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3/5/2020
In the near future after 100,000 copies of our March-April 2020 issue are on the streets throughout Wisconsin I will be adding to this blog, but wanted to post these photos now of 11 bluebirds on a tree in our backyard. The photos are referenced in OWO’s Badger Birds (Tom Carpenter column) in the new issue as being posted in this blog and I don’t want readers traveling to this website and being…bluebird-less. I don’t t...
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  • 7/30/2018 9:30:00 PM
    By John Luthens             Flowing through the mist and basking in the sparkling reflections of island rocks and pine-shadowed shoreline, the Manitowish chain of lakes in Vilas County is flush with the posted signs of watery legends: “Here There Be Musky.” Here there be muskies, indeed. The mists of mo...
  • 7/20/2018 3:10:00 PM
    New This Year Saturday Night Legendary Whitetails Hunters Runway Banquet.  New product showcase, great door prizes and more.  Limited to the first 100 attendees.  www.deerfest.com for more information and to buy tickets.Military Appreciation Day:  All Active Military and Veterans receive FREE ADMISSION...
  • 7/20/2018 3:05:00 PM
    The fishing in central Wisconsin continues to be very good with consistent action from walleyes, crappies and catfish along with a few non-targeted species being caught along with way.  The water temperatures are holding in the mid to upper 70 degree range but some of the area lakes are experiencing a pretty good summer bloom.  The wal...
  • 7/18/2018 5:25:00 PM
    Kayak Bass Fishing, the nation’s premier kayak bass fishing tournament series, heads to La Crosse County. The KBF Open is a two day Catch, Photo and Release (CPR) event and will be heldJuly 20-21, 2018 on pools 7, 8, and 9 of the Mississippi River. This is one of just 5 total Open series events held across the country. Anglers from all ...
  • 7/18/2018 5:25:00 PM
    Information has been updated for the Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report. Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 7/18/2018 5:20:00 PM
    July 17, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is clearing up greatly and the sediment is settling! Even in the dirty water the bite has been good inside the Bay. The water is really starting to clear up nicely and water temps are warming up. Trolling in the South Channel has been really, really good right now with reports of...
  • 7/18/2018 5:20:00 PM
    Published - July 17, 2018 by the Central Office Fall webworms start making an appearance Aug. 1 deadline looms for Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Drawing Index Next   Fall webworms start making an appearance Contact(s): Todd Lanigan, forest health specialist, Todd.Lanigan@wisconsin.gov; 715-210-0150 MADISON-...
  • 7/18/2018 5:15:00 PM
    July 16, 2018 Steve Suman   The forecast predicts a fine week through Wednesday, with showers possible Thursday and maybe Friday, then back to mild, sunny weather. Enjoy!   “Fish are feeding in early morning and at night,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Anglers can catch fish during the day, but boat traffic, heat,...
  • 7/18/2018 5:15:00 PM
    High skies, hot weather and boat traffic was the talk last week.  Throw in some late Mayfly hatches on our favorite Walleye waters and for some anglers, it was a tough week of fishing.   Largemouth Bass:  Very Good – One of the few bright spots.  Largemouth fishing has been very good towards dusk on top-water lures such ...
  • 7/18/2018 5:15:00 PM
    LA CROSSE - Anglers who fish the Mississippi River between Prescott, Wis.,and the Iowa border can take an onlinequestionnaire<http://bit.ly/MississippiRiverQuestionnaire> about what theythink about existing bag and size limits on that stretch of the river andtheir reactions to potential regulation changes.The online questionnaire is part of a...
  • 7/18/2018 4:50:00 PM
    It has been another great week of fishing in the central Wisconsin area.  Limit catches of walleye have been the norm with actual numbers of fish exceeding 50 to 75 fish per day.  Water temperatures have been hovering around the mid to upper 70 degree mark, and the water levels have been pretty stable which has led to consistent action fr...
  • 7/17/2018 10:50:00 AM
    EAGLE RIVER, Wis. – Trees For Tomorrow (TFT), an accredited natural resources specialty school in Eagle River, WI invites you to join us for the grand reopening of our revitalized trail system at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28. The grand reopening will take place during TFT’s 8th annual Forest Fest. Visitors will have an ...
  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
        July 10, 2018 Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is clearing up greatly and the sediment is settling! Even in the dirty water the bite has been good inside the Bay. The water is really starting to clear up nicely! Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fis...
  • 7/9/2018 9:50:00 PM
    July 3, 2018Billy from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is slowly starting to clear up and fishing is good. The Sand Cut area continues to be clearing up nicely and anglers are catching Trout using trolling spoons and Walleye using Crawler Harnesses. Boat landings in Ashland are all open at this time! Scott Bretting from River Rock report...
  • 7/9/2018 9:50:00 PM
    July 2, 2018 Steve Suman   The forecast for most of this week includes warm (to warmer) temperatures and clear skies – except for chances of showers Wednesday, July 4... Well, of course. That is only one day out of the week, however, and “sometimes” the forecasts are wrong. It is summer – get out ...
  • 7/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
    The walleye bite continues to be very good in central Wisconsin along with a pretty good crappie bite as well.  We have also been picking up a few nice pike and bass.  Water temperatures continue to hover around that 80 degree mark making it tough for musky fishing but a few guys are targeting them early and late in the day and they are p...
  • 7/9/2018 9:35:00 PM
    Fishing: Muskie fishing was excellent this past week. Our groups produced some nice muskies and first for 2 anglers. The action during the day has been on bucktails, suicks, and dawgs. Evening fish on top water and large crank baits. Muskies have been located in weed beds and weed edges. Stable conditions should continue to provide steady acti...
  • 7/2/2018 9:00:00 AM
    The warm temperatures are really heating things up and not just for us but the fishing as well.  We have had a great week fishing for walleyes and crappies along with a few nice pike and bass. The water temperatures are in the upper 70 degree range but this upcoming weekend’s warm temperatures could very well push water temperatures into...
  • 6/28/2018 12:00:00 PM
    June 25, 2018 Steve Suman Musky Fest weekend participants enjoyed nearly perfect weather, without a hint of rain or thunderstorms, which was quite a change from the previous weekend. This week, look for a mix of weather from wet to hot by the weekend, but with pleasant days intermixed.   “Thunderstorms a weekend ago raised lake level...
  • 6/28/2018 12:00:00 PM
    By John Luthens For a beginner, the dainty art of fly fishing can rapidly degenerate into a tangled snarl of confusion before the first cast is even arched over the water. Leaders, tippets and knots; sinking line, floating line, wet flies, dry flies, nymphs, streamers and goofy-sounding insects – all of it running together into a tiny crossw...
  • 6/28/2018 11:55:00 AM
    By Jancyn LepkeJune 22, 2018 OCONOMOWOC, WI - On Friday, June 15th Whale-Tales Stiletto Archery Club hosted over 40 women from all over the state for their 3rd annual Ladies Bowfishing Night, an evening of bowfishing on Lake Lac La Belle in Oconomowoc. Ladies Bowfishing Night started in 2015 when a group of women’ decided to h...
  • 6/28/2018 11:50:00 AM
    It has been a tough week with all the rain we received but we were able to get out and put together a pattern that worked.   Water conditions went from normal levels and clear to downright flood stage and muddy. In addition to the high muddy water as we moved to later in the week we were greeted with a high pressure system and a northeast...
  • 6/25/2018 1:55:00 PM
    Mike Yurk Much is written and talked about by bass fishermen concerning natural structure and cover in lakes. But what about man-made objects that draw and hold fish to them? I would guess more bass are taken by anglers off docks, boat lifts and other items man has put in and on the water. Docks and boat lifts like this young fisherman is appro...
  • 6/25/2018 1:45:00 PM
    Captain Dave Duwe How are your kids at Minecraft?  Do they watch a lot of Spongebob?  As adults it’s frustrating to watch our kids amuse themselves with electronics. We never had technology at our fingertips and had to go out and make our own fun. I don’t want to ponder about the good ole days for long, but I remember a time ...
  • 6/22/2018 11:05:00 AM