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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 10/31/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Fishing conditions were about as brutal as they get in Wisconsin last week with the combination of high winds, cold temps and rain/snow mix but the fish did bite. The water temps are ranging from 38 to 44 degrees in area lakes and the fish are moving into their traditional fall patterns. Walleye started to show themselves again, angle...
  • 10/31/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Another weekend of wind, cold, rain, sleet and snow.  Big fall bites have just not developed well.  Blame could be on conditions being rough for boat control, but, even then fish should be being caught.  Musky:  Fair.  Not much for reports over the weekend.  Pressure put on smaller lakes as large lakes extremely tough...
  • 10/31/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Steve Suman  The North Woods has an interesting week ahead, according to present prognostications, with milder temperatures and more chances for rain than snow.  Good news – you recoup an hour of sleep November 3 when (if!) you turn back your clocks at 2 a.m. for the end of Daylight Saving Time.  “Very cold conditions ...
  • 10/31/2013 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. ...
  • 10/24/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Wind, rain, cold and snow.  Water temps in the Lakeland area continue to fall.  Fast dropping temps have put turn-over behind us, concentration will be deeper now. Musky:  Fair-Good.  Varying reports.  Some areas slow, probably due to turn-over, others that had been off saw a spike in activity.  Suckers have been king...
  • 10/24/2013 2:10:00 PM
    Musky and Crappie are talk of the store right now and both bites are heating up with the falling water temps! Water temps are between 42 and 49 degrees on most area lakes and water levels are good in the rivers. There is a drawdown on Musser Flowage of 6' that makes fishing the lake nearly impossible. There is also an emergency drawdown on ...
  • 10/24/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Every September for about 30 days, the hook and llne season for sturgeon opens on numerous lakes here in Wisconsin. When that happens, the hardcore fisherman attempt “CPR” on these prehistoric fish. By the way, in this instance, “CPR” stands for Catch, Photorgraph, and Release!  One of the hardcore fishermen is...
  • 10/10/2013 10:55:00 AM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Long Lake Bait and Tackle: The water temps are varying along with the ups and downs of the air temp.  All species of fish are being caught at depths ranging from 8' to 25' mostly off the deep edge of weed beds and structure areas.  ...
  • 10/10/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Despite the warm water temps fall fishing continues to get better and better, The water temps are hanging around the 60 degree mark and that's not going to change as we roll into the middle of October with mid 70's forecasted for weeks end. Look for most species of fish to move a little shallower, We have been pulling panfish out ...
  • 10/10/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Steve Suman As happens nearly every year, as if on schedule, ‘inclement’ weather arrives during the first full weekend of October to coincide with the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival, Muskies, Inc. fall tournament, and Bayfield Apple Festival – and as happens every year, people shrug off the weather and have a good time! “Mu...
  • 10/10/2013 10:30:00 AM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The Bite is really good right now for Salmon. People are still catching Trout and Salmon near the River Mouths. There are more fish in the Streams right now, due to the rains of last weekend. Salmon are in the Bay and in the Rivers...
  • 10/10/2013 10:25:00 AM
    Surface temps have yet to drop to levels usually seen at this time of year. Most lakes are seeing temps averaging 60-62 degrees- last year at this time the average was 49-50 degrees. This week’s air temp lows of the 40s will be working against highs in the low 70s. Pike:  Good.  Spinnerbaits over cabbage beds of 4-8’ producin...
  • 10/3/2013 6:10:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: Anglers are calling and asking if the Salmon Fishing is good! Well, the Bite is really good right now for Salmon. They are in the Bay and in the Rivers. The fishing continues to be good on Inland Lakes with Crappies and all Pan Fish biting. ...
  • 10/3/2013 8:45:00 AM
    The Musky Sucker bite is on!!! Ross's Sport Shop guides and customers have been reporting a great sucker bite for Musky that should just get better as the water temps drop. We have been using suckers from 11 to 14 inches right now. My rig of choice is the Fuzzy Clip and Go witch quickly attaches to the sucker but breaks away from it easily upo...
  • 10/3/2013 7:55:00 AM
    Steve Suman The forecast looks good for the first part of this week, though cooler weather and rain chances keep increasing toward the weekend ... and the annual Muskies, Inc. fall tournament. Of course. At least for now, the only moisture mention is ‘rain’.  “As we slip into fall, water temperatures are in the low to ...
  • 10/3/2013 7:55:00 AM
    Overall the fishing on Delavan has been very slow.  The best bite has been bluegills and crappies in the deep water.  I think the fish are in their fall transition period and have become harder to catch.  After the lake turns over, fishing will improve.  Turnover should happen within the next two to three weeks, depending on the...
  • 10/3/2013 7:55:00 AM
    With the unseasonable warm weather fishing remains steady overall.  Most of the fish are still in deeper water, over 20 ft.  The best bite remains bluegills and smallmouth bass. Smallmouth bass fishing has been great.  They can be caught on anything from medium suckers, fat head minnows and nightcrawlers.  The best approach is ...
  • 10/3/2013 7:40:00 AM
    The walleyes are biting. Plain and simple! Catching 35-45 walleyes is not out of the question. They are very grouped up right now so when you find a group of them, stay on them because you will catch several of them. I have been targeting deeper water in 25-30 feet. As the fall progresses the thermocline will drop, with that the fish can move ...
  • 10/3/2013 7:25:00 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 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. For up to date river levels for the Namekag...
  • 9/27/2013 5:20:00 PM
    ~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter from Anglers All, (715)-682-5754, http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com Reports: The fishing continues to be good on both the big blue Lake Superior and the Inland Lakes. Bass are biting in deeper water on Sucker Minnows during daytime hours. Early morning and late afternoon into the evening. Walleye Anglers ar...
  • 9/26/2013 1:10:00 PM
    The trees are starting to turn colors around the area, the water temperatures are dropping, and the fish are really starting to put on the feed bags for the fall.  The walleyes are really going strong right now. The fish have shifted from all being on soft bottom chasing perch, to sitting right on the hard to soft bottom transition, or just...
  • 9/26/2013 12:50:00 PM
    As we enter the last days of September and move into October the water temperatures in our area have dropped to the low 60's and in some areas the upper 50's.  The bite for walleyes has been very good and a lot of nice fish are being taken.  Most of the action is coming by guys working the deeper areas of the river with jig and mi...
  • 9/26/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Crappie action is still good, they are scattered over the deeper areas of the lakes, We have been drifting plastics or small jigs and minnows. Bluegill action has been good as well, we are finding the gills in 10 to 20 feet of water using small jigs and chunks of crawler or gulp. Walleye have been pretty tight lipped with the yo-yo like water temps...
  • 9/26/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Because Delavan Lake is a substantially shallower body of water than Lake Geneva, frontal patterns effect Delavan quite a bit more and cold fronts really make the fishing tough.  This past weeks 30 degree cold front shut the fish off and made the bite very tough.  With stable weather forecasted, we should see improvement throughout the ne...
  • 9/26/2013 9:25:00 AM
    This past week we had some up and down weather, from hot and humid to unseasonably cold by the weekend.  Fishing was also like a roller coaster, some days they bit well in every location and other days it was tough to get a bite anywhere.  Overall fishing is still transitioning from a summer bite to a fall pattern.  Some days, fat he...