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  • 7/18/2020 10:00:00 AM
    July 13, 2020 Steve Suman   This week’s forecast shows rain and thunderstorm chances through Tuesday, and clear and sunny mid-week. Chances for rain and thunderstorms, and a warming trend, return Friday night through the weekend. That is reaching out a ways and subject to change. It is a great summer in the North Woods, despite the un...
  • 7/18/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Ride Responsibly: New ATV/UTV Safety Laws    A close-up view of an ATV. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone to stay safe and to be courteous to others by following the new All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) laws passed by t...
  • 7/18/2020 9:55:00 AM
    By Paul Smirl Wisconsin has more than 15,000 lakes, 1,000-plus miles of Great Lakes shoreline and roughly 150 species of fish. Angling is astonishingly accessible with bass, bluegills, bullheads, crappies, catfish, muskie, perch, pike, and walleye all ready for reeling in. Lakes Michigan and Superior offer fantastic charter fishing o...
  • 7/18/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Got Swifts? Survey Seeks To Identify Chimneys Providing Bird Habitat Pilot Project Aims To Help Owners Pay For Repairs To Preserve Habitat   A chimney swift and its baby nest inside a chimney. / Photo Credit: Nancy J. Nabak MADISON, Wis. – Brick chimneys may be a key component to c...
  • 7/18/2020 9:55:00 AM
    On July 5, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog and injured two other trailing hounds in the Town of Millston, Jackson County. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.w...
  • 7/18/2020 9:55:00 AM
    July 6, 2020 Steve Suman   This week’s forecast looks a bit cooler, except Wednesday, but with chances for storms nearly every day until Friday and into the weekend. Chances for rain aside, these hot and sunny summer days encourage considerable outdoor activity.   “It is summer, hot and humid, and biting insects are out i...
  • 7/18/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Fishing overall has been very good.  The warmer weather of last week has increased the boat traffic on the lake.  Summer is here, the best time to fish is either early morning or late evening. Largemouth bass have been a bit spotty.  One day I can really get into them and the next day it’s a little tougher.  The bass I&rs...
  • 7/18/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Fishing on Delavan Lake continues to be very good.  The only downfall has been the tremendous fishing pressure and boat traffic.  Some mornings when I launch at 5:00 am, I’m about the 50th boat on the lake.  With the excessive fishing pressure it is not hard to tell where the good spots on the lake are, just look for the boats....
  • 7/18/2020 9:50:00 AM
    Clean Waters Clean Boats inspector Salina Walters at a central Wisconsin boat landing. / Photo Credit Central Sand RD&C MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin residents and visitors that are passionate about protecting waters from aquatic invasive species know the impact they can have on state waters and native species. For nearly 15 years Cle...
  • 6/30/2020 1:20:00 PM
    June 22, 2020 Steve Suman   The current forecast predicts a very pleasant week ahead, with most lows in the 50s and highs ranging from 73 to 85 degrees. While there are chances for rain, they are at this time less than 30 percent. Take advantage of this great weather – the days are now growing shorter!   “The Quiet Lakes ...
  • 6/30/2020 1:20:00 PM
    Bear Hunting Application Period For 2021 Season Opens July 1   MADISON, Wis. – The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone b...
  • 6/30/2020 1:20:00 PM
    It's not too late to get involved in local deer management decisions! The July 1 deadline to join your county’s deer advisory council is coming up fast. The opportunity to apply for all seats only comes up once every three years, so be sure to submit your application in time! Council members meet annually to review dee...
  • 6/30/2020 1:15:00 PM
    Four Wisconsin Hunters Drawn For State’s Third Managed Elk Hunt Wisconsin will hold its third managed elk season this fall / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR. MADISON, Wis. – Following a three-month application period, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources randomly drew four...
  • 6/30/2020 1:15:00 PM
    Fishing continues to be pretty good on Delavan.  Since we’ve finally had a stretch of decent weather, the boat traffic is pretty strong but the fishing remains strong as well.                 Largemouth bass continue to be in two patterns.  The first is the ...
  • 6/30/2020 1:15:00 PM
    Summer is finally here and the fishing remains very good.  Several species are active and readily available.  Largemouth bass are still biting in the shallow waters around docks or in the shallow weeds.  Most of the success has been in the 8-12 ft. range.  I’ve been fishing a lot of nightcrawlers fished on a split shot ri...
  • 6/30/2020 1:15:00 PM
    Despite a few set backs from cold fronts, small storms and…dunnnnn dunn dunnn dunnn…Mayfly hatches, fishing not bad overall. Largemouth Bass:  Very Good – Cold kept many Bass out in weeds, still feeding up before bedding.  Tubes, Wacky Worms, 4” worms on jig heads, XL leeches and mud minnows for the bait pitcher...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    This past week fishing was up and down.  The earlier half of the week the fish were very active and by mid-week fishing was slow.  But with the sunny weekend the fishing on Saturday and Sunday was pretty good. This year has been very bizarre, the largemouth and smallmouth bass are all doing different things – some are done spawning,...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    Although Delavan Lake is really seeing a lot of fishing pressure the bite continues to be pretty good.  The Covid-19 Has everyone coming to the lake to fish.  The most consistent bite has been for panfish.  Bluegills are both in the shallows, 3-4 ft and off the weed lines in 18-20 ft.  The best bait has been leaf worms or hellgr...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    Despite some cold temps over the weekend, fishing action has remained strong – though not in the early hours when air temps dropped into mid-upper 30’s and water temps fell into low 60’s.  But it’s June and fish got active by mid-mornings as temps rose and fish wanted to feed. Bluegill:  Very Good – Pods of ...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    Enjoy & aid monarch butterflies this summer  Are you seeing monarch butterflies where you live? 2020’s second generation of these iconic butterflies is now gracing our Wisconsin gardens and grasslands. These butterflies and their progeny each live about a month before the 4th &ldqu...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    You have until July 15 to submit artwork for the 2021 Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests! Entries must be received or postmarked by July 15, 2020 in order to be eligible. Judging will take place in late July. For many years, Wisconsin's wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp programs have been providing opportunities for ...
  • 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
    Northern Zone Smallmouth Bass  Season Opens June 20 Smallmouth bass season opens on June 20. Wisconsin DNR SPOONER, Wis. – With waters warming up, smallmouth bass season will open beginning on June 20 for the northern management zone. While smallmouth bass season is currently open in southern Wisconsin, anglers will now have the...
  • 6/30/2020 1:05:00 PM
    June 15, 2020 Steve Suman   The current forecast shows nice weather through Wednesday, but then predicts highs in the upper 80s and chances of rain and thunderstorms through the weekend. Forecasts seem quite fluid, so go ahead and make your plans, but keep an eye on weather conditions! It is a great time for recreation of all type...
  • 6/30/2020 1:05:00 PM
    Hello Winnebago System Fisheries Management Enthusiasts,  I hope this email finds everyone healthy and well. I’ve included a link to a report from the 2019 lake sturgeon stock assessment. Notables from the 2019 assessment include record high water levels and some large fish. A thorough review of the 2019 survey results are presented in ...
  • 6/10/2020 1:25:00 PM
    ASHLAND, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a virtual public meeting later this month to discuss the management of Lake Superior’s unique resources. The virtual meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Members of the public can access the meeting via Skype or by calling 1-866-715-6499...