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Ice Fishing in Wisconsin
4/17/2014 9:20:00 PM
A whole new meaning to bringing home the trophy
It’s estimated that there are just shy of two million ice fishermen across the United States. Of those, only five will be part of the USA Ice Fishing Team that will compete in the Ice Fishing World Championship in Finland next February.
Open trials were held in Rhinelander during the t...
4/8/2014 11:40:00 AM
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1/29/2014 11:50:00 AM
After spending a long and futile day ice fishing on Pewaukee Lake recently, Rich Heitman and Tyler Kinziger moved to Moose Lake in Waukesha County and found more cooperative water. They caught and released nine pike, including this fatty held by Heitman that measured in at exactly 30 inches.
1/29/2014 11:25:00 AM
The forecast predicts more snow, cold, and wind, though with some slight improvement later in the week. Snowmobilers should take note: Riders report trail conditions across northwest Wisconsin are the best in years.
“This will be a winter to remember,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “with wind chill advisor...
1/29/2014 11:20:00 AM
By John Luthens
Standing on the trestle bridge spanning the Milwaukee River in summer, I could look down at the island below the bridge and see the deep cuts of the river clearly. Smallmouth bass fanned in the current and pike sulked along the weed lines. In summer, the water below the bridge was a good five feet deep. There wa...
1/29/2014 11:20:00 AM
Uncle!!! We’ve had enough! Another polar vortex, schools closed, temps 20 below, wind child to 50 below. Hopefully Mother Nature will reward us with a nice February.
When you could fish, catching wasn’t so bad. Good reports from the less the average amount of anglers on the ice. A few places seemed crowded if ac...
1/29/2014 11:10:00 AM
Lots of snow in Central Wisconsin is making for difficult travel on area lakes. But for the anglers still willing and able to get out the bite has been good for big walleyes, nice crappies, some dandy catfish, and a few nice perch and pike.
The best action has been early and late in the day on all species except the pike which have b...
1/22/2014 12:20:00 PM
The Hayward area enjoyed another short-lived break from the extreme cold Sunday as temperatures neared 30 degrees. However, this week’s forecast predicts single digit highs and lows dropping to double-digit subzero some nights.
Pat at Happy Hooker says high and low pressure systems are making ice fishing a little confusing.
1/22/2014 12:15:00 PM
A combination of moon phase and weather conditions made for some slow fishing again this week, Fish are still being caught but the bite is slow and light. Ice conditions are making it pretty tough to get around as well, with all the cold weather there is plenty of ice but there is also a lot of snow piled on it and the weight of the snow is...
1/22/2014 12:00:00 PM
With the more seasonal and consistent weather this past week, ice thickness has been holding in the 15” to 17” range on most lakes across the Northwoods. However, there is about 8 to 12 inches of snow on top of the ice and this has made vehicle travel rather tough in undisturbed areas. Most ice traffic is sticki...