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Dick Ellis Blog:
11/7/2017
If the deer season is the flagship of all hunting sports in Wisconsin, eagerly anticipated annually by 600,000 hunters, and it is, then the precious days of the October/November rut are without doubt the gem within the gem.  These too fleeting days of whitetail mating activity when even the biggest bucks become vulnerable to archers and gun hunters  mean no doubt that more tags are filled and stories of missed bucks told than at any oth...
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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 11/22/2017 11:20:00 AM
    While most outdoorsmen ( and women) focus is on deer season (pretty quiet out there), Mother Nature has been toying with the ice anglers for the past two weeks.  Just enough ice forms on some bays and small lakes to lure anglers out, then one day in the 40’s or strong winds blow it all out.  A few areas have held enough ice for angl...
  • 11/14/2017 3:30:00 PM
    It will be touch and go for a while on the ice fishing.  As in, “touch” the ice with your chisel, if it cracks “GO”!  Get off of there Daytime temps in the low 30’s with night time temps in the mid 20’s to upper teens by next week will mean ice making conditions will be tenuous at best.  Where ice...
  • 11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM
    A firm cold stretch with some snow and wind mixed in has marked the arrival of Novemberrrrr! Skim ice on small ponds is showing and water temps continue to fall. Large to mid-sized lakes reporting surface temps of 41-46 degrees.  Smaller lakes below the 40 degree mark. Musky:  Good – Action on suckers always best at this time of y...
  • 11/14/2017 3:05:00 PM
    Snow is on the ground and the temperatures have plummeted, but the fishing remains very good. Some area lakes and streams are freezing up but the Wisconsin River is still open and accessible.  Now with a lot of guys getting prepared for the upcoming gun season we basically have the water to ourselves.  We have been having great action on ...
  • 11/7/2017 8:45:00 AM
    Wow how things can change… This past week we have seen a drastic drop in the water temperatures and the bite has really changed as far as technique over the past couple of days.  The big deer are on the move and plenty of beautiful bucks have been taken, myself included. With water temperatures now in the upper 30 degree range we hav...
  • 11/7/2017 8:30:00 AM
    11/6/17- Reported by AAA Sports Well the weekend started out with some serious Muskie fishing people coming in. Tthey were dressed for the arctic! Not sure how well they did,  but they ordered more suckers for this weekend. Trapping season is underway: Beaver, mink, muskrat, raccoons, fox  and coyote. We've taken a lot of deer ...
  • 10/31/2017 3:55:00 PM
    Lenny Young and Pete Limberatos hit the whitebass right during a recent trip to the Winnebago Chain. According to Young, the two used flies and minnows on ultralight.  “We caught many doubles using a bare fly 2 feet  out and a gold hook with a minnow at 4 feet out from a triple swivel and 18 inches of line with three-quarter ounce...
  • 10/31/2017 3:50:00 PM
    Dropping water temperatures and an increase in water flow have made for a perfect combination for excellent fall fishing in the central Wisconsin area.  The fish are putting on the fall feedbag and it is only going to get better as we move forward.  We have had a great week of catching nice muskies, walleyes, crappies and even a few big b...
  • 10/31/2017 3:45:00 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! ...
  • 10/20/2017 9:00:00 AM
    Luke from Anglers All reports: Fall is definitely here. We have had a beautiful autumn week in the Chequamegon Bay Area.  Local rivers are coming down. There should also be some good mudlines forming up out in the lake for those looking to troll.  Fishing the edges of those mudlines can be very productive. Some of the best trolling o...
  • 10/20/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Looking at the forecast for this week, we can expect a sunny and dry week. Temperatures during the day will be in the high 50’s, but by the weekend, we will see daytime temperatures in the 70’s. The colors have reached their full peak, and with this week’s sunny forecast, now is an excellent time to get out and enjoy the weather! ...
  • 10/20/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Some real fall weather reached the Northwoods!  Cold nights, some wind, rain, as a result – some falling water temps.   Musky:  Good-Very Good – Not a great season for numbers, but some very nice fish.  While suckers have accounted for the majority of fish, artificials, especially jointed cranks (48”) and 8&r...
  • 10/13/2017 2:25:00 PM
    Well a little rain and some cooler temperatures really makes a difference.  The walleye bite is getting better and better by the day as well as the action for muskies really turning on.  Water temperatures have finally fallen to the mid 50 degree range and should continue that downward slope as we head further into fall.  Deer hunt...
  • 10/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
    October 9, 2017 Steve Suman   Clear, cool (frost!), and mostly dry weather appears to be in store for the Hayward area this week. The forecasts make only slight mention of rain chances for late in the week and weekend. Get out now and enjoy these mostly mild temperatures while they exist – it will not last forever!   “Wea...
  • 10/10/2017 3:05:00 PM
    Cooler temperatures have definitely sparked the fall fishing.  Water temperatures are finally dropping and action has picked up for all species. Bear hunters are coming into their final week of bear season and hunters are still giving it their best to tag that bruin. The musky action has seen the most dramatic increase with a lot of success...
  • 10/6/2017 7:50:00 AM
    Following a weekend of record highs, temps mellowed out only to be rising by this past weekend.  After todays (10/3) highs of nearly 70 degrees, the next two weeks look to be in the 50’s – 60’s.  Good news for musky anglers. Walleye:  Very Good-Fair  – Early in week Walleye catches were great with lots o...
  • 10/1/2017 12:50:00 PM
    Well it is finally over… Summer that is, but by the way Mother Nature is treating us you would never know it.  The past few days we have had the warmest temperatures of the year, and with that the fishing and hunting have felt it too.  We have seen a decrease in activity both on the water and in the woods Bear hunters especial...
  • 9/25/2017 11:10:00 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!Luke ...
  • 9/25/2017 11:05:00 AM
    With the exceptionally cool August, September has been exceptionally warm which has caused surface temperature fluctuations of 10-15 degrees.  The fish don’t really know what pattern they should be following!  We have some fall patterns working well but some of the summer patterns are being re-established. Walleye fishing was impro...
  • 9/25/2017 11:05:00 AM
    We have had exceptionally warm weather in the past week so the summer pattern for fishing continues.  Those fish that had already moved to the fall patterns are very confused! Smallmouth bass have been on the main lake points like Black Point, Conference Point and Cedar Point.  They have been in a depth range of 20-25 ft.  They can ...
  • 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...