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Proposed inland trout regulations aim to simplify, increase opportunities
Proposed changes would simplify rules and lengthen seasons on Wisconsin trout streams.Wisconsin DNR photograph

Proposed changes would simplify rules and lengthen seasons on Wisconsin trout streams.

Wisconsin DNR photograph

Proposed trout regulation changes would bring simpler rules with fewer stream categories and special regulations, plus provide additional opportunities for trout anglers.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Stella's repeat

Stella Budnik continues to be enthusiastic about fishing with her grandfather.  Last summer while visiting her grandparents, David and Patty Zych, in Harshaw she had the good fortune to land a 19.5-inch largemouth with her 4-foot Zebco rod.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Quite often an idea for a column comes from folks who read the Times, which is how the idea for this current column came into being. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer's simple joys

I’ve mentioned before that I’m fine with a lazy summer. There are so many leisurely activities to partake in this time of year. (Subscriber access)


Friday, August 15, 2014

Public comment invited on draft panfish rules

When does less add up to more?

In the case of panfish, fewer, larger fish produce significantly more fillet meat than many smaller fish.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Smokey Bear turns 70

The star of the nation’s longest-running public service advertising campaign turned 70 years old as of Aug. 9.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

It’ll never achieve the fame of Route 66, but locally Wisconsin Highway 155 in St. Germain has had an interesting and varied history. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer of gorge

I’ve managed to lose a few pounds recently, and I don’t mean British currency. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meeting on proposed ATV/UTV trail at Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area slated for Aug. 19

Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to field questions and take comments about a proposed all terrain vehicle route at the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area Tuesday, Aug. 19.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

As I mentioned in last week’s column, 19 years had slipped by since the last time Peggy and I visited Rainbow Lodge at the mouth of the Big Two Hearted River in Michigan’s U.P. During that span of time we met Mike and Robin Franks, Illinois transplants that moved lock, stock and barrel to St. Germain, which allow the four of us to meet and rapidly become good friends. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cieslica boats 45-incher
For years, James Cieslica, of Plato Center, Ill., has enjoyed time spent at his aunt and uncle Nancy and Frank Wackerlin’s cabin on a Vilas County lake.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

The Ojibwa called it Neeshoda Spee. The early white settlers named it The Big Two Hearted River. Earnest Hemingway immortalized the stream in a short story by the same name he published in 1925. Wifee Poo and I blundered into finding the historic river in June of 1992. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Big boat, little boat

I know the media often portrays outdoors pursuits as a redneck affair. But that's not really true. (Subscriber access)


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Historically speaking – fads, traditions and eras come and go, some last for decades and die slowly while others only last for a small portion of a generation. (Subscriber accesss)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fishin' in the dark

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band makes it sound like a romantic adventure. I don’t know about the romantic part, but I do like occasionally fishin’ in the dark. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, July 17, 2014

School of 'gills

Bradford Paulson, of Mukwonago, has a cabin with his parents in Lake Tomahawk.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Having spent nearly seven decades living Up North, I can truly and sincerely say the decade of the ‘50s was my favorite. It is my opinion the decade of the 50s was the time our nation reached its greatest grandeur – at least for folks living in the Northwoods. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Popp takes first in inaugural Northwoods Muskie Open

On June 28, the Northwoods Chapter of Muskies Inc. held its inaugural “Northwoods Muskie Open” muskie tournament, sponsored by The Musky Shop.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fish are biting in the Northwoods

Things are looking good for area and visiting anglers. The fish, for the most part, have been cooperative.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Quite frequently, vacationers and even a few local residents seek different or unusual activities to enjoy that are often overlooked by the seekers or may be “best kept secrets. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Osfar, Raley win Eagle River PMTT event

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center along with local Professional Musky Tournament Trail sponsors, welcomed 218 professional muskie anglers to the Eagle River area over the weekend of June 21-22.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014


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