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1/22/2021
Paul Wojahn of Oshkosh, right, speared this near 74-inch sturgeon weighing in at 117.8 pounds during the 2019 season on Winnebago fishing the inside of the island near Wendt’s. Paul was spearing with his father-in-law, Tim Miller, of Oconomowoc. The information below is courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Sturgeon Humor Diary by Ellis to Follow The Winnebago system is home to one of the largest lake sturgeon populati...
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Inland Fishing Wisconsin

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  • 9/29/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Fishing season is coming to a rapid close, hurry there’s not much time until the water gets very hard!  The most consistent bite on the lake are the perch.  They can be found anywhere between 8 and 16 ft of water.  You want to look for the fish outside the heavy weeds in the light scattered weeds.  The best approach has be...
  • 9/29/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Valcourt, Quebec, July 14, 2020 – BRP (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) announces the launch of an exciting extension of the popular Competitor model with the new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 175/185 (Fish/Ski Crossover) boats, providing maximum flexibility for families who love the feeling of being out on the water. Built for all levels of multi-species a...
  • 9/29/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Valcourt, Quebec, July 14, 2020 – BRP (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) announces two new Manitou pontoon boat models for model year 2021, meaning on-water adventurers of all types can find the boat to meet their needs. Combining luxury and sports performance, the Manitou LX replaces the Legacy and X-Plode models, to serve those in search of both extrem...
  • 9/29/2020 9:50:00 AM
    A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges for allegedly illegally selling Asian carp, Wisconsin’s most prominent and highly destructive invasive species. The charges against the operator of Li Fish Farm, LLC, a Grant County-based fish company, is the first case involving illegal sales of Asian carp. A complaint fr...
  • 9/29/2020 9:50:00 AM
    September 28, 2020 Steve Suman   This week’s forecast predicts cooler temperatures and chances for rain nearly every day, with Friday the exception. However, rain chances are only about 20 percent each day, with Wednesday’s 70-percent chance the exception. Highs range from upper 40s to upper 50s, and lows from upper 20s to mid 4...
  • 9/29/2020 9:50:00 AM
    Overall fishing is slow.  It’s the in-between time when the lake turns over and the fall bite is almost here.  Last week was a struggle to catch any kind of decent fish.  We need some stable weather without so many fronts so the fish can get into their patterns better. Northern Pike have been sporadic.  Some good catches ...
  • 9/29/2020 9:45:00 AM
    FISHING WISCONSIN The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed ...
  • 9/29/2020 9:45:00 AM
    First Virtual Meeting October 13 SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 (MADISON, Wis.) – To continue managing walleye populations across the state, the Department of Natural Resources will begin updating Wisconsin’s Walleye Management Plan through regional public meetings and surveys. “The Walleye Management Plan provides direction ...
  • 9/29/2020 9:45:00 AM
    Fish School's In Session If you’ve been lucky enough to be fishing all summer, there’s no need to stop now! And, it’s not too late if you missed the boat in summer – just check into Fishing Base Camp for tips, activities and games to get you started o...
  • 9/29/2020 9:40:00 AM
    Confirmed for 2021! 3 FishingBoatingOutdoor Shows Central WI Sports Show Feb. 12-14, 2021 Rothschild (Wausau), WI www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com/springss.php Central WI RV & Camping Show March 12-14, 2021 Rothschild (Wausau), WI www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com/rvcampshow.php Fishing Boating Outdo...
  • 9/29/2020 9:40:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – To continue managing walleye populations across the state, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin updating Wisconsin’s Walleye Management Plan through regional public meetings and surveys. “The Walleye Management Plan provides direction to fisheries managers as they implement stoc...
  • 9/23/2020 11:30:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. — A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges for allegedly illegally selling Asian carp, Wisconsin’s most prominent and highly destructive invasive species. The charges against the operator of Li Fish Farm, LLC, a Grant County-based fish company, is the first case involving illegal sales of Asia...
  • 9/23/2020 11:30:00 AM
    September 21, 2020 Steve Suman   This week (says the forecast) should be warm and sunny, with a few chances of showers. Foliage colors are turning quickly following frosts last week. This is a beautiful time to recreate and sightsee in the North Woods!   “Changing weather and falling water temperatures on the Quiet Lakes&n...
  • 9/23/2020 11:30:00 AM
                    Fishing on Delavan has become a bit spotty.  Some days the action is better than others.  Fishing pressures remains light.                 Walleyes are in the 12-15 ft depth...
  • 9/22/2020 2:55:00 PM
    It has been the strangest summer anyone can remember. For one thing, the weather has been inconsistent all summer long. In the end of July we went from temperatures in the nineties one weekend to the low seventies the next weekend.In part, because of the weather, fishing has been the worst we have seen in the last fifteen years. When we normally ha...
  • 9/16/2020 1:45:00 PM
    Well there’s good news and bad news on Lake Geneva.  Since Labor Day has come and gone, the pleasure boat traffic has dropped off a lot.  There is plenty of room for the fishing boats.  The bad news of course, is that the fishing is just not that great. The largemouth bass are in small schools.  Once you hit a school you ...
  • 9/16/2020 1:45:00 PM
    Fishing this past week has been rather spotty.  There are some nice catches of pan fish and a few game fish, however, the numbers of game fish have been reduced by about ½.  I have no idea if this is due to the water temperature or the 20 days of stable weather. Bluegills are in 16 ft of water.  I have been getting some of th...
  • 9/16/2020 1:35:00 PM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays.  This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.  This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March thro...
  • 9/9/2020 3:45:00 PM
    With the cooler nights and shorter days, Delavan Lake is starting to move towards the fall fishing patterns.  Now after Labor Day, the pleasure boaters are limited however the lake is still seeing tremendous fishing pressure.  Almost any day of the week there are trucks and trailers parking on the grass at the boat launch.   &n...
  • 9/9/2020 3:45:00 PM
    September 7, 2020 Steve Suman   “Noticeable” weather changes occur this time of year – and apparently, some are occurring this week. Expect some nights in the 30s (frost possible) and highs in the 50s/60s, both about 10 degrees below average, and some rain showers. There will be also be days of sunshine and mild temperatur...
  • 9/9/2020 3:45:00 PM
    Cool weather and lots of wind made for a quieter than normal Labor Day weekend on the water.  The wind was probably the biggest factor, making boat control and any type of finesse fishing difficult.  Water temps, thanks to an unusually cool early September, have dropped this past week from low 70’s to low-mid 60’s. Musky:&nbs...
  • 9/9/2020 3:40:00 PM
                What a difference a week makes!  It’s like a light switch, once Labor day hits, the Lake Geneva area goes quiet.  The boat launch in Williams Bay has an average of 4 or 5 boats in the water.  Just a note, the Williams Bay boat launch will close for the season Se...
  • 9/8/2020 11:05:00 AM
    Second Lake Whitefish meeting set for Sept. 22. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a second virtual meeting later this month to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish. This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p....
  • 8/31/2020 12:35:00 PM
    With the stable weather fishing remains very consistent on Delavan Lake.  The only problem has been excessive boat traffic.  You really want to get out early in the a.m. or late afternoon to avoid some of the traffic and the excessive heat. Walleye fishing has slowed a bit.  You are still able to catch a few fish everytime out but t...
  • 8/31/2020 12:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman   The forecast indicates another mostly warm week with a mix of sunshine and thunderstorms. At this time, it shows Monday night with the only possibility of severe weather. As is always the case, make plans and follow plans, but watch for changing conditions. Fishing is often extremely good before a storm – but do NOT take ...