Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

  Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017 (View in browser) Morning dove and early teal and goose seasons open Sept. 1; king salmon starting to stage for fall run  The weather is shaping up to look very nice for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, with most parks and forests reporting that reservable campsites are booked. People looking for last minute end of summer vacation weekend camping who don’t have a reservation should consider camping at the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. The forest has non-reservable sites at rustic campgrounds that will be open this weekend. Anglers continue to report productive walleye … Continue reading Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

ST. CROIX ROD: Experience the Madness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          Experience the Madness   New St. Croix Legend X series to debut at ICAST         #stcroixrods       YOUTUBE VERSION     About St. Croix Rod St. Croix Rod is a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin with a 68-year heritage of USA manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary technologies, St. Croix controls every step of the rod-making process, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned facilities. The company offers a complete line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under … Continue reading ST. CROIX ROD: Experience the Madness

Michigan’s St. Marys River Fisheries Assessment

Freighter going through St. Marys River The Northern Lake Huron Management Unit includes most of the St. Marys River, a large international boundary water connecting Lake Superior to Lake Huron. River management is coordinated by the St. Marys River Fisheries Task Group, which has representatives from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority and member tribes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Lake Superior State University, Sault College, and Algoma University also participate as resource members. Member agencies will be conducting a … Continue reading Michigan’s St. Marys River Fisheries Assessment

Walleye Opener is Only 20 Days Away!

Walleye Opener lodging and guided fishing packages starting at only $210 per person!   What are you going to reel in? Opener Predictions – Anglers are predicting an excellent opener. We have had a great ice fishing and early spring season so far. The river and lake were loaded with hungry walleyes. Spring came early this year and with the ice already out this provides thousands more areas to fish than in a normal year. Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River Lodging & Charter Fishing Packages starting at $210 per person. Click here Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Lodging and Guided Outfitter Packages … Continue reading Walleye Opener is Only 20 Days Away!

Sturgeon Spawning Run Update

Sturgeon spawning run updateAttention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: It appears that the 2017 lake sturgeon spawning run on the Wolf River, and other tributaries to the Winnebago System, is pretty well wrapped up.  Our crew did handle 95 fish below the Shawano Paper Mill Dam yesterday, but things are much slower today.  I plan to send out a more detailed report later this week with the number of fish handled this spring at each location.  Hopefully you were able to get out and see the sturgeon spawning this spring and enjoy this truly unique event.   Ryan Koenigs Senior Fisheries … Continue reading Sturgeon Spawning Run Update

Sturgeon Spawning Run Update – Tagging from April 20, 2017

Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:  Yesterday we had two crews tagging below the Shawano Paper Mill Dam that combined to handle 470 fish. The was the 2nd big tagging day at Shawano and we are now past peak spawning activity.  We have handled some very nice fish over the last few days, and I will send out some photos once we wrap up the assessment and get back in the office, likely next week.   The sturgeon spawning run continues on Friday morning as fish are spawning at 5-10 sites in the upper reaches of the Wolf River between Leeman and … Continue reading Sturgeon Spawning Run Update – Tagging from April 20, 2017

Sturgeon Spawning Run Update

Dear Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:  The lake sturgeon spawning run on the Winnebago System continues to move fast. In fact, we had two crews today tagging fish below the Shawano Paper Mill Dam today.  Typically we aren’t seeing spawning fish until later in the spawning run, but this is the 2nd year in a row that fish have been at Shawano on the 3rd day of the run on the Wolf River.  Between the two crews today we handled 370 sturgeon below the Shawano Dam.  We likely would have handled more fish had we not been collecting eggs and sperm … Continue reading Sturgeon Spawning Run Update

2017 Sturgeon Spawning Run Update

Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts: The 2017 sturgeon spawning run is underway and we had two crews out tagging fish today. One crew handled 138 fish at Bamboo Bend in Shiocton and the other crew handled 140 fish at the Sturgeon Trail on County X in New London.  Fish were spawning heavily at both sites today, but I suspect that fish will still be at these locations tomorrow yet.  At this point it looks like this year’s run is going to go pretty fast on the Wolf River, so I can’t stress enough to make plans to get out and … Continue reading 2017 Sturgeon Spawning Run Update

Watch World Fishing Network…Now On Free Preview!

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Plan Your Family Vacation to Sportsman’s Lodge

Plan Your Family Vacation to Sportsman’s Lodge Relax in our one, two, three, four and five bedroom beautifully designed villas great for a small group or a large family reunion. You will love the multiple bathrooms, full kitchens, fire place and great views all within walking distance to the indoor pool, hot tub, game room and restaurants. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. We have a guided fun filled fishing adventure ready for you. Three dining venues, indoor pool and hot tub, game room,bar with musical entertainment scheduled throughout the year, boat rental and campground. Nearby beaches, historical sites, parks, snowboard … Continue reading Plan Your Family Vacation to Sportsman’s Lodge