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  • 7/7/2014 9:55:00 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: Fishing has been good this past week despite the very high winds. The smallmouth bass in Chequamegon Bay are near ...
  • 6/27/2014 11:15:00 PM
    Wow... Unbelievable fishing in Central Wisconsin for all species this past week.  With warmer water temperatures (now in the 70's) the fish are going on a feeding frenzy!  The musky bite is as good as it can get, with not only numbers of fish (which you don't often hear while talking about musky fishing ) but some real giants up...
  • 6/27/2014 10:50:00 PM
    Joe Tetting of Minocqua caught this nice 23” walleye on May 21 while fishing the Boulder Junction area using a jig + minnow.   Mike Romano Jr of Chicago caught this 24” walleye using a jig and minnow on May 28 while fishing the Boulder Junction area.   Mike Romano SR of Chicago caught some nice walleyes in the ...
  • 6/27/2014 10:40:00 PM
    Brandon Mueller from Appleton, Wi caught this beautiful 29 inch walleye on June 23 using a jig and minnow while fishing the Boulder Junction area.   Keith Fuller from Chicago, ILL holding a couple of nice walleyes – the biggest one being a nice 24 incher caught on a jig-and minnow while fishing on June 19 in the Boulder Junction area...
  • 6/27/2014 7:20:00 PM
    Hi Folks – Well, it’s been a little bit since my last report. The fishing has been so good it’s been hard finding time to get off the water.  When it comes to walleyes, the weed bite is going strong. Fish are relating to any new green weed and depth hasn’t been a factor. My customers have been boating quite a fe...
  • 6/27/2014 7:15:00 PM
    East wind and lots of it along with cooler than usual temperatures postponed several events that have usually transpired by now. On the larger lakes, largemouth bass, bluegills and pumpkinseeds have not started bedding yet. Plump females of all three of these species are being caught by anglers targeting walleyes and smallmouth bass along outside ...
  • 6/27/2014 7:15:00 PM
    June 24, 2014 World student archery tournament comes to Alliant Energy Center in Madison July 11-13MADISON – The 6th annual National Archery in the Schools World Tournament will take place in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center July 11-13, 2014. The event will showcase archers from all around the world and is open to the public.&n...
  • 6/27/2014 7:10:00 PM
    Steve Suman The week ahead looks to include mild highs and cooler nights, with a warming trend developing late in the week. As always, the forecast includes rain and thunderstorms chances, but with most showing low percentages. There are many events scheduled this summer – check the Upcoming Events calendar (below) for a brief list with hot...
  • 6/23/2014 12:05:00 PM
    It's getting warm out and live bait is becoming tricky to keep alive right now, One reason is that todays live bait comes from longer distances then it did in the past, When I first started working at Ross's Sport Shop I ran minnow trap lines daily, those minnows were coming from stream to the stores tanks to sell fresh to customers. Now DNR regula...
  • 6/23/2014 11:55:00 AM
    The water has been warming.  Like Lake Geneva, Delavan fish are in the early summer patterns about a week or two later than normal.  Boat traffic is intense, so get to the lake early for the best fishing and plan to be off the water by late morning. I had my first northern pike fishing trip of the season.  The fish are not in great ...
  • 6/23/2014 11:50:00 AM
    The fish are starting to be in their summer patterns.  We are in the window where the largemouth bass are located on the major weed flats in Trinkes Bay and Williams Bay.  You can get large numbers of quality fish in a short period of time. Smallmouth bass have been in a transition period.  They are done spawning and are now chasing...
  • 6/20/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Jim Bianco form Delaware with a nice musky John Niko form Chicago with a nice smallmouth bass Tom Howatt with some nice crappies Tom Howatt with a nice catch of walleyes and crappies Jim Bianco from Delaware with a nice musky It has been another great week of fishing on the Central Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers. In addition...
  • 6/20/2014 10:35:00 AM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler The rain has muddied some waters, especially the big three trout streams (Pine River, Willow Creek, and Mill Creek).  Small streams are the best and fish at the headwaters.  Best way to fish these small streams is to bring the waders and fish upstream with a gold panther martin size 3.  The Wisconsin River is ...
  • 6/20/2014 10:35:00 AM
    There has been a bit of a mayfly hatch going on witch is screwing up fishing a little. The bigger Gills and Walleye have been a little tight lipped but with a little work they can be caught. Smallmouth Bass are on the beds and hitting hard on most area lakes. We have been getting most of our smallies on larger lures while Musky fishing but I have ...
  • 6/20/2014 10:30:00 AM
    By John Luthens The afternoon trees sank with humidity and the path to the golden cove was thick.  Tall grasses fought for the sun’s rays with growing strands of nettle.  The stinging vines were just tall enough to bite unseen at the ankles.  I could smell lilacs blooming but I couldn’t see the flowering bushes in the ju...
  • 6/20/2014 10:15:00 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 has been very good overall this past week with quite a bit of walleye activity along the Ashland shoreline. People are catching them in the earl...
  • 6/20/2014 10:10:00 AM
    The fishing right now continues to be very good overall. Water temps are in the 70's depending on the lake, but the fish are active and it is a great time to be out catching fish.  Finding the walleyes right now seems to be more of a spot on spot situation. They are sitting on certain areas, but when you find them, you should be able to catch...
  • 6/20/2014 10:05:00 AM
    Minocqua Area Fishing Report: At least all the wind has kept the mosquitos at bay. Wind has been the biggest hindrance to fishing for most species. Where possible and with proper boat control some of the best walleye fishing of the season came last week, but the wind made it work! Walleye: Excellent to Good. Action slowed some after the full moon....
  • 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...