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Spiny water fleas threaten to invade Oneida County waters

The discovery of the invasive spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) in Trout Lake has caught the attention of resource managers, anglers, and lake-front property owners. (Public access)


Thursday, October 9, 2014


The Lake Where You Live
I hope you were among the fortunate souls who spent last weekend at their lake homes or cabins. I met several such folks as I took a solo paddle, my last of the season, around the shoreline of Birch Lake, at Harshaw. (Public access)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

St. Germain Town Lakes Committee share flea concern
The Town of St. Germain Lakes Committee held a meeting Oct. 8 to discuss funding, awareness building and invasives. The particular focus was the quick spread of spiny water flea and uncertainty about future invasive management strategies. (Public access)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DNR continues to improve and upgrade customer services
Communication is the key in all personal and professional relationships and here at the Department of Natural Resources we continue to do our best to make it faster and easier for you to get what you need from us. (Public access)
Thursday, October 9, 2014

World Musky Hunt announces 2014-15 board members
World Musky Hunt announces 2014-15 board members (Public access)
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Champions crowned at River Series Championship
The Wisconsin River Series presented by Minn Kota and Humminbird could not have asked for a better fall weekend than Sept. 27 and 28 for the River Series Championship on Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk. (Public access)
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Invasive species confirmed in Trout Lake

The aquatic invasive species known as spiny water flea has been confirmed in Trout Lake in Vilas County. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Plaid Clad Rambler
Studying animal behavior and trends is an essential element of wildlife management; conservation isn’t just a numbers game, after all. To be ethical outdoorsmen we must suspiciously consider buzzwords and how they shape our behavior. (Public access)
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rhinelander musky tournament reels in success

Anglers had to fight the weather as much as the leviathan at this year’s Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge Sept. 20-21. The 34th annual tournament started off with prime conditions – overcast and cool – but gave way to sun-soaked sky and warm weather followed by overnight showers and windy rain on Sunday morning. (Public access)


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
Twenty-one years ago our middle daughter, Anna, and then four year old grandson, Josh, and I began what became an annual event, and in some years multiple events. The event was simply a two, three or sometimes four day camping/canoeing/trout fishing adventure on some remote or semi-remote river or small stream in Northern Wisconsin or Da U.P. (Public access)
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Angling and altruism at World Championship Musky Classic

The 38th annual World Championship Musky Classic (WCMC) saw 705 anglers from 19 states and Canada fishing on lakes in Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Presque Isle and Winchester. (Public access)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

World Musky Hunt announces winners

The board of directors of the World Musky Hunt announced the winners of the 38th annual “Hunt,” held Aug. 21-23 on the Tomahawk Chain. (Public access)


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Traveling trails less traveled

Due to the fact we experienced so much fun and relaxation during our mid-summer break at Michigan’s Big Two Hearted River in July, the same fearsome foursome decided to plan and execute a second min-vacation just prior to Labor Day. This time our destination was the scenic and historic Keweenaw Peninsula in Da U.P. of Michigan. (Public access)


Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Lake Where You Live
Do walleyes inhabit your lake? If so, you are privileged: Walleyes are the essence of Northwoods angling. (Public access)
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Registration open for annual Three Lakes Fall Classic
While summer may be winding down, fishing in the Northwoods is just starting to heat up. Registration is now open for the annual Fall Classic Muskie Tournament.  (Public access)
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall outdoors forecast

My freezer, somewhat shamefully, currently holds more chicken than it does venison. (Subscriber access)


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate the Labor Movement in America. The first celebration was held at New York City with a parade in Union Square in 1882. The celebration was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Northwoods TU banquet set for Sept. 18

The Northwoods Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Florence Counties) will hold its 40th annual conservation banquet on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Chef Rene’s at Timber Ridge in Minocqua.


Thursday, August 28, 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

A kid again

I’ve been thinking about when I was a kid a lot lately. Maybe some of the simple joys lost, or no longer a part of life, are the reason. 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Smelting

Smelting doesn’t mean just extracting metal from ore by heating it.

It can also describe a rite that revolves around a minnow-sized fish.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014


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