Are Your Ducks in a Row?
By: Steve Jordan
Planting food plots is done in many different ways. Some very serious food plotters have two or four-row corn planters to plant corn or soybeans, and some also have six to eight foot grain drills for the smaller seeds.
For years, I have been broadcasting seeds exclusively. This method can be done by hand by throwing seeds (almost like feeding the chickens on old western movies). You can also use a hand held crank or electric seed spreader or a pull behind wheel driven one. For bigger projects, you can hook up a PTO driven spreader to a mid-sized tractor. Continue Reading
Spring Is In My Step!
By: Joe Jankowski
Well, here we are again. Spring is right around the corner. We have good ice, but all I can think about is getting out in the woods after those dam stinky birds! Continue Reading
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Into the Deep for Winter Panfish
By: David Duwe
For many years, my father and I were plagued with catching only 5 to 6 inch panfish while ice fishing in the shallow weed flats. My how things have changed, with Vexilar and Marcum fish locators, 5-6 inch panfish are a thing of the past. The ability to see underneath the ice opened up the deep water structure on many local lakes. With fish locators, ice fishermen can now work the deep water locations where the larger panfish reside. Continue Reading
Ice Fishing: A Northern Tradition
By: Bob Wilson
My thoughts are now on the upcoming ice fishing season, and coming up with some kind of a game plan to up my odds on the ice this season. After trying and using Baitmate fish attractant this season, I may have found just the ticket to up my odds. Continue Reading
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