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Kevin Wallenfang and his tournament winning, 46-inch musky just prior to release Fishing has been as hot as the weather for our circle of family and friends, and anglers participating in the 16th Annual Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic. The Classic was started in 2003 by fishing guide Patricia Strutz to memorialize Bob Ellis, a legendary northern Wisconsin row troller inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008 for his im...
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Wisconsin Fishing Reports

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  • 6/23/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing & Outdoor Report Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County 6/22/2017 - Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service   Fishing has been great around Washburn county this week.  Bass, walleyes, pike and panfish have all been active.  The weather has been all over the place, sunny, windy, raining...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    With the stable hot weather patterns, the lake has hit it’s normal summer patterns.  The fish are moving out of the shallow water and positioning themselves on the deep weedlines.  Northern Pike action has been improving with every warm day.  The best location has been in the 15-17 ft depth range.  I’m catching the ...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    Lake Geneva has been improving with the warm weather.  The largemouth bass and rock bass are the best fishing opportunities currently.  Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent.  The best location has been by Trinkes or by Covenant Harbor Bible Camp.  The best presentation has been drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms in green ...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 6/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Well it has been another week of heavy rains and high water but the great fishing continues. Water temperatures are holding steady in the lower 70 degree range which his keeping fish active and feeding.  Anglers heading out on the Wisconsin River system and its surrounding backwater areas can expect a mixed bag of about every imaginable specie...
  • 6/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Heat, wind, rain and rising water, bout all some lakes can handle!Despite all the weather, some good reports from anglers out on the water between weatherBluegill:  Very Good – Warming water (reports into the low 70’s some afternoons) has Gills very active.  On calm afternoons/evenings poppers on fly rods or used behind clear ...
  • 6/16/2017 10:55:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 6/13/2017 9:00:00 AM
    June 12, 2017 Steve Suman The current forecast, subject to change at any time, indicates a somewhat warm, wet week ahead. Best advice is to make your plans – including a “Plan B” – and keep an eye on the sky for developing storms. So far, this spring is a weather roller coaster ride! “Muskies and northern pike are s...
  • 6/13/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Well it looks like summer is finally here. Warm temperatures this past week have driven the water temperatures into the upper 70 degree range and with that the fishing has exploded.  The musky bite has been very good as well as action for big pike. We have been seeing consistent action from walleyes, crappies, and even a few nice perch. If ...
  • 6/13/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Fishing has really heat up in the last week.  The largemouth bass and bluegills have completed spawning and are actively feeding.  With the hot temps predicted this week, the fishing outlook remains great. Bluegill fishing has been good in 10-12 ft of water.  Look for scattered sand pockets and weeds.  The best location has bee...
  • 6/13/2017 8:50:00 AM
    With the warm weather, Lake Geneva has been starting to heat up and fishing has gone from below average to excellent in just a week.  Boat traffic has also increased so make sure you get out on the water early. Rock bass have been everywhere throughout the water column and every spot you fish you will catch them.  This is the best time t...
  • 6/7/2017 3:15:00 PM
    Steve Suman   This week looks to be the best of the year so far this spring, with the exception of “chances” of showers later in the week. Otherwise, clear skies, cool nights, and warm, sunny days. Nothing more to say, other than get out now and enjoy this long-awaited break in the weather!   “Cold temperatures, wind...
  • 6/7/2017 3:10:00 PM
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  • 6/7/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Delavan Lake fishing has had some ups and downs, one day fishing is fantastic and the next it can be a struggle.  With the warmer waters, the summer time bite is almost in full effect.  As of Friday 6/2, a lot of the green slimy moss has come off the bottom and is making fishing tough.  The fish are biting but it’s hard to get ...
  • 6/7/2017 2:00:00 PM
    With the warmer weather, the fishing action has been picking up every day.  The smallmouth bass are still spawning and the lake is still about one week behind it’s normal pattern for early June. Smallmouth bass are still off the bite because they are actively spawning.  Last week I caught just a few post spawn fish.  The best ...
  • 6/7/2017 1:55:00 PM
    Water levels have stabilized in the central Wisconsin area and fishing is getting back to normal. The water temperatures as of June 1st were in the low to mid 60 degree range with good visibility. Walleye anglers are having their best luck with jig and minnow combinations right now but a few guys are trolling crankbaits along the channel ed...
  • 5/31/2017 10:15:00 PM
        Muskie Season opened this past weekend and was a rousing success! Everyone that went Muskie fishing on the Inlands reported a successful weekend.     Spring fishing continues to be really good on Chequamegon Bay!!!     Small Mouth bass are still in pre-spawn and spawn mode, with a some beds being made. ...
  • 5/31/2017 10:15:00 PM
    A constant change from rain, to a day of sun, to more rain, to hail, a little sun, etc. etc...made for a difficult–to-follow fishing weekend.  Despite being what it was, anglers reported pretty good fishing at times.Crappies:  Good-Very Good - Stages were all over the board as anglers were finding some on beds, yet others finished a...
  • 5/31/2017 10:10:00 PM
    Delavan Lake has been up and down with the weather.  Some days  the fishing is better than other but we still don’t have a consistent pattern.  With the heavy winds and significant days of rain, its been a little tough to even get out to fish and then the wind can prevent you from fishing the choice spots. The largemouth bass ...
  • 5/31/2017 10:10:00 PM
    This time of year, Lake Geneva is historically a great place for fishing however, due to the cooler temps and frequent rains, the water temp is lower and the lake is about two weeks behind schedule.  There are fish to be caught but the overall numbers are down. Largemouth bass fishing has been the best in Abbey Harbor or in Geneva Bay by the ...
  • 5/25/2017 4:15:00 PM
    Fishing & Outdoor Report Fishing & Outdoor Reports for Washburn County 5/25/2017 - Reported by Jim Stroede Guide Service   Fishing has been very good around Washburn County in spite of the cool, wet, windy, weather.  Most of our fishing has been involving crappies and smallmouth bass.  The crappies...
  • 5/25/2017 4:15:00 PM
    May 25, 2017 Carolyn from Anglers All reports:     Spring fishing is proving to be really good on Chequamegon Bay!!! Reports are coming in that fishing has been great!     Small Mouth bass are still in pre-spawn and spawn mode, with some beds being made. The East end of the Bay is the primary spawning ground. Targe...
  • 5/25/2017 4:10:00 PM
    This spring has been crazy with up and down temps, a lot of rain and excessive wind.  The fish has been tough to pattern and the bite is inconsistent.  If the weather stabilizes, we should start to see some improvement as they move into their normal spring patterns. Early in the week, the water temperature was 10 degrees warmer than it i...
  • 5/25/2017 4:10:00 PM
    With the up and down weather patterns of last week, fishing has been rather inconsistent.  Some days the fish are biting in 4-5 ft of water and other days they can be up to 20 ft deep.  If we get some consistent weather, we’ll start to see the fish in their normal spring patterns. Largemouth bass fishing has been average overall.&n...
  • 5/25/2017 4:10:00 PM
    Cold, wind, rain and lightning storms created havoc to anglers up this week trying to get in a little time on the water. The effects of these weather systems threw fish off also. As species such as crappies, just started to move in and bed were pushed out by the dropping water temperatures.   Walleyes: Fair–Good.  Improved as angl...