Submit your Email to receive the On Wisconsin Outdoors Newsletter.

Our Sponsors:

Daves Turf and Marine

Donahue

Explore La Crosse

Kaestner Auto Electric

Williams

Golden Eagle Log Homes

Adams County Parks

Kwik Trip

OWO

Waukesha Truck Accessory store and service, truck bed covers, hitches, latter racks, truck caps

Kwik Trip

OWO

Kwik Trip

OWO

OWO

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO

OWO and Kwik Trip

OWO

/Content/files/Sponsors/Summer.jpg

OWO

OWO

Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

/Content/files/Sponsors/BuckysBanner-nov-dec2012.png

Bob's Bear Bait

OWO and Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

OWO and Kwik Trip

Kwik Trip

OWO

/Content/files/Sponsors/AdvertiseBrown.png

OWO

OWO

Wisconsin Fishing Reports

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 >>

  • 9/26/2013 9:20:00 AM
    After a late week hiccup, water temps are finally being forced down just a bit.  Water temps were dropping, but, Thursday’s high of 80 degrees rose surface temps back above the mid 60’s.  Sunday morning had low temps of 28 degrees.  Flowages and shallow lakes saw surface temps dip to 61-62 degrees, while larger lakes hove...
  • 9/18/2013 7:05:00 PM
    The big fall musky bite has begun and some real trophy class fish have already been taken.  Jerkbaits and double bladed bucktails, along with large rubber baits are going to be the main pattern from now-on until freeze up. Look for muskies to be suspending near deeper water along drop-offs and roaming deep weed edges in search of prey....
  • 9/18/2013 6:55:00 PM
    By Wayne Mogenthaler Wisconsin River action good now Trout fishing is improving every day as the weather is getting a bit cooler.  The grasses along the streams are starting to lay down. We had a nice rain over the weekend which helped the stream water levels. Fishing the backwaters is not very good at this time as goose hunters and duck h...
  • 9/18/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Friday I had the opportunity to take 12 year old Spencer out to try and catch him his first musky. The day started out cold and foggy, I gave Spencer a rod with a small surface bait on it, Spencer started casting it like a pro, as he was casting I set out a couple of suckers on quick strikes to give Spencer a better chance at landing...
  • 9/18/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Steve Suman On the heels of a cool, somewhat wet weekend, this week’s forecast indicates a weather roller coaster ride, with warm to cold, wet to dry, and all stops in between. “The transition from summer highs to fall temperatures is always an interesting period,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Water levels remain good ...
  • 9/18/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Finally some good early fall weather.  Night time temps dipped to the low 30’s ((high 20’s in some low areas) and water temps are starting to drop along with air temp.  Thursday’s forecast is for a high of 80 degrees, but after that we are back to the highs of 60’s. Crappies:  Very good.  Depending on ba...
  • 9/18/2013 4:30:00 PM
    September 17, 2013 Hi Folks Well, here we are in mid-September and have finally arrived in our early fall fishing patterns. Water temps are falling and seem to be hovering in the 64 to 67 degree mark. Things have also finally changed to a minnow bite when it comes to walleye. Fish have been holding in deep timber and rocks as primary spots, altho...
  • 9/18/2013 4:30:00 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...
  • 9/11/2013 4:50:00 PM
    One of the 41.5" fish that John Carlson caught to win the Long Lake night of league From the first week of June to the end of August the Flambeau Musky League met on a different area lake every Monday thru the summer. Each week an average of 14 boats fished for a small prize and bragging rights for the week and for the whol...
  • 9/11/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Warm weather has persisted for the second week of September. Surface temps ranging from 72-78 degrees. In some instances it has put the bite off. For some species things have picked up. Largemouth Bass:  Very good.  Best on spinnerbaits, shallow running cranks over 6-8’weeds. Topwater still a hot option in 2-4’ at dusk. ...
  • 9/5/2013 4:50:00 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 Bass move into the Shallo...
  • 9/5/2013 3:25:00 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. For up to date river levels for the N...
  • 9/5/2013 3:15:00 PM
    By Mike Yurkbassinmajor@yahoo.com The sumacs are turning red and tops of other trees are starting to show a bit of color. Although it may be pleasantly warm during the day there is a coolness to the evening that allows us to open the windows and sleep comfortably with a blanket. The football season has started and almost every school from grade s...
  • 9/5/2013 2:55:00 PM
    What an awesome Labor Day Weekend!!!! The temps were nice and rain stayed away from the Phillips Area for most of the weekend. The major rain earlier in the week dropped the water temps back into the lower 70, closer to where it should be for the first week of September. This week I had more Walleye trips, we didn't get a lot of keeper sized ...
  • 9/5/2013 2:15:00 PM
    September 3, 2013 Jordan MarshMarsh Outdoors  Rice Lake Fishing Report  Stable 70 and 80 degree temperatures in the forecast should keep fish in similar areas that they were found at over the holiday weekend.  The bass are still holding in the deeper weed edges in the lake. If you are around cribs they are holding tight to those ...
  • 9/5/2013 2:00:00 PM
    September 2, 2013 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman This week’s forecast promises mild weather, with warming temperatures and ‘chances’ for rain later in the week. It looks as if September is off to a great start! “Late summer conditions are here,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Early morning and...
  • 9/5/2013 1:15:00 PM
    By Dave Duwe 9/2/13 through 9/9/13 Fishing remains excellent on Lake Geneva.  With the passing of Labor Day, the boat traffic should be decreasing.  The smallmouth bass are still schooled up very tight and are available for most anglers if they go deep enough. Smallmouth bass remain on rocky points in 21-25 ft of water.  ...
  • 9/5/2013 12:55:00 PM
    By Dave Duwe 9/2/13 through 9/9/13 With Labor Day in the past, the pressure on the lake is going to be reduced by about one half.  The warm weather is keeping the fish in their mid summer patterns. Largemouth bass are in small schools.  They can be located by Browns Channel, just west of Willow Point and by Del Mar subdivision.&nb...
  • 8/28/2013 4:30:00 PM
    By Phil Schweik With only a few short months left until Mother Nature turns our open water playground into an ice bowl, it's time to really turn the focus up on that big musky you’ve been hunting. With all the techniques available to anglers, one method that most anglers often overlook is jigging for muskies. Ron Hall with ta nice fall mu...
  • 8/28/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Northwest Wisconsin guide Dave Hraychuck knows how to catch fish elsewhere too.  Four Wisconsin anglers including Hraychuck, left, and Bill Lind brought home 20 walleyes and threw back a lot more in North Dakota this week.  Expect great action and scenery with Hraychuck on Wisconsin lakes and streams too. Connect with him at 715-553-057...
  • 8/28/2013 2:55:00 PM
    By Mike Yurk For the love of crankbaits When I was kid growing up in the 1960s, we called them plugs, and when I talk to older fishermen, they still call them plugs. Today we call them crankbaits. Regardless if you call them plugs or crankbaits, they remain some of the most effective baits for bass. I guess I have always had a love affair for pl...
  • 8/28/2013 2:15:00 PM
    By John Lindeman Take what you can get! This scenario rears its ugly head each and every year. Once or twice between mid-summer and early fall every fish in Wisconsin seems to virtually disappear. Just as predictable as this virtual mass exodus is our reaction to the annual event. We find ourselves motoring back to the dock with a dry live well ...
  • 8/28/2013 1:50:00 PM
    By Dave Duwe A day of fall fishing Though summer is over and most have their boats put away for the winter, October is one of the best months of the year for numbers and trophy-sized fish. A favorite walleye hot spot is the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage near Mercer, Wisconsin. I recently spent a day on the water with Jerry “Jerkbait” Hartig...
  • 8/28/2013 1:00:00 PM
    For fishing reports and to plan your visit, go to: http://www.washburncounty.org/news/what-to-do/171 Wisconsin Fishing season dates 2013-2014 Download the fishing season dates for 2013-2014 [PDF} to plan your upcoming fishing trips.  DNR site. or up to date river levels for the Namekagon River, click here. 8/28/13 Reported by Long Lake Bai...
  • 8/28/2013 11:10:00 AM
    By Steve Suman It is starting to look like fall, feel like fall, and smell like fall, but the forecast for this week has full-bore summer temperatures written all over it! Get out there and take advantage of this already abbreviated season! “Overall,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “fishing’s ups and downs continue as we move i...