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Author Archive: gary.engberg

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

Antler Shed Hunting Time is Just Beginning in Wisconsin

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It’s that time of the year again when many of you can start looking for deer antler sheds in our woods and fields. Read more

What a Wonderful Winter Weekend on the Wisconsin River

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I’m looking out my window as I write this article and the sun is shining brightly on the Wisconsin River. Read more

Ice Fishing is Finally Here

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Hardcore anglers have been out on some local area locations for a couple of weeks. Read more

The 29th Bald Eagle Watching Days

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This past weekend in Sauk Prairie was a wonderful weekend despite the brutal and cold of winter that finally has come to our part of Wisconsin. Read more

Finally, It’s Eagle Time

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Finally, the bald eagles have returned to the Lower Wisconsin River area. Read more

Extend Your Hunting Time

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Once the deer (gun and bow), duck and goose, and pheasant seasons close there are not that many seasons left, if you still want to spend time outdoors hunting. Read more

Ice Fishing Should Soon Be Here

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Soon, it will be that time of year many of us in the Upper Midwest wait all spring, summer, and fall to arrive. Read more