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Author Archive: gary.engberg

River Currents: The Best Time of the Year

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The best time of the year for many of us who love the outdoors and all the great activities that comes with it is soon coming.  The nights are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to change and fall, birds of all kinds are migrating south, the squirrels are stocking up on food, and the garden is about over Read more

River Currents: The Coming of Fall Means Muskies on the Wisconsin River

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The Lower Wisconsin Riverway (LWR) was created in 1989 by the State of Wisconsin to protect and preserve the scenic beauty and natural character of the Wisconsin River Valley, Read more

River Currents: Bow Hunting on Public Land

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This coming Saturday, September 15th, the Wisconsin bow hunting season opens.  Bow hunters have been waiting all spring and summer for what to many hunters is the "best time of the year."  Read more

River Currents: It’s Sturgeon Time

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The 2012 Wisconsin hook and line sturgeon fishing season opens this coming weekend on September 1st and continues through the end of the month.  The Lake Winnebago system has a very large sturgeon spearing season in February, Read more

River Currents: The Dove Season Will Soon Be Here

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Soon it will be fall, even though the recent weather might make one think that fall is already here.  This past week, the evening and morning low temperatures have been in the 40's and after a summer of temperatures in the 90's and above, this is definitely a relief! Read more

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