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Dick Ellis Blog:
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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  • 6/13/2014 11:05:00 AM
    The MacKenzie Center and Devil’s Lake State Park are partnering to hold an outdoor skills event on July 19th. Join us for fishing at Devil’s Lake State Park in the morning and archery at the MacKenzie Center in the afternoon. The whole family can spend the day learning new outdoor skills! More information can be found on the...
  • 6/12/2014 11:35:00 AM
    Outstanding fishing right now in central Wisconsin for all species.  The muskies are very active and we are seeing some very nice fish coming from shallow weedy areas.  Walleyes continue to be a pleasant catch and along with numbers, we are seeing some nice sized fish as well.  The crappies and bluegill bite is about as ...
  • 6/12/2014 11:10:00 AM
    By Mike Yurk The sky seemed to touch the water of Chequamegon Bay while a steady light rain dimpled the surface. Doug Hurd of Eagan, Minn., and I were drifting along a swampy shoreline flipping jerk baits into the shallow water. Doug’s boat was sitting in about four feet of water but we were casting to less than a foot. We caught our fir...
  • 6/12/2014 10:50:00 AM
    This past week started fast and was excellent but by the end of the week, we had another lake fly hatch that slowed the bite immensely.  That should dissipate by the early part of next week and then it will be back to good fishing. Walleye fishing has started to pick up.  Night anglers and even day time fishermen have been catching multi...
  • 6/12/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s temperatures looks to be more seasonal, with highs in the upper 70s and nighttime lows in the 40s and 50s ... and of course, the ever-present (but mostly low!) chances for rain and thunderstorms. “Inconsistent weather is always tough on fishing success,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and we had some la...
  • 6/12/2014 10:50:00 AM
    June 10, 2014. Delavan, WI--Lakeside Bait & Tackle of Delavan will host its 1st annual Rough Fish Derby June 20th-22nd on Delavan Lake. Experienced fisherman, amateurs, and spectators alike can join in this unique carp fishing competition and community cookout. The derby is far from the traditional “hook & line” fishing event. ...
  • 6/12/2014 10:45:00 AM
    Lake Geneva fishing has been really good overall.  It’s a great time to take young kids fishing as the rock bass bite is almost constant.  Both the largemouth and smallmouth bass are active as well.  With the cooler than normal water temperatures, the pleasure boat traffic is still relatively light as well. Walleye fishing rem...
  • 6/6/2014 11:15:00 AM
    Amy Rasmussen with a nice largemouth bass Hooksetters Guide Adam Rasmussen with a nice largemouth bass Hooksetters Guide Adam Rasmussen with a nice smallmouth bass ander Mountain Firearms manager Eric Marone with his 49 inch musky while fishing with Hooksetters Gander Mountain Firearms manager with a nice smallmouth bass while...
  • 6/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
    FOND DU LAC - As the waters of Pipe Creek continue to recover from a largemanure spill, some of which washed into southeastern Lake Winnebago, statehealth officials said Walleye Weekend anglers need only follow normalprecautions in handling and cooking fish.A small die-off of panfish along the east shore, south of the outfall ofPipe Creek, is not r...
  • 6/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3230 FITCHBURG, Wis. - Citing concerns over safety and littering, the Department of Natural Resources will close a three-acre portion of the Swan Lake Wildlife Area frequently used as an unmanaged shooting range to all types of access. The closed area will encompass the parking lot located on Count...
  • 6/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
    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 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. Be sure to always use caution on froz...
  • 6/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Ted Poulos has a travel trailer in Triangle Farms in Fremont, Wisconsin and went fishing on the Wolf River on Memorial Day weekend. The result was this 27 ¾ inch Walleye caught using a jig with a worm.  Send your photos to On Wisconsin Outdoors at submissions@onwisconsinoutdoors.com or ellis@onwisconsinoutdoors.com.
  • 6/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Lake Superior in summer means plenty of smallmouth bass in Chequamegon Bay.  The smallmouth bass fishing season runs from mid-May through late October, the latter considered to be “trophy month” for “smallies.” The 12-mile-long bay’s rock piles and breakwater structures make for perfe...
  • 6/4/2014 9:45:00 AM
    ~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service (http://www.upnorthguideservice.net/) and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://www.riverrockinn.net), report the following: The ice is finally starting to leave the south channel and the Apostle Islands. Memorial Day weekend brought some beautifu...
  • 6/4/2014 9:25:00 AM
    Spring was short!Jumped right from late ice out to summer time temps in a matter of 2 1/2 weeks. Lake surface temps shot through the 60's on smaller lakes and flowages right into the mid 70's. Larger lakes recording temps of 64-69 deg. Recent rains bring temps down some,but warm temps of the past week have accelerated spawning of Crappies, Mus...
  • 6/4/2014 9:10:00 AM
    What: Hartford Conservation and Gun Club’s 24th Annual Gene Johann Memorial “Shoot for a Cure” When:   Saturday, August 23 – Corporate Team Shoot Sunday, August 24, 2014 – Pledged shoot, Club Team challenge, Fire Dept. Team Challenge, Celebrity Shoot and Youth Shoot Where: Hartford...
  • 6/4/2014 9:10:00 AM
    The Weed Bite has Started Hi Folks – The weed bite has started on the walleye front.  We have seen spectacular fishing this past week and I see no reason for things to slow down in the near future. Water temps have ranged from 68 to 77 degrees and it was a very quick warm-up. This had little to no effect on the walleye activity.  W...
  • 6/4/2014 9:05:00 AM
    Following a two-year review of Wisconsin’s deer management program, changes were made that may impact your choices for antlerless permit use and overall availability in 2014. Please be aware of the land where you hunt and consider your selections carefully before purchase. A helpful document is now available to highlight some import...
  • 6/4/2014 9:05:00 AM
    This week, the North Woods should see cooler, more seasonal temperatures, along with a few rain showers. Mosquitoes and ticks are abundant this spring – remember to bring bug repellent! “Fishing season and is off to a good start,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “with anglers concentrating on shallow water. “Fish muskies o...
  • 6/4/2014 9:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/anglereducation/FreeFishingWeekend.html Another Free Fishing Weekend event has been posted - this time for Eau Claire. Come on out and join in the fun!   Check out these videos, too!: Free Fun Weekend: http://youtu.be/dUeHKKWk3Bk   Tackle Loaner Program http://youtu.be/RMYUEJXaiMk
  • 6/4/2014 8:55:00 AM
    The surface temperature is up 10 degrees since last week.  Fishing has been improving daily, the largemouth and bluegills are in the shallows starting to spawn.  Over the course of the next couple of week, we will see the best fishing Delavan has to offer.  For the most comfortable fishing, try going out Tuesday through Thursday for ...
  • 6/4/2014 8:55:00 AM
    Thank Goodness summer has finally arrived.  With the warm temperatures, the lake has been   warming rapidly and has come up 10 degrees in the past week.  The lake has gone from almost a complete minnow bite to a nightcrawler bite almost overnight. Smallmouth bass are congregating in the 10-12 ft depth range on their spawning fl...
  • 6/4/2014 8:50:00 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 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. For up...
  • 6/4/2014 8:45:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for May 29, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Warm weather moving bass, panfish into shallows, has turtles on the move, and triggers hatches of mosquitos and black flies...
  • 5/31/2014 12:20:00 PM
    All 252 Wisconsin Kwik Trip stores statewide now carry On Wisconsin Outdoors.  To find a Kwik Trip nearest you, click here! This partnership makes the free issues of On Wisconsin Outdoorsavailable to the Wisconsin hunter and angler from Spooner and Hayward in the northwest, to Green Bay and Shawano in the northeast, to Lancas...