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by mrbrowns
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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: 553
Views: 407536

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...
by mrbrowns
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

Got to spend some time out on the water while on vacation with the family this week at the cabin on a clear, deep lake east of Tomahawk. Despite some less than desirable conditions with winds out of the east and northeast, we did manage to track down some pretty active perch on weed edges in depths ...
by mrbrowns
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

Tomahawk missed out on the big rainstorm that moved across the central part of the state Thursday into this morning, so the area reservoirs should be in pretty decent shape heading into this weekend. We continued to target the shallow water last weekend catching bluegills and crappies up along shore...
by mrbrowns
Wed May 27, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

Aside from the rain that dampened the latter part of this past Memorial Day weekend, conditions were perfect to get out and experience the exceptional shallow bite that has been taking place on Tomahawk area waters of late. Early morning and afternoon outings produced pretty nice catches of panfish ...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 19, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

Woke up to a fresh coat of the white stuff covering the ground at home west of Tomahawk this morning. Hard to believe for this time of year, but at least it should be gone soon. Spent some time out on the water this past weekend and found a pretty decent overall bite. Everything from walleye and sma...
by mrbrowns
Mon May 04, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

I can't remember an opener that was as busy as this past Saturday was here in the Tomahawk area. Boat landings were packed on the Spirit Flowage, while I heard from others they were parked on CTH A on Lake Alice and things were awfully busy on the Willow as well. Good to see interest in the sport is...
by mrbrowns
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

Good luck to everyone heading out for this weekend's opener. Expect plenty of activity on Tomahawk area waters as forecasters are calling for some really nice weather with highs in the 70s both Saturday and Sunday. Got out for a bit the other day looking for crappies and found the walleye on a Tomah...
by mrbrowns
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

And just like that the snow has returned and it feels like we should be getting the tip ups ready for early ice here in the Tomahawk area. Got out a few times while the weather was still nice this past weekend and managed to find some active walleye and crappie. The crappie were caught in pre-spawn ...
by mrbrowns
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

With the ice fishing season in the rear view mirror it is time to start targeting open water as well as below area dams here in the Tomahawk area. I've been hearing about some decent catches of walleyes below Wisconsin River dams (Kings Dam and Pride Dam) but haven't heard of too many legals being c...
by mrbrowns
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

Went out on Lake Alice for a little while last evening and had about 18 inches of ice. Boot creepers are a must as the ice surface was very slippery. Picked up about five inches of snow last night, so expect things to be sloppy out there once again as it melts. Used the spud to open old holes off of...
by mrbrowns
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

The Wisconsin River is really starting to open up here in the Tomahawk area.The Kwahamot Park boat landing next to the North Fourth Street Bridge is ice free with one truck and boat trailer parked by shore. Remember a daily or seasonal launch fee is needed to use that and other boat landing on Lake ...
by mrbrowns
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods
Replies: 32
Views: 41232

Re: Solunar/Lunar peak fishing periods

FISHING & HUNTING TIMES Wisconsin PEAK TIMES Longitude Latitude 2015 A. M. P. M. SUN TIME MOON MOON IS Apr Minor Major Minor Major Rise Set Rises Sets Up Down 1 Wed > 2:24 8:34 2:45 8:56 5:42 6:24 4:01p 4:19a 10:28p 10:07a 2 Thu > 3:02 9:13 3:24 9:34 5:40 6:25 4:59p 4:47a 11:10p 10:49a 3 Fri F 3...
by mrbrowns
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Love the front page photo..what are
Replies: 1
Views: 10798

Re: Love the front page photo..what are

You are correct. It is a bunch of wild turkeys in the background. They are pretty common around the bird feeders here during the winter.
by mrbrowns
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

With high temperatures getting above 30 degrees for the first time in over a month this past weekend, we finally busted out the tip downs and targeted the Willow Flowage for panfish. Used rosy reds on small trebles and minnow style jigs in about 13 feet of water and found a decent crappie bite Satur...
by mrbrowns
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 553
Views: 407536

Re: Living the dream

It might feel down right balmy come this weekend as forecasters are calling for temperatures to reach 20 degrees ABOVE ZERO here in the Tomahawk area. Expect to see a good number of anglers out on the water come Saturday to take advantage of the nice weather and to take part in a pair of ice fishing...

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