The Wisconsin Fishing Report now available online and in hard copy

Fish survey results and forecasts help plan those 2018 fishing trips

MADISON – Anglers planning their fishing trips for the general hook and line fishing season that opens statewide May 5 can get a line on where to go in 2018 in The Wisconsin Fishing Report.

The publication is available online and in hard copy at Department of Natural Resources service centers and in the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. It’s full of great information and “where to fish” recommendations from fisheries biologists from around the state, says Karl Scheidegger, the Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist who coordinates the report and fisheries outreach efforts.

“Sometime an angler’s most difficult question to answer is “Where’s my next fishing adventure?” The Wisconsin Fishing Report can help them answer that question,” Scheidegger says.

The Wisconsin Fishing Report is loaded with photos of the fish awaiting Wisconsin anglers in 2018. Madeline Roberts, water resources management specialist in Spooner, holds a 25+inch walleye from the St. Louis River in Douglas County. - Photo credit: Paul Piszczek
The Wisconsin Fishing Report is loaded with photos of the fish awaiting Wisconsin anglers in 2018. Madeline Roberts, water resources management specialist in Spooner, holds a 25+inch walleye from the St. Louis River in Douglas County.Photo credit: Paul Piszczek

The report features forecasts by species turned in by DNR fisheries biologists for many popular waters in their area. The forecasts contain a mixture of recent fish survey results revealing species abundance and fish size, descriptions of habitat projects benefitting fish populations and anglers, reminders on new rules, and lots of photos of the impressive fish caught during DNR fisheries assessments and released for anglers’ to enjoy pursuing.

Download the entire 20-page tabloid style newspaper or check out the individual species forecasts online. Go to dnr.wi.gov and search “fishing report.

People subscribing now to the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine will also receive a copy of The Wisconsin Fishing Report bound within the spring issue. The magazine is available for $8.97 per year. Subscribe at 1-800-678-9472 or online at wnrmag.com.