Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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October 2, 2008

Sauk City Area

Walleyes are hitting below the Prairie du Sac dam. Anglers are catching trout on Devils Lake, but at the north boat landing, only small boats may be launched by hand. Barricades may not be moved, and vehicles and trailers may not bypass the barricades. The south landing is open. Wilderness Fish and Game, (608) 643-2433.

Court puts wolves back on ‘the list’

Washington – Wolves in the Midwest became subject to federal protection – and state management responsibility for the species was removed – when a U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to place the species again on the Endangered Species List. For the Midwestern states that have wolves, it

Chetek Area

Northern pike have moved to the deeper main lake channels. Try trolling to locate active fish along the drops, or along any green weed edges. The bass have schooled up a bit in deeper water with some structure to which to hold. Points are good places to start. Walleyes seem to be suspending in daylight

Madison Area

Fishing has been pretty decent, especially for panfish on lakes Monona and Waubesa. The bigger bluegills are coming off Waubesa, and the lake is also giving up a few nice crappies. Muskie action also has been pretty good on both lakes. Smallmouths and crappies were hitting on Lake Mendota, but the smallies scattered recently and


Oct. 3:_Racine/Kenosha Area Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Roma Lodge. For more info call John Perez, 262-554-0572. Oct. 3:_Racine/Kenosha area Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Roma Lodge. For more info call John, 262-554-0572. Oct. 4: Rock River Rescue Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Turner Hall. For more info call Tom Beyer, 920-261-8738. Oct. 6: Indianhead

Anticipation high as duck season dawns

Shakopee, Minn. – Like he is before every opening weekend of duck hunting, John Schroers is optimistic going into Saturday’s opener. Though opening day is late this year, there seem to be plenty of teal and wood ducks around. Then again…. “It never seems to fail that three or four days before the opener, you

DNR seeks a 2 percent budget increase

Rothschild, Wis. – A new two-year 2 percent budget increase request from the DNR was tentatively approved by the Natural Resources Board at its Sept. 24 meeting, but will be reviewed by the board once board members have a better idea of revenue flow from the sale of licenses for the gun deer-hunting season. The

Chippewa Falls Area

Overall game fish action was good this past week. Bass action has been very good on spinnerbaits and floating crankbaits. Walleye action has been spotty, with the best action early and late in the day. There has been good muskie action on the flowages and below dams on the local rivers. Panfish action has been

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