Walleye By Foot
Conventional wisdom says that casting for walleye from shore is a game only for the fall or spring. However, with a little research and some exploring, big walleye can be caught consistently from shore during the hot summer months under the cover of darkness. During this past summer, I worked as a “camp jack” and as a musky guide. Due to the constraints of my job, I was only able to fish for my own enjoyment and solitude during the evenings. Continue Reading
UP A CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE BECAUSE A POLE IS EASIER.
Some of the best fishing and hunting locations in Western Wisconsin are on, or along, the rivers like the Red Cedar, the Chippewa or the Buffalo. My preferred watercraft for traveling these waterways is a canoe. It seems like many of the best spots are just upstream from a landing, but many of these rivers are too shallow or too full of snags to make using a motor practical. A canoe is the answer to getting into remote spots. Poling is one of several traditional methods for moving a canoe upstream. Lining, sailing, and dragging are other traditional techniques the modern canoeist can use to travel into places boats and canoeists, who only paddle, cannot go. Continue Reading
Wrapping it for Walleye
By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz
Like clockwork, the phone at The Next Bite office rings with a call from Santa about this time every year looking for gift advice. After the usual pleasantries, Santa got right down to business. He said there was a guy who had been extra good this past year that had just bought a Mercury powered Nitro Z21. Santa wanted to help him rig it. Continue Reading
Dragging for Bass
Breaking down the Carolina Rig
By Glenn Walker
For bass fisherman, the Carolina Rig is a great technique to employ when targeting bass relating to off shore structure. Notice how I didn’t include the word “deep” water in that statement. The Carolina Rig when modified can be used to target shallow water structure off the bank as well. Continue Reading
Targeting Perch on Lac Vieux Desert
Many Wisconsinites are familiar with some portion of the Wisconsin River. It flows 430 miles across the state – and it all starts in Lac Vieux Desert, one of the best perch factories in the Midwest. Continue Reading
By: Blake Tollefson
Spring is here. You can feel it in the air. A feeling of rejuvenation has been breathed into the natural world. Water temperatures are rising, and fish and anglers alike have one thing on their mind: the spawn. Continue Reading
Opening Day Spiritual Enlightenment
By: Lawrence H. Balleine
It’s 5:30 a.m. The sun hasn’t yet risen. As I pack my fishing gear in the back of my small SUV for a couple of hours on the stream, I recall an assumption that is often made – human beings are of superior intelligence. But immediately a follow-up question comes to mind: “If that’s so, why are we still told to ‘think like a fish’ when we go fishing?” Continue Reading
Full blown, all out, head shaking, rod breaking musky power!
By: Jeff Frick
Let’s face it, it’s really what every musky fisherperson is seeking, right? Why else would we all spend so much time and money pursuing the king of freshwater? This article is going to cover TRANSITIONAL situations and hopefully help you get a little more M.P.H.—Muskies- Per- Hour– out on the water. Continue Reading
SPRINGTIME IS BROWN TROUT TIME!
By Capt. Lee Haasch
Got that itch for open water fishing? Late March and April is the time to scratch it with some brown trout action! Late March is that magical time of the year when you can launch your boat in the morning and troll the shallows of Lake Michigan for brown trout and then slide up to Green Bay and walk out on the ice and pop a couple of nice walleye in the evening. Every year it’s a waiting game for that magical day that the launching ramp is ice-free and we can back the Starcraft down the launch ramp and get after those “silver footballs!” Continue Reading