Dirty Water Spring Walleyes by Gary A. Engberg

                                                Dirty Water Spring Walleyes   Anglers have been fishing Wisconsin rivers for over a month and the fishing has been up and down just like the thermometer. Every few days a frontal system goes through the state and any pattern that I’ve found changes with the weather and I have to start over trying to find active fish.         Anglers that I’ve talked with have been confronted with the same problem. Besides the spring weather, Wisconsin’s river anglers have had to deal with another variable that makes catching fish even more difficult. What I’m talking about is the dirty … Continue reading Dirty Water Spring Walleyes by Gary A. Engberg

Arizona: Top 5 Winter Fishing Spots

Alamo Lake has high populations of sportfish such as catfish, crappie and largemouth bass. Parker Canyon Lake, at 5,400 feet of elevation, is stocked with rainbow November through March. Lees Ferry on the Colorado River is cold in the shadow of a canyon, but fishing opportunities remain steady. The world record 5-pound, 12.8-ounce redear sunfish was taken last year from Lake Havasu by Hector Brito. The lower Salt River is typically stocked with rainbow trout at Granite Reef, Blue Ridge and Phon D. Sutton. In Arizona, winter doesn’t have to mean sending boats and rods and reels into hibernation. While … Continue reading Arizona: Top 5 Winter Fishing Spots

Local Column River Currents Wisconsin’s Early Canada Goose and Teal Seasons by Gary A. Engberg 6-21-2016

                Wisconsin’s Early Canada Goose and Teal Seasons      Last week, I wrote about the morning dove season that opens September 1st. There also is an early Canada goose season and teal season that also opens on the first of September. All of Wisconsin has a very good population of Canada geese throughout the state. In some locations, there are so many geese that some municipalities have declared them a nuisance and even added special regulations to scare the geese away from areas where the geese congregate and foul piers, backyards, golf courses, and city parks to name a few … Continue reading Local Column River Currents Wisconsin’s Early Canada Goose and Teal Seasons by Gary A. Engberg 6-21-2016

Local Column River Currents Senior Fishing Outing at McFarlane’s by Gary A. Engberg 5-10-2016

    Senior Fishing Outing at McFarlane’s  If you’ve been a resident of Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, or any of the area’s neighboring towns and villages for any length of time then you probably know Wayne Whitemarsh. Wayne currently is the manager of the sporting goods department at McFarlane’s True Value store in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Before facing his new challenge at McFarlane’s, Whitemarsh was a manager at the Wilderness Fish and Game store in Sauk City, Wisconsin for over 30 years. Wayne is an accomplished outdoorsman and spends as much free time as he has fishing, hunting, collecting Native … Continue reading Local Column River Currents Senior Fishing Outing at McFarlane’s by Gary A. Engberg 5-10-2016

Register Now for the World’s Largest Sportfishing Showcase 3-15-2016

Register Now for the World’s Largest Sportfishing Showcase ICAST Week 2016 will host 600 exhibitors, a 650,000-square-foot show floor, a week-long lineup of business and networking events and more than 13,000 attendees. All the details, including registration, are available at www.ICASTfishing.org. Make Your Plans for ICAST Super Tuesday ICAST Super Tuesday, July 12, is packed with events that will add to your ICAST experience. On Tuesday morning, ICAST is hosting On the Water at Lake Toho, located just a short shuttle ride away from the convention center. The events include the second annual product demonstration day with more than 50 … Continue reading Register Now for the World’s Largest Sportfishing Showcase 3-15-2016

Local Column River Currents Spring Walleyes, Now’s the Time by Gary A. Engberg 3-4-2016

Spring Walleyes, Now’s the Time!   For area anglers who enjoy jigging the Mississippi River, the Wisconsin River, or any other Midwest river in the spring for walleyes, now’s the time to break out the fishing gear. As of this writing, smaller male walleyes and a few large pre-spawn females are being caught in many of the state’s rivers. Male walleyes will show up first below the state’s dams and provide the early action weeks before the larger and egg-laden females arrive for their spring ritual of spawning. But now, the males are much easier to catch and fairly aggressive … Continue reading Local Column River Currents Spring Walleyes, Now’s the Time by Gary A. Engberg 3-4-2016

My Recent Article From Target Walleye Wading for Wisconsin River Walleyes By Gary A. Engberg 3-2-2016

 Wading for Wisconsin River Spring Walleyes…..by Gary A. Engberg by Free Speech on March 3, 2016 Lodi, WI~ Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.    I’ve kept fishing records for many years and some of the largest walleyes caught in my area of south-central Wisconsin have come in March and April. Wading has always been popular on the Wisconsin River because it has a season that is open year-round and there is good access to most rivers in the state. The Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers are two of … Continue reading My Recent Article From Target Walleye Wading for Wisconsin River Walleyes By Gary A. Engberg 3-2-2016

Local Column River Currents Lake Mendota’s Early Spring Crappie Hot Spots by Gary A. Engberg 2-28-2016

Lake Mendota’s Early Spring Crappies Hot Spots    Winter is finally winding down in south-central Wisconsin and the smell of spring is in the air. After months of “hard water” and decent ice fishing season, most anglers are anxiously waiting for open-water fishing for river walleyes and pre-spawn crappies. There are numerous locations around Lake Mendota, the largest lake in the Madison Chain, for early ice-out crappies. Most of these early crappie spots are places where shore fishing is the best way to catch the fish. The key and most important factor to catching crappies is knowing what kind of … Continue reading Local Column River Currents Lake Mendota’s Early Spring Crappie Hot Spots by Gary A. Engberg 2-28-2016

Education And The Outdoors: 4 Ways You Can Take Learning Outside by Gary A. Engberg 2-17-2016

Education And The Outdoors: 4 Ways You Can Take Learning Outside Kids are constantly indoors for school, homework time, television and video games. The lack of outdoor recreation is a major contributor towards child obesity. Homework and learning are major priorities, but they don’t necessarily need to occur indoors. You can integrate outdoor activities with education, which will boost the health of your child and create positive lifestyle habits. Here are four ways you can take learning into the outdoors for the benefit of your child’s body and mind: Outdoor Homework Area Create an outdoor homework oasis for your child. … Continue reading Education And The Outdoors: 4 Ways You Can Take Learning Outside by Gary A. Engberg 2-17-2016

Local Column River Currents Finally It’s Eagle Time and Bald Eagle Days by Gary A. Engberg 1-7-2015

  Finally, It’s Eagle Time Finally, the bald eagles have returned to the Lower Wisconsin River area. The above normal temperatures and lack of snow that we’ve experienced in November and much of December has kept many of the eagles that winter in our area from migrating to this winter home. The temperatures have been mild with little snow in most of the locations that the bald eagle come from, so many eagles have delayed their travel to the open water and valleys of the Wisconsin River. The eagles that have come here are from northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and … Continue reading Local Column River Currents Finally It’s Eagle Time and Bald Eagle Days by Gary A. Engberg 1-7-2015