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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 3/26/2018 8:55:00 AM
    Open water fishing has begun and anglers are lining up below area dams and spillways targeting early spring walleyes.  Ice fishing continues to be very good in most areas of the state, but please use caution when heading out. At this time of the year the ice conditions can vary greatly and they can change on a daily basis, even hourly in some ...
  • 3/23/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Fishing Report, March 22, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers all reports: Access on the Ashland side of the Bay is still in pretty good shape, except for 2nd Landing where you need a machine to access. The Bay area in general has good ice however, please give the bait shops a call before going out and if they have heard anything they will keep you posted. ...
  • 3/23/2018 2:50:00 PM
    Great weather and improving conditions on the ice led to lots of angler participation over the weekend.   Crappie:  Very Good – The warm weather helped with the functioning tip-down bite.  Oddly, some reports on Crappies in 22-25’, some in 13-18’ and others up as shallow as 7-10’.  Rosies and small minn...
  • 3/23/2018 2:50:00 PM
    March 19, 2018 Steve Suman   If Tuesday’s forecast meets “expectations,” it will not seem like the official first day of spring (vernal equinox)! However, the remainder of the week looks mostly good, particularly for March in the North Woods.   Erik at Hayward Bait says warmer temperatures created some slush areas o...
  • 3/23/2018 2:45:00 PM
    By John Luthens   The Winneboujou Bridge, spanning the Bois Brule River in northern Douglas County. (Pencil Sketch by Daniel Luthens)               Tucked beneath red-pine shadows in a furthest corner of northwest Wisconsin is a bridge named Winneboujou; stone pilings stretch...
  • 3/23/2018 12:50:00 PM
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  • 3/18/2018 5:05:00 PM
    Ski trails in the north are still in good condition, like these at Pattison State Park thanks to some sunrise grooming efforts.Photo credit: DNR Most northern lakes still have plenty of ice on allowing ice fishermen to continue ice fishing late into the season. While in the south open water fishing is picking up on the Wisconsin River below the Wi...
  • 3/18/2018 5:05:00 PM
    Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Carolyn from An...
  • 3/14/2018 11:30:00 AM
    Published - March 13, 2018 by the Central Office     First managed elk hunt in Wisconsin history is result of over 22 years of conservation efforts by DNR staff and partners Bonus spring turkey harvest authorization go on sale March 19 VHS found in gizzard shad in Port Washington Harbor fish kill Construction to begin o...
  • 3/14/2018 11:25:00 AM
      Fantastic weather this past week has led to some outstanding fishing.  Anglers have been getting out on both open water and ice fishing and doing well in both situations.  Ice conditions remain favorable on most lakes, and areas below the dams on the Wisconsin River have been open with good access for fishing. With game-fish cl...
  • 3/14/2018 11:25:00 AM
    March 12, 2018 Steve Suman   Spring is slowly moving into the North Woods, but there is plenty of time to experience additional “interesting” weather before it actually feels like spring is in for keeps. This week’s forecast looks quite pleasant and the following week’ forecast indicates (at this time) a nice warm-up...
  • 3/14/2018 11:15:00 AM
    Now’s the Time for Panfish        Soon is the inland lake season opens for fishing. Though the panfish season is open year-round, now is the time to target shallow water crappies and bluegills as soon as the ice is gone in shallow water. The water temperature in most area lakes is approaching 50 degrees which is...
  • 3/14/2018 11:10:00 AM
     As we head into March we still have plenty of ice on most central Wisconsin lakes which is allowing anglers a lot of opportunities at great fishing.  In addition to having plenty of ice on the lakes a few savvy anglers are taking to the open water below area dams and targeting walleyes.  The walleye season remains open on the Wisc...
  • 3/12/2018 5:35:00 AM
    Published March 8, 2018 by the Central Office     View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and Forests Current information on state property Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions. Check out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide snow co...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    Price County snowmobile trails are in good condition. We received approximately 4-6 inches of snow Monday night (3/5) into Tuesday (3/6). The trails have a good base in most areas. Corners are getting icy, bare spots are starting to show in some areas, approaches to road crossings are becoming bare, and road route...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:   The 2018 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System may have concluded about a week and a half ago, but our DNR fisheries crew has been working hard to wrap up the season and get the harvest data entered.  Attached is the list of 951 license holders who were fortunate to ...
  • 3/3/2018 7:30:00 PM
    Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Carolyn from Ang...
  • 3/3/2018 7:25:00 PM
    By Central Office February 28, 2018 Contact(s): Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist, 608-266-8841or Trenton Rohrer, DNR assistant migratory game bird ecologist, 608-261-6458 MADISON - Public hearings regarding Wisconsin's proposed 2018 waterfowl season structure will be held March 12-15. After public comments have been coll...
  • 3/3/2018 7:25:00 PM
    2/27/18- Reported by  Jim Stroede Guide Service Washburn County recently received a foot of new snow, this has been great for skiing and snowmobilers but has made getting out on the ice a little bit of a struggle for atv and truck traffic. Walking out to good crappie and bluegill fishing is still very good and easy on Long Lake. Multiple...
  • 2/28/2018 12:05:00 PM
    10106 Hwy.  Y Mazomanie, WI.    53560    Phone & Fax    608 795-4208    E-mail    gengberg@chorus.net Web site: http://www.garyengbergoutdoors.com Copyright Gary Engberg Outdoors 2018   Spring’s High Water Walleyes        It’s ...
  • 2/28/2018 12:00:00 PM
    February 26, 2018 Steve Suman The Birkie had plenty of fresh snow (more than a foot!) this past weekend, but a sunny and mild Monday started this week. Aside from a chance of snow Wednesday, the forecast shows most of this week with highs pushing 40 degrees nearly every day! “Anglers should note gamefish season closes March 4,&rd...
  • 2/26/2018 12:25:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Today marked the 16th and final day of the 2018 sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago.  The season concluded with the lowest daily harvest of the season, 14 fish.  Five of the fish were registered at Calumet Harbor, 4 at Stockbridge Harbor, 3 at Payne’s Point, and 2 at Wendt...
  • 2/24/2018 2:55:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Harvest Report (Day 13) There were 31 sturgeon harvested from Lake Winnebago today, bringing the season total to 574 fish this season (871 fish harvested on the system).  None of the fish harvested were larger than 100 pounds.  The biggest fish of the day was 80.9 pounds, 65.5” and r...
  • 2/24/2018 2:50:00 PM
    Outdoor Report Published February 22, 2018 by the Central Office     View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide snow conditions, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's ...
  • 2/24/2018 2:45:00 PM
    Weekly NewsPublished - February 20, 2018 by the Central Office    Preliminary recommendations for 2018 antlerless quotas to be developed at March County Deer Advisory Council meetings Newly upgraded tool from DNR helps avoid wetland disturbance Urban trees well-loved by private residential landowners Natural Resources Board ...