Walleye fishing opener: get technological!

The opening of walleye fishing season across the Walleye Belt is a time of great anticipation, when 'opener' traditions among family and friends are once again enjoyed, and dormant friendships with bait shop owners are rekindled. Whether you push away from the dock at 12.01am on the first day of the season, or take a more relaxed approach and fish strictly 'bankers' hours' during opening weekend, it's likely that you will fish the same places you always fish, using the same presentations you've
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  • Get involved in the Michigan spring turkey season

    Get involved in the Michigan spring turkey season


    The Michigan spring turkey season is now in full swing! There are two important Michigan spring turkey hunting opportunities, and the Department of Natural Resources wants you to get involved. Firstly, the commemorative 2015 Wild Turkey Management Cooperator patches are available from the Michigan Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. In a partnership with [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

    Michigan Museum Iron Artifacts Added

    Michigan Museum Iron Artifacts Added


    New Michigan Museum Artifacts, excavated by Michigan Technological University archaeologists, are being added to the permanent exhibits and featured among the highlights of the Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s open house Sunday, May 17. The artifacts expand the interpretation of the Carp River Forge, located across the river from the museum. The forge was the first iron [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Creating lake maps for walleyes just got easier

    Larger, established bodies of water get a lot of attention from walleye anglers, but there are a few areas in the country that really stand out to me for having numerous small lake fishing opportunities that are top notch. Biggest challenge of finding good walleye fishing on some smaller bodies of water is finding which lake [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

    Getting a Grip on Transit ...


    Getting a Grip on Transitional Bass

    When trying to assess the behavior of transitional bass, we need to take into consideration not only the movements and transitions that bass make season within season, but also the daily transitions that occur throughout the entire year. Let’s first breakdown the seasonal transitions and then cover all aspects of variables that cause daily or [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

  • Outdoor Wisconsin s...


    Outdoor Wisconsin scene springing to life

    The news is good for outdoor Wisconsin: much of the state received much-needed rain in the last week, which finally reduced wildfire danger, but later last week there were still some areas with very high danger levels. The rain has not substantially increased water levels on rivers and many are slightly lower than average for [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Everything in its place: the new Kevin Van Dam tackle box

    Kevin Van Dam is broadly considered to be the fiercest, most intellectual challenger that competitive fishing has ever seen. He is the all-time money winner in professional bass fishing, and attributes a large part of his success to his ability to master the details of efficiency. Now he wants to share that success with you, [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Great sturgeon fishing to follow rapid spawning

    Spawning has been rapid, as anticipated, and this should promise some great sturgeon fishing when season opens later in the year. Today (April 18) was a big day for our fisheries crew on the Winnebago System.  We had three crews working to tag sturgeon below the Shawano Dam and we were able to handle 700 [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Lake of the Ozarks Catfishing Tournament: How to Bag the Beasts

    In competitive catfishing, the trendy little axiom most commonly heard in sporting circles, “Go big or stay home” means bringing ‘shoulder-dislocating’ sized catfish to the scales. The most recent example of this knack for going beastly was at the KC Catfish Tournament in late March in Rocky Mountain, MO on Lake of the Ozarks. Optimistic [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]