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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 7/1/2015 3:00:00 PM
    Cool nights and warm days are making for great conditions for outdoor activities in central Wisconsin.  Water temperatures continue to stay in that low to mid 70 degree range which is perfect for fishing. July 1st is a new chapter in Wisconsin’s Fishing Rule book with trolling opening up. Please make sur...
  • 6/30/2015 8:40:00 PM
    New early teal, goose and mourning dove seasons regulation booklet availableMADISON – The Department of Natural Resources released a revised three-in-one regulations booklet for the 2015 early Canada goose season, early teal and mourning dove seasons which all begin Sept. 1. The department set out to revise the regulations for the three ...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman A wet and stormy start to the week, but the forecasts predict a generally sunny and mild week ahead. However you spend it, enjoy a fun July 4 Independence Day celebration! “July Fourth weekend is this weekend and it is time for summer to really show!” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Fish muskies around weeds and dro...
  • 6/30/2015 8:35:00 PM
    Finally, area lakes are seeing temperatures in the low 70’s, giving Largemouth Bass and Bluegill anglers what they have been looking for!  A few mayfly hatches have been reported lately and when they have been, they are coming in small patches, not entire lakes worth.  With this food source out of the way, walleyes should be a bit e...
  • 6/30/2015 8:25:00 PM
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  • 6/30/2015 8:25:00 PM
    By Captain Adam Cochart Fishing remains good out of the port of Algoma, Wisconsin.  Anglers are finding good king numbers inside 200 feet of water working the top 50 feet of the water column with flashers and flies along with some early morning glow spoon action.   Deeper out on the lake over 200 feet the steelhead action has be...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva has been the best it’s been in the last five years.  The bass, both largemouth and smallmouth are still shallow and available for the catch. Smallmouth bass are being caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers or Texas rigged plastic worms in green pumpkin color.  Look for the fish in 10-12 ft of water.  ...
  • 6/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3638  EAGLE, Wis. - A dam that formed the trout pond at Paradise Springs in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest failed earlier this week and the pond has drained. Water had undermined the water control structure for the dam and is flowing under it and through the outlet. Department...
  • 6/30/2015 8:15:00 PM
    Fishing on Delavan Lake continues to be outstanding.  The bass, walleye and northern are all biting well.  This should continue as long as the stable weather continues. Walleyes are located in 22-24 ft of water off main lake points.  They are aggressively hitting jigging Rapala’s or ¼ oz Echo tails.  Fire Tiger and...
  • 6/30/2015 8:10:00 PM
    It was another great week in central Wisconsin and with lots of upcoming outdoor activities a person just doesn’t know where to start.    I know for starters I am personally attending the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge Musky Tournament in Eagle River run by the P.M.T.T.  This should be a blast, and wit...
  • 6/25/2015 9:20:00 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.  The smallmouth fishing is great with plenty of fish around, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water. &ldquo...
  • 6/25/2015 9:20:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 25, 2015 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rains continue to keep water levels high across state Rain in the past week has continued to keep water levels high ...
  • 6/25/2015 9:10:00 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. {ENTER REPORT HERE} For up to date fishing reports and to plan your trip, please v...
  • 6/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
    Despite it being the beginning of summer (so says the calendar), weather conditions have not been very summer like.  Constantly changing weather, wind direction and some cold nights (one morning launched at 38 degrees) have made coming up with any type of productive pattern difficult. Musky:  Good-Very good.  Best in afternoons and ...
  • 6/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
    Boating this weekend? Wardens will be talking safety on the water Beer on board? Bad idea when it comes to safe and fun boating for all on Wisconsin’s thousands of river miles and lakes. That will be among the messages Wis. Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens and local lake patrols will deliver statewide this we...
  • 6/25/2015 8:50:00 PM
    Bob’s Bear Bait is offering special prices for more than one tag holder buying bait as a group. When a full pallet of bait is purchased, take 50 percent off the “singular retail price” said owner Bob Spierings.  “So plan ahead and buy together.” Also, Bob’s Bear Bait has left the strawberry items detailed b...
  • 6/25/2015 8:50:00 PM
    Steve Suman The forecasts state (repeatedly) chances of rain and thunderstorms at 30-40 percent – which is 60 to 70 percent against rain and thunderstorms. Go with the odds! “We will endure what we receive,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “but a week of stable weather would improve fishing! “Muskies are near shallow weed...
  • 6/25/2015 8:50:00 PM
    100th anniversary of forest patrol aviation in WisconsinBOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. – Monday, June 29, marks the 100th birthday of aviation for the state Department of Natural Resources. It was on that date in 1915 that the first forest patrol flight to occur anywhere in the world took place in Wisconsin.  -  Read Full Art...
  • 6/25/2015 8:45:00 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.  The smallmouth fishing remains steady with plenty of fish around.  You can sight-fish them in the shallows if the water is clear, and the r...
  • 6/25/2015 8:45:00 PM
    John Luthens  It didn’t hit us right away. We were almost home from the airport before it started to sink in. We had just ushered the better half of the family, namely, my wife and daughter, into the friendly skies and thus into a week and a half adventure to sunny San Diego. Due to the four-letter word of work and the six-letter word...
  • 6/25/2015 8:40:00 PM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva remains fantastic.  It has been the best it has been in 5-6 years.  Both numbers and large fish are being caught.  Usually the smallmouth bass have been long gone by this time of year, however they remain available for the catch in shallower water. Smallmouth bass fishing has been outstanding.  The fish h...
  • 6/20/2015 8:50:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 418 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rain continues to keep water levels high across state Water levels across the state are abnormally high, as rains c...
  • 6/20/2015 8:40:00 PM
    I spent an evening last week assisting with the Prime Water Anglers annual Kids Fishing Event held on The Stevens Pointy Flowage out of Bukolt Park.  There were about 40 kids in attendance ready and waiting to fish for an evening with a guide/fisherperson.  Before the fishing began the Wisco...
  • 6/17/2015 11:00:00 PM
    This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/anglereducation/ Our Fishing in the Neighborhood interns (FIN'terns) have been busy working with our partners - Bay beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay and Milwaukee County Parks. Check out the list of Learn to Fish sessions th...
  • 6/17/2015 10:55:00 PM
    WASHBURN, Wis. – One of the most exhilarating cycling tours in the Midwest takes riders on a picturesque woodland adventure featuring sweeping panoramic views of Lake Superior.  A certified Travel Green Wisconsin event, the 11th annual Superior Vistas Bike Tour hits the road on Saturday, June 27, 2015. This family-oriented bik...