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3/8/2019
With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 9/3/2014 4:40:00 PM
    By John Luthens The final mud hole on the logging road was deep enough to winter-over a school of bass. Jets of clay-colored water splashed above the truck’s quarter panels. I white-knuckled the steering wheel while my mother sat in the passenger seat, shouting navigational wisdom. “Whoa, stop–I mean– keep going, don&rsquo...
  • 9/3/2014 4:25:00 PM
    Fall fishing! The start of good things for anglers in the Northwoods for the next 6-8 weeks. While we have nice surface temps for early fall angling (70-73 deg. Aug.), lots of rain and high water are changing some patterns and the availability of some of our most popular fall bait. Smallmouth Bass: Good-Very good. Anglers finding smalli...
  • 9/3/2014 4:25:00 PM
    Even though we had some early week thunderstorms and heavy rains, the fishing remain excellent.  With the passing of Labor Day, the pleasure boat traffic should begin to decrease making it and optimal time to go fishing. Largemouth bass remain in the shallow water.  They can be caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig, slip bob...
  • 9/3/2014 4:25:00 PM
    Fishing remains slower than normal for this time of year.  The tight schools of smallmouth are few and far between.  Hopefully after the Labor Day holiday and the pace of the pleasure boat decreases, the overall success for anglers will increase. Smallmouth bass fishing has been slower than normal the entire summer.  A successful tr...
  • 9/3/2014 4:25:00 PM
    Steve Suman Looks like very pleasant weather to start September, with warm days and cool nights (one in the 40s!), though chances for showers increase toward the end of the week. Pat at Happy Hooker says muskie anglers should work bucktails, spinnerbaits, topwaters, and gliders along breaks and weed edges. “Fish walleyes in weeds and struc...
  • 9/3/2014 4:20:00 PM
    The fall Trapper Education Committee meeting will occur on Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm in the meeting rooms of Marshfield Holiday inn (750 S. Central Ave).  The meeting is open to the public and the administration of the Wisconsin Cooperative Trapper Education Program will be discussed. Please direct any questions to Ger...
  • 9/3/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Sept. 13 marks opening of archery deer hunting season and Wisconsin’s first statewide crossbow hunting seasonMADISON -- With fall right around the corner, Sept. 13 marks the opening of the 2014 archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons. These seasons will run concurrently statewide, from Sept. 13 to Jan. 4, 2015.   -&...
  • 9/3/2014 4:10:00 PM
    As of 8/29/2014, the following date-regulated lakes will be opening: Burnett County Gaslyn Lake will open Sunday, August 31st. Mud Hen Lake will open Monday, September 1st. Barron/Washburn County Bear Lake will open Sunday, August 31st. More information on date-regulated lakes can be found at the Great Lakes I...
  • 8/29/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) As Labor Day approaches, signs of fall showing up in trees turning color, first of the hunting seasons beginning Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of the summer season and signs of fall are b...
  • 8/29/2014 5:10:00 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. Smallmouth bass were the main target for anglers this week with people having good luck near the rock pile and back into the brea...
  • 8/27/2014 12:35:00 PM
    A mountain hike far from home John Luthens To dance on a journey in Wisconsin one need only point a nose to the given wind direction, shoulder a pack and head down a trail. Chances are you’ll find what you’re after. Wisconsin is that good. I submit that to come remotely close to topping the wild beauty of our state you’ll need ...
  • 8/27/2014 12:30:00 PM
    Reading your own geriatric meter Denny Murawska Had there been someone present with a camera during my most recent outdoor outing, I am certain the segment would have gone viral on YouTube. It had nothing to do with a vicious battle against a musky. I did not single-handedly go head-to-head with a large boar armed only with a Bowie knife. No, I f...
  • 8/26/2014 1:45:00 PM
    With the water temps stable in the 70-73 degree range, anglers are finding patterns stabilizing for their favorite fish. Largemouth Bass: Good- Very Good. An early morning start with plastics. Pre-rigged plastic worms, Senkos and Dingers fished wacky style are working well. Spinnerbaits and crayfish patterned crankbaits along and over w...
  • 8/26/2014 1:40:00 PM
    WAUKESHA, Wis. – The first of 10 public meetings scheduled in September to gather citizen comments proposals to simplify existing inland trout fishing regulations will be held in Waukesha on September 3, 2014. Beyond simplifying the rules for anglers, communities that serve as home to Wisconsin's 13,000 miles of trout streams...
  • 8/26/2014 1:40:00 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...
  • 8/26/2014 1:35:00 PM
    Crappie fishing remains good in the Phillips Area, Our Ross's Sport Shop guide boats have been doing very well on quantity and quality fish on a few area lakes, Most of the Crappie are now coming out of 10 to 22 feet of water and are still scattered all over the water column. Bottom Feeder Tackle 1/16 ounce jig heads with sliders, twisters or tubes...
  • 8/26/2014 1:35:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. — The long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin's Lake Michigan waters is being updated and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is extending the public comment period through the end of October to allow more stakeholders a chance to provide feedback.  DNR fisheries biologists hosted four public meetings i...
  • 8/26/2014 1:30:00 PM
    With the 2014 bear season right around the corner and from the look of the recent photos, Hooksetters Guide Service has plenty to be looking forward to.  With lots of active bait sets and a 100% success rate over the past 5 years they are the ones to check out if you still need a location to hunt in zone "C".  For more informati...
  • 8/26/2014 1:30:00 PM
    SPOONER, Wis. - In an effort to help address human-bear conflicts in an area of northwestern Wisconsin that has had serious conflicts in recent years, state wildlife officials significantly increased the number of bear harvest permits in that area for the upcoming bear hunting season. The goal in is to reduce the bear population in an area d...
  • 8/26/2014 1:30:00 PM
    Steve Suman IF the forecast holds true, this should be a beautiful week in the North Woods, with mild highs, moderate lows, and (again IF the forecast holds) only slight chances for rain. Get out and enjoy all the Hayward area and early fall season have to offer! “For muskies, work bucktails, spinnerbaits, and swim baits along deep weed edg...
  • 8/25/2014 11:15:00 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.  Fishing right around Ashland has been good for a wide variety of fish, and trolling the recent mud lines has been good for walleyes...
  • 8/22/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for August 14, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rainy days keep water levels up on rivers and ponds Water levels on local ponds and rivers have risen from the recent h...
  • 8/22/2014 12:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens Maybe I’m close-minded, but the Milwaukee River corridor flowing through my hometown of Grafton, Wisconsin seems surprisingly noncommittal to the whims of urban development. I’d like to believe that regardless of which new big-box store is going up on the fringes, or which dam and fish passage is being debated in an en...
  • 8/22/2014 12:05:00 PM
    Big Green Lake proposed for landlocked Atlantic salmon stockingGREEN LAKE, Wis. -- A freshwater salmon sought by some anglers for its fight and “catchability” is being considered for possible introduction into Wisconsin waters through an effort involving Green Lake area stakeholders and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.&nbs...
  • 8/22/2014 12:05:00 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. ...