Statewide Birding Report 3-30-2018

                                    Home    Donate    Contact Winter is not done yet, especially across the north woods. Help monitor populations of barred and other owl species by joining the 2018 Western Great Lakes Owl Survey. Photo credit: Ryan Brady It was a slow week for bird migration due to cooler temperatures and lack of warm, southerly winds. Waterfowl continue to provide the greatest birding opportunities wherever open water allows. Rarities were few this week, best probably being a harlequin duck in Sheboygan. The week ahead also looks … Continue reading Statewide Birding Report 3-30-2018

Bass Plastics for Walleyes, Flukes for Tough bites, Hawgs of the Week 3-30-2018

You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails. If you’re getting this Target Walleye/Ice email for the first time, a friend probably signed you up! Today’s Top 4 Why you should be using Flukes when the bite’s tough.    Flukes = soft jerkbaits, and big-fish junkie Ryan T. King has been putting the new B-Fish-N Tackle Rib-Finn to work on the Mississippi River — check this paunchy cold-front rock melon: > When fish are holding tight to cover – or are in a negative-bite pattern from pressure/temp changes — the action of the Paddle Tail or … Continue reading Bass Plastics for Walleyes, Flukes for Tough bites, Hawgs of the Week 3-30-2018

Outdoors: Now’s Time to Hit Walleyes on the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers by Gary A. Engberg 3-30-18

Outdoors: Now’s time to hit walleyes on the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers GARY ENGBERG For the State Journal gengberg@chorus.net MAZOMANIE – For area anglers who enjoy jigging the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers for walleyes, it’s time to break out the fishing gear. As of Thursday, smaller male walleyes and a few large pre-spawn females were being caught locally. Male walleyes always show up below the state’s dams first before the larger and egg-laden females arrive for spawning. The males are currently easier to catch and fairly aggressive considering they’re just emerging from winter’s doldrums. Spring fishing for river walleyes is … Continue reading Outdoors: Now’s Time to Hit Walleyes on the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers by Gary A. Engberg 3-30-18

Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update

The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit – http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports. Subscribe now for only $8.97.     Order your Endangered Resources license plate today!.     Featured DNR Subscriptions Outdoor Report: Current fishing activities, wildlife observations, and state park events updated every Thursday. Manage Your DNR Subscriptions: Add new subscriptions, delete subscriptions, and manage your profile. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com. Other inquiries can be directed to the DNR. Continue reading Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update

Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update

The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit – http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports. Subscribe now for only $8.97.     Order your Endangered Resources license plate today!.     Featured DNR Subscriptions Outdoor Report: Current fishing activities, wildlife observations, and state park events updated every Thursday. Manage Your DNR Subscriptions: Add new subscriptions, delete subscriptions, and manage your profile. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com. Other inquiries can be directed to the DNR. Continue reading Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update

DNR Weekly News Update, July 25, 2017

Trouble viewing this email? Click here July 25, 2017 Visit the DNR at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Find out everything you need to know to ‘Enjoy Wisconsin’s Wild Side’ by stopping by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ area at the Wisconsin State Fair’s Exploratory Park. – Read Full Article Public comments sought on final draft master plan revision for Brule River State Forest BRULE, Wis. — The public has a final opportunity to review and comment on proposed revisions to the master plan for the Brule River State Forest that proposes additional recreational opportunities … Continue reading DNR Weekly News Update, July 25, 2017

Golden Walleyes Caught, Power Fishing Tip, Fish the Flats

Hey everyone, we’ll be at ICAST (fishing biz trade show in Orlando) next week and will have our eyes peeled for the latest and greatest. Not sure whether we’ll get a Target Walleye out, but check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates from the show floor.If you’re getting this Target Walleye email for the first time, a friend probably signed you up! Today’s Top 4 1. More golden walleyes caught.  We’ve only ever seen a few of ’em, but Jerry and John Nicholson doubled that in a single day…. They were pre-fishing for the Canadian Tire Angler’s Cup on … Continue reading Golden Walleyes Caught, Power Fishing Tip, Fish the Flats

Give CPR to Big Catfish

Give CPR to Big Catfish Today’s feature comes to us from Greg Wagner of Nebraska Game & Parks, on the importance of releasing large catfish to fight again, whether they’re caught in Nebraska or anywhere across the nation. By Greg Wagner, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Did you see that? She released that big catfish back in the water! But, why? She should have taken that big fish home, cleaned it and ate it! Lexie Berggren of Elkhorn, NE happily displays a large channel catfish she caught and then released in a private sandpit lake in western Douglas County, NE. … Continue reading Give CPR to Big Catfish

DNR Weekly News Update, June 13, 2017

Trouble viewing this email? Click here June 13, 2017 Preliminary spring turkey harvest registrations see slight decrease from 2016 MADISON – Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 43,341 birds during the 2017 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, a slight decrease from the spring 2016 season. – Read Full Article Shakespeare in the Park returns for third season at Wisconsin State Parks MADISON – Visitors to Wisconsin State Park System properties will have 16 opportunities to enjoy “Shakespeare in the Park” performances this summer. The performances begin July 17 and run through July 30. – Read Full Article Wild parsnip … Continue reading DNR Weekly News Update, June 13, 2017

Lake Mendota Bronzebacks by Gary A. Engberg

Lake Mendota Bronzebacks     The Madison Chain of Lakes all have good fishing for all fish species. The largest lake in the “Chain” is 9,842 acre Lake Mendota, which besides having trophy walleye and northern pike, has big smallmouth bass.      Anyone who fishes Lake Mendota should have a quality map and good electronics to find the abundant mid-lake structure, sharp breaking drop-offs, and the numerous points which are prime smallmouth locations throughout the summer. Study a lake map (Mapping Specialists) before going fishing on Lake Mendota. Their maps are very accurate with a GPS coordinate grid which will … Continue reading Lake Mendota Bronzebacks by Gary A. Engberg