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  • 5/28/2014 9:40:00 AM
    With the Memorial Day weekend, fishing traffic has been intense.  The fishing has been improving daily, most of the lake fly hatch has subsided and the fish are again biting.  The water temperature is rising and the bluegills are moving into the shallows. Northern Pike have still been very active in the 6-10 ft depth range where there ar...
  • 5/28/2014 9:40:00 AM
    The water is warming nicely and therefore the fishing is improving.  The memorial weekend is showing an increase in boat traffic but the fishing pressure has not been that strong.  The smallmouth bass are starting to move in to spawn and now is the best time to catch the nice smallies. Smallmouth bass are scattered in 12-15 ft of water.&...
  • 5/23/2014 7:40:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following: Due to recent rains, Chequamegon Bay still has quite a bit of color to it. The post-spawn walleye bite is fast approaching as water temps creep into the 50...
  • 5/23/2014 6:10:00 PM
    MADISON - Daily walleye bag limits will increase May 23 on 447 lakes in northern Wisconsin in time for the long Memorial Day weekend. "Having increased bag limits on these lakes is good news for anglers heading north to enjoy the long weekend fishing, hoping to take fish home," said Department of Natural Resources Secretary, Cathy Stepp. "As...
  • 5/21/2014 10:15:00 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. ...
  • 5/21/2014 10:10:00 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. ...
  • 5/21/2014 10:10:00 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. ...
  • 5/21/2014 10:05:00 AM
    After a little taste of winter late last week (yes, snowflakes on May 15) and the drop in water temperature that comes with the cold, things look good from here on out with a nice gradual warm up for the next 7-10 days.  We will need the warmth and sun to get the weeds growing.  We are weeks behind on both plant growth above and below the...
  • 5/21/2014 10:05:00 AM
    The water is starting to warm up with the nicer weather we have been having. The forecast looks great, and this coming week of fishing should really heat up. When the water hits the 50 degree mark, it seems the fish really start to turn on. That includes both largemouth and smallmouth bass, as they prepare for the spawning season. The fish need to...
  • 5/21/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Walleye fishing has still been good for Ross's Sport Shop Guides, with the lowered daily bag limits on most of the area lakes it takes no time to limit out with nice walleyes. Our guides have been catching walleye in 4 to 15 feet of water depending on the lake we are fishing.  When we are fishing shallow we are looking for mud flats with wood,...
  • 5/21/2014 9:55:00 AM
    By John Luthens  A wooden ski ramp towered above on a pine-clad ridge.  Bands of white trilliums sprinkled the forest clearings below.  Campfire smoke rose lazily in the air and fly rods leaned on trees. There was only the slight matter of fording a stream to reach the camp.  With a spray of water above my truck’s...
  • 5/19/2014 10:50:00 AM
    There’s some Very Good Fishing Going on Out There Hi Folks --  There’s some very good fishing going on out there as we follow the spawn bite around from lake to lake.  Despite the foul weather and high winds this past week, fish continued to bite.  It got a little tougher Thursday and Friday, but we still managed...
  • 5/19/2014 10:40:00 AM
    Action in Central Wisconsin for multi-species is really turning on.  Anglers are having a lot of fun catching walleyes, crappies, bass and pike.  In addition to the previously mentioned species action has been very good for bluegills and catfish.  All in all the bite has been extremely good. Most of the anglers are targetin...
  • 5/19/2014 10:30:00 AM
    Steve and Rob Tobin  targeted coho salmon out of Milwaukee May 14 when this 22 pound King hit in 35 feet of water with water temperature at 48 degrees.  45 minute battle on a three color lead core reel and rod.  The Tobin brothers also caught nine cohos for a two-man limit in a few hours.
  • 5/19/2014 10:25:00 AM
    Well, the smelt run is all over with for Ashland, everyone. Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All, said there was no action at all Saturday night. He believes the run has ended for the season on this side of Chequamegon Bay. Roger advises smelters to try their luck over in Washburn, up in Cornucopia, or farther along the Lake Superior sho...
  • 5/19/2014 10:15:00 AM
    This past week was cold and the lake didn’t warm up too much.  We also 5 inches of rain, which kept the fishing action low.  The forecast for this week is sunshine and decent temps so the water should continue to warm and increase the fishing opportunities.   Smallmouth bass can be caught on either a small pink headed hai...
  • 5/19/2014 10:10:00 AM
    Delavan Lake continues to busy with fishermen.  With the 5 inches of rain this week and a lake fly hatch the fishing has slowed a bit and the numbers from last week have been reduced a little.  With the warm weather predicted for this weed it should ignite the bite. Some walleyes are being caught off the main lake points in 26-28 ft of w...
  • 5/19/2014 10:05:00 AM
    Aside from rain and wind early this week, the forecast indicates we might finally break the cool weather barrier! The extended forecast shows no lows temperatures less than 40 degrees for the next two weeks and highs in the 60s and 70s. “Fishing conditions improved appreciably in the last 10 days,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “but ...
  • 5/19/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Unfortunately, the smelt run has diminished once again, folks. “The wind switched, started coming out of the south, and pushed everything out into the deep water,” said Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All, referring to the drop-off in numbers on Friday night. Roger said he only harvested 30 lbs. of smelt last night behind his sho...
  • 5/19/2014 9:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Heavy rains have rivers running high; closed or delayed opening of some ATV and mountain bike trails Parts of Wisconsin received heavy rain in the last week, with 2 to 3 inches reported in some locations. ...
  • 5/19/2014 9:25:00 AM
    ~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following: The ice finally went out of Chequamegon Bay last Friday, thanks to some strong westerly winds and a lot of rain. The water is still really cold right now though and...
  • 5/19/2014 9:20:00 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. ...
  • 5/19/2014 9:20:00 AM
    The smelt are still running, but the run has slowed considerably. Not very many people were out at Bayview Park along U.S. Highway 2, also known as Pamida Beach. “They got very little down there last night,” said Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All. Roger said he only netted about 90 lbs. of the little silver devils last night b...
  • 5/16/2014 1:35:00 PM
    On Wisconsin Outdoors writer extraordinaire John Luthens took his nephew on his first Lake Winnebago crappie expedition.  Do you think maybe Indigo Thede, 10, of Oshkosh enjoyed landing his first Lake Winnebago crappie?
  • 5/16/2014 1:20:00 PM
    PESHTIGO - An unfortunate infection of oak trees was turned into somethingpositive when a utility and several area business owners joined a fisheriesbiologist to create fabulous shoreline habitat for fish and wildlife.The project, on the High Falls Flowage, involved a large-scale "tree drop"along Peshtigo River State Forest property on the no...