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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 8/27/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Heat and rains have brought water levels up both in temp and inches the past few days.  Surface temps are ranging in the mid to upper 70’s on many lakes due to the unseasonably warm weather.  With rains and storms blowing in since Sunday night, dumping almost another 5” of rain to the Lakeland area.  The warmer temps have...
  • 8/27/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Warm humid weather this past week feels like the dog days of summer. Despite warm temperatures, the fish are still biting, but fish are moving. The walleyes are really moving right now, not only in lake location, but depth of water as well. Some fish are located on soft bottom areas chasing schools of perch, and some of those fish are suspending a...
  • 8/27/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Temps in the high 80's welcomed fishermen to the 2013 Steve Schneider Memorial Musky Tournament Saturday August 24. But that did not stop 34 teams from spending the 10 hour day on the water to raise money for the Wounded Warrior in Action Foundation, A national organization with a camp just outside of Phillips WI that helps rehabilitate wounded com...
  • 8/26/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva has been really inconsistent for the past few days.  The cooler temps have affected the deep water bite for bass.  There is hot weather predicted in the coming days so that bite should become better in the week to come.  As Labor Day is fast approaching, I expect some of the fish to start moving into their fall...
  • 8/26/2013 11:55:00 AM
    After the past few weeks of rather slow fishing, the overall bite on Delavan is starting to improve.  Most of the anglers are having success for most species, with the exception being Walleye which are still tough to find.  The boat traffic will remain heavy through Labor Day and then we typically see a drop off on week days. Largemouth ...
  • 8/23/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Bears in the bait......  With the 2013 bear season only a couple of weeks away hunters with kill tags are getting very anxious and rightly so.  The numbers are up and the activity on the baiting stations has been very good.  The best thing hunters can do right now is to keep regularly changing up the type of goodies that they are giv...
  • 8/22/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Mike Collins scores again on the Richland County backwaters. The streams and lakes are below normal levels. We need rain again to make fishing a little bit easier.  I was on the backwaters of the Wisconsin River last night and prime time fishing is an hour before sunset if you are looking for pan fish.  Bass and northern are hitting on...
  • 8/22/2013 10:50:00 AM
    By Steve Suman The mild temperatures enjoyed last week are giving way to extremely warm (hot!) temperatures to and through this weekend, with the forecast including a few solid chances for rain showers. “Fishing slowed somewhat last week with the weather changes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “but should improve with the warmer, mo...
  • 8/21/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Summer is back!!! Temps are rising and fishing action with it. Largemouth Bass:  Good.  Topwater action is back!  Frogs, Jitterbugs, ChugBugs best on warm evenings in shallows.  In morning and midday, Wacky worming senkos, Carolina rigging 7” plastic worms/lizarrds producing nice catches to 4#s. Musky:  Good –...
  • 8/19/2013 3:40:00 PM
    “OWO Readers, You may remember the column by northwest Wisconsin Guide Dave Hraychuck in the current issue (July-August page 4) posted on the ‘homepage’.  The fishing for big bluegill continues to be very good.  Dave sends us this photo on August 17. Connect with Dave at 715=553-0578 or hraychucks@centurytel.net.” ...
  • 8/19/2013 2:15:00 PM
    Crappie action has been the talk of the shop this week, they have been hanging around mid-lake mud flats with some fish coming off of cribs. Slip Bobbers, Jig and Minnow and Jig and Plastics have all been taking Crappie. The Perch and Bluegill are hanging around the cribs and any deep wood or other structures that you may find. We have been gettin...
  • 8/19/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva remains outstanding. There are multiple species active. The number one bite on the lake is the smallmouth bass, followed by Lake Trout. There are only a few weeks of summer left so hurry and get out there before it’s too late. Smallmouth bass are in the 18-22 ft depth range. They are biting on nightcralwers, drop shot ...
  • 8/19/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Fishing on Delavan has been a bit tough lately. The boat traffic and fishing pressure both remain very high. You can still catch some large fish but the numbers have been reduced significantly. Largemouth bass have moved from the deep weedlines into the shallows in 6-8 ft of water. A lot of fish are also being caught around the boat docks. The bes...
  • 8/19/2013 12:05:00 PM
    By John Luthens The pine barren rows went on in endless succession.  Charred landscape rolled out above; ridge after ridge, looking like giant Christmas trees that had been dipped in a burn pile and pulled back out with needles torched to the wind. Pine barren view in Douglas County. Summer clouds billowed in the sky, hiding the sun for a...
  • 8/19/2013 10:25:00 AM
    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 fishing on the big lake has been great on sucker minnows. Trolling for Trout and Salmon has been good in the Shallows and Deep Water and all the wa...
  • 8/15/2013 4:30:00 PM
    8/15/13 Reported by Long Lake Bait and Tackle-visit www.washburncounty.org/tourism for Fishing information & current reports The crappie and bluegill fishing is excellent! The like anything you throw at them! Lots of really nice Bass- both small and large mouth. Speaking of bass fishing, the Wisconsin Bass Federation State Championships were h...
  • 8/15/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Recent cool temperatures for August have fish prematurely moving into fall like patterns. Water temperatures on the Wisconsin River in the Wausau area for the week of August 111th through August 18th ran from 58 to 62 degrees F. The walleye bite was very good this past week with nice catches of fish being caught by working deeper water along deep ...
  • 8/13/2013 3:30:00 PM
    By Steve Suman The forecast predicts a moderately warm week ahead, with highs in the upper 70s, lows in the 50s, and a few rain showers. If skies are clear Monday and Tuesday night, peak viewing of the Perseid meteor showers is 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. “The last couple weeks brought cooler temperatures,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, &ldqu...
  • 8/13/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Cool weather persists so lake temps continue to hover at the upper 60 degree mark with a nice warm afternoon cracking 70 degrees.  Little hope for more in the forecast.  Not a typical summer, some adjustment needed in your August fishing patterns. Largemouth Bass:  Fair-Good.  Not a typical “hot” summer bite.  ...
  • 8/13/2013 1:00:00 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 fishing on the big lake has been great on sucker minnows. Trolling for Trout and Salmon has been good in the Shallows and Deep Water and all the way...
  • 8/13/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Walleye and Panfish action remains great and they are still hanging in the same areas that they have been most of the summer. I am starting to do better with Minnows for the Walleye. Use Crawlers when you want action and go after a mixed bag of Bluegill, Perch and Walleye. If you really want action right now try casting Weedless Spoons or Spinne...
  • 8/13/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Fishing on Lake Geneva continues to be excellent.  I have not seen fishing this good in recent years.  I am consistently getting double digit catches of both smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The only species that is slower than normal for this time of year is the northern pike, and I’m not sure why. Smallmouth bass are activel...
  • 8/13/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Although my daily report numbers look great, fishing has been a bit tougher in the past week for most anglers.  The largemouth bass are in really tight schools and if you don’t get on a school of fish, you’ll have a long day. The bluegill fishing has moved from the weed line into the main lake basin, which makes them slightly harde...
  • 8/9/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Great panfish bite along with good numbers of walleyes and bass. The musky action has been steadily picking up with the cooler temperatures.  Phil Schweik with a nice smallmouth bass Michael Schultz with a very nice pike Tyler with a nice walleye Nathaniel House with a nice crappie Action has been good from...
  • 8/6/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Seems more like the end of August than the beginning. Lake temps ranging 68-70 degrees, not much for air temps above mid 70’s this week. Perch: Good. Some very nice perch to 12 ½” on ½ crawlers, crayfish tails. Mix of weed and wood best in 3-8’. Also over sandgrass in 14-18’ on the deep clear lakes. Bluegills...