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  • 4/28/2020 10:55:00 AM
    World’s Greatest Pier award-winner answers consumer needs Like anyone who owns or maintains a pier, Carl Surges faced problems when putting in and taking out his parents’ pier in St. Germain twice each year. Damaged framing and deteriorating decking, rusted hardware from outdoor storage, and the time-consuming transportation of pier ...
  • 4/28/2020 10:55:00 AM
    World’s Greatest Pier award-winner answers consumer needs Inventor/owner Carl Surges demonstrates the one-man ease of putting in a Pier of d’ Nort pier. Surges is shown at work in his St. Germain plant. Like anyone who owns or maintains a pier, Carl Surges faced problems when putting in and taking out his parents’ pier in S...
  • 4/17/2020 7:30:00 AM
    April 13, 2020 Steve Suman   Snowfall totaling 3-4 inches fell on Hayward late Sunday afternoon and night, much of which did stay for long, as Monday’s sunshine and blue skies quickly removed a good portion of it. The remainder of this week looks mostly clear, but with some nighttime lows in the mid to upper teens. Enjoy these mild, &...
  • 4/12/2020 10:25:00 AM
    It is warm and dark in the early morning as Pete, Mark and I leave our condo, walking along Caroline Street on our way to breakfast. We hear a rooster crow. Mornings start slowly in Key West. There is no one on the street as we walk. It is the beginning of a typical day in Key West and a morning of fishing for Pete and me. Mark came along to have b...
  • 4/9/2020 10:30:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates typical spring conditions in the North Woods, though perhaps a bit cooler than normal. Fresh air and outdoor activities are great for many of us “stuck” at home, but with chances for rain nearly every day, make sure to pick the best times... or wear rain gear. Do not let light rain stop ...
  • 4/9/2020 10:25:00 AM
    Fishing Report March 31, 2020 Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep ...
  • 3/31/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Dear Anglers, All fishing clinics and classes are canceled from now through April 24, and possibly beyond. You have likely seen this message from one source or another, but we don’t want to risk missing anyone. The attached letter was sent from the Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Law Enforcement to all...
  • 3/25/2020 9:15:00 AM
    March 23, 2020 Steve Suman   The forecast indicates somewhat of a roller coaster ride on the weather front this week, which includes everything from snow to sunshine, and temperatures ranging from 25 degrees to the mid-50s. Thursday and Friday look like good days for outdoor recreation (keep your distance!), and then again Sunday and Monday...
  • 3/17/2020 9:45:00 AM
    March 16, 2020 Steve Suman   Spring officially starts March 19 this year, the earliest since 1896, but this week does not look all that “springy,” judging from the current forecast. We should see a varied mix of weather, from rain to snow to sunshine (not much of that), as well as temperatures ranging from the mid-40 highs ...
  • 3/17/2020 9:40:00 AM
    Contact(s): Travis Motl, Fisheries Biologist, 920-387-7873, Travis.Motl@wisconsin.govMarch 13, 2020 at 3:46:48 pm Fort Atkinson, Wis. - Effective April 1, anglers looking to harvest walleye, sauger and hybrids from Lake Koshkonong and connected waters may only keep three fish in total per day of a minimum of 18 inches in length. The continu...
  • 3/17/2020 9:40:00 AM
    Contact(s): Adam Nickel, 920-424-3059, adam.nickel@wisconsin.govMarch 13, 2020 at 3:47:01 pm OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working to inform Winnebago System walleye anglers of walleye bag limit changes as the open water season approaches. Effective April 1, 2020, the daily walleye bag limit will...
  • 3/17/2020 9:35:00 AM
    Contact(s): Jordan Weeks, Mississippi River fisheries team supervisor, 608-386-0970, Jordan.Weeks@wisconsin.govMarch 13, 2020 at 3:46:56 pm LA CROSSE, Wis. - New fishing regulations for the Wisconsin-Minnesota boundary waters of the Mississippi River will go into effect on April 1, 2020. The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Re...
  • 3/13/2020 9:05:00 AM
    March 9, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed another mild and sunny weekend, with temperatures even reaching into the 50s! This week looks as if the weather will revert to old habits, however. Temperatures will slowly drop into the 30s for highs and a few single-digit nights for lows. We are moving...
  • 3/13/2020 8:50:00 AM
    Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Anglers All ...
  • 3/13/2020 8:50:00 AM
    Become a certified Angler Education (R3) Instructor by attending a training workshop.  You have two chances in the near future! 1. Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. We'll even provide dinner so you don't have to scurry home first!  Registration Deadline for West Allis workshop: Noon on Wednesday, M...
  • 2/24/2020 11:30:00 AM
    Published February 21, 2020   Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails   Brook Trout caught during early catch and release season in Richland County.Photo credit: Dan Walchak. Outdoor Report is your weekly snapshot for all things outdoors from across the state. Here is a brief look at w...
  • 2/24/2020 11:30:00 AM
    Think Smart Before You Start. Be More Than Safe.    Contact(s): DNRPress@Wisconsin.gov or 608-266-3143February 21, 2020 at 4:37:00 pm MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and continues to offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around, especially in the northern part of the state. And w...
  • 2/24/2020 11:25:00 AM
    Daily Highlights Just three days remain in the 2020 sturgeon spear fishery on the Winnebago System. Surprisingly, the harvest from Lake Winnebago (28 fish) was higher than I would have expected and the Upriver Lakes harvest (1 fish) was less than I expected. Today's harvest brings the...
  • 2/24/2020 11:25:00 AM
    Bird Crisis Reinvigorates Statewide Bird Conservation Coalition New Name, New Logo, New Push to Enhance Critical Habitat Contact(s): Craig Thompson, NHC Program Integration Chief, 608-785-1277, Craig.Thompson@wisconsin.govKaren Etter Hale, chair of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership, 920-245-1395, wbcibird@gmail.com MADISON, Wis.&nb...
  • 2/21/2020 6:45:00 AM
    Contact(s): Adam Nickel, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist, 920-424-3059, adam.nickel@wisconsin.govBruce Loberg, Butte des Morts Conservation Club, 920-209-5300, bwloberg@surecontrols.comChad Casper, Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department, 920-232-1955, CCasper@co.winnebago.wi.usFebruary 2...
  • 2/19/2020 7:35:00 AM
    DNR Senior Sturgeon Biologist Ryan Koenigs writes: There were 17 lake sturgeon harvested from the Winnebago System on day 11 of the 2020 spear fishery with 13 fish coming from Lake Winnebago and 4 from the Upriver Lakes. The first 11 days of the season have included a total harvest of 296 fish from Lake Winnebago and 270 fish from the ...
  • 2/19/2020 7:30:00 AM
    Two weekends of the gamefish season left.  If the results from the past few weeks are any indication, there should be plenty of Walleye and Pike left! Actually, fishing seemed to improve as we got into the weekend, until Saturday evening when conditions changed and the bite shut down through Sunday. Yellow Perch:  Good-Poor (Sunday) &nd...
  • 2/18/2020 7:15:00 AM
    February 17, 2020 Steve Suman This week will bring an “interesting” mix of weather that includes snow, wintry mix, freezing drizzle, sunshine, and temperatures ranging from a low of about -15 degrees to a high in the low 40s! Overall, the area should offer very good conditions for the 46th Annual American Birkebeiner Wednesd...
  • 2/18/2020 7:10:00 AM
    ishing WisconsinWinnebago System sturgeon spearing 2020 February 17, 2020. There were 30 lake sturgeon harvested from the Winnebago System today with 23 fish coming from Lake Winnebago and 7 from the Upriver Lakes. Stockbridge Harbor led the way with 7 fish registered followed by Jim and Linda's with 6 and Payne's Point and Wendt's each with 5 ...
  • 2/17/2020 7:50:00 AM
    Brandon Lamers registerd the largest fish on the Upriver Lakes on 2/15/2020. Brandon registered his 63.1 pound, 61.3 inch lake sturgeon at Indian Point. February 16, 2020. The 2nd weekend of the 2020 sturgeon spearing season has now concluded. The 41 fish harvested from Lake Winnebago today was the 2nd highest daily harvest for the season, be...