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Author Archive: gary.engberg

River Currents: Some of the Year’s Best Outdoor Activities Are Coming

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I think that the summer drought with little rain and torrid temperatures is past.  After suffering through some of the hottest and driest weather that I can remember, it looks like the worst is over with and we can get back to our normal outdoor activities.  Read more

River Currents: This Weekend: Take An Adult Fishing Tournament

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It's hard to believe that this is the time of the summer when the Wilderness Fish & Game store in Sauk City has its "Annual Kids Take an Adult Fishing Tournament."  This family oriented event is in its 12th year and the popularity of this "tournament" grows every year with many children saying that this event is one of their favorite things to do every summer.  Read more

River Currents: Take An Adult Fishing Tournament

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Where has the summer gone? After the "goofy" spring we had and now the weeks of hot weather and little if any rain has made the summer of 2012 one to remember. Though the area lakes and rivers warmed up quicker than normal and got the weeds growing, fishing has been good if you get on the water early or fish at night.  Read more

River Currents: What to Do in the Outdoors in Hot Weather

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It's the month of July and normally you would expect to have some of the warmest temperatures of the year now or next month in August. We've had high temperatures (95-100 degrees), little or no precipitation, and high humidity. Read more

River Currents: Hot Weather Fishing Tips

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This has been an unusual year for fishing to say the least! We started with a mild winter and early spring with temperatures in March warmer than those in April. The winter snowfall was average or below normal and the annual spring rains were much less than normal. Read more

River Currents: Devil’s Lake is Much More Than Just Trout

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When Wisconsin anglers think of Sauk County’s Devils Lake, they usually think of fishing for the brown trout that the Wisconsin DNR stocks every year in April. For the past decade, the state has been stocking Devils Lake with anywhere from 16,000 to 18,000 brown trout. Read more