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7/16/2019
Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Strutz to memorialize Bob Ellis, a legendary northern Wisconsin row troller inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008 for his im...
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  • 2/5/2015 7:35:00 PM
    Thick ice, above average water clarity likely to greet 2015 sturgeon spearersOSHKOSH, Wis. -- With cold snouts full of wiry barbels and a row of bony plates called scutes along their backs, lake sturgeon aren’t exactly cuddly.  -  Read Full Article  Efforts underway for Wisconsin Bikeways ProjectMADISON -- The public...
  • 2/5/2015 7:30:00 PM
    Steve Suman It is February in the North Woods – lows are hovering slightly above/below zero, highs are single-digit into the teens, and snow of varying proportions is a daily possibility. This is a good winter – enjoy it! “Walleye fishing is best during dark,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Fish near bottom along weed ed...
  • 2/5/2015 7:25:00 PM
    One of the most frustrating things about ice fishing is seeing the fish on your electronics and the best you can do is get them to follow your bait around a little. What do most of us do when this happens? We down size, Size 16 and 18 micro jigs with one spike or a micro sized plastic should do the trick, right? Well.... Maybe your going the wrong ...
  • 1/30/2015 7:20:00 PM
    MADISON - With the 2015 sturgeon spearing season some two weeks away,Department of Natural Resources fisheries experts will be available toanswer your questions during a live online chat on Tuesday, Feb. 3 startingat noon.Sturgeon spearing opens on February 14 at 7 a.m. and DNR fisheriesbiologists expect another season with...
  • 1/30/2015 7:15:00 PM
    Muskie Expo Chicago was a huge success as we are receiving a strong Buzz for Milwaukee too. We only have four booths left so if you are waiting here is a last minute chance. Gone is gone. $550 per booth. 6.8 million live within 100 miles of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee land metro’s median household is $56,213. We attract Muskie enthusiasts fro...
  • 1/30/2015 7:15:00 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.  It's mid-season ice fishing and there are a lot of opportunities to get after just about everything that swims out there.   “We've...
  • 1/30/2015 7:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for January 29, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow conditions continue to be good in far north for snowmobiling and skiing but conditions marginal in the south A mi...
  • 1/30/2015 7:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens Cedar Creek conducts its winding business through Ozaukee County. It loafs across the western county line in a family-run affair, smaller, and evenly-split between farmland and private residence. Further to the east, it incorporates the towns of Grafton and Cedarburg, where the breed of housing and business along the banks becomes ...
  • 1/30/2015 7:05:00 PM
    Do you have what it takes to be the “Last Angler Standing? Ice Duels is a competitive ice fishing tournament that pits anglers in head to head, 30 minute matches in a double elimination format. Sitting back to back, you have 30 minutes to outfish your opponent while a scorekeeper scores your fish before you release it.  Bluegill and cra...
  • 1/30/2015 7:00:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. -- A public hearing on an emergency rule designed to support recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Feb. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ashland High School. The public hearing will cover the 2014-15 emergency rule adopted by the Natural Resources Board at...
  • 1/30/2015 7:00:00 PM
    MADISON -- A team of state fisheries researchers has received the 2014 Sport Fish Restoration outstanding research project award presented by the American Fisheries Society for their work to locate key areas of waterways where habitat restoration effort will be most effective. Ken Kurzawski, president-elect of the Fisheries Administration Section ...
  • 1/28/2015 1:10:00 PM
    Steve Suman This week looks to be somewhat mild and with light snow, though a cooling trend develops by next weekend. While there is still plenty of time to enjoy winter activities, we are already (almost) into February! “Anglers report 18-20 inches of ice on Quiet Lakes area lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and walleye angler...
  • 1/28/2015 1:05:00 PM
    Frequently Asked Questions - January 27, 2015 The Frequently Asked Questions features recent warden-related questions taken by wardens and the DNR Call Center. The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463. Today's edition features q...
  • 1/28/2015 1:05:00 PM
    Mild weather last week gave anglers plenty of reason to head out onto the ice. But sloppy conditions kept many from venturing out to far away from the usual haunts.While ice thickness continues to average in the 14-18" range, some areas of heavy use or early freezes have reports of 22"+. Despite this we have gotten two reports this past week of lar...
  • 1/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3467 BRULE, Wis. - Sustainable forest management practices on the Brule River State Forest will expand to account for the acquisition of 6,505 acres to the forest, under a master plan amendment approved today by the state Natural Resources Board. Management activities including the harvest of timber wil...
  • 1/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3468 MADISON -- A scope statement granting the Department of Natural Resources flexibility to consider alternatives to reductions in walleye bag limits in the Wisconsin ceded territory was approved Wednesday by the Natural Resources Board. The scope statement provides the department with the o...
  • 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. ...