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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

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