June 28, 2020 0

LAKE ELIZABETH (Lower Twin) Kenosha County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      Southern Wisconsin has so many good lakes to fish that it would be a tough call to pick “the best one”. If I did, certainly Lake Elizabeth in Kenosha County would be close to the top of my list. Lake Elizabeth, also called Lower…


June 27, 2020 0

HOOKER LAKE Kenosha County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      Hooker Lake is typical of the hundreds of small, relatively featureless, drainage lakes that dot the countryside of southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois. Commonly these lakes are shallow, about 30-feet deep or less, dishpan shaped, and less than 150-acres in size. Although these lakes lack the…


June 16, 2020 0

The likeness of the boat in this picture was so strikingly similar to my first boat that I had to sit down and write this little story about it. Mary Louise O’Sullivan gave me permission to use a copy of her painting “Old Green Rowboat” for this article. I find her paintings amazing and astonishingly…

PLANNING YOUR CANADA FISHING ADVENTURE By Ken Poor      Canada offers a wide variety of spectacular fishing opportunities. Each year thousands of fishermen from across the United States head to Ontario in anticipation of the fishing experience of a lifetime. Many of the finest multi-species lakes in the world are located there. On some lakes…


March 14, 2020 0

LAUDERDALE CHAIN Walworth County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      A chain of lakes is basically a series of lakes connected together by navigable channels. Typically, each lake in a chain will have its own personality or more correctly stated, “variety of fishable features”. Any lake with a wide variety of lake features provides the most…


March 14, 2020 0

FLIPPING AND PITCHING By Ken Poor      Flipping and pitching are two casting techniques that are used when bass are inactive or holding close to cover and you need to put your lure right in front of their nose. Both techniques are great for bass that are in hard to reach places such as the…


March 14, 2020 0

FISHING DEEP WEED EDGES By Ken Poor      In the summer, when water temperatures peak bass will move out of the warm water shoreline shallows to the cooler water along the deep weed edges. Bass will move up and down the deep weed edge depending on various conditions including, wind, water temperature, light, water clarity,…


March 14, 2020 0

Northern pike are plentiful on Center Lake. I watched this young man catch this pike on a plastic worm close to the launch ramp.


March 14, 2020 0

PANFISH OR BREAM? By Ken Poor     Last week’s warm weather raised the water temperatures on many lakes into the prime range for the bluegill spawn. While this is a relatively late start, compared to past years and more normal seasons, it is a great time to target these great tasting panfish.      Actually, bluegill…


March 14, 2020 0

LATE ICE PANFISH By Ken Poor      The normal pattern for icefishing is fast action at early ice, slower action during January and February, then back to the fast action until ice-out. Late season ice fishing always provides good numbers and larger than average fish. As this year’s icefishing season winds down – whether you…


March 7, 2020 0

ICE FISHING BASICS By Ken Poor      Ice fishing season is just around the corner. First ice normally provides some of the best action of the ice fishing season. By mid-December ice begins to form on the lakes in Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin and by the end of the month most of our area…


March 7, 2020 0

To rig the Wacky Worm, stick the point of the hook through the middle of the plastic worm. The worm should rest in the bend of the hook as pictured and should not overfill the hook gap.