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  • 4/30/2015 2:00:00 PM
    The smelt run is pretty much over in Ashland, but they are doing well harvesting them over in Superior now, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All.We hope all of you smelters had a great time during this year’s run and that you will visit Ashland next year when the smelt come to our shores once again!For more information on smel...
  • 4/28/2015 1:35:00 PM
    By John Luthens I held my breath, lying in the cattails and watching through binoculars as the pair of loons dove around the point and glided into the bay. The nest arched from the water 50 yards in front of me and into a chilly April morning. As the sun cracked the horizon, I thought for a moment they might enter the nest. But the birds upended a...
  • 4/28/2015 1:30:00 PM
    Hi Everyone, The 2015 Winnebago walleye tagging effort is in the books and the numbers are in.  Walleye tagging efforts took place from 03/24/2015-04/22/2015 and fish were primarily collected during electrofishing surveys, but we also tagged some walleye during some yellow perch and muskellunge fyke netting surveys.  In total, there were...
  • 4/28/2015 1:30:00 PM
    Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/AnglerEducation/#tabx4 Must be spring! Fishing clinics are starting to pop up! Free Fishing Weekend is June 6 - 7 this year. It provides a great la...
  • 4/28/2015 1:30:00 PM
    Finally!  Accessibility will not be an issue for the opener, a first in the past couple years.  With ice out in the rear view, most all but a few large lakes are done with the walleye spawn and a gradual warming trend for the weekend means things look good for opener.  While cold nighttime temps and mild daytime temps saw surface w...
  • 4/28/2015 1:25:00 PM
    Forecasts promise great weather heading into Wisconsin’s May 2 game fish opener this weekend. A few days indicate minimal chances of rain, but all show high temperatures in the 60- to 70-degree range! Get your tackle ready – and make sure you have a current license! “Regulation changes brought good news for anglers,” says P...
  • 4/28/2015 1:25:00 PM
    Exhibitor's 15% Early Bird Discount Expires May 31st!  DATE: March 18, 19 and 20 2016 LOCATION: Menard's Conference Center5150 Old Mill Plaza Dr, Eau Claire, WIEXPECTED ATTENDANCE:  7,000 + MORE: Exhibitor Spaces Now On SaleClick HERE to print an exhibitor registration form with pr...
  • 4/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    The ice went out of Chequamegon Bay on Saturday night, April 11, and the smelt run began the very next night. The smelt ran pretty well all last week, with a few hiccups here and there. The run did continue over the past weekend. On Sunday and Monday nights people were still getting some smelt, but Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashlan...
  • 4/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  A lot of people have been out on the water, pulling in trout and salmon. Anglers had been traveling from Bono Creek north and getting...
  • 4/22/2015 11:30:00 AM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2014-2015 Download the fishing season dates for 2014-2015 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. For up to date river levels for the N...
  • 4/22/2015 11:30:00 AM
    The ice went out of Chequamegon Bay on Saturday night, April 11, and the smelt run began the very next night. The smelt ran pretty well all last week, with a few hiccups here and there.The run did continue over the past weekend. On Sunday and Monday nights people were still getting some smelt, but Carolyn Swartz, co-ow...
  • 4/22/2015 11:30:00 AM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:    As anticipated the 2015 sturgeon spawning run on the Winnebago System passed by very quickly.  The first spawning activity was observed on the upper Fox River @ Eureka on the evening of April 14.  However, spawning activity was very limited at that point.  Spawning ...
  • 4/22/2015 11:25:00 AM
    The ice went out of Chequamegon Bay on Saturday night, April 11, and the smelt run began the very next night. The smelt ran pretty well all last week, with a few hiccups here and there. Last Wednesday night the run was strong for awhile until the wind changed direction and started coming from the south, which blew the warmer wa...
  • 4/22/2015 11:25:00 AM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler We had enough rain to bring streams up to almost normal levels.  Catch and release is still in effect, so return the trout back into the creeks as quick as possible.  Spin casting or fly casting has had good success.  I prefer spinners in the small sizes.  Gold or silver Panther Martins work the best on sm...
  • 4/22/2015 11:25:00 AM
    A week plus of June-like daytime temps took care of all ice (Trout out as of this weekend).  Many smaller lakes had temps shoot up so quickly as to have had the walleyes finish up spawning.  Sunday saw temps back down into April reality, but, with many lakes in the high 40’s already, spawning should continue, just not as quick...
  • 4/22/2015 11:20:00 AM
    Steve Suman If you enjoyed last week’s weather, you will enjoy next week’s weather and the following week’s weather even more so. This week, probably not so much, as snow continues to show a presence in the forecast. Hang in there – high temperatures return to the upper 50s by the weekend, projected to be in the 50s for the...
  • 4/22/2015 11:10:00 AM
    By John Luthens Trekking to southwestern Arkansas to mine for diamonds was measured in my mind against Klondike gold in northern Alaska. I’m not a prospector and had never been to either place. I only held visions of what it would be like. Thoughts of Alaska were easy. They garnered snow-capped mountains; Rushing streams splitting boulders,...
  • 4/20/2015 9:25:00 AM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   As anticipated, today was a big day for our fisheries crew on the Winnebago System.  We had three crews working to tag sturgeon below the Shawano Dam and we were able to handle 700 fish.  This was especially a productive day because we also collected and fertilized eggs for mu...
  • 4/18/2015 3:35:00 PM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: The sturgeon spawning migration continues to progress on the Winnebago System and there are currently fish spawning at multiple sites throughout the watershed.  Our DNR crew tagged fish at multiple sites today including the Sturgeon Trail in New London, Bamboo Bend in Shiocton, the Shawan...
  • 4/17/2015 12:20:00 PM
    Roger Mayer sends us some of the walleye action from the Menominee near Marinette.
  • 4/17/2015 12:15:00 PM
    We have had great walleye action this past week in both Central Wisconsin and on Green Bay and its tributaries.  The BIG Lake has been producing numbers of large fish that average 26 to 30 inches long!!!  The river has been producing heavy numbers of fish in the 14 to 18 inch range with a few surpassing the 20 inch mark....
  • 4/17/2015 11:50:00 AM
    Tate Ellis, 2, and Grant Ellis, 4, Great Nephews of OWO Publisher Dick Ellis, warm up for the open water season April 11 by doing battle with crappies.  Filmed and narrated by Daddy Luke…
  • 4/17/2015 11:30:00 AM
    The famed Wisconsin fishing opener is two and half weeks away. Boats and equipment are starting to come out of storage, the walleyes are starting the spring spawn, and preparing your gear early is going to give you a jump on this year’s fishing season. This week’s article is not going to cover how and where to catch fish, but I'm going ...
  • 4/17/2015 11:30:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: As I indicated this morning the lake sturgeon are now spawning on the Winnebago System.  Our crew was able to capture and tag 52 fish at the Sturgeon Trail on County X in New London this morning, 7 fish at the Manawa Dam on the Little Wolf River and 12 fish at the Clintonville Dam on the ...
  • 4/17/2015 11:25:00 AM
    Is burning waste worth the risk of starting a wildfire or compromising your health? MADISON – With fire danger currently elevated in Wisconsin, it’s even more important that people consider recycling and composting instead of burning waste and yard debris, which Department of Natural Resource officials caution may cause wildfires a...