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3/8/2019
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  • 8/7/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Well after a warm couple of weeks the recent rain and accompanying cold front has dropped water temperature 10 degrees and the fish have responded accordingly. Walleyes have moved deeper and are now holding in 10 to 16 feet of water around drop-offs associated with any rock or gravel.  The musky bite has been good with action on large bucktail...
  • 8/7/2017 10:15:00 AM
    This past week we had some very warm weather early and ended with the most severe cold front we’ve had all year.  Even with the 30 degree swing the fishing remained fairly consistent. Bluegills have again started to bite just off the weed line in 15-18 ft of water.  The best location has been by Assembly Park or by Browns Channel.&...
  • 8/7/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva remains very consistent.  Even with the cold front that came through this past week, the fishing was only minimally affected.  The summer patterns are in full swing.    The biggest fish are deep, greater than 20 ft. for most species. I’ve been catching some very nice largemouth bass in 21-22 ft...
  • 8/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for August 3, 2017  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Break in rainy weather pattern brings out crowds to waterways; but rain returns to again dampen activities Wa...
  • 8/3/2017 3:10:00 PM
    SkipperBud’s is excited to join forces with Alumacraft Boats!  Effective today SkipperBud’s has been added to Alumacraft’s dealer network.  “We are so pleased to be able to sign SkipperBud’s and welcome them to our dealer family,” says Bruce Baron, Alumacraft Vice President of Sales and Marketing. ...
  • 8/2/2017 3:15:00 PM
    River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland where you can stop in and see their wide variety of live bait, fishing tackle, gear, accessories, fresh and smoked fish from Lake Superior, local meat sticks, and microbrews, and much more. Call them at 715/682-3232 for the most curr...
  • 8/2/2017 3:15:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 8/2/2017 3:15:00 PM
    August is inaugural National Shooting Sports MonthMADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is joining a national foundation in marking August as National Shooting Sports Month to promote the activity and its dedication to safety and skill-building as fun and appropriate for youth to adult and open to persons with varying physical ab...
  • 8/2/2017 3:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens The drenched fields alongside Muskeg Road had surrendered to birch thickets and wildflowers. Its graveled lane ran red from an early-morning summer storm, ironed clay from the Lake Superior country in Bayfield County seeping into the overgrown thickness in trickles of storm-fought blood. A shaft of sunlight broke free as I pulled ...
  • 8/2/2017 3:00:00 PM
    Outdoor Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that Bruce Cochran of Prairie Village, Kansas, was recognized as an award recipient during the 2017 OWAA Excellence in Craft Contests. This annual awards program recognizes and honors the best work of outdoor communicators who are members of OWAA. This year, 63 individuals took home nea...
  • 8/1/2017 10:40:00 AM
    July 31, 2017 Steve Suman This week’s forecast generally appears very good, with cooler highs and only a few chances for rain/t-storms. If you have not yet pursued summer fun, better get busy – we are now, already, in August! “With the inconsistent weather, fishing is best in early morning and late afternoon into night,” ...
  • 8/1/2017 10:25:00 AM
  • 8/1/2017 10:15:00 AM
    As the lake warms up after the significant rains fishing has been improving back to normal patterns.  With stable weather the fishing has been improving every day.  Bluegill fishing has been rather spotty.  The best success has come east of Browns Channel in 15 ft of water.  As the water depth decreases, this bite shall continu...
  • 8/1/2017 10:15:00 AM
    Lake Geneva continues to have steady fishing in the normal summer patterns.  Bluegill fishing has been fantastic in 21-23 ft of water for the bigger fish.  The best location has been in between Knollwood and Elgin Club or by Gage Marine.  You want to fish a small split shot rigged trout worm underneath the boat for the best success....
  • 8/1/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing in the central Wisconsin area remains very good on most area lakes and rivers.  Topping the list this past week has been the walleye fishing with good numbers of fish being caught.  A lot of the action is coming during low light periods and after dark. Casting rattling crankbaits in shallow water has been working best for us espec...
  • 7/31/2017 2:20:00 PM
        OKUMA NATION NEWSLETTERSummer time is here and the bite is on! This month, Okuma Nation gives you an inside look at the some of the latest and greatest innovations coming from Okuma Fishing, including the...
  • 7/31/2017 2:05:00 PM
    July 24, 2017 Steve Suman   This week’s forecast shows a blip or two of rain Tuesday and Wednesday, but it then appears like clear sailing into and possibly through the weekend (always subject to change). Do not allow a little rain dampen your spirits or change your plans!   “Weather wise,” says Pat at Happy Hooker,...
  • 7/31/2017 2:05:00 PM
    What's become the norm for the summer of 2017 continues, weather changing almost daily with rain every 3 days or so followed by high Skies cool nights and warm days. Luckily the warmth has come often enough to bring water temperatures up some.    Crappie:  Good-Very Good –  Lakes better than flowages. Tall weeds of narro...
  • 7/31/2017 2:00:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 7/31/2017 1:35:00 PM
    Overall Delavan remains a bit slow.  We are still dealing with high water from the excessive rains.  I’ve been able to find some large schools of largemouth but not everyone has been that lucky.  As the water recedes and the water clears, fishing should improve dramatically.  As a rule when we have a lot of heavy rains, th...
  • 7/31/2017 1:35:00 PM
    Lake Geneva has not been affected by the flood waters as much as other area lakes.  The bite is pretty consistent for this time of year.  The bass are deep, so are the northern pike and the walleyes are biting at night. The largemouth bass are in 15-18 ft of water.  The best bite has been by the 700 club, just east of Linn Pier or b...
  • 7/20/2017 9:15:00 AM
    Spring is over. It is now summer. The weather is turning hot and humid. We have been looking forward to this ever since winter started some six months ago.Especially for us who live in the far north, summers are short so we need to make the most of them. Get out the grill and turn on Brewers baseball. Bratwurst and baseball. What could be more summ...
  • 7/20/2017 9:10:00 AM
      It has been a fantastic week here in central Wisconsin.  Water temperatures are in the mid 70 degree range and the fishing has been phenomenal.  Walleye action has topped the list with not only numbers of nice fish but some real dandies taken too. The crappie bite has been running a close second with bass, bluegills, pike and musk...
  • 7/19/2017 5:10:00 PM
    July 10, 2017 Steve Suman  Current forecasts indicate a mild, mostly dry week, aside from possible severe storms Tuesday night into Wednesday. Summer season is short in the North Woods – do not let “possible” weather affect your outdoor recreation pursuits! Get out and enjoy as much as you can of all the area offe...
  • 7/19/2017 5:05:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4281 MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation today officially joined financial forces to secure hunting and fishing participation by funding a new position to introduce novices and reactivate inactive veteran hunters and anglers in Wisconsin. A si...