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  • 10/26/2020 10:05:00 AM
    October 19, 2020 Steve Suman   There is no good way to spin the forecast – snow accumulation of 1-5 inches through Tuesday night, with chances for rain and snow showers Wednesday night through the weekend. High temperatures are in the average low range! The first two weeks of November – not far down the road – should bring...
  • 10/26/2020 10:05:00 AM
    This past week, it was hard to find time to get out on the lake with strong winds and an enormous amount of rain.  With the cooler weather, the lake temperature is cooling rapidly and the walleyes are starting to bite.                 Walleye pike are off the main lake...
  • 10/26/2020 10:05:00 AM
    It’s beginning to sound like a broken record, but fishing still isn’t very good on Lake Geneva.  The best bite is the perch.  The smallmouth and largemouth bass are scattered between 12 and 20 ft of water.  They just won’t school up the way they should be, however if you find some you will catch a decent number of t...
  • 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with the local Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) have partnered through volunteer efforts to reopen the C.W. Caywood Memorial Shooting Range on a limited basis before the 9-day gun deer season.  The range will be operating under supervision from 9 a...
  • 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Editor's Note: This release corrects the number of chinook salmon stocked in Lake Michigan from a previous release sent Oct. 14.  MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to help boost fish populations through stocking and is fulfilling all remaining 2020 stocking quotas for Lake ...
  • 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Hayward, WI (October 14, 2020) –  After months of planning, and with the guidance of public health officials, today the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is pleased to announce the planned format for their annual February ski races.  Registration for the 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and Prince Haak...
  • 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy birds. Explore the links below for information on birds, bird identification, birding locations and how to get involved in bird conservation efforts. Sign up for birding reports and other bird news Birding report Find birds Report a bird Bird ID and in...
  • 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) have announced the start of a wetland restoration project in the Village of Mt. Pleasant. The project, located east of Meachem Road and Sanders Park, will restore 60 acres of wetlands to near pre-settlement con...
  • 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Joe Biden is doing the right thing for himself…and the rest of us need to make sure we can do the same by voting for President Trump.     Joe Biden is doing exactly what he should be doing as a member of a very well understood minority of the country; those at risk. He is a 78 year old male and very concerned about contracting C...
  • 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Joe Biden won’t tell us who he would nominate to the Supreme Court. He also won’t tell us if he would expand the court because in his own words, “you know the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that.”   Think about that quote. Joe Biden is openly saying that he can&rs...
  • 10/26/2020 9:55:00 AM
    FISHING WISCONSIN In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays.  This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.  This fishing report information comes from our creel survey clerks, who work in the lakeshore areas from March thro...
  • 10/26/2020 9:55:00 AM
    FISHING WISCONSIN The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed ...
  • 10/26/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The license deadline for purchasing sturgeon spearing licenses for the 2021 Lake Winnebago spearing season is less than two weeks away! Spearers must purchase their licenses before Oct. 31, 2020. The 2021 sturgeon spearing season will open on the Winnebago system on Feb. 13, 2021 and ...
  • 10/26/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Maybe due to the warm Octobers of a couple years ago, but this one sure seemed to turn cold quick.  Air temps in the upper 20’s to low 30’s, wind, SNOW, can only mean one thing…It’s Musky Time!  While the weather hasn’t been easy on those willing to venture out, some good things for those that have. Musky:&...
  • 10/20/2020 8:50:00 AM
    Don't miss out!! We're already half way through the WWIA Sweepstakes.  You still have four weeks to get your online tickets or mail back the tickets you were sent.  There's still time to request more paper tickets, too.  You won't want to miss this opportunity to win the grand prize of $5,000! Your participati...
  • 10/11/2020 9:50:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – With the 2020 deer hunting season underway, hunters are reminded by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to follow the deer carcass transport regulations and to dispose of deer carcass waste appropriately. The movement of deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a pa...
  • 10/11/2020 9:50:00 AM
    This past week, it was hard to find time to get out on the lake with strong winds and rain.  With the cooler weather, the lake temperature is cooling rapidly and the walleyes are starting to bite.                 Walleye pike are off the main lake points in 22-24 ft of...
  • 10/11/2020 9:50:00 AM
    With the cooler weather we’ve had this past week, fishing has been difficult.  The most consistent bite for me has been the deep water bluegills.  As the water cools a few more degrees, the bite will switch from nightcrawlers and leaf worms to fat head minnows and golden shiners.         &nb...
  • 10/11/2020 9:50:00 AM
    Steve Suman Should this week’s weather forecast hold true (hope so!), the North Woods is in for an outstanding week! Predictions include highs in the 60s or warmer, lows generally in the 40s, and sunshine through the weekend. Take advantage of these wonderful conditions while you can!   The Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report shows Saw...
  • 10/11/2020 9:45:00 AM
    NEWS RELEASE: Snowmobilers: Time To Complete Required Safety Certificate Course09/28/2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 28, 2020Contact: Lt. Martin Stone, DNR conservation warden,off-highway vehicle administratormartin.stone@wisconsin.gov or ...
  • 10/11/2020 9:45:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is in its final year of a three-year study examining lake level changes in Plainfield, Long and Pleasant lakes in Waushara County.  All three study lakes are seepage lakes, meaning they are closely connected to groundwater. Water levels in many Central Wiscons...
  • 10/11/2020 9:45:00 AM
    ROOT RIVER REPORT FISHING WISCONSIN The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number...
  • 10/11/2020 9:45:00 AM
    Under Henry Repeating Arms’ charitable “Guns For Great Causes” banner, company President and owner Anthony Imperato is donating a series of 65 custom “Prayers For Preslie” edition rifles to raise funds for the family of a ...
  • 10/11/2020 9:45:00 AM
    USDA Wildlife Services has confirmed the following conflicts: On September 26, 2020, wolves injured a pet Black Labrador in the Town of Cary, Wood County. The dog was euthanized as a result of the injuries.  On October 3, 2020, wolves injured two trailing hound dogs in the Town of Alvin, Forest County.  A thir...