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Author Archive: gary.engberg

Early Spring Smallmouth

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It’s the last week of April in Wisconsin and soon smallmouth bass will be making beds and getting ready to spawn.Read more

Wisconsin Wildlife Phenology

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I was looking the other day at the Wisconsin Wildlife Phenology calendar that is published every year by the Aldo Leopold FoundationRead more

It’s About Time

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Finally, it’s about time for some good river fishing and the opening of the 2016 spring turkey hunting season this week also looks promising.Read more

Great Spring Fishing at Clements Fishing Barge

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If you’re looking for a fishing spot this spring where you don’t have to worry about bringing a boat or trying to find fish in an unfamiliar location, Read more

Spring Crappies on Lake Wisconsin

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Southern central Wisconsin’s Lake Wisconsin is one of the better waters in the Midwest for spring crappies in both size and numbers. Read more

Spring Turkey Hunting in Wisconsin

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Turkeys were reintroduced into Wisconsin in 1976 and the growth and expansion of wild turkeys in the Badger state is one of game management’s most successful stories. Read more

Spring Walleyes, Now’s the Time!

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For area anglers who enjoy jigging the Mississippi River, the Wisconsin River, or any other Midwest river in the spring for walleyes, now’s the time to break out the fishing gear.Read more

Lake Mendota’s Early Spring Crappies Hot Spots

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Winter is finally winding down in south-central Wisconsin and the smell of spring is in the air. After months of “hard water” and decent ice fishing season, most anglers are anxiously waiting for open-water fishing for river walleyes and pre-spawn crappies. Read more

Wading for Spring Walleyes

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I’ve kept fishing records for many years and some of the largest walleyes caught in my area of south-central Wisconsin have come in March and April. Read more

It’s Almost Time to Tap Your Maple Trees

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The past week of warmer weather has gotten many people out in their woods and checking their maple trees and getting their equipment ready for the maple syrup season. Read more