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  • 2/14/2018 10:50:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System sturgeon spearing enthusiasts:   For starters, I’ve been informed that I forgot to send the daily harvest summary sheet showing how many fish were registered at each station. So I have attached that summary to this email.  You may remember that last season I chronicled some past sturgeon spearing se...
  • 2/13/2018 10:55:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System sturgeon spearing enthusiasts:   Spearers harvested 109 fish from the Winnebago System today with 48 coming from Lake Winnebago and 61 from the Upriver Lakes.  This included 2 very nice fish, one from Lake Winnebago and one from the Upriver Lakes.  The biggest fish on the system today was 153.7 pounds, 79...
  • 2/12/2018 5:50:00 PM
    Attention Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Opening weekend of the 2018 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System is now in the books. The harvest from Lake Winnebago remained low today (56 fish), but the Upriver Lakes continues to produce fish for spearers (68 fish). We have now reached 66% of the adult female harvest cap for the Upriver Lake...
  • 2/12/2018 5:50:00 PM
    Attention Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Opening weekend of the 2018 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System is now in the books. The harvest from Lake Winnebago remained low today (56 fish), but the Upriver Lakes continues to produce fish for spearers (68 fish). We have now reached 66% of the adult female harvest cap for the Upriver Lake...
  • 2/11/2018 4:05:00 PM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Opening day of the 2018 sturgeon spearing season has come and gone and I’m sure many spearers are now wondering how todays harvest went. For the most part, things went as we would have anticipated with less than ideal water clarity conditions. Lake Winnebago was on the slower side wit...
  • 2/11/2018 4:05:00 PM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:   In addition to the information included in the primary report that was just mailed, I wanted to add a story line to this season's opening day.  After all, it is the people, and the social aspects of sturgeon spearing that make this a truly special sport. ...
  • 2/11/2018 3:55:00 PM
        Mepps Adds Flashabou Dressing To Its Aglia   Cover water with the all-new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou. The new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou combines the vibration and flash of a classic Mepps Aglia blade with a highly reflective, hand-tied flashabou tail for attractive, shimmering action in the wate...
  • 2/11/2018 3:55:00 PM
    Minden, LA – It’s a new year and Mister Twister is offering new products and new colors in multiple product lines. MAG 12 BUZZ Worm New Product in 11 colors: Cranapple Watermelon Red Green Pumpkin Red River Special (laminated) Red Bug Plum Plum Apple Blue Fleck Rayburn Bug (laminated) Black/Blue Flake Junebug ...
  • 2/11/2018 3:45:00 PM
    Anglers All, 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! Carolyn from Angl...
  • 2/9/2018 9:45:00 AM
      Adventure in style in the ultimate freedom machine! One very lucky winner will score this custom-built 4x4 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. It's one of only two "Black Armor" edition Jeep Wranglers ever produced by American Custom Jeep. This menacing, all-American Super Jeep is ...
  • 2/9/2018 9:35:00 AM
    Hello Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource conservation wardens have received and answered a lot of questions leading up to this year’s spearing season. Wardens wish to remind sturgeon spearers of the following often asked questions about regulations regarding tags and registration. Spearers are required t...
  • 2/7/2018 8:20:00 AM
    Attention Sturgeon Spearers: There has been a lot of interest in water clarity conditions on Lake Winnebago recently. We had a couple of our technicians out checking water clarity on Lake Winnebago yesterday and then at a couple of spots on Lake Poygan today. You may recall from my report in early January that water clarity averaged...
  • 2/7/2018 8:15:00 AM
      VIEW THE NEXT 10 DAYS IN LA CROSSE →     SEE CALENDAR     |     GET A GUIDE     |     WIN STUFF     |   &n...
  • 2/7/2018 8:10:00 AM
    There is a great bite going on now and continuing thru the winter on big Lake Michigan, just south of Milwaukee. The area that you want to target is the waters around the warm water discharges of the Oak Creek Power Plant. The lake stays open near the power plant allowing for open water fishing on nice days. The best place to launch is Bender Park ...
  • 2/7/2018 8:10:00 AM
    February 5, 2018 Steve Suman   The forecast indicates a decent, though somewhat cold week ahead, followed by warmer temperatures next week, an oft-repeated cycle this winter. It IS winter, so dress for the day and get out and enjoy any outdoor recreation the North Woods offers!   “Fishing interest fell off somewhat with the arr...
  • 2/7/2018 8:00:00 AM
    It has been a wonderful week in the Northwood’s, with great weather, plenty of fresh snow, and lots of fish being caught.  Snowmobilers are having a great season, especially now with the recent snow falls. The trails are in perfect condition, the lakes are marshes are solidly frozen over, and riders are getting out. Fishing has been real...
  • 2/7/2018 8:00:00 AM
    Price County Tourism Department - Calendar of Events –  http://www.pricecountywi.net/calendar.aspx?CID=23 1.     Ice Fishing Jamboree February 10, 2018, 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Little Spirit Lake Boat Landing, SE of Ogema, No entry fee, cash prizes; brats, chili and refreshments w...
  • 2/7/2018 8:00:00 AM
    Attention Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   The DNR’s Sturgeon Team is starting a process to update Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Management Plan.  The current plan was completed in 2000 and has guided much of the statewide management and recovery efforts for lake sturgeon in Wisconsin.  Many of the recommendations outlined in the cur...
  • 2/7/2018 7:55:00 AM
    The donors of Aurora Health Care Foundation are committed to transforming care and building stronger, healthier communities.  Behind each donation is a desire to make the world a healthier place.  Vivian, who was otherwise healthy and had no immediate health issues, suddenly collapsed at her table during a community luncheon. For the nex...
  • 2/7/2018 7:55:00 AM
     Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The 2018 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System is only a little over a week away.  In fact, by this time next week many spearers will already be cut in.  I've heard many reports from spearers out scouting that the water clarity on Lake Winnebago is poor, but that clarity is...
  • 1/31/2018 12:20:00 PM
    On September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys. It hit Cadjoe Key a little after nine in the morning. By the afternoon they had a ten foot storm surge with one hundred and thirty mile an hour sustained winds. It was the worst hurricane to hit the Keys since Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and in addition to Wilma, Irma will go down as o...
  • 1/31/2018 12:15:00 PM
    When the temperatures have dropped and winter weather never seems to end, your car needs to be in tip-top shape to ensure a reliable drive. Here are nine car care tips that will help keep your new or used car in good working order all winter and keep you safer on the roads.  1. Lights Your car’s lights are always important, but they ...
  • 1/31/2018 12:00:00 PM
     Things are starting to heat up in the Central Wisconsin area and I don’t mean just the weather…  The fishing this past week has been fantastic with limit catches of panfish along with some super-sized northern pike and giant walleyes. Ice conditions across the central part of the state are very good, but with any ice, always...
  • 1/26/2018 8:50:00 AM
    Anglers All, 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! Anglers all repor...
  • 1/25/2018 3:25:00 PM
    Rothschild, WI -  The 2018 Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo is scheduled for February 9th -11th at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild (Wausau), WI.  The Expo has grown to be one of the best all-hunting shows in the Midwest and is targeted to men, women and families. The Central Wisconsin D...