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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 9/20/2017 7:10:00 AM
    What could go wrong? By Wayne Morgenthaler Trout season starts out in May for catch and keep.  This is a wonderful time to fish, as the weeds along the creeks are all knocked down.  Now fast forward to September.  My buddy says let’s go to one of his favorite holes, and we will try to get one of those big browns.  I am a...
  • 9/11/2017 2:35:00 PM
    We are starting a gradual warming trend which should improve the bite over the next week or so.  It’s a bit too early to get into the fall patterns and the summer bite has been slower than average with the cooler temps this warm up will help significantly.       Northern Pike action has been improving. ...
  • 9/11/2017 2:35:00 PM
    As the water has been cooling the fishing action has been improving almost daily.  The fish that weren’t biting last week are starting to feed.  The best bite on the lake remains smallmouth bass and rock bass. Smallmouth bass are being caught in 22-25 ft of water.  They are on deep water structure.  The best bait has been...
  • 9/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Cooler than normal temperatures combined with rain have hit us hard this past week, dropping water temperatures drastically. In addition to the cool temperatures we have had a full a moon phase going on.  The cooler temperatures and full moon have done wonders to the fishing but have really hurt the hunters.  With that said we have had ve...
  • 9/8/2017 10:50:00 AM
    Anglers All Reports, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! ...
  • 9/8/2017 10:30:00 AM
    Despite one nice, warm, sunny day – Labor Day Sunday, water temps starting to drop.  Cooling temps a good thing as we get into fall mode. Musky:  Good – Still best on bucktails and big spinner baits.  Seven inch twitch baits, small jerks and top-water still effective.  Action down from last week, but still good...
  • 9/8/2017 10:15:00 AM
    Summers over….  We are now entering the beginning stages of what I consider the best time of the year.  Fall…  Musky fishing heats up, deer and bear season are just about under way, guys have already started goose hunting and a whole lot more is coming up in the near future.  Water temperatures on the river syst...
  • 9/8/2017 9:40:00 AM
    Fishing on Delavan remains decent.  It’s not as good as a few weeks ago, but that’s to be expected with the cool temps and unstable weather.  As the lake continues to cool, the fish will transition from summer to fall patterns. Crappie fishing has been pretty good.  The fish are in the weeds in 13-14 ft of water.  T...
  • 9/8/2017 9:40:00 AM
    The cool August days have now turned into cool September days.  Fishing on Geneva has been a bit more challenging than normal.  Some days the fishing patterns are easily identified but with any weather or wind change the bite shuts down. Largemouth bass are in substantially more shallow water than is typical for this time of year.  ...
  • 8/31/2017 2:45:00 PM
    Anglers All Reports, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! ...
  • 8/31/2017 11:10:00 AM
    Fishing on Delavan Lake remains inconsistent.  One day its fantastic and the next its very challenging.  I believe this is caused by the inconsistent weather pattern and the cooler than normal temperatures, the lake is 5-10 degrees cooler than normal for late August.  The good news with the cooler water temperature is that the walle...
  • 8/27/2017 9:00:00 PM
    River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland where you can stop in and see their wide variety of live bait, fishing tackle, gear, accessories, fresh and smoked fish from Lake Superior, local meat sticks, and microbrews, and much more. Call them at 715/682-3232 for the most curr...
  • 8/18/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Water levels are finally getting back to normal.  Trout streams are all producing with fly fishermen doing the best.  The backwaters of the Wisconsin River are showing great pan fishing action during the last couple of hours before sunset.  Bass and northern pike have slowed down and should improve towards the end of the month.&nbs...
  • 8/18/2017 8:40:00 AM
    Even though we are having a cooler than normal August, fishing remains excellent.  The fish remain in their typical summer patterns. Bluegill fishing has greatly improved.  The fish are in two locations, one by Township Park in 12 ft of water and the other on main lake points in 15-17 ft of water.  The bigger fish have come out of t...
  • 8/18/2017 8:40:00 AM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva remains very consistent.  Most of the action is coming in water deeper than 20 ft which is typical for the month of August.  Lake Trout fishing has been fantastic in the early morning hours.  The best bite is between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m.  You want to fish the main lake basin 70-80 ft down in 108 -120 ft of ...
  • 8/18/2017 8:35:00 AM
    August 14, 2017 Steve Suman  Following a damp start to the week, the forecast indicates a mix of sunshine and possible showers throughout this week, but at present no expectations of severe weather. Temperatures should be good for most outdoor recreation, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. We have hit mid-August – get in your s...
  • 8/18/2017 8:30:00 AM
    River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland where you can stop in and see their wide variety of live bait, fishing tackle, gear, accessories, fresh and smoked fish from Lake Superior, local meat sticks, and microbrews, and much more. Call them at 715/682-3232 for the most curr...
  • 8/7/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Well after a warm couple of weeks the recent rain and accompanying cold front has dropped water temperature 10 degrees and the fish have responded accordingly. Walleyes have moved deeper and are now holding in 10 to 16 feet of water around drop-offs associated with any rock or gravel.  The musky bite has been good with action on large bucktail...
  • 8/7/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva remains very consistent.  Even with the cold front that came through this past week, the fishing was only minimally affected.  The summer patterns are in full swing.    The biggest fish are deep, greater than 20 ft. for most species. I’ve been catching some very nice largemouth bass in 21-22 ft...
  • 8/7/2017 10:10:00 AM
    This past week we had some very warm weather early and ended with the most severe cold front we’ve had all year.  Even with the 30 degree swing the fishing remained fairly consistent. Bluegills have again started to bite just off the weed line in 15-18 ft of water.  The best location has been by Assembly Park or by Browns Channel.&...
  • 8/2/2017 3:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens The drenched fields alongside Muskeg Road had surrendered to birch thickets and wildflowers. Its graveled lane ran red from an early-morning summer storm, ironed clay from the Lake Superior country in Bayfield County seeping into the overgrown thickness in trickles of storm-fought blood. A shaft of sunlight broke free as I pulled ...
  • 8/1/2017 10:40:00 AM
    July 31, 2017 Steve Suman This week’s forecast generally appears very good, with cooler highs and only a few chances for rain/t-storms. If you have not yet pursued summer fun, better get busy – we are now, already, in August! “With the inconsistent weather, fishing is best in early morning and late afternoon into night,” ...
  • 8/1/2017 10:15:00 AM
    As the lake warms up after the significant rains fishing has been improving back to normal patterns.  With stable weather the fishing has been improving every day.  Bluegill fishing has been rather spotty.  The best success has come east of Browns Channel in 15 ft of water.  As the water depth decreases, this bite shall continu...
  • 8/1/2017 10:15:00 AM
    Lake Geneva continues to have steady fishing in the normal summer patterns.  Bluegill fishing has been fantastic in 21-23 ft of water for the bigger fish.  The best location has been in between Knollwood and Elgin Club or by Gage Marine.  You want to fish a small split shot rigged trout worm underneath the boat for the best success....