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by mrbrowns
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

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: 561
Views: 447779

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: 561
Views: 447779

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: 561
Views: 447779

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...
by mrbrowns
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

If you're looking for some fun this weekend, I recommend going after crappies on the Wisconsin River flowage. The fish should be pretty active before the cold front moves in this Sunday. The best way to catch these slab crappies is by using tip-downs (available at Chuck's Bait Shop in Tomahawk) - I'...
by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Nice job Holly Paulson in catching this dandy 29 1/2-inch walleye from a Tomahawk fishing hole on Jan. 27. A trophy for you and motivation for the rest!
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by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

What a fun weekend in the Northwoods. Congrats to all those who did well in the Alice in Winterland and Pelican ice fishing contests. This upcoming weekend offers another opportunity for families to get involved in the sport of angling as Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited Inc. hosts its annual Kid's Free I...
by mrbrowns
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 43984

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

February 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 5> - 9:25-11:25/ 9:51-11:51 Wed 6N - 10:13-12:13/ 10:39-12:39 Thu 7N - 11:02-1:02/ 11:32-1:32 Fri 8> - 11:52-1:52/ ---------- Sat 9 - 12:...
by mrbrowns
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

BRRRRRRRR. On Monday I was out on Lake Alice catching crappies. Now today, you couldn't promise me my limit to get me out on the lake. Last night it got down to -19 with wind chills in the -60 range, and it hasn't warmed up much since. Fortunately, it sounds like the temps are going to rebound nicel...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Tomahawk's two main ice fishing contests are sure to offer plenty of fish and fun for the entire family. On Feb. 2, the Lake Alice Association will kick things off with its annual Alice in Winterland fishing tournament from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three largest fish caug...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 43984

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

Moderator Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:01 am Posts: 56 Location: Tomahawk January 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 Tues 15Q - 4:17-6:17/ 4:41-6:41 Wed 16 - 5:07-7:07/ 5:34-7:34 Thu 17 ...
by mrbrowns
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

The Seattle Seahawk's defense wasn't the only thing getting repeatedly drove on in the state this past weekend. Lakes across the Northwoods are now in decent shape for vehicle travel. Fishing conditions were less than ideal Friday and Sunday, but my Saturday morning game plan to travel to find activ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Got a nice reminder of what makes the Northwoods so special while fishing walleyes on Lake Alice Sunday night. Just after dark I heard a pack of coyotes playing just down the shoreline from where I had my tip-ups set. Moments later, the howling was matched by another pack of animals from some distan...
by mrbrowns
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Vehicle travel is very limited on local lakes and reservoirs as a good deal of slush remains under several inches of snow. I checked a couple of boat landings in the Tomahawk area Dec. 31 and saw very few signs of people driving vehicles on Lake Mohawksin, Lake Alice or the Spirit. Mostly ATV and sn...
by mrbrowns
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Here's a picture of a 27-inch walleye that I released on the Big Arb last weekend. Along with a mess of perch, this fish was caught fishing shallow weeds.

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by mrbrowns
Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Action out on the Big Arb was exceptional Saturday evening before the big storm came blasting in - we got dumped on big time here in Tomahawk. Using grubs in a weed covered bay, I was able to catch a nice mess of decent sized perch. The walleyes moved in later in the afternoon, and I caught and rele...
by mrbrowns
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Happy Holidays to everyone, and safe travels to those who will be on the road or in the air this weekend!
We got the white Christmas, so along with an end to the war, I'm now dreaming of a 30-inch walleye. Looks like I might have to go spend some time on the Spirit Flowage.
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Old Scout, The reason I asked the DNR warden whether it is legal to watch tip-ups from the cabin is precisely because of Sunday afternoon fishing. It has been a blast killing two birds with one stone this winter, while watching the Packers destroy rivals and looking out the window for flying flags. ...
by mrbrowns
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

My latest and last ice report this year is simply that there is a lot of it. It's been several years since I can recall such a cold start to the winter. I've heard of people already driving vehicles on lakes when only a few weeks back we were talking about first ice. Normally I'd spend the first cou...
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Wow Steve, I'd like to see a picture of your 62-inch pike. I'm not sure I've ever seen one that big. Many anglers took to the ice for the first time this past weekend. I had 6-inches where I was fishing on Lake Alice - both in shallow and in deeper water along the channel. I recommend people still u...
by mrbrowns
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

If anyone would like to know current ice conditions on individual lakes in the Tomahawk area, let me know and I'll try to get you an update. Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk finally froze completely over last night. Lake Alice has been froze over for some time and, while I haven't actually checked it, I u...
by mrbrowns
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Thanks ToddC. It looks like that will be my last musky this year. I had to chip the boat out of the lake yesterday, so my season is officially over. In total, I ended the year with six 40+ fish and several 30 inch muskies. Not too bad for my first serious year of musky hunting. I have to thank Tomah...
by mrbrowns
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

Well, the ice fishing season is now officially underway across the Northwoods as windless bays are covered with a couple inches of ice. Anglers were fishing at Bradley Park in Tomahawk, and others have been reported venturing out on other secluded bays. On an ice checking trip yesterday, neither Big...
by mrbrowns
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

My musky fishing updates are on the verge of becoming ice fishing reports, since the ice shelves on Lake Alice are growing more and more each day (though the ice is still by no means safe to walk on up here.) On Saturday I landed a 42-inch football-shaped hog using a brown/orange Uptown Dog. I caugh...
by mrbrowns
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 561
Views: 447779

Re: Living the dream

For me, this past week's musky bite was pretty low key. However, one dedicated musky prowler I know hooked into and lost a monster of a fish out on Lake Mohawksin. I know it must have been a big fish, since he doesn't bat an eye at anything under 50 inches. After a few evenings of fishing out on Lak...

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