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Battle of the Ponds 2014

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Ever been to a fishing club meeting?  Notice anything?  Maybe a lack of younger anglers?  Who is going to keep the conservation going after we are to old to cast a line?  For the last 4 years I have organized a scout fishing derby on the Wisconsin free fishing weekend.  Having it on the free fishing weekend allows those families to fish that normally don't or can't fish.  It started with just the Cub Scouts of Pack of 39.  Then we invited the Girl Scouts of Troop 2825 (they won the first year we invited them).  This year we are inviting other area Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops to join in the fun.  We are expecting 40-100 kids fired up and ready to fish.
I give out a rod and reel combo as a prize for the biggest fish caught in 4 different classes.

Cub ScoutGirl ScoutBoy ScoutNon-Scouter YouthAs always I am happy to take prize donations from local companies.  We hand them out to kids that show good conservation ethics, determination, a helping hand for less experienced angl…

Iowa Hawg Hunt 2014

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Aprils musky outing with the Capital City Muskies chapter of Muskies Inc. has always been a bit of a crap shoot.  In 2012 we arrived to sideways blowing snow and 18 degree weather.  In 2013 the local small town bar got the best of us the night before the event and long story short we weren't firing on all cylinders in the morning.  2014 found me flying solo and working the shore in what turned out to be perfect weather.I started out on the far side of Pleasant Creek lake casting from shore.  I was throwing Echotails with the leader clipped in the front hole on the lure to make it swim higher in the water column like a crankbait.  Well this didn't work, the idea not the lure.  The Echotail performed flawlessly the problem was Pleasant Creek lakes entire shoreline is filled with riff-raff rock.  Being a man made lake the rocks cover the shoreline and shallows causing me to lose 3 of my 2 1/2 oz. Echotail lures.  Not to worry I had just picked up some new lures and was itching to…

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