Mississippi River - Blackhawk Island (Green Lake), Desoto, Stoddard, Goose Island

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12/18/16 @ 11:37 AM
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ScooterMcjiggin
ScooterMcjiggin
USER since 1/10/11

MOON PHASE (73%)
Waning Gibbous

Try north end of lawerence lake on Minnesota side. Always good when I lived up there. And if you want to chase flags all day bring lots of shiners.

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12/18/16 @ 10:40 AM
mybass555
mybass555
USER since 12/7/16

im in beloit, looking to fish genoa area in next week or two.lookin for some where to fish info.looking to catch panfish, especially perch. any advice thnx

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12/14/16 @ 1:10 PM
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jpstratman
jpstratman
USER since 12/14/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
2 inches

2" of soft ice

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12/10/16 @ 10:20 PM
p61blackwidow
p61blackwidow
USER since 5/17/14

As I remember, this is the second time the bill has passed the Assembly.  Last time it went to the Senate, it died in committee, never making it to the floor for a vote.  We have got to really put some pressure on the committee this time to get it to the floor.  Can anyone (Paul?) keep an eye on this and post any committee meeting times and dates???

Edited on 12/10/16 10:21 PM
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12/10/16 @ 7:04 PM
trapperone
trapperone
USER since 1/9/14

Any one out yet? Snow is not going to help.


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2/19/16 @ 9:28 AM
cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05
Thank you for the update Paul. E-mail sent. Pointed out to Mr Vanggaard that myself and others I know here in his Racine County area want this passed.

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2/19/16 @ 9:10 AM
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
USER since 2/4/16
Hello Lake-Linkers, Paul Smith here at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Happy to report the efforts to restore the public's legal right to cross railroad tracks have had success in the Assembly. The Assembly passed AB 876 in the wee hours by a 59-43 vote.

Now it moves to the Senate, which has not held a hearing on its version of the bill, SB 734. It's been assigned to Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, chaired by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and co-chaired by Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield). The other members of the committee are Senators Frank Lasee (R-De Pere), Fred Risser )D-Madison) and Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee).

Send these folks an email, especially Wanggaard and Vukmir, and urge them to hold a hearing on the bill.

The vote in the Assembly showed some bipartisan support and hopefully enough Legislators are aware of the good that this bill does, basically resetting state law the way it used to be and allowing better access to public property without compromising public safety.

At this point, there are four main steps left for the bill to get passed: Have a hearing in the Senate committee, get approved by the Senate committee, get approved by the full Senate and get signed into law by the governor.

Thanks and good fishing to you.

Paul

For your information, listed below is a press release sent out early this morning from the office of bill author Rep. Lee Nerison (R-Westby):

Nerison Railroad Crossing Bill Moves Ahead MADISON – Representative Lee Nerison, R-Westby, is pleased to report that the Wisconsin State Assembly passed on a bipartisan 59-34 vote his bill which allows pedestrians to walk directly across a clear stretch of railroad track or a railroad right-of-way without facing a fine for trespassing. Nerison authored Assembly Bill 876 in response to citizen concerns that strict enforcement of railroad trespass laws by BNSF would put hundreds of miles of Mississippi River shoreline off limits to hunters, anglers, trappers, and outdoor enthusiasts.  In addition, Nerison points out that over 100 DNR properties are crossed by railroad tracks, effectively restricting access to public recreational areas throughout our state. He is concerned about a loss of tourism dollars and the discouragement of successive generations of outdoor enthusiasts if they must own land in order to develop their passion. “Wisconsin is fortunate to have significant, unique natural areas and public properties. For over 150 years, it was legal to cross a railroad track to enjoy them.  That action became illegal in 2005 and it’s time to change the law back to what it was,” Nerison said. Now that the bill has passed the State Assembly, it moves to the State Senate for consideration.  Should it pass the Senate, Governor Walker must sign the bill for it to become law. “I know that taking on the railroad companies is an uphill battle.  But we’ve moved down the tracks, so to speak, in getting this through the Assembly.  I thank everyone for the hard work and support and it’s time to focus on the Senate and Governor to get this sensible bill to become law,” Nerison said.

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2/18/16 @ 8:11 AM
FISHING REPORT
plastic5
plastic5
MEMBER since 1/16/13

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
17 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
fished late am to 3:30 pm it was like the switch was shut off around 3pm 7 keepers lots of small gills and perch and crappie

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3/27/15 @ 3:38 PM
walliyeewillie
walliyeewillie
USER since 3/7/04
Is the ice out of the bay so a guy can get a boat in? Has anyone been catching any perch there? Is there a fee to launch a boat?

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12/20/14 @ 11:27 AM
MRGLAX
MRGLAX
USER since 10/20/05
Not looking for a current fishing or ice report, I'm just wondering if it's ok to access the ice from the marina at the north end of Lansing? I would like to swing down for a day after we get some more cold weather.

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