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December Holiday Cheer And Ice
December is a great month! Everyone seems to be full of holiday cheer and ice starts to accumulate on our lakes. I love Christmas, but it's the hard water part that fills me with excitement! Early ice is a great time for catching panfish, but should certainly be approached with caution. Most years there is fishable ice somewhere in southern Wisconsin by the week after Thanksgiving. Look for small, shallow, weed filled backwaters off of larger bodies of water, particularly those sheltered from prevailing winds as these protected areas promote quicker ice production. Often these spots have wa...
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Fish On (or maybe not??)
Everyone has caught the occasional stick bass or weed bass, but the real thrill is catching the non-native exotic species. Being a professional fishing guide for over 20 years, my clients and I have caught thousands and thousands of fish. There have been the 20 pound Northern Pike to 8 pound largemouth bass. Spending so many days on the water, I have had the opportunity to catch anything that swims and occasionally some things that don't. Without question almost every guide trip, a client will ask what is the biggest fish I've caught. For the record, my biggest freshwater fish was a 60... read more
Ice Fishing Over the Edge
Surface irregularities serve as a template for pinpoint hole drilling during early-ice Landing a limit of fish through a hole is a lot like running a flourishing retail business - no matter what you're offering, success ultimately boils down to location, location... location. "Close enough" won't cut it with fish or commerce. In hardwater angling, the exact position of your hole must often be reduced to mere inches rather than "somewhere within sight." With that in mind, enter the guru of ice angling, Brian "Bro" Brosdahl. The Northern-Minnesota-based guide has been successfully ta... read more
Titletown Whitefish
Titletown Whitefish
by Ryan Rasmussen
It's about that time of year yet again. Time to put the boat away, get the shovels out, and get the little rods all rigged up. For those who love to ice fish we are really in store for a great season this year. Bitterly cold temperatures have iced up most of the northern region of the Midwest very early this year and have ice anglers getting the itch to ice fish! One of the greatest fisheries in the Midwest and especially Northeastern Wisconsin is Green Bay. With 1,626 squares miles of water to fish it is a huge and sometimes intimidating body of water to tackle. Green Bay is well known f... read more

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December 8, 2014
Milwaukee, WI - It is almost time for Muskie Expo Chicago, coming in January, from the 9th-11th, 2015. Muskie Expo is the largest show dedicated to the sport of Muskie fishing and the Chicago Expo is... Read more...
December 4, 2014
Walking on ice to fish is nice. An unexpected plunge into the drink is not. In fact, it's a serious situation. Odds are you're not "that" angler who takes life-threatening chances on lunchmeat thi... Read more...
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Straight Line 371 Bro Series Combo further legitimizes Frabill's hottest hardwater presentation Plano, IL - Big breakthroughs in fishing these days are as rare as a bona fide 3-pound crappie. ... Read more...
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