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Fish in the Mississippi and its myriad backwaters haven't seen many hooks since last year. Fishers are laughing from the soul at the lack of piscatorial continuing education, with any and all of the 104 fish species living here vulnerable to a tussle with the planet's ultimate predator.
The state would like largemouth bass taken from the pristine Bayfield County lake, but anglers have a habit of catching and releasing any bass they pull from the water.
Lake Superior affects the fishing on this waterway that separates Superior from Duluth, Minnesota.
Frequency of catching spawning bluegill creates a fun fishing outing.
It's not uncommon to see an angler staring into the tackle box with a catatonic look on his face, overwhelmed with options. Choosing the easiest option first—lure color—can break the spell and get hooks in the water.
Guide Kurt "Bronco" Schultz has angling skills far beyond his 34 years. He is on the upper Wisconsin River almost daily when winter cedes control.
Fishing doesn’t get much easier than you’ll find right now. Rudimentary angling skills and a variety of bait presentations will get your string stretched—once you find the fish.
The last couple of weeks have been ideal for finding freshly grown morel mushrooms and spawning crappies.
The right combination of timing, location and luck makes it much easier to catch Wisconsin's state fish.
Outdoors columnist D.S. Pledger reflects on his three decades of writing for The Gazette.
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