By: Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson
After several weeks of sub-zero temperatures, the ice fishing season across the upper Midwest is finally in full swing. We were able to at last get out on the ice a few weeks ago and what a day it was! Warm temperatures in the mid 30s greeted us as we drove out onto Lake Poinsett in South Dakota, one of the state’s best multispecies fisheries. Continue Reading
Sturgeon Spearing: Wisconsin’s Hidden Gem
Most Wisconsinites have heard of and know something about sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes. Whether you have seen it, done it, or read stories about it-there is surely some common knowledge amongst sportsmen of this somewhat mythological season. However, there are a number of you out there that are, as of yet, unfamiliar with sturgeon spearing, not to mention its draw, uniqueness, and history. Sturgeon spearing is a great tradition in Wisconsin (and especially in the Lake Winnebago region). While the sport and season are known entities to most Wisconsinites, the history of it and work that goes on behind the scenes is both impressive and necessary to keep this “jewel of Wisconsin” at the luster it now maintains. Continue Reading
By: Pat Kalmerton
When people think about traveling to the Midwest, or Sheboygan in particular, during the spring, summer or fall, they more often than not are in quest of an adventure that involves 1 of 2 highly sought-after Sheboygan County adventures; golf or fishing. Now, we have world renowned golfing in the area, but this article is about the fishing… not any fishing, but the kind that involves a fish that can only be found in a very small demographic of the world. The fish I am talking about happens to be fresh water trout and salmon out of Lake Michigan and its tributaries. Continue Reading
Keep Your Ice Outings Safe And Successful
Traveling around Central Wisconsin from county to county, probing through the ice on many of our state’s most popular bodies of water like I do is nothing to jump right into without doing some homework before each and every outing. Whether you are an avid ice angler that spends more time on hard water than in a boat, or just getting into the sport of ice fishing, there are many things to consider in order to keep every adventure safe. I am not only sharing safety tips here, but many different strategies that keep me and my clients consistently successful on many different frozen lakes. Continue Reading
Gear & Tackle to Kick Start the Ice Season
Ice fishing is in full swing here in Wisconsin! I have been able to get out a handful of times, much earlier than the past few years due to cool weather conditions. Each outing has been with my boyfriend, Kurt, and our friends/family. We have had some excellent days with dozens of slab crappie, handful of jumbo perch, and many eater eyes. On the other hand, we have had a few days where the fish were extremely finicky and the success rate was extremely low. Either way, it is always enjoyable to get out on the ice!
By: Kyle Sorensen
My favorite time of the year has begun, and I have looked forward to this time since March. The anticipation has just been killing me up to this point, burning what feels like a hole in my chest. It has seemed as though the days on the calendar have really taken their time to turn, even though in reality, the time within each day has remained the same. I look forward to this time as there are many factors in play, and to me, it’s not just the ice fishing, but the entire experience and the challenges first ice presents. Continue Reading
New Thermacell Products
Effective, scent free, easy to use.
These are the three ideas every outdoorsman wants to hear in their equipment. Thermacell has come out with the new Radius Zone and MR450 Portable! These new Thermacell products complement the outdoorsman with just a push of a button. Continue Reading
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Ice season is upon us! Check out this crazy video!
Potential State Record Musky Caught in Washington
David Hickman caught this 37 pound 14 ounce tiger muskie on Curley Lake in the state of Washington. If approved, it will be the next state record
It’s been a big year for big fish in the state of Washington and we may be able to add another record fish to the books. A potential state record tiger muskie was caught on Curlew Lake, Washington, one of the state’s best Tiger Muskie fisheries. Earlier this year a new Washington state record walleye was caught as well. Continue Reading
Tackle Organization 101…Class is In Session
By: Glenn Walker
Many anglers spend their time during the winter and early spring getting their fishing tackle ready for the next year, while others are just getting their tackle all set for this fishing season. Regardless of the scenario you fall into, there is never a bad time to look over your tackle and make sure it is all organized. Continue Reading