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Wisconsin Fishing Reports & Outdoor Report for June 16, 2016

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Wisconsin has received rain six of the last seven days, some heavy, which has kept water levels on lakes and flowages at a high level and rivers and streams at above average flows. The North and South forks of the Flambeau River and the Chippewa River remain higher than normal. Water levels are also high on the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway with fewer than normal sand bars for this time of year.The variable conditions and windy weather across the Northwoods made for some tough fishing conditions--though success has been pretty good when anglers were able to get out. The mayfly hatches have subsided quite a bit, allowing for a more consistent walleye bite. Musky success has improved, with anglers reporting quite a few catches and some multiple fish days. Panfish have once again been the highlight of the week--with some good catches of bluegill, pumpkinseed and crappie being reported. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass action has been pretty good when anglers have been able to get out in between the rain and thunderstorms. Although fishing was good in the beginning of the week for walleye anglers on Green Bay, it slowed down significantly on the weekend due to a storm that brought high winds and cold rain, lowering water temperatures. One species that was biting heavily was freshwater drum with boats reporting 10 to 12 fish and some boats catching upward of 40.

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