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Rick

Wisconsin Fishing Reports & Outdoor Report for September 1, 2016

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With the upcoming Labor Day weekend, summer is slowly coming to an end with migrations underway, spots fading on whitetail fawns and some tinges of early colors showing up. But there is still time to enjoy what remains of summer with some very good weather in the forecast for at least the first half of the holiday weekend.Water levels on Northwoods lakes, rivers and streams remain a bit high, but levels have been slowly dropping with the relatively dry weather of the last week. The Wisconsin River has peaked and is dropping in the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway and some sandbars are returning.Fishing success has been pretty good on waters across the Northwoods, with musky again the highlight of the week. Action continued to be generally good with anglers reporting quite a few sightings, follows and strikes, and many catches have also been made. Action for both largemouth and smallmouth bass has been sporadic this week, but northern pike action has been good, as the cooling water temperatures favor this species. Walleye action has remained generally slow, with many of the anglers having given up until the fall patterns set in but panfish activity has been fair with some decent crappie and bluegill found suspended around deeper water cover.

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