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Author Archive: gary.engberg

River Currents: Springtime Crappies on Lake Wisconsin

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If you're looking for some eating size crappies and some larger "slabs", then Columbia County's Lake Wisconsin is the place to go in the spring.  We all know that this has been a tough spring with inconsistent weather which has made most fishing hot and cold.  It's the middle of May Read more

River Currents: It’s a Great Time for Getting Out and Viewing Wildlife

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I woke up Sunday about 6:00am and rolled over to look out my bedroom window over-looking the Wisconsin River.  To my surprise, the ground was covered with snow and it was still snowing and sleeting.Read more

River Currents: Turkey Hunting in Wisconsin, a Great Success Story

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This past weekend, the 2013 Wisconsin spring turkey season officially opened with the Youth Turkey Hunt on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th.  Wisconsin has come a long way since the first spring turkey hunt in 1983Read more

River Currents: Wading for Walleyes

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The spring time temperatures during the last decade have been slowly warming allowing anglers to get out of fishing earlierRead more

River Currents: What a Difference a Year Makes

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The last decade Wisconsin and most of the Upper Midwest has seen a gradual warming trend each winter.  Call it what you want global warming or climate change but the winter temperatures and amount of snowRead more

River Currents: What a Difference a Year Can Make

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Last year at this time, I was almost finished tapping my maple trees and well into making the finished product, maple syrup.  The weather was considerably warmer with temperaturesRead more

River Currents: Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. – 12th Annual Muskie School

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Fishing is a sport that people can enjoy for most of their lives especially if they are introduced to the sport at any early age. Read more

River Currents: Spring River Walleyes 2013

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River fishing for walleyes has been a tradition in Wisconsin and much of the Midwest for decades.  Most rivers, like the Wisconsin River, stay open year-roundRead more

River Currents: A Whirlwind Weekend and Another One Coming Up

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This past weekend was a "whirlwind weekend" for me! I was the emcee for the Madison Fishing Expo at Madison's Alliant Energy Center and busy beyond beliefRead more

River Currents: Two Great Fishing Shows Coming Soon

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It's that time of the year when many fishermen and women are getting the "dreaded" cabin fever.  Most of us are caught between seasons with the ending of a so-so ice fishing year and the beginning of spring river fishing is still a few weeks to a month away.  This is why sport show promoters time February and MarchRead more