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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 7/8/2017 11:40:00 AM
    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...
  • 7/8/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Fishing has been very steady on Lake Geneva over the last week.  I’ve consistently caught both largemouth and smallmouth in the same water depth, plus there is an ample supply of pan fish and rock bass to be caught. Largemouth bass have been very active.  They can be caught using two different methods.  The first is a drop sho...
  • 7/8/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Delavan Lake continues to be a go-to lake in SE Wisconsin.  Fishing has been fantastic.  With the 4th of July holiday, the lake saw an extreme amount of fishing pressure.  The best suggestion is to fish early in the morning as the boat ramp gets really busy by about 6:30 a.m. and fishing is almost by 11:00 a.m.  with the activit...
  • 7/8/2017 11:30:00 AM
    July 3, 2017 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   This week “could” be the best of this summer (so far) IF the forecast comes to fruition. Sunny, warm, and mostly dry (chances of showers and t-storms possible), with highs in the upper 70s and 80s and lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Get out and enjoy this great ...
  • 7/8/2017 11:25:00 AM
    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.
  • 7/8/2017 11:25:00 AM
    After another week of cold and at times rainy weather we’re finally getting some sun and warmth.  Following an end to June that felt like October, afternoon highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s are starting to draw water temps up to closer to summer time norms   Largemouth Bass:  Poor-Good – Cold clear mornin...
  • 6/30/2017 12:45:00 PM
    Here we go again… It has been another week full of rain and below normal temperatures.  Water levels are still very high and fast which are creating unseasonable conditions.  Water temperatures continue to remain in the upper 60 degree range triggering fish into what I would normally consider an early fall pattern.  Despite...
  • 6/30/2017 12:40:00 PM
    Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Small Mouth are now done spawning and getting into their “Summer warm weather mode”.  As we see the temps getting warmer, we will see more fish on top water. Fishing for Small Mouth Bass could be a little tough now because of the hatches of natural bait. Break out your Fly Rod because it cou...
  • 6/30/2017 12:40:00 PM
    June 27, 2017 DNR to hire 20 full-time conservation wardens; new & experienced urged to applyMADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement has announced it will hire 20 full-time conservation wardens to fill vacancies statewide in a process officials say will recognize experience in compensation pac...
  • 6/30/2017 12:40:00 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.
  • 6/30/2017 12:35:00 PM
    June 26, 2017 Steve Suman The sometimes sun and sometimes showers trade-offs continue this week, with the possibility of strong storms in the mix. Temperatures remain cool for this time of year. Follow your plans, carry bug spray, keep an eye on the sky “just in case,” and do get out and enjoy outdoor recreation in the North Woods reg...
  • 6/30/2017 12:35:00 PM
    Apply for a seat on your County Deer Advisory Council – applications are due in less than a week  Qualified applicants have until July 1 to submit an application for a spot on a County Deer Advisory Council.  Councils were established in 2014 and develop county-specific deer population objective recommendations and help g...
  • 6/23/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing Report, June 20…2017 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 t...
  • 6/23/2017 10:10:00 AM
    DATE: June 20, 2017  CONTACT: Bradley Ray, DNR fisheries biologist, 715-779-4036 SUBJECT: June 26 public meeting will kick off efforts to update Lake Superior fisheries management plan ASHLAND, Wis. - A public meeting to discuss an updated Lake Superior fisheries management plan held by Wisconsin Department of Natural Re...
  • 6/23/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing & Outdoor Report Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County 6/22/2017 - Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service   Fishing has been great around Washburn county this week.  Bass, walleyes, pike and panfish have all been active.  The weather has been all over the place, sunny, windy, raining...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    Lake Geneva has been improving with the warm weather.  The largemouth bass and rock bass are the best fishing opportunities currently.  Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent.  The best location has been by Trinkes or by Covenant Harbor Bible Camp.  The best presentation has been drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms in green ...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    June 19, 2017 Steve Suman  This week has the potential to be very nice – cool and somewhat dry (for a change) – IF the “slight chances” for rain and thunderstorms remain “slight” (preferably non-existent, especially through Musky Fest weekend!) High temperatures will hover in the low 70s and nigh...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    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.
  • 6/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Well it has been another week of heavy rains and high water but the great fishing continues. Water temperatures are holding steady in the lower 70 degree range which his keeping fish active and feeding.  Anglers heading out on the Wisconsin River system and its surrounding backwater areas can expect a mixed bag of about every imaginable specie...
  • 6/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
    With the stable hot weather patterns, the lake has hit it’s normal summer patterns.  The fish are moving out of the shallow water and positioning themselves on the deep weedlines.  Northern Pike action has been improving with every warm day.  The best location has been in the 15-17 ft depth range.  I’m catching the ...
  • 6/23/2017 9:55:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 15, 2017  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rain once again raises water levels across state; smallmouth bass fishing in full swing off Door County Rain and st...
  • 6/23/2017 9:45:00 AM
    On Wisconsin Outdoors Publisher Dick Ellis caught and released this 38 inch musky row trolling at 6:00 Saturday morning.
  • 6/23/2017 9:40:00 AM
  • 6/19/2017 8:25:00 AM
    Introduce your toddler or pre-school aged child to the outdoors during Story Time with Animals on Wednesday June 21 from 10:00am-11:30am at the MacKenzie Center. While sitting in our wildlife exhibit, listen and follow along to a story with the animals! Upon completion of the nature-the...
  • 6/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Heat, wind, rain and rising water, bout all some lakes can handle!Despite all the weather, some good reports from anglers out on the water between weatherBluegill:  Very Good – Warming water (reports into the low 70’s some afternoons) has Gills very active.  On calm afternoons/evenings poppers on fly rods or used behind clear ...