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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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  • 9/24/2014 6:25:00 PM
    You are subscribed to Angler Education for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/anglereducation/ EGGS-citing events are scheduled for some of our fish spawning facilities. Fun intended! Watch egg collection demos, practice a fe...
  • 9/24/2014 6:15:00 PM
    Steve Suman Beautiful fall weather is on tap this week, with highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s – and amazing colors to surround all outdoor activities! “Cool days and chilly nights announced fall season’s arrival,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Catch muskies on breaks and weedlines in 8-12 feet with bucktails, topwater...
  • 9/22/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Delavan Lake remains pretty spotty.  The best bite on the lake remains the bluegills.  The smallmouth are starting to heat up though.  The boat traffic on the lake is almost non-existent. Bluegill fishing has been very good in the 13-15 ft depth range or suspended  the main lake basin 15 ft down in 40 ft of water.  The sus...
  • 9/22/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Overall the fishing on Lake Geneva has been difficult.  The typical patterns on the lake are not available which makes the fish very scattered and hard to catch.  When you do get on the game fish, they are typically less than 15 inches. The smallmouth bass are in 15-22 ft of water.  They can be caught on lindy rigged nightcrawlers o...
  • 9/22/2014 11:00:00 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 in the bay after the big storm has been great, according to Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All.  “The fish have ...
  • 9/22/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Central Wisconsin was the place to be if you were headed into the outdoors last week.  With that said it looks as though things are shaping up for another banner fall season on the water and in the woods.  Hunters had good success in the woods with the opener of the 2014 deer archery season. A few nice deer were taken like the ni...
  • 9/17/2014 11:50:00 AM
    CLEVELAND, Wis. — Leaders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries team will summarize high priority comments and seek additional feedback on the Lake Michigan Integrated Fisheries Management Plan at Wednesday’s (Sept. 17) meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum. The event, free and open to the public...
  • 9/17/2014 11:45:00 AM
    A very cold first half of September has lake temps dropping quickly from averages of 71-73 degrees just two weeks ago to surface temps plummeting to the 57-59 degree average.  Certain species are still active, while fishing for some others has nearly come to a complete halt. Crappies:  Fair-Good (and improving).  Big slabs of 12-14"...
  • 9/17/2014 11:45:00 AM
    The writer, Wayne Morgenthaler with a 35 pound sturgeon after his friend caught a 90 pound fish earlier. We have had plenty of rain but the good side is that most of it has been absorbed by the soil.  Trout streams remain normal with Sept 30th being the end of the season.  Trout are biting on all types of bait with some nice 17 inchers...
  • 9/17/2014 11:40:00 AM
    September 15, 2014 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 9/15/14 Steve Suman This week starts out with cold mornings, but with warming temperatures as the week progresses ... though accompanied by chances for rain showers. “Last week’s weather limited fishing,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “but the best is yet to come with fall...
  • 9/17/2014 11:30:00 AM
    Over the past three years, fisheries biologists have solicited public input on all aspects of panfish management. They found that although anglers are not interested in sweeping changes to statewide panfish regulations, they are interested in addressing specific lakes with overharvest issues. With this in mind, the department is proposing regulatio...
  • 9/17/2014 11:30:00 AM
    Despite the high water Ross's Sport Shop Guides are still putting their clients on fish. We are finding Crappie in 10 to 30 feet of water and catching them with plastics or minnows on jigs, Walleye have moved into the higher current areas of the lakes, Ross's Sport Shop guides have been catching most of their walleye on Bottom Feeder Tackle Jigs an...
  • 9/17/2014 11:20:00 AM
    Delavan Lake is in a transition period from the summer pattern to the fall pattern.  Fishing has been slow due to the tremendous cold front that hit last week.  I’ve gone from double digit catches of game fish down to single digit and have been seeing only the smaller fish.  With some stable weather fishing will improve. The b...
  • 9/17/2014 11:20:00 AM
    Due to the severe cold fronts this past week, fishing is pretty slow.  The best bite on the lake has been the bluegills in 15-20 ft of water.  The smallmouth bass and largemouth bass remain scattered throughout the water column and a consistent pattern is non-existent right now. Bluegill fishing has been average in 15-20 ft of water.&nbs...
  • 9/17/2014 11:15:00 AM
    By John Luthens I was being kicked into submission by steel-toed work boots. The higher powers deemed it an important beating for the bottom line, and they were still kicking when the quitting whistle signaled the end of the round. I stumbled from the ring and pulled out of the parking lot. There was a cabin waiting for me. I don’t know why...
  • 9/12/2014 11:55:00 AM
    By Mike Yurk bassinmajor@yahoo.com          We sat in the front seat of the pickup truck eating our lunch while rain splattered against the window. Dark gray clouds swirled overhead and wind whipped across the lake. This was not looking good.      My fishing buddy, Paul Valle of Oakdale, Minn.,...
  • 9/12/2014 11:45:00 AM
    Areas of Wisconsin have received from 5 to 7 inches of rain since the beginning of September and water levels are very high on lakes, rivers and streams. In the north, many streams and rivers are at or near flood stage, and lake levels are nearing the top of many people's docks. All major river systems are running above average. The Bois Brule R...
  • 9/12/2014 11:45:00 AM
    MUKWANAGO, Wis. – A breeding population of a sunfish listed as a threatened species in Wisconsin may be established at a pond at the Milwaukee County Zoo as part of a pilot program to protect the long-term viability of the species in the state. As part of an annual stream survey to capture and document the variety of species living in a sh...
  • 9/12/2014 11:35:00 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. ...
  • 9/11/2014 10:25:00 AM
    Trout anglers have a chance to weigh in on a proposal to simplify existing inland trout fishing regulations and provide more quality trout fishing opportunities. Join us for a live chat on Thursday, September 11 at noon all about trout fishing in Wisconsin. DNR fisheries experts will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed chang...
  • 9/11/2014 10:20:00 AM
    Things clicked for Secret Sam on a Secret Lake and he sends us the crappie results.  Because this is Secret Sam and we respect confidentiality, we can’t tell you that this is Dick Ellis Great Nephew Sam Klick.
  • 9/11/2014 10:20:00 AM
    Things clicked for Secret Sam on a Secret Lake and he sends us the crappie results.  Because this is Secret Sam and we respect confidentiality, we can’t tell you that this is Dick Ellis Great Nephew Sam Klick.
  • 9/11/2014 10:00:00 AM
    You are subscribed to Root River Report for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. We have started to update this webpage with Root River fishing information. The webpage will be updated once per week usually on Monday or Tuesday. In addition, you can cal...
  • 9/9/2014 1:50:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 4, 2014   Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Stormy week leads to wet start to the early goose, dove, teal and bear seasons Wisconsin has had some sto...
  • 9/9/2014 1:45:00 PM
    Due to the cool weather, fishing on Geneva has remained relatively slow.  Most of the action has been coming in shallow waters, 6-10 ft deep.  Largemouth bass have been biting in Geneva Bay, Trinkes and Abbey Harbor.  Most of the fish are coming in and around the boats.  Use a split shot rig nightcrawler or an All Terrain Stik ...