“Have the fish cleared the screen yet?” asked Capt. Joel Ruggiero of Bait Master Charters. “We have now!” shouted an enthusiastic Jeff Rasmus of Dunkirk, first mate on the boat for this special VIP/Media fishing day out of Dunkirk on Lake Erie. Ruggiero walked over to the port side downrigger, pulled the rod out of the holder and popped the…
Participation in fishing across the country was up by nearly 2 million people last year, according to survey.
While paddling the other day, author got to thinking about spearing fish and whether an SUP would make a good platform for spearing, too.
The process of smoking and preserving fish, or any other meats for that matter, is nothing new. It has been around for a very long time. However, many people find the process intimidating. The truth is just the opposite – smoking your catch is an easy and enjoyable process, and the results are absolutely delicious. I now prefer to smoke…
First-time kayak anglers quickly learn the ins and outs of fishing from this small craft that’s usually used for leisure/recreation.
No time for a long drive? Consider Wautoma’s Silver Lake.
Put away the bobbers and use your electronics to locate the big bluegills of late summer
It will be interesting to see how this management decision plays out and the rationale that the commissioners use to arrive at their decision. The implications are much broader than one 3.8-mile section of Penns Creek.
That will likely set the stage for a return trip somewhere down the road. Before that, though, they may need further discussion on how to handle Lake Erie, a body of water that presents an entirely different set of challenges from other bodies of water they fish.
A recent charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan starts with a bang and ends with tasty coho, chinook salmon, lake trout and steelhead.
Inaugural event on Lake Minnetonka attracts 68 teams employing drop-shots, swim jigs, jig worms, chatter baits and other lures for big largemouths.
Steven Rinella produces one of the most popular podcasts in the country, and on Thursday night, more than 1,000 outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen rendezvoused in Burnsville to watch it live. Plus information on an upcoming Modern Carnivore experience.
Emily Judd and Wayne Whitemarsh have worked on a method of loaning fishing rods to kids in the Sauk County area. (Photo by Jerry Davis)A brilliant idea surfaced a decade ago in Sauk City and, after a long hiatus, it is finally coming to fruition. McFarlanes’ Retail and Service Center in Sauk City is a local business that seems to…
Consider these gear and equipment essentials to develop more enjoyable angling time on the water for youngsters.
On the heels of catching a huge trout, blogger ponders flooding.
Get out there and take advantage of our Great Lakes fishing – these are going to be the “good old days.”
Writer learns this lesson the hard way with fish kills.
An immediate, aggressive approach to fishing can produce more action quickly during a hot bite of mid-summer.
Maybe not, but it sufficed for three old Waukesha North classmates.
Not easy to trust politicians’ words, but let’s hope they come through with the license-fee increases so desperately needed by agencies.
A Minnesota-based writer and educator and family tackle the eastern Great Lakes, and the charter scene produces a variety of gamefish including walleyes and salmon.
Fishkill in Pennsylvania stream from lampricide shows risk of program that protects Great Lakes.
Experiencing slower fishing action in this July heat? Then move your boat into the current and find some active biters.
Pennsylvania agency struggling to fund trout stocking, other programs.
The smart, successful pro anglers know you don’t automatically default to a finesse presentation when a negative bite occurs.
Users of a shared stream need to have understanding, consideration and good manners to ensure that everyone has a good day on the water.