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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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  • 4/16/2014 1:15:00 PM
    For landbound anglers successful outings are highly dependent upon timing, since location is mostly dictated by public access.  You are limited in your ability to change position, so you have to focus on when to be there. May is the right month in Wolf River Country to target white bass, and the lower section of the river offers the b...
  • 4/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
    It may not feel like it this week but signs of spring are all around us, Robins are in our back yards, Ducks and Geese are swimming around in any open water they can find and the cry of the common Loon fills the crisp morning air. The lakes are starting to open and we will be in our boats in no time at all. There are already some big a...
  • 4/16/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Steve Suman If the forecast for this week holds true, not only will we not see 50-degree temperatures again until the weekend, every day offers an “opportunity” for snowfall. Be patient and spring will arrive. It always has before ... eventually. Just in time for the fishing opener, anglers visitinghttp://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing...
  • 4/16/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Because of our harsh winter here in the northland, the ice has not yet broken up on Chequamegon Bay so the smelt have not started spawning. The “smelt run” usually starts around the third week in April shortly after ice-out on the bay and lasts only 12-14 days. Visitors and locals alike love the short but sweet smelt season on ...
  • 4/16/2014 11:50:00 AM
    Gary Engberg Outdoors The spring walleye fishing on the Wisconsin River from the Prairie du Sac Dam and downriver toward the Mississippi River has been slow, but it should pick up as the water warms. The frigid winter that Wisconsin had has open water fishing below the dams on the Wisconsin River at least two weeks behind schedule. I&rsq...
  • 4/16/2014 11:40:00 AM
    I was watching Paul as I moved the boat with the trolling motor into the current. Suddenly he jumped up from his seat. His spinning rod was bent in half with the rod tip plunging. I reeled in my line waiting to see what he had. The fish made a short run and Paul turned it and started getting it closer to the boat.   Finally we saw i...
  • 4/10/2014 3:10:00 PM
    Rob and Steve Tobin spent a few days at Rivers Edge Resort fishing the Wisconsin River at the Dells last weekend and caught 30 walleyes and sauger, all on jigs and minnows.  All fish were taken in 15 to 20 feet of water.  The big girl pictured was caught on Friday in a snow and wind storm. Twenty-five fish caught were in the f...
  • 4/10/2014 3:05:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715-682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following: Fishing pressure on Chequamegon Bay has been very minimal this past week.  Late ice can be some of the best fishing of the season.  The fishing will ...
  • 4/8/2014 10:55:00 AM
    Steve Suman What most people hope was the Hayward area’s final big snowstorm of the season last Friday dropped a foot or more of unwanted snow, but sunshine and mild temperatures dissolved a considerable amount of it over the weekend. The forecast for this week is more in tune with what we have wanted for some time. The prognosticators say ...
  • 4/3/2014 2:25:00 PM
    Action is heating up on the local river system with abundant walleyes being taken by area anglers. Most action is on jig and minnow combinations in the deeper pools, but some nice fish are moving up towards shallower water on sunny days and in the evening. Ice fishing is still going strong with good catches of crappies, bluegills and perch...
  • 4/3/2014 2:05:00 PM
    Finally some relief from the cold! By weeks end, we saw temps soaring from morning lows of 10 below early in the week to highs of mid 50's by Sunday. Unfortunately the warm temps did make things very messy by Sunday. The amount of snow still on the ice turned very slushy, limiting most traffic to foot or snowmobile. As the snow/slush continues to c...
  • 3/31/2014 10:35:00 PM
    Have you visited Kwik Trip Outdoors on Facebook yet?  Here’s a great way to do it; “Like” Kwik Trip Outdoors, and enter into their contest to win a $100 Kwik Trip gift card. Click here to enter! “We hope to have the Kwik Trip Outdoors Facebook page be a place where fans have the opportunity t...
  • 3/31/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Steve Suman Mother Nature continues to toy with us here in the North Woods. Temperatures are gradually moderating, but the forecast for this week includes some type of precipitation (you know what that includes) nearly every day. Guide Dave Dorazio at Outdoor Creations says panfish anglers are doing well on the Chippewa Flowage. “As has be...
  • 3/31/2014 9:55:00 AM
    This is one winter that is ready for the books, with the heavy snow and slush conditions on the lakes combined with the severe cold weather ice fishing and many other outdoor activities were put on hold for the last 3 months. But now it's time to enjoy the next couple of weeks of late ice fishing. As the weather warms and snow me...
  • 3/30/2014 4:55:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and Fishing Guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715-682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following: Unseasonably cold temperatures and 8”-12" of fresh snow have put a damper on the ice fishing this past week. Old Man Winter will not le...
  • 3/30/2014 4:55:00 PM
    Open water has arrived and anglers are doing well on walleyes below area dams. Jig and minnow combinations are working in deeper water, and crankbaits are working in the shallower areas early and late in the day. Ice fishing continues to be good with outstanding catches of panfish.   All species are going strong with the best act...
  • 3/30/2014 4:40:00 PM
  • 3/26/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Dave’s Turf & Marine, a major sponsor helping to place “On Wisconsin Outdoors” in your hand at no cost for five years, is one place you’ll want to visit before the ice leaves the lakes and the grass begins to green. John Deere specials, including Deere season sales on 4-wheel steering tractors, are waiti...
  • 3/25/2014 4:40:00 PM
  • 3/25/2014 4:20:00 PM
    With dawn temps running 6 to 10 degrees below 0 and nothing above freezing for a few days here in late March, doesn't look good for ice out by the may opener at this rate. Ice thickness averages 32 to 36"+ that's a lot of ice to lose in 30 some days. We should have a nice long, late ice panfish season though! Yellow Perch: Good- The most action be...
  • 3/25/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Steve Suman The North Woods continues to experience all the wonders of winter, but the extended forecast indicates a real change – not just a one- or two-day respite – is arriving about April 3. Most of us are ready for it! “We had a lot of snow melt that left us with standing water,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Then ...
  • 3/21/2014 2:20:00 PM
    Anglers are starting to hit open water below area dams in search of walleyes. The guys that are out are doing ok on fish from 14 to 24 inches by using jig and minnow combinations. Ice fishing is as good as it can get!  Hooksetters guides have been on the water almost daily and with our clients we have been hammering the big bl...
  • 3/21/2014 1:55:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and Fishing Guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715-682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following: The lake trout fishing in the Apostle Islands has been good recently, but the snow has reduced the number of anglers venturing out. Some very large lakers rang...
  • 3/20/2014 11:15:00 AM
    It doesn't seem as though mother nature will let off her cold grip any time soon; we just can't get a break. Even though its mid-March, with plenty of hard snow cover and slush underneath, panfish are still relating to deeper water. However, catches have been good. Crappie: Good- Very Good. Anglers have reported good success over the weekend ...
  • 3/20/2014 11:10:00 AM
    Steve Suman This week’s forecast calls for temperatures similar to or a bit cooler than last week, with a chance of snow nearly every day. During this same time last year, we enjoyed temperatures in the 50s and 60s! Pat at Happy Hooker says few anglers are fishing due to the snow and slush making it difficult, if not impossible, t...