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  • 4/27/2012 10:45:00 AM
    By:  Dave Duwe It’s like Christmas for most outdoor enthusiasts, the opening day of inland fishing season.  After a long winter it’s time to catch some game fish.  Opening day for game fish on most inland waters is the first Saturday in May. Walworth County in Southeastern Wisconsin is blessed with many great fishing wa...
  • 4/26/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Memories part of Bob Ellis ClassicBy Dick Ellis The Bob Ellis Classic is held annually in memory ofthe late, great row troller, shown here with a 41pound November fish taken from Papoose Lake in a12 foot skiff. (Ellis family photo) When we put a new bathroom in this old cabin in 2007, we found a note on a two-by-four scribbled some 50-odd years a...
  • 4/26/2012 10:10:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Only the click and hum of the bow motor interrupted Phil Schweik’s soft bantering as he manipulated the Crestliner through a maze of timber on a shallow slough of Lake DuBay.  Two days before, Mother’s Day, the guide and his wife Rhonda had basked in the sunshine of a stable weather pattern to find big spawning crapp...
  • 4/19/2012 10:55:00 AM
    By Dave Hraychuck Now that ice fishing is winding down, and with Mother Nature on our side, we may have a few more weeks of pan fishing here in the north! Pan fishing has been very good lately! Frying up your catch is always tasty, but here are some recipes for when you are in the mood to try something a little different! Pecan Crusted Panfish 2...
  • 4/18/2012 4:40:00 PM
    By Phil Schweik With the water temps staying in the upper 40's to low 50's the walleye bite is remaining pretty good we are still seeing a lot of fish in their traditional spawning areas.  Most of our action is coming in 3 to 5 feet of water associated with rock's and good current.  We are catching most of the walleyes on 1/8 and 1/4 oun...
  • 4/18/2012 3:05:00 PM
    Sturgeon Spawning Occurring at Keshena Falls on Wolf River in the Menominee Indian Reservation for the 1st time in over 100 Years Attached is a news release from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin announcing the documentation of lake sturgeon spawning below Keshena Falls on the Wolf River in the Menominee Reservation.  This is the first ...
  • 4/17/2012 12:25:00 PM
    DAVE’S FISHING EXPO “15th Year” April 22nd, 2012 11:00 am – 4:00 pm SEMINARS Tom Newbauer, Dennis Radloff, Lynn Nicklasch, and Dan Busch EXHIBITORS Princecraft, Mercury, Evinrude, Smokey’s Musky Shop,On Wisconsin Outdoors, Sterling Guide Service,Your Fishin’ Pal Guide Service,Rock River Fishery Rescue, &...
  • 4/6/2012 2:55:00 PM
    The cold weather has put a damper on the boat traffic.  There are still bluegills and crappies to be had.  Most of the fish are in 2-3 ft of water.  You need to keep moving to find the bigger fish. Bluegill fishing is good in 2 ft of water.  The best success is in the boat channels.  Look for the fish in Viewcrest Channel,...
  • 4/6/2012 2:40:00 PM
    It seems that summer came and left!  The water temperature has dropped 10 degrees from last week.  The fish seem to be very sluggish right now.  Thanks to my friend, Brian Simon, there is a Walleyes for Tomorrow organization, where they are going to be harvesting eggs from the breeding stock of Lake Geneva and stocking the lake with ...
  • 4/5/2012 4:45:00 PM
    Wolf River Sturgeon and Walleye Report, Thursday April 5, 2012 Lake Sturgeon Spawning Activity The 1st phase of the earliest spawning run of lake sturgeon in the Wolf River on record wrapped up last Friday March 30 after ten days of spawning activity at various sites along 53 river miles from New London upstream to the southern border of Shawano ...
  • 4/5/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Glenn Moberg and northern pike Marcus Malyuk with his limit of nice Wisconsin River walleyes This past week has been very good for walleye fishing.  We have been catching a lot of fish averaging 40 to 80 per outing but a lot of those fish have been small males in the 14 to 17 inch range that have been staging in water dep...
  • 3/29/2012 4:25:00 PM
    By Licensed Guide Phil Schweik Even though we are just getting into April the walleye season has been off to a great start.  With the warm temperatures in early and mid March we saw a drastic temperature spike causing the water temps to push well into the 50's. The higher than normal temps caused a surge in the walleye spawning season and fis...
  • 3/20/2012 4:35:00 PM
    With the warm temperatures we here at Hooksetters are pulling the plug on ice fishing for the season. The ice in many areas is almost gone and even further north it is honeycombing and dangerous.  Even with 14 to 20 inches of ice the strength when honeycombed is not there and can be very deceiving and dangerous.  It was a great season and...
  • 3/20/2012 1:50:00 PM
    By JEFF WINTERS – Northern Wisconsin Professional Fishing Guide Jeff Winters with a 20-inch walleye caught on opening day in 2011 fishing the St. Germain area. Nestled in the heart of the town of St. Germain is an often overlooked lake when it comes to fishing, especially during the early part of the open water season.  The lake I&rsqu...
  • 3/19/2012 9:30:00 AM
    By Cathy Stepp, SecretaryDepartment of Natural Resources Wisconsin's strong walleye fishery and the tourism it produces are very important in Northern Wisconsin.   As Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, sustaining our fishery is foremost in my priorities when I negotiate annual Tribal harvests.  Annual negotiations are...
  • 3/12/2012 3:40:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis The Wolf River is on a steady prowl this April 7th overcast afternoon near Fremont.  Occasionally, a gust of wind kicks waves up on the long stretches of straight river, but hundreds of anglers are hunkered in and comfortable. They’re working wood on protected bends or moving to anchor on the shallower sand flats to target...
  • 3/12/2012 3:10:00 PM
    “Jeremy Stricker of Mellen caught this 14-1/2 inch crappie ice fishing in Sawyer County.  For current ice fishing and open water leads on guides, lodging, entertainment, dining and more in Sawyer County, one of Wisconsin’s true gems, connect with the Hayward Lakes Visitors and Convention Bureau at www.haywardlakes.com or www.tree...
  • 3/12/2012 2:35:00 PM
    So much for the last weekend of gamefish season.  Last Wednesday's dumping of snow (20-22" on average) put a halt to getting out on the ice.  Prior to that, fishing was very good, but now access is tough.  Two days of warm weather (mid 30s) compacted snow down some, but still truck and ATV travel are out of the question.  Foot t...
  • 3/7/2012 1:45:00 PM
    By, Dave Hraychuck Now that the game fish tip ups have been put away for another season, it’s time to go for the big gills!  Pay attention to the ice, it will tell you when the season is over and it’s time to get the boats ready! A recent heavy snow in northwestern Wisconsin has affected the ice, covering it with a wet, slushy bla...
  • 3/2/2012 12:25:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis A full moon showed the way along the many turns of the Wolf River and the gentle hum of John Faucher’s small outboard briefly intruded on a perfect night near New London.  The jonboat, guided by Faucher’s hand on the tiller, had taken the same journey downriver on countless nights; past a surprising wilderness settin...
  • 2/24/2012 3:00:00 PM
    Plan ahead for May fishing ... think about the St. Louis River at Superior for walleyes.  They open the refuge the third week in May and with it comes some of the best walleye fishing anywhere.  If you want to see what we did, check out our column and photos in Gold Rush. Read More
  • 2/7/2012 2:05:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Post-spawn walleyes, pre-spawn whitebass cooperate on the Wolf River Guide Randy Williams of New London watched as the wet-fly carried over the river to disappear into the soft flow of the Wolf. With the line riding current downstream, Williams ripped the florescent fly in, quickly reeled back the slack, and ripped again. The sting ...
  • 1/16/2012 2:10:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Under the quiet hum of the kicker-motor, the 19 foot Ranger turtle-crawled down yet another shore of Lake Geneva and the nocturnal hunt for trophy walleye dragged on through the cold January night.  Black lights mounted port and starboard near the rear of the boat illuminated four lines disappearing into the dark to lead perch a...
  • 12/31/1899 11:50:00 PM
    Winter Free Fishing Weekend.  Fishing clinic listing available. January 17-18, 2015.  Statewide Green & Healthy Schools: Project WET & Project Learning Tree Workshops. January 24, 2015. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Schmeekle Reserve, Stevens Point, WI. February 18, 2015. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Aldo Leopo...
  • 12/31/1899 11:50:00 PM
    Previews & Reviews January 2015 Coming in February... Wisconsin and Walleye The Wisconsin Walleye Initiative was developed by the DNR and the Office of Gov. Scott Walker to increase the number of walleyes in state waters by expanding production of large fingerlings for stocking in waters accessible to the public. This historic invest...