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H2O No Mo

Please, please, please stop raining.  It has been a wet and cold summer in Wisconsin this year.  Of course this doesn’t mean that the fishing has been bad, instead it just means that you have to search around a little to find the fish and try different tactics throughout the day to get them to […]

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June Bug

  Now that the spawn is over it is time to get out and chase the smallmouth till the end of the season.  The water is still a little high up here in Northeastern Wisconsin but has been dropping nicely, but with recent rains it  has fluctuated up and down quite a bit so far. […]

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Pre-Spawn 2017

  So starts another season of smallmouth fishing in Northeastern Wisconsin.  This year like the last few has been a little warmer than usual and the river levels are not too high.  I usually spend the opener fishing smallmouth on the Menominee but this year I postponed that trip to do a little musky fishing […]

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Putting Damsels in Distress

The weeds are up again and that means one thing for me here up on the Menominee; damsel and dragonflies.  These beautiful creatures make up a significant part of Menominee River smallmouth’s diets.  Besides minnows and crayfish, I would put these flies in the top 3.  When you are rowing the boat they are all […]

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Family Fun

This summer I have had the opportunity to go fishing not only with a lot of members of my family but have also had the privilege of taking grandfathers and granddaughters and some father’s and sons.  Fishing can be a great way to bring people together.  Personally, it has been great watching the little one’s in […]

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Menominee May

Well another season has begun on the river.  As usual this year was completely different from years past.  The last few years have seen extremely high water, cold temperatures and the occassional snow shower.  This year the snow pack was much lower in northeastern Wisconsin with warmer than usual temperatures and a lack of precipitation […]

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River Salad

  August means weeds on the Menominee.  The gravel flats become waving green fields of river weed.  The weeds can be frustrating at times.  They snag on your fly as you pull it through the water.  The little chunks of floating weed debris seem to gravitate right to your fly no matter where you throw […]

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Looking Up

Even though the water has been higher this summer than years past the fishing hasn’t changed drastically.  The fish are still relating to most of the same spots they would during normal years but it seems that they are hitting flies a little more recklessly than usual.  During most summers the bigger fish tend to […]

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The Next Generation

It seems that if you blink for more than a second your kids just decide to grow up without you even barely noticing.  I had the great pleasure of taking my daughter out fishing today on the river.  At her  age it can be hard to pull her away to go spend some time in […]

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Pre Spawn 2013

The water has dropped quite a bit since the beginning of the season but is still quite high compared to years past.  Rain fall in the last few days has also caused the water to be off color making fishing a little more difficult.  Not only because of the water clarity but because of the […]

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