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3/8/2019
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  • 5/18/2016 1:05:00 PM
    Snow in mid May!  A big step backward in weather saw area lakes lose as much as 10 degrees and more in surface temperature.  Many anglesr who had scheduled their fishing trips were disappointed to see such weather play havoc with their plans and expectations. Pike:  Fair.  The drastic drop in temperature was too much for even t...
  • 5/18/2016 1:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman Cold, wind, and rain dampened a few spirits last week, but the forecast promises a switch to warmer temperatures (in the 70s!) starting Wednesday and at least through this weekend. Perhaps the frosty nights are now behind us... “The weather did a complete turnaround from opening weekend,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “a...
  • 5/18/2016 12:50:00 PM
    The Root River Steelhead Facility webpage has been updated with the latest fishing information from the Root River. Fishing effort on the river has decreased this week do to higher water temperatures, decrease in water clarity and the fact that the spring steelhead spawning run is over. Our creel survey routes now shift to the lake ...
  • 5/18/2016 12:45:00 PM
    By John Luthens John Luthens displays a Lake Winnebago crappie to the only other member of his fish club. The green waves of Lake Winnebago broke upon an unpredictable, Wisconsin spring. It was an election year, so perhaps it was to be expected. The wind refused to be pinned down to a straight-line direction, hurling from the northwest and swit...
  • 5/18/2016 12:40:00 PM
    With the up and down temperatures the lake remains pretty cold which is causing some inconsistent fishing.  The best bite on the lake is perch and largemouth bass.  Stable weather is predicted and that will help turn on the smallmouth bass and bluegills. Largemouth bass have been biting in the shallows in 3-4 ft of water.  The best ...
  • 5/18/2016 12:40:00 PM
    Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/anglereducation/   The fishing season has opened and you have friends who have never bought a license or wet a line? Here's your chance to show them what they've been missing! Ta...
  • 5/18/2016 12:40:00 PM
    Clinics and Learning Opportunities for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Planning for Free Fishing Weekend, June 4 - 5, 2016 is underway! Check out the clinics being hosted around the state by civic groups, fishing clubs and DNR staff. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fi...
  • 5/18/2016 12:35:00 PM
    The yo-yo weather has been a constant factor this past week, it looks like stable weather is coming this week which will help the fishing tremendously.  With frost warnings in the middle of May, it has been cooling the water temperature from where it should be this time of year.  When the weather is stable the fishing has been relatively ...
  • 5/14/2016 10:05:00 AM
    It has been another great week in Central Wisconsin for outdoor activities.  The crappie bite is still going strong and we are also seeing some nice walleyes being caught.  Northern pike have been aggressively chasing baits and the bass bite has picked up.  Turkey hunters are finishing up their season, and if you haven’t though...
  • 5/13/2016 10:25:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for May12, 2016  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Unseasonably warm temperatures greet anglers on opening weekend of inland game fish season; rains reduce statewide fir...
  • 5/13/2016 10:20:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing has been “very good in general,” according to Fresh Water Hall of Fame fishing guide Roger LaPenter, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland. “Trolling has been just excellent!” he excla...
  • 5/13/2016 10:10:00 AM
    5/11/16- Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service Fishing around Washburn County has gone into full swing with last weekends opener.  Most folks have been focusing on either walleyes or crappies and both have been bitting. Crappies are beginning to move into shallow water in preparation of the spawn. Shallow bays with wood or wee...
  • 5/11/2016 12:35:00 PM
    May 10, 2016 White-nose syndrome spreads in Wisconsin; Volunteers needed for summer bat counts and surveysMADISON - Winter 2016 bat survey results found that white-nose syndrome has spread to new bat hibernating sites in Wisconsin and is starting to decimate bat populations. - Read Full Article Anglers, boaters play key role in preventing th...
  • 5/11/2016 12:30:00 PM
    The Root River Steelhead Facility webpage has been updated with the latest fishing information from the Root River. Fishing effort on the river has decreased this week do to higher water temperatures and the spring steelhead spawning run is over so this will be the last report until fall. Please visit the page for this updated informati...
  • 5/11/2016 12:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3956 STURGEON BAY -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input as it develops a specific rule to better protect spawning whitefish in northern Lake Michigan and potentially modify commercial fishing zone whitefish allocation or zone structure to better reflect current whitefis...
  • 5/11/2016 12:25:00 PM
    Steve Suman  Sunshine, blue skies, and temperatures in the high 80s made for near-perfect conditions during this past weekend’s fishing opener. The forecast indicates more moderate temperatures and rain this week, but we do need considerable moisture to minimize the current Very High fire danger.  “This was the best opening ...
  • 5/11/2016 12:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  The high winds and heavy rain from last week have dissipated, leaving behind much calmer, somewhat clearer waters.  Water temperatures in the bay right now are probably in the low 40s, estimated Carolyn ...
  • 5/11/2016 12:15:00 PM
    Wisconsin DNR is in the process of developing a specific rule to better protect spawning whitefish in northern Lake Michigan and to potentially modify commercial fishing zone whitefish allocation or zone structure to better reflect current whitefish abundance and distribution.  The goal of the meeting is to discuss potential changes and gathe...
  • 5/11/2016 12:10:00 PM
    You really couldn’t beat the weather for the 2016 opening fishing season over this last weekend, Friday before the opener we noticed a larger then normal number of anglers that had taken the day off and enjoyed the almost 90 degree day on the water for some panfishing, Saturday saw cooler temps and some wind but for the anglers that fought th...
  • 5/11/2016 12:05:00 PM
    As difficult as Lake Geneva is on a typical opening day, the cool spring and cold front that greeted Opening day made Geneva even more difficult.  It takes a consistent warming spring and nice sunny days to heat up a body of water the size of Lake Geneva.  Fishing stays on the difficult side until the water temps increase. I’ve fou...
  • 5/11/2016 12:05:00 PM
    Delavan Lake met opening day with a 20 degree cold front.  The fishing pressure was lighter than I’ve seen in recent years and the fishing was very tough.  From my own trip and discussions with others the day was met with limited success all around. Walleye fishing had only one good report and that was by casting small Shad Raps ov...
  • 5/11/2016 12:05:00 PM
    5/5/16  Lake Geneva, sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 58 degrees, winds light out of the SW at 5 mph.  An evening trip for crappies and bluegills.  Caught about 30-40 five inch bluegills in Geneva Bay and outside of Trinkes Harbor.  We fished in 3-4 ft of water and used leaf worms.  No crappies to be found and two accidental s...
  • 5/6/2016 10:05:00 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.
  • 5/6/2016 10:00:00 AM
    TREGO, Wis. – Wisconsin’s general inland fishing season kicks off Saturday, May 7 with the 51 st annual Wisconsin Indian Head Country’s Governors Fishing Opener on the Minong Flowage in Washburn County. While anglers will be heading to lakes and rivers throughout the state, the Governor’s Fishing Opener inclu...
  • 5/6/2016 10:00:00 AM
    DNR 2016 plans call for stocking 2.3 million fish Chinook and coho salmon, brown and rainbow trout part of annual stocking plans MILWAUKEE - After stocking more than 2.6 million fish into the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan in 2015, the Department of Natural Resources is relying on recent harvest data and survey research to impl...