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Fish like a girl
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DNR fisheries supervisor Steve Gilbert presented information on musky biology and management at the recent Learn to Fish Musky workshop in Boulder Junction.
Beckie Gaskill/lakeland times

DNR fisheries supervisor Steve Gilbert presented information on musky biology and management at the recent Learn to Fish Musky workshop in Boulder Junction.
As an avid bass angler, I do not often pay terribly close attention to other species of fish - other than how bass relate to them, or they to bass. But, when I heard about the "Learn to Fish Musky" class being held in Boulder Junction in conjunction with Musky Daze, I thought it would be interesting to attend and fun to learn more about musky fishing. I was not disappointed. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017


Stevens Point brothers win River Series Mohawksin qualifier
The rain held off in Tomahawk for most of the day as the Central Wisconsin River Series anglers fished Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk. With the waterski nationals going on near Veterans' Park, anglers who opted to head up river found a longer slow, no wake near the bridge on Fourth Street, but it was not enough to hamper their spirits or slow down their fishing. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Fish like a GIRL
While anglers cannot harvest walleye from the Minocqua Chain until the year 2020, bass anglers have still been taking advantage of some great fishing there. Many club tournaments are held on Lake Tomahawk/Minocqua every year, but most people would not know that. (subscriber access)


Friday, August 11, 2017

He's baaack!
Ron Rickman headed out recently for his first trip hunting muskies since a back operation. He did not see a 'Ski, but did hook into this 21-inch smallie on a surface bait.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Fish like a GIRL
The Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) team bass fishing series hit their fourth lake for the Wisconsin Lakes Division last weekend. Thirty-eight teams took off shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday in search of a five-fish limit. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

Musky not to blame
"There! See it! Right behind my lure!" I sensed the excitement in my dad's voice as he tried to get me to see my first free swimming musky. Sure enough, two feet behind the yellow bucktail I spotted the dark green, torpedo-shaped fish. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

First fish
Three-year-old Hudson Zorn from Combined Locks caught his first fish on a Lac du Flambeau lake this summer.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Second annual Disabled Veterans Bass Tournament brings anglers, veterans together
The scene at the boat landing in Lake Tomahawk on Sunday morning may have looked like any other bass tournament readying for ease off, but for those in the field of anglers, this tournament was anything but ordinary. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 28, 2017

traveling trails less traveled
One Northwoods time honored tradition that was a given years ago took place when folks went on a guided fishing trip and enjoyed a noon-time traditional shore lunch. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 28, 2017

Fish like a GIRL
On the third stop of their trail, the Central Wisconsin River Series anglers took on a notoriously finicky Boom Lake last Saturday. There were 45 two-person teams in the derby, with a 5-fish limit being somewhat difficult to come by. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 28, 2017

Lions Donation
The Rhinelander Lions recently presented Let's Go Fishing with a donation check for $500. The Lions Club will be featured on the side of the Let's Go Fishing pontoon boat on Boom Lake. Pictured are Rod Ankrom of Let's Go Fishing, Let's Go Fishing Hodag Chapter president Mark Schroeder and Lions member Dick Garrow.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Early morning fishing trip
Ryan Nalls of Tallahassee, Fla., caught this 31-inch northern on Lake George with live bait, much to the delight of his sons, Thatcher and Wilson.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Anglers take on Lake Tomahawk for Northern Lakes Bassmasters Open
Saturday marked the 13th annual Northern Lakes Bassmasters Lake Tomahawk Open. While the sun was shining, making it a warm day on the water, the wind was also blowing, making certain places, especially on Lake Tomahawk itself, difficult to fish. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 21, 2017

National Championship Musky Open Tournament in Eagle River, Aug. 18-20
The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, will be hosting the 32nd annual National Championship Musky Open Tournament on Aug. 18, 19 and 20. Tournament headquarters are at the Vilas County Fairgrounds on Hwy 70 West, just blocks from downtown Eagle River.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Trout Unlimited and Forest Service team up for stream work
In the coming weeks, Trout Unlimited, in partnership with the United States Forest Service and local townships, will be removing 10 barriers to fish passage to reconnect more than 30 miles of trout habitat in the headwaters of the Peshtigo River watershed.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Traveling trails less traveled
If we could revisit northern Wisconsin, let's say about 1880 when the first trickle of tourism began, we'd see very few females out on the water trying to secure the main course for a shore lunch. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 21, 2017

Free Fishing Seminars continue July 23 in Boulder Junction
Boulder Junction fishing guides are ready to share some fishing secrets at the free fishing seminars this season. All seminars begin at 7 p.m. and are free to the public. Locations change throughout the season, so please check the schedule. No reservations are necessary.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament ready for 32nd year
Fall and musky fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly. One of the premier musky fishing tournaments in the Northwoods, the Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament, is set for Saturday, Oct. 14. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 14, 2017

Fish like a girl
Anyone who has read my column with regularity (thank you to both of you!) knows I love to fish, and that love of fishing was fostered very early on. My dad took me hunting and fishing quite a bit when I was young. My grandma also took me fishing. I was fortunate they both had the time, and the inclination, to do that. I was lucky neither one of them threw me in the lake as well, but that is a story for another day. Suffice it to say I was a fairly hyper kid and not always the most focused. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 14, 2017

Rizzo and Larsen to present fishing and life seminar
Tony Rizzo and Len Larsen, two long-time Northwoods residents, will be the speaking team at the Northwoods Men of Faith "Fishing and Life Seminar" to be held Friday, Aug. 4 at the St. Germain Evangelical Free Church.
Friday, July 14, 2017

Dr. Kate Junior Member Program holds Fishy Fun Day
The Dr. Kate Museum Junior Member Program recently met with 20 new members and their parents for the initial event of the summer. Fishy Fun Day was organized by Bonnie Butzer and held at the Art Oehmcke Fish Hatchery in Woodruff where the members participated in a number of activities.
Friday, July 14, 2017


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