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3/8/2019
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  • 1/27/2017 10:20:00 AM
    HORICON, Wis. - Whether you prefer to catch fish from a boat or through theice, put the meat in your freezer to good use with help from acooking-themed program at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor CenterSaturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Join John Motoviloff, DNR shooting sports program staff member and author of"Wild Rice Goo...
  • 1/27/2017 10:20:00 AM
    1/26/17- Reported by Long Lake Bait, Tackle & C-Store Pan fishing is good right now, lots of Bluegills, Crappie (are out there but a bit on the slow side) and some nice perch, mostly found in the 7' - 12' range, but a few reports of 20' as well.  Folks mostly using crappie minnows, Waxies and Spikes, with a few plastics.  W...
  • 1/27/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Join DNR experts for online chat about upcoming Lake Winnebago System sturgeon spearing season MADISON -- Lake Winnebago's sturgeon population is benefiting from a rebound in gizzard shad and other prey species heading into the 2017 spearing season. - Read Full Article Wisconsin birders, take a bow! One million bird sightings reported th...
  • 1/27/2017 10:05:00 AM
    Note…..Ice conditions can change quickly, always check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice. Angler's All, 715-682-5754, is reporting right in front of the city, Anglers have been catching some  fish on the Ashland side of the Bay. As the weather gets colder the fishing will pick up. Call Anglers All Bait Sh...
  • 1/24/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Good news, the heavy accumulations off snow we recently received have all but about vanished on area lakes.  The recent warm snap has substantially dropped the snow cover thus leaving us with a mess of slush and a lot of water on top of the ice.  Despite the conditions the fishing has been really good for all species.  Ice thickness ...
  • 1/24/2017 1:20:00 PM
    Temps hovering in the low to mid 30’s and short bouts of rain for the past five days have pushed snow down on the lakes but have made things slushy.  Fishing improved for the most part as we got some clouds and a drop in the barometer (a little too low Friday causing the bite to slow).Yellow Perch:  Good-Very good – ...
  • 1/24/2017 1:20:00 PM
    FEBRUARY 10-12, 2017 Fond du Lac, WI – January 10, 2016  - What grew from a wish to celebrate the sport of sturgeon spearing with family and visitors to Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago region, has grown bigger and better in year two - the 2ndAnnual Sturgeon Spectacular, A Celebration of Winter and Really Big Fish - Feb...
  • 1/24/2017 11:30:00 AM
    Steve Suman  North Wood’s temperatures return to more normal readings this week, though with highs still in the 20s (and that is above zero!) There are chances of precipitation nearly every day, but as snow rather than rain after the first of the week.  “There were a lot of anglers out last week,” says Pat at Happy Hoo...
  • 1/21/2017 7:25:00 PM
    Following two stakeholder meetings in Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay this week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created an online survey to collect additional information to aid in whitefish management. Whitefish populations in Lake Michigan and Green Bay represent an incredible recreational, economic and biological asset and the Jan...
  • 1/21/2017 7:25:00 PM
    Free Fishing Weekend Update   Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for January 20-21, but the weather has had other ideas. Several how-to-ice-fish events have been cancelled due to the recent warm-up and rain. Please check with event contacts before heading off to a scheduled event. We will attempt to keep the listing updated as we lear...
  • 1/21/2017 7:25:00 PM
    Winnebago System Fisheries Enthusiasts:   Hot off the press, the 2016 Lake Winnebago bottom trawling assessment report is ready for distribution. As the report indicates, a number of game, pan and forage fish species had strong year classes in 2016.  Of particular interest is the record setting year class of black crappie and strong yea...
  • 1/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
     1/16/17After getting dumped on with snow (13-15”) followed by some severe cold (morning lows in the -20 degree range), high pressure and a general lack of participation due to all of the above this past week, things are looking up for the week ahead.While fishing reports as a whole were slow, there were a few bright spots early in the w...
  • 1/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
    Note…..Ice conditions can change quickly, always check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice. Angler's All, 715-682-5754, is reporting right in front of the city and at Bay View Beach, and Second Landing! Anglers have been catching a mixed bag of fish using mostly jigging spoons in those areas on the Ashland s...
  • 1/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information for Green Bay.  Please use extreme caution on the ice, as rain and unseasonably warm temperatures will change conditions.  Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the lates...
  • 1/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4155  CLEVELAND, Wis. - Anglers interested in expanded harvest opportunities for Lake Michigan lake trout and 2017 stocking plans for brown trout are encouraged to attend two meetings on Jan. 26 at Lakeshore Technical College.   The first meeting will cover discussion of the propose...
  • 1/16/2017 1:35:00 PM
  • 1/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
    This past week central Wisconsin was pounded with wet heavy snow, and with that said travel conditions on area lakes has become extremely tough.  Blowing and drifting snow has caused hard packed drifts on the lakes creating havoc for anglers. With our last reading showing 8 to 10 inches of ice in many areas we are advising foot travel or snowm...
  • 1/12/2017 2:55:00 PM
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  • 1/12/2017 10:20:00 AM
    The cold weather has subsided for a while and ice fishing is getting into full swing.  Reports are that there is about 4 to 8 inches of ice on most of the Wisconsin backwaters.  The pan fish have been biting with early morning or late afternoon being the prime time.  The fish have been at all depths, so use two rods rigged for a foot...
  • 1/12/2017 10:15:00 AM
    Note…..Ice conditions can change quickly,  always check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice. Angler's All, 715-682-5754, is reporting right in front of the city and at Bay View Beach, and Second Landing! Anglers have been catching a mixed bag of fish using mostly jigging spoons in those areas on the Ash...
  • 1/12/2017 10:15:00 AM
    Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.   Love to fish and able to share your skills? Sign up for the Angler Education Instructor Training & Certification training workshop. Date: February 22, 2017 Time: 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. ...
  • 1/12/2017 10:15:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information for Green Bay.  Please use extreme caution on the ice, as we have heard reports of 8 inches of ice in one area but 4 inches or less just 20 feet away.  Snow, rain, and strong winds today will also change condit...
  • 1/12/2017 10:15:00 AM
    January 9, 2017 Steve Suman Snow continues to fall in the North Woods, though not in huge quantities. Still, accumulations will build if colder temperatures hold – more is on the way mid-week – but the forecast is for mid-20s on Sunday. “The ice is not yet safe enough for vehicles,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “but pe...
  • 1/9/2017 3:05:00 PM