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  • 8/28/2012 11:05:00 AM
    With the holiday weekend coming up, the boat traffic has dropped significantly but fishing remains excellent.  Most of the fish are on the deep weedline in 20-25 ft of water. Largemouth bass are being caught either by Trinkes or the Military Academy.  The best depth is 21-25 ft of water.  They can be caught either by drop shotting o...
  • 8/28/2012 9:45:00 AM
    By John Luthens It is the tail end of the August dog days.  The pines sag over the drive and spider webs glisten with morning dew in the tall grass. There will be frost in the same grass soon enough.  It is time. The waters I am walking into will put on a show.  I know the dark and curling runs where the trout rest.  I know th...
  • 8/28/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Anglers All Bait Shoplapenter@charter.net, 715-682-5754 As the season begins to change and the weather cools down in the evenings the anglers report fishing is awesome, according to Professional Guide Roger LaPenter.  It isn’t uncommon to catch a 5 pound bass in the month of September and some nice size Trout, Salmon, Bass and Walleye. ...
  • 8/27/2012 12:30:00 PM
    By Steve Suman Early fall fishing is starting to hit stride and a number of hunting seasons are set to open in the near future (check the calendar). “We have a strong early morning, evening, and night pattern going now,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “so it is good to plan some evening and early morning fishing. The warmer water tem...
  • 8/27/2012 10:20:00 AM
    By John Luthens Preserving the historical Brule River State Fish Hatchery The presidential election is about to take center on the grandest stage: hard fought campaigns, budget debates, maybe some finger pointing and mudslinging thrown in for good measure. No matter what side of the party fence you lean on, it promises to be a big-time political ...
  • 8/22/2012 2:50:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Readers Note: The following journey by Dick Ellis took place in late August of 2011.  Like any of the 1200 “Dick’s Trips” reprinted, be sure to check current fishing regulations when planning the trip yourself. Call Guide Chuck Roehl at 715-634-7132 or 715-699-2045 or connect at www.chuckroehlsguideservice.com....
  • 8/21/2012 3:05:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler Colder Mornings Bringing Water Temperature down Now that we are getting cooler temperatures in the morning, the backwater fishing action is much better in the evening.  I usually like about two hours before sunset.  The other night I had a nice bluegill on when a northern hit it.  The pike would let it go then...
  • 8/21/2012 2:05:00 PM
    By Professional Guide Kurt Justice For a portion of last week, fishing really seemed to take a dive. With a few exceptions it didn’t seem it could get much worse, but it did. Night time temps in the low 40’s have started some sugar maple trees turning, daytime surface temps on larger lakes hovering around 69-71 degrees while smaller la...
  • 8/21/2012 1:00:00 PM
    by Steve Suman This Saturday, August 25, Sawyer County Outdoors Projects and Education (SCOPE) is holding its Family Fun Day at Summit Lake Game Farm. The event is free to youth to 18 years of age and $3 for adults. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and interactive stations start at 8:30 a.m., including .22 rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, and archery s...
  • 8/21/2012 12:45:00 PM
    By Captain Jim Hudson715-209-6431Hudson@fishchequamegonbay.com In the “Bay” itself, smallmouth are starting to binge feed pretty good,” said Captain Jim Hudson, referring to Chequamegon. “The days are getting shorter and this triggers the fish to start putting on the pounds to make it through their long winter. Now, the ext...
  • 8/21/2012 11:45:00 AM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva continues to be excellent with very light boat traffic in the morning.  It certainly isn’t seeing the same amount of fishing pressure that Lake Delavan is experiencing. Largemouth bass are on the deep weedline in 18-20 ft of water.  The fish are being caught using three different methods.  The first is C...
  • 8/21/2012 11:40:00 AM
    Fishing continues to be above average on Delavan Lake.  The bass are hitting well and the bluegills are also a tremendous bite right now.  The boat traffic is still pretty high, but with school starting in the next week or two it should decrease significantly. Bluegills continue to bite in 30 ft of water suspended 10-15 ft down.  Th...
  • 8/21/2012 10:50:00 AM
    By John Luthens It ended with my nephews jumping from the end of a dock into Pewaukee Lake.  It was nine in the morning, with sun sparkling onto the green water and cotton ball clouds rolling lazily above. My brother and I stood laughing, and indeed it was the two of us who had put the idea in the kids’ heads in the first place. On the...
  • 8/16/2012 3:20:00 PM
    Speaker of the House John Boehner joins Hooksetters for a day on the water: This weeks report is going to be a little different than any of my other reports. For the past two months I have been planning a fishing trip in Wisconsin for the Speaker of the House John Boehner.  After initially being contacted by Dr. Tom Turner from Wausau about J...
  • 8/16/2012 10:35:00 AM
    By Darrell Pendergrass We’ll be in Canada next week at this time and we’ve already gotten our most important piece of equipment packed and ready to go. This particular item is a must-have when going north, but it’s one of those over-looked things that usually goes amiss. Is it a fishing pole, you ask? Come on, there’s so m...
  • 8/15/2012 3:30:00 PM
    By Professional Guide John Carlson Water temps are dropping from the mid-80s down to the upper 60s to mid-70s on all area lakes. This week Ross's Sport Shop guides targeted Bass and Musky. The Musky are going on Double 8 and Double 10 bucktails.  The surface bite is also picking up again for Musky. Largemouth Bass are very active and we did ...
  • 8/15/2012 3:15:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler Now that we are getting cooler temperatures in the morning, the backwater fishing action is slowing down.  Fishing from shore on the Wisconsin backwaters is best done with a small ice fishing jig tipped with a waxworm attached about a foot below a small bobber.  Just remember to fish the edges of lily pads or dead t...
  • 8/15/2012 11:35:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note:  This trip was taken by Dick Ellis with star Wisconsin guide Dave Hraychuck in August of 2011.  Contact Wisconsin Licensed Guide Dave Hraychuck for hunting and fishing opportunities in Polk County at hraychuck@centurytel.net, 715-485-3362 or (cell) 715-553-0578.  For information or entertainment opportunit...
  • 8/14/2012 5:05:00 PM
    By Seth Steinhauer For those of you who love the outdoors, the Sylvania Wilderness Area should be at the top of your list for places to visit in the Midwest. Located near Watersmeet Michigan, Sylvania offers outdoor enthusiasts an unmatched opportunity to canoe, hike, and fish in a truly spectacular surrounding. The 20,000 acre wilderness holds 34...
  • 8/14/2012 1:05:00 PM
    By Professional Guide Kurt Justice Mid-August is showing some signs of turning things around for anglers targeting certain species.  While the cool nights have slowed the bite for some in the Lakeland area - in general fishing overall has improved. Musky:  Good to Very Good.  Action on bucktails, spinnerbaits and top-water lures pi...
  • 8/14/2012 12:35:00 PM
    By Steve Suman The Hayward area has another beautiful week in the making, with a few chances of rain, if forecasts hold anywhere close to true. Mild daytime highs in the 70s, nighttime lows in the 40s and 50s – great for just about any and every outdoor recreational activity! “A welcome break in the weather at last,” says Pat at...
  • 8/14/2012 12:20:00 PM
    With the cooler weather, the fishing has moved slightly more shallow for the largemouth bass.  The northern pike fishing is still a bit elusive. Largemouth bass have been biting both in 6-8 ft of water or as deep as 20 ft of water.  The best approach has been drop shotting green pumpkin worms about 1 ft above bottom.  I like the Yum...
  • 8/14/2012 12:05:00 PM
    As the end of summer nears, the boat traffic has been decreasing as the weeks go by.  The cooler weather may also be contributing to the reduction.  Some of the best fishing is ahead of us in fall.  After Labor Day, we see some of the best catches and opportunities for trophy fish. Smallmouth bass are in the 20-25 ft depth range off...
  • 8/14/2012 11:35:00 AM
    By John Luthens I had a day coming all to myself in northwestern Wisconsin, the small town of Brule to be exact.  My daughter wanted to spend a week with Grandma, and I heroically volunteered to drive her up.  I could easily squeeze a day in to do that. No need for Grandma to meet us half-way. No need to bother my wife with hectic packi...
  • 8/9/2012 9:45:00 AM
    Musky action has picked up this past week with a few nice fish being caught and one giant going a whopping 53 inches long.  A lot of the muskies are coming during low light periods with the largest ones coming right at or after dark.  The muskies have been biting on jerkbaits like Suicks, big bucktails like the cowgirl and topwater baits ...