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Fishing Lines: Still plenty of action after walleye, northern close

February 22, 2013 in DL-Online

This weekend marks the end of the inland water season for walleyes and northern pike. After this weekend you will need to travel to continue chasing those species. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines: Start thinking about removing ice houses

February 15, 2013 in DL-Online

Many anglers removed their permanent fish houses off the lakes before this last major storm. That was probably a wise move as getting to, and removing fish houses now will definitely be more difficult now. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines: Prepare for your travels across a frozen lake

February 8, 2013 in DL-Online

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Fishing Lines: Ice fishing out of the van brings back memories

February 1, 2013 in DL-Online

In following up with the last couple of weeks’ articles, I have another date for you to put on your calendar. The Osage Sportsman Club will be having their annual fishing derby on Straight Lake (on the Millpond right off hwy 34) on Feb. 24. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines: The area fishing derby season starts next weekend

January 25, 2013 in DL-Online

Last week, you were able to put dates on the calendar to attend some of the boat and marine shows. As promised, I have some additional dates to put on your calendar. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines – More people enjoying ice fishing than ever this winter

January 18, 2013 in DL-Online

Ice conditions in our area are in excellent shape. The small amount of snow and the cold conditions have made for quality ice conditions. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines – Learn to find fish on your own, don’t just follow others

January 11, 2013 in DL-Online

For most anglers, catching fish is not much of a problem. It is locating the fish to catch that gets to be the big challenge. If we are “on fish,” most of us will catch them. Some ice anglers have a knack for consistency. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines – Use fishing electronics to your advantage

January 4, 2013 in DL-Online

By all reports, the ice fishing bite in the area has been excellent over the holidays and into the New Year. After a one-day fall off the fiscal cliff, I was worried about all of us being able to afford to continue to fish. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines – Make a commitment to share the outdoors

December 28, 2012 in DL-Online

This last week has been emotionally challenging. One of my brother-in-laws has been hospitalized with a severe stroke. He has been a healthy and active outdoorsman his whole life and the kind of man you would least expect to have this experience. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines – Here’s some gift ideas for the sad doomsday prepper

December 21, 2012 in DL-Online

If you are reading this article, than the end of the Mayan calendar prediction of some kind of apocalypse was about as accurate as the Y2K predictions. Continue Reading