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by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

Just a quick update on my last post. I took a ride by Lake Alice this afternoon and there was two guys out on the ice off Horseshoe Road. I walked out a ways on Anglers Lane and there was good ice - didn't go through with a good hit with the spud. Be safe if you do hit the ice in the coming days. Ha...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

I'm thankful to live in a place where I can fish from shore and limit out on walleyes when the ice isn't safe enough yet to venture out on. That was the case last Thanksgiving, as just before sitting down to a very tasty meal, I hit one of the walleye holes accessible from shore here in the Tomahawk...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

I hadn't planned on going ice fishing when I got home from work yesterday, but when a friend called and said he had tip ups set out on the Spirit Reservoir Monday afternoon, I took the bait. A couple cold nights last week had many back bays on Tomahawk area waters frozen and I had seen a few anglers...
by mrbrowns
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

We pretty much went right from summer to winter as we woke to a white landscape here in the Tomahawk area this a.m. From air temps in the 70s not that long ago to skim ice out on the Spirit Reservoir the other morning, we did not see the gradual drop in temps and eventual turnover that normally occu...
by mrbrowns
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Spirit River Dam
Replies: 39
Views: 36555

Re: Spirit River Dam

Phase 2 will involve addressing a boil that was discovered and addressed two years ago next to the fishing platform below the Spirit Dam. They plan to address it after the rainy season next summer. Not sure yet of what all the details will include, but I suspect it will be much less involved than th...
by mrbrowns
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Spirit River Dam
Replies: 39
Views: 36555

Re: Spirit River Dam

They installed a steel wall the entire length of earthen dam that in some places goes 60 feet deep all the way down to bedrock. Over 2 million pounds of steel was used to complete the wall. Right now a specialty crew is working to pour concrete in the two gaps where the steel walls abut the dam stru...
by mrbrowns
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

While still waiting for the water to cool a bit more before turning full attention to targeting musky, we headed out yesterday on a Tomahawk area flowage to target panfish and walleye. With air temps in the 50s and a strong wind gusting to over 20 mph, we started out checking a crappie hole around 1...
by mrbrowns
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The fall colors are starting to emerge here in the Tomahawk area and the Fall Ride activity is really starting to pick up outside the office this Thursday morning as the four-day motorcycle rally to raise money for veterans and MDA gets underway. Those attending the 2017 Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA a...
by mrbrowns
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

After getting detoured away from the Willow Flowage (Hwy T was shutdown for culvert repair) and not being able to launch the boat on the Spirit Reservoir (water level being held six feet below full so dam work can be completed), we headed for another Tomahawk area flowage yesterday afternoon in sear...
by mrbrowns
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The recent cool down and rain has caused the bite to slow a bit on Tomahawk area flowages, but fish continue in a summer pattern making them more predictable where they will be and can be caught. We've been targeting below Tomahawk dams and finding plenty of walleye and smallmouth bass - the 20"...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

Just like the weather, the smallmouth bass and walleye action has really heated up as some trophy size fish were caught yesterday below a Tomahawk area dam. The walleyes we caught were running mostly on the smaller size, but the many bronze backs caught and released were fat and some of the fish wer...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

After releasing a nice 43" fish following my first time out musky fishing this season a couple days back, I got a taste of reality yesterday as no fish were seen in couple hours out on Lake Mohawksin before threatening clouds chased us off the water. We tried similar waters to where I stuck the...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

Got out for a bit yesterday and fished from shore to avoid the rain and found the shallow water bite is still going pretty good on Tomahawk area flowages. Caught some big gills and was surprised to catch a few nice perch mixed in considering the big mayfly hatches that have occurred this week. We we...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The warmer temperatures of late have turned on the shallow water bite here on Tomahawk area flowages. We've been targeting cabbage weeds in the 2-3 foot depths and finding nice perch. On windy days the walleye action has been good with some nice legals being caught. Fish the windy shoreline! The gil...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 16, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

Got out for a while this past weekend on a Tomahawk area flowage and found perch, crappie, gills, bass and walleyes feeding in the shallow water. The key was targeting weeds in the 2 to 3 foot depths in bays with the warmest water and wave action. Used a simple hook and sinker rigged with a chunk of...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 02, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Spirit River Dam
Replies: 39
Views: 36555

Re: Spirit River Dam

WVIC gearing up for Spirit Dam repair project this summer Area to be closed to public during dam work By Jed Buelow Tomahawk Leader Sports/Nature Editor sports@tomahawkleader.com Years after the Spirit Reservoir was drawn down three feet and then six feet to address structural safety concerns with t...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 02, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

With the snow flying this morning here in the Tomahawk area it is hard to believe that the 2017 inland fishing opener is just days away. Here are a few tips to get you started on Saturday. Good luck! After unseasonably cold temperatures and up to three inches of snow, according to the long-range for...
by mrbrowns
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Spirit River Dam
Replies: 39
Views: 36555

Re: Spirit River Dam

Will be talking with WVIC next week for an article for the Tomahawk Leader about the Spirit Dam repairs. Hoping to get timelines for when work will take place and hopefully be completed. Thought I would let everyone know to look for it.
by mrbrowns
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The warmer weather of late has allowed some anglers in the Tomahawk area to get out on the open water as the North Fourth Street boat landing (Kwahamot Park) is now ice free. Boats have also been fishing below Pride Dam and Bradley Dams as well as stretches south on the Wisconsin River. Some fish ar...
by mrbrowns
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

Wanted to let those making plans for this upcoming weekend that there still is plenty of ice on Tomahawk area waters. We had about 16 inches of good ice on two different areas we fished Wednesday. These couple cool days leading up to the weekend should help firm things up even better, make sure to p...
by mrbrowns
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The ice has taken a significant hit from the warm weather and rain here in the Tomahawk area in recent days. Truck travel is no longer advised and ATV travel would be iffy if unsure of where heading as a lot of moving water has been flowing down the channels in the flowages making for some very vari...
by mrbrowns
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

Over the past few weeks we have been targeting deeper water on Tomahawk area flowages where crappies and large bluegills have been found mixed together in about 17 to 20 feet. A few legal walleyes have also been caught on tip downs using jigs and crappie minnows set for crappies. Spreading tip downs...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The weather is down right balmy here in the Tomahawk area today as highs have reached the 30s. The nice temps are forecasted to stick around through the weekend, so it should make the perfect opportunity to get out and spend some time on the ice over the coming days. The recent snow and cold has slo...
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The warming trend over the Christmas break provided the perfect opportunity for more anglers to get out and enjoy a day on the ice for the first time winter, albeit a slushy and sloppy one for many. In some of the more popular ice fishing locations where anglers already packed down the snow, the slu...
by mrbrowns
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 536
Views: 314224

Re: Living the dream

The recent cold spell has ice forming and anglers chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy a day out on the hard surface here in the Tomahawk area. Ice depths continue to very greatly, so ice fishermen are reminded to continue to use caution when venturing out. Heading into this past weekend, back b...

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