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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 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...
  • 8/10/2016 1:15:00 PM
    With the consistent hot weather and no wind, Lake Geneva has been a bit slower than normal.  The water temperature is higher than it has been in recent years, at or around 82 degrees on the surface and this is causing the fish to deviate from their normal summer patterns. The largemouth bass I’ve been catching have been in 18-20 ft of w...
  • 8/8/2016 8:30:00 PM
    A mix of cooler weather and some high pressure systems took the edge off the hot bite for several species this past week. Still, for anglers willing to fish early and late in the day, good catches are still being reported.Largemouth Bass: Very Good. Maybe it’s due to sheer numbers, but the green bass just don’t seem to slow down. Wacky ...
  • 8/3/2016 4:25:00 PM
    While not as warm as the previous week, the continued warm weather meant some stable patterns and fairly consistent fishing.  A few high sky days meant the best times were early or late, but, overall the bite has remained good.Smallmouth Bass:  Very good.  Off-shore humps remain best.   Rock and gravel of 18-28’. ...
  • 8/3/2016 4:15:00 PM
    August 1, 2016 Steve Suman The Hayward area enjoyed gorgeous weather this past weekend, a welcome change and greatly appreciated by those attending the Lumberjack World Championships. While the forecast predicts a return to rain and thunderstorms again this week, it also shows another beautiful weekend ahead! “Things are slowly return...
  • 8/1/2016 4:55:00 PM
    Lake Geneva has been rather slow in the last week.  The lake has been full of 3-4 inch bluegills throughout the water column which makes the game fish tricky to fish.  I’ve caught these bluegills anywhere from 6 to28 ft of water.  With the warm summer, the water temperature is some of the highest I’ve seen on Lake Geneva....
  • 8/1/2016 4:55:00 PM
    Delavan Lake fishing remains a bit slower than in recent years, however the boat traffic is substantially lighter than in past years.  Bluegill fishing is fantastic.  The overall size of the fish is about 1 inch longer than in past years.  The fish are averaging about 8 inches.  The best water depth has been 13-16 ft on the out...
  • 8/1/2016 4:45:00 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 comple...
  • 8/1/2016 4:40:00 PM
    A good week of true summer has helped holster the success of anglers in the Lakeland area for those willing to fish early and late.Temps in the upper 80’s brought the surface temps into the upper 70’s, even on the bigger lakes. Warm water means higher metabolism for fish, the shallows (during low light conditions) filled up with schools...
  • 8/1/2016 4:30:00 PM
    The dog days of summer have hit early.  We have had excessive heat and high humidity.  The fishing has been rather slow.  The biggest problem on the lake has been the 3 inch bluegills that seem to be everywhere throughout the water column.  The most consistent bite remains the largemouth bass. The largemouth bass have been conc...
  • 8/1/2016 4:25:00 PM
    Delavan lake fishing has been slower than recent years for this particular time of year.  The best bite on the lake remains the bluegills.  They are starting to go deeper off the weedline. Bluegill action has been fantastic in 15-20 ft of water.  The bigger fish have been located off the main lake points, such as the Yacht Club or t...
  • 7/22/2016 10:00:00 AM
    It’s a hot one, and with that said we are going to take a break from musky fishing until the water temperatures come back down.  High water temperatures and big fish Do Not mix well.  With water temperatures above 80 degrees muskies can become very easily stressed out after being fought which can cause irrevocable damage...
  • 7/21/2016 11:35:00 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.
  • 7/19/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Mid-Summer has not been typical. Morning temps in the 40’s put the early bite off. Heat coming in this week should light a fire under a few species as was noted by the afternoon and evening anglers as of late.Smallmouth Bass: Very Good. Good numbers and big fish. Several cracking 21” this weekend, moving the interest in these battlers. ...
  • 7/19/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Steve Suman   This week has the potential to be much better than last week (that is not asking much), but it could be a warm one. Do not become cabin-bound due to the weather. Check daily forecasts and enjoy the North Woods!   “Despite lingering effects from the big storm,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “anglers report s...
  • 7/19/2016 9:55:00 AM
    Weather inconsistencies have made for interesting fishing conditions this past week but with that said the bite has been very good. Water temperatures have dropped a few degrees the past few days with the recent cold front but that won’t last long with much warmer temperatures in the forecast.   Water levels are a bit high with rece...
  • 7/19/2016 9:50:00 AM
    With the high water temperatures and algae bloom, Delavan Lake has been rather difficult to fish.  The big schools of largemouth have been few and far between.  The best action on the lake remains the bluegills, which have been above average in size this summer. Largemouth bass fishing has been best in 15-17 ft of water.  I’ve...