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Vol. 10 Issue S1021 23 MAY 2015

OUTDOORS RADIO for the week  16 MAY 2015 |  Show 1020: Spring fishing action is good from Lake Michigan to Mercer. Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure winner announced. Come to Burlington Chocolate Fest Memorial Day Weekend. Jeff starts training for the 2016 Ice Fishing World Championship in Europe. Dan shoots at The Range of Richfield. - Dan Small


 


Enter our new Summer Giveaway:
Mercer Fishing Adventure

Half day of guided fishing for two with Mike “Doc” Sabec, two nights’ lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel.
Total package value more than $600.
TO ENTER: visit mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact information.
One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter.
We’ll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.









MADISON - State forest health specialists remind campers and travelers that firewood can carry harmful insects and diseases that can travel with firewood if it is moved around the state.

"Insect pests such as emerald ash borer and gypsy moth, and diseases like oak wilt and Dutch elm disease spread to new areas easily while hidden in firewood," said Andrea Diss-Torrance, invasive forest insects program coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "A few simple steps can help you avoid moving these problems around."

All travelers should follow quarantine rules to help protect Wisconsin's trees and avoid fines.

Second homeowners are advised not to move firewood long distances between their properties, to reduce the risk to their trees.

For more details about firewood in Wisconsin search the DNR website, http://dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "firewood" or call 1-877-303-WOOD (9663).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Andrea Diss-Torrance, DNR Invasive Forest Insects Program Coordinator, (608) 264-9247.








THIS WEEK'S  SPECIAL GUESTS


BILL HILTS, JR. | Outdoor promotions director for the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation announces the winner of the Niagara Spring Fishing Adventure and reports fantastic action for trout, salmon and smallmouths on the Niagara River and Lakes Erie and Ontario http://niagara-usa.com/




LINDA FELLENZ | Marketing director for Burlington Chocolate Fest talks about chocolate chef demos, carnival rides, live music and the Chocolate Experience Tent at this great family festival running through Memorial Day Weekend




TINA BRUNELL | In the Hupy and Abraham Fishing Report the administrator of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce says walleye action is hot on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and invites listeners to register for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament on Labor Day Weekend and enter the drawing for a Mercer getaway



CAPT. DAN WELSCH | Charter captain reports fast inshore action off Sheboygan for Lake Michigan browns, lakers and Chinooks  http://www.anglersavenueproshop.com





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RON BAREFIELD | McFarland fishing guide reports good panfish action and decent bass action on the Madison chain. Muskies are still in spawn or post-spawn mode and not hitting lures
OUTDOOR RADIO NEWS
News #1    Northern anglers encouraged to measure and count this Memorial Day weekend
MADISON -- There's great fishing in store on northern Wisconsin lakes this Memorial Day weekend and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging visiting anglers and returning cabin owners to familiarize themselves with some updated rules before heading out for walleye.

Highlights of the new and upcoming changes include:

A three walleye daily bag limit is now in place on most waters in Wisconsin's Ceded Territory.

DNR developed the three walleye daily bag limit to manage the northern walleye fishery after listening to citizens and stakeholders eager for more predictable and uniform angling regulations on lakes in the region. The new regulations replace the previous system of annually adjusting bag limits to account for tribal harvest activity.

To learn more about the three-bag limit and other rule updates, search the DNR website, for fishing regulations. For background information on the tribal and recreational fishery and Chippewa treaty rights, search for Ceded Territory.

READ MORE  


CONTACT FOR MORE INFO
Russell Fell, DNR conservation warden supervisor, (715) 645-0050, Russ.Fell@wisconsin.gov
Steve Hewett, DNR fisheries management section chief, (608) 267-7501, Steven.Hewett@wisconsin.gov
Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, (608) 770-8084, Jennifer.Sereno@wisconsin.gov



News #2   Will 2015 musky season produce new record from Green Bay? Season opens in northern zone waters on May 23
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- While size and bag limits are the subject of frequent discussion among many anglers, there's one group of fishing enthusiasts who are relatively unaffected by such matters: musky hunters.

A glance at online fishing forums indicates most musky anglers would never keep a musky unless they believed the fish was unlikely to survive or it was a record fish. Steve Hogler, a senior fisheries biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, says his experience with musky anglers on Green Bay and the Menominee River bears this out.

"Over time, our creel surveys have indicated fewer than 10 musky per year are actually being harvested from Green Bay," Hogler said. "For the anglers who have kept the fish, either it's the largest fish they've ever caught in their life or they have a firm belief that it couldn't be released healthy, maybe because it swallowed the bait too far. When we went to increase the size limit from 50 to 54 inches in 2014, we had very few complaints from musky hunters because the anglers already viewed it as a trophy fishery."

Buying a fishing license is easy and convenient over the Internet through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR website, at all authorized license agents, at DNR Service Centers (Hours for service centers vary; check the DNR website for service center days and hours of operation; DNR Service Centers are not open on Saturdays), or by calling toll-free 1-877-LICENSE (1-877-945-4236).

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CONTACT FOR MORE INFO
Steve Hogler, DNR senior fisheries biologist, (920) 662-5480, Steven.Hogler@Wisconsin.gov
Tim Simonson, DNR fisheries biologist, (608) 266-5222, timothy.simonson@wisconsin.gov
Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, (608) 770-8084, Jennifer.Sereno@wisconsin.gov


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