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5/8/2019
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  • 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...
  • 5/6/2016 9:55:00 AM
    May 3, 2016 DNR spring fisheries surveys signal great opportunities on waters statewideMADISON, Wis. - Warming temperatures throughout Wisconsin this week should make for a great bite when the general inland fishing season gets underway on Saturday, May 7. - Read Full Article Head to the MacKenzie Center May 18-19 for the third annual M...
  • 5/6/2016 9:50:00 AM
    Here we are on the brink of the opener.  A late one.  Walleye spawning is almost completely done throughout the Lakeland Area.  What anglers can expect will be a post spawn bite for the most part.  Surface temps ranging from 47-53 degrees on many of the area lakes and Flowages.  Following a brief recovery time after the rig...
  • 5/3/2016 2:30:00 PM
    As always start with "What's New" and follow what's there.  Enjoy.Keep a good thought!Jerrywww.jerrykiesowoc.com
  • 5/3/2016 2:25:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  The area has received several inches of rain since Sunday accompanied by high winds. “There’s a lot of dirty water out in the bay right now from all of the wild wind and weather,” said Carol...
  • 5/3/2016 2:25:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3942     [EDITOR’S ADVISORY: A video and photos accompany this news release on the DNR website.] MADISON, Wis. - In much of Europe, carp are revered as table fare, gracing the menus for Easter and Christmas feasts. Here, not so much. While commercial demand exists in the U.S. and...
  • 5/3/2016 2:20:00 PM
    By John Luthens A not-so-common entry: An actual trout is added to the pages of the author’s trout journal. I’ve long kept a scribbled manifesto of my trout-fishing journey. From frozen, steelhead blizzards to humid summer evenings with rings of rising brook trout breaking the reflection of the setting sun; Every detail is written d...
  • 5/3/2016 2:20:00 PM
     Dave Duwe  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th.  The opening day of inland fishing season finally arrives after the long winter and cool spring.   Opening day for game fish on most inland waters in Wisconsin is the first Saturday in May. For those of us in Walworth County Wisconsin, we are very fortunate to have so...
  • 4/29/2016 4:15:00 PM
  • 4/29/2016 1:35:00 PM
    Well Mother Nature sure played a nasty trick on us this past week with plummeting temperatures, high winds and rain.  What does this mean for outdoor activities?  Water Temperatures have dropped drastically and have gone from near 60 down to the mid to upper 40’s and that’s a real shock to any fishery.  In addition to the...
  • 4/27/2016 12:00:00 PM
    Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA)  Purple Heart recipients to enjoy central Wisconsin turkey hunt Wausau, Wisconsin, May 13 - 15, 2016: Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is holding yet another great hunting and fishing event near the city of Wausau, Wisconsin, for Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by Mr. Todd Bohm and fam...