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Jim Tait 02/01-02/28/17

home : outdoors : fishing May 24, 2017

Fish like a GIRL
Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. TJ Dunn from Rhinelander. Many know him as a veterinarian, but he is also a scientist with a great deal of knowledge about a compound known as Triclosan. This antibacterial pesticide has been given a great deal of press in recent years for its detrimental effects, both to us and to the environment. Our discussion centered around environmental factors - more specifically, fish in our inland lakes. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017


Traveling trails less traveled
I would guess there are numerous dedicated outdoors enthusiasts like myself who have a fairly long list of favorite "annual events" they truly look forward to attending. For someone like myself, who has recently entered their eighth decade on planet Earth, each of those annual events takes on a more serious and special meaning with each passing year. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

Tribal walleye harvest numbers available
The harvest numbers from the 2017 spearing season recently became available, with six tribes reporting their harvest as of May 9; almost 39,000 fish were harvested through spearing by tribal members in 24 counties across northern Wisconsin. Reported musky harvest was 193 fish. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring walleye tournament slated for May 19-21
Some of the best fishing waters in northern Wisconsin await anglers registered for the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce's annual Spring Walleye Tournament set for Friday to Sunday, May 19-21. This is the event's 26th year, and provides a wonderful start to spring and the fishing season. 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free Fishing Seminars begin May 27 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.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Disabled Veterans bass tournament moves to Lake Tomahawk
This will be the second annual Disabled Veterans tournament put on by Kris Hanes, a veteran himself and member of the Portage County Bass Anglers. Hanes held the inaugural tournament last year on Shawano Lake in Shawano and this year decided to move the tournament to the Northwoods. This is a team tournament with each veteran fishing with a partner. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Mixed reports on opening fishing weekend
With the high winds and cooler temperatures this past weekend, many anglers struggled to find fish. Many reports had walleyes still in the shallows in as little as three feet of water. Jeff Smith from J & J Sports in Lake Tomahawk said the reports had walleyes positioned near or just off the first breaks. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Fish like a GIRL
Last weekend brought blue skies and bone-chilling winds, but many anglers braved the conditions to get out and scratch that fishing itch. As I drove around the area, I found the Tomahawk/Minocqua chain to be fairly quiet. I expected as much, as there is a no-harvest limit on walleye on the chain in an attempt to return the fishery to its former glory as a walleye angler's destination. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

The lake where you live
Last Saturday was the fishing season opener. I stayed off the water. The day dawned late-March cold with a stiff northeast wind and a crystal sky, about the worst conditions for walleye fishing one can imagine. So I didn't go out. No law says I have to. I'm no more obligated to fish on opening day than to drink to excess on New Year's Eve. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Family Fishing Fun Day held during free fishing weekend
In partnership with area organizations and businesses, Oneida County 4-H is once again sponsoring the annual Family Fishing Fun Day event from 9 a.m. to noon on June 3, at Hodag Park in Rhinelander.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Let's Go Fishing kicks off season with fish fry
Let's Go Fishing will be kicking off it's fifth year of serving residents of the Northwoods in just a few weeks. Each year the organization starts off with a kick off party to raise funds. This party will be at Rocky's Roadhouse on Highway P east of Rhinelander from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Fish like a GIRL
It is that special time of year again, the weekend to which anglers across the state look forward to. Many lose sleep and toss and turn restlessly as visions of hooking into "the big one" bounce in our minds. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Traveling trails less traveled
Many decades ago, when fishing was the number one reason people drove, or traveled by train, to come "up north," it was common for multiple families to schedule their summer vacations year after year, at the same time at the same resort. Generally, those vacations spanned a week or more and those who could afford it often stayed a month and some of the ultra-wealthy stayed all summer. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Traveling trails less traveled
Meeting new clients, and guiding them for the first time, is something like a first date. You never know if it will be "one and done" or develop into a longer and more serious relationship. Such was the case on the morning of July 12, 1967 when I arrived at Ed Gabe's Lost Lake Resort to pick up one of my annual musky fishing clients, Dick Crossett of Cincinnati, Ohio. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 28, 2017

traveling trails less traveled
In this week's installment, I'm honoring the William Vernon family, originally from Evanston, Ill., who, in the 1950s, began taking annual vacations in Vilas County, which has continued to the present. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 21, 2017

Clean Boats Clean Waters workshop schedule announced
Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) is a program used by many lake associations to help get the word out about, and stop the spread of, invasive species in our lakes and rivers. It is a statewide program, manned mostly by volunteers. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 31, 2017

New DNR live release record category looks to aid in catch and release conservation
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has long had two categories of fish records, the hook-and-line category and the alternative methods (spear, bow and arrow or crossbow) category. New this year, according to the 2017 Wisconsin Fishing Report is the live release record fish category. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 31, 2017

Lac Vieux Desert Walleye Rehabilitation Community Meeting on April 4
A Lac Vieux Desert Walleye Rehabilitation Community Meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at the Land O Lakes Elementary School library.
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Fish like a GIRL
The Healthy Lakes program has been going on for three years in Wisconsin. It is aimed at lake property owners who are looking to help keep their lake healthy. While the zoning debate rages seemingly pitting personal property rights against the public trust doctrine, I believe most people want to do what is good for their lake and what can help keep it - as well as wildlife in the area - healthy. That is what the Healthy Lakes program is all about. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 24, 2017

traveling trails less traveled
It goes without saying, chambers of commerce all across the Northwoods spend a considerable amount of their annual budgets on advertising. Wouldn't it be nice if every family that visited the North Country for the very first time would continue to return year after year, simply because they fell in love with the location they visited! A situation like that would be a big luxury for the chamber of commerce's fundraisers! (subscriber access)
Friday, March 24, 2017

Carrol Lake ice fishing tournament benefits Angel on My Shoulder
This was the 12th year for the Custom Caretaking and Landscaping ice fishing tournament for Angel on My Shoulder. The first eight years the tournament were held on Brandy Lake, but, with the event growing in size and popularity ever year, it eventually outgrew Brandy Lake. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 3, 2017


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