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Kurt Krueger

In the Outdoors


Kurt Krueger can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.


Sharing boat space, making new friends
Walker Linboom of Eagle River and August Wang of Milwaukee display some of their catch during Guides/Kids Day, including August’s 141?4-inch monster, judged trophy of the day by the chamber.   	—Photo By The Author

By Kurt Krueger

NEVER am I?more serious about finding fish than when it comes to guiding kids who yearn to catch something, and so it should be for those of us who really care about hooking kids on one of the world’s greatest outdoor, lifelong sports.

That drive caused me to check the Three Lakes Chain for spawning bluegills last Wednesday on the eve of Guides/Kids Day in Eagle River, a Thursday set aside each year to give kids an opportunity to spend the afternoon in a boat with a guide or so-called guide.

The brief scouting trip showed that bluegills,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:17 PM
 
Get ready for the right place, right time
By Kurt Krueger

CHIRPING in the skies above meant an osprey was near and I fumbled around trying to switch from fishing to photography, just in case the so-called fishhawk decided to dive-bomb a school of fish in my vicinity.

I barely got the camera set and the strap around my neck before the big bird literally fell out of the sky, dropping so quickly I lost it in the viewfinder and had to play catch-up to find it. It was pretty much coming right at my canoe.

The shutter was clicking as it neared the water,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:01 PM
 
Still fishing with Dad a half-century later
Pop Krueger holds a pair of dandy walleyes he took with jig and minnow on a cold, windy afternoon last month.                 —Photo By The Author
By Kurt Krueger

YOU?CAN’T call it beginners luck when it happens to an 85-year-old who has been fishing most of his life, but it is otherwise hard to explain how it came to be.

I was sharing boat space on an evening in June with my dad, Leland Krueger of Marion, who was more anxious than ever to get up north to collect some prized walleye and crappie filets for the frying pan.

Anxious is an accurate assessment

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 11:24 AM
 
Don’t be spreading those aquatic weeds
Lake jumpers won’t always find watercraft inspectors at the next lake, so they need to check for themselves to ensure they aren’t spreading weeds and infected water from lake to lake.                       —Contributed Photo
By Kurt Krueger

ANGLERS and boaters are being challenged these days through the Clean Boats Clean Waters program to do the right thing for the resource — and we aren’t talking about just natural resources here.

When it comes to preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS),

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:51 PM
 
Bond Flowage: a scenic, quality retreat
Steve Krueger and Bill Larson pose with some dandy walleyes that fell to a jig and minnow on a recent trip to the wild Bond Flowage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.                                        —Photo By The Author

By Kurt Krueger

BACK in the day when a group of us were fighting to keep piers off the undeveloped shorelines of the Bond Flowage, my personal experiences on that waterbody were quite limited.

All the scribbler knew for sure was that there were few places left with miles of natural, scenic shoreline where a person could recreate in wild country. Darn few.

My appreciation for the few people who put together

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:16 AM
 
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