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  • 8/8/2012 11:35:00 AM
    Sturgeon return to Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery show pond WILD ROSE, Wis. -– The return of lake sturgeon to Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery’s show pond after 40 years is just one of many reasons to visit the state-of-the art facility that’s a backbone of Wisconsin’s hatchery system. Wild Rose, along with 11 other currently o...
  • 8/8/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Weekly News article published: August 7, 2012 by the Central Office Tips on where to go, what tactics to use MADISON – Wisconsin’s record-setting heat and resulting high water temperatures may be stressing northern pike, but catfish aren’t complaining and anglers will find that for the next few months, these fish are the cat&rsq...
  • 8/7/2012 4:45:00 PM
    By Frank Zumpf It’s August already.  Summer has been going by so fast.  It seems like we had the “dog days” of summer in July.  With school starting before you know it, I’m thinking that if you know any kids who haven’t been out fishing, now is the time to take them out.  If you’ve already ...
  • 8/7/2012 3:10:00 PM
    Logan Joniaux of  Luxemburg, Wisconsin landed this walleye just shy of 30-inches while fishing with his dad on Lake DuBay. They target walleyes with night crawlers and minnows. The Joniaux family has vacationed every summer for nine years at Lakeview Log Cabin Resort in Mosinee.  Connect with Resort owner Sue Gross at 715-693-2595 or ww...
  • 8/7/2012 2:05:00 PM
    Connect with the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at www.visitashland.com or 800-284-9484. Ashland Chamber of Commerce reports: WOW! What a great summer! Sun…heat…heat…and heat! The fishing guides continue to be busy showcasing the Greatest of the Great Lakes; Lake Superior, where fishing has been good all summer. You can fis...
  • 8/7/2012 9:55:00 AM
    By Professional Guide John Carlson The much needed rain and a drop in evening temps has cooled the water a few degrees (down to the mid 70's in most lakes) and heated up the fishing. Earlier this week Ross's Sport Shop guides had some great mixed bag trips and some good Musky outings. On Saturday one of the guide boats boated over 35 walleye and ...
  • 8/6/2012 3:10:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note: When reading any of Dick Ellis’s 1200 Wisconsin journeys taken over two decades as a syndicated columnist, be sure to check current regulations when planning the trip yourself. The attached column offers a historical perspective of the brook trout fishing and drainage ditches within the Buena Vista Marsh and Portag...
  • 8/6/2012 1:35:00 PM
    By Steve Suman The forecast for this week holds quite the mix, from somewhat chilly lows to highs in the 80s, and chances for rain. If you are fishing, try to get out ahead of the fronts, but watch for thunderstorms – and get off the water immediately if lightning is in or moving into the area. “Walleye fishing was fair during the hig...
  • 8/6/2012 12:25:00 PM
    Fishing on Delavan Lake continues to be excellent.  The best bite on the lake remains bluegills with Largemouth bass being a close second.  Both fish are on the deep weedlines in 16-18 ft of water.  With the warmer weather, boat traffic is extreme so try for early a.m. or late p.m. Largemouth bass can be caught on two different patt...
  • 8/6/2012 12:20:00 PM
    Fishing continues to be very good on Lake Geneva.  Based on the warm weather, you need to plan your fishing trips accordingly as the boat traffic can be intense. Lake Trout fishing has been excellent.  The best depth continues to be 90-100 ft down in 120-130 ft of water.  Most of the action is coming off of a small Dodger and Fly or...
  • 8/6/2012 12:00:00 PM
    By John Luthens My hometown of Grafton is a nicely developed suburban community about twenty minutes north of Milwaukee. There is a mix of industry, commerce and residential subdivisions, as well as the occasional farm field and undeveloped woodlot. When civic progress meets natural resources, it can be a tricky barbed wire fence to straddle. You...
  • 8/6/2012 10:55:00 AM
    Wisconsin angler Ron Klimcke  experienced another great evening of walleye fishing on the Big Chip Friday. “I moved around and fished several spots before I found them,” Klimcke said. “Once I found the fish it only took about 35 minutes to limit out. I used a jig tipped with either a leech or half of a night crawler while ...
  • 8/3/2012 10:00:00 AM
    By Phil Schweik Walleyes are biting on leeches and crawlers in about 8 to 12 feet of water. most of the fish have come from heavy cover like wood and weeds. Slip bobber rigs are working pretty well during low light conditions but during the daytime a simple jig tipped with live bait has been the best for getting the walleyes out of the heaviest of...
  • 8/2/2012 10:25:00 AM
    By Darrell Pendergrass My grandparent’s place in rural western North Carolina was situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; it always seemed old there when we’d go to visit, yet comfortable and familiar. When I was a boy the summers there were extraordinarily hot during the day, but eventually the coolness of night would ...
  • 8/1/2012 9:55:00 AM
    By Frank Zumpf Well, it’s been warm enough to go fishing this week. Now is the time I think about how nice it was ice fishing. Of course, when I was out on the ice I was thinking how nice open water would be. The bass fishing has been good, with the largemouth in the lily pads or deep holes in the weeds. One thing that seems to be slow i...
  • 7/31/2012 11:35:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Reader Note: When reading any of Dick Ellis’s 1200 Wisconsin journeys taken over two decades as a syndicated columnist, be sure to check current regulations when planning the trip yourself. Contact Flambeau Sports Outfitters highlighted in this column that first appeared in syndication in 2004 at 715-339-2012 or www.flambeauspo...
  • 7/31/2012 11:00:00 AM
    By Kurt Justice A midweek storm cooled the water and some of the fishing down through the weekend.  As temps start to return to normal, so has the fishing. Largemouth Bass:  Good-Very Good.  Still the most widely caught species (other than bluegills) up here.  Spinnerbaits (Boonie baits, River 2 Sea), Chatterbaits, Pre-rigged ...
  • 7/31/2012 10:10:00 AM
    By Steve Suman Last Call: Young anglers 10-16 years of age can still register for this Sunday’s free Hayward Lakes Chapter Muskies, Inc. Kid’s Fishing Day. Pre-register (required) at Hayward Bait. For more information, call Hayward Bait (715) 634-2921. “We have a strong evening and night pattern going for many fish species,&rdqu...
  • 7/30/2012 4:45:00 PM
    Angler Ron Klimcke reports excellent walleye fishing on the Chippewa Flowage in recent days.  Ron boated two beautiful walleyes and lost another bigger fish at boatside on leeches in 45 minutes. His minnow presentation caught only crappies.
  • 7/30/2012 1:30:00 PM
    By John Luthens It was raining lightly at 4:00 A.M., with the occasional arc of lightning dancing across the dark western sky. I debated calling Dennis to see if he wanted to chance the weather. But I knew that he was already standing in his driveway on the edge of the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. He would be out with a coffe...
  • 7/30/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Justin Johnson, 20, of New Berlin, caught a 40-inch musky and 37-1/2-inch musky on Pewaukee Lake in Waukesha County fifteen minutes apart.  Both fish hit a double bucktail, black and black during the figure-8.  Both fish were released.
  • 7/30/2012 12:25:00 PM
    Delavan Lake has seen a lot of fishing pressure this week. John Gillespie was out the middle of this week, so I don’t expect it to let up anytime soon. On Saturday, the boat launch was exceptionally busy between 5 and 6 a.m. so plan accordingly. The good news is that the fishing remains consistent and most species have available action. Blue...
  • 7/30/2012 12:15:00 PM
    Lake Geneva continues to be really good fishing but it also continues to be super busy with pleasure boats. Plan to fish early a.m. or late p.m. for a safer, more productive trip. Lake trout continue to bite in the main lake basin. The best time to try for them is early a.m. as the sun in coming up. Look for the fish 90 ft down in about 110-118 ft...
  • 7/27/2012 9:50:00 AM
    CONTACT: Joanna Griffin, DNR fisheries specialist, 608-264-8953;Ed Culhane, DNR communications, 715-781-1683;Scot Stewart, DNR fisheries supervisor; 608-273-5967;Steve Hewett, DNR fisheries section chief, 608-267-7501 http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2446 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- Although drought and high heat have ca...
  • 7/25/2012 1:30:00 PM
    The recent summer heat has not stopped the great action we are having on local waters. Walleyes continue to be a very good attraction with nice fish being caught on crawlers and leeches. Most of the fish are in 8 to 12 feet of water associated with wood and rocks. Andy Cravens with a nice walleye John Sparbel with a nice walleye. ...