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Fall Classic set Saturday in Three Lakes

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. in conjunction with the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host the Fall Classic of Champions on the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes Saturday, Oct. 5.

Registration for this year’s catch-and-release tournament will take place Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northernaire Resort in Three Lakes, which also serves as tournament headquarters.

According to Chapter Public Relations Director Scott Samu­els, the Fall Classic will see several changes designed to make the event more appealing to anglers and guests.

The tournament is now

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:13 PM
 
Grouse groups to host dinner

The Chain O’ Lakes Chapter and Rib Mountain Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) have teamed up to host a Hunt for Habitat Dinner at Gooch’s A-One Bar and Grill Saturday, Oct. 5.

Gooch’s is located at 6215 Highway M?in Boulder Junction. A social hour at 5 p.m. will kick off the event, and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Registration costs $20 and all proceeds from the event will benefit Wisconsin Drummer Fund habitat projects.

For more information or to register, contact Zuiker at (715) 892-8479 ot visit the RGS website at ruffedgrousesociety.org.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:13 PM
 
Northwoods Muskies Inc. plans fishing event Oct. 5

The Northwoods Chapter of Muskies Inc. will hold an outing Saturday, Oct. 5, as the Presque Isle Yacht Club will be the host venue for a day of fishing four lakes in the area.

A big fish contest will be the highlight of the event, and live bait will be allowed.

Following the fishing, attendees will convene at the Yacht Club for awards and a meeting with a seminar presented by chapter member Howie Meyer, a long-time guide in Presque Isle.

Registration for the event costs $25 per angler.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:12 PM
 
Fall muskie crankin’ 101
Joe Bucher caught this fall monster using one of his favorite crankbait techniques, casting floating deep divers for free-roaming, cruising or suspended fish.                 —Contributed Photo

Bucher recommends casting floating deep divers

By Joe Bucher
Special to the News-Review

Once the water cools and the lakes turnover in the fall, muskies move deeper. Working deeper breaklines with diving crankbaits now becomes a top technique for anglers.

However, the vast majority of muskie anglers do not even attempt to fish this fantastic fall lure. All I can say to this is — they are missing the boat.

Fall crankbait casting is actually quite simple. Once you master it,

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:18 PM
 
State fish stocking trucks rolling with walleyes funded by initiative
Department of Natural Resources personnel used nets to remove large walleye fingerlings from the Art Oehmcke Hatchery in Woodruff to be stocked in lakes across the North Woods where there is poor natural reproduction.              —Contributed Photos

State stocking trucks headed out on the highways last week with the first loads of larger walleyes to be delivered to lakes under the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, a funding package aimed at increasing populations of the popular game fish.

Over the next few weeks, state fish hatcheries are expected to stock out 300,000 to 400,000 of the 4- to 7-inch walleyes, more than four times as many as normal.

The two-year, $13 million Wisconsin Walleye Initiative

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:17 PM
 
Registration now open for Fall Classic tourney

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. in conjunction with the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host the Fall Classic of Champions on the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes Saturday, Oct. 5.

Registration for this year’s catch-and-release tournament will take place Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northernaire Resort in Three Lakes, which also serves as tournament headquarters.

According to Chapter Public Relations Director Scott Samuels, the Fall Classic will see several changes designed to make the event more appealing to anglers and guests.

The tournament is now a one day event, said Samuels.

“This gives our out-of-town participants more of the weekend

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:16 PM
 
Raptor Education Group to begin deer heart drive

The Raptor Education Group Inc. (REGI), a non-profit 501(c)(3) raptor rehabilitation facility in Antigo, will soon begin its annual deer heart drive.

Gun deer season offers an opportunity for hunters to help REGI by donating their deer hearts, which offer a natural, low-fat, high protein food source for the hawks, eagles, owls and falcons at REGI.

“Hunters, instead of leaving your deer heart in the woods, place it in a bag and drop it off at one of REGI’s donation sites,”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:16 PM
 
Piantek, Wallace catch two muskies to win 37th annual Paul’s Pro-Am
Receiving awards in the 37th annual Paul’s Memorial Pro-Am Musky Classic were, from left, third-place finishers Jeremy Bur­ger and Jared Adamovich, tournament coordinator Paul Riedel Jr., first-place finishers Tony Piantek and Jeff Wallace, assistant tournament coordinator Bob Kaczkowski, and second-place finishers Chad Popp and Andy Popp.                        —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The team of Tony Piantek and Jeff Wallace caught two fish Saturday and hung on to win the 37th annual Paul’s Memorial Pro-Am Musky Classic on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes last weekend.

Piantek and Wallace, both of Shawano, beat out 62 other teams and were in the winner’s circle Sunday, collecting the $5,000 first-place prize.

“They caught both fish on Saturday and that held up,” said

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:14 PM
 
Sylvania road system to be under construction

District Ranger Norman Nass recently announced that the road system in and around the Sylvania Recreation Area — including Crooked Lake boat landing, Clark Lake boat landing and the Clark Lake campground and day-use area — will be under construction throughout the 2013-’14 fall and winter season.

Additionally, work on the Clark Lake day-use building will be initiated this fall, according to Nass.

“These projects will address road and facility maintenance in the Sylvania Recreation Area,”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:14 PM
 
Outdoor Women to hike Cathedral Point Trail

The Outdoor Women’s Group will meet to hike the Cathedral Point Trail south of Boulder Junction on Trout Lake Sunday, Oct. 13.

Hikers may use the south entrance into the State Forest Headquarters off Highway M to meet at 1:30 p.m. for the outing.

The hike will be followed by a social time, and participants may take their own water, hiking poles, and a treat to share with the group.

All new and former participants are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Norma at (715) 477-1984.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:14 PM
 
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