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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, February 8, 2019 7:25 AM
“Healing Waters” by Brady Busby is a look into the healing powers of water. Now a fly fishing guide, Busby leaned on the calming effects of fishing throughout his life, including his time in the military, a traumatic brain injury, chronic pain and the suicide of his daughter, Ashley. The story is also a tribute to how a “normal person” with a seemingly normal upbringing can make a difference in the lives of others. (subscriber access)
  • ‘Healing Waters’ shares a life of hardships, faith and family
    “Healing Waters” by Brady Busby is a look into the healing powers of water. Now a fly fishing guide, Busby leaned on the calming effects of fishing throughout his life, including his time in the military, a traumatic brain injury, chronic pain and the suicide of his daughter, Ashley. The story is also a tribute to how a “normal person” with a seemingly normal upbringing can make a difference in the lives of others. (subscriber access)
  • The 16th annual Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club Ice Fishing Tournament will be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, Feb. 9 on Plum Lake. 
  • Last summer there were complaints by some lake associations that the interns from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh were not fulfilling their duties as described in regard to the Clean Boats Clean Waters Program. (subscriber access)
  • Emergency rules establishing bag limits, season dates, and other regulations for harvesting catfish with a bow, crossbow or by hand are now in place while Department of Natural Resources staff complete a companion permanent rule. (subscriber access)
  • Once the lakes freeze over and anglers hit the ice, most give little thought to aquatic invasive species. (subscriber access)
  • LdF natural resources department heavily involved in fish stocking
    Last week, Walleyes for Tomorrow stocked over 7,000 extended growth walleyes in various lakes of the Manitowish Chain. (subscriber access)
  • Walleyes for Tomorrow complete second year stocking efforts in Manitowish Chain
    The Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow, partnering with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), completed its second year of stocking walleyes in the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes this week.  (subscriber access)
  • Musky study looks at age and growth rates
    At last month’s Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, Department of Natural Resources fisheries research team leader Greg Sass presented information to the board regarding the current Muskellunge And Growth Project.  (subscriber access)
  • Local anglers successful  in Hodag Musky Challenge
    The Hodag Musky Challenge is one of the tournaments musky anglers from across the region look forward to every year. (subscriber access)
  • Annual National Championship Musky Open results
    The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, have announced the results of the 33rd annual National Championship Musky Open.  (subscriber access)
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on a draft version of an updated statewide aquatic invasive species management plan, which is used to set management priorities within the state. (subscriber access)
  • Chris Skowronski has good luck with Northwoods smallmouth
    Chris Skowronski is from Batavia, Ill., but has been coming to the Northwoods with his wife since 2007. A life-long avid fisherman, Skowronski enjoys the many lakes the Northwoods has to offer. (subscriber access)
  • Last weekend the 3rd annual Veterans on the Water bass tournament was held on the Minocqua chain. There were 23 boats in the tournament, each a two-person team. Many of the veterans and anglers returned from last year, but there were several new faces as well. The tournament is free to veterans, with the boaters paying the $100 entry fee and, in some cases, even supplying gear and life jackets. (subscriber access)
  • Bear Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District commissioners ready to propose budget
    The commissioners of the Bear Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District met for a regular meeting last weekend in preparation for the annual meeting in September. One of the items on the agenda was a budget review. (subscriber access)
  • AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) Snapshot Day takes place across the state on Aug. 18. This day takes a special spin on looking for invasive species. I have been lucky enough to be able to participate in the past, and I look forward to participating again this year. (subscriber access)
  • 'Hydrotherapy': Arbor Vitae Marine 
celebrates 35 years in Lakeland area
    What started as a family business in the Lakeland area now continues as one of the area's oldest sport and boat dealerships, Arbor Vitae Marine. (subscriber access)
  • In my last two weekly columns I reminisced about my youthful urge to locate small, back in the boonies lakes that were seldom fished, as additional options other than fishing a hand full of more popular lakes day after day, and week after week. As mentioned, my era of exploration spanned the second half of the 1950s through the very early 1970s.
  • In 2015, the Hodag Musky Challenge moved to a Judge Boat scoring format. Historically the HMC has been a transport, lake station tournament. To continue the Judge Boat scoring format, volunteers are needed to man judge boats and register fish over the tournament weekend, Sept. 21-23, on a variety of Rhinelander area lakes.
  • Join P.J. Liesch, Extension entomologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a walk to discover the insects of Kemp Station.
  • 42nd annual World Musky Hunt set for August
    The 42nd annual World Musky Hunt will be held Aug. 23-25 in Lake Tomahawk. This year over 50 past hunters and 21 contestants will gather for the annual event. Contestants will be fishing with their selected guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes. This year seven teams will be a mix from a retired military team, and an all-brother team from Chicago, two Kwik Trip teams and other teams from throughout the state. (subscriber access)
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