend but with the holiday in the past, it should decrease making fishing more enjoyabl...
  • 7/10/2013 9:40:00 AM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler The streams and lakes are back to normal levels.  Fishing is average now but the mosquito population is above average.  I would strongly advise wearing netting if fishing for trout at this time.  The backwaters along Lone Rock are above level with a strong growth of a variety of weeds.  You need to look fo...
  • 7/9/2013 5:50:00 PM
    By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement We heard you! DNR’s Sunrise-Sunset hunting app upgraded and expanded; now available for iPhone, iPad in addition to Android We heard your suggestions on how to improve the Sunrise-Sunset app launched last year to help hunters know the legal times to hunt – and we’ve done it. Now ava...
  • 7/9/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Fishing continues to be good in the Phillips Area even through the 4th's heavy holiday boat traffic. The lakes were really rocking and rolling and so were the fish, at times it was hard to hold on your fishing spot but all the trouble is worth it. We were getting a nice "Mixed Bag" of fish including Perch, Crappie, Bluegills, Smallmouth Bass, and W...
  • 7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler We have had very heavy rains in the past couple of weeks.  The high water flooded the backwaters.  Right now it is easy to kayak or canoe.  You can travel a long way before you are stopped by a beaver dam.  The fishing is very slow and the weeds cover most of the open water.  The streams were over the...
  • 7/9/2013 4:50:00 PM
    The fishing around the area is excellent right now. Pick a species that you want to catch and they are biting. Lots of traffic over the water for the rest of the week might slow that down a little bit as pressure on the fish will increase, both from fisherman, boats and watercraft enjoying the lakes. The Walleyes are still very concentrated in shal...
  • 7/9/2013 4:35:00 PM
    As of Saturday 6/29,  Delavan Lake remains under a slow/no wake order  in effect due to the excessive rain.  Walworth county received about 11 inches of rain in 2 days.  I was able to fish a bit this week dodging the rain drops.  The success was limited.  The water clarity is poor and there is a lot of floating debris ...
  • 7/9/2013 4:30:00 PM
    This past week we had an exceptional amount of rainfall.  It didn’t bother the fish too much as the fishing continues to be very good.  With all the rain, the fish moved slightly shallower.   With the warm weather, the surface temperature of the lake is about 75 degrees. Largemouth bass are now post spawn the best depth i...
  • 7/9/2013 4:20:00 PM
    By John Luthens The foundations of Wisconsin’s natural resources spiral deep back into the past like the cross section of an ancient tree. Rolling miles of rebuilt forest, grasses and streamside cover now stretch across the state, replenishing a nation built from northern lumber and the pocketbooks of the lumber barons who clear-cut endless...
  • 7/9/2013 3:40:00 PM
    By Mike Yurk Sponsored by Warner’s Dock, New Richmond, Wisconsin Editor’s Note: Mikes Yurk’s column is sponsored by Warner’s Dock in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Warner’s Dock is the premier marine dealer in northwestern Wisconsin. They have a complete supply of new and used boats, motors, and trailers as well as other m...
  • 7/9/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin. Reports: Carolyn at Anglers All Reports: The Big Lake continues to be good. Bass are in spawn and post-spawn mode and fishing has been great on flies. A lot of good fishing has been done at Sand Cut, Oak Point and Brush Point areas. Trolling for Trout an...
  • 7/9/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Good morning, here is the local fishing report from Kurt’s Island Sports.We knew it was coming! Wish it wasn’t! The big (hexagenia ) mayflies are hatching! This major hatch-coming to a Northwoods Lake near you- is a killer for the walleye bite on your favorite lake for 3-4 days after it happens. Usually finished by the 2nd-3rd week of J...
  • 7/9/2013 2:10:00 PM
    No Bug Hatches Yet – Getting Close By Jeff Winters Hi Folks – I have not seen any big mayfly hatches yet, but they are very close now. I have noticed a few on the surface of some lakes and I can see them coming up on the graph. We are at a day-by-day scenario when it comes to fishing WALLEYES. We are finding most of our wal...
  • 7/9/2013 2:05:00 PM
    A Lesson To Be Learned Editor’s note: To keep track of what he is doing and where, to see his photos and read some of his other writings, including his book, “Tales of The Peshtigo Putzer,” check out his website:  www.jerrykiesowoc.com. The last time I scribbled this trivel, I made mention of hunting turkey, during the seco...
  • 7/9/2013 1:20:00 PM
    There has been a long drawn out mayfly hatch but that doesn't seem to be hurting the Panfish or Walleye bite at all. Bluegills are still tight to shore, we are getting them on just about anything that we throw at them. They are pretty spooky and you almost have to hit the wood to get them. Walleye action it still going strong, size is a little on t...
  • 6/28/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com. Reports: The Big Lake continues to be good. Bass are in spawn and post-spawn mode and fishing has been great on flies. A lot of good fishing has been done at Sand Cut, Oak Point and Brush Point areas. Trolling for Trout and Salmon has been excellent ...
  • 6/28/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Heavy rains have many rivers at or near flood stage Heavy rains across much of the state in the last week have almost all major river systems and some lakes at very high levels. The southwestern portion of the state received the heaviest rain, with areas of Grant County reporting up to 15 inches of rain in the last week. The Mississippi, Lower Wis...
  • 6/26/2013 12:55:00 PM
    MADISON – Hunters and anglers who enjoy the riches of Wisconsin’s land and waters now can enjoy another time-honored tradition at reduced prices. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Milwaukee Brewers are teaming up to offer DNR Days at Miller Park. Anyone holding any Wisconsin hunting or fishing license is eligible fo...
  • 6/26/2013 11:55:00 AM
    By Steve Suman Warm temperatures continue, with highs in the 80s until a slight cooling occurs late in the week, and the forecast again includes too many ‘good’ chances for showers. “As we move more into summer, fishing patterns are beginning to change,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “With most species having completed ...
  • 6/24/2013 2:05:00 PM
    By John Luthens Somewhere due north of Rhinelander, Wisconsin in Oneida County, we hiked up Tower Ridge, swatting mosquitoes and kicking our way though green summer ferns and beneath the swaying canopy of endless trees. We scrambled to the top, pitching tents before the darkest clouds dropped through the pines. Thunder shook the ridge top and lig...
  • 6/24/2013 1:20:00 PM
    It's the end of June and the Mayflies are hatching, This hasn't shut down fishing but it does make it a harder bite because the Panfish, Walleye and Bass are gorging themselves on the easy meal. We have been finding Walleye in 8 to 12 feet of water, A piece of Night Crawler on a floating lindy rig has been a good bet, Walleye are also being taken o...
  • 6/24/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Overall fishing remains very good.  With the warmer weather the water temperature has been getting warmer as well.  The largemouth bass are becoming very active with the Jumbo bluegills. Largemouth bass have been actively feeding.  They can be caught in Williams Bay or in Trinkes.  They are biting on wacky rigged green pumpkin ...
  • 6/24/2013 1:05:00 PM
    The boat traffic has been extreme the past week.  The word is out that the fish are biting.  You need to go early to get a good spot.  The fishing has been very good.  The best success has been bluegills and crappies. Crappie fishing has been very good for the suspended fish in 12 ft of water about 8 ft down.  The best loc...
  • 6/24/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin. Reports: Carolyn at Anglers All Reports: The Big Lake continues to be good. Bass are in spawn and post-spawn mode and fishing has been great on flies. A lot of good fishing has been done at Sand Cut, Oak Point and Brush Point areas. Trolling for Trout an...
  • 6/24/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Summer finally arrives on the calendar and in the woods and waters of Wisconsin It finally looks summer has arrived and not just on the calendar, but in the woods and on the waters of Wisconsin. For the most part, the state has enjoyed sunnier, warmer days in the past week and more of the same is in the forecast. Events are really picking up at s...