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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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  • 10/29/2014 10:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall colors still impressive in parts of southern and central Wisconsin Fall colors are still pretty impressive in parts of southern and even central Wisconsin, but with the recent winds and several days o...
  • 10/29/2014 10:40:00 AM
    Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: The October 31st deadline for purchasing Lake Winnebago and Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing licenses is quickly approaching (next week), so don’t forget to go out and purchase your license if you have not already done so.  I receive calls every year from people who have forgot to pu...
  • 10/29/2014 10:40:00 AM
    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. ...
  • 10/28/2014 9:30:00 AM
    When I go outside to hook the boat to my vehicle I see a thin covering of frost etched over the hood and front windows. “I guess it is fall,” I say to myself. The week before, I finished the last bass fishing trips for the year and noticed the bass action starting to decline. It is an indication we are getting farther into fall and it i...
  • 10/24/2014 4:55:00 PM
    Heavy into a typical fall pattern now. Cold mornings, mild days, some wind, some clouds. Also, fewer anglers on the water.Musky: Very Good- Good. Not as hot as last week, but still nice fish in the nets. While it's typical for anglers to get the best action on suckers at this time (and they have by a 60/40 split) jerks, gliders and twitch baits hav...
  • 10/24/2014 4:55:00 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...
  • 10/24/2014 4:45:00 PM
    It was a good week of Fall Fishing in the Phillips area this week as reports of good Crappie and Walleye action poured in. Musky action was also good, Water temps are in the mid to upper 40's on most area lakes and the fish are starting to move deep and put the feed bag on. Ross's Sport Shop Guide Boats have been finding Walleye and Crappies in th...
  • 10/24/2014 4:40:00 PM
    By John Luthens Most anyone versed in the finer aspects of outdoor pursuits knows someone like Tom: One of those guys who’ll take the time to find the hidden lake – a spring-fed and mirrored place, mist hanging low at nightfall and every cove holding the promise of thrashing water. A guy like Tom is a patient watcher, studying the bre...
  • 10/21/2014 1:20:00 PM
    Steve Suman IF the forecast holds true, we should see a mild and comfortable week in the North Woods, with few chances of rain and sunshine on and off through next weekend! “Chippewa Flowage muskies are moving into their fall locations,” says guide Dave Dorazio at Outdoor Creations. “There are still some fis...
  • 10/21/2014 1:20:00 PM
    Catch the Cutting Edge Outdoors 6-8am Saturdays now broadcasting on 105.7 "The Fan" as well as "1250 WSSP"
  • 10/18/2014 4:40:00 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.  The walleye are starting to transition, moving into shallow waters.  People are hooking walleye as well as northern pike in the deep...
  • 10/18/2014 4:35:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall color now at or approaching peak in southern Wisconsin; more hunting season open Saturday, October 18 Fall colors are now at or near peak through much of southern and central Wisconsin, though some ar...
  • 10/15/2014 8:30:00 AM
    Ice Duels 2015 Tournament ChallengeMinnesota-Montana-South Dakota-WisconsinLike NO other tournament you’ve seen! “A duel is an arranged engagement between two individuals, with matched weapons, in accordance with agreed-upon rules”.  Pre drilled holes, six feet apart, in a “Field of Honor” co...
  • 10/15/2014 8:25:00 AM
    The time is now for those fishing for Musky! Water temps have dropped into the upper 40's to low 50's. Most small to mid sized lakes have turned quickly thanks to overnight temps into the upper 20's. Mid fall patterns are here. Musky: Very Good- Excellent Hard to believe the rating is so high but great musky action has turned on. Multi fish days, ...
  • 10/15/2014 8:20:00 AM
    Steve Suman Relatively mild temperatures continue through this week, though they come with a few chances for precipitation. If nothing else, at least this week, for the time being, none of the precipitation in the forecast starts with an “s”! “With the below normal temperatures and couple inches of snow,” says guide D...
  • 10/15/2014 8:15:00 AM
    Fishing has been great the last week in the Phillips Area, I have been mostly doing Musky trips this time of the year, Last week we put 8 of the 9 Veterans that attended the Wisconsin Veterans Fishing Camp on Musky with the Vets combining to catch 14 total Musky. On most of the days on the water this week we have had multiple Musky in the b...
  • 10/15/2014 8:10:00 AM
    The lake appears to be starting to turnover.  The water temperature has been right around 57-59 degrees.  As the fall moves on, the bigger fish will put on their feedbags and the biggest fish of the year will be available for catching. Walleye fishing has been very good.  I’ve been averaging 10-12 fish per day.  I’m...
  • 10/15/2014 8:10:00 AM
    The fall fishing patterns have started to materialize.  The smallmouth bass and the perch are starting to bite.  The water temperature has been in the upper 50’s and I don’t believe the lake has turned over yet, but it should occur in the next week or so. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good.  They have been both in the...
  • 10/10/2014 2:20:00 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.  Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing of the year is here and anglers are getting in on that classic fall bite. The smallies ar...
  • 10/10/2014 1:55:00 PM
    Wisconsin’s public water systems continue to invest in upgradesOver past three years, nearly $135 million invested by municipal water systems statewideMADISON -- More than 95 percent of Wisconsin’s water suppliers meet or exceed health standards and the state’s public water systems continue to make upgrades through a loan program ...
  • 10/10/2014 1:55:00 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 s...
  • 10/10/2014 1:50:00 PM
    Well that gorgeous last weekend of September seems long ago... as the first weekend of October brought cold, wind and rain. Early morning temps in the low 30's barely hit 39-40 deg. for highs, lake temps fell from upper 50's /low 60's to lower to mid 50's. If there was a light to the cold weekend, its for those waiting for the musky/sucker bite to ...
  • 10/6/2014 10:55:00 AM
    Water temps have fallen to 48 to 52 degrees on most area lakes and the fish are starting to bite very well, I have been doing mostly Musky trips and the action is good, we are having a lot of luck with lures like Suicks, and Jakes. A lot of our fish are also coming on suckers and quick set rigs. Crappie action has picked up again...
  • 10/6/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Long- time friend Bill Radek and his son Jeff visited Jim Ellis and brothers at the cabin in Vilas County last week and had moderate fishing success despite turn-over slowing things down from recent weeks.  This 19-inch walleye was caught by Jeff Radek on Alder Lake. If you’re questioning the size of the fish, let’s give it some...
  • 10/6/2014 10:45:00 AM
    ~ 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. Trout and salmon are being caught at the mouths of the Sioux and Onion rivers, as well as off of Long Island. Anglers are snagging them e...