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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 11/13/2015 10:15:00 AM
    11/11/15-Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service Muskie fishing remains strong in Washburn County. We are still catching good numbers of nice fish. Most of our action is coming on live suckers with quick strike rigs in 10 to 20 feet of water.  I've been hearing of nice crappie fishing on area waters but haven't had the opportunity to chec...
  • 11/13/2015 10:10:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for November 12 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) White-tailed deer rut continues strong across the state The white-tailed deer rut - or breeding season - co...
  • 11/13/2015 10:10:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3771  MADISON - Sporting fiery pinks, forest greens and hints of their former silvery hues, Wisconsin's coho salmon have made their way back into key rivers and streams to deliver pure gold - the eggs that will provide the next generation of fish. With three days of spawning at the Root River Steel...
  • 11/13/2015 10:05:00 AM
    Something to sing about!  Black Friday – Cyber Monday Special: $1.00 per issue. Take advantage by ordering between November 27 – December 2 from WNRM site or call 1-800-678-9472.1-Year / 6-issues $6.002-Years / 12-issues $12.003-Years / 18-issues $18.00 The perfect gift and inclu...
  • 11/12/2015 7:40:00 PM
    Sometimes even fly fishers have to use other tactics Occasionally, how and when we fly fish is negatively influenced by the weather. That means if a fly fisherman like myself really wants to fish, he has to revert to other methods. A prime example is this past August. I was at our cottage in northeastern Wisconsin. It was after supper and the win...
  • 11/11/2015 1:40:00 PM
    Unseasonably mild weather for the first third of November has kept plenty of fishing opportunities open, but few anglers out to enjoy it. Musky: Good. While suckers on quick set rigs accounting for over half the action, gliders and jerk baits as well as slow moving rubber baits also producing. Walleye: Good. Most over deep water humps and transit...
  • 11/11/2015 1:20:00 PM
    John Luthens The eight-point buck charged from the darkened field. I shot a quick glance up at the digital clock. It blinked 4:52 a.m. The temperature readout next to the overhead clock said 34 degrees, and when I looked back down I was close enough to see frost tingeing the field grass and envision steam rolling from the brute’s nostrils. I...
  • 11/11/2015 1:15:00 PM
    Warm temperatures are sticking around this fall encouraging outdoor participation.  With that said the fishing and hunting continue to be hot.  Fishing remains very good with musky and walleyes taking the center stage.  Most of the action has come from deeper water in the 8 to 12 foot range with some fish holding even deeper. The ...
  • 11/11/2015 1:10:00 PM
    November 9, 2015 Steve Suman Monday and Tuesday appear to be “the” days to take care of outside projects and recreational interests this week, though according to the extended forecast, this Saturday through Tuesday next week looks promising. Grab the most from every available mild and sunny day – this time of year, they are all...
  • 11/11/2015 1:05:00 PM
    November 9, 2015.  Muskie Expo is proud to announce that due to explosive growth, the 2016 Muskie Expo Milwaukee will be held at a brand new location on February 12-14, 2016.  Located a short 30 minutes north of Milwaukee on Highway 45, at Exit 65, the Washington County Fairgrounds and Convention Center, located in West Bend, WI, wil...
  • 11/11/2015 1:00:00 PM
    Big saugers like the one Mike Yurk is holding are too big to keep but they are fun to catch. Mike Yurk bassinmajor@yahoo.com The fish slammed my bait. It hit hard enough I probably didn’t need to set the hook but I did anyway out of instinct. My spinning rod was doubled over as the fish took off.  “I’m going to need the n...
  • 11/10/2015 9:15:00 AM
    October 21, 2015.  Muskie Expo is proud to announce that the 2016 Muskie Expo Milwaukee will be held at a brand new location, February 12-14, 2016.  Located just 20 minutes north of Milwaukee on Highway 45, the Washington County Fairgrounds and Convention Center, in West Bend, WI, will offer an additional 10,000 square feet of exhibition...
  • 11/10/2015 9:15:00 AM
    Members-Only Login | Join NSSF November 9, 2015 Vol. 16 No. 45 Hunters' Donations of Venison = 11 Million Meals Annually, hunters generously donate enough game meat to provide 11 million meals to people in need. The venison donations provide a valuable source of prote...
  • 11/10/2015 9:10:00 AM
    11/9/15- Reported by AAA Sports  The fall fishing has been spotty. Of course, there are not as many anglers out there, as many of them take to the woods this time of year. Muskie fishing is going well. This week looks pretty good for weather, so we suspect we will have a few guys headed out during the day. We'll keep you posted!
  • 11/10/2015 9:05:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing has been good this past week with brown trout and coho salmon being caught in the bay here.  They’ve also been found in the Sioux River and out by the flats,...
  • 11/10/2015 8:55:00 AM
    Getting Aggressive at First Ice The first ice period can produce some of the best ice fishing opportunities of the entire season.  Some of the biggest fish of the season, and some of the greatest numbers show up at this time.  I believe that there are a couple of different reasons for this activity.  One being that these fish are at...
  • 11/10/2015 8:50:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3769       MADISON, Wis. -- An expanded early trout season that opens Jan. 2 will give Wisconsin anglers one more reason to love winter.   While ice fishing will still rule the day on most inland waters, rivers and streams with strong groundwater flows should be...
  • 11/5/2015 9:10:00 AM
    RHINELANDER, Wis. - Trappers who incidentally capture bobcats in 12 northern counties are encouraged to contact Department of Natural Resources staff and participate in a bobcat research project.  The bobcat monitoring project began in early 2014 and seeks to better understand populations and habitat preferences of Wisconsin bobcat. "Trappers...
  • 11/5/2015 9:10:00 AM
    November 2, 2015 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman While the forecast mentions chances of rain (and snow) throughout the week, this IS November in the North Woods so it is hard to complain about highs in the 60s (at least through mid-week)! Many hunting seasons are now underway, but fall also offers excellent fishing for anglers who ...
  • 11/4/2015 7:55:00 PM
    Cool and wet! While the threat of an early snow was on last week’s forecast, few people saw the little snow we did get as it melted before dawn. Water temps have dropped this past week, low surface temps at 45 degrees to as high as 52 degrees. Could actually climb a little as forecast for low 60’s scheduled for Mon thru Wed. of this wee...
  • 11/1/2015 10:50:00 AM
      The late-season warm weather the northland experienced this year provided for some noteworthy stream fishing, according to guide Luke Kavajecz with Anglers All in Ashland. This happy angler displays a real beauty he caught on a recent fishing trip with Luke.   (Photo courtesy of Luke Kavajecz)   ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPen...
  • 11/1/2015 10:45:00 AM
    What an outstanding week it has been. Big muskies, lots of walleyes and a few nice bucks. All taken right here in central Wisconsin. This past week we have soon an abundance of walleyes on our trips. Most of the fish have been in the 14 to 16 inch range but we have picked up a few nice fish in the mid to upper 20’s.  The best action is ...
  • 11/1/2015 10:35:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for October 29, 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Whitetail bucks entering rutting period; recent rains may draw trout and salmon up Lake Michigan tributaries Fal...
  • 10/28/2015 5:25:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler The fall is a great time to take a trip to northern Wisconsin around the Hayward area.  Most small lakes and rivers do not get much fishing action.  Knowing what baits to use and what areas to target is key to being successful. I generally won’t head north until they have a good hard frost and most of the lea...
  • 10/28/2015 4:50:00 PM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearers: The deadline for purchasing sturgeon spearing licenses for the 2016 season is rapidly approaching on October 31, 2015.  You only have a few more days to purchase your license (Lake Winnebago and/or Upriver Lakes) if you have not already done so.  The harvest caps will be increasing...