It’s Hot Outside

It is hot outside.
It is hot outside.

Another day with hot weather it’s hard on the routers causing them to shut down and the cameras to stop working.

Some hot weather precautions to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke:

Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you’re sure your body has a high tolerance for heat.

Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar.

Eat more frequently but make sure meals are balanced and light.

Never leave any person or pet in a parked vehicle.

Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest.

Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise during the heat.

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Lake Winnebago Sunday afternoon.

It’s a beautiful time to go sailing and boating. The fishermen are out early in the morning on the lake. Enjoy the outdoors for the weather is very nice out.

The Midwest’s  fishing tournament and the family & fishing event of the year! Battle on Bago 2020 was a great success for it was held on Lake Winnebago on the 20th and the 21st this month of June 2020. There were 750 entrants in the fishing contest with the first place prize went to team #3 Joe Pausha and Eric Palmquist with a two day total weight of fish at 30.610lbs. There were 375 team boat entries in the tournament with top prize at $20,000.

In 2007 members the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary came together to create this trademark event after seeing the growing issue of youths being stuck behind a television or computer screen. They decided to rally the community to help fund efforts to get youths up, outdoors and involved in local conservation efforts. Since its inception, Battle on Bago has raised close to $500,000 and given it back to the community. Thanks to the community and sponsors of the event.

Battle on Bago is not just for people whom love to fish. Join the party in at Miller’s Bay for great food and drinks, live music and amazing raffle prizes each night. The annual fishing tournament features more than $275,000 worth of prizes, and with how the Battle on Bago is set up on how you can win prizes, everyone has a chance to go home a winner. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next Battle on Bago tournament coming this February which is the winter edition of this event that features ice fishing!

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13th Battle on Bago

Battle on Bago is a fishing tournament.

13th walleye tournament on Lake Winnebago.

The Midwest’s largest fishing tournament and the family & fishing event of the year! Battle on Bago 2020 was a great success for it was held on Lake Winnebago on the 20th and the 21st this month of June 2020. There were 750 entrants in the fishing contest with the first place prize went to team #3 Joe Pausha and Eric Palmquist with a two day total weight of fish at 30.610lbs. There were 375 team boat entries in the tournament with top prize at $20,000.

In 2007 members the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary came together to create this trademark event after seeing the growing issue of youths being stuck behind a television or computer screen. They decided to rally the community to help fund efforts to get youths up, outdoors and involved in local conservation efforts. Since its inception, Battle on Bago has raised close to $500,000 and given it back to the community. Thanks to the community and sponsors of the event.

The Otter Street Fishing Club was involved in the event also and everything can be seen at the website for the event at https://www.battleonbago.org/.

Fox Valley Sailing School Has Started

2020 registration is now open. We are proceeding with optimism that the current COVID-19 community restrictions will be lifted in time for our 2020 Summer Programs.  Registration is open and we will be in contact if there are any changes mandated by the government.  By staying in place now we have hope for a healthy and happy summer!

Register for Camp/Class

Want to sign up for a Fox Valley Sailing School camp or class? Use the button at https://foxvalleysailingschool.org/   to access the registration form.

Campgrounds Open

MADISON, WI — State Park camping season officially begins on June 10 after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced they are reopening state campgrounds starting on Wednesday.

Reservations

Camping reservations will be accepted by phone (1-888-947-2757) and online only to eliminate face to face interaction with DNR staff.

Same-day camping reservations are also now available by phone (1-888-947-2757) and the online reservation system.

Check-in is no longer necessary at the office or visitor station when coming to a property. Please proceed directly to your campsite and begin setup. Property staff will visit sites to monitor occupancy.

Buildings

Most restrooms at state properties are now open.

Some remote water fountains may be closed in the day use area of the park or have the bubbler turned off and have access to the water spigot only.

All other facilities will remain closed, including towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, contact stations, and concessions.

Equipment rentals are unavailable at this time.

National Forest reopens campgrounds in Wisconsin

On Friday, June 12, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will open recreation sites that were closed in response to COVID-19.

Surfs Up On Lake Winnebago And The Walleyes Are Running Up The Wolf River

Fishing on the Wolf River, Cameras on the Wolf River.

It’s a windy day out today and the kit sailors are out on the water by Wind Power Surf Shop in Fond du Lac. The camera is provided by Wind Power surf shop. Below is a photo of the fun that can be had on the lake when it blows a three sock day.

The walleyes are running up the Wolf River and can be seen on the three cameras under water at Wolf River Cams. The first camera has the most action on it so far with Suckers, Walleyes, Sturgeon, White Bass and Perch on the cameras at Shiocton 1. The second camera is at Shiocton 2. The third camera is in New London. The link for Wolf River Cam is under links, more cameras at FoxRiverSystemWebcams.com it is the first link on the page. There is a camera in Winneconne looking at the river and the fishing docks called the Bridge Cam.

Boat slips available on Lake Winnebago, WI at these Harbors

From North to South

High Cliff State Park Marina

High Cliff Marina  has slips available; they are located on the north end of Lake Winnebago High Cliff Marina, Sherwood.

Located on the northeastern shoreline in High Cliff State Park. Features breakwater entrance, 4 boat launches, 95 boat slips, showers, and travel lift.  Landmark includes ruins of an old lime kiln appear on the shoreline with radio tower over the horizon just north of Marina entry. The marina entrance was dredged to at least 7′ in Fall 2019. Slips are available with private showers and restrooms for slip renters. The High Cliff Yacht Club is one of the oldest clubs.

Reservations at (920)989-1349 during boating season

High Cliff State Park
High Cliff State Park Marina

Menasha Marina

Menasha Marina has opening for sailboats and power boats.  In our harbor there is an area that the sailboats park, which is by the apartment side. As of right now there are openings.  I do have marina information at the harbor.

In the Spring I have a special price on VC 17 bottom paint.  I try to be as competitive as I can.  It is very helpful if I would get a text or e-mail if you would like to order with me. It gives me an idea on what I should have on hand.  Map of marina with prices. (link) Phone Diane at 920-376-6040 or email me: menashamarina@aol.com

I just received a catalog from my supplier in the mail today on bottom paint. I noticed that there is:

  •    VC 17 m
  •    VC 17m Extra with Biolux
  •    VC  Offshore – hard, smooth facing finish

If ordering from me I would have to know which kind.  In the past, the ones that brought from me used VC 17m

Menasha Marina & Gift Shop

Menasha Marina
Menasha Marina

Menasha Dock Association 

Slips available on the Menasha River call Jim Stolla @ (920) 858-1913. Rental is $600 yr. To own is a onetime fee of $800 (non-refundable) then $400yr thereafter. Owners get priority on slip availability and can vote at annual mtg. The 4 large end slips are $1000, and are not available.

Appleton Yacht Club, Appleton Wisconsin

Located along the northern Fox River System. Features 75 boat slips, club house, fuel, and restrooms. Call us at (920) 733-9848 www.appletonyachtclub.com

Neenah Harbor

Neenah Nodway Yacht Club

Neenah Nodway Yacht Club Has buoys available, they are for sailboats only. You can contact the harbor master at http://www.nnyc.org/mooring-information/

The Neenah-Nodaway Yacht Club manages over 100 moorings for sailboats in the Neenah harbor located in the south channel of the Fox River as it exits Lake Winnebago.  Fifteen of the moorings are located near the Theda Clark medical center with the remainder located closer to Riverside Park at the east end of E. Wisconsin Avenue. 

 The harbor is reached by entering the river to the north of the Neenah lighthouse following the navigation buoys provided by the Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Neenah.

Neenah Harbor
Neenah Harbor Sailboat Buoys

City of Neenah Boat Slips               

These boat slips are behind Shattuck Park Phone: 920-886-6060 for Park & Rec.

Neenah Boat & Dock Club

Welcome to the Neenah Boat and Dock Club (NBDC). We have been a part of downtown Neenah since 1957; located in front of the library adjacent to beautiful Shattuck Park. NBDC provides a great place for its members to keep their boats on the Lake Winnebago water system. Call Steve @ (920) 722-6205 for details.

 

Pioneer Marina in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The Pioneer Marina is one of the largest marinas accessible to Lake Winnebago and the Fox River. No matter what destination you have in mind the Pioneer Marina is centrally located with hundreds of miles of navigational waterways. How cool is that!

Our marina operations manager Sean O’Connell has 30 plus years of experience in the marine industry. And with that much experience we are positive we will meet your expectations and surpass them. Give us a call TODAY, RESERVE your SUMMER DREAM TODAY at 920-233-1981 and we will walk you through your options. .  https://www.thepioneermarina.com/

Fond du Lac Harbor & Yacht Club, Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac Harbor is located on the southern and narrowing foot of Lake Winnebago. The active Yacht Club features a clubhouse, travel lift, and accommodates larger crafts. Landmark includes the white lighthouse just right of the harbor entry. www.fdlyachtclub.com

Fondy light house
Fond du Lac Light House

Fond du Lac light house
Find du Lac Harbor

Calumet Harbor Marina

Welcome to Calumet Harbor Marina! All docks equipped with water and power. Bathroom floors are heated for early spring and fall season.

A premier family run marina located in Pipe, Wisconsin on the east side of Lake Winnebago. We have easy access to the lake and all nearby boating locations.

Thanks for visiting Calumet Harbor Marina. We are a family run, friendly marina located on the east side of Lake Winnebago.  Call Jake @ 920-360-3411  http://calharbormarina.com/index.html

You Can Control The Cameras

You can control the cameras now. This is experimental and new. Please use modern browsers: Firefox, Chrome or Edge. Internet Explorer not recommended nor older browsers.

  1. Click OK to allow cookies.
  2. Create an account, go to account, login, register & activate with your email address.
  3. Choose a camera from the menu bar you would like to control for 5 minutes at a time. Request Cam Control of the camera. There is a Queue if someone else has control.
  4. There are four ways to control the camera.
  5. Use the mouse with cross hair and left button on the live view screen video, touch screens use fingers.
  6. Use the three rows of buttons: pan, tilt and zoom.
  7. Use the drop down list to move to a certain view.
  8. Click on the Google Map and the camera will go there or use the touch screen.
  9. You can take a snapshot and download the picture.

Enjoy the views, and please leave a comment on the page we would like to know of your experience.

Spring fishing on the Wolf River, Wisconsin

In the spring time all the walleyes swim up the Wolf River to spawn. Also the White Bass go up a little later in the spring. They swim up the mouth of the Fox River in Oshkosh all the way through two lakes and then enter the Wolf River. I remember going to fish on the Wolf River with my dad, it was a lot of fun catching the fish.  Here is a picture of a Walleye and White Bass below.

You can also see the fish going up and down by looking at the cameras on the Wolf River at Wolf River Cam when the cameras come online after ice out. There are several articles on fishing on the Wolf River in spring. Enjoy the articles and YouTube videos listed below.

If you have been fishing this spring let us know by leaving a comment.

New Website Features – Updated

Fox River System Webcams
Our website has some new features

FoxRiverSystemWebcams.com website has some new features compared to our old site:

Updated: Feb 15, 2020

  • Camera History: View snapshot history for all the cameras on the Camera History page. Our cameras take snapshots everyday so you can go back to see them. A sidebar widget also selects a history image at random.
  • Camera MultiView: View multiple cameras at same time. The individual camera pages have more information, but seeing multiple at once is an added feature.
  • Sunrise & Sunset: Each camera page shows sunrise and sunset times along with length of daylight.

Original Post: Feb 10, 2020

  • Menu Bar:  The menu is at the top of every page.  No more going back to home page to navigate around the site.
  • Blog:  We have a blog so we can post articles relating to Lake Winnebago and the Fox River System.  If you have any ideas or want to write an article, please contact us to discuss.
  • Search Box:  You can search the site for content.
  • Follow Us:  Stay up-to-date and follow us on Social Media with the icons in the sidebar.
  • Daily Snapshot: The cameras take daily snapshots show above the Live Stream. The thumbnails can be viewed as a larger slideshow by clicking on them.
  • Latest Camera Images: In the sidebar, the latest image from each camera is shown in a slideshow. Click to enlarge.
  • Categories & Tag Cloud:  Easily find posts or pages via category links.  The Tag Cloud links to post & pages with the related tag.
  • Recent Posts & Comments:  In the sidebar, you can see a list of recent posts and comments from visitors. 

Please browse the site and leave any comments you have which are shared with our site visitors. We want to hear from you!