Banquet/Fundraiser Jan. 23: Wisconsin North WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. For more info call 800-274-5471. Jan. 23: Wisconsin West WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Pines Conference Center, Eau Claire. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. Jan. 27: Cranberry Country WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah. For more info call Gerry […]
January 21, 2016
LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES In Sheboygan, the Sheboygan River has ice cover below the Kohler dam, but faster-moving stretches of water are still open near I-43 and Esslingen Park. There is ice right along the river bank in some areas, which could restrict fishing access in those locations. The river is partially open below the 8th Street
LAKE WINNEBAGO AREA Ice conditions remain kind of iffy throughout much of the Lake Winnebago area. Call ahead for ice reports before heading out. Critter’s, (920) 582-0471 Fox River Bait, (920) 233-7409 Dutch’s, (920) 922-0311 NECEDAH/NEKOOSA AREA Lake Necedah has been producing some panfish near the west access. Northern pike fishing is picking up just north of Hwy. 21
AMERY AREA Look for suspended crappies over 15 to 20 of water feet on Bear Trap Lake, Balsam Lake, Big Round Lake, and North Twin Lake. Northern pike seem to be biting everywhere, and sunfish can be had in 8 to 12 feet on Big Round, Bear Trap, and Loveless Lake. Spoons or shiner minnows on
If state Sens. Tom Tiffany and Richard Gudex get their way, factory fish farms will soon be allowed to do their business in almost any public water they please.
St. Lawrence River: A few spots for ice anglers. Not a lot of reports to go on at this point. Some anglers have reported pike. Black Lake: Richard at Chapman’s Sport Shop and Marina in Hammond reports hard-water anglers finally were able to get on the lake earlier this month, about three weeks later than
It’s cold. It’s winter, and it’s finally acting like it. Most of the famed Catskill trout waters are closed to fishing; the rest are iced over and borderline unfishable at best. There are better options right now for the fly angler. One is the Somerset, N.J., Fly Fishing Show, set for Jan. 29-31 at the
The folks at Big Wave Sports report that West Branch, Glenida, Cross River and Croton Falls reservoirs were all producing brown trout on a consistent basis, mostly on medium and large shiners but also on spoons and lead core setups. A couple anglers hit Kensico Reservoir in their boat but struck out. Remember, you have
Great Sacandaga Lake: Anglers were on, but there were few reports. A few pike have been taken. Saratoga Lake: Still a waiting game. Lake George: Not yet. Piseco Lake: If the ice is safe, it’s a great place for lake trout in quantity, if not quality.