Tune in Fridays, Saturdays, and Holidays at 6:20a, 7:20a, 8:30a and 9:30a to the WCUB Sport Fishing Reports on 980AM, 97.1FM, or Stream right here at!

WCUB Sport Fishing Reports

We'll keep you informed on where the fish are biting and what baits to use, now through Labor Day!

Current Updates

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public that bonus antlerless harvest authorizations will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 online through the Go Wild license portal and at license sales locations.

Deer population levels vary throughout the state, and antlerless harvest opportunities vary by management unit. This allows for greater harvest opportunities where deer are abundant and a more conservative harvest where deer are fewer in number.

Bonus antlerless harvest authorizations are available for purchase in all deer management units (DMUs) for the 2022 season.

Bonus authorizations are sold at a rate of one per person per day until sold out or until the 2022 deer hunting season ends. Bonus authorizations are $12 each for Wisconsin residents, $20 each for non-residents and $5 each for youth ages 11 and under.

A list of units with bonus antlerless harvest authorizations available for purchase is available on the DNR website here.

Each day at 9:45 a.m., an online queuing system will be put in place to manage volume. At 10 a.m., all online users waiting on the Go Wild system will be randomly assigned a number and staged into a virtual queue. 

There is no advantage for customers who enter the site before 9:45 a.m. Please note that customers who enter the site after the randomization at 10 a.m. will be added to the end of the virtual queue in the order in which they arrive.

When accessing Go Wild, follow the prompts until you reach your personalized dashboard. To purchase a bonus antlerless harvest authorization, click the "Buy Licenses" button from the dashboard to open the sales catalog. From there, you will find “Bonus Antlerless Harvest Authorization” at the very top of the list. If you have not had the chance to get your license in advance, you can purchase one after you select the bonus antlerless harvest authorization in Go Wild.

Hunters will need to know the deer management zone and unit in which they intend to hunt. They will also need to determine whether they will hunt on public or private land to make their purchase.

The first three days of bonus sales are management zone-specific, and the fourth day is open to all zones:

  • Aug. 15, 10 a.m. – Forest Zones (Northern and Central).

  • Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – Central Farmland Zone.

  • Aug. 17, 10 a.m. – Southern Farmland Zone.

  • Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – All zones available.

As a reminder, a minimum of one Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless harvest authorization is included with each deer hunting license purchase in units that offer them. Some units will offer more than one antlerless deer harvest authorization with each deer license.

For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, visit the DNR webpage here

Fishing Reports 8/11/22:

Dumper Dan Fishing and Lodging were outside of Sheboygan.  They caught a lot fish including Kings from 10 to 25 pounds along with Coho's, Rainbows and Lake Trout.  They were fishing in depths of 140 to 260 feet of water. Fishing suspended from 40 to 100 feet down.  Water temperatures were 58 degrees on the surface.  Down 50 feet the water temperatures 53 to 54 degrees.  Spoons worked good and Flasher flies combinations did very well.  Trolling Speeds were about 2.4

Charlie Blish of Average Guy Adventures.  Right now fish are everywhere.  Some are being caught deep in 200 plus feet of water and many close into shore in 80 feet of water and close to the piers in Manitowoc.   Down deep Rainbows are in abundance as well as some Coho’s.  Close to Town more Kings are being caught  in some of the shallow areas.  Bright Colored Spoon of all types are working very well in the top 30 to 40 feet of water.  Water temperatures  on the surface were anywhere from 30 t0 40 feet of water.  For additional information.


Jim from Manitowoc spent some time in Lake Winnebago.   The water was very murky due to the rains earlier that brought in a lot of silt.  Perch and Walleye were doing well on the east side of the lake in 15 to 16 feet of water.   Night crawlers did well for the Perch and Flickershads did well for the Walleye.  Trolling speeds were 1.8 to 1.9.  The water surface temperature was warm at 76 degrees.


Kyle of Manitowoc was fishing off the piers in Manitowoc trying his luck out.  He said spawning season is just about starting soon and the piers and rivers will be the place to be.  He was able to catch a few Salmon including one King Salmon.  He was also able to pull in a Two Rainbows and one Laker.  He did notice some bait fish in the water, so that would account for the few fish he caught.  He was using spoons in Orange and Green and Orange and Yellow.  

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback on the future management of salmon and trout on Lake Michigan.

The meeting will take place 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Lakeshore Technical College’s Centennial Hall West in Cleveland, Wisconsin.

DNR staff will present the latest Lake Michigan survey information and stakeholders will be able to share ideas and input on future fisheries management initiatives.

“We have been working very closely with critical stakeholders over the last 10 years to respond to both the science and social preferences that drive this excellent fishery,” said Bradley Eggold, DNR Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor. “At this meeting, we will begin discussions on the most recent survey information, answer questions and gather input and comments that will ultimately culminate in a plan for 2023 and beyond.”

More information on this meeting, including handouts and presentations, can be found on the DNR’s Lake Michigan Fisheries webpage.



What: Public Meeting On Lake Michigan Fisheries Management

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30

Where: Online via Zoom or in-person at Lakeshore Technical College. Pre-register for the meeting using this link.

Join in-person at:

Lakeshore Technical College
Centennial Hall West
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015