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  • 9/11/2013 1:40:00 PM
    Tyler Luthens and Ben Herlache withan unexpected trout stream catch. End of the line for the Sandy Run fishing expedition. Horseshoe pulled from the streambed of Sandy Run. By John Luthens It was a bright morning with just a hint in the air of autumn days to come. Goldenrod was shining in the fields as the neighbors pluc...
  • 9/11/2013 11:35:00 AM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The fishing continues to be good on both the big blue Lake Superior and the Inland Lakes. Bass are biting in deeper water on Sucker Minnows during daytime hours. Early morning and late afternoon into the evening Bass move into the Shallows t...
  • 9/11/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Warm weather has persisted for the second week of September. Surface temps ranging from 72-78 degrees. In some instances it has put the bite off. For some species things have picked up. Largemouth Bass:  Very good.  Best on spinnerbaits, shallow running cranks over 6-8’weeds. Topwater still a hot option in 2-4’ at dusk. Big f...
  • 9/7/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Fair then fish, or fish then fair in beautiful Richland County Richland County is buzzing with activity this weekend for the 151st Annual Richland County Fair (September 4 – 8).  Lots of fun for the entire family!  Come and see the animals, ride the rides, and eat delicious food.  Friday night will be roaring with the Tractor ...
  • 9/5/2013 4:50:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754,http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The fishing continues to be good on both the big blue Lake Superior and the Inland Lakes. Bass are biting in deeper water on Sucker Minnows during daytime hours. Early morning and late afternoon into the evening Bass move into the Shallo...
  • 9/5/2013 4:35:00 PM
    By Rob and Steve Tobin Editor’s Note:  This column is Part ii of the Tobin family’s Canadian bear hunting and fishing trip to Red Lake Ontario. Although I could write on and on about the fishing in Red Lake and how amazing it is, there is something even more special that Howey Bay Resort has to offer: big freakin’ blac...
  • 9/5/2013 3:20:00 PM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. For up to date river levels for the Nameka...
  • 9/5/2013 3:10:00 PM
    By Mike Yurkbassinmajor@yahoo.com The sumacs are turning red and tops of other trees are starting to show a bit of color. Although it may be pleasantly warm during the day there is a coolness to the evening that allows us to open the windows and sleep comfortably with a blanket. The football season has started and almost every school from grade s...
  • 9/5/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Lydia, Sophie and Hannah of Mosinee showed their grandpa how to do it right in Iron County last week. Photo submitted by Grandpa
  • 9/5/2013 2:45:00 PM
    What an awesome Labor Day Weekend!!!! The temps were nice and rain stayed away from the Phillips Area for most of the weekend. The major rain earlier in the week dropped the water temps back into the lower 70, closer to where it should be for the first week of September. This week I had more Walleye trips, we didn't get a lot of keeper sized fish ...
  • 9/5/2013 2:15:00 PM
    September 3, 2013 Jordan MarshMarsh Outdoors  Rice Lake Fishing Report  Stable 70 and 80 degree temperatures in the forecast should keep fish in similar areas that they were found at over the holiday weekend.  The bass are still holding in the deeper weed edges in the lake. If you are around cribs they are holding tight to those ...
  • 9/5/2013 1:50:00 PM
    September 2, 2013 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman This week’s forecast promises mild weather, with warming temperatures and ‘chances’ for rain later in the week. It looks as if September is off to a great start! “Late summer conditions are here,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Early morning and eve...
  • 9/5/2013 1:05:00 PM
    By Dave Duwe 9/2/13 through 9/9/13 Fishing remains excellent on Lake Geneva.  With the passing of Labor Day, the boat traffic should be decreasing.  The smallmouth bass are still schooled up very tight and are available for most anglers if they go deep enough. Smallmouth bass remain on rocky points in 21-25 ft of water.  The best ...
  • 9/5/2013 12:35:00 PM
    By Dave Duwe 9/2/13 through 9/9/13 With Labor Day in the past, the pressure on the lake is going to be reduced by about one half.  The warm weather is keeping the fish in their mid summer patterns. Largemouth bass are in small schools.  They can be located by Browns Channel, just west of Willow Point and by Del Mar subdivision.  Y...
  • 8/28/2013 4:15:00 PM
    By Phil Schweik With only a few short months left until Mother Nature turns our open water playground into an ice bowl, it's time to really turn the focus up on that big musky you’ve been hunting. With all the techniques available to anglers, one method that most anglers often overlook is jigging for muskies. Ron Hall with ta nice fall mu...
  • 8/28/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Northwest Wisconsin guide Dave Hraychuck knows how to catch fish elsewhere too.  Four Wisconsin anglers including Hraychuck, left, and Bill Lind brought home 20 walleyes and threw back a lot more in North Dakota this week.  Expect great action and scenery with Hraychuck on Wisconsin lakes and streams too. Connect with him at 715-553-057...
  • 8/28/2013 2:50:00 PM
    By Mike Yurk For the love of crankbaits When I was kid growing up in the 1960s, we called them plugs, and when I talk to older fishermen, they still call them plugs. Today we call them crankbaits. Regardless if you call them plugs or crankbaits, they remain some of the most effective baits for bass. I guess I have always had a love affair for pl...
  • 8/28/2013 2:05:00 PM
    By John Lindeman Take what you can get! This scenario rears its ugly head each and every year. Once or twice between mid-summer and early fall every fish in Wisconsin seems to virtually disappear. Just as predictable as this virtual mass exodus is our reaction to the annual event. We find ourselves motoring back to the dock with a dry live well ...
  • 8/28/2013 1:40:00 PM
    By Dave Duwe A day of fall fishing Though summer is over and most have their boats put away for the winter, October is one of the best months of the year for numbers and trophy-sized fish. A favorite walleye hot spot is the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage near Mercer, Wisconsin. I recently spent a day on the water with Jerry “Jerkbait” Hartig...
  • 8/28/2013 1:30:00 PM
    MADISON – A draft proposal for a new, simplified strategy for how Wisconsin allocates stocked chinook salmon among its Lake Michigan counties would factor in charter boat trips and would provide counties a baseline level of stocking to support fall fishing runs, state fisheries officials say. The proposed draft stocking strategy, developed b...
  • 8/28/2013 12:45:00 PM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Wisconsin Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. or up to date river levels for the Namekagon River, click here. 8/28/13 Reported by Long Lake Bai...
  • 8/28/2013 11:40:00 AM
    A nice Wisconsin River walleye Alex Hansen with a nice smallmouth bass Dave Hansen with a nice smallmouth bass Even with the hot temperatures this past week the bite has been good for most species of fish. The walleye bite has been good with nice catches from deeper water on jigs tipped with crawlers and leeches.  The ...
  • 8/28/2013 11:00:00 AM
    By Steve Suman It is starting to look like fall, feel like fall, and smell like fall, but the forecast for this week has full-bore summer temperatures written all over it! Get out there and take advantage of this already abbreviated season! “Overall,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “fishing’s ups and downs continue as we move i...
  • 8/27/2013 1:40:00 PM
    Heat and rains have brought water levels up both in temp and inches the past few days.  Surface temps are ranging in the mid to upper 70’s on many lakes due to the unseasonably warm weather.  With rains and storms blowing in since Sunday night, dumping almost another 5” of rain to the Lakeland area.  The warmer temps have...
  • 8/27/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Warm humid weather this past week feels like the dog days of summer. Despite warm temperatures, the fish are still biting, but fish are moving. The walleyes are really moving right now, not only in lake location, but depth of water as well. Some fish are located on soft bottom areas chasing schools of perch, and some of those fish are suspending a...