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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 1/8/2014 6:55:00 PM
    Great walleye fishing on area lakes with some big walleyes coming through the ice.  Most action has been on tip-ups baited with large golden shiners but we are catching a few fish by jigging with Northland Buckshot Spoons. The crappie bite has been fantastic with limit catches and fish up to and over 12 inches being the norm.  Mo...
  • 1/8/2014 6:50:00 PM
    Last week I took my youngest son out on the ice. Three-year old Don had a blast as I got him on a bite of smaller Crappie and Bluegills. It didn't matter to Don that most of the fish were small and he had just as much fun watching them swim back down the hole as he had reeling the fish in. Most of the Crappie on this day came on dead ...
  • 1/8/2014 6:45:00 PM
    The extreme cold conditions have brought mix results to our area anglers. When fishing this past week the afternoon into late evening provided the best walleye activity. Smaller size minnows saw the most activity. Jigging off of gravel bars in 8- 14ft of water. Pike activity was spotty with fish taken on larger shiners on tip-ups in 3-6 ft. of wate...
  • 1/8/2014 6:20:00 PM
    As can be imagined, not much for fishing participation this past week with either high winds through Saturday or brutal cold temps (down to -31 degrees including 2 days of school closings) through Tuesday.  A few people did get out and actually caught fish, but, if you didn’t have a permanent shanty with a good heater, you stayed home. ...
  • 1/8/2014 6:20:00 PM
    Steve Suman Yes, it is cold in the North Woods (-20 Monday night, but it is winter), however, trails and conditions are some of the best ever for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The forecast for the week ahead shows temperatures becoming “less cold” through the week and – get this – highs in the 30s (ab...
  • 1/4/2014 6:40:00 PM
    Warden Blotter: Athletic raccoon drags clues; road hunters' illegal buck kill; AR-15 & the shining skunk; and, Learn to Hunt Dane, Jefferson and Rock counties Wardens Mike Dieckhoff and Bryan Harrenstein of Janesville received a citizen call of a raccoon in a trap that stumbled into a person’s back yard. Upon investigation, the trapper&...
  • 1/2/2014 6:05:00 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 Reports: The fishing has been excellent on Chequamegon Bay and Lake Superior following the recent Snowfall and the Holidays. Snow accumulation on the ice is much greater in the Bay d...
  • 1/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
    Great week till the bottom dropped out of the thermometer.  A 62 degree temperature swing from Saturday December 28 through Monday December 30.  Anglers were out in force on Saturday enjoying the above freezing temps and the holiday weekend.  While there have been some conflicting reports, most reports were of good fishing though out...
  • 1/2/2014 1:25:00 PM
    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. Be sure to always use caution on frozen lak...
  • 12/26/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Weather has been up and down here in the Northwoods a bit lately.  High pressure and low temps (-9 to -20 degrees last night) put fish and anglers not in a good mood to bite or fish.  Windows of opportunity spring up.  Monday’s higher temps, lower barometer and better fishing follows. Pike:  Good-Very good.  Big suck...
  • 12/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all... The snow is piling up on the lakes and travel conditions are becoming an issue when it comes to getting to local ice fishing hotspots, but angers are still proceeding onto the ice and with that, they are doing quite well. The walleye bite has continued to be very good at nighttime with some d...
  • 12/23/2013 1:50:00 PM
    With all the family Christmas get togethers, I didn't make it on the ice this week at all but Customers are reporting a slow walleye bite with the best bite being right at dark. Golden shiners are the preferred bait right now. Anglers are split about 50/50 on using treble hooks or a wide gap single hook. I like using a number 2 wide gap G...
  • 12/23/2013 1:45:00 PM
    The Hayward area enjoyed mild temperatures (20-degree range) and continuing snowfall over the weekend, with just enough to shovel and make for ‘iffy’ driving conditions. By the way – as of December 21, it is now officially winter. “One would think it was the end of January with the bitter cold the last several wee...
  • 12/22/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: This report is strictly about the Ashland side of the Bay. People are walking out from shore to ice fish and using snowmobiles and atv’s. They are checking their way with a spud. As of this writing there is 12inches of ice with very litt...
  • 12/22/2013 1:00:00 PM
    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. For up to date river levels for the N...
  • 12/22/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Steve Suman Subzero low weekend temperatures in the North Woods have given way to a welcome warm-up accompanied (as is often the case) by more snowfall. This brings a smile to many people ... to others, not so much. Whether or not you love it, snow-covered pine trees make for picture-perfect Christmas scenery! This might bring a smile – ple...
  • 12/22/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Small villages are starting to form on the local lakes. Last year Long Lake (typically last to freeze) froze over around December 11th, and at that time this year there was 9-11" of ice depending on where you were.  Good fishing is being found around the area right now. Colder than normal temps are pushing people into ice houses but this...
  • 12/22/2013 12:50:00 PM
    More super cold held most anglers at bay last week. A break in the weather (temps over 0 degrees) brought anglers out on the ice Friday and Saturday before chilling down below 0 degrees Sunday & Monday (lows of -20degrees) kept all but the crazies off the ice. Ice thickening. Large lakes such as Trout, Fence have 8” (safe for A.T.V.) mos...
  • 12/22/2013 12:45:00 PM
    What a cold December!!!! The sub zero temps have made some great ice with most fishermen reporting 10 to 16 inches of ice on most area lakes. There is a little snow on the lakes that are hampering travel a little but all in all we have some of the best ice conditions that we have had in many years. Walleye fishing has been moderate, Angler...
  • 12/17/2013 2:15:00 PM
    Fishing Reports for Washburn CountyFor fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to:http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn CountyFishing season dates 2013-2014Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site.\For up to date ...
  • 12/17/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Awful cold for early December. Wind, snow/rain/sleet and below 0 temps have kept anglers off the ice. Despite a few areas where snow has piled up a bit and is insulating slush- most areas building good ice. Averages in the 8-10” range for the most part with some small protected lakes reporting a full 12”+. Walleye:  Very Good. For...
  • 12/11/2013 9:05:00 PM
    With recent cold temperatures ice conditions on area lakes is very good.  Most area lakes have 5 to 8 inches of good solid ice and guys are accessing their favorite locations by both foot and ATV/snowmobile travel. The walleye bite has been very good with some nice fish being caught under the presence of night fall and during low ligh...
  • 12/11/2013 7:55:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: This report is strictly about the Ashland side of the Bay. People are walking out from shore to ice fish. They are checking their way with a spud. As of this writing there is 6inches of ice with very little snow cover. The Inland L...
  • 12/11/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Steve Suman North Wood’s weather remains cold and windy, with some nasty wind chills in the making. Forecasts indicate little reason to expect relief in the near future, and every slight (very slight) rise in temperature seems to bring falling snow. Read the temperature predictions closely – it can be difficult to differentiate between...
  • 12/9/2013 4:05:00 PM
    The snow and cold weather conditions kept some fishermen off the ice, but the fishermen that did venture out on the ice found some great Walleye, Pike, and Panfish action! Even with the heavy snow fall mid week the sub zero temps have pushed ice thickness from 7 to 10 inches in most areas and reports of ice thickness close to a foot have ...