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Virus affecting carp enters Rock River ecosystem
A couple of significant carp die-offs in the Rock River's headwaters near Horicon Marsh late last month have been caused by the koi herpes virus, according to a state DNR biologist.
Mississippi River waters receding to improve fishing
Fish in the Mississippi and its myriad backwaters haven't seen many hooks since last year. Fishers are laughing from the soul at the lack of piscatorial continuing education, with any and all of the 104 fish species living here vulnerable to a tussle with the planet's ultimate predator.
DNR bass directives at Lake Owen likely to fall on deaf ears
The state would like largemouth bass taken from the pristine Bayfield County lake, but anglers have a habit of catching and releasing any bass they pull from the water.
St. Louis River a last spot to find walleye runs
Lake Superior affects the fishing on this waterway that separates Superior from Duluth, Minnesota.
Hooked: Panfish promote fishing habit
Frequency of catching spawning bluegill creates a fun fishing outing.
Fishing lures color our world
It's not uncommon to see an angler staring into the tackle box with a catatonic look on his face, overwhelmed with options. Choosing the easiest option first—lure color—can break the spell and get hooks in the water.
Ted Peck: Bronco's Wisconsin River rodeo
Ted Peck: Bronco's Wisconsin River rodeo
Guide Kurt "Bronco" Schultz has angling skills far beyond his 34 years. He is on the upper Wisconsin River almost daily when winter cedes control.
Spring spawn makes bass fishing easier
Fishing doesn’t get much easier than you’ll find right now. Rudimentary angling skills and a variety of bait presentations will get your string stretched—once you find the fish.
Morel mushrooms spring up all over
The last couple of weeks have been ideal for finding freshly grown morel mushrooms and spawning crappies.
Under right conditions, catching muskies can be quick
The right combination of timing, location and luck makes it much easier to catch Wisconsin's state fish.