It was 1pm last Saturday. The contest was officially over for one hour. I sent my daughter Anna to pick up the log book and the three rod and reel combos I had purchased for the contest.
I had sponsored a fishing contest for kids in my hometown. The rod/reel combos had been displayed...
Subtitle: Invaders From The North
Starting this Spring there was a gathering of trout anglers from the four state in the driftless region. The first event was held at Westby Rod and Gun Camp Grounds on CTH P in rural Westby, Wisconsin. The first event attracted anglers from far and wide. A...
My friend from Pennsylvania was visiting Wisconsin . He told me he had a morning to do some running and gunning. He just wanted to catch a couple fish and be on his way back to PA.
He wanted easy access and a nice place to fish. The hole above came to mind. He was a little bit of a...
These Virginia Blue Bells reflect on the water and give me a double dose of beauty.
A cold Iowa fishing trip that the birch trees illuminated.
The shadows were long on this early Spring day in Richland County.
First time on this waterway.
Tell me where the prime lays are?
Map the bottom for me and tell me why you think it lays like that.
You say you can't see the bottom so you don't know?
There are ways of getting around that.
Rod and I have have been good friends since I was 14 years old. His family took me deer hunting many times when I was young. The whole Johnson Clan is very warmhearted and a generous bunch.
Last year about this time of the year Rod was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. The prognosis...
They don't naturally reproduce in Wisconsin streams
They are like homing pigeons and leave the area in the same season
They taste like an old boot.
They are not very smart.
They fight like crazy
Inept anglers can even catch them
What do you think?
Should the WDNR...
My wife quit buying things for me for Xmas.
She says I am too picky.
I say she is cheap.
We buy our own Xmas presents these days.
After 2 months of search I found a decent hat that can fit my giant melon.
Order it yesterday.
First off I am going to get rid of the lame looking...
It was a late May 2012 in Southwestern Wisconsin. It was unusually warm for May. There was an odd wind coming out of the Northwest. Typically winds from the Northwest this time of the year were cold. The temperature raised about 10 degrees warmer than the day before. The warm up...
Puffballs are easy to identify for the beginning mushroom hunter because there are no poisonous species. The larger puffballs grow on composted soil and meadows. Puffballs fist-sized or larger are unmistakable. Puffballs grow on the ground or on dead wood The best time for finding...
I have had friendly dogs follow me while fishing and ruin my day by going ahead and messing things up.
This little dog in this photo was a trooper. Her name is "Lexus."
She followed Jeff through deep water and thick brush and weeds and always healed directly behind him when he fished....