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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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  • 6/15/2016 11:40:00 AM
    Karen with a nice Lake Geneva caught with Dave Duwe's Guide Service With the warming water temperature, fishing has started to improve greatly.  Both the largemouth and smallmouth are becoming very active.  Smallmouth bass have completed spawning and they are located on the break line near their spawning flats.  The best location...
  • 6/12/2016 1:05:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. –The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold an online media briefingMonday at 11 a.m. to discuss an upcoming series of stakeholders meetings and other citizen engagement opportunities related to salmon and trout management efforts in Lake Michigan.DNR will convene the three public meetings in late Jun...
  • 6/12/2016 1:00:00 PM
     ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  “Well, we’ve still got the dirty water shoved into the head of the bay, but they’re getting walleye anyway,” noted Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All. She said walleye fishermen ...
  • 6/10/2016 10:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Musky fishing picking up on northern lakes and Green Bay; recent rains have raised water levels on Wisconsin and other rivers  Recent rains have added to high water levels across the state. The W...
  • 6/10/2016 10:30:00 AM
    Mike Yurk There was the slightest tick on my line when I set the hook. There wasn’t any movement at first, but I could feel thumping against the line. Then the fish exploded, tearing off. My spinning rod was bent double as the fish raced away. I yelled to Doug that I had a big fish. Dropping his spinning rod, he grabbed the net.  Mike ...
  • 6/10/2016 10:00:00 AM
    A lot of rain this past week has the rivers and flowages in our area in central Wisconsin running high and dirty right now.  What that means is tough fishing but not impossible. When that water gets this high and dirty we usually give the river a day or two to start settling down or we spend a lot of our time on the main lake area.  We ge...
  • 6/10/2016 9:45:00 AM
    Students will learn more about furbearer identification and behavior, habitat requirements, trapping history, trapping techniques and placement, fur handling, trapping ethics, and trapping rules and regulations.   Those who did not purchase a trapping license in Wisconsin prior to 1992 are required to pass a trapper education course in o...
  • 6/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3981      MADISON, Wis. - Rising water levels and bluff failures along Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline are creating a serious threat to private property and public utilities in a number of communities. Among the hardest hit areas is the village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County...
  • 6/7/2016 10:00:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast shows cool temperatures (frost possible Tuesday night in some areas!) early in the week and “chances for showers” nearly every day. It also says mostly sunny for many of those same days. (Really?) Temperatures turn much warmer toward the end of this week and weekend. “Check the re...
  • 6/7/2016 10:00:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view this latest information.
  • 6/7/2016 9:55:00 AM
    Derek and A.J. wait for the next hit.  Photo submitted by A.J. Saunders
  • 6/6/2016 2:05:00 PM
    Delavan has been overall very good.  The only bite not really available yet is the northern pike.  There are loads of bluegills and perch in the shallows currently and they are heavily feeding.  Bluegill action has been great in 3-4 ft of water.  The fish are now spawning so be selective in harvesting the catch, avoid keeping t...
  • 6/6/2016 2:00:00 PM
    Early June starting out a bit wet and windy. Water temps have settled into the mid 60’s and many species have settles into their late spring patterns. Walleye: Very Good. The cloud cover has benefitted day time walleye anglers. Casting diving cranks (ShadRaps, Flicker Shads, and Smash Shads) over and through cabbage beds of 8-12’ has p...
  • 6/6/2016 2:00:00 PM
    Lake Geneva fishing is starting to pick up with the warming waters.  The smallmouth bass have almost completed their spawn and remain near their spawning flats.  Next to spawn will be the largemouth bass which will happen in the next week or so.  Smallmouth bass are near their spawning flats such as Elgin Club, South Shore Club and ...
  • 6/6/2016 1:55:00 PM
    By John Luthens My partner Tom Nigl and I staked out the bluegill ambush for weeks in advance. We traced the scene of the crime into a back bay of Lake Winnebago, just outside of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to a place where a fallen willow tree had folded into the water over a sloping shoal. We made a vow that nothing would sneak into those sunken branch...
  • 6/6/2016 1:45:00 PM
    The 2016 northern Wisconsin musky opener started out with a bang.  If I could have written up a recipe for success I couldn’t have done much better than what actually happened.  My two clients for the opener were Nap and Mike Pozulp who have been fishing with me for the opener for 15 years now, and at the end of this trip they bo...
  • 6/6/2016 1:40:00 PM
    Ashland Area Fishing Report for June 3, 2016 Free Fishing Weekend! ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing is holding up, all depending on the day and the weather, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All. “I’m guessing...
  • 6/3/2016 1:10:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view this latest information.
  • 6/3/2016 1:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin in the process of updating statewide outdoor recreational planMADISON - The public will have opportunities over the next several months to weigh in on how they recreate in Wisconsin's outdoors and what they feel should be priorities for receiving funding for recreational development and opportunities. - Read Full Article New online ...
  • 6/3/2016 1:05:00 PM
    MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will hold an informational meeting open to the public June 16 to share and discuss 2015-16 Wisconsin wolf population data.This meeting will be held at the Quality Inn, 2901 Hummingbird Road, Wausau, and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those unable to attend, s...
  • 6/3/2016 1:00:00 PM
    Constantly changing weather in the last week has made for some challenging fishing conditions for most anglers across the Northwoods. Water temperatures seem to be holding in the mid-60’s on most lakes and this has extended the spawning activity for a lot of crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass.  This has also gotten a few blue...
  • 6/1/2016 10:20:00 AM
    Abbey's walleye was 31" and was caught on Lake Minocqua using an orange and brown Boonie Bait! Mark's northern was 30" and caught using an orange and green Boonie Bait!
  • 6/1/2016 10:05:00 AM
    A soggy Memorial weekend put a damper on what could have been a great opener, but, despite the forecast (and unfortunate reality), anglers who dodged the rain in many cases faired pretty well. Northern Pike:  Very good.  Many being caught by anglers targeting other species (bass, walleye and musky).  Big chubs and suckers of 5-7&rdq...
  • 6/1/2016 10:05:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing is holding up, all depending on the day and the weather, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All. “I’m guessing that we have mud lines again out in the bay,” she noted.  ...
  • 6/1/2016 10:00:00 AM
    Price County Fishing Report The bluegill bite continues to be strong and I think it will go good right into the weekend on some area lakes. My clients and I have been taking advantage of this hot bite and selective harvesting some nice 10 fish limits, we must really be careful on how many of these fish we harvest at this time of year because they ...