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For the Love of Fishing – 5 Items that will earn you brownie points this Valentine’s Day

Lots of people ice fish, but so many more people open water fish.

I absolutely love hardwater fishing but when I look outside at the -8 degree weather, I’ll admit I’m ready for some sunshine!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s still time to order a loved one something that will get them excited for warmer days. Continue reading For the Love of Fishing – 5 Items that will earn you brownie points this Valentine’s Day

A History of the Wisconsin Lake Sturgeon

Many moons ago when Wisconsin was first settled, the settlers that took up residence around Lake Winnebago, were either farmers or fishermen.

The fishermen took advantage of the bounty that still, to this day, resides in Lake Winnebago.

In the early 19th century, fishermen became dismayed when they realized their nets were being destroyed by an ancient fish native to the Great Lakes region. The torpedo shaped fish had five rows of bony plates that would easily cut the nets; they were deemed “garbage fish” much like carp is today. The fishermen began to slaughter the bony fish that would get caught and tear the nets by the thousands in an attempt to eradicate these pests. Continue reading A History of the Wisconsin Lake Sturgeon

Have you met my friend Mia? She’s pretty awesome…

I don’t have a lot of friends.

I just don’t.  Friendships require a lot of work and can create a lot of stress in your life when you’re already being pulled in 100 different directions. It’s pretty rare that I let anyone in.

The outdoor industry however, has introduced me to some of the best people on earth. People with the same values, passions, ambition and also the same time constraints.

It’s always amazing that you can form a strong friendship with someone you see once a year…if that! Continue reading Have you met my friend Mia? She’s pretty awesome…