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William Schlafer  
#21 Posted : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:31:16 AM(UTC)
William Schlafer
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I used to fish the Wisconsin River from the shore quite a bit when I was a kid with a long pole and can of worms. You picked your spot, dipped your line and waited. Game fish would chase bait fish up along the shore and if you picked the right spot, it could really be a blast. But it can be hit and miss. For every day of hot fishing there might be 2 or 3 of nothing. The fish move around a lot on that river.

I remember a family outing back in the 70s where we caught catfish, bass, walleye, pike, sheaphead and white suckers as long as your arm. Move over to the sloughs and there were gills, crappie and bullheads to be caught.

Good memories.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
snbrd4evr  
#22 Posted : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:24:15 PM(UTC)
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Dude, that's amazing! I still need to get out there and toss some giant flies for those guys.

Congrats! Woot
weiliwen  
#23 Posted : Wednesday, December 25, 2019 5:47:01 PM(UTC)
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I spoke with an old guy who grew up on the Wisconsin River who told me he and his friends would trap snapping turtles the size of manhole covers and drag them live by the tail to local taverns, which would cook them up into soup for he patrons. He didn't mention how they caught them or how they kept from getting bitten.
Bob Williams, "Weiliwen"
weiliwen  
#24 Posted : Wednesday, December 25, 2019 5:52:54 PM(UTC)
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I spoke with an old guy who grew up on the Wisconsin River who told me he and his friends would trap snapping turtles the size of manhole covers and drag them live by the tail to local taverns, which would cook them up into soup for he patrons. He didn't mention how they caught them or how they kept from getting bitten.
Bob Williams, "Weiliwen"
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