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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 8/15/2014 10:45:00 AM
    Walleye seemed to be a little sluggish this week, My boat did catch them but we really had to work for them and downsize our lures even more then what I usually do. The Crawler bite is almost equal with leeches. Bluegill action is still strong, They have moved up a little more shallow to weed edges and fallen timber, almost like a post spawn patter...
  • 8/15/2014 10:35:00 AM
    The overall bite on Lake Geneva has slowed a bit for the game fish.  Presently the bluegill bite has been phenomenal.  The water continues to be cooler than normal and the deep water schooling smallmouth bite hasn’t really started yet.  If you can find schools of minnows, the bass will be right behind them.  They are diffi...
  • 8/15/2014 10:35:00 AM
    The action on Delavan Lake has improved from the previous weeks.  With the cooler summer, the bass haven’t moved out on the deep weedline very much.  The best action is in water depths of 6-13 ft of water.  You will find multiple species there. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent in 6-8 ft of water.  The fish are a...
  • 8/9/2014 11:05:00 AM
    It has been another great week in the Central Wisconsin area with some very nice catches of fish being caught.  The muskies bite continues to be very good with the best action early and late in the day.  Walleyes have been giving us a pretty good bite, but for constant action the crappies and bluegills are hard to beat.  Mos...
  • 8/9/2014 10:50:00 AM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2014-2015 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. For up to date river levels for the N...
  • 8/9/2014 10:45:00 AM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2014-2015 Download the fishing season dates for2014-2015 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. For up to date river levels for the Na...
  • 8/9/2014 10:40:00 AM
    The walleyes are being found in a variety of depths depending on the body of water. Once you find the depth, you are halfway done with the battle. Color, and speed are the next factor. Fish are falling victim to trolling right now. Cranks or spinners are working, so pick your poison and go after them. Fish are really following baitfish, and you wil...
  • 8/5/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Walleye action picked up in the Phillips Area this week, I had the pleasure to take clients out on a couple of walleye trips the past few days and we did well. We are catching more numbers then size right now but the action is great. We have been finding Walleye in 6 to 18 feet of water around wood. I have been using leeches under a ...
  • 8/5/2014 11:35:00 AM
    I fished the backwaters of the Wisconsin River near Lone Rock and found good action.  Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass were hitting on top water baits in the openings of lily pads.  Just before dark the bluegills and crappies picked up the action with white and pink plastic tubes.  The bug population is way down due to the cool even...
  • 8/5/2014 11:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast currently indicates the mild summer weather continues, with moderate highs, cooler lows, and (surprisingly) few chance of rain. “Fish activity is steady,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “with 60s to low 70s water temperatures keeping fish scattered from shallow to deep. “Muskie actio...
  • 8/5/2014 11:10:00 AM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva continues to be very good.  The one key to Lake Geneva is that the water is slowly warming and the thermocline is starting to form, which is adding a the deep water bite. Smallmouth bass are schooled in 20-25 ft of water.  Look for the fish by Fontana Beach or by Gage marine.  They can be caught using either a...
  • 8/5/2014 11:10:00 AM
    Due to the colder than normal water temperatures, the fish are shallower than normal.  The best bite on the lake has been on a medium sucker fished on a lindy rig or Thill medium slip bobber.  Largemouth bass can be caught using 3 different methods.  They can be caught on black and blue jigs fished under the docks, a slip bobber rig...
  • 8/1/2014 11:35:00 AM
    Hi Folks – We are in mid-summer and fishing has remained pretty good overall.  Fish have been active despite the cold fronts that have been battering the area. With walleye, we have been finding them in fairly shallow weeds, 5 to 13 feet depending on water clarity. When cold fronts hit they will move into 11 to 14 foot timber.  Wal...
  • 8/1/2014 11:30:00 AM
    Fishing Reports for Washburn County For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. ...
  • 7/29/2014 3:10:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following: This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing has been great again this past week! Drift boat trips on the rivers have been productive for smallmouth bass and a little musky a...
  • 7/29/2014 3:10:00 PM
    Fishing has improved over previous weeks.  Like, Lake Geneva, I’m having a hard time with active Northern Pike but everything else is biting substantially better.  This past week with the cooler weather the largemouth bass moved tighter to shore.  My best depth was 6-8 ft of water.  I’ve been catching them on top wa...
  • 7/29/2014 3:10:00 PM
    This past week seemed to be slow with summer vacationers, making Lake Geneva very pleasant to fish with very little boat traffic.  Due to the weather being cooler than normal, the fishing is good with the exception of the northern pike.  Northern Pike fishing has been slow due to the fact that the pike have not made it down to the thermo...
  • 7/25/2014 9:40:00 AM
    Finally some summer like weather moved in over the weekend, bringing some typical mid-summer action as well as some non-typical mid July occurrences such as mayfly hatches! On just about any other summer, off shore gravel humps provide anglers plenty of opportunity for walleyes and small mouth bass action. Until the past week, this action has bee...
  • 7/22/2014 1:25:00 PM
    Lake Geneva has been up and down with fishing success.  Some days are better than others due to the cooler water temperatures and the scattered bait fish.  If you can find the pods of minnows, you will have good success on the smallmouth bass in the deeper water. The best bite on the lake has been the smallmouth bass and bluegills. Blueg...
  • 7/22/2014 1:25:00 PM
    Due to the cold front last week, fishing was tough for most of the week.  As the week went on and the warmer weather moved in the fishing improved immensely.  Bluegill action started to improve by later in the week.  They were in 11-14 ft of water off the weedline.  The best approach is a split shot rigged leaf worm.  Look...
  • 7/22/2014 1:20:00 PM
    The cold fronts that moved thru last week slowed the bite down a bit, Fishing was picking up a little by the weekend but fish were hitting very lightly and you really needed to finesse them but they are still eating. Ross's sport shop guides are still doing well on Walleye, we are finding them scattered from 8 to 22 feet of water and catching th...
  • 7/22/2014 1:20:00 PM
    Steve Suman The hot and humid Monday gives way to moderate temperatures through midweek, with thunderstorm chances early and late in the week ... according to the prognosticators ... and always subject to change! “Finding good weed cover is the best bet for anglers,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Muskies are both shallow and deep....
  • 7/15/2014 1:35:00 PM
    The weather this year seems to be getting a lot of conversation. Summer has been filled with plenty of warm and cold fronts, with several inches of rain mixed in. It's affecting the fish, but it's also making for good fishing on the warm sunny days.  The walleyes this summer seem to be a bit spooky. What I mean by that is if you're ...
  • 7/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – Lake Superior in summer means plenty of smallmouth bass in Chequamegon Bay.  The smallmouth bass fishing season runs from mid-May through late October, the latter considered to be “trophy month” for “smallies.” The 12-mile-long bay’s rock piles and breakwater structures make for ...
  • 7/15/2014 9:00:00 AM
    “Here’s a fish,” Doug said. He extended his spinning rod, waited a moment and then yanked back. His rod was bent in half.      “It’s a good fish,” he added. The fish took off and the rod tip was lunging. Doug stopped the fish and turned it around but the fish took off again. A moment ...