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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 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. ...
  • 8/22/2014 12:05:00 PM
    Summer is slowly nearing the end as kids will be heading back to school soon, and many people will start trading the fishing rod in for a gun or bow. No need to do this yet as there is plenty of good fishing to be had, and more to come as we roll into fall. The largemouth bass are sitting in the vegetation as they search for small baitfish to gorg...
  • 8/22/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman One could easily condense the current forecast for this week’s weather into one short sentence: Mild temperatures in morning and night, with chances for showers. Do not let the “maybes” prevent you from enjoying your favorite outdoor activities, especially as we start to wind down summer! “Fish muskies on weed ...
  • 8/22/2014 11:55:00 AM
    We have had some good August fishing in the Phillips Area, the walleye have been a little tight lipped but the Crappie, Northern, and Musky are making up for it. Ross's Sport Shop guides have been finding the Crappie scattered in 8 to 20 plus feet of water right now. We are catching most of the Crappie on plastics, Beatle Spins, Twisters, ...
  • 8/22/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Wisconsin Duck Hunter Roger Mayer caught this photo of the full moon and clouds the night of the Packer’s first exhibition game that he submits is the Packer logo and good vibes of the season ahead
  • 8/22/2014 11:50:00 AM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler The water levels have been falling as we have not had rain for about 4 weeks.  Fishing remains good for most of the county.  Trout are biting on Panther Martin Spinners.  I used a larger green and yellow spinner and landed a nice 17 inch brown.  Also, caught some smaller trout on the same lure.  Most ...
  • 8/22/2014 11:45:00 AM
    Cooler nights reminding campers of September instead of August  Cooler nights are reminding campers of September instead of August. Even though it is only the middle of August, boating has slowed down as the water temps have dipped. Despite the cooler weather kayakers and tubers still dominate some rivers on weekends. There are plenty of sand...
  • 8/22/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Delavan Lake fishing overall has been excellent.  The best bet on the lake is bluegills and largemouth bass.  The fish have remained shallower than normal.  The best depth overall is 6-10 ft of water.                 Largemouth bass can be caught in 6-8 ft of...
  • 8/22/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Due to the cooler than normal summer, the fishing has been a bit slower than normal as well.  There are plenty of fish to be had, however the schools of bigger fish have been few and far between.                 The smallmouth bass have been sporadic.  The best de...
  • 8/22/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Lower than normal water temperatures in Central Wisconsin are creating uncharacteristic fishing conditions for this time of the year.  With overnight lows in the upper 30 to lower 40 degree range we are already seeing a push from the local fish population towards traditional fall locations. Not only are the fish moving towar...
  • 8/15/2014 11:00:00 AM
    Steve Ellis The 3 girls (ages 9, 11, and 12) getting ready to launch the boat. So, Sandy and I started this little “tradition” a couple of years ago, where we take the granddaughters up to our cabin in Iron County for a few days of fishing, swimming, and exploring the northwoods. All of the kids are up there often, but this is just ...