January 20

Friendship Park

Friendship Park

Playground Equipment, Fishing, Picnic Pavilion

Main Page for Friendship Park – http://www.thelandman.net/friendship-park.html

Friendship Park is located on the edge of Friendship Village, Adams Township in Adams County, Central Wisconsin just below the Hydroelectric Dam that regulates the water levels for Friendship Lake.  The Lake is fed by both Fordham Creek and Little Roche A Cri Creek class trout streams.  Directly below the hydro dam is a small pool of water making great fish habitat just before the water turns back into Little Roche-A-Cri Creek which is still a trout stream.  There’s a newer arched walking bridge that suspends over the creek from the north side of Friendship Park to the south side giving access to the winter sledding hill.  Also on the south side of the park you’ll find a small wildlife pond used mostly by Birds, Frogs, Turtles and other Wisconsin Wildlife.

Friendship Park offers a nice genuine park like setting with a view of Friendship Mound (private).   It features sand volleyball courts, barbecue grills, a large picnic pavilion for outdoor parties which you can get reserve and plenty of playground equipment for the kids like swings, slides and a merry-go-round.  So, if you want to spend a nice quiet day enjoying the outdoors doing some trout fishing, picnicking, playing a little sand volleyball even pushing someone special on the merry go round then put Friendship Park on your agenda.

Wisconsin Public Land

  • REM-Little Roche-A-Cri Creek
  • REM-Fordham Creek
  • Roche-A-Cri State Park
  • Castle Rock Lake State Park
  • Quincy Bluff and Wetlands Natural Area
  • Friendship Beach

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February 10

Sprague Pool

Sprague Pool

Sprague Flowage at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/sprague-flowage.html

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Sprague Pool also know as Sprague Flowage is located in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge next to Goose Pool.  These bodies of water are home to Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Brown Bullheads, Pumpkinseed, Blue Gill, Yellow Perch, Crappie and other Panfish.  Sprauge Pool is open to non-motorized boating and fishing certain times of the year; check with the Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center for Details.   Goose / Sprague Flowages along Bewick Road is loaded with birds of all kinds including; Bald Eagles, Canadian Geese, Sand Hill Cranes, Seagulls, Whopping Cranes, Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Ducks Song Birds and other shoreline birds and waterfowl.

Other Waters in Necedah Wildlife Refuge – Lakes, Rivers, Creeks, Stream, Ponds, Pools and Flowages:

  • Goose Pool aka Goose Flowage
  • Sprague Pool aka Sprague Pool or Sprague-Mather Flowage
  • Rynerson Pool #1 & #2 aka Rynerson Flowage 1 and 2
  • Suk & Cerney Flowage
  • Harvey’s Pond
  • #28 Pool
  • #18 Pool
  • #27 Pool
  • #13 Pool
  • East Branch Spencer Creek
  • East Branch Little Yellow River
  • Johnson Lateral Ditch
  • West Branch Little Yellow River
  • Rawson Lateral Ditch
  • Little Yellow River
  • Spencer Roberson Ditch
  • Rattail Lateral Ditch
  • South Branch Yellow River
  • Yellow River

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/necedah-national-wildlife-refuge.html

Sprague Pool Wisconsin

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February 10

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

43,000 Acres of Wisconsin Public Land

Main Page – http://thelandman.net/necedah-wildlife-refuge.html

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is located in Necedah Township, Kingston Township, Cutler Township, and Finley Township of Juneau County just west of Necedah, WI. 54646.    The refuge is a little under 70 square miles of wildlife habitat with 6 Trails, several named bodies of water including: Goose Pool, Sprague Pool, Harvey Pond, Suk Flowage, Cerney Flowage, Mather Flowage, Yellow River, Rynearson Flowage and more…  Hiking, Hunting and Fishing is allowed in certain areas, certain times of the year so check with the Necedah Wildlife Visitors Center located on Headquarters Road.  Not too far from the wildlife area is WI’s 2nd & 4th largest inland bodies of water Lake Petenwell and Castle Rock Lake both part of the Wisconsin River Flowage System.

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/necedah-national-wildlife-refuge.html

Activities:

  • NO Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Photography
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Foraging
  • Mushroom Hunting
  • Berry Picking

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

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January 4

Buckhorn State Park Wisconsin

Buckhorn State Park Wisconsin

What does Buckhorn State Park and Wildlife Areas have to offer?

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/buckhorn-state-park-wi.html

Buckhorn State Park WI is located in Germantown Township of Juneau County, Central Wisconsin on both Castle Rock Lake and the Yellow River.  The park consists of about 6,000 acres of outdoor haven offering a little bit for everyone including the local Wisconsin Wildlife.  There’s lot of outdoor photography opportunities and nature experiences to have if its camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, trapping, boating, swimming, fishing, backpacking, picnicking or just sitting back and watching the natural world go by.  The state park includes miles of frontage and several boat launches offering tons of water activities on the Yellow River and Castle Rock Lake part of the Wisconsin Flowage system.  Castle Rock is WI’s 4th largest inland body of water and is a manmade lake controlled by a hydro dam (creating hydroelectricity) to the South where the water turns back into the Wisconsin River.

Buckhorn State Park Camping:
There are a total of 53 campsites, 42 backpack / cart-in sites, about 3 drive in sites, 3 Group sizes up to 40 people and 1 handicap accessible campsite.  This state park has a unique cart-in campsite giving you that true rustic camping feeling plus some camping areas are open year round for you snow enthusiast.

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/buckhorn-state-park-wisconsin.html

Buckhorn State Park Wisconsin

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December 30

Wisconsin Largemouth Bass

Wisconsin Largemouth Bass

Micropterus Salmoides also known as Largemouth Bass

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/largemouth-bass.html

One of the more popular types of game fish is the largemouth bass. These fish are abundant all over the state, but are found more around the Great Lakes area. They tend to stay in water that is warm and shallow. Also like the weeds which give them shelter. Wisconsin bass will eat pretty much anything; they favor more towards live bait though. I wouldn’t try fishing for largemouth during the ice fishing season; they are generally not active during the cold season. They are a tasty fish that are usually pretty easy to catch.

Wisconsin Largemouth Bass

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December 30

Wisconsin Northern Pike

Wisconsin Northern Pike

Esox Lucius also known as Northern Pike

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/northern-pike.html

The northern pike is a very popular fish in Wisconsin also referred to a “Northern” or “Pike”.  If you like to go ice-fishing, then you should fish for northern pike.  They tend to be the most abundant right after the ice has formed.  It is pretty easy to catch Wisconsin northern pike because they will eat almost anything that they can fit into their mouth.  Northern pike have around 128 eye-catching scales on their body.  If you are looking to catch a good amount of northern pikes, try fishing around the Great Lakes area.  They have been pretty abundant around that location. Enjoy a day on a Wisconsin Lake fishing for Big Northern Pike using typical pike fishing lures, baits, tackle and gear.

Wisconsin Northern Pike

 

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