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If you have a Northwoods outdoors story, contact the Outdoors Reporter, Beckie Joki, bjoki@lakelandtimes.com. You may also call the River News office at (715) 365-6397 or the Lakeland Times office at (715) 356-5236.



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Stevens Point brothers win River Series Mohawksin qualifier
The rain held off in Tomahawk for most of the day Sunday as the Central Wisconsin River Series anglers fished Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Workers look for new invasives on AIS Snapshot Day
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snapshot Day started a few years ago as Bridge AIS Snapshot Day. The idea was to take a close look at bridges over rivers in the county to check for new or undocumented invasive species. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fish like a girl
While anglers cannot harvest walleye from the Minocqua Chain until the year 2020, bass anglers have been taking advantage of some great fishing there. Many club tournaments are held on Lake Tomahawk/Minocqua every year, but most people would not know that. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Northwoods Wildlife Center releases three red foxes
Three red foxes were admitted to the Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) in late May from Florence County. According to an NWC press release, a patron observed two adult foxes assumed to be hit by car the same week.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Lake Where You Live
It's interesting in nature how simple creatures form complex societies. Ants, for example, cooperate to build elaborate nests in and above the ground. Honey bees fashion combs of hexagonal cells to feed and raise their young, and they do intricate dances to tell their hive-mates where to locate flowers and nectar. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Crescent residents attract pollinators, restore shorelines
Dr.Jim Dyreby and his wife purchased a 250-acre farm in the town of Crescent several years ago and started farming it organically. Dyreby intends to make organic farming his full-time activity after he retires from his career as an orthopedic surgeon at the end of this year.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Antlerless tags go on sale Aug. 14
The hunting season will look a bit differently in Oneida County this year. Antlerless tags will be available for the first time in several years. In last spring's meetings, the Vilas County Deer Advisory Committee (CDAC), decided not to allow any antlerless tags for this year's gun-deer hunt.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fish like a girl
The Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) team bass fishing series hit their fourth lake for the Wisconsin Lakes Division last weekend. Thirty-eight teams took off shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday in search of a five-fish limit. Twenty-four teams were able to bring five fish to the scales in the contest. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Second annual Disabled Veterans Bass Tournament brings anglers, veterans together
The scene at the boat landing in Lake Tomahawk on Sunday morning may have looked like any other bass tournament readying for ease off, but for those in the field of anglers, this tournament was anything but ordinary. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fish like a girl
On the third stop of their trail, the Central Wisconsin River Series anglers took on the notoriously finicky Boom Lake last Saturday. There were 45 two-person teams in the derby, with a 5-fish limit being somewhat difficult to come by. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Trees For Tomorrow Forest Fest set for July 29
Trees For Tomorrow (TFT), an accredited natural resources specialty school in Eagle River, invites the public to celebrate Wisconsin's forests at the annual Forest Fest event on Saturday, July 29.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

The lake where you live
To many lake residents and lake users, "milfoil" is a dirty word. It calls to mind Eurasian watermilfoil, a nasty exotic invasive plant which can grow explosively and cause all sorts of problems, crowding out native vegetation and forming mats on the surface that impede swimming, boating and fishing. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 29, 2017

41st annual World Musky Hunt to be held Aug. 24-26 in Lake Tomahawk
This year, over 50 past hunters and 21 contestants will gather in Lake Tomahawk for the 4lst annual World Musky Hunt. The hunt will run Aug. 24-26. Contestants will be fishing with their selected guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Early morning fishing trip
Ryan Nalls of Tallahassee, Fla., caught this 31-inch northern on Lake George with live bait, much to the delight of his sons, Thatcher and Wilson.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Anglers take on Lake Tomahawk for Northern Lakes Bassmasters Open
Saturday marked the 13th annual Northern Lakes Bassmasters Lake Tomahawk Open. While the sun was shining, making it a warm day on the water, the wind was also blowing, making certain places, especially on Lake Tomahawk itself, difficult to fish. Anglers had the ability to fish the entire Minocqua Chain, however. This meant many anglers made the run up to lakes Minocqua and Kawageusaga in search of some good largemouth. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fish like a girl
Last week there was this little get-together down in Florida called ICAST. ICAST stands for the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades. For those who do not fish, it probably means nothing. To those of us who do, however, we watched with bated breath as new products were revealed and innovative ideas put to the test. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 22, 2017

What's growing in the garden?
The community garden experienced a slow start with some plants due to the large amount of rain the area received early this year, but things are starting to look up. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dropping a line
With typical July weather settling into the Northwoods, area residents have been looking for ways to escape the heat and humidity, with fishing from the dock at Pelican Rapids Boat Landing being one option this man chose.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

The lake where you live
The impact of landscape position

Just across the road from Birch Lake where I live lies Sand Lake, less than one quarter the size of Birch at 40 acres, much clearer and, unlike Birch, free of autumn algae blooms. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lions donate to Let's Go Fishing
The Rhinelander Lions presented Let's Go Fishing with a check for $500 this week as a donation. The Lions Club will be featured on the side of the Let's Go Fishing pontoon boat on Boom Lake. Pictured are Rod Ankrom of Let's Go Fishing, Let's Go Fishing Hodag Chapter president Mark Schroeder and Lions member Dick Garrow.
Saturday, July 22, 2017


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