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Mid-Season Sturgeon Report – Lake Winnebago

February 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Day 7 of the 2017 sturgeon spearing season is in the books with a total harvest of 31 fish (25 from Lake Winnebago and 6 from the Upriver Lakes). As expected, harvest numbers continue [...]

Battle on Bago Cancelled in 2017

February 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Battle on Bago Press Release: Friday February 17, 2017 Based on the uncertainty of ice conditions for next week due to unseasonably warm weather, the Board of Directors for Battle on Bago have decided [...]

Lake Winnebago Water Clarity 2-9-17

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Source:  WIDNR Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   Our crew was out checking water clarity on Lake Winnebago yesterday and as anticipated clarity has changed since our last readings on January 30.  The average readings have dropped about a foot over [...]

2017 Sturgeon Spearing Preview and Predictions

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

By Mark Schram, The 2017 Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing season is set to begin Feb 11th and will run until Feb 26, 2017 or when harvest caps are met.  This annual event, held [...]

Lake Winnebago Water Clarity 2-1-17

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Attention Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts: The 2017 sturgeon spearing season is rapidly approaching, just 10 days away! The big question in spearing circles has been what water clarity looks like.  We were able to collect some [...]

Lake Winnebago Ice and Fishing Report 1-30-17

January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

By Mark Schram ( Above average temperatures remained the norm over the past week around Lake Winnebago, with a moderate snow fall early in the week.  A late week blast of cold wind and [...]


January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

CAPTAIN PAT KALMERTON, ON MICRO-TUNED FINESSE PRESENTATIONS FOR SHALLOW-WATER PANFISH Plano, IL (January 26, 2017) – “I do it for the challenge.” The USCG-licensed captain and guide, Pat Kalmerton, was explaining why he travels across [...]

Ice and Fishing Report for Lake Winnebago 1-24-17

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

By Mark Schram, The last several weeks have resembled a Wisconsin Spring rather than a Wisconsin Winter around the Lake Winnebago Region.  Warm temperatures, with day time highs in the low 40’s have [...]

Mexican Fish Stew

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Ingredients 4 6 -ounce fish fillets, each cut into 4 pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 3 limes (2 juiced, 1 cut into wedges) 1/2 pound new potatoes, thickly sliced 4 small pieces [...]

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Record Shattering Year Class for Crappies Highlights 2016 hatch

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Huge year classes seen on Lake Winnebago on key game species! A big catch  2016 proved to be an outstanding [...]

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Lake Winnebago monster a myth?

August 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Facebook post of giant fish 'a joke' according to poster BY: Brooke Hafs POSTED: 2:39 AM, Aug 19, 2016 UPDATED: 10:11 AM, Aug [...]

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