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Iowa’s Free Fishing Weekend

Iowa’s Free Fishing Weekend

Enjoy the Great Outdoors on Clear Lake BY: RACHEL WUMKES Fishing, also referred to as angling, is the sport of catching fish in either fresh or salt water.  Participants typically use tools like a rod, line and hook. Similar to hunting, fishing began as a means of providing food for survival. Over time, it morphed into a...

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Iowa’s Walleye Challenge

Iowa’s Walleye Challenge

Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Angling enthusiasts are invited to participate in the ultimate fishing competition.  The Iowa Walley Challenge runs from May 1st to June 30th as part of a state-wide research project.  Designed to get a better sense of the walleye population across the state of Iowa, this...

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Ice Fishing Tournaments on Clear Lake

Ice Fishing Tournaments on Clear Lake

For those “hooked” on fishing BY: RACHEL WUMKES Ice fishing has come a long way over the years.  What started out as people cutting holes into the frozen Great Lakes for the sole purpose of finding food has morphed into a family pastime and/or sport. Although a lot of people DO eat what they catch! I began my research on...

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Anglers invade Clear Lake!!

Anglers invade Clear Lake!!

photocredit: Yellow Bass Bonanza BY: RACHEL SMITH   Early to Bed. Early to Rise. Fish all Day. Tell big Lies.   Clear Lake will be invaded this weekend.  Fisherman, looking to win the big bucks and incredible prizes, will soon pull into town in droves.  With their shacks, their poles, their fancy gadgets and...

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A Hard-Water Angler’s Dream Come True

A Hard-Water Angler’s Dream Come True

photocredit: militaryhuntingandfishing.com BY: RACHEL SMITH   Finally, there’s ice!  It seems to be a little late in the year, but the dropping temps at night have given the lake a chance to firm up.  And the ice fishermen in the area are like kids in a candy store. Ice fishing is a fun, inexpensive activity for...

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