Submit your Email to receive the On Wisconsin Outdoors Newsletter.

Our Sponsors:

Daves Turf and Marine

Pier of d'Nort

Williams Lures

Kwik Trip

Amherst Marine

Cap Connection

Kwik Trip

Dick Ellis Blog:
5/21/2020
Publisher’s Note: As referenced in the May-June 2020 print issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors, the Ellis column Memorial Day-Trading it all… directs the reader to this website for stories of Americans in battle during World War II and Vietnam.  Posted in the April 30 Ellis Blogs on this website Tanks in a Mine Field is the eye witness story of 709th Tank Battalion gunner John “Mike” Kunnen during the bloody battle of t...
...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 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 >>

  • 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...
  • 5/16/2014 1:20:00 PM
    Steve Ellis, brother of OWO publisher, found good fishing on walleyes and this released smallmouth bass in both weeds and rocks in Iron county.  He wouldn’t however, tell his brother the name of the lake, so I could blab it to all of you. The fish were all taken bait casting.
  • 5/16/2014 1:15:00 PM
    Great action for walleyes and crappies this past week with not only numbers of good fish but some real slabs as well.  In addition to the great fishing, turkey hunting has proven very successful for many hunters as well. The walleyes have finished spawning and have moved to post-spawn areas.  Look for the walleyes to be in shallo...
  • 5/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
    It's been a little soggy in the North Woods the last couple of weeks but battling the high water between rain drops has been rewarding most anglers with good fishing. Our guides at Ross's Sport Shop are in the Walleye mode right now and the Walleye are treating our clients right, our boats have been averaging 30 walleyes per 4 hour trip with some ...
  • 5/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
    By John Luthens Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how.  To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel.  By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree – ...
  • 5/15/2014 10:55:00 AM
    Thanks to some decent weather, the water is starting to warm up nicely. The fish are slowly starting to put the feed bag on and becoming more active. With that said, still working the bait slow is going to get more bites than working a bait aggressively right now.  The walleyes are still pushing into the shallows in the evening and ...
  • 5/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
    The smelt are still running! People netted a good amount of smelt again last night in Ashland. However, not as many people were out at Bayview Park along U.S. Highway 2, also known as Pamida Beach. One smelter who went there said he was out until 3 a.m. and only got 18 smelt. The smelt ran from about 9 p.m. and quit before 2 in the morning, said A...
  • 5/15/2014 10:50:00 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. ...
  • 5/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Steve Suman This year’s transition from winter to spring is a slow one in the North Woods, delayed at every turn. This week continues the trend, with mild days, cool nights, and chances for rain and thunderstorms on tap nearly every day. Trees are budding, plants are blooming, birds are singing – the signs are there, even if the temper...
  • 5/15/2014 10:45:00 AM
    June 7, 8 is Free Fun Weekend MADISON - For two days in June, Wisconsin residents and visitors alike can enjoy some of the country's best outdoor recreation for free. On June 7-8, people can fish for free anywhere in Wisconsin, hike or bike state trails for free, ride public ATV trails for free, and, new this year, enjoy free admission to sta...
  • 5/12/2014 3:10:00 PM
    Great news, folks! The smelt are definitely running!! People netted a fair amount of smelt last night on the far-east side of town and at Bayview Park along U.S. Highway 2, also known as Pamida Beach. Experienced fishing guide and Anglers All proprietor Roger LaPenter said the run appears to be picking up and he expects it to continue. “It s...
  • 5/12/2014 3:05:00 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: This makes two years in a row that we have been ice-covered going into the month of May. Last year the ice went out of Chequamegon Bay on May 13, tying th...
  • 5/12/2014 3:00:00 PM
    Previews & Reviews   May 2014   Coming in June...   Where there's smoke...   Areas of Douglas County look much different today than they did a year ago when the threat of wildfire became very real and the Germann Road Fire ignited. When the emergency call rang May 14, 2013, the fire was so intense tha...
  • 5/12/2014 3:00:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Last vestiges of snow are finally disappearing in the Northwoods The last vestiges of snow are finally disappearing in the Northwoods, with only snow piles and a small amount of snow in heavily wooded area...
  • 5/12/2014 2:50:00 PM
    Delavan Lake is warming nicely and the fishing is improving.  What a difference a week makes.  Largemouth bass fishing is on fire.  And other species are turning on as well. Largemouth bass are in pre-spawn mode and are aggressively hitting chrome/blue and chrome/black rattle traps.  Look for the fish by the Lake Lawn Golf cour...