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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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  • 3/27/2013 4:35:00 PM
    2013 spring fish and wildlife rules hearings, conservation congress county meetings April 8 in every county of the state MADISON – The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on a wide variety of proposed fish and wildlife rule changes, and to propose other changes, at the 2013 Department of Natural Resources spring fish and wildlife rul...
  • 3/27/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Winter just won't let go here is Wisconsin. Last year you could drop the boat in the local lakes and this year we are staring at frozen lakes covered in snow. Hopefully by the fishing opener we will be able to fish in a boat. For people still hitting the ice, they are having success catching fish. The cloudy days are providing action late into t...
  • 3/27/2013 2:05:00 PM
    “The following articles on the tribal spearing issue in northern Wisconsin was provided to On Wisconsin Outdoors courtesy of the Lakeland Times in Minocqua.  To connect with the Lakeland Times or for subscription information, call 715-356-5236 or visit www.lakelandtimes.com.” By Reporter Joe VanDeLaarschot DNR: 197 Northwoods lak...
  • 3/25/2013 5:05:00 PM
    By Jerry Kiesow 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 Things haven’t been dull considering the weather It is the middle of March. I have been t...
  • 3/25/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Reports have been quiet lately due to slush and snow continuing to hold anglers back. Warm weather and sunshine later this week finally look promising. Crappie:  Good.  Fish being caught in water depths of 6-15 feet and beginning to move up higher in the water column; best times being early to mid-morning and then again late-afternoon-du...
  • 3/25/2013 1:45:00 PM
    By John Luthens The sun dropped to the western horizon on the first day of spring and took the temperature along for the ride into the coming darkness. Ice fishermen huddled on their buckets and in their shacks against wind chill gusts as I swung out of northern Winnebago County. All was still across the drifted expanse of Lake Winnebago. There w...
  • 3/25/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Fishing clubs and county parks in Southeast Wisconsin are gearing up for the 29th annual Kids' Fishing Clinics. Pack up the family and celebrate spring fishing. Be a part of Wisconsin's conservation tradition by becoming an Angler Education Instructor. The angler education program is looking for people who enjoy working with children, like to fis...
  • 3/25/2013 10:30:00 AM
    March 22, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Bullet-arrow device not legal in Wisconsin The DNR conservation wardens have been taking phone calls and e-mails about a new product that combines the use of an arrow with a .38 or .357 magnum bullet into a tip that fits into the end of most modern arrows. The wardens would like you to ...
  • 3/25/2013 10:05:00 AM
    March 24, 2013 By: Department of Natural Resources Frequently Asked Questions - March 24, 2013 Welcome to another special edition of a popular Warden Wire feature -- the Frequently Asked Questions. You may recall the recent installments of FAQs - the Special Edition during the recent sturgeon spearing and gun-deer seasons. Warden Wire again is p...
  • 3/21/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754,  http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com reports: Ice Fishing is still happening on Chequamegon Bay. The fishing seems to be getting better but traveling around is really getting tougher. There is a lot of slush and water on the surface of the ice. Roger says snowmobiles are the only s...
  • 3/20/2013 2:50:00 PM
    MADISON -- Four groups and individuals were recognized as 2012 External Partners Award winners at a Department of Natural Resources fisheries management program in late February for their commitment and dedication to Wisconsin Fishing. “We learned a long time ago that managing Wisconsin's outstanding fisheries is a job too big for government...
  • 3/20/2013 2:30:00 PM
    With Mother Nature still hanging we are seeing plenty of ice on area lakes for fishing, but all the snow could make for an interesting 2013 turkey season. Crappies are still being targeted heavily by area anglers as nice catches are being made in transition areas between deep water haunts and spring spawning areas.  Most of the fish we are fi...
  • 3/20/2013 11:30:00 AM
    If you are looking to plan a last minute snowmobile trip, the trails are waiting for you in Washburn County! The Washburn County Snowmobile Trails are still in good condition and snow is in the forecast yet again tomorrow.  Within the last week the area has received 6-9 inches of fresh snow.  Trail access to lodging, dining, gas, and more...
  • 3/19/2013 4:25:00 PM
    And the snow just keeps coming... With another two days of snow in the forecast, temperatures projected to rise later this week. Travel on lakes still difficult with vehicles and most anglers walking out to fish. It’s hard to believe that a year ago at this time it was 73 degrees and the ice was out by the 21st of March. Some reports of peopl...
  • 3/18/2013 10:55:00 AM
    By John Luthens Position players fielding endless streams of ground balls, the sharp crack of the bat, pitch counts monitored and curve balls tested; baseball spring training is for working out the bugs. For an open-water fisherman in Wisconsin, spring training means dusting off the boat covers, mending line and greasing reels, all the while warm...
  • 3/18/2013 10:20:00 AM
    By Jerry Kiesow Bob’s Panfish Bugger 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. I was standing in the arch of my garage service door. Before me the...
  • 3/18/2013 9:30:00 AM
    If you are planning on being on the ice in Vilas County Saturday, you need to be aware of a Lac du Flambeau musky spearing tournament set for five county lakes. The DNR conservation wardens are working with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission to make sure everyone stays safe enjoying their outdoor fun this weekend. And, wardens rem...
  • 3/15/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All (715)-682-5754,  http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com reports: There is still plenty of ice fishing time left for the season. There are reports of many species of fish being caught right out on the bay in Ashland. Perch have been extremely plentiful and are a good size. Also, there are some nice siz...
  • 3/14/2013 11:30:00 AM
    Good Morning: This past weekend I was at the Madison Fishing Expo where I held my ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar twice on Saturday and Sunday.  During the seminars I educated around 250 youth and just over two hundred parents and adults.  I was amazed at how many adults came to the seminar without kids.  The seminar attendees ...
  • 3/14/2013 11:20:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum, a citizen-based group charged to review and provide input into the fishery goals, objectives and management plans for Lake Michigan, will be having a meeting on April 6, 2013 in Cleveland, Wisconsin at Lakeshore Technical College (1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015). Several important topics will be di...
  • 3/13/2013 12:35:00 PM
    OSHKOSH, Wis. -- A new online registration process is now available for those interested in taking part in the Sturgeon Guard program. For the past 36 years, the program has relied on volunteers to help guard the prehistoric fish from being harvested as they head up rivers to spawn. “Anyone interested in volunteering can go online and pick t...
  • 3/13/2013 12:20:00 PM
    MADISON -- Do trout lure you out of bed or walleye keep you out late at night? Are you passionate about panfish? Whatever species you want to fish for in Wisconsin, the 2013 Wisconsin Fishing Report is now available and ready to help you catch your fancy. This year, the annual 16-page compilation of fishing forecasts is organized by species. The ...
  • 3/13/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Plenty of remaining ice on local waters is boosting our late ice fishing season. Andy Hoppa & Andy Teller with the groups catch from one day. The crappies bite remains steady with very good catches from local waters.  Most of the fish are now migrating towards their tradition spawning areas and can be caught as they move through these ...
  • 3/12/2013 11:20:00 AM
    By Dave Hraychuck With the close of gamefish season last week, the time to fish late season panfish has arrived! Excellent ice conditions in northwest Wisconsin continues despite last week’s 10 inches of new snow. The flags flew and the food grilled on the barbeque the last weekend of the gamefish season on Burnett County waters. Perch a...
  • 3/12/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Rain this past weekend followed by 7 inches of snow overnight (3/10/12) will make lake travel difficult on lakes with the slush that has worsened with last week’s warm weather and the weekend rain. Snowmobile highly recommended. Over the weekend bites have been slowing down and fish reports quite due to the incoming weather. Some die-hards fi...