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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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  • 12/18/2014 2:20:00 PM
    Holiday Hunt provides opportunity for antlerless harvest in the Southern Farmland Zone MADISON – The Holiday Hunt will give hunters in the Southern Farmland Zone an opportunity to hunt antlerless deer fromDec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2015.  -  Read Full Article DNR surveillance efforts detect VHS virus in wild coho u...
  • 12/18/2014 2:20:00 PM
    Well some very odd weather for mid-December, 40's, rain, fog, making for melting snow and ice! The story for the weekend... don't put tip-ups out more than 20' away, you'll never see the flags! Some anglers returned with tales of having a hard time finding their way off lakes due to the fog and no snow to follow their tracks back.Walleyes: Fair-V...
  • 12/18/2014 2:15:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Ice fishing season is here and the catches have been good!  Carolyn LaPenter reports that anglers have been catching perch, wa...
  • 12/11/2014 1:45:00 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. ...
  • 12/11/2014 1:40:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3434  ASHLAND, Wis. -- A declining lake trout population in the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior has prompted the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board to adopt an emergency rule reducing the 2014-15 harvests at its December meeting. Population assessments over the last six to eight years indica...
  • 12/11/2014 1:40:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3433 MADISON -- The Natural Resources Board voted to approve revisions to the state's invasive species rule at their December 10 meeting in Madison. Known as NR40, revisions include the listing of additional species and delisting of currently regulated species under the state's Invasive Species Identific...
  • 12/11/2014 1:35:00 PM
    Eleven First Day Hikes to be held at state properties Jan. 1, 2015MADISON – Anyone looking to start their New Year’s resolution for better health can start the year off on the right foot by participating in any of 11 First Day Hikes that will be held at Wisconsin State Park properties on January 1.  -  Read...
  • 12/11/2014 1:35:00 PM
    John Luthens Like the Christmas ornaments that come out of our storage closet every year, this story always seems to get unpacked with them. It’s a winter’s tale of old that’s never seen the light of print – maybe because I just keep forgetting about it till the holidays roll around, but more likely because I don’t wa...
  • 12/11/2014 1:30:00 PM
    Well, Its starting out to be a great ice fishing season! Enough ice to get around on... with not to much snow on the ice to worry about access or travel. Caution is still advised on some larger lakes (Trout, Fence, Big Crawling Stone) where ice thickness varies from 2-6" but overall averages of 10-12"+ cover most of our Lakeland area lakes.Walleyes...
  • 12/11/2014 1:30:00 PM
    Wild turkey hunters have until close of business on Wednesday, Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the spring 2015 hunting season. The 2015 spring turkey season will begin April 11-12 with the annual Spring Youth Turkey Hunt. The regular turkey season will begin the following Wednesday, April 15, and will consist of six ...
  • 12/11/2014 1:25:00 PM
    More snow is in the short-term forecast, but it also predicts high temperatures in the 40s from Wednesday through Sunday! “Early ice is a good time for walleye anglers,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Several anglers report limits of good size fish from deep weed edges on walleye suckers and fatheads under tip-ups. “Crappies ...
  • 12/7/2014 9:10:00 PM
    Many lakes are formed because of a dam.  The rivers that fill those lakes are called feeder rivers. I was told that, in late summer, bass sometimes migrate up these feeder rivers because of the cooler oxygenated water. The Clintonville Pond lies 16 miles north of my home and it has a feeder river called the Pigeon River. Jumping into a new adv...
  • 12/7/2014 9:00:00 PM
    This past week has been phenomenal for ice fishing.  With 5 to 10 inches of good ice and little snow on most lakes, travel conditions are about as perfect as you could want.  In addition to the great conditions the bite has been very good for all species.   Walleyes have been extremely active right before and after dark with some go...
  • 12/6/2014 10:00:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Ice fishing season has begun!  Carolyn LaPenter reports that anglers were out on the ice over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend...
  • 12/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
    By Mark Jannke My son, Cody Jannke a friend, and I hired Scott Valleskey to take us musky fishing October 10 and 11, 2014 in Green Bay. We have musky fished Lake of the Woods, Northern MN, and northern WI lakes but never broke the 50" mark. On this day, Cody would and released a 52" musky with a 28" girth. Cody's fish was caught about 9:00...
  • 12/1/2014 7:30:00 PM
    GREEN LAKE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, along withthe Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, is asking the public to assist witha wildlife "thrill killing" case. On Saturday, Nov. 29, DNR Conservation Warden Nate Ackerman receivedcomplaints of gun shots heard overnight, northwest of Green Lake.  GreenLake sheriff's ...
  • 12/1/2014 7:20:00 PM
    Lauren Kubiak takes a walleye. Cousins Julia Cullaz and Lauren Kubiak show a northern pike just who’s in charge on the ice of Vilas County. One of 25 pike taken on the Manitowish Chain falls to cousins Andrew Cullaz and Carter Cullaz.
  • 12/1/2014 7:15:00 PM
    We had a slow start to the beginning of the 2014 gun deer season, but we did get off to a great start to our  ice fishing season with some phenomenal catches being made. Opening weekend starting off foggy and with high temperatures, deer movement was not only slower than normal but hunters visibility was drastically impeded.  With the fo...
  • 12/1/2014 7:05:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is inviting anglers, commercial fishers, conservation stakeholders and interested citizens to attend a public meeting on Dec. 1 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland to discuss Lake Superior fisheries management plans including the lake trout harvest outlook for 2015. Fo...
  • 12/1/2014 7:05:00 PM
    This week starts with subzero temperatures and wind chill advisories, but the forecast shows few chances for snow AND calls for a nice warming trend through the end of the week!   “Winter definitely set in early again this year,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “All Quiet Lakes waters iced up, with a few open spots only on the la...
  • 12/1/2014 7:00:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing is pretty much on hold right now as anglers eagerly await the start of ice fishing season. Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers...
  • 11/26/2014 11:45:00 AM
    Steve Suman The welcome, though too brief, break from winter this past weekend is now history as winter weather again makes its mark. Forecasts call for another four to six inches of snow accumulation through Monday night, accompanied by up to 30 mph wind gusts. Not great – but it is also not Buffalo! Deer hunters enjoyed mild temperatures ...
  • 11/26/2014 11:35:00 AM
    With no doe tags and a lower then normal deer population many hunters decided to spend some or in cases most of opening weekend of the Wisconsin Deer Firearm season on the ice. Most area fishermen are reporting 5 to 7 inches of good ice on area lakes. Walleye and pike anglers have been hitting the ice for well over a week now and panfish anglers ar...
  • 11/22/2014 10:30:00 PM
    Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine Thanksgiving Special! $1.00 per issue when purchasedNovember 27 – December 2. Why stand in line, when you can go online or call 1-800-678-9472 to order? Special Deals: 1-Year / 6-issues $6.00 2-Years / 12-issues $12.00 3-Years / 18-issues $18.00 Wisconsin Natural Resource...
  • 11/19/2014 11:35:00 AM
      With 3 to 6 inches of ice being reported on most area waters the Open Water fishing season has come to a screeching halt. There were mixed reviews on 2014 season, Walleye seemed to be a little tough but it was a great panfish season for most area anglers. Musky fishermen were torn, some reported a great season while other sad it was&nb...