The All Glass Jig

Tiger Eye Glass Jigs

From the designer himself,

“Tigereye lures can be best described as unique and innovative for their versatility and one-of-a-kind design. These jigs can be used in a variety of ways; with their lightweight design, they can be used for lindy rigging, vertical jigging, ice fishing, slip bobber fishing…they are even light enough for fly fishing. Continue Reading

Dangerous Ice!

“TOM’S TOP TEN” FIRST ICE SAFETY CHECKLIST

BY: TOM GRUENWALD

The process begins nearly imperceptibly.

As autumn progresses, daily lows begin steadily dropping, eventually falling below the freezing mark.  Observant ice anglers, noticing frost appearing across shaded lawns, roof tops and windshields on chilly mornings, sense pending change and respond by monitoring local waters. Continue Reading

Roberts Defense Guns

Roberts Defense

Roberts Defense 1911 Badger Sportsman Magazine recently became aware of a local handgun manufacturer literally right down the street from our office, and with our magazine being all about promoting Wisconsin, its products, and the outdoors, an article on this local business fit right in.  In May, 2016, Marvel Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of the 110-year-old machine tool manufacturer, Marvel Manufacturing, acquired Roberts Defense, a leading producer of premium 1911 pistols. Continue Reading

Take The High Road When Panfishing

The High Road for Panfish

By: Jason Mitchell

The author Jason Mitchell believes that anglers can sometimes target some of the biggest crappie and sunfish by fishing high in the water column right under the ice.

Panfish can suspend anywhere in the water column and a big equation for locating fish and putting together a pattern is dialing in that productive zone.  Before electronics, anglers often fished down through the entire water column.  The edge that sonar gives us today is that we can speed up the process of getting back down to fish which makes us more efficient.  Continue Reading

Who’s Ready For Sturgeon Spearing?

Sturgeon Spearing: Wisconsin’s Hidden Gem

By: Chris Carns

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

Hang Out Anywhere with Rallt Hammocks

Rallt Hammock Review

rallt hammock review

Rallt hammocks are light-weight, portable and able to hold up to 500 pounds.

If you’ve ever been on Instagram then you’ve surely seen one of the millions of photos of people hanging out on portable hammocks in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. This new trend in portable hammocks has brought out many companies toting their product as the best hiking and light hammock to go camping with, or just for a day hanging at the lake. There is one brand though that stands out above the rest, Rallt Hammocks. Rallt Hammocks makes some of the lightest and most portable hammocks and hammock straps that will serve you well in any adventure.  Continue Reading

It’s All About Visibility

If You’re Looking For Electronics, It’s All About Visibility

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz

Winter has arrived, but spring will be here quicker than you think! If you are like us, when you’re not on the ice chasing walleyes, you are using this time to spool new line on your reels, reorganize tackle, and sort out all of the odds and ends that somehow made their way into the glove box of the boat over the summer! Continue Reading

Fishing Expo Madison Wisconsin Update!

Wisconsin Fishing Expo to add second floor!

Profits to be given away to local fishing clubs/non –profit groups.

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Fishing Expo (WFE, formerly known as the Madison Fishing Expo) will produce their largest expo ever, with more exhibitors than ever,  including a new second floor! The 2017 WFE will be held February 24-26, at the Alliant Energy Center Convention Hall, and is expected to draw 20,000 anglers. Continue Reading

The Key to Panfish Success!

Feast or Famine

By: Larry Smith

When it comes to fishing, it’s usually the little things that you do that can make such a big difference. This is especially true when it comes to ice fishing. When fishing a body of water such as Lake Winnebago, most of the time you are fishing expansive mud flats. Continue Reading