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Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Strutz to memorialize Bob Ellis, a legendary northern Wisconsin row troller inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008 for his im...
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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 9/5/2016 2:50:00 PM
    9/1/16 - Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service Fishing has been great all across Washburn County this week, walleyes, pike, bass, panfish and Muskies have all been bitting. Weeds are the place to be if your looking to get bit right now.  A nice early morning jig bite is producing lots of fish in my boat, sun up 'till about&nbs...
  • 9/1/2016 8:40:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view this latest information.
  • 9/1/2016 8:30:00 AM
    A combination of weather and time helped to pull the fishing up a bit by weeks end.  With some shallow weeds showing signs of dying back (despite surface temps averaging 70-72), a shift to deeper weeds has been the focus for fish and anglers alike.  Those deeper weeds of 13-16’ are holding a lot of species (Walleye, LMB, SMG and gil...
  • 9/1/2016 8:30:00 AM
    With the cooler temperatures the fishing has been improving.  The boat traffic has been substantially less as the back to school rush happens.  This reduction in boat traffic gives anglers opportunities to fish throughout the day. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent on the hard bottom locations throughout the lake.  My favori...
  • 9/1/2016 8:25:00 AM
    Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop with a professional guide service for Lake Superior and area inland lakes and rivers, offering the largest selection of baits and tackle in the Chequamegon Bay area.  For the most complet...
  • 9/1/2016 8:25:00 AM
    Steve Suman Once we make/made it through Monday, it looks to be a nice week ahead... until Labor Day weekend, when chances for thunderstorms return. Enjoy this week and forget about those “chances” until next weekend! “Our up and down weather keeps us guessing what the next day will bring,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. &ldqu...
  • 8/29/2016 9:45:00 AM
    8/25/16 - Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service Some cooler overnight temperatures have lowered the surface readings on Washburn County lakes from around 80 down Into the mid to lower 70 degree range this week. Fall is just around the corner. Musky action is picking up with nice fish cruising the shallows again. Bucktails and t...
  • 8/24/2016 3:20:00 PM
    August 22, 2016 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman  The forecast for this week indicates somewhat cooler, sunny, and breezy weather, with a few chances for rain and/or thunderstorms. Considering this summer’s previous weather, this is a very encouraging forecast!  “Fishing on the Quiet Lakes improved steadily ov...
  • 8/24/2016 3:20:00 PM
    Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop with a professional guide service for Lake Superior and area inland lakes and rivers, offering the largest selection of baits and tackle in the Chequamegon Bay area.  For the most complet...
  • 8/24/2016 3:15:00 PM
    It’s a rainy day here in Central Wisconsin as I write this but that’s good news for the fishermen in the central Wisconsin area.  With cooler temperatures forecasted and substantial rainfall, water temperatures will drop considerably over the next few days and the action should really pick up.  This past week water temperature...
  • 8/24/2016 3:10:00 PM
    Lots of rain to end the week, kept most anglers off the water. Things had slowed for certain, though enough action overall to keep anglers’ attention.Largemouth Bass: Good. The most consistent action all summer, yet a bit slower this past week. Wacky worming in 7-12’ weeds is best, warm up by mid-week should bring top-water back into pl...
  • 8/18/2016 10:15:00 AM
    Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop with a professional guide service for Lake Superior and area inland lakes and rivers, offering the largest selection of baits and tackle in the Chequamegon Bay area.  For the most complete ...
  • 8/18/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Usually by mid-August, we will see a night or two cold enough to start just a few sugar maples turning- hasn’t happened yet. Still warm, although cooling down a bit. Surface temps averaging 75⁰ on most lakes.The heat has unfortunately brought about a cisco kill on the Minocqua Chain, as the thermocline deepens and these fragile, cool water fi...
  • 8/18/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Steve Suman The 2016 summer weather is nothing if not consistent! Once again, forecasts call for warm and varied chances of wet, with a cooling trend for the weekend. Many rain and thunderstorm “chances” are (currently) low, so make your plans to enjoy outdoor activities!   “Our unusual weather patterns continue,” sa...
  • 8/18/2016 10:00:00 AM
    The summer heat wave is upon us.  The fishing remains pretty good as long as you get out early in the a.m. or late in the p.m.  The boat traffic on the lake makes fishing in the middle of the day pretty difficult.  Most of the fish are relating to deep water structure.  The best fishing is consistently the largemouth  or wa...
  • 8/18/2016 10:00:00 AM
    The fishing on Delavan continues to be a good day/bad day proposition.  The weather has been pretty consistently hot and humid.  The best bite on the lake remains the bluegills.  They are constant throughout the lake.  Early in the week the largemouth bass were on the deep weedlines in 15-18 ft of water.  Because of the co...
  • 8/11/2016 4:20:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view this latest information.
  • 8/11/2016 4:20:00 PM
    Carolyn from Angler All reported: This past weekend had really good reports coming in for fishing the Bay! The water is definitely starting to clear. Houghton Point to Pikes has clear water and the fishing continues to be good there. Long Island has cleared up considerably! Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most common...
  • 8/11/2016 4:20:00 PM
    8/11/16 - Reported by AAA Sports   If you don't mind the heat then the fish are still out there to catch. More anglers are using crankbaits, spoons, and spinners rather than minnows because the heat makes it difficult to keep the minnows fresh. Leeches are still being used in all sizes. Walleye on Shell lake have been...
  • 8/11/2016 4:15:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler Currently water levels are excellent for all types of fishing.  The rain has finally stopped and the fishing has been great on the Wisconsin River for catfish.  The best baits are stink bait and night crawlers fished near the bottom near deep holes or dead trees along the shoreline.  Surface baits used during t...
  • 8/11/2016 4:15:00 PM
    Hey guys it has been another fantastic week here in central Wisconsin. The fishing has been outstanding and the bear baiting is going very well.  Water temperatures have gone up a bit and are now back in the upper 70”s but cooler weather is forecasted for this upcoming weekend and that should send it back down. The walleye fishing has...
  • 8/10/2016 2:35:00 PM
    Steve Suman  This week’s numerous weather forecasts are about as fickle and inconsistent as... this summer’s weather! One predicts sunshine and blue skies as most likely, while another warns of possible severe storms (again) Wednesday night. Maybe the folks marketing weather rocks a “few” years ago were onto something ...
  • 8/10/2016 2:10:00 PM
    Well this has been an interesting week.  Water temperatures have dropped about 10 degrees from where they were last week at this time and the bite has really picked up.  We are now seeing water temperatures in the low 70 degree range along with plenty of recent rain to help flush out the system. Musky action has been very good with a g...
  • 8/10/2016 2:10:00 PM
         The drag was screaming. “There’s a fish,” Captain Scott yelled. The cabin and deck exploded in action as John lurched across the deck, the boat rocking back and forth as four-foot rollers slammed into the boat. Dave, the First Mate, pulled the rod out of the holder, handing it to John as he planted his legs int...
  • 8/10/2016 1:15:00 PM
    Delavan lake fishing suffers with consistently hot and humid weather.  We had a few days of cooler weather and the fishing turned on a bit.  We are nearing the end of the summer so boat traffic is starting to increase while everyone gets out one more time before the end of summer. Bluegill fishing has been overall pretty strong.  Th...