E-Editions | Subscriptions | Contact Us | About Us | Classifieds | FREE Classified - Items Under $50 | Photos | FREE E-Editions
Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Jacob friede/lakeland times

The team of Travis Smith, left, and Chad Rudie caught the biggest musky of the 2019 Hodag Musky Challenge. It measured 46.5 inches and was caught on Crescent Lake.
Jacob friede/lakeland times The team of Travis Smith, left, and Chad Rudie caught the biggest musky of the 2019 Hodag Musky Challenge. It measured 46.5 inches and was caught on Crescent Lake.
Friday, September 27, 2019 7:29 AM
The 38th annual Hodag Musky Challenge, sponsored by Shoeder’s RV and Marine, was held last weekend on Rhinelander area lakes, and it was a tale of two very different days. (subscriber access)
  • Northern district fisheries supervisor Mike Vogelsang appeared before the Natural Resources Board (NRB) at its last meeting to present more information on the Minocqua Chain walleye study, going into its now sixth year. The original plan for the study was to move to a zero bag limit for walleye for five years. (subscriber access)
  • Fish Like a Girl: We all have a favorite field guide
    I am like a kid in a candy store when I have a new field guide. I love them, and there are so many of them out there. Enthusiasts can find field guides dedicated to plants, animals, insects, fish and any other thing, truly, that may be of interest. (subscriber access)
  • Clean Boat Clean Waters education is the cornerstone of aquatic invasive species prevention in our state. It’s great as far as it goes. Does it go far enough?

    It doesn’t on Birch Lake, where I live. (subscriber access)

  • Lake Tomahawk fishing jamboree brings another year of memories
    The Lake Tomahawk Family Fisheree took place on Lake Tomahawk on Saturday, February 22. The weather cooperated for this year’s fisheree, and 132 kids took advantage of the mild weather and got out on the ice to have some fun and test their fishing skills. For many of the contestants, this is an annual event to which they always look forward. For others, this was their first fishing competition. (subscriber access)
  • A suite of updated statewide, regional and local Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fishing regulations will go into effect on April 1, 2020, to provide good fishing opportunities for the public and help fulfill management goals.

     
  • Final ice shanty removal deadline Sunday, March 15
    Ice anglers are reminded that the last deadline in a series of March dates to remove permanent ice shanties from state waters is Sunday, March 15. Shanties must be removed from waters north of Highway 64 and all other outlying waters by the end of that day. Earlier March deadlines cover inland and boundary waters.
  • I hear so many people talking down about the “next generation,” just as my parents did about my generation and their parents did before them. I understand it. They are different. The technology is different. A good friend laments about the days he used to ride his bicycle, in Milwaukee, of all places, to go fishing after school and on weekends when he was a kid — and no one does that anymore. (subscriber access)
  • Today the sun sets at 5:23 p.m., 10 minutes later than a week ago. It will still be somewhat light past 6 p.m., especially in the (lately rare) event the day is sunny. We recently spent a few days in Sturgeon Bay, rediscovering at the sight of ice-free areas in the canal that water still exists in the liquid phase. (subscriber access)
  • Each year, questions for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spring hearings come before the Natural Resources Board (NRB) before passing on to be voted upon by citizens and stakeholders of Wisconsin. Larry Bonde of the WCC brought those question from the WCC to the NRB recently. (subscriber access)
  • The Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club is hosting its 20th annual Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, on Plum Lake in Sayner.
  • Northwoods Muskies Inc. presents Kids Ice Fishing Day at Mielke Bay on Big Arbor Vitae Lake from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1.
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Meredith Penthorn brought an emergency rule to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) last week asking to close the Minocqua Chain to walleye harvest for one more year. The chain has been closed to walleye harvest for five years, but researchers believe continuing that closure will allow the fishery to rebound to numbers with which the department will be comfortable. (subscriber access)
  • The Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club is hosting its 20th annual Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, on Plum Lake in Sayner. Fish registration will take place at the Sayner Public Pier. Awards ceremony and raffles will take place at 4 p.m. in the Sayner Community Building along with food and beverages available for sale by the Plum Lake Fire Department.
  • The Frozen Tozen Ice Fishing Tournament scheduled in Boulder Junction for Saturday, Feb. 1 has been cancelled due to lake conditions. However, the raffle drawing will still take place at Headwaters Restaurant and Tavern at 5 p.m. The general public is encouraged to attend.
  • Last week the Natural Resources Board approved spring hearings questions from the department and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, as well as putting forward some of their own questions. (subscriber access)
Looking for something older? Try our archive search
E-Editions | Subscriptions | Contact Us | About Us | Classifieds | FREE Classified - Items Under $50 | Photos | FREE E-Editions
Software © 1998-2020
1up! Software, All Rights Reserved.