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Things I learned on my return trip to Hawaii

Despite the many places I’ve visited, Hawaii became my favorite. Specifically Kauai. The lush mountain interior battles with the coastal beach glory for my heart every time I look through photos, I could live anywhere on the island and be happy. Continue reading Things I learned on my return trip to Hawaii

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 β€œgarbage 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