Maple Syrup in Wisconsin

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. It is said that one day a great chief pulled his tomahawk out of a sugar maple tree where...
Winter Fishing Tips and Tactics

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....
A Fly Fishing Paradise: Cotter Arkansas

A Fly Fishing Paradise: Cotter Arkansas

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....
Feather Flinging for Musky

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...
Tip-Ups and Teeth

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...
Walleye Trolling Tactics

Walleye Trolling Tactics

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...