Jamie Bistodeau and McKayla Osbourne were guided by Brian Osbourne during a Youth Turkey Hunt in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Luke Annear and Len Harris fished locally recently. Luke is a recent convert from a spinning rod to a fly rod. Luke caught the biggest trout of his life, this nice rainbow. Luke landed 25 trout and Len landed 20 in four hours of fishing. (Photo by Len Harris)
"Big gators like this are a blast to catch," said outdoors columnist Mark Walters, who caught this huge northern pike on the Mississippi River near Trempealeau on Jan. 29.
44-inch northern pike
Curtis Fischer of Eastman was tip-up fishing on the Mississippi River with friends recently. They caught several nice fish, with the show stopper being this 40-inch, 19-pound northern pike. Fischer was using a shiner as bait.
Kaiden Olson and Joe Chadwick of Soldiers Grove were fishing on the Mississippi River Jan. 16 with tip ups. They each scored a nice pike. Kaiden is 6 years old and the son of Sarah Olson of Soldiers Grove.
Area fisherman Joe Chadwick holds up a pair of 30"+ brown trout.
A pair of Prairie du Chien area fishermen caught this 72lb catfish on a bankpole in the Mississippi River this summer (2012).