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by mrbrowns
Fri May 09, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

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...
by mrbrowns
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Well, it's been cold and it looks like it will remain cold through opening weekend. Another cold front is expected to push through the state on Friday, so fishing conditions may remain cool in the days to follow. Several of the clear, bigger inland lakes will most likely still have ice on them this ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 33287

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

May 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 Thu 1 - 8:11-10:11/ 8:34-10:34 Fri 2> - 8:52-10:52/ 9:16-11:16 Sat 3>(Opener) - 9:36-11:36/ 10:01-12:01 Sun 4 - 10:25-12...
by mrbrowns
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Jeff, I am pretty fortunate to live on Lake Alice and enjoy the beauties the watershed provides on a daily basis. Fishing aside, the connection I get to have with nature and all its splendor is something I think is priceless. Opening day is one week away and the good news is much of the ice is gone ...
by mrbrowns
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Jeff, Not a bad idea. I've also thought of drilling holes in the end of the handle of the pole and attaching a rope attached to a close hanger - which would hopefully catch and stop the pole from going down the hole while not affecting the hook set. I'll have to give these ideas a try when I get the...
by mrbrowns
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

After the winter we've had I can actually say I've never been so happy to see rain, which it has been doing all day here in Tomahawk. Well, that and I know it will really get the crappies biting. Several boats were fishing near the County Rd. A bridge last night on Lake Alice - which hopefully they ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

First make sure your taxes are filed, then take time to enjoy some of the fantastic fishing the returning warm weather has brought with it to the Tomahawk area. Whether through the ice or open water, perch will remain active and walleyes should begin feeding as they make their way up river to spawn....
by mrbrowns
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

As I was preparing to call the walleye run officially on Tuesday morning, the weather changed and the walleyes turned off as the water temps dropped. The warmer temperatures forecasted for next week should start the walleyes moving and feeding again, however, until then, I'll be focusing my time on ...
by mrbrowns
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Snakeheads in Wisconsin
Replies: 2
Views: 11523

Re: Snakeheads in Wisconsin

If I'm not correct, it has been a few years since the DNR found this snakehead on the Rock River. I haven't heard anything about it since, so hopefully the exotic hasn't started a population on the river or spread to other bodies of water. In the Northwoods boaters and anglers need to be aware of se...
by mrbrowns
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Jeff, I've never fished the Fox River near DePere, but I've seen some photos of the monster walleyes the fishery produces each spring. Sounds like you and your friend had a blast. Feel free to post pictures of any big "eyes" you catch this spring. I'd love to see some of those DePere hogs!...
by mrbrowns
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Jeff, That's a very nice idea that probably would help save some poles along the way. Plus, the cardboard also could serve to keep the holes from freezing over when it is cold outside. The only part where I could see this causing a problem is when you're pulling a crappie up with a tip-down you don'...
by mrbrowns
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

I fail to find the humor in Mother Nature's April fool's joke (we received around 8 inches of wet snow in the Tomahawk area last night), but I guess area flowages need the precipitation to fill up this spring, so we'll take it. The good news is air temps are expected to warm back up over the next fe...
by mrbrowns
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 33287

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

April 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 - 8:01-10:01/ 8:26-10:26 Wed 2 - 8:44-10:44/ 9:08-11:08 Thu 3> - 9:26-11:26/ 9:50-11:50 Fri 4> - 10:09-12:09/ 10:33-12:33 Sat 5 - 10:54-12...
by mrbrowns
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Jeff, I figured the best way to explain a tip-down is to show you one on the ice. You can see in the attached photo the tip-down basically works because the jigging rod is on a swivel, so when the fish hits, the rod tip smoothly lets line down to the hole - unless the crappie crushes the bait, in wh...
by mrbrowns
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Lakes in northern Wisconsin are now in ideal condition for late winter ice fishing. Some of the landings are getting a little worn, but other than that, there's still plenty of ice and the snow base has dropped considerably over the past week due to the seasonal weather. Some are now beginning to qu...
by mrbrowns
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: 60th Anniversary of Tomahawk
Replies: 8
Views: 6049

Re: 60th Anniversary of Tomahawk

The Tomahawk Historical Society is currently developing the book "Memories of Earlier Settlers." Also, local author Charles Stats is currently writing a book on William H. Bradley and his development of Tomahawk, the MT&W railroad and the industries and town it served. I think you're m...
by mrbrowns
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

It isn't fantastic yet, but the crappie bite appears to be slowly turning the corner and the forecasted warm temps should only increase the action. Friday: Hi (13) Low (-19) Fished with a friend for a couple hours before dark and we were able to take home a dozen decent-sized slabs. Most were caught...
by mrbrowns
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Lake Alice
Replies: 6
Views: 13540

Re: Lake Alice

Yup. I wasn't able to track down any info this past weekend, so the "all ice" explanation is what I'll be telling people from now on.
I bet if they'd gotten their truck stuck as bad as I did on Lake Alice this weekend they would have given it a much different name.
by mrbrowns
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Lake Alice
Replies: 6
Views: 13540

Re: Lake Alice

Sorry I can't help you with this WeGotAway, but speaking from experience, I often wished I had a lake I could name after the lady to avoid the scorn of fishing late. I'll ask around at some of Lake Alice's establishments this weekend and see what I can come up with. I might not get the right answer,...
by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 33287

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

Moderator Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:01 am Posts: 68 Location: Tomahawk March 2008: Solunar/lunar peak fishing periods. A.M. Major/P.M. Major >=Peek Fishing/ N=New Moon/ Q=Quarter Moon/ F=Full Moon/ *=Day Light Savings Time DATE - A.M. Major/ P.M. Major Sat 1 - 5:51-7:51/ 6:17-8:17 Sun 2 6:40-8:40/...
by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Car alarms in a shantytown would definitely cause some commotion - I was sleeping in one of the villages just the other day. Curious if you've had the chance to try these tip-up pagers yet? Because of the price, I've been waiting to get some feedback from a few people I know who have been using them...
by mrbrowns
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

I do have a couple tip-ups I purchased with the flag extensions, but they are both the round Polar style. I prefer the Polar over the Beaver Dam, but among other tip-ups, I consider these two brands by far the best on the market. Not to get off track, but a lot of the cheap tip-ups you see being sol...
by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Jeff, The snow is really starting to add up, but I don't think Lincoln County received nearly as much of the white stuff as counties to south recently did - Wausau was reporting 9 inches over the past two days. Before the fresh coating, Lake Alice was covered with some big, solid drifts (three feet ...
by mrbrowns
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Sturgeon spearing is the only way the fish is legally harvested from the Winnebago system throughout the year. Funds from the licenses spearers purchase go toward, among other projects, restocking programs to assure the population remains healthy - be it VHS could have a devastating affect this spri...
by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 532
Views: 304401

Re: Living the dream

Typically sturgeon spearing isn't a sport of catch and release, however my spearing buddy Andy found a way to let one off the hook Saturday morning. Due to a slightly misguided spear, we were unable to bring home the estimated 100 lbs. fish he was aiming for. And as I suspect, since the season close...

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