Submit your Email to receive the On Wisconsin Outdoors Newsletter.

Our Sponsors:

Daves Turf and Marine

Pier of d'Nort

Williams

QuietKat

Kwik Trip

Amherst Marine

Cap Connection

Angler Quest

Aurora Health Care

Kwik Trip

Dick Ellis Blog:
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 ...
...Read More or Post a Comment Click Here to view all Ellis Blogs

OWO

Waukesha Truck Accessory store and service, truck bed covers, hitches, latter racks, truck caps

Kwik Trip

OWO

Kwik Trip

OWO

OWO

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO

/Content/files/Sponsors/Summer.jpg

OWO

OWO

Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

/Content/files/Sponsors/BuckysBanner-nov-dec2012.png

Bob's Bear Bait

OWO and Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

OWO and Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

OWO

/Content/files/Sponsors/AdvertiseBrown.png

OWO

OWO

Inland Fishing Wisconsin

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 >>

  • 6/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Happy Fathers Day!  Fishing on Delavan continues to be very good. The fly hatch of last week has disappeared and the fishing has been improving every day.  The largemouth bass and bluegills are post spawn and are migrating out to the weedlines.  This week, largemouth bass have been in two different locations one is the deep weedline...
  • 6/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Happy Fathers Day to all you fishing dads out there.  Lake Geneva fishing remains really good.  The summer boat traffic has started however, so plan to be off the lake by about 10:30 a.m. to avoid the waves and chaos, especially on weekends.  I had a 8 hour guide trip planned for Saturday and the boat traffic drove us in after about ...
  • 6/13/2014 9:30:00 PM
    BY BILL THORNLEY SPOONER– It poured on Saturday, June 7, the day scheduled for the Chuck Revak Memorial Kids Fishing Day in Spooner. There would be no canoe rides, or even fishing as the dark skies offered a blustery mix of driving rain, thunder and lightning. Even a family of Canada geese huddled together on the shores of the Yellow River F...
  • 6/13/2014 9:20:00 PM
    Outdoor enthusiasts contribute ideas for the ultimate family adventure vehicle. (Kenosha, WI) - - What would you do, if someone asked your advice on how to create the ultimate outdoor family hunting / adventure vehicle?  What would the interior look like?  How big would the tires be?   Would it need electronics to ke...
  • 6/13/2014 9:10:00 PM
    The Angler's Guide, SECOND EDITION Steve Born, Jeff Mayers, Andy Morton, and Bill Sonzogni - Foreword by Gary A. Borger Drawing on years of conservation and angling experience, the authors tell you about great fishing opportunities unique to Wisconsin-1,000 miles of spring creeks, the amazing nocturnal Hex hatch, and big salmonids in the Great...
  • 6/13/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Despite cooler temps this week, we seem to be in an early summer mode. Water temps have settled into the mid 60's range. Enough warmth seems to be working its way down to help push some bug hatches as a couple species of dragon flies, some types of midge and what looks like march brown mayflies have hatched. The thing to keep an eye out for is the ...
  • 6/13/2014 11:55:00 AM
    MADISON - With Governor Scott Walker's approval of an emergency rule adopted by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May 28, the Department of Natural Resources will use the flexibility granted by that rule to raise anglers' daily bag limits from one walleye per day to two walleye per day in 21 northern Wisconsin lakes, effective June 10. T...
  • 6/13/2014 11:50:00 AM
    June 10, 2014 Spring turkey harvest sees increase despite harsh winterMADISON – Despite a long and severe winter, Wisconsin turkey hunters registered a total of 41,815 birds during the 2014 spring turkey hunting season. This is a 10.7 percent increase from the 2013 spring season.   -  Read Full Article Ruffed grouse surv...
  • 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...