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Inland Fishing Wisconsin

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  • 4/17/2017 12:35:00 PM
    Fellow Sturgeon Enthusiasts: It's that time of the year again (mid-April) and some people are starting to question when the sturgeon will start spawning on the Wolf River and other tributaries to the Winnebago System.  Well, fish have been spawning since Tuesday on the upper Fox River from Eureka to Princeton.  The sturgeon run on the up...
  • 4/17/2017 12:30:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state)   Turkeys strutting timely for weekend youth hunt and first period spring hunt; CDAC meetings next week  Wisconsin experienced another roller coaster ride for the second week in April with t...
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4218MADISON, Wis. - Expanded lake trout harvest opportunities will take effectSaturday, April 15 in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan thanks to anemergency rule approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.The rule takes into account current lake trout populations including thereestablishment of ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:20:00 PM
    No reports of Smelt being caught in the Chequamegon Bay yet. There are some Anglers trolling on the outside of the Bay, primarily flat-lining with stick baits. There are reports of some nice size Steelheads in the rivers.  With any rain expect more fresh fish in the streams. Note…Early Steelhead Season on the Tributary Streams, open...
  • 4/17/2017 12:20:00 PM
    Steve Suman  The Hayward area experienced a good weekend of spring weather, but Monday brought a dose of reality with a 30-degree drop in temperature and a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain. However, there is no accumulation on the ground (so far!) Temperatures warm throughout the week, although we might still see some precipitation in the ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens Another spring season glistens along the steelhead runs of Wisconsin. Spring wades gingerly up the steelhead backbones of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes tributaries. She is a temperamental lady and it is a chancy effort. The sun might push the thermometer to 70 degrees inland, but water rushes cold and the shoreline winds are raw...
  • 4/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
    As we start into April the walleye fishing is really heating up, the turkeys are starting to strut, and winter is just about gone! This past week we saw water temperatures go from the low 40 degree range to near 50 as of Friday afternoon.  Walleyes were making their way upstream to many spawning locations and can be found holding in traditi...
  • 4/9/2017 3:45:00 PM
    There are still NO Smelt starting to run yet. We need warmer Temps and wind to push the ice out! The forecast calls for warmer temps this weekend so keep your fingers crossed! The Bay is in transition at this time. There are some Anglers trolling on the outside of the Bay, primarily flat-lining with stick baits. However, it is advised to beware of ...
  • 4/5/2017 6:00:00 PM
    2017 Spring Fisheries and Wildlife rules hearing set for April 10MADISON - Hearings that offer citizens and stakeholders the opportunity to help guide natural resource management in Wisconsin get underway in all 72 Wisconsin counties at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. - Read Full Article  County Deer Advisory Council...
  • 4/5/2017 5:45:00 PM
    April 3, 2017 Steve Suman Following a wet start, this week should provide somewhat mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies – and quite a warm-up during the weekend and into the following week. Might be time to shift spring clothing to the front of the closet, though it might be a good idea not to move winter clothing to storage ...
  • 4/5/2017 5:40:00 PM
    It has been a great week for fishing in the Central Wisconsin area.  The walleye bite has been phenomenal on the Wisconsin River along with some nice crappies and perch showing up.  Water temperatures are ranging between 36 and 40 degrees depending on the time of day and accessible sunlight.  The walleye bite has been very good wi...
  • 4/5/2017 5:40:00 PM
    Slinger, WI -  The Wisconsin Fishing Expo (WFE), already the largest fishing expo in Wisconsin, and arguably the Midwest, drawing  over 20,000 attendees per year, saw a 12.5-percent increase in paid-attendance for 2017.  Held at the at the Alliant Energy Center Convention Hall in Madison, WI, with over 110,000 square feet of e...
  • 3/30/2017 5:10:00 PM
    Tyler Bell of New Berlin with a beautiful pike. With open water fishing already here on the rivers and great lakes, and the Wisconsin opening day on the horizon the first Saturday in May, let’s talk big fish….and bigger fish.  DNR fisheries biologist Max Wolter discusses the biggest fish observed in DNR surveys. &ldq...
  • 3/30/2017 5:10:00 PM
    April public comment period will provide opportunity to give feedback regarding preliminary antlerless harvest quota recommendations MADISON -- County Deer Advisory Councils have released their preliminary deer antlerless quota, permit level, and season structure recommendations for the 2017 deer hunting season., A public comment period will b...
  • 3/30/2017 5:10:00 PM
    It’s time to get your seines, waders, and nets ready for Smelt Season.  Smelt Season has not yet started as there is still ice on the Bay. Usually smelting starts the first or second week in April…depending on Mother Nature. We need wind to blow the ice out and warmer temps. Stay tuned…It won’t be too long! We will k...
  • 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
    March 27, 2017 Steve Suman The Hayward area started this week with mild weather and it appears (according to current forecasts) that the entire week (or most parts of it) will be mild and sunny. That said, this time of year the North Woods always faces the prospect of lingering winter surprises and seldom does winter go “gentle into that go...
  • 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Some intermittent rain, but mostly cloudy weather has been hanging over the Northwoods this past weekend.Fishing overall good, if not great.  East wind on Saturday may have slowed bite but action has been considered steady with some periods of excellent action.Crappies:  Very Good – Fish of choice for many anglers at this ...
  • 3/24/2017 2:05:00 PM
    Call the local Bait Shops for an update on fishing Chequamegon BayRiver Rock, 715-682-3232,Angl Note…Early Steel Head Season on the Tributary Streams, opens on Saturday, March 25th. The Streams are open up to the 1st barrier. It’s time to get your seines, waders, and nets ready for Smelt Season. As soon as the ice goes out of the b...
  • 3/24/2017 2:05:00 PM
    Open water fishing has arrived in Central Wisconsin. With accessible boat landings and stable water conditions, the setting is perfect for early spring walleye fishing on the Wisconsin River.  Unlike most lakes and rivers, the Wisconsin River remains open year-round for game fish like bass, walleye, and pike, allowing anglers to take advantage...
  • 3/22/2017 3:40:00 PM
    New catch and release state record fish category to create excitement for anglers when 2017 season opensMADISON -- Dedicated catch and release anglers know there's little that equals the joy of releasing a healthy musky, northern pike or even a walleye with the hope that it will spawn again and perhaps provide excitement for another angler. - ...
  • 3/22/2017 3:40:00 PM
    Nice change to the weather brought on a nice change in the fishing.Warm temps and little wind (‘til today 3/21), got anglers out and fish snappin’.  Following tough weather and fishing, a great change.Crappies:  Very Good – Best results early mornings, towards dusk and after dark.  During warming trends it’s b...
  • 3/22/2017 3:35:00 PM
    Spring is in the air and with that said guys are getting out on the river system and targeting walleyes below the area dams and spillways.  Ice fishing for the most part is all but done and anyone thinking about heading out should use extreme caution.  Even with the recent past few days of cold weather don’t let that convince you th...
  • 3/16/2017 1:45:00 PM
    There were reports that ice fishing was still good on the Ashland side of the Bay. Anglers were catching Perch, Trout, Salmon and more. There are pressure cracks to be aware of. The ice conditions are changing daily and even hourly in areas so it is extremely important to call the local bait shops before venturing out!!!!!!!! Smelt season is around...
  • 3/10/2017 8:45:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Early ice-out and early wildfire season; county deer council meetings and waterfowl hearings begin next week Snow is now gone from most areas of the state, with the exception of the far north, where a few ...
  • 3/9/2017 12:35:00 PM
    Spring like conditions on the lake.  Check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice.  Call River Rock, 715-682-3232, Call Angler's All, 715-682-5754, for an update on the conditions. The ice is gone beyond Houghton Point.   Due to open water in some areas, it is strongly encouraged that anglers call the bait shops...