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  • 9/26/2013 1:10:00 PM
    The trees are starting to turn colors around the area, the water temperatures are dropping, and the fish are really starting to put on the feed bags for the fall.  The walleyes are really going strong right now. The fish have shifted from all being on soft bottom chasing perch, to sitting right on the hard to soft bottom transition, or just...
  • 9/26/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Terry Welch sends us a photo of another memory on the Wisconsin River this week. “My friends and I started canoe camping on the Wisconsin when we were in High School,” Terry writes.  “We’re 60 now, our kids have grown up and once or twice a year we grab our rods and tents and hit the sandbars. I was having coffee last ...
  • 9/26/2013 12:40:00 PM
    By Dave Hraychuck It’s mid-September, leaves are starting to turn, traps are dyed, lure and bait is made or bought, and Wisconsin trappers eagerly wait for the opener! While coming back from a day of sturgeon fishing on Yellow Lake, I stopped and met with Greg Wade, owner of the Log Cabin Store, Eatery and Fur Shed, in Danbury, Wisconsin. G...
  • 9/26/2013 12:40:00 PM
    As we enter the last days of September and move into October the water temperatures in our area have dropped to the low 60's and in some areas the upper 50's.  The bite for walleyes has been very good and a lot of nice fish are being taken.  Most of the action is coming by guys working the deeper areas of the river with jig and mi...
  • 9/26/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Crappie action is still good, they are scattered over the deeper areas of the lakes, We have been drifting plastics or small jigs and minnows. Bluegill action has been good as well, we are finding the gills in 10 to 20 feet of water using small jigs and chunks of crawler or gulp. Walleye have been pretty tight lipped with the yo-yo like water temps...
  • 9/26/2013 12:15:00 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 Shallows t...
  • 9/26/2013 12:05:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE – More than 1,100 lake sturgeon will be released into Lake Michigan by Department of Natural Resources fisheries crews who helped raise the fish and the public who are encouraged to take part in this annual celebration. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, with registration at 11 a.m. Prior to rele...
  • 9/26/2013 12:00:00 PM
    OWO Contributing writer Ron Klimcke and friend Joe Lewandoski targeted walleyes on the Big Chip September 25 with the sun dropping.  Joe caught this very nice 24 1/2" walleye on a jig and minnow around 7:30 pm.  “There was a very slight breeze and the sun was just going down behind the tree tops when Joe got the bite,&rdqu...
  • 9/26/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Sam Klick showed Grandpa how crappie fishing, and sun glasses selection, are done properly in this photo submitted to On Wisconsin Outdoors Thursday
  • 9/26/2013 9:25:00 AM
    This past week we had some up and down weather, from hot and humid to unseasonably cold by the weekend.  Fishing was also like a roller coaster, some days they bit well in every location and other days it was tough to get a bite anywhere.  Overall fishing is still transitioning from a summer bite to a fall pattern.  Some days, fat he...
  • 9/26/2013 9:20:00 AM
      By Mark Aquino, Department of Natural Resources, South Central Region Director FITCHBURG, Wis. -- The Prairie du Sac hydroelectric dam is operated by Alliant Energy under a license granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, as the commission is commonly called. Dams, like the one at Prairie du Sac, ...
  • 9/26/2013 9:20:00 AM
    After a late week hiccup, water temps are finally being forced down just a bit.  Water temps were dropping, but, Thursday’s high of 80 degrees rose surface temps back above the mid 60’s.  Sunday morning had low temps of 28 degrees.  Flowages and shallow lakes saw surface temps dip to 61-62 degrees, while larger lakes hove...
  • 9/26/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Because Delavan Lake is a substantially shallower body of water than Lake Geneva, frontal patterns effect Delavan quite a bit more and cold fronts really make the fishing tough.  This past weeks 30 degree cold front shut the fish off and made the bite very tough.  With stable weather forecasted, we should see improvement throughout the ne...
  • 9/26/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Steve Suman  Hayward’s Fall Festival visitors enjoyed pleasant weather this past weekend and the current forecast for this weekpredicts mild to warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies – near-perfect weather for all outdoor activities! “A little consistency in the weather would certainly improve fishing,” says Pat at&...
  • 9/26/2013 9:05:00 AM
    September 24, 2013 Hunters will again be able to have adult deer tested for chronic wasting diseaseMADISON – State wildlife officials will again be testing white-tail deer shot by hunters this fall for chronic wasting disease in a continuing effort to monitor the status and spread of the disease in Wisconsin.  -  Read Ful...
  • 9/18/2013 6:55:00 PM
    The big fall musky bite has begun and some real trophy class fish have already been taken.  Jerkbaits and double bladed bucktails, along with large rubber baits are going to be the main pattern from now-on until freeze up. Look for muskies to be suspending near deeper water along drop-offs and roaming deep weed edges in search of prey....
  • 9/18/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Look & Feel Like a Million!   Ladies - Getaway Retreat - Chippewa Flowage - Hayward, WI   Sunday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 2nd Retreat Packages from $89-$199* Take time for you this fall with expert advice on stress-relief and beauty from the inside out from featured speakers Jill Swanson and Phyllis Wol...
  • 9/18/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Fencerows By John Luthens Come harvest time, I cruise the neighborhood with the abandon of a squirrel waiting for the first acorns to fall, waiting for the fruits of the tree and vine to give up their dividends.  An endless summer spent toiling under the hot summer sky (not me, I’m talking about the trees and vines and farmers) is laid...
  • 9/18/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Friday I had the opportunity to take 12 year old Spencer out to try and catch him his first musky. The day started out cold and foggy, I gave Spencer a rod with a small surface bait on it, Spencer started casting it like a pro, as he was casting I set out a couple of suckers on quick strikes to give Spencer a better chance at landing...
  • 9/18/2013 5:20:00 PM
    With the cooler weather, the fall fishing patterns are starting to take shape.  For live bait fishermen, it’s time to look to fat head minnows as the bait of choice over nightcrawlers.  Last week, I caught all species in the lake on fat head minnows from crappies to northern pike.  The fish have scattered from their tight summe...
  • 9/18/2013 5:20:00 PM
    The week started with unseasonably warm temperatures and by the end of the week we had a massive cold front.  You would think that this would slow fishing down, but since the fish are still so deep it didn’t affect it at all.  The boat traffic has been very light though which makes fishing much more pleasurable. Smallmouth bass are...
  • 9/18/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Steve Suman On the heels of a cool, somewhat wet weekend, this week’s forecast indicates a weather roller coaster ride, with warm to cold, wet to dry, and all stops in between. “The transition from summer highs to fall temperatures is always an interesting period,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Water levels remain good and w...
  • 9/18/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Finally some good early fall weather.  Night time temps dipped to the low 30’s ((high 20’s in some low areas) and water temps are starting to drop along with air temp.  Thursday’s forecast is for a high of 80 degrees, but after that we are back to the highs of 60’s. Crappies:  Very good.  Depending on ba...
  • 9/18/2013 4:30:00 PM
    September 17, 2013 Hi Folks Well, here we are in mid-September and have finally arrived in our early fall fishing patterns. Water temps are falling and seem to be hovering in the 64 to 67 degree mark. Things have also finally changed to a minnow bite when it comes to walleye. Fish have been holding in deep timber and rocks as primary spots, altho...
  • 9/18/2013 4:30:00 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 N...