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by mrbrowns
Mon May 02, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Here is an article I put together for this coming weekend's opener for the Tomahawk Leader. Fished a shallow bay on a Tomahawk area flowage this past weekend and found plenty of jumbo perch that were taken using the methods described in the article below. The one thing I would add is that the shallo...
by mrbrowns
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

It sounds like one more round of snow will fall in the Tomahawk area tonight and then it will finally get back to spring heading into this weekend. After several weeks of cold and snow, expect to see a good amount of fishing pressure on the Wisconsin River come Saturday as anglers look to take advan...
by mrbrowns
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

The boat landing at SARA Park is now ice free and anglers have been running boats up to Kings Dam on Lake Mohawksin for the past couple days. We briefly fished from shore the other evening when air temps were in the 60s and managed to catch two undersized walleye in less than a half hour. Unfortunat...
by mrbrowns
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

And just like that it looks like winter outside again as big, wet snowflakes continue to fall and accumulate outside here in the Tomahawk area. They are calling for another 1-3" inches of snow tomorrow, so this might end up being our biggest snowfall of the season depending how much we pick up ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

I have been keeping an eye on the Wisconsin River here in Tomahawk the past few weeks watching it become ice free more and more each passing day. First it opened to where it makes the first big bend below Kings Dam a couple weeks back, then last week the channel opened all the way down to the Highwa...
by mrbrowns
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

We're getting to that time of year when conditions can change rapidly on Tomahawk area flowages bringing an end to truck travel and limiting access to places where water current impacts ice depths. Fortunately some cold weather this week will help firm things back up out on the ice where slush was b...
by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Finally got the opportunity to get out on a Tomahawk area flowage this past weekend after a couple weeks away. The rain and warm temperatures have really taken a toll on ice conditions as Saturday saw a bunch of slush under the little snow that remained and by Sunday most the snow was gone while som...
by mrbrowns
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

The bulk of the big snow storm missed us here in the Tomahawk area with only about 3 to 4" on the ground this a.m. Travel should remain pretty good but do expect some drifting on the ice as the wind continues to blow pretty good. Just a reminder the Alice in Winterland ice fishing contest takes...
by mrbrowns
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Gearing up for what could be a game changer of a snowstorm here in the Tomahawk area Tuesday into Wednesday as forecasters are calling for 6 to 10" of snow. Truck travel has been really nice on the flowage we have been targeting lately with a couple inches of snow on top of the ice and hardly a...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

While we experienced some rather exceptional fishing on a Tomahawk area foliage this past weekend, while others I spoke with saw much less action out on the ice. We got out Saturday afternoon and the action was pretty much non stop from the start until we pulled the tip downs a couple hours later. A...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Hey Old Scout, From the anglers I spoke with who braved the cold to take part in the Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited's annual Family Fishing Contest this past Saturday ice conditions are starting to build rather nicely here in the Tomahawk area. I heard anywhere from eight to 10" Saturday and would ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

A week of significant cold here in the Tomahawk area will greatly improve ice conditions on area waters. Sunday night bottomed out at minus 21 degrees and daytime highs for the past few days have struggled to make it into the single digits. Suffice to say the ice is building quickly. I did hear of s...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 36873

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

Hoping to have up a link up soon making it easier to read the solunar/lunar charts.
by mrbrowns
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

The ice continues to build here in the Tomahawk area with 7 to 8 inches in the two places we fished on a local folwage Saturday and Sunday. With that said, I was also contacted about a snowmobile that went through the ice on Lake Nokomis over the weekend, so make sure to use caution and KNOW the ice...
by mrbrowns
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

We finally were able to get the ice fishing season underway Sunday here in the Tomahawk area. Fished in a pretty well protected bay on a local reservoir and found five inches of good, solid ice. Foot travel wasn't too bad as areas of the bay had a light coating of snow while other areas were just ic...
by mrbrowns
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

A white Christmas might not be in the cards this year as a steady rain continues to fall in the Tomahawk area this Wednesday afternoon. However, the snow-melting rain could turn into an early Christmas present for local ice anglers. Some recent cold nights had allowed enough ice to form on area wate...
by mrbrowns
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz from WJFW in Rhinelander said the last time a brown Christmas occurred in Rhinelander was 2002. Since records began being kept in 1908 a total of eight brown Christmases have occurred in Rhinelander. Good to at least see some new ice forming this morning with lows dropp...
by mrbrowns
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

What little snow was on the ground here in the Tomahawk area will soon be gone as a steady rain continues to fall in the area Wednesday afternoon. In the 30 some years I have been ice fishing in northern and central Wisconsin, I cannot remember a later start to the ice fishing season than is being e...
by mrbrowns
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

So much for hitting the ice for the upcoming new moon phase this coming weekend as temperatures well above average have been in the forecast and it evened rained last night here in the Tomahawk area. In fact, while letting the dog outside one last time last night, I noticed the ground was covered wi...
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

The snow is really coming down in the Tomahawk area this morning as a couple of inches are in the forecast. Warm weather is in the forecast for the foreseeable future, meaning it might be a while yet before the ice fishing season can get underway. A few anglers have been sneaking out and setting tip...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Oh what a difference a year makes. Last year Tomahawk area lakes and reservoirs were covered by about 10 inches of ice by the end of November. This year it looks like we will be lucky if we are able to venture out on even frozen bays by early December. Did see a couple guys out tip up fishing out on...
by mrbrowns
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Ended my 2015 musky fishing season on a positive note yesterday with a 40" fish taken on a rubber tailed reef hawg. Almost could not have asked for a better end to the season as temperatures reached nearly 60 degrees. Worked the bait slowly and the fish hit in about six feet of water off the ch...
by mrbrowns
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

And just like that fall is here. The past several weeks have provided a nice reprieve from what lies ahead and the extended growing season was much appreciated for the garden, but the arrival of fall and the fantastic fishing it provides finally appears to be at our doorstep here in the Tomahawk are...
by mrbrowns
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Air temperatures out at the house west of Tomahawk this morning were in the 30s, which served as a chilly reminder that fall is just around the corner and some of the best fishing of the year is about to take place. But that is still a bit off as this weekend looks like it is shaping up to be a good...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 339564

Re: Living the dream

Going to be trying something a bit different this July 4 weekend to avoid the heavy boat traffic that will no doubt be experienced out on the bigger flowages in the Tomahawk area over the next few days. The girlfriend and I will be joining sports editor Tom Colstad on a canoe outing over the weekend...

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