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by mrbrowns
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Thanks for reminding me Jeff. The pounder bulldawg should probably be left to the younger guys. I got about 15 casts in before I felt like I needed to go looking for spare parts for my elbow. I might try it again in the fall, but for now, I think I'm going to stick with the smaller bulldawgs and oth...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

There may be some great musky fishing here in the Tomahawk area this Friday as a storm is expected to pass through in the evening and the peek lunar feeding period runs from 5:36 p.m. to 7:36 p.m. Be careful if heading out as some of the storms could be severe. I'll be looking to cover as much big-m...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brett Favre Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 6426

Re: Brett Favre Poll

I agree teams (as well as society) shouldn't rob Peter to pay Paul. One could easily see disposing of Rodgers, perhaps prematurely, to please and bring Favre back as such a move. However, bringing back a quarterback who is a proven winner while releasing a guy who appears might be injury prone, I fe...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Fishing another cold-front weekend proved tricky as the fish really had to be finessed and the presentation had to be slowed down to trigger the walleye bite. After two nights of fishing the Wisconsin River system in the Tomahawk area, a friend and I were able to catch walleyes in deeper water (14 t...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brett Favre Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 6426

Re: Brett Favre Poll

I respect all above mentioned views, but I would prefer the Packers welcome Favre back as the starter and trade Rodgers. Based on stats alone, Favre took an offense people thought would stink last year within one game of the Super Bowl. He's never missed a game and, above all, he's a proven winner. ...
by mrbrowns
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Just a quick heads up to all anglers who will be heading out in the Tomahawk area this weekend. Peak lunar p.m. fishing periods are again aligning with nightfall, so make sure to get out and hit tonight's evening feed. It should be dynamite as storms are expected to pass through with a cold front th...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Tip: When ice fishing with friends make sure to take along the cheapest beer you can. That way you're assured a long day of fishing with far fewer distractions! Well we couldn't have asked for much better weather over the Fourth of July holiday weekend and the boat traffic on many area waters was qu...
by mrbrowns
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

A quick update for all anglers fishing in the Tomahawk area this Fourth of July holiday weekend. I was a bit surprised to catch walleyes while going after some fish surfacing in the shallows on the Wisconsin River last night. They were hitting a weighted plastic crayfish I was casting for what I tho...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 33177

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

July 2008: Solunar/lunar peak fishing periods. A.M. Major/P.M. Major >=Peek Fishing/ N=New Moon/ Q=Quarter Moon/ F=Full Moon DATE - A.M. Major/ P.M. Major Tue 1>- 9:54-11:54/ 10:27-12:27 Wed 2>- 10:56-12:56/ 11:29-1:29 Thu 3N<- -------/ 12:00-2:00 Fri 4> - 12:34-2:34/ 1:03-3:03 Sat 5>- 1:37-3:37/ 2:...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Even the cool air temps couldn't slow down the musky bite this past weekend on the Wisconsin River in Tomahawk, and with a new moon phase quickly approaching (plus storms forecasted for Wednesday) musky fishing will likely explode in the coming days. A special thanks goes out to Gregg Zipp of Zippy'...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

I've brought it up before, but it warrants repeating when you can catch dozens of walleyes in the middle of the day without a boat. Fishing below dams in the Tomahawk area is fast, easy to do and can often be very rewarding. Such was the case this past weekend. After limited success fishing walleye ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

And now guagga mussels are eating the zebra mussels on Lake Michigan. These tiny buggers are suppose to be even more destructive as they can grow virtually anywhere and feed year round. With some 75 inland lakes already infested with zebra mussels, it is logical to expect this new invasive species t...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

I've read taking smallies off their spawning beds also is a problem during tournaments on Lake Michigan. Seems gobbies (I believe) move in and can nearly destroy the beds before the bass can return after being released. I'd be curious to see if any studies are being done on this, and if so, whether ...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

The Wisconsin River impoundments in the Tomahawk area are some of the nation's best musky fishing waters, as Ric Diehl, Round Lake, Ill., proves here with this 53-inch esox he boated on Saturday. Unfortunately, Diehl said the fish expired after the battle. It does go to show muskies put their feedba...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Last night I saw something that I know is puzzling more musky hunters out there than just myself. As I was heading back to my dock after a couple hours of fishing, I came across what looked to be a small bird or muskrat's head poking out of the water. Curious, I slowed down as I approached to get a ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 33177

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

June 2008: Solunar/lunar peak fishing periods. A.M. Major/P.M. Major <=Peek Fishing A.M./ >=Peek Fishing P.M./ N=New Moon/ Q=Quarter Moon/ F=Full Moon DATE - A.M. Major/ P.M. Major Tue 3 - 11:06-1:06/ 11:39-1:39 Wed 4 N<- --------/ 12:13-2:13 Thu 5>- 12:50-2:50/ 1:22-3:22 Fri 6 - 1:59-3:59/ 2:30-4:3...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

After two days of catching several accidental pike, bass and walleyes, my friend and I were able to put two musky in the boat Sunday afternoon. Not the biggest, but getting off the snide early in the season can do wonders for a guy's psyche. After throwing many different presentations across every p...
by mrbrowns
Fri May 30, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

While I have yet to boat my first musky of the 2008 season, others are having much more luck on Tomahawk area waters. The board at Chuck's Bait Shop shows some decent fish being caught in the mid-40 inch range. Hopefully by Monday I'll have a musky story and some advice to share. Many anglers were f...
by mrbrowns
Fri May 30, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Information pls
Replies: 6
Views: 12771

Re: Information pls

LadyCuJo, We don't have a way to access past articles on our website, but we do have copies of all past papers dating back to the 1970s here at the Tomahawk Leader. If you ever want to do some searching stop by the paper and I'll help you out. I'd love to read the lazy fisherman story. Like birds of...
by mrbrowns
Fri May 23, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Information pls
Replies: 6
Views: 12771

Re: Information pls

LadyCuJo, I haven't talked with Gene for a few months, but the last time we spoke he was doing great. I actually did an article about his cousin around this time last year for a Memorial Day story. She was hired on as a pilot for a small branch of the United States Army and was killed while test fly...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 20, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Look for the crappies to move into the shallows this week and Memorial Day weekend as they relate to warmer forecasted weather. Actually, I've been having really good success catching these fish in deeper water on the Wisconsin River after each cold front moves through. Mixed in with plenty of walle...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 20, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: "North for the Fourth" tee shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 3850

Re: "North for the Fourth" tee shirts

There hasn't been a North for the Fourth T-shirt design selected yet, but from what I understand, more information will be coming available in the near future. I'll keep you abreast to any information when I receive it. I think last year the T-shirts hit the shelves sometime in June. What a nice tho...
by mrbrowns
Fri May 16, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Great to have you aboard Patriarch5, and congratulations in advance on your move to Tomahawk! Cooler temperatures this past week kept the crappies in deeper water (8-12 feet). Last night, the air temps warmed and the fish moved in shallower (2-3 feet). I suspect the fish will be back deep if the air...
by mrbrowns
Mon May 12, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

From the walleyes and crappies to the smallmouths and pike, fishing has been fantastic in the Tomahawk area and should continue to be so for some time now. Excellent walleye catches are being reported on the Wisconsin River from State Hwy. 107 to Lake Alice. The eyes have their post-spawn feedbags o...
by mrbrowns
Fri May 09, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 303481

Re: Living the dream

Opening weekend sure was a test of will with strong winds kicking up whitecaps Saturday through Monday. Whether it was the weather, gas prices or a combination of both, their was hardly another boat on the large, clear lake I chose to spend a few days on. Not that I mind having the entire lake to my...

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