My youngest son, Andrew, is not as enthusiastic about fishing as No. 2 son, Brian, or me. However, I convinced him to participate in the annual Mississippi Walleye Club's Kids Day last Saturday, telling him that he could catch a fish bigger than anything anyone else in the family had ever caught.
During our family vacation to Wisconsin’s Northwoods last week, we did plenty of fishing. I made it a point to tell my sons that if a northern pike — or a "snake fish," as we've nicknamed them — ever followed their lure to the side of the boat, leave it in the water and move it around to ent…
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While on the Encyclopedia Dubuque website last night, I noticed the “Random Article” button. The first item that appeared when I clicked on it was a biography of William A. Wright, Jr. I soon learned that the Dubuque entrepreneur, who passed away in 2012, made a big impact on fishing.
The Wisconsin River is one of the longest remaining stretches of free-flowing river in the Midwest. The lower portion, a 92-mile corridor, stretches from Prairie du Sac to the Mississippi River and includes meandering shoreline and sandbars, acres of wetlands and backwater ponds.