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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 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 ...
  • 12/6/2013 5:30:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.comReports: This time of year is a waiting game for the ice to freeze over and be safe enough to ice fish. There have been a few anglers ice fishing on the Inland Lakes but the new snow cover has made travel on the ice tough and conditions slushy. &...
  • 12/5/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Fantastic start to the ice season!  Most lakes averaging 4-6”.  Fish active and biting.  Earliest fishable ice in the past few years.  Not everyone ready for it, but, those that are have been taking advantage of some great early ice fishing. Walleye:  Excellent.  Best reports at dusk and just after dark.  T...
  • 12/5/2013 6:05:00 PM
    The nine day gun deer hunt is finished. Cold temperatures froze over the area lakes and people are starting to venture onto the ice in search of fish. Make sure to use extreme caution right now. One area can have good ice, while other areas might be thinner. One positive note for this year, is we had real cold temps to make good ice before we got t...
  • 12/5/2013 5:50:00 PM
    With negative and single digit night time temps we have a solid 3 to 8 inches of ice on most Phillips area lakes with reports of limited ATV travel on some lakes, As with all ICE travel please take caution as ice thickness can change. Most of the early ice anglers are headed to the shallow areas of the lake for evening walleye or all day...
  • 11/27/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Steve Suman Opening weekend of deer season brought cold temperatures and stiff winds to the North Woods. The Packer-Viking game Sunday afternoon provided some hunters an ‘excuse’ to exit the woods early in the day, though tie games offer little satisfaction and many hunters might have wished they had endured the day in the tree stand. ...
  • 11/27/2013 8:55:00 PM
    [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: An opening day telebriefing featuring DNR wildlife, law enforcement and other staff on the opening day of the 2013 Wisconsin gun deer season is available in mp3 format on by searching for "http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/deer.html" on the DNR website.] MADISON – Temperatures dipping down to 5 degrees at sunrise an...
  • 11/27/2013 8:50:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The winds have been too high and cold to encourage any anglers to try their hand at fishing the big lake. This time of year is a waiting game for the ice to freeze over and be safe enough to ice fish. The Inlands are usually the first waters...
  • 11/27/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Another open water fishing season is in the books for most area lakes. There still is some open water opportunity left on parts of the Flambeau and Elk rivers. Some real nice walleye are caught below the dams at this time of year for those of you that don't want to give up the open water rod and reel yet. A lot of ice fishing reports are comi...
  • 11/24/2013 9:25:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.comReports: Trolling for Trout and Salmon is still good, if you can get out on the Lake. The Streams closed on November 15th. If you aren’t a deer hunter and you are looking for something to do…come to the Chequamegon Bay and catch some...