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  • 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...
  • 10/3/2020 11:15:00 AM
    The Madison Police Department, and the Department of Justice, closed the case of a woman who alleged that 4 individuals had thrown a flammable liquid on her, and set her on fire. The case drew national attention in June of this year. Below is the Department of Justice statement closing the case. MADISON, WIS. – The United States Attorney&rsq...
  • 10/3/2020 11:15:00 AM
    Governor Evers and his health administrators would have us believe we are a state in Covid-19 “Crisis”. The efforts to maintain as much disruption and fear as possible in the run up to the election have been all too transparent. Data are easily weaponized to mislead.  Here are some facts from the Wisconsin Department of Health Ser...
  • 10/3/2020 11:15:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources will hold a preliminary public hearing at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 to discuss a scope statement for future emergency and permanent rules relating to fish harvest in Lake Superior.  This hearing will be held virtually via Skype or by calling in to 1-866-715-6499 and en...
  • 10/3/2020 11:15:00 AM
    For Green Bay and Lake Michigan Fishery    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a virtual public meeting to engage with stakeholders and discuss options for maintaining and improving the Green Bay and Lake Michigan smallmouth bass fishery. This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. ...
  • 9/29/2020 3:55:00 PM
    John Ellis The city of Madison collected 10813 illegal ballots, in 200 parks, on September 26 and they plan to do it again on October 3. They are illegal because the event wasn’t just an absentee ballot drop off. In an article in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 25, Madison City Clerk, Maribeth Wetzel-Behl said poll workers could act...
  • 9/29/2020 9:55:00 AM
    SneakyHunter Bootlamps: An Ice Fisherman’s Dream SALMON, Idaho (Sept. 29, 2020) — Ice fisherman risk slipping and taking a dangerous fall every time they hike to and from their huts in the dark. Bundled up and carrying gear makes it difficult to keep your balance on slick, uneven ice. ...
  • 9/29/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Valcourt, Quebec, July 14, 2020 – BRP (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) announces the launch of an exciting extension of the popular Competitor model with the new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 175/185 (Fish/Ski Crossover) boats, providing maximum flexibility for families who love the feeling of being out on the water. Built for all levels of multi-species a...
  • 9/29/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Valcourt, Quebec, July 14, 2020 – BRP (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) announces two new Manitou pontoon boat models for model year 2021, meaning on-water adventurers of all types can find the boat to meet their needs. Combining luxury and sports performance, the Manitou LX replaces the Legacy and X-Plode models, to serve those in search of both extrem...
  • 9/29/2020 9:50:00 AM
    Fish School's In Session If you’ve been lucky enough to be fishing all summer, there’s no need to stop now! And, it’s not too late if you missed the boat in summer – just check into Fishing Base Camp for tips, activities and games to get you started on your quest t...
  • 9/29/2020 9:50:00 AM
    A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges for allegedly illegally selling Asian carp, Wisconsin’s most prominent and highly destructive invasive species. The charges against the operator of Li Fish Farm, LLC, a Grant County-based fish company, is the first case involving illegal sales of Asian carp. A complaint fr...
  • 9/29/2020 9:50:00 AM
    September 28, 2020 Steve Suman   This week’s forecast predicts cooler temperatures and chances for rain nearly every day, with Friday the exception. However, rain chances are only about 20 percent each day, with Wednesday’s 70-percent chance the exception. Highs range from upper 40s to upper 50s, and lows from upper 20s to mid 4...
  • 9/29/2020 9:50:00 AM
    Overall fishing is slow.  It’s the in-between time when the lake turns over and the fall bite is almost here.  Last week was a struggle to catch any kind of decent fish.  We need some stable weather without so many fronts so the fish can get into their patterns better. Northern Pike have been sporadic.  Some good catches ...