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If you have a Northwoods outdoors story, contact the Outdoors Reporter, Beckie Joki, 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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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

'Doing the Right Thing' workshop covers surface water issues
The "Doing the Right Thing for our Lakes and Rivers" workshop, hosted last month by the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association (VCLRA) and the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association (OCLRA), drew attendees from several counties. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fish like a girl
Anyone who has read my column with regularity (thank you to both of you) knows I love to fish, and that love of fishing was fostered very early on. My dad took me hunting and fishing quite a bit when I was young. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament ready for 32nd year
Fall and musky fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly. One of the premier musky fishing tournaments in the Northwoods, the Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament, is set for Saturday, Oct. 14.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

The lake where you live
A flower grows at the base of our pier that would look right at home in a botanical garden, in the hair of a wedding flower girl, or in the corsage of a prom queen. It's better, though, exactly where it is, blooming in splendor on the shore of Birch Lake, where I see it every time I go down to the boat. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Traveling trails less traveled
Boat (bot) n. 1. A small, open watercraft propelled by oars, sails or an engine. (Collier's dictionary, 1961)

Not having access to a more recent dictionary, I'm not sure what the current primary definition of "boat" might be at present, and I'm sure it's much different than the one I quoted.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

What's happening in the garden?
The wet weather this spring and early summer has not been great for many gardens. The Community Garden in Rhinelander has had it share of successes and failures as well. Master Gardener Tom Jerow said gardeners should not lose hope, though. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Questions regarding the sustainability issues for walleye and other game fish in Vilas and Oneida counties
Since the 1960s there has been a well-documented drop off in the numbers of several species of game fish in many of the Vilas and Oneida county lakes. Some species of fish, such as ciscos, walleye, and some minnows, are far less numerous and/or are no longer present in water bodies which historically held large numbers of sustained populations. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Chats provide a trove of information
The Department of Natural Resources holds online chats on a variety of topics open to the public by simply logging on to the website and attending. In June, there were four of those chats. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fish like a girl
The Department of Natural Resources has recently set the "live release" category state records for many popular fish. I see this to be a great addition for the CPR angler (Catch, photo, release).
Saturday, July 8, 2017

The lake where you live
With water plants there's often a need to take the good with the bad, to find the happy medium, to see shades of gray. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

A morning visitor
Lois Kettner had a great surprise Monday morning when a moose sauntered through her yard in Pine Lake near Rhinelander. He made his way out of the woods, meandered through her yard, eating a few leaves from her lilac bush before heading back the way he came. He did not seem to mind Kettner watching him from her deck, she said.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Newbold bear
Mary Grafelman took this photo of a young bear exploring her yard in Newbold. She estimated the bear to be about 1 year old.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Central Wisconsin River Series anglers take on Lake Nokomis
Weather conditions last Saturday were more reminiscent of September than mid-June as a field of 45 teams in the Central Wisconsin River Series took off shortly before 6:30 a.m. for the second stop of the series. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hodag Musky Challenge needs community's help
The Rhinelander Are Chamber of Commerce is looking for people willing to volunteer to judge the Hodag Musky Challenge this fall.

"In 2015, the Hodag Musky Challenge moved to a Judge Boat scoring format. Historically the HMC has been a transport, lake station tournament," chamber officials said in a press release. :To continue the Judge Boat scoring format, volunteers are needed to man judge boats and register fish over the tournament weekend Sept. 22-24 on a variety of Rhinelander area lakes."

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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