THE ICE IS ROTTEN…
BUT THE FISHING’S NOT
By: Kyle Sorensen
Let’s face it, this winter has been a fierce one. Many days well below zero, various weather advisories, maybe a [few] back-breaking hours on the lake digging out your vehicle? It hasn’t been an easy one but I know one thing, we sure were given ice and a lot of it. Before you start the ever daunting task of first, finding all of your hard water equipment (Isn’t it amazing where some of it turns up?) and second, cleaning and storing it away for the season; WAIT! Continue Reading
24 Hours of Firsts
By: Aaron Retzlaff
There are times as an avid outdoorsman where you are able to share your passion and obsession for the great outdoors with others. A rarity occurs when that opportunity becomes a time stamp in a relationship between close friends.
Exploring the great outdoors offers endless, priceless opportunities to create lifelong memories with friends and family. The 2018 Wisconsin gun deer season offered one of those opportunities, of which I was fortunate enough to take advantage. Continue Reading
The Versatility of the Soft Plastic Swimbait
Big Bass Baits, Jig Trailers and in between, the Soft Plastic Swim Bait Can do it All
By: Glenn Walker
When you say the word swimbait around a bass fisherman, many times their thoughts go to big baits that cost a lot of money and only work for targeting big bass. However, the soft plastic swimbait is also a great lure option to target big bass in a variety of fish holding cover. Continue Reading
Early Season Trout
By: Blake Tollefson
It’s been a long winter, and based on the long term forecast, it’s not showing any signs of ending soon. Many anglers are looking to scratch that open water itch, however, most of the state is still ice and snow covered. Fortunately, for Wisconsin fishermen, a large portion of the state’s trout streams are open during the early catch and release season. Continue Reading
Tuesday Morning Trail Mix
Tuesday is here and so is the Trail Mix
New Product Line Release
New Blackfish® Rain Gear Line Launched
Rogers, Minn. (March 1, 2018) – Outdoor enthusiasts, especially anglers, are starved for a quality rain suit that is waterproof but also has the breathability to keep them dry from the inside. Two new rain suits from Blackfish Gear promise to do just that. Using a cutting-edge breathable membrane, these suits utilize technology that lets heat and body vapors escape while providing 100% waterproof protection from rain. Continue Reading
What to Do When Your Turkey Hunting Plan Blows Up
By: Brian Lovett
Having a plan always results in better turkey hunting. And sometimes, gobblers follow that plan. Other days, however, they toss the playbook aside and leave you scratching your head.
But the game shouldn’t end there. When a longbeard throws you a curve, switch tactics to keep your hunt alive. Let’s examine several common broken-plan scenarios and look at how you can adapt. Continue Reading
Winter is in full swing. Panfish, and crappies in particular, are some of the most targeted species throughout the winter months. Continue Reading
Are Your Ducks in a Row?
By: Steve Jordan
Planting food plots is done in many different ways. Some very serious food plotters have two or four-row corn planters to plant corn or soybeans, and some also have six to eight foot grain drills for the smaller seeds.
For years, I have been broadcasting seeds exclusively. This method can be done by hand by throwing seeds (almost like feeding the chickens on old western movies). You can also use a hand held crank or electric seed spreader or a pull behind wheel driven one. For bigger projects, you can hook up a PTO driven spreader to a mid-sized tractor. Continue Reading