Category Archives: Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing is a popular winter activity

Ice Fishing is a popular winter activity in the bays and harbors of Lake Michigan The methods, techniques, tactics and equipment used for catching Brown Trout and Steelhead Ice Fishing. Popular fishing locations in Wisconsin will be discussed. December 5, 2015 Seminar Information, Schedule and Topics: Open at 9:00am – Free Admission 9:30am – Ice Fishing for Brown Trout and Steelhead in the HarborsSpeaker – Kyle Deavers (Big Boy Fishing) will discuss the methods, techniques, tactics and equipment used for catching Brown Trout and Steelhead Ice Fishing. […]

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Do Fish Shrink When They Die?

I did not write this article, but I Thought it might be of interest: New research suggests anglers should think twice about keeping fish that are close to the minimum size limit. Knowing minimum size limits for the fish species you target is only half of the story. What happens to that fish after it dies in your cooler? If it’s right at the minimum size for harvest when you land it, be forewarned. How many times do you think fisheries law enforcement officers have heard “Honest, […]

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FISHING KNOTS

The Fishing Knots that we choose is the one factor that we have 100% control over, so it’s our duty to make sure that we are using the best knot possible. The right knot is important. You want the strongest knot possible so that you don’t lose a fish.A simple overhand knot weakens line by about 50 percent. If you want to see the full Ranking of these knots in terms of their strength and performance, then click on the link below: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-knots The Willis knot when […]

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Waukegan, Illinois “Lighthouse Pier” Renovation

Shore angle’s will soon enjoy a renovated Government Pier: From the boat launch all the way out to the lighthouse, Waukegan Harbor’s south pier — known bureaucratically as the “government pier,” but to locals as the “lighthouse pier” — extends more than a half-mile out into Lake Michigan. Fortunately, as the above-mentioned “government pier” title might imply, the facility is under the umbrella of the federal government — and the good news is that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to cover a renovation that […]

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FISHING TIMES (CALENDAR PERIODS)

Lots of weird stuff happens after dark. Musky hunters run over logs. scare off skinny dippers, hook bats, step off the end of docks, pour coffee in their laps, and once in a while and on rare occasion, actually catch a legal musky. Since catching fish only takes about 2% of their time and all other stuff takes about 98%, most musky hunters adjust their tackle and techniques for night conditions. Happily for those of you that have to work for a living, the best fishing times […]

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New Lake of the Woods Fishing Regulations

Fishing regulation changes effective in March 1, 2019 on Lake of the Woods Minnesota and Rainy River  Anglers will be able to keep fewer walleye and sauger beginning Friday, March 1, 2019 on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “The new regulations will help ensure the long-term sustainability of the resource while maintaining fishing opportunities,” said Phil Talmage, DNR Baudette area fisheries supervisor. “We received a ton of public comment from anglers all over the state and […]

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Walleye Capital Of The World

Walleye Fishing Is Awesome, But Walleye Eating Is Better. There are many types of fish out there, and most are edible if cooked right. … There are many ways to catch walleye, and many places to fish for them, but once you eat one for dinner, you’ll be hooked for as long as you can fish!! There is a pun intended….. The fantastic eating, glassy-eyed needle-toothed fish’s popularity only partially explains the pile-up of redundant “Walleye Capital of the World” claims made by tourism bureaus of little […]

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50 BEST FISHING LURES OF ALL TIMES

 50 best fishing lures of all time: Is there any way to estimate how many of the best fishing lures have been invented and brought to market since the beginning of time? “Impossible,” said Dan Basore, our longtime fishing collectibles columnist. “I have some that were made 6,000 years ago in Wisconsin, and lures were made much earlier than that. I discover makers every year that were unknown, and so do other collectors. With the long history of lures, it becomes a daunting task to select the […]

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Live Bait VS Artificial Lures

TO BAIT & WAIT or CAST & CATCH? Good things happen to those that BAIT! It’s kind of like that old saying “Fish or Cut Bait” — It’s all about knowing when to use live bait rather than throwing artificial lures….. Most of the time using live bait will catch more fish but becomes boring at times. ARTIFICIAL LURES –  One of the greatest rewards in fishing is being able to fool a fish into hitting a piece of plastic. Artificial baits such as plugs, poppers, jigs, metals […]

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Did You Know?

There are two types of fisherman-those who fish for sport and those who fish for food. Fishing is the sport of drowning worms. A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him foe a day; give him religion, and he’ll starve to death while praying for a fish. Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught. My biggest worry […]

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