Category Archives: Outdoors

Bullheads still fun to catch

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer July 19, 2018 Stevens Point—When I was a little kid my brother and I would stay overnight at my grandparents’ house and for fun they would take us out fishing. Not having a boat, their go to was taking us to places like the Big Eau Pleine for shore fishing. … Read More »

Bluegills Missed the Spawn

Scott Stankowski-Senior Outdoor Writer 7-5-18 Stevens Point— The weather has been consistently inconsistent this year and if you are trying to make plans on what to do and what to wear good luck.  You may as well plan for a little bit of everything from dry to rain monsoons and from cool weather to record… Read More »

Birders paradise now

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer May 3, 2018 Stevens Point— The 2018 spring season will be here today and gone tomorrow with the way the weather is going.  In looking at my phenology journal writings that I keep track of we are certainly not at a ‘normal’ spring.  It will be summer before… Read More »

Fishing barge fun

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer April 19, 2018 Genoa, WI— I was bored one day and decided to randomly search some fish reports on Lake-Link.  I came across a report about fishing barges on the Mississippi River.  I had never heard about this phenomenon and further looked into it. There are a variety… Read More »

Fishing team helps others with their passion

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer March 3, 2018 Oshkosh—The 11th annual Battle On Bago took place this past weekend at Menomonee Park in Oshkosh with a record crowd.  Weather and ice conditions were the best they have been all year and the ice averaged about 22 inches thick. Anglers hit up the lakes of Winneconne,… Read More »

Arming teachers is dumb

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer February 27, 2018 Stevens Point— I remember when I was in high school hearing of schools having a police officer at school.  It seemed strange, it did not belong.  Soon an officer became a part time fixture at many schools.  Today they are often a mainstay in our schools and… Read More »

Rapids CO-OP places second at state meet

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski-Senior Outdoor Writer 2-19-18 Minocqua—  The high school ice fishing circuit known as WIFA or the Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association held its annual ice fishing championship on Lake Minocqua and a portion of Lake Tomahawk this past Saturday. The Wisconsin Rapids CO-OP ice fishing team defending three straight previous titles came out… Read More »

A quest for a trophy brown trout

Austin Stankowski Junior Outdoor Writer January 25, 2018 Milwaukee- For months I had been on a quest to catch a trophy brown trout ice fishing.   It was something that soon consumed me.  I began to learn the ins and outs of it and realized it was not as easy as I first thought. I figured… Read More »