Just off the Frozen Tundra
Bay of Green Bay ice offers unique mid-winter opportunities for anglers
By Andy Mack
It’s time to break out the ice fishing gear and prepare for what should be a great ice fishing season!
While numerous inland lakes are already covered with a few inches of ice, my thoughts turn to ice fishing on the Bay of Green Bay. Part of my pre-season preparation includes deciding on what species to target and when. In recent times, whitefish have been all the rage on the bay. Especially in the northern parts of the bay. But other species like pike, walleye, perch and even smelt are available if you know where to look and when. Continue Reading
Whether you are going on your first hike, or you are a seasoned mountaineer, there are some rules you must follow to make sure your hike is as safe as it is enjoyable. Continue Reading
Muck Woody Max
Public Land Deer Hunting
By: Jordan Marsh
It’s no secret that Wisconsin is a top tier and destination deer hunting state. Hunters from across the country venture to Wisconsin every fall to chase the elusive whitetails that fill the landscape. The Badger State has had plenty of Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young deer taken being that it’s one of the highest harvesting states of those records every season. The nine-day gun deer season is about as big of a tradition as the holidays. As the woods turn into blaze orange, businesses literally shut down, and the sight of seeing a hunter’s “trophy” in the back of the truck is just the daily norm. We are fortunate to live in a state with a good population of whitetails, but we are even more fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to access hundreds of thousands of acres of public land. Continue Reading
Sixgun Black Bear
The blasting bellow of the big .44 surprised me when my right index finger instinctively tightened on the trigger; the bear’s violent reaction and subsequent zero to 30 mph rush, while just a blur, clearly indicated I had connected. Straining to hear the tell-tale moan of a dying bear yielded only the cacophony of a yapping pack of distant coyotes. My black bear quest, which had been eight long years in the making, had boiled down to a few surreal seconds. Continue Reading
THOSE DARN WEEDS!
Or, can they coexist and add diversity to our plots?
By Steve Jordan
Who doesn’t love a good magic show? The music, the lights, and the awe of wondering how the magician made the trick happen. A great magician knows how to plan for a spectacular show. A good river angler knows where to be and what to use to get a bite. Both are masters of creating illusions. Continue Reading
Sundown Summer Muskies
By: Kyle Sorensen
As the opener has come and gone and the temperatures begin to climb, the steady muskie action we have been accustomed to over the last month or so begins to slowly dissipate (for arguments sake). While casting away at shorelines and structure throughout the day can surely produce, I hold out and save the effort and time for the magic of the evening bite. If you are a muskie fisherman, you know of the magic I speak of. The setting sun, the calling of the loons, the feeling of being the only one on the lake; the word “supernatural” doesn’t even do it justice. Continue Reading