Let me know if I’ve licked one too many toads on this…talkin’ ’bout the whole Green Bay mess. On the one hand we know that whoever is responsible for the nonsense at the Wisconsin DNR has a legit issue. Check it: (I love that DERP pic.) No seriously. SomeONE is responsible for doing the bait [...]
The Guinness world record for the number of fish caught in a 24-hour period was 2,143 fish. That’s 89.3 fish per hour, or 1.5 fish a minute. Impressive, but note the word “was.” A few days ago, Milwaukee’s Jeff Kolodzinski broke that record – which was his own that he set last year. This time [...]
After 10 (or more?) years of trying, Wisconsin bassers finally got through the dense fog in their state legislators’ brains and now can cull. Except in waters that border Minnesota. That’s right. Even though Wisconsin allows culling statewide and Minnesota allows culling in all its inland waters, Minnesota still does not allow culling in border [...]
Wisconsin bass fishermen were offering largies and smallies free boat rides this weekend thanks to a bill legalizing culling that was finally signed into law on Saturday (I believe) by state Gov. Scott Walker.
How do you write the possessive form of Cabela’s – Cabela’s’? Cabelas’? Anyhow, this just in: Cabela’s and the Outdoor Channel launched the “Wanna’ Go Fishing for Millions?” promotion yesterday. It runs through July 14. All you have to do is register, then fish the below list of waters
Don’t pop any corks just yet, but it looks like – barring any nuttiness, always a possibility in Wisconsin it seems – Gov. Scott Walker is about to bring his state into the 20th Century of fishing. Yep, that’s right, graphite rods, trolling motors and braid could soon be allowed in Wisconsin waters. Okay, not [...]
Rapala’s beer joint venture is back – which means that we have an excuse to publish the Lakemaid pics again. Some factoids:
Anyone cotton on to these wacky northerners before? They do some a-huntin’ and a-fishin’ raps, including a takeoff on MC Hammer’s (Rick James’) “You Can’t Touch This.” I think it’s pretty freakin’ funny!
Today the Wisconsin State Assembly will vote to allow culling – and thus join the 21st century. Or actually the 20th century since every other state with common sense allowed culling sometime back. The state Assembly will vote today on bill AB 35, termed an “economic stimulus bill for the sporting community” by its author, [...]
I kid you not, here’s the story. Levi’s Dockers brand launched the Wear the Pants project in February that gives grants to men for…whatever. From the website: “Got a big plan but just can’t seem to actually find the time and resources to actually do something about it? We’re here to help.” Got it? You [...]
If you don’t live in Wisconsin, you may not know that Madison is a huge Democrat town. Or so I’ve been told, since I don’t live there either. Not commenting on D vs. R, just putting into context the recent Republican sweep of the state governorship, assembly and senate, and how that might affect the [...]
Just in case you weren’t already thinking Wisconsin had it’s head up…you know…about tournament fishing, this: As of this year, June through August (give or take) you can only keep (catch-hold-release) 3 fish per day in Wisconsin bass and walleye tourneys. Yeah. Three. Click the pic below to read from a DNR letter to a [...]
Wow, this ice-fishing thing must be like going to the circus. Every day something comes across the transom that makes you wonder whether any fish are involved – or need to be involved. A few recent examples:
On the heels of the luxury fishing barge post comes this one, about posh hardwater fishing. Check it, from chicagoist.com:
Our post yesterday was about kissing bass. If you feel at all compelled to take that into the realm of full-on weirdness, check out these photos involving carp – which for some reason inspire cuddling among some people (Europeans?). Weird. Even gross.
With the recent, somewhat-abated Cullgate flap about culling in Wisconsin (and MN), it was pretty darn interesting to read a recent article on Madison.com that talked about how huge derbies are in WI – and how the state is aware of it. Highlights from the article:
Part 7 covered some actual math and science behind the Minn/Wis culling regs. Part 8, however, is all opinion. This is the last post in the “Cullgate” series. Hopefully I’ve answered some the lingering questions folks have had about this subject. I’ve definitely satisfied my own curiosity, that’s for darn sure! One question that has [...]