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7/16/2019
Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Strutz to memorialize Bob Ellis, a legendary northern Wisconsin row troller inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008 for his im...
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  • 3/10/2016 2:45:00 PM
    It has been another fantastic week for ice fishing here in Central Wisconsin.  With the warm temperatures this past week the ice conditions have started to diminish but we still have good safe ice on a lot of area lakes. Ice thicknesses range from 13 to 18 inches on most area lakes, but the river systems are opening up and bodies of water that...
  • 3/9/2016 1:20:00 PM
    Steve Suman  A warm and windy Sunday brightened the spirits of many, but not necessarily snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. Ice anglers, too, will have to deal with less than ideal conditions this week as the warm temperatures and rain will continue to affect the ice cover. Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend (technically ...
  • 3/9/2016 1:20:00 PM
    Thanks to high winds last Monday (2/29) that blew most of the remaining snow off the lakes, followed by nights in the single digits, we started the weekend with the best ice/travel conditions of the season.  It’s going to go downhill from here.  While forecast can’t always be trusted (didn’t rain last night), the call i...
  • 3/9/2016 1:15:00 PM
    By John Luthens Aldo Leopold was a teacher and a conservationist. His cutting-edge philosophy and essays on wildlife management, developed in large part from his humble farm near Baraboo, Wisconsin, are standard-issue reading and standard-issue quoting for outdoor enthusiasts around the world. Deep thinkers like Leopold tend to plop me into a poo...
  • 3/9/2016 1:10:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing continues to be pretty good for those who are venturing out.  A wide variety of fish are being caught in the area, including brown trout, whitefish, perch, northern pike and splake. The wind and warme...
  • 3/9/2016 1:05:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:The last week of the sturgeon spearing season provided time for data entryduring the season, and as a result we already have the list of successfulspearers prepared and ready to distribute.  I have attached three documents:1) Successful spearer list including the length, weight, sex, date ofharves...
  • 3/4/2016 1:20:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:The last week of the sturgeon spearing season provided time for data entryduring the season, and as a result we already have the list of successfulspearers prepared and ready to distribute.  I have attached three documents:1) Successful spearer list including the length, weight, sex, date ofharves...
  • 3/4/2016 1:15:00 PM
    Holy smokes was it ever a great week to be out on the ice.  The flags were flying and the fish were going crazy.  We had one of the best weeks I can possibly remember. The northern pike bite was just crazy this past week, with not only numbers but some big fish too.  Most of the action came on tip-ups baited up with large golden s...
  • 3/4/2016 1:10:00 PM
    A February record temperature for Saturday (52 degrees) unfortunately did not set any records for fish catching. As been the case on most of our nicer weekends, great weather did not equate to great fishing. Maybe it was the number of anglers, maybe the high barometer at times. While certain lakes produced well, others that had been imp...
  • 2/29/2016 5:35:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The 2016 sturgeon spear fishery on the Winnebago System is now officially over with a total harvest of 703 fish (396 from Lake Winnebago and 307 from the Upriver Lakes).   I was expecting a decrease in harvest today as many spearers pulled their shacks yesterday. That was indeed the c...
  • 2/29/2016 5:30:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Only two more days remain before another sturgeon spearing season closes on Lake Winnebago.  Today’s harvest of 11 sturgeon brings the season total to 375 fish on Lake Winnebago (682 for the Winnebago System).  The northern stations continue to lead the way with 6 fish registere...
  • 2/29/2016 5:30:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Today’s fishery has closed, meaning that there is only 1 more day remaining in the 2016 sturgeon spear fishery on Lake Winnebago.  Today’s harvest of 13 fish brings the season total to 388 through the first 15 days.  There were not any 100 pound fish harvested today, but t...
  • 2/29/2016 5:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing continues to be good for those who are venturing out.  A wide variety of fish are being caught in the area, including brown trout, whitefish, perch, northern pike and splake. “They’re fish...
  • 2/26/2016 9:50:00 AM
    Outdoor Report for February 25, 2016 - Wisconsin DNR With the past week's general rise in temperature following an almost Spring-like weekend, snow and ice depths, integrity and visibility are changing dramatically across the state and will continue to do so as we move towards this weekend's warmer weather. Several areas of the state received an...
  • 2/26/2016 9:50:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: Only 3 days remain for the 2016 sturgeon spear fishery on the Winnebago System.  Today’s harvest included 12 fish (6 registered at Stockbridge Harbor, 3 at Payne’s Point, and 3 at  Calumet Harbor) and brings the season total to 364 fish from Lake Winnebago (2.76%...
  • 2/24/2016 4:35:00 PM
    This year’s Expo will feature over 120 exhibitors! Our partnership with the local chapter of Safari Club International was a big success last year, and we will continue working together in a joint effort to bring the very best outfitters to Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Canada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, the best from the Midwes...
  • 2/24/2016 12:25:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: There were 8 lake sturgeon harvested from Lake Winnebago today (8 registered at Stockbridge Harbor, 2 at Calumet Harbor, and 1 at each station of Payne’s Point and Wendt’s).  Through the first 11 days,  there has been a harvest of 342 fish from Lake Winnebago, 7 of which h...
  • 2/24/2016 12:15:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:  There were considerably fewer shanties on Lake Winnebago today, even relative to the past weekend.  As a result, harvest was down and included only 9 fish being registered today (5 at Stockbridge Harbor, 2 at Payne’s Point, 2 at Jim and Linda’s, and 0 at Wendt’s).&n...
  • 2/24/2016 12:15:00 PM
    February 22, 2016 Steve Suman The weekend’s mild, wet weather was far from perfect for Birkie skiers, snowmobilers, and ice anglers, but all went forward and (most) enjoyed a good time following their favorite pursuits. This week, nights turn colder with temperatures in the teens (that should firm up things!), highs fluctuate from teens to ...
  • 2/24/2016 12:15:00 PM
    Scott ‘ Coach’ StankowskiSenior Outdoor Writer February 23, 2016 Shawano—On Saturday, February 20, over 450 students and 100 coaches gathered for Wisconsin’s 6thannual high school ice fishing championship.  This year’s event took place on Shawano Lake on an unseasonably balmy day that resulted in up to 2&rd...
  • 2/24/2016 12:10:00 PM
    Finally something to write a report about! Fishing picked up across the board over the weekend, with Saturdays west winds and above freezing temps bringing the best of the weeks fishing. Yellow Perch: Very Good. Deep water anglers plying the mud flats of 20-30’ of water had good success using Halis, Pimples, Perch Talkers and VMC Chandelier...
  • 2/24/2016 12:05:00 PM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:  The 2nd Saturday of the 2016 sturgeon spearing season is now complete with a harvest today of 32 fish.  Stockbridge Harbor and Quinney were the busiest stations today each registering 9 fish.  I made a loop around the lake today, stopping at many of our registration station...
  • 2/24/2016 12:05:00 PM
    Fellow Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The harvest from day 9 was very similar to that of day 8, with 28 fish being harvested today (32 yesterday) and the stations on the east shore of Lake Winnebago being the busiest.  There was one fish larger than 100 pounds harvested today, and that fish was Robert Klassa’s 73....
  • 2/24/2016 12:00:00 PM
    Ashland Area Fishing Report for Feb. 19, 2016   ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  With the rain and warmer temperatures, conditions are changing constantly.  The weather forecast for this weekend has been altered drastically with a pred...
  • 2/24/2016 12:00:00 PM
    2/19/2016- Reported by AAA Sports  The past 2 days we have had some good reports. Crappies, perch and walleye around the area have been good early morning on Spooner Lake and Lipsie Lake. Early evening has been good on Shell Lake.  A guy was in with his limit of panfish off of Dilly Lake.  They are using mostly...