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7/13/2018
Lots of fishing and even preparations for fall hunting going on out there in Wisconsin’s Big Outside during the Dog Days of summer. Mike Martino with a 20" Coho taken on a silver and black trolling spoon in 150' of water. The Coho was tough...but Mike was tougher! My first revelation after talking to friends and family is that you don’t always need guides, or the biggest boat on the water to take advantage of Wisconsin’...
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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 7/9/2018 9:40:00 PM
    The walleye bite continues to be very good in central Wisconsin along with a pretty good crappie bite as well.  We have also been picking up a few nice pike and bass.  Water temperatures continue to hover around that 80 degree mark making it tough for musky fishing but a few guys are targeting them early and late in the day and they are p...
  • 6/22/2018 10:55:00 AM
    As I sit here writing this we just received about 3 inches of rain in central Wisconsin.  I can’t wait to see what it does to the conditions on the area lakes and rivers but it sure can’t hurt. We have been dry for quite a while and some much needed rain is a blessing.  Water temperatures as of this morning were right around 7...
  • 6/8/2018 10:30:00 AM
    Here we go again with the up and down weather patterns that are disrupting the water temperatures and the fishing patterns. The water temperatures dropped 10 to 15 degrees in a period of two days this past weekend and it has created some very interesting fishing conditions. Most of the fish have shifted to deeper water as well as becoming quite a b...
  • 6/6/2018 9:50:00 AM
    Anglers across our area are experiencing some good fishing for a variety of species. Walleye action has been steady at dusk. Jig and minnow combinations are working but leeches are also making up some nice catches. We are seeing mayflies on the water so the walleye bite might slow a bit but fish will still be catchable. Walleyes are found on weed e...
  • 6/6/2018 9:50:00 AM
    Please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html for the latest reports.
  • 6/5/2018 10:35:00 AM
    Quite a few walleyes and bass have come across the bow of my boat this past week with several of them real dandies.  We have also seen some very good crappie and pike fishing this past week as well.  Water temperatures spiked last weekend and some areas were pushing the 80 degree mark, but it has toned down a bit and we are holding steady...
  • 5/31/2018 12:35:00 PM
    Northern Wisconsin Musky Opener is this weekend!!!! With near perfect conditions musky anglers heading out for this weekend opener should see pretty good action. The area lakes and rivers are in the upper 60 to low 70 degree range and a variety of tactics should be working.  I would start out running a variety of smaller to medium bucktails a...
  • 5/31/2018 12:25:00 PM
    Nearly limitless custom options and floor plans   While Angler Qwest pontoons are great for taking out friends and family all at once, for a sunset cruise, don’t let the pontoons fool you- these rigs fish!  The boats are available to target several species, including the Troll series, that comes in six models from the 820 ser...
  • 5/30/2018 5:50:00 PM
    Carolyn from Anglers all reports: Everything is happening right now and fishing has been turned on in the Bay. Small Mouth are in pre-spawn primarily in the Sand Cut, Brush Point, Oak Point Area. Along with the Small Mouth you will find Walleyes, Northerns, and Perch. People are fishing for Northerns on the Ashland shoreline. Trout and Salmon troll...
  • 5/15/2018 1:40:00 PM
    The past few weeks have been crazy with unstable weather patterns and temperature swings. These conditions have in turn made for very interesting hunting and fishing conditions. The turkey hunters are the positive part of this scenario, they have been having a banner year with a lot of hunters getting their birds. The numbers of mature birds tha...
  • 4/17/2018 11:50:00 AM
    Not much to report!  Unusual amounts of mid-April snow and high winds have kept anglers off the lakes.  Access is tough right now as the snow depth makes getting around very difficult.   Crappie:  Bad-Poor! – No recent reports over the last five days, though a few anglers heading out as of this writing. Concentrate on ba...
  • 3/23/2018 2:55:00 PM
  • 3/23/2018 2:50:00 PM
    Great weather and improving conditions on the ice led to lots of angler participation over the weekend.   Crappie:  Very Good – The warm weather helped with the functioning tip-down bite.  Oddly, some reports on Crappies in 22-25’, some in 13-18’ and others up as shallow as 7-10’.  Rosies and small minn...
  • 3/18/2018 5:10:00 PM
    Anglers All, 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! Carolyn from An...
  • 3/14/2018 11:20:00 AM
    Now’s the Time for Panfish        Soon is the inland lake season opens for fishing. Though the panfish season is open year-round, now is the time to target shallow water crappies and bluegills as soon as the ice is gone in shallow water. The water temperature in most area lakes is approaching 50 degrees which is...
  • 3/3/2018 7:25:00 PM
    2/27/18- Reported by  Jim Stroede Guide Service Washburn County recently received a foot of new snow, this has been great for skiing and snowmobilers but has made getting out on the ice a little bit of a struggle for atv and truck traffic. Walking out to good crappie and bluegill fishing is still very good and easy on Long Lake. Multiple...
  • 2/16/2018 9:45:00 AM
    Anglers All, 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! Carolyn from Ang...
  • 1/31/2018 12:00:00 PM
     Things are starting to heat up in the Central Wisconsin area and I don’t mean just the weather…  The fishing this past week has been fantastic with limit catches of panfish along with some super-sized northern pike and giant walleyes. Ice conditions across the central part of the state are very good, but with any ice, always...
  • 1/26/2018 8:50:00 AM
    Anglers All, 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! Anglers all repor...
  • 1/22/2018 10:50:00 AM
    Cold and clear skies met weekend anglers, slowing what had been a very good ice fishing season so far. Yellow Perch:  Good-Fair - Best chance for a meal is to work mud flats of 18-28' using VMC Flash Champs, Halis and Pimples tipped with wigglers or Red Spikes.  Warm forecast for weekend would allow for tip-down use with small rosies. W...
  • 1/15/2018 10:40:00 AM
    Anglers All, 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! Anglers all repor...
  • 1/11/2018 9:40:00 AM
    Steve Suman  The North Woods receives a brief, but well-deserved break the first part of this week, enjoying a few 30-degree temperatures. What a welcome respite! Take time to get outside and enjoy it while you can!  “Bitter, freezing, cold weather affected all outdoor activities during the holiday season,” says Pat at Happy...
  • 1/9/2018 4:55:00 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!The ice fi...
  • 1/4/2018 9:50:00 AM
    Despite not seeing air temps above 0 degrees  for a week or more, fishing has been surprisingly good for those willing to brave the conditions! Now it hasn’t been the same for everyone, rarely is.  The cold has probably kept anglers from moving around some if things aren’t going well were they are set up. But for those po...