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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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  • 8/3/2015 2:15:00 PM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva has been improving since the formation of the thermocline.  Northern Pike and Smallmouth bass action has been very good.  Most of the fish are associating with deep water structure in 22-25 ft of water.  Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent in 22-25 ft of water.  You want to key on deep water struct...
  • 8/3/2015 2:15:00 PM
    Wow it’s been a crazy week in the Central Wisconsin area. Water temperatures have pushed up into the upper 70 degree range and the bite has taken a drastic turn. The walleye bite has been phenomenal this past week with several trips producing giant river walleyes in the 5 to 8 pound range.  The most productive bite...
  • 8/3/2015 2:10:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Summer smallmouth fishing has been sweet!  The fish have settled into their typical summertime patterns, utilizing deep weeds, current are...
  • 8/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
    FISHING SEASON DATES: Download the fishing season dates for 2015-2016 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.   NAMEKAGON RIVER INFORMATION: For up to date river levels and conditions for the Namekagon River, click here. 07/29/2015-Reported by Jim Stroede  Walleye fishing has slowed down some in ...
  • 8/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3672  GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Parents looking for opportunities to get their children outside this summer can introduce them to the sport of kayaking at a Kids in Kayaks program at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area on Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. This one-session class introduces ...
  • 7/31/2015 11:35:00 AM
    Special Needs Picnic, DeerFest Arrive! The New Berlin Gobblin’ Longbeards and the Lakeview Rod & Gun Club will host a Wheelin’ Sportsmen Special Needs Picnic Sunday, August 2, at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Lakeview Rod & Gun Club on Big Muskego Lake.  This event is for people with disabilities and offers trap shooting, fis...
  • 7/28/2015 1:40:00 PM
    Lots of hot weather for the Northwoods, raising temps on the water and putting fish in some very typical bite patterns. Large Mouth Bass: Very good. Hard to deny this species the top spot due to the action they are supplying! Mornings finding good action on shallow running Cranks (scatter raps, Shallow Shad Raps) Spinnerbaits and chatterbaits late...
  • 7/28/2015 1:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman Forecasts indicate the string of warm days, mild nights – and thunderstorm chances – will continue in the North Woods. Keep an eye out for severe weather, but get out there – it is almost August and summer is quickly waning! “Fishing is generally good, despite very windy conditions,” says Pat at...
  • 7/28/2015 1:25:00 PM
    Mike Yurk bassinmajor@yahoo.com One of the cheapest, most overlooked, and yet most versatile pieces of fishing equipment is the bobber. Yes that is right. That cheap little plastic ball, found in any sport or bait shop just may be one of the most important pieces of fishing equipment you might have in your tackle box. The beauty of it is that it...
  • 7/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    Fishing on Delavan Lake continues to be very good.  The only problem is the excessive fishing pressure.  For the best success, you want to be out very early in the a.m. or late in the afternoon.  The fish are holding in tight schools so when you catch one there are more to be had.  That is the reason you need to get out there ea...
  • 7/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    The fish are starting to come into their mid summer patterns.  The fish are moving deeper and are actively feeding.  The only problem has been the summer time boat traffic which has been excessive after 10 a.m. most days of the week. Smallmouth bass fishing is good if you can find the active school of feeding fish.  A few times last...
  • 7/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    MADISON -- Camping fees for Wisconsin state parks, state forests, statetrails, and state recreationareas<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/findapark.html> will increase beginningon July 28, 2015.The fee increases were enacted as part of the 2015-2017 biennial statebudget. The legislation calls for the fee increases to go into effect assoon a...
  • 7/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    Central Wisconsin Outdoor Report Central Wisconsin has been outstanding for action all summer long and this past week was another one for the books.  With big muskies and numerous walleyes and panfish along with great bass fishing why would anyone go anywhere else? The musky bite continues to be above average for this ...
  • 7/28/2015 12:25:00 PM
    07/22/15-Reported by Long Lake Bait, Tackle & C-Store  Fishing remains great on Long Lake!!!  Biting good right now are lots of nice Sunny's 8-9" Blue Gills, and the Crappie have started back up again!  They are shallow off the weed beds 3-5'. Waxies, worms, Crappie Minnows and Panfish leeches are all working!  Walleye...
  • 7/28/2015 12:20:00 PM
    Great Lakes spotted muskies set for release after year of careful rearingWILD ROSE, Wis. – After a year of careful rearing at the Department of Natural Resources Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, some 6,000 Great Lakes spotted muskies are set to begin the next phase of their journey, getting ready to test Wisconsin anglers and serve as brood stock in ...
  • 7/28/2015 12:15:00 PM
    I have distant but fond memories of being a Boy Scout. Now, in an older and supposedly wiser reality, I am still an active adult leader in our own local Boy Scout Troop. I believe there is inherent value in pitching a tent that will keep the rain out and building a fire that won’t burn down the forest. More importantly, there is value in prov...
  • 7/28/2015 12:15:00 PM
    Mid summer weather has certain species setting up in typical patterns for this time of year.  Other species not so much.     Large mouth Bass: very good. Providing the best overall action for our summer visitors. A myrid  of tactics from simple wacky  worming, to Carolina rigging, to crank baiting and top wet or buz...
  • 7/28/2015 12:10:00 PM
    Fishing on Delavan continues to be very good.  The only limiting factor is an excess of anglers pursuing them.  With the difficult weather we’ve had, it has become clear that the days with rain & clouds have been producing the most action.  The walleye fishing has been the best it’s been in over 7 years, every trip I&...
  • 7/28/2015 12:10:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3653  MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a series of public meetings  in southeast Wisconsin to share information about starry stonewort and answer questions from area lake organizations and interested community members.  The first meeting will be he...
  • 7/28/2015 12:05:00 PM
  • 7/28/2015 12:05:00 PM
    Lake Geneva is in its mid-summer transition from a shallow water bite to a deep water bite.  The thermocline has not yet formed and is still a few degrees a way for the deep water bite to be really hot. Largemouth bass fishing has been average in the 12-15 ft depth range.  Anglers are catching them either drop shotting or fishing Texas r...
  • 7/18/2015 1:35:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler We have had quite a bit of rain lately and this has caused a slight slowdown in trout fishing.  I was fishing up to the headwaters and the fishing was excellent.  I was using a Panther Martin spinner that was green and white.  I had good luck using the larger spinners as the fish seemed very aggressive.  I...
  • 7/18/2015 1:25:00 PM
    Summer in northwest Wisconsin is full of fun —kayak trips, family camping, berry picking — you name it! To celebrate all the fun to be had during summer in the northwoods, the Tourism Advisory Committee of the International Trade, Business and Economic Development Council of Northwest Wisconsin has launched a summer fun photo contest. ...
  • 7/18/2015 1:25:00 PM
    It has been another outstanding week in Central Wisconsin.  I personally attended the BASS‎ 2015 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship and Classic Bracket and watched Josh Bensema and Matthew McArdle of the Aggie Anglers - Texas A&M Fishing Team win the College Championship! Congratulations, Aggies! Details and photo...
  • 7/15/2015 9:35:00 AM
    Steve Suman This could be a nice week, but it is difficult to tell by the forecasts! Temperatures warm through the week and every day shows “chances” of thunderstorms, but all less than 50 percent. Watch for severe weather, but do not allow a little moisture to dampen your outdoor fun! “Rains slowed fishing, but the fi...