ice fishing http://wxpr.org en One Morning in March, 1933 http://wxpr.org/post/one-morning-march-1933 <p>It’s May and we’re still waiting for the ice to melt on most lakes in the Northwoods.&nbsp; Lake Superior is still about halfway iced over. &nbsp;But even when it’s thoroughly covered with ice, conditions can be treacherous.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In today’s History Afield essay, we hear the story of Vern </span>Frechette’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> memorable trip out on the ice…one morning in March 1933.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Bob Willging 17621 at http://wxpr.org One Morning in March, 1933 No License Needed This Weekend To Fish In Wisconsin Waters http://wxpr.org/post/no-license-needed-weekend-fish-wisconsin-waters <p>The state is adding another weekend of free fishing and it happens this Saturday and Sunday.</p><p>The state waives fees and allows anyone...residents and non-residents to hit the frozen water.</p><p>DNR Northern Regional Director John Gozdzialski says a free fishing weekend happens in June each year, but instead of boats, you have ice augers...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...this is an opportunity to enjoy fishing but with with frozen conditions not the open water....</u></i></p></blockquote><p>Gozdzialski says it's a great way to get kids involved with the outdoors.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:35:26 +0000 Ken Krall 13259 at http://wxpr.org No License Needed This Weekend To Fish In Wisconsin Waters Beware the Perils of Thin Ice http://wxpr.org/post/beware-perils-thin-ice <p>Intrepid ice fishermen are already hitting the frozen lakes.&nbsp; But unstable conditions can make it dangerous.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Antigo </span>DNR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Recreational safety warden Jeff </span>Dauterman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says ice thickness can vary even within the same lake…and visual checks are not reliable.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:35:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11477 at http://wxpr.org Beware the Perils of Thin Ice