The Ice is Rotten…

THE ICE IS ROTTEN…

BUT THE FISHING’S NOT                                                                    

By: Kyle Sorensen 

Let’s face it, this winter has been a fierce one. Many days well below zero, various weather advisories, maybe a [few] back-breaking hours on the lake digging out your vehicle? It hasn’t been an easy one but I know one thing, we sure were given ice and a lot of it. Before you start the ever daunting task of first, finding all of your hard water equipment (Isn’t it amazing where some of it turns up?) and second, cleaning and storing it away for the season; WAIT! Continue Reading

Versatility of Soft Plastic Swimbaits

The Versatility of the Soft Plastic Swimbait 

Big Bass Baits, Jig Trailers and in between, the Soft Plastic Swim Bait Can do it All 

By: Glenn Walker

When you say the word swimbait around a bass fisherman, many times their thoughts go to big baits that cost a lot of money and only work for targeting big bass.  However, the soft plastic swimbait is also a great lure option to target big bass in a variety of fish holding cover.    Continue Reading

Early Season Trout

Early Season Trout

By: Blake Tollefson

 

It’s been a long winter, and based on the long term forecast, it’s not showing any signs of ending soon. Many anglers are looking to scratch that open water itch, however, most of the state is still ice and snow covered. Fortunately, for Wisconsin fishermen, a large portion of the state’s trout streams are open during the early catch and release season.  Continue Reading

Blackfish Rain Gear Product Release

New Product Line Release

New Blackfish® Rain Gear Line Launched

Rogers, Minn. (March 1, 2018) –  Outdoor enthusiasts, especially anglers, are starved for a quality rain suit that is waterproof but also has the breathability to keep them dry from the inside. Two new rain suits from Blackfish Gear promise to do just that. Using a cutting-edge breathable membrane, these suits utilize technology that lets heat and body vapors escape while providing 100% waterproof protection from rain.  Continue Reading

Striker Brands – Ice Fishing Suits

Striker Brands – Ice Fishing Suits: Mother Nature has met her Match!

 
 
Striker Brands: Ice Fishing Apparel

Picture this…

 

“Today is the day! You’re getting out on the ice and you couldn’t be more excited! You have all your gear packed, food packed, coffee brewed, and are ready to get out and catch some fish. You want to get to the fishing spot you’ve been thinking about for the past month or so, so you leave far before the sun is up. Once you arrive at your destination you unload your necessities and make your way onto the frozen lake. You’re pulling a sled behind you, which is filled with everything you’ll need for the day. A huge smile spreads across your face as you continue to walk on the ice towards your fishing spot. The only thought going through your mind is how many fish you’ll catch and keep for a fish fry tonight, when suddenly one of your boots breaks through the ice. Without a second to react, your other boot breaks through causing your entire body to fall into the freezing depths of the lake.”

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Gear & Tackle to Kick Start the Ice Season

 

Gear & Tackle to Kick Start the Ice Season

By: Alicia Thompson

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!

On my social media pages, I am often asked what gear I use during the hard water season and what my favorite tackle is. This blog will share some of the gear I use and my current go-to lures.

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Sturgeon Spearing: Wisconsin’s Hidden Gem

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

Fishing Tributaries

Tributaries

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

Gear & Tackle to Kick Start the Ice Season 

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!

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Blaze Pink Hunters

Blaze Pink Clothing Bill Introduced in WI

blaze pink hunting clothes

Wisconsin state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow hunters to wear blaze pink instead of the traditional blaze orange soothing. Photo by Andrew Hahn of the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

There could be a new color in the woods this deer hunting season and it may look more like a teenage girls’ closet than the traditional blaze orange that you’re used to seeing. Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow “blaze pink” to be a legal color for gun hunters to wear if accepted. Continue Reading