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April 25, 2018 Meeting

Members: Our Spring membership meeting will be Wednesday April 25, 2018 at the South Shore Brewery Tap House in Washburn WI. Social Hour will be at 6 pm, followed by a talk at 7pm by Brad Ray, WDNR, about the pros and cons of stocking Brook Trout or stocking Splake. There is a lot of…

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Press Release July 28, 2017

The Apostle Islands Sport Fishermen’s Association, in partnership with Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Conservation Wardens of The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission are making available to the Lake Superior Angling Public a kit to assist in the marking, location, and removal of derelict fish nets in the Wisconsin and Michigan waters of…

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Next Membership Meeting

Next Member Meeting: Wednesday March 1, 2017  Lake Superior Taproom, 532 West Bayfield Street, Washburn, Wisconsin.For our next membership meeting on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 we are doing something different. It will be held at the South Shore Lake Superior Taproom in Washburn. Which is located at 532 West Bayfield Street right next to the…

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Two Public Meetings

ASHLAND, Wis. -The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host two public meetings on June 22 in Bayfield and June 23 in Ashland to discuss potential adoption of a Lake Superior cisco management plan. Cisco hold significant commercial value and also represent a key link in the Lake Superior food chain, eating zooplankton and serving…

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Report from the 61st Annual Great Lakes Fishery Commission meeting

As the GLFC Lake Superior Sport Fishing Advisor for Wisconsin, Lake Superior, President Al House was in attendance.On June 9th and 10th, 2016, the GLFC held their annual meeting in Ottawa Ontario. In addition to the Great Lakes Science presentations on Lamprey Control, Asian Carp and Invasive Specie control, current Lake’s status and other fisheries…

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The Les Voigt fish hatchery issue

Les Voigt Fish Hatchery Brief History: Originally founded in 1896, The Les Voigt Fish hatchery was gifted to the state of Wisconsin in 1897 by R.D. Pike, an early Bayfield County entrepreneur/developer. Since then it has served as an important cornerstone of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Fishery. During its history the hatchery has helped with the…

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April 28, 2016

At the AISA membership meeting last night, after guest speaker George Meyer, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation’s presentation on their organization, a motion was made by member Pat Quaintance, and seconded by Vice-President Scott Bretting that the Apostle Islands Sport Fishermen’s Association petition to join the Federation. The vote passed unanimously. In addition…

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March 8, 2016

Between February 23 and 25, I had the opportunity to call on members offices of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to discuss Great Lakes related issues as part of the Congressional Great Lakes Day. I will do a complete report on our club website next week, but here is a short recap.…

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Letter to WDNR in Regards to the recent WDNR/Tribal Negoations

Below is the bulk of the text of a letter the AISA Board sent to the WDNR in regards to the recent WDNR /Tribal negotiations. Good Day, The purpose of this letter is to inform the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources of concerns of the membership of the Apostle Islands Sport Fishermen’s Association in regards…

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