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5/8/2019
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  • 9/15/2015 7:00:00 PM
    With the warm weather and cold fronts, the fishing has been up and down.  We are in a weird transition period from the heat of the summer to the fall pattern.  The best bite on the lake continues to be the bluegills.    The walleye have been almost non-existent so far. Bluegill fishing has been very good in 14-16 ft of wat...
  • 9/15/2015 7:00:00 PM
    Overall the fishing on Lake Geneva has been above average for the transition period between summer and fall.  There hasn’t been large numbers of catches but there are fish to be had. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good.  The average catch has been 6-10 fish per trip.  The fish are being caught in 22-25 ft of water.  The...
  • 9/12/2015 12:45:00 PM
    Ingenious in its simplicity, the Ned Rig is one of the newer innovations in the continually evolving world of plastic bait fishing for bass. It may have been around for a while, but I first started using the Ned Rig last year. It rapidly became a favorite and very productive presentation for me and has caught a lot of bass. A Google search reveale...
  • 9/12/2015 12:35:00 PM
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - Employing tools from social media and the social sciences, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has launched a mobile friendly means to report findings of unwanted gobies in the lower Fox River above the Rapide Croche Dam and in Lake Winnebago.   Anglers who catch a round goby should kill it and if they have access t...
  • 9/12/2015 12:20:00 PM
  • 9/10/2015 10:25:00 AM
      MINNETONKA, Minn. (July 14, 2015) — Fashioned with the perfect detail to fool even the most finicky of fish, Rapala’s new Custom HD (High Definition) finishes are the most life-like replicas of nature available in a hardbait. Talk about taking “Match the Hatch” to the extreme. “These Custom HD finishes look ...
  • 9/10/2015 10:05:00 AM
    Fall wild turkey, ruffed grouse and woodcock seasons set to openMADISON - Prospects are good for fall wild turkey, ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting seasons, according to state wildlife officials who say hunters should look forward to another exciting year in the field.  -  Read Full Article Game bird brood production sees inc...
  • 9/8/2015 10:40:00 AM
    Kurt’s Island Sport Shop 09/08/15 Maybe it was the late Labor Day weekend or the threat of rain (that never amounted to much), but, traffic was light in the Lakeland area both on and off the water.  Warm weather (highs in the mid 80’s) continued to warm the lakes.  Combine this will some clouds and fishable wind, those that ...
  • 9/8/2015 10:20:00 AM
    Overall, the fishing on Lake Geneva remains a bit slow.  The extreme heat of this past week has   messed with the late summer pattern a bit.  The best bite remains the deep water bluegills or smallmouth bass.  The smallmouth bass fishing has been hit or miss.  If you find an actively feeding school of fish, you will c...
  • 9/8/2015 10:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman It looks to be a nice week of cooler nights and mild days through next weekend, with the “best” chance of showers in midweek. Fall is an amazing time in the North Woods, but it can be a very short season – take advantage of every day! Speaking of forecasts, the DNR’s Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast ...
  • 9/8/2015 10:15:00 AM
    The fishing on Delavan has been hit or miss.  The fishing has improved from the mid August slump but the continued heat is lowering the numbers.  The average catch is about 10-12 game fish in a 4 hour trip.  The only good thing with the warmer weather is that there are a few more northern pike in the daily catch. Largemouth bass hav...
  • 9/5/2015 3:20:00 PM
    ~ 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.  The smallmouth fishing has been very good with anglers finding them in the drop-offs and in the deeper places out in the bay.   “The water depths are going to ...
  • 9/5/2015 3:15:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3704     Working with anglers fishing the Lower Fox River, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of round gobies – an unwanted aquatic invasive species -- immediately below the Neenah dam. Kendall Kamke, DNR Oshkosh fisheries team supervisor, said...
  • 9/5/2015 3:05:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3707   SHEBOYGAN -- A significant reduction in phosphorus and decreased algae in the Sheboygan River have resulted in a proposal by the Wisconsin Department of Resources to remove one of the beneficial use impairments for the river. DNR is seeking public comments through Sept. 17&nbs...
  • 9/5/2015 3:05:00 PM
    With warm temperatures returning this week, conditions look excellent for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. As of Tuesday, only 37 reservable campsites were still available for the weekend at Wisconsin state parks and forests. Most parks have some non-reservable sites available, but they were expected to fill up quickly. People looking for last-...
  • 9/3/2015 8:20:00 AM
    09/02/15--Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service Muskie fishing is very good on Washburn County lakes right now, lots of nice fish being caught.  Topwaters and bucktails are the main producers at this time, soon cooler temps will spark a live bait bite that will last until ice up/ close of season. Walleyes have continued to be a bi...
  • 9/3/2015 8:20:00 AM
  • 9/3/2015 8:15:00 AM
    Musky fishing is heating up and our bear baits are being destroyed as we head into the first week of September.  With water temperatures now in the mid 60’s the fall musky bite is just starting to heat up.  In addition to that, anxious hunters are waiting for the 2015 opener of the Wisconsin bear season, and with less than a week t...
  • 9/2/2015 10:35:00 AM
      Reel in millions of prizes in food and outdoor gear and enter for chance to win a 2016 Tahoe Ski & Fish boat with trailer at participating Hardee’s restaurants  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Starting August 31, 2015, Hardee's® guests who purchase a combo with a large drink or large coffee will receive a chance ...
  • 9/2/2015 10:25:00 AM
    Throwback event features free games, prizes, food samples and big bargains on outdoor gear.   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —  Bass Pro Shops throwback event to bid summer goodbye, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. atBass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. an...
  • 9/2/2015 10:15:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Ashland’s annual Mural Fest & Classic Car Show will roll into town Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of historic Main Street.  Since 2005, Ashland has been known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” and the city will celebrate a decade of artistic excellence with...
  • 9/2/2015 9:55:00 AM
       SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – For the sixth year in a row, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Boy Scout Month this September at Bass Pro Shops stores across the country. Throughout the month, Bass Pro Shops will promote Boy Scouts of America, offer merit badge classes, and provide opportunities to raise funds for scouting projects.&n...
  • 9/2/2015 9:55:00 AM
    Steve Suman If the forecast for this week holds true, we will experience a very warm start to September! There are chances for rain throughout the week, but most are less than 20 percent – and that is 80 percent against showers! Pat at Happy Hooker says musky anglers should fish muskies along weedlines and breaks in 18-25 feet. “Use ...
  • 9/2/2015 9:35:00 AM
    Following the previous weekends cold, windy weather, it’s been great to see some warm temps move back into the area. Lake temps dropped a lot last week, but are climbing back up, seeing some high 60’s to even low 70’s, with forecasted highs in the 80’s through Labor Day weekend. We should see surface temps well into the 70&...
  • 9/2/2015 9:25:00 AM
    Overall the fishing on Lake Geneva has slowed a bit.  With the change in weather conditions, the fish are starting to go from their deep water summer haunts to the shallow weedlines.  The best bite on the lake is largemouth bass. Largemouth bass can be caught by Trinkes or in Geneva Bay in 15-20 ft of water.  The best presentation i...