STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Wisconsin northern muskie zone opens Saturday
Wisconsin's northern zone muskie season opens Saturday, and, despite a late start, the fish are likely to be done spawning in most waters and ready to feed, state fisheries experts say.
I think the m... Posted on 5/22/13 at 3:28 PM
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND May Highlights Safe Boating
A public awareness campaign held annually in May emphasizes the need for boaters to wears life jackets.
Nancy Boldt, boat and water safety coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Depar... Posted on 5/22/13 at 9:18 AM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Saving Money While Fishing
Saving Money Before, During, and After the Season
As you probably already know, fishing can be an expensive hobby. Basic needs for fishing include rods, reels, boats, motors, trolling motors, life pr... Posted on 5/15/13 at 9:58 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Slime, Blood, Fur, Feathers
My alarm woke me up earlier than I was used to, but on this day I needed to wake up with the fishes to check out the local fish market. Live eels, snakes, frogs, fowl, and much more, the wet market--a... Posted on 3/24/12 at 9:04 AM
STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY I know, but how can you not mention it?
Theres nothing drearier than talk of the weather, but seriously, how can you not mention this? It is still March, right?
Its been a strange winter disappointing in some ways, but wonderful in others... Posted on 3/14/12 at 4:43 AM
Anglers this summer should not have a problem finding public access points from which to launch a boat on Lakes Sakakawea and Oahe in North Dakota, despite both Missouri River reservoirs being about 10 feet lower than last year.
At least 50 homeowners have signed an informal petition opposing industrial development near Harmon Lake north of Mandan.
Morton County’s Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended the county approve the rezoning of a 102-acre area, and the matter is now in the hands of the County Commission. The Bismarck Tribune reports that XL Homes has not said what type of projects would be developed.
There are many factors that will determine if you get a fish to bite and then get it in the boat or on shore.
First you’ve got to find them, then you’ve got to put a bait in front of them, then you’ve got to get them to bite. Once a fish eats your bait, that’s when the fun begins. You’ve got to have a good knot and strong line, and you’ve got to have your drag set properly so it will give a little but not too much when the fish wants to run.
By Bob Jensen, Fishing the Midwest
, May 17, 2013
As you probably already know, fishing can be an expensive hobby. Basic needs for fishing include rods, reels, boats, motors, trolling motors, life preservers, etc, etc. Even a modest fishing enthusiast can spend $2500 or more on these basic start-up materials. My mom always teased my dad, “I could order in fresh Maine lobster every day cheaper than the cost per pound on your walleye production.” My dad always loved that one…
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