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5/8/2019
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  • 1/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3465 MADISON - The state Natural Resources Board approved wildlife and fisheries questions proposed by the Department of Natural Resources for the public to review at the 2015 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings. The board met today at the State Natural Resources Building and signed off on the agenc...
  • 1/28/2015 12:45:00 PM
    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...
  • 1/24/2015 12:20:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow conditions remain fair to good in north, but minimal snow cover continues in southern part of state While portions of southern and central Wisconsin did receive some snow in the last week, it was gene...
  • 1/21/2015 8:30:00 AM
    Shane Pepich with a 30 inch northern pike. By Wayne Morgenthaler The weather is just right for getting outside and the ice is 12 inches thick in most places.  The backwaters of the Wisconsin have been receiving a lot of fishermen between Lone Rock and Blue River.  The fishing has slowed down on most of the sloughs.  The best act...
  • 1/21/2015 8:25:00 AM
    Despite nice comfortable weather for anglers, fishing didn't match up well with the conditions. Mild temps in the upper 20's to low 30's.... the first in over 2 weeks, plus a free fishing weekend brought out lots of anglers to the ice. Changing fronts and wind directions seemed to turn on (at times) but mostly turn off the fishing for the weekend.B...
  • 1/20/2015 11:00:00 AM
    Steve Suman The forecast promises tolerable temperatures – lows in the teens and highs in the 30s – and more snow, but not much accumulation. There are no major storms in the immediate forecast – subject to change at any time! “Ice depths range from 15-18 inches,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and people are drivi...
  • 1/20/2015 10:55:00 AM
    Cold temps the first part of January have made ice conditions great in the Price County Area, Some Lakes like Musser have a heavy layer of slush but for most part the lakes aren't too bad to get around on. Walleye action has been ok, most anglers are reporting an early morning first light and late afternoon last light bite. Tip ups tipped with a m...
  • 1/15/2015 6:00:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE-- People who have never fished have the opportunity to learn basic fishing skills, find fishable waters near their home and prepare their catch for the dinner table, as part of the Fishing for Dinner Initiative. The Department of Natural Resources is cosponsoring a five session community education class with the Urban Ecology Center, UW-E...
  • 1/15/2015 5:45:00 PM
    Fishing Reports for Washburn County 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. ...
  • 1/15/2015 5:40:00 PM
    This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  We have great ice conditions out there and it's only getting better. “The fishing in general is good and the ice is still growing out there,” said Roger LaPenter, Anglers All proprietor.  He said at the moment it is easy to get around on the ice and people are using f...
  • 1/14/2015 8:40:00 AM
    Hopefully we hit bottom for a while. 1/13 AM. temp -27 degrees! Forecast to be in the low 30's by this weekend. Cold the past 9 days, severely affected angler participation. Reports from some of the more serious die-hards were surprisingly not all that bad. The one good thing about the most recent cold snap has been ice production. Last Monday ic...
  • 1/14/2015 8:35:00 AM
    Steve Suman Cold temperatures continue the first part of this week, but hang in there – the week’s end promises highs in the 30s! “Walleye action peaks in the evening,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “but fishing is good on cloudy days. “Work shiners and walleye suckers under tip-ups on mud flats and break edges ou...
  • 1/14/2015 8:30:00 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...
  • 1/11/2015 3:00:00 PM
    Are you interested in healthy, local foods? What's more local than the fish in your nearby lake or stream? Classes are starting this January for adults who missed the fishing boat as kids. Here's your chance to learn fishing basics and how to cook your catch in "Fishing for Dinner" classes. Encourage your foodie friends to sig...
  • 1/11/2015 3:00:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/anglereducation/ Please note the time change for the February 7 Fly Fishing Instructor Training Workshop in Oshkosh. It will start at 11 a.m. and run until 4. Preregistration required.   Also, there is still time to get involved in these events and classes: Free Fishing ...
  • 1/11/2015 3:00:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Frigid temperatures slow outdoor activities; some candlelight events cancelled or rescheduled due to cold and wind chills in forecast An arctic blast brought some very frigid temperatures and wind chills t...
  • 1/11/2015 3:00:00 PM
    Click here for the 2015 Sturgeon Spearing Regulations Pamplet.
  • 1/11/2015 2:50:00 PM
    Are you interested in healthy, local foods? What's more local than the fish in your nearby lake or stream? Classes are starting this winter for adults who missed the fishing boat as kids. Here's your chance to learn fishing basics and how to cook your catch in "Fishing for Dinner" classes. Encourage your foodie friends to sign up. ...
  • 1/11/2015 2:45:00 PM
    It has been another great week to be in Central Wisconsin but it has been a cold one.  With temperatures barely getting above zero, we have been basically banished to stay in our homes and off the ice.  Speaking of ice the conditions are getting better by the day.. average ice thickness in the central Wisconsin area is anywhere from 8 to ...
  • 1/11/2015 2:35:00 PM
    While the new year stormed Wisconsin with sub-zero temperatures, your Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens remind all outdoor enthusiasts to go local to know the ice conditions before you go. And they advise to be prepared if (gulp) you break through the ice. Warden April Dombrowski, who leads the crew of recreational...
  • 1/6/2015 7:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman The New Year is starting with a chill in the air! The forecast calls for single-digit highs through most of the week, with subzero lows and brutal wind chills. Enjoy your winter outdoor activities, but do so in a safe, common sense manner! “Ice fishing is in full swing,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “with anglers findin...
  • 1/6/2015 7:35:00 PM
    Arctic air has moved into the Lakeland area, dropping temperatures and anglers enthusiasm rather quickly. Not wanting to push their luck against temps 20deg+ below zero, there is little to report over the past couple of days.Crappie: Fair / Poor. A few brave anglers found crappies relating to wood on the flowages. Bite was fairly decent on crappi...
  • 1/5/2015 11:10:00 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...
  • 1/5/2015 11:10:00 AM
    Have you ever seen a bald eagle?  If not, here’s an opportunity to get the chance to do so. On January 17th, volunteers for “A Day with Eagles Along the Fox River” invite you to join them at various locations along the Fox River to explore the best eagle viewing locations in the Fox Valley from Kaukauna to Neenah.  Most ...
  • 1/5/2015 11:05:00 AM
    Steve Suman Winter returned to the North Woods, if not with a vengeance, at least with a chip on its shoulder. The long-range forecast shows a few milder days in the near future, with somewhat of a warming trend from mid-January to the end. Not that that can’t change between now and then! Best wishes for a safe, sane, and Happy New Year! &...