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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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  • 5/18/2016 12:50:00 PM
    The Root River Steelhead Facility webpage has been updated with the latest fishing information from the Root River. Fishing effort on the river has decreased this week do to higher water temperatures, decrease in water clarity and the fact that the spring steelhead spawning run is over. Our creel survey routes now shift to the lake ...
  • 5/18/2016 12:40:00 PM
    With the up and down temperatures the lake remains pretty cold which is causing some inconsistent fishing.  The best bite on the lake is perch and largemouth bass.  Stable weather is predicted and that will help turn on the smallmouth bass and bluegills. Largemouth bass have been biting in the shallows in 3-4 ft of water.  The best ...
  • 5/18/2016 12:35:00 PM
    The yo-yo weather has been a constant factor this past week, it looks like stable weather is coming this week which will help the fishing tremendously.  With frost warnings in the middle of May, it has been cooling the water temperature from where it should be this time of year.  When the weather is stable the fishing has been relatively ...
  • 5/13/2016 10:25:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Fishing has been “very good in general,” according to Fresh Water Hall of Fame fishing guide Roger LaPenter, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland. “Trolling has been just excellent!” he ...
  • 5/13/2016 10:10:00 AM
    5/11/16- Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service Fishing around Washburn County has gone into full swing with last weekends opener.  Most folks have been focusing on either walleyes or crappies and both have been bitting. Crappies are beginning to move into shallow water in preparation of the spawn. Shallow bays with wood or wee...
  • 5/11/2016 12:30:00 PM
    The Root River Steelhead Facility webpage has been updated with the latest fishing information from the Root River. Fishing effort on the river has decreased this week do to higher water temperatures and the spring steelhead spawning run is over so this will be the last report until fall. Please visit the page for this updated informati...
  • 5/11/2016 12:30:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3956 STURGEON BAY -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input as it develops a specific rule to better protect spawning whitefish in northern Lake Michigan and potentially modify commercial fishing zone whitefish allocation or zone structure to better reflect current whitefis...
  • 5/11/2016 12:25:00 PM
    Steve Suman  Sunshine, blue skies, and temperatures in the high 80s made for near-perfect conditions during this past weekend’s fishing opener. The forecast indicates more moderate temperatures and rain this week, but we do need considerable moisture to minimize the current Very High fire danger.  “This was the best opening ...
  • 5/11/2016 12:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  The high winds and heavy rain from last week have dissipated, leaving behind much calmer, somewhat clearer waters.  Water temperatures in the bay right now are probably in the low 40s, estimated Carolyn ...
  • 5/11/2016 12:10:00 PM
    You really couldn’t beat the weather for the 2016 opening fishing season over this last weekend, Friday before the opener we noticed a larger then normal number of anglers that had taken the day off and enjoyed the almost 90 degree day on the water for some panfishing, Saturday saw cooler temps and some wind but for the anglers that fought th...
  • 5/11/2016 12:05:00 PM
    As difficult as Lake Geneva is on a typical opening day, the cool spring and cold front that greeted Opening day made Geneva even more difficult.  It takes a consistent warming spring and nice sunny days to heat up a body of water the size of Lake Geneva.  Fishing stays on the difficult side until the water temps increase. I’ve fou...
  • 5/11/2016 12:05:00 PM
    Delavan Lake met opening day with a 20 degree cold front.  The fishing pressure was lighter than I’ve seen in recent years and the fishing was very tough.  From my own trip and discussions with others the day was met with limited success all around. Walleye fishing had only one good report and that was by casting small Shad Raps ov...
  • 5/11/2016 12:05:00 PM
    5/5/16  Lake Geneva, sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 58 degrees, winds light out of the SW at 5 mph.  An evening trip for crappies and bluegills.  Caught about 30-40 five inch bluegills in Geneva Bay and outside of Trinkes Harbor.  We fished in 3-4 ft of water and used leaf worms.  No crappies to be found and two accidental s...
  • 5/6/2016 9:50:00 AM
    Here we are on the brink of the opener.  A late one.  Walleye spawning is almost completely done throughout the Lakeland Area.  What anglers can expect will be a post spawn bite for the most part.  Surface temps ranging from 47-53 degrees on many of the area lakes and Flowages.  Following a brief recovery time after the rig...
  • 5/3/2016 2:25:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3942     [EDITOR’S ADVISORY: A video and photos accompany this news release on the DNR website.] MADISON, Wis. - In much of Europe, carp are revered as table fare, gracing the menus for Easter and Christmas feasts. Here, not so much. While commercial demand exists in the U.S. and...
  • 5/3/2016 2:20:00 PM
     Dave Duwe  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th.  The opening day of inland fishing season finally arrives after the long winter and cool spring.   Opening day for game fish on most inland waters in Wisconsin is the first Saturday in May. For those of us in Walworth County Wisconsin, we are very fortunate to have so...
  • 5/3/2016 2:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  The area has received several inches of rain since Sunday accompanied by high winds. “There’s a lot of dirty water out in the bay right now from all of the wild wind and weather,” said Carolyn S...
  • 4/26/2016 7:15:00 PM
    Unfortunately we didn’t get another beautiful weekend like the previous one.  The temperature was cooler, and it was rainy so there was very little fishing activity.  Surface temps reported anywhere from the upper 30’s (big lakes) to upper 40’s.  That is down from a few that reached the low 50’s during that wa...
  • 4/26/2016 6:50:00 PM
    Anglers that have been out chasing pan fish (only species open in our area) have had good success for perch, crappie and bluegills, especially on the warmer afternoons.  As the bays warm (some reports have surface temps hit the low 50’s), crappies and gills have moved into shallows.  They spook easily, but, long casts have produced ...
  • 4/18/2016 7:50:00 PM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  Open-water season is finally here after ice-out early last week!! “Fishing has been pretty good as long as people can find the mud lines,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All.  &ldqu...
  • 4/18/2016 7:35:00 PM
    By Wayne Morgenthaler Currently water levels are excellent for some early trout fishing.  Current regulations require all trout to be released back into streams.  Weeds and grasses have not grown up yet and this makes for better casting and traveling along the stream banks.  With the up coming warm weather bugs should be coming out ...
  • 4/13/2016 11:40:00 AM
    The 2016 Spring Turkey season is upon us and the birds are gobbling up a storm. The walleye bite on the river has been pretty good but the next few weeks should be some of the best fishing of the season. With the early spring that we are seeing this year turkey hunters will have a variety of locations to give their luck a shot.  With little...
  • 4/12/2016 10:40:00 AM
    Over the last two weeks we have had many changes, cool nights, over four inches of rain and snow along with all the dams opening and closing. Talking about some not so good walleye fishing is an understatement. With the upcoming warmer weather over the next two weeks the spawning should come to an end. As of today we have had water temperatures ...
  • 4/12/2016 10:30:00 AM
    It has been strung out for weeks now, but, the ice fishing season in the Lakeland area should be over by this weekend.  With the south end of Big Arbor Vitae Lake and the east end of Lake Tomahawk still holding on to barely safe ice (thanks to overnight lows in the single digits).  The forecast for this weekend with a six day stretch of m...
  • 4/7/2016 11:40:00 AM
    ~ Fishing guides from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay.  The ice has been in and out of the bay several times now, with the most recent change in wind direction blowing it back in last night.  The amount of open water is definitely on the increase, however, and...