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5/8/2019
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  • 11/14/2017 3:35:00 PM
    Public hearing Nov. 30 on Kohler golf course proposal wetland permit and updated EIS Contact(s): Mike Thompson, environmental analysis team supervisor, 414-303-3408; Jim Dick, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773 SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - The public will have an opportunity at an upcoming public hearing and during a public comment period to submit comment...
  • 11/14/2017 3:20:00 PM
    November 13, 2017 Steve Suman  The forecast for this week indicates a damp one, with moderate, more “seasonal” high temperatures until the coming weekend. The forecast shows lows for the week in the 20s and 30s, which combined with expected precipitation, could make for slippery driving conditions, especially in the early morning...
  • 11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM
    Anglers All Reports, For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Carolyn reports: The weather is starting to turn on the cold side now as most people are getting their boats winterized and put away for the winter. There still are a few die-hards out there and y...
  • 11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM
    A firm cold stretch with some snow and wind mixed in has marked the arrival of Novemberrrrr! Skim ice on small ponds is showing and water temps continue to fall. Large to mid-sized lakes reporting surface temps of 41-46 degrees.  Smaller lakes below the 40 degree mark. Musky:  Good – Action on suckers always best at this time of y...
  • 11/14/2017 3:10:00 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.
  • 11/14/2017 3:05:00 PM
    Snow is on the ground and the temperatures have plummeted, but the fishing remains very good. Some area lakes and streams are freezing up but the Wisconsin River is still open and accessible.  Now with a lot of guys getting prepared for the upcoming gun season we basically have the water to ourselves.  We have been having great action on ...
  • 11/14/2017 2:55:00 PM
    Fall color is now past peak statewide, but there are still some maples holding leaves in the southern part of the state and oaks are just reaching the peak of their rust and auburn shade. Temperatures were hovering between the 30s and 20s in southern and central Wisconsin, with much colder temps in the north where days were in the teens and evenin...
  • 11/7/2017 8:40:00 AM
    Wow how things can change… This past week we have seen a drastic drop in the water temperatures and the bite has really changed as far as technique over the past couple of days.  The big deer are on the move and plenty of beautiful bucks have been taken, myself included. With water temperatures now in the upper 30 degree range we hav...
  • 11/7/2017 8:30:00 AM
    11/6/17- Reported by AAA Sports Well the weekend started out with some serious Muskie fishing people coming in. Tthey were dressed for the arctic! Not sure how well they did,  but they ordered more suckers for this weekend. Trapping season is underway: Beaver, mink, muskrat, raccoons, fox  and coyote. We've taken a lot of deer ...
  • 11/6/2017 10:55:00 AM
    The Root River Steelhead Facility is now closed for the season.  The Report webpage has been updated with our Fall season totals.  Please visit the following webpage for information: Root River - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/lakemichigan/RootRiverReport.html
  • 11/6/2017 10:50:00 AM
    Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate I n s p i r e d  F i s h i n g  //  L u r e s W i t h A t t i t u d e !   Video: The Epixor XT in actionThe new ...
  • 11/6/2017 10:50:00 AM
    Published November 2, 2017 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide fall color, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Fall Color Report (exi...
  • 11/6/2017 10:45:00 AM
    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.
  • 11/6/2017 10:40:00 AM
    By Central Office November 1, 2017 Contact(s): Tom Meronek, DNR fisheries management, 920-746-2868; Mike Donofrio, DNR fisheries management, 715-582-5050 GREEN BAY - Staff from the U. S. Geological Survey, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Wisconsin and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, and the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemet...
  • 10/31/2017 4:05:00 PM
    10/30/17 - Reported by Washburn County Tourism According to the Wisconsin DNR, weather across the state last week from the 70’s at the beginning of the week, to 30’s and 40’s by the end of the week. Small amounts of snow were reported in the far north, with more in the short-term forecast. Expect more of the same weather nex...
  • 10/31/2017 4:00:00 PM
    This beautiful cabin near Land O' Lakes Wisconsin has a western exposure and is located on 41 acres abutting the Sylvania Wilderness.  With 260 feet of frontage on Mamie Lake (part of the Cisco Chain) this 4 bedroom, 3 bath full log cabin home is ideal for any outdoor enthusiasts who would enjoy stepping out their front door and having fishi...
  • 10/31/2017 4:00:00 PM
    Cold weather has brought temperatures down quick!  Reports have water temps from highs of 49 degrees to as low as 41 degrees!  The cold, wind and snow......yes Snow, kept a lot of anglers off the water.  Musky:  Fair - But mostly due to lack of participation by anglers due to weather.  Sucker fishing best and easiest way t...
  • 10/31/2017 4:00:00 PM
    October 30, 2017 Steve Suman   Forecasts show highs in the 30s/40s and lows in the 20s for much of this week, with chances for “mixed” types of precipitation. However, there is a warming trend at the end of the week and through the weekend. Dress for the occasion and you should be comfortable while pursuing your outdoor activi...
  • 10/31/2017 3:55:00 PM
    Lenny Young and Pete Limberatos hit the whitebass right during a recent trip to the Winnebago Chain. According to Young, the two used flies and minnows on ultralight.  “We caught many doubles using a bare fly 2 feet  out and a gold hook with a minnow at 4 feet out from a triple swivel and 18 inches of line with three-quarter ounce...
  • 10/31/2017 3:55:00 PM
    MADISON - The fishing season on Little Muskego Lake will close Nov. 1, 2017, due to a water level drawdown aimed at stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species. "Our goal is to help the fishery survive the draw down," says Ben Heussner, Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist for Waukesha County. Water has been drawn down in ...
  • 10/31/2017 3:50:00 PM
    The Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Management program would like your opinion on lake trout regulation options for sport anglers for the 2018 season. Your opinion, along with others, will help biologists make recommendations for a regulation that will stay within the quota and likely allow angling opportunities throughout the seaso...
  • 10/31/2017 3:50:00 PM
    Dropping water temperatures and an increase in water flow have made for a perfect combination for excellent fall fishing in the central Wisconsin area.  The fish are putting on the fall feedbag and it is only going to get better as we move forward.  We have had a great week of catching nice muskies, walleyes, crappies and even a few big b...
  • 10/31/2017 3:45:00 PM
    Anglers All Reports, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Luke fro...
  • 10/30/2017 10:20:00 PM
    Weekly NewsPublished - October 24, 2017 by the Central Office   New podcast and web series, Wild Wisconsin, gives hunters ability to learn on the go this fall Warm temperatures deliver anglers two walleye bites: shallow and deep Draft property master plan for the Totogatic Wildlife Area topic of upcoming open house meeting Online...
  • 10/24/2017 9:05:00 AM
    Steve Suman   No matter your weather preference (barring 90 degrees, dry, and still), there should be at least one day this week that just about anyone should find favor. Probably just one day per person, per preference, but the forecast shows quite a mix!   “The first frost finally made its way into northern Wisconsin,” s...