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Monday, July 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, July 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Gary Ridderbusch

Water levels recovering on Wisconsin River flowages

Following a winter of record-low snow amounts in the Northwoods, spring runoff was reduced and water levels on many lakes, reservoirs, and rivers are below full less than two weeks from the opening weekend of the general fishing season in Wisconsin.
With the fishing opener slated for Saturday, May 4, there’s concern that water levels may be lower than normal for launching boats at landings and safely navigating lakes with natural obstacles, including sand bars, rocks, and stumps.

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Wisconsin fishing guides taking clients to Michigan lakes must now get $300 license

Wisconsin fishing guides who want to take clients to Michigan lakes must now pay a $300 fee every three years and will have to follow other requirements in order to maintain the special license.
Sport fishing guides operating in Michigan now need an inland guide license to take clients on inland lakes, rivers or streams. The license went into effect March 1. The license is required for anyone guiding on any water except the Great Lakes, Great Lakes connecting waters and bodies of water with a surface area of less than 5 acres.

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Wisconsin deer hunters supply legislators with long list of overall grievances 

Following another disappointing gun season, about 150 hunters from northern Wisconsin gathered at a legislator-sponsored listening session to vent their frustrations at the Woodruff Town Hall Thursday, Dec. 21.
A common theme heard from the more than 20 hunters who spoke during the two-hour session was there are too many predators on the landscape. Other issues included the lack of quality deer habitat across the northern forest and the dropping interest in deer hunting – especially in northern Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers favors $5 trout stamp hike

Gov. Tony Evers has included a $5 increase in the Wisconsin inland waters trout stamp in his proposed 2023-25 biennial budget.
Members of local chapters of Trout Unlimited, a nationwide organization of trout anglers seeking improved trout fisheries across the country, support the proposed increase from $10 to $15.

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In Wisconsin, national championship nets 1,296 anglers, 194 muskies

Eagle River, Wis. — The National Championship Musky Open was once again a record-setting event, as what is likely the most populated fishing tournament in the Midwest at­tracted 1,330 anglers to 72 Northwoods lakes Aug. 18-20. Chad Rosinski, of Conover, was the top angler, while Paul Dimmer, of Green Bay, was the luckiest ticket-holder in

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