Early SPRING Smallmouth Patterns!!

by Free Speech on April 26, 2016

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.


   It’s the last week of April in Wisconsin and soon smallmouth bass will be making beds and getting ready to spawn. I’ve been fishing the Wisconsin River for over a month this year for walleye and sauger which have a season open year-round as do smallmouth on the river. Recently, I’ve been catching smallmouth and that’s a good sign since the “bronze backs” will soon be making their beds and start spawning. This past weekend the water temperature on the Lower Wisconsin has been in the upper 50’s. The Lower Wisconsin River is an excellent spot for smallies plus you get wonderful scenery and some peaceful solitude while looking for bedding fish. There are very few people on the river this early in the year and if you fish during the week you may have the Wisconsin River to yourself! [click to continue…]


Kyakers Go Away!!!!

by Free Speech on April 24, 2016

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

Disabled KayakersOnMirrorLake by Gary N-ski


WISCONSIN DELLS (WKOW) — A launch site for kayakers is closing in the dells, due to concerns for the young campers nearby.

Debbie Kinder can’t believe her days paddling out of Upham Woods are over.

“I’m very concerned, Black Hawk Island is the safest most beautiful place on the Upper Dells, I’m very concerned that we don’t have easy access to it anymore,” Kinder said.

Kinder serves as president for The Steward of the Dells of the Wisconsin River.  She believes the new fence blocking access near the UW Extension camp site is senseless.

“I was just shocked to find out that the fence went up last night, that was real quick,” she said. [click to continue…]


It’s About Time! by gary engberg

April 12, 2016

Tweet                                                  It’s About Time   Finally, it’s about time for some good river fishing and the opening of the 2016 spring turkey hunting season this week also looks promising. So far, this spring has not been very conducive to fishing the Wisconsin River and most of the middle size rivers in the state and […]

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April 6, 2016

Tweet Senator Bernie Sanders has won the Wisconsin Democratic Presidential primary. Ted Cruz starts to nip at Donald Trump’s pant legs has he defeats Trump in the Republican primary. Walker’s anointed pick Bradley defeats Kloppenburg in Supreme Court Race. On a local level Fisk loses to Ness for Mayor of the City of Lodi    Jon […]

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Its Crappie Time…..

March 30, 2016

Tweet   Southern central Wisconsin’s Lake Wisconsin is one of the better waters in the Midwest for spring crappies in both size and numbers. I’ve never been to Minnesota’s famous Red Lake for crappies, but it’s hard to imagine a northern lake with a bigger average size crappie than Lake Wisconsin. Lake Wisconsin gives up […]

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Tracks Of Remaining Republicans Trying To Find A Sense Of Direction In Wisconsin!

March 25, 2016


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Early Voting Spring Primary In Town Of Lodi Wisconsin.

March 23, 2016

Tweet Voting an Absentee Ballot in Person For the Presidential Preference & Spring General Election on April 5, 2016  You may in-person early vote (same as an absentee ballot) in the office at the Lodi Town Hall, W10919 County Road V during the days and hours specified: Monday through Friday* from 8:30 AM to 4:30 […]

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The Spring Turkey Hunt In Wisconsin. by gary engberg

March 22, 2016

Tweet       Turkeys were reintroduced into Wisconsin in 1976 and the growth and expansion of wild turkeys in the Badger state is one of game management’s most successful stories. Thirty years ago, Wisconsin traded ruffed grouse to Missouri for eastern wild turkeys. Wisconsin received 334 turkeys in their trade with Missouri for grouse. The […]

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Senator Ron Johnson Our Do Nothing Legislator!

March 20, 2016

Tweet Below is a letter we received from Wisconsin’s U.S. Senator Ron Johnson…..Key phrase we reminded him of when he expressed that the American voters should have a choice in voting for the “Next” President to choose the new Supreme Court Justice……Mr. Johnson……WE DID IN NOVEMBER OF 2012…..Get off your ass and get to work… […]

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Wading for Wisconsin River Spring Walleyes…..by gary engberg

March 3, 2016

Tweet I’ve kept fishing records for many years and some of the largest walleyes caught in my area of south-central Wisconsin have come in March and April. Wading has always been popular on the Wisconsin River because it has a season that is open year-round and there is good access to most rivers in the […]

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DEAD TROUT…..Canary in the Right Wing Mine of Wisconsin….editorial by George Ferriter.

February 25, 2016

Tweet The image of dead trout in Grant County recently killed by a manure leak from a CAFO is emblematic of the state of Wisconsin right now. The public interest and the public good are represented by the trout and by the once clean waters of Castle Rock Creek, while the stream of liquid manure […]

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Water Utility For Sale Bill Abandoned By Wisconsin Senate….editorial

February 19, 2016

Tweet On Monday night, Republicans added a last-minute addition to their calendar to push a bill to privatize our water in hope that the bill would be rushed through with little discussion. What they didn’t know is that we would make our voices loud and clear. In 12 hours, union members and supporters sent over […]

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