Freshly-tapped maple syrup is a Wisconsin specialty, and it has a long, storied history. Native Americans showed the first settlers how to tap trees, harvest syrup, and boil it.
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
A UW-Stevens Point Fly Fishing Club Adventure to the White River
When the UWSP Fly-Fishing Club was planning trips for this year last spring, one place that was thoroughly brought up was a trip to Cotter, Arkansas to fish the mighty White River. I was very skeptical. Continue reading
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
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
Although jigging spring walleyes is very productive during pre-spawn and immediately after post spawn, nothing can beat trolling planner boards or long lining lures in the summer months. Many anglers simply throw on a Rapala, let some line out, and call it good. They even catch fish here and there. What better way to cover a large amount of water and pull in fish, right? While this may be true, there are many other factors that can help you become a trolling master. Continue reading
For several years, a close friend of mine has been throwing around an interesting description of a technique he uses to catch fish, mostly walleyes, on Lake Winnebago.
“Drag’n.” Continue reading