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  • 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...
  • 3/11/2013 10:55:00 AM
    By John Luthens Like a plundering barbarian digging in his heels for an epic charge, I have stockpiled an arsenal for a year’s conquest of Wisconsin.  Over the span of nine days I made the rounds to three sporting shows and I am now fully armed. I limbered up my casting arm at the Northeast Wisconsin Sport Fishing Show in Appleton, mad...
  • 3/11/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Tying Time - Helping Others Editor’s note: To keep track of Jerry’s classes and 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. It is becoming a very interesting spring. Much better tha...
  • 3/8/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Help us plan for the future of trout fishing in the Driftless Area Starting Monday, join us at one of 9 public meetings over the next month to share your ideas on how to improve fishing access and better manage state lands in Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Trout report cards can give you a line on where to go in Driftless Area As part of the master...
  • 3/8/2013 1:40:00 PM
    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 size Brow...
  • 3/7/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Dear Winnebago Sturgeon Enthusiasts, Our Oshkosh Fisheries Management crew has been busy since we wrapped up our sturgeon harvest assessment and we have completed our initial post season reports from the 2013 Winnebago System lake sturgeon spearing season held February 9-24.  Attached are: my post-season synopsis; the successful spearer l...
  • 3/6/2013 2:10:00 PM
    March 5, 2013 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Overbagging, illegal deer kills and snowmobilers among recent cases in east central counties Warden Judi Nigbor of Montello assisted the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department with locating a lost snowmobiler. The snowmobiler was found when the dispatcher was able to contact the person by cell pho...
  • 3/6/2013 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON – Preliminary results from systematic monitoring of Wisconsin lakes for aquatic invasive species confirm that boaters, not ducks or other birds, are spreading the invaders around, state and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers say. State researchers in SCUBA gear looked for aquatic invasive species as part of a five-year monit...
  • 3/6/2013 12:55:00 PM
    EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release was previously issued to agricultural media. MADISON – The bumper crop of smallmouth bass produced in southwestern Wisconsin in 2012 is one more reason for farmers to keep up their good work in carefully spreading manure on fields so that it doesn’t run off into streams and kill fish, state water re...
  • 3/6/2013 11:20:00 AM
    By Jerry Kiesow Editor’s note: To keep track of what jerry 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. Scratching an itch Recently, the morning after an eight inch, heavy, wet, snowfall, my wife...
  • 3/4/2013 4:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens I kneeled with the box under the overhead glare of the single hanging bulb, with the bulb swaying slowly and shadows dancing across the cold concrete. Fly rods stood in those shadows. Waders hung by hooks and cast booted silhouettes. Nets, knives and tackle boxes overflowed the shelves where I had pulled the fly box from its hidden...
  • 2/26/2013 12:00:00 PM
    By Darrel Pendergrass Most men of the outdoors are able to face danger without fear of injury or harm, mostly because they are intelligent and well versed in the ways of the wild. It comes with the territory. Should an outdoorsman be confronted with an edgy black bear our guy knows to hold his ground; he shouldn’t run around in circles flai...
  • 2/26/2013 11:20:00 AM
    Crappie fishing has slowed but the Gill action has been great. We have been finding gills close to structure in 10 to 20 feet of water. Waxies or Spikes on small jigs have worked well. Walleye action is fair with most fish coming in the low light hours on shiners. Northern action is still great, Large Goldens on Tip-Ups are catching most of the p...
  • 2/26/2013 10:45:00 AM
    I ran the last gasp of fuel from my ice fishing season, because like an ice-auger engine, that is what you do before you tuck it away for the season. My ice engine went out in a final roaring cloud of snow and ice. Monday night found me in Oshkosh, near the Lake Winnebago shores, with a truckload of jigs, poles, tip-ups, not to mention auger blade...
  • 2/25/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Northeast Wisconsin Sport Fishin’ Show Moves to Players Choice in Appleton APPLETON –OUTDOORLIFE recently ranked Appleton, Wisconsin #1 in their annual feature “Best Towns For Sportsmen.”  Coincidently, Northeast Wisconsin Sport Fishin’ Show is moving to Players Choice of the Fox Cities, located in Appleton. The...
  • 2/25/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Recent snows have hampered travel on area lakes but if you can get out the fishing has been outstanding. The crappie bite remains the bet I have seen in years.  We are catching not only numbers of fish but really nice big slab crappies as well. Most of the fish we are finding are suspended 2 to 6 feet off the bottom over  20 feet of wate...
  • 2/25/2013 2:50:00 PM
    The 2013 sturgeon spear fishery on the Winnebago System is officially over, with very similar results to the 2012 fishery.  A total of 12 fish (0 juvenile females, 7 adult females, and 5 males) were harvested from Lake Winnebago today.  There were a total of 306 fish (30 juvenile females, 131 adult females, and 145 males) harvested from L...
  • 2/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
    The 2013 sturgeon spearing season is really starting to wind down, only 3 more days left for spearers to pursue that fish of a lifetime!  That is until next February when it all starts over again, but that is a long ways off.   Harvest picked up slightly today, with a total of 14 fish (2 juvenile females, 6 adult females, and 6 mal...
  • 2/25/2013 11:20:00 AM
    The recently completed NAFA auction in Toronto Feb 21-23 saw some dramatic price increases in wild fur pelts. This reflects a combination of reduced animal populations due to the summer drought, cold winter weather and promotion of fur garments in China. Some articles like raccoon, muskrat and red foxes almost doubled in price. Even less desirable ...
  • 2/25/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Mitch Filipiak with a nice catfish Dan with a nice crappie Another nice cat. Joel, Mark and Joe with some nice slabs Another happy group with some nice crappies   Ryan with a couple of nice slab crappies  Dan with a nice cat  Chris with some nice slabs Fishing in...