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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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Shore lunch stories: 'Hall of Famers' painting depicts many area guides
It is said that a picture says a thousand words. In the case of a work-in-progress at Parkside Gallery, the painting Bob Metropulos is working on, called "Shore Lunch with the Hall of Famers," a picture is worth not only a thousand words, but a thousand stories. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 23, 2016

4-H Ecology Day brings youth outdoors
Members of the Oneida County 4-H club gathered Monday to celebrate 4-H Ecology Day at the UW-Extension office at the Oneida County Airport. It was a fun-filled afternoon with a variety of activities for the youth to explore. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fish like a girl: Virginia Slim isn't the only one who has 'come a long way, Baby'
In the last several weeks, I have had the good fortune to sit down with some area guides, many of whom have been making a living on the water since before I was born. I am amazed by the wealth of knowledge that is all around us as far as fishing goes. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 23, 2016

DNR hires two new deer biologists in Black River Falls and Rhinelander
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has added two new deer field biologists to its ranks. Matt Esser will be stationed in Black River Falls, while Curt Rollman will work out of Rhinelander.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

the lake where you live: Barn swallows
Some wild creatures simply seem to live joyfully. Take otters. They're known for playfully sliding down hillsides and for the way they alternately run and belly-glide over snow. I've seen otters doing what looks like a carefree back float while crunching on clams.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

The lake where you live
We've all seen mother ducks leading broods of ducklings along the shorelines of our lakes. If we watch the same family during a summer, it seems the bigger the ducklings grow, the fewer there are. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fish like a girl: Minocqua Chain makes Bassmaster Magazine's Top 25 in Central region
Each year, Bassmaster Magazine comes out with its Top 100 lakes throughout the country. This year they changed the format a bit to a Top 10 overall, and added a Top 25 by region: West, Central, Northeast and Southeast. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Taking a local career national
As reported last week, Greg Bohn will be inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame later this month. His accomplishments as a guide, tackle creator and inventor, as well as a teacher and public speaker, have spanned decades. Not only did he make a name for himself locally but, with some help from the Linder brothers Ron and Al, and others in the Lindy Tackle Company, he was able to take his inventions nationwide, which propelled his career to the next level. Others, such as Fishing Hot Spots, were integral in getting him to the national stage, where he was able to find a perfect fit for his tackle company with the Lindy Tackle Company. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Study looks at microbes in lakes and how they interact with their environment
Many are unaware that a world-class research facility exists right here in the Northwoods, just outside of Boulder Junction. That facility, the Trout Lake Research Station, has been home to many important studies over the years and is known all over the globe for its research. (Subscriber access)
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bohn to be inducted into National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Part 1 of 2

Older anglers understand triangulating. Long before there were fancy electronic fish locators, an angler would mark a waypoint in his mind by picking three spots on the shoreline in the shape of a triangle - one to the right, one to the left, and one behind the boat, for example. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Fish like a girl: Take time to listen to the 'old salts'
In this edition, readers will find Part I of a story about a local guide, Greg Bohn, who is being inducted to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame this month. It is an incredible honor, nearly impossible to achieve, and after sitting down with him for a few hours last week, I have to say that no one is more deserving. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Spring waterfowl survey results show good production despite challenging conditions
Wisconsin spring waterfowl breeding population surveys in 2016 indicate quality waterfowl production, despite relatively dry conditions experienced during the survey. For all species, population counts showed no significant change from 2015 estimates. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 9, 2016

lake where you live: Wave energy
As a little kid growing up in Two Rivers, I used to toss a stick out into Lake Michigan, wait for the waves to bring it back to shore, and wonder why it took so long, if indeed it ever made it back at all. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Guides/Kids Day in Eagle River in need of anglers
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center along with the Eagle River Guides Association will host the 36th annual Guides/Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016. Approximately 100 kids will be anxiously awaiting a chance to fish with a fishing guide or fishing enthusiast.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Charlie Baker Memorial Musky tournament draws a full field of boats
Last weekend marked the 28th time musky anglers launched onto Moen Lake to fish the Charlie Baker Memorial Musky Tournament. Conditions were hot, humid and windy. Almost all of the anglers had fished the tournament before, and many have been competing in this particular derby for many years. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Local high school anglers headed to B.A.S.S. Nationals
Harmon Marien and Mike John did something last month that many high school anglers only dream of doing. They won a berth in the B.A.S.S. High School National Championship. They beat out 26 other high school teams in the state championship on the Holcombe Flowage on June 11 and 12 to come in second in the derby. They had not even seen the fishery prior to the Friday before the tournament. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Invasive Impacts: Who is that person at the launch ramp?
One of the biggest draws in the Northwoods are the lakes. Visitors and residents alike flock to area lakes throughout the summer for fishing, boating, swimming and other recreational purposes. Often, however, little thought is given to how Northwoods lakes are maintained. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fish like a GIRL: Picnics, parks and parties: How to live through your holiday weekend
Everyone loves to celebrate Independence Day. For most it will be a long weekend of picnics, fireworks and enjoying friends and family. Many will spend at least part of their day at the beach or on the water in one way or another. Unfortunately, it seems, with holidays come accidents. Most accidents are preventable, but we get caught up in having fun and we sometimes forget the simple things.(subscriber access)
Saturday, July 2, 2016

The lake where you live: It's the wood that makes it good
In those old-time fishing stories about the great big bass everyone wants to catch but no one can, the bass hangs out under a log.

The wily lunker bass is a cliché, but the stories convey a useful truth: Fish in our lakes relate to wood. Find logs lying on the bottom or a fallen tree leaning into the water and chances are you'll find fish. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Minocqua Chain proves tough for NABC anglers
The Cabela's North American Bass Circuit (NABC) started their season out on a fickle Minocqua Chain last weekend. They were greeted by a hazy and humid morning, and the conditions proved difficult for most for the day. The field eased off at 7 a.m. to what many could describe only as "a grinder" of a day. For many, the fish were in no mood to eat and a variety of tactics were needed to boat a limit of fish. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 25, 2016


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