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   Wilderness Fish and Game staff are avid hunters and fishermen.  Not only do you get advice on top name brands in guns, fishing equipment and outdoor sports, you'll get the local insiders view of hunting and fishing in the Wisconsin River Valley and beyond.

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   WF& G's 31st Annual Spring Fishing Expo            Gary Roach, Joe Bucher, Mark Fisher, Tom Lochner

     Thanks to all the great speakers, vendor volun-teers and customers for a hugely successful event.  Like us on facebook to see more pictures.

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                       Seminars

                       Art Helin and Tom Lochner

     Art Helin brought a solid seminar discussing the Top 10 Turkey Hunting Secrets to Wilderess Fish   and Game, Saturday March 29th. A couple  of secrets for you:                                                        1.  Use Scent Blockers(Helps avoid mistakes with deer).                                                               2.  Call from uphill ( Turkeys can see better down the slopes than they can looking to the top)           

3.  Hunt 10 A.M. 2 P.M.  ( Other than shooting a bird right off the roost, this is the best time of day).

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                           Gary Brock, In-House Gunsmith   

Time to get your gun repaired after gun hunting season.  Call now. (608) 370-8013                           

                          Gary Engberg, one of Southern Wisconsin's  premiere outdoor enthusiast discusses weekly topics of interest. This  week's topic is: "Early Pike On The Wisconsin River".                                          

                     Photo Courtesy Gary Engberg

    Now is the time of the year when most Wisconsin and upper Midwest anglers start fishing local rivers for walleyes and saugers. The melting snow, the slowly moderating temperatures, the geese heading north, and the arrival of migrating songbirds all add to thoughts of springs arrival and open-water fishing. But, there is another good spring bite that many anglers do not know about or if they know about it, they are not sure where  to go.

          Photo Courtesy of Gary Engberg

   What I am talking about is the early spring pike action. I am going to concentrate on the pike fishing on the Lower Wisconsin River, but this early action can apply to most Wisconsin rivers since pike are relatively common in the Badger State. The Lower Wisconsin River begins at the dam at Sauk Prairie and flows 90 miles till its confluence with the Mississippi river near Prairie du Chien. The Lower Wisconsin River is bas-ically a shallow river in its run to the Missis-sippi River, but depending on the spring rains and the snow melt-down from the North can have many sloughs and back water areas that will attract spawning north-ern pike. Pike like shallow water locations for spawning and especially if these loca-tions have weeds and vegetation. Northern pike like to shallow at a water temperature  at or around 39 degrees which is the lowest spawning temperature of any game fish that we have in Wisconsin. Pike need to have vegetation for spawning because their eggs are sticky and need something for their eggs to hold on to for a successful spawn. The recent high water that we have had on the Wisconsin River should help make it a good spawn with the high water flooding the back-waters and sloughs of the river giving the pike the vegetation and water that they need.

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This is the time of the year that outdoors people live for because they can now participate in two of their favorite activities, fishing and hunting. Living on the Wisconsin River and surrounded by thousands of acres of public hunting land at the Mazomanie Public Hunting Grounds, I can fish and hunt any day that I want during the months of November and December. The Wisconsin River allows fishing for most species year-round with the exception of catfish and sturgeon. You don’t have to drive to northern Wisconsin or Minnesota for quality fishing and hunting when you have both within a few miles of Sauk Prairie.