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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

April 3, 2008

Capital District

Ice conditions were holding up into late March, but keep an eye on changing conditions and especially shore ice. Reports in Lake George say that Harris, Sawmill, Huddle, Dunhams and Basin bays along with many small bays on Lake George were still producing some nice perch along with a few lake trout and landlocked […]

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VHS rules relaxed

Madison – The Natural Resources Board granted the wishes of many anglers and the Legislature when it recently relaxed rules involving viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), to allow anglers to reuse minnows. The change will allow fishermen to take minnows off the water and reuse them later if they were purchased from a Wisconsin bait dealer

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Season Dates

April 12: Trout & bass seasons open, Delaware River & West Branch of the Delaware, Pa-N.Y border water sections. April 14: Bass season closes, Greenwood Lake. April 15: Bass season, catch & release, opens, Greenwood Lake. April 15: Striped bass season opens, marine waters. April 15: Beaver trapping season closes, WMUs 6A, 6C & 6H.

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Wausau Area

Walleye fishing is under way on the Wisconsin River. Work the deep pools and river bends with heavier jigs, tipped with fatheads. Anglers can still cash in on late-ice crappies and bluegills; they’re taking rocker-style jigs tipped with waxies or spikes. There also are a fair number of crappies and a few jumbo perch hitting

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State Roundup

Dean Bortz Wisconsin Editor THINGS ARE SHAPING UP for this to be a great year for late-winter panfishing. As of late last week, we were still making ice in northern Wisconsin, believe it or not. Daytime highs above freezing have burned off much of the snow cover on most lakes, but overnight lows were hitting

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