Fall Crappie

Autumnal Crappie

Keeping it simple for early fall crappies on Wisconsin River reservoirs

by Joel Ballweg

Late August through early October is a great time to target crappies and other panfish on Wisconsin River reservoirs such as Petenwell, Castle Rock and Lake Wisconsin. The truth is it doesn’t matter whether you are targeting only crappie with the techniques I am about to describe, because you are going to catch other fish as well. That’s the way it is and always has been for me. Continue Reading

Fall Musky Bite

Fall Bite

Seek out cabbage beds and rock bars to find the fall musky you’ve been waiting for all season

By Kyle Sorensen

The brisk morning air hits my face as I make my way down to the dock, a freshly brewed cup of coffee in one hand, and a sandwich for a late morning snack in the other. I reach the dock to see the daylight slowly beginning to fill the sky. Continue Reading

Boundless Adventure

Boundless Adventure

Endless Shores of Wisconsin abound with recreation and so much more across Calumet, Fond du Lac and Winnebago counties

Endless Shores of Wisconsin truly is what our name suggests – an endless array of possibilities, by water or by land, to enjoy outstanding recreation, adventure, nature, dining, entertainment, history, sightseeing and an endless amount fun. Continue Reading

Target Summer Crappie

Summertime Crappies

By: Blake Tollefson

Each and every spring, crappies seem to occupy the minds of nearly every fisherman in the Midwest. Springtime crappies pile into the shallows with intentions of creating the future generations. These mass schools of fish are followed closely by schools of fishermen with intentions of obtaining a few meals of fish.

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SUMMERTIME KINGS

GOING DEEP FOR SUMMERTIME KINGS

By: Capt. Lee Haasch

In my 40 years fishing Lake Michigan I’ve learned that weather plays big part in fishing. Not really a news flash now is it? I’ve also come to accept that there is nothing we can do about the weather, and grumbling really never made a difference in boxing more salmon. Watching trends and weather patterns, well let’s say only makes you ALMOST like a TV weatherman, only it doesn’t pay as well and really doesn’t help in filling the fish cooler either. Continue Reading

Oconto Trophy Trip

Taking part in Wisconsin’s spring walleye run

By Sara Trampe

Contributed: Tyler Trampe

Photo Credit: Jeff Klugiewicz

Wisconsin is well known for the Green Bay Packers, cheese, beer, and tourism. A big part of our tourism is the outdoor industry and anglers that come from all over to enjoy our different lakes and rivers. And it’s one annual event that brings out the anglers early, usually still dressed in ice fishing gear on the open water – the spring walleye run.  Continue Reading

Warm Water Walleye 

Warm Water Walleye 

Balmier, shallow waters draw in baitfish for a snack  

By Keith Kavajecz  

Although walleyes are known as a “cold water” fish, in the spring it seems that they can’t get warm fast enough! When the water temperature is less than 60 degrees, begin your search for walleyes in shallow areas of the lake. Typically, anywhere that has less than 5 feet of water is the first place where vegetation begins to grow, which draws in baitfish, which will be followed by the walleyes.  Continue Reading

Crappie Fishing

Crappie

By: Andy Mack

Just before I cross the Highway 51 bridge coming into Minocqua, I roll down the windows and the fresh spring air with the smell of pine comes rushing in.  After a quick stop at the bait shop, I’m launching the boat at one of my favorite lakes. A loon welcomes me with his long familiar call and a pair of bufflehead take off and disappear over the horizon.  Upon reaching my first spot, I cast out with excitement and anticipation. After a short wait, the bobber slowly disappears below the surface and it’s fish on!  A beautiful black and gold colored crappie rolls and fights on the surface.    Continue Reading