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  • 4/30/2014 1:05:00 PM
  • 4/29/2014 4:40:00 PM
  • 4/26/2014 1:10:00 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: Fishing pressure on Chequamegon Bay has been very minimal this past week. The fishing will improve as melting snow and runoff rejuvenates oxygen levels, but it...
  • 4/24/2014 10:00:00 PM
    So predictable! We get dumped on with 12-16" of snow midweek only to see temps top out at the high 60's by Sunday. More days of no ice melt as the sun works to get back to the ice. Nice! Here we are twelve days till the opener and ice coverage on the lakes is near 100% with measured depths of 20" to as much as 33".(Hazelhurst to Manitow...
  • 4/22/2014 2:25:00 PM
    Steve Suman  Warmer daytime temperatures, milder nights, and rain forecast for this week will help remove remaining snow and ice from the North Woods – and “the sooner the better” gets a near-unanimous vote! Pat at Happy Hooker says last week’s winter storm dashed hopes for the start of spring, but everyone is holding...
  • 4/22/2014 2:15:00 PM
    Looks like most of the Chain Of Lakes should be ice free by the opener of fishing on May 3rd. Ice out is progressing fine right now with a major channel open from the mouth of the Elk river thru Duroy, Elk and into Long, Most of the Narrow spots in Long Lake opening or soon will be. Soo Lake also has a lot of open water right now. The oth...
  • 4/22/2014 2:10:00 PM
    After a long winter, Delavan Lake is finally opened up.  The water temperature remains very closed, it’s averaging between 44 and 48 degrees.  The warmest water is in the channels, where most of the active fish are.  Make sure that you realize that game fish season is still closed, opening day is the first Saturday in May. The...
  • 4/22/2014 2:10:00 PM
    Lake Geneva is ice free but very, very cold.  The opening of game fish season is the first Saturday in May but the panfish bite is available now.  The water temperatures are in the low 40’s.  For the panfish stick to the warmest water you can find, typically shallow bays like Abbey Harbor or Trinkes. Most of the fish that are ...
  • 4/22/2014 2:05:00 PM
     “He’s rolling below that big rock in the current seam. Try to drop it higher up and a little more to the right.”  The words rang down from my son’s sniper perch in the birch tree deadfall like coordinates for an artillery strike.  I cast the egg fly as directed, letting the current swing it down the ...
  • 4/22/2014 2:00:00 PM
    Because of the harsh winter we’ve had here in the northland, the ice still has not broken up on Chequamegon Bay, so the smelt have not started spawning. In fact, the Ashland area received another 6-8 inches of snow on Wednesday. The “smelt run” usually starts around the third or fourth week in April, shortly after ice-out on ...
  • 4/22/2014 1:55:00 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: Fishing pressure on Chequamegon Bay has been very minimal this past week. The fishing will improve as melting snow and runoff rejuvenates oxygen levels, b...
  • 4/16/2014 1:30:00 PM
    I took a walk through the woods behind the house yesterday and found a nice shed antler from a year old buck.  It is not really what I was looking for, but it reminds me that with the snow diminishing, and ground visibility increasing, that this is a good time for locating shed antlers.  Finding shed antlers kind if gives you an i...
  • 4/16/2014 1:10:00 PM
    For landbound anglers successful outings are highly dependent upon timing, since location is mostly dictated by public access.  You are limited in your ability to change position, so you have to focus on when to be there. May is the right month in Wolf River Country to target white bass, and the lower section of the river offers the b...
  • 4/16/2014 1:00:00 PM
    As if we needed reminding as to whose the boss around here.....Mother Nature just dumped a couple of new inches of snow while dropping temps down into the mid teens. Through Thursday it doesn't look like much melting is going to be going on around here.     Crappies: Very good- Excellent. Lots of reports of good catches. When wi...
  • 4/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
    It may not feel like it this week but signs of spring are all around us, Robins are in our back yards, Ducks and Geese are swimming around in any open water they can find and the cry of the common Loon fills the crisp morning air. The lakes are starting to open and we will be in our boats in no time at all. There are already some big a...
  • 4/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Over 7,000 people came out to participate in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 14. The information hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indicate preference on a wide range of fish and wildli...
  • 4/16/2014 12:50:00 PM
    Make sure you practice shooting the same way that you will be shooting when you are calling, sitting-prone,  ect…  PRACTICE. If you decide to call this time of year, get close to the den and do a couple of howls or pup in distress calls.   If I am aftera problem coyote, I leave them alone till the fall.
  • 4/16/2014 12:45:00 PM
    May 3 inland fishing opener kicks off another exciting year of fishingNew this year: largemouth bass harvest available statewideEditor’s note: This and the trout stocking release are the first in a series of releases relating to the 2014 fishing season. Check back in coming weeks for stories on new informational tools available for anglers, f...
  • 4/16/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman If the forecast for this week holds true, not only will we not see 50-degree temperatures again until the weekend, every day offers an “opportunity” for snowfall. Be patient and spring will arrive. It always has before ... eventually. Just in time for the fishing opener, anglers visiting http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/nor...
  • 4/16/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Because of our harsh winter here in the northland, the ice has not yet broken up on Chequamegon Bay so the smelt have not started spawning. The “smelt run” usually starts around the third week in April shortly after ice-out on the bay and lasts only 12-14 days. Visitors and locals alike love the short but sweet smelt season on ...
  • 4/16/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Gary Engberg Outdoors The spring walleye fishing on the Wisconsin River from the Prairie du Sac Dam and downriver toward the Mississippi River has been slow, but it should pick up as the water warms. The frigid winter that Wisconsin had has open water fishing below the dams on the Wisconsin River at least two weeks behind schedule. I&rsq...
  • 4/16/2014 11:35:00 AM
    I was watching Paul as I moved the boat with the trolling motor into the current. Suddenly he jumped up from his seat. His spinning rod was bent in half with the rod tip plunging. I reeled in my line waiting to see what he had. The fish made a short run and Paul turned it and started getting it closer to the boat.   Finally we saw i...
  • 4/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
    Kids 15 years and younger will mark the arrival of spring by attending the 30th Annual Kids’ Fishing Clinics this Saturday, April 12,  at  park ponds and lagoons in Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties. The free clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will receive instruction ...
  • 4/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Spring finally springing in Wisconsin: spring wildfire season underway, spring fish and wildlife hearings next week, spring peepers peeping What a difference a week can make in the Northwoods. Last week pe...
  • 4/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
    DES MOINES – The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild Iowa deer has been confirmed. The deer was reported as harvested in Allamakee County during the first shotgun season in early December. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is currently working to obtain as much information as possible about the infected deer to imple...