Category: Fishing

Exploring Montana’s Backcountry

Like you, we’re huge fans of outdoor adventure—especially when we get to explore the beautiful backcountry of the United States.

Looking for breathtaking views, diverse wildlife, and ample outdoor activities? We’re thinking Montana. Aptly dubbed “Big Sky Country,” Montana’s landscape varies from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains.
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Last Laugh

By Dave Jones

It’s 5am, 20-something degrees Fahrenheit and windy when I arrive at my father’s house laden with buckets, tip-ups, tackle, rods and reels, grill, beer, and a copious amount of coffee. He’s been busy gathering all his gear including, thankfully, a small pop-up ice shanty and propane heater. We load everything into the back of his cherry red pickup and head out to pick up the third member of our fishing party, my buddy Mark. Our destination is Lower Nemahbin in the Town of Summit, about 30 minutes west of Milwaukee. Continue reading

Winter Fishing Tips and Tactics

Fishing through the winter months can be very rewarding for a number of reasons. Cold temperatures keep fair-weather anglers home and hunting seasons lead many anglers to trade lakes for the woods. Winter is also the time of year when most freshwater species group up. The result: more fish for cold-weather anglers. During the coolest months of the year, preparation, research, and the proper tackle can make for memorable fishing trips. Continue reading

Stuck in a Rut!

Versatility Increases Catch Rates

Even though you think it’s going to be another fishing season just like the last several, you still look for an edge by attending your favorite fishing show: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show; or by paging through your favorite fishing publication: “On Wisconsin Outdoors.” That tells me you’re harboring hope of catching more fish in 2015.   Continue reading

Developing Outdoor Enthusiasts

All avid outdoor enthusiasts know that the surest way to keep their interests alive is to get someone new involved. Not only does this offer the opportunity to pass on time-honored traditions, but new involvement ensures the future of the activity you love, through favorable legislation, resource conservation efforts, and positive media representation. Continue reading

Feather Flinging for Musky

Nothing is more relaxing for an outdoorsman studying at UW-Stevens Point than reserving time to go fishing.  And since Point is recognized for its College of Natural Resources, it’s not too difficult to find a fishing partner who has a car and is willing to learn any new style of fishing on the vulnerable, overwhelming Wisconsin River.  Continue reading

Fishing & Technology

In this present day and age, technology saturates our surroundings. It does both good things and bad things, often times encroaching on our traditional ways. Fishing is far from immune when it comes to these new waves of technology. In some cases, it has actually been beneficial. Continue reading

Tip-Ups and Teeth

When ice fishing, it’s hard to beat the adrenaline rush that a triggered tip-up flag brings. The quick response that follows can be quite entertaining as well. Watching your buddies run to the hole, performing an uncoordinated ice skating routine the entire way. I don’t know what’s more amusing, watching someone fall on their rear or watching them pretend nothing happened after getting up.   Continue reading