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Stories from the River

Try Drifting for Suspended Summer Panfish

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T week, I ran into Joe Puccio, one of the past owners of Bait Rigs Tackle with cousin Tony Puccio, a pro tournament angler and guide. Joe was the designer of the Cobra Panfish jig. Read more

Lake Mendota is Hot

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Most area anglers know that Madison’s Lake Mendota is a very good lake for fishing with it size (over 10,000 acres).Read more

Wisconsin and Baraboo River Catfish

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The Baraboo River has seen a huge resurgence in its fishery since the last dam was removed from the river in the early 2000’s. Read more

Turkey Tactics for Late Season Toms

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Turkeys in Wisconsin have been hunted hard for a while and as we get closer to the end of the spring season. Read more

Planning for Backyard Wildlife

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Every day the continuing growth and expansion of cities and suburbs are transforming more and more of Wisconsin’s and the Midwest’s wild lands into urban environments. Read more

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 bring a boat or try and finding fish in an unfamiliar area, then the Clement Fishing Barge on the Mississippi River is the place for you, your family, and friends. Read more

Spring River Walleye 101

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The ice-fishing season was long in coming and is on is on final legs right now. Read more

Now’s the Time for Panfish

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Soon is the inland lake season opens for fishing. Though the panfish season is open year-round, now is the time to target shallow water crappies and bluegills as soon as the ice is gone in shallow water.Read more

Spring’s High Water Walleyes

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It’s almost the beginning of March, that magic time of the year to walleye fishermen who’s been waiting all winter to fish and catch the river’s spring-run walleyes and saugers. Read more

A Great Place to Take the Kids Ice Fishing

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Wisconsin now has safe water on all the major ice fishing lakes in the Madison Chain of Lakes and surrounding lakes. Read more