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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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  • 3/3/2019 9:10:00 AM
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  • 2/26/2019 5:30:00 PM
    There were quite a few spearers that capitalized on the bluebird, sunny day today and harvested a sturgeon from Lake Winnebago.  In fact, today’s harvest of 39 fish was the higest of any weekday this season.  Stockbridge Harbor and Waverly Beach were the busiest stations by far, registering 17 and 13 fish respecively.  The...
  • 2/26/2019 5:30:00 PM
    Only 1 more day remains in the 2019 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System.  There were 34 fish registered today with Waverly Beach and Stockbridge Harbor combining to register 23 of those fish.  There have been 456 sturgeon harvested through the first 15 days of the season on Lake Winnebago and 763 sturgeon harvested from the s...
  • 2/19/2019 8:30:00 AM
    Day 6 of the 2019 sturgeon spearing season ended identical to day 5.  Both days included harvest of 14 fish from Lake Winnebago and 12 fish from the Upriver Lakes.  Further, both days included 2 adult females harvested from the Upriver Lakes and 0 fish on the system that were 100+ pounds.  With today’s harvest, we are now 19 ad...
  • 2/19/2019 8:30:00 AM
    Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Today marks the ½ way point for the sturgeon spear fishery on Lake Winnebago and we are another day closer to closure of the fishery on the Upriver Lakes.  The increased effort today, along with some sunlight to increase visibility, resulted in an uptick in harvest.  In total, there w...
  • 2/14/2019 7:30:00 AM
    As expected, harvest numbers increased on the Winnebago System today.  There were 26 sturgeon harvested during day 5 of the 2019 sturgeon spearing season including 14 fish from Lake Winnebago and 12 from the Upriver Lakes.  Of the 12 fish harvested from the Upriver Lakes, 2 were adult females meaning that we are currently 21 adult females...
  • 1/25/2019 8:45:00 PM
    The Lake Winnebago bottom trawling assessment continues to be one of the most critical fisheries assessments conducted on the Winnebago System and the 2018 report is complete.  As DNR staff and a host of volunteers boarded the Calumet in 2018 one of the big questions was how the historic 2018 spring snow storm would impact recruitment of vario...
  • 1/25/2019 8:40:00 PM
    If we had forgotten what winter Really feels like, it’s back!  Sub zero temps, sometimes at 20 degrees below and more, has put a slow down to the activity of ice anglers.   Fishing has taken a bit of a hit, but fish still being caught.  Mobility, due to cold, not travel conditions, biggest draw back.  The cold,...
  • 1/25/2019 8:40:00 PM
    Weekly NewsPublished - January 22, 2019 by the Central Office     Improve habitat for wildlife and enroll in DMAP by March 1, 2019 Public hearing regarding catfish management to be held Jan. 29 in Madison Applications for Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp funding due March 8, 2019 Application deadline extended to Feb. 15 for Wi...
  • 1/25/2019 7:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman   This week’s forecast predicts some snow, temperatures significantly below average, and wind chill concerns all week. If you intend to enjoy some outdoor recreation, dress appropriately, go prepared, and use good sense! A slight warming trend begins the first of February and continues through the month (so “they&rdqu...
  • 1/25/2019 7:35:00 PM
    A reminder that the Wisconsin DNR will be hosting 3 public meetings related to sturgeon management on the Lake Winnebago System.  Each meeting will start at 6:30 PM and include a question and answer session to allow sturgeon enthusiasts to weigh in on sturgeon management.  Meeting dates and locations are as follows: Wednesday, Jan. 23,...
  • 1/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
    Rothschild, WI -  The 2019 Central Wisconsin Sports Show promises to be a high quality outdoor show featuring fishing, boating and hunting at one location.  This complete Show is scheduled for February 15th -17th at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild (Wausau), WI and combines the former Deer & Hunting Exp...
  • 1/19/2019 1:55:00 PM
    You are subscribed to Clinics and Learning Opportunities for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Free Fishing Weekend is a statewide event occurring this weekend, January 19 & 20, 2019, and a few special clinics are planned to introduce people to ice fishin...
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  • 1/17/2019 10:50:00 AM
        Welcome to "Anyone's Hunt"  “Anyone’s Hunt” breaks down and explores hunting opportunities that are available to anyone. The goal is to share lesser-known, over-the-counter hunting opportunities and how best to explore these...
  • 1/17/2019 10:45:00 AM
    The 18th Capital City Muskie School will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Waunakee High School in Waunakee, WI. This is a unique program, open to the public, to help anglers interested in muskie fishing to get ready for a new season. Thirty-seven classes are offered in three sections over the course of the day which starts off with coffee...
  • 1/17/2019 10:45:00 AM
    January 14, 2019 Steve Suman   If you like cold temperatures, the extended forecast will suit you. Those who desire more snow could be in for disappointment. Regardless of the weather, make the most of each day!   “This weird winter has made ice fishing challenging,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Most lakes have ...
  • 1/17/2019 10:40:00 AM
    Drastically changing ice conditions across the state are causing major concern for personal safety as anglers head out in search of their quarry. Over the past week there are many ice shacks that went through the ice on the Big Eau Pleine flowage and Shawano last week. If you are thinking about heading out check with some locals, the ice is in pret...
  • 1/13/2019 12:45:00 PM
    The 2019 Winnebago System sturgeon spearing regulation pamphlet is available on the DNR webpage Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The 2019 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago gets underway on February 9. The regulations for the 2019 season are available on the DNR website at the following link: https://dnr.wi.gov/...
  • 1/11/2019 10:15:00 AM
    Outdoor Report Published January 10, 2019 by the Central Office     View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide snow conditions, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's&nbs...
  • 1/11/2019 10:15:00 AM
            Jacob Wheeler Joins Duckett Fishing’s Famed Pro Staff  G...
  • 1/11/2019 10:10:00 AM
    Weekly NewsPublished - January 8, 2019 by the Central Office     135,202 harvest authorizations issued for 2019 spring turkey hunt Bald eagle watching events take off in January Bald eagle nests soar to a new record and Walworth County gets its first documented nest   Index Next   135,202 harvest...
  • 1/10/2019 12:45:00 PM
    Attention Winnebago System Fisheries Enthusiasts: This message is notification that the DNR will be hosting 3 public meetings in January to provide an update on the status of the Winnebago System lake sturgeon population, highlight results from recent assessments, and answer general questions about the sturgeon management program. The Department re...
  • 1/10/2019 12:45:00 PM
    January 8, 2019 Carolyn from Anglers All reports:  People are ice fishing the S-Curve and Bono Creek but keep in mind to check your way. They are walking on the Ashland side of the Bay with reports of 8 to 14 inches of ice in areas. The ice depth is not consistent and you need to check your way. On the Washburn side of the Bay people...
  • 1/10/2019 12:45:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be holding a meeting today to discuss the recently signed Lake Superior Fishing Agreement. The meeting will be held at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (room 306), 2100 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The Wisconsin Department of Natura...