|Lake Geneva: A Hotspot for the Golf Enthusiast
So you’re a golfing enthusiast? We’ve got great news for you! Lake Geneva is home to some of the best all-around golf courses in the state and we have all of the inside details on the must-play courses in the area. Each course is home to its own style, unique layout, and beautiful views! Now… let’s get into six different golf courses in the Lake Geneva area that you need to add to your golf bucket list!
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POSTED MAY 16, 2022 2:27 PM
|A Summer Adventure to New Glarus
Wisconsin is full of charming small towns, rolling hills, state parks, and good food. If you’re looking for a place with all of the above, add New Glarus to your summer bucket list. Being a town of about 2,000 people, New Glarus has a welcoming feel while still offering an abundance of places to eat, drink, shop, and explore. It’s known for its Swiss heritage, which you will notice in the Alpine-style architecture, outdoor festivals, and cuisine. If you’re lucky, you might even hear alphorns while wandering downtown.
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POSTED MAY 06, 2022 3:00 PM
|One Wisconsin Summer Event You Can’t Miss
Are you looking for a summer event that you won’t forget? Then you’ll definitely want to add the American Family Insurance Championship to your summer bucket list! Although this event is well-known for its top-tier PGA TOUR Champions golf, there is so much more to it! From the concert and celebrity foursome to the Race for Research 5K, this event is one of Wisconsin’s greatest and one that you cannot miss out on in 2022!
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POSTED MAY 04, 2022 12:00 PM
|Wisconsin’s Best Counties for The Golfing Enthusiast
A little birdie told us that golf is sort of a big thing in Wisconsin. From widely known world-class courses like Whistling Straits to some of our favorite little hidden gems spread throughout the 72 counties of Wisconsin, we are truly best with some of the finest places to golf across the country! If you’re a golf enthusiast, then stay with us and learn all about the golfing industry we have here in Wisconsin.
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POSTED MAY 03, 2022 7:55 PM
|Iconic Wineries Across Wisconsin
Wisconsin is known for many things like cheese, the Packers, and beer…but did you know that Wisconsin has some of the most breathtaking and iconic wineries that you’ll visit? The wine industry covers the state from the Northwoods, to Door County, and even over to the Driftless Area. Sit back, relax, and grab a glass of wine to plan your visit to one of (or all!) of these four iconic Wisconsin wineries!
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POSTED MAY 02, 2022 4:54 PM
|[OFFICIAL RULES] 2023 Discover Wisconsin Calendar Contest
Discover Wisconsin’s social media photo contest is a special opportunity for photographers (amateur or professional) to showcase their Wisconsin photographs and have a chance to earn a spot in the 2023 Discover Wisconsin Calendar.
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POSTED MAY 01, 2022 5:00 PM
|The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Staycation in the Fox Cities
Are you looking to plan a little staycation in Wisconsin this spring or summer? Do you need a getaway that has a thriving downtown, outdoor exploration, state parks, and more? We’ve got great news for you! Wisconsin is home to many great places to get out and explore during the spring and summer months, but one place you’ll definitely want to plan your staycation around is the Fox Cities. From outdoor adventures to seeing art and culture for yourself to having a gourmet meal, you can find a little something for everyone in the Fox Cities area. Let’s hop into how you can plan your staycation in the Fox Cities!
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POSTED APRIL 27, 2022 2:52 PM
|Find New Learning Opportunities in Sheboygan County
Do new learning opportunities spike your interest? Are you looking to shake up your ‘stay-at-home’ routine and learn something new? Then Sheboygan County could be a great place for you to live, work, or even visit! From hitting the waves for a surfing lesson to learning how to ride a motorcycle or drive our Wisconsin winters at Road America, Sheboygan County offers some of the best learning opportunities across the state! Let’s check out some of these great opportunities right here in Wisconsin.
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POSTED APRIL 20, 2022 2:46 PM
|Wisconsin is Home to Earth Day…and Focus on Energy is Keeping Us Sustainable
Are you looking for some easy ways, big and small, to save more energy in honor of Earth Day? Our friends at Focus on Energy took us through many different approaches that homeowners, farmers, businesses, and educators can use to save on energy in every part of their lives! Let’s dive into tips for ways that you can either start or continue saving energy this year with Focus on Energy!
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POSTED APRIL 19, 2022 8:25 PM
|Top Camping Hotspots in Calumet County
Camping season is right around the corner and Calumet County is the perfect place to head for your summer camping adventure! Whether you’re looking to stay along the shores of Lake Winnebago at Calumet County Park or right in one of the state’s most beloved parks at High Cliff State Park, there is a little something for everyone. Calumet County is home to beautiful outdoor adventures, delicious foodie stops (hence the Supper Club Capital of the Midwest), and more for families and individuals of all ages. So let’s hop into camping opportunities for everyone in Calumet County.
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POSTED APRIL 18, 2022 2:41 PM
|Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Kitch-iti-kipi
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|Kwik Trip Take Home Meals
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|Exploring Iowa’s State Parks
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|A Wisconsin Coffee Company You Need To Try!
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|The Kwik Trip App: 4 Awesome Hacks
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|Best Things To Do in Dickinson North Dakota
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|A Summertime Guide to Ironwood, Michigan
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|Grand Marais, Michigan
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|A Wisconsin Peony Farm
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|A Nature-Filled Weekend in Marquette County Wisconsin
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|Bonus Spring Turkey Harvest Authorizations On Sale March 16
- Spring turkey bonus harvest authorizations go on sale March 16.Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Jeff Engel Outdoors - - MADISON, Wis. - Starting March 16 Spring turkey bonus harvest authorizations go on sale for each of the seven spring turkey hunting zones. - - Hunters are encouraged to check the Department of Natural Resources' turkey zone map and spring turkey bonus harvest authorization availability to see if harvest authorizations are available for the time period and turkey zone in which they want to hunt. There are 113,412 spring turkey bonus harvest authorizations for sale in all seven management zones.
POSTED MARCH 10, 2020 1:16 PM
|Passionate About Deer Hunting? The DNR Wants To Hear From You
- At CDAC meetings participants will review the 2019 deer season results and develop recommendations for the 2020 deer season.Photo credit: Contributed by Jerry Davis - - MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's hunting heritage runs deep. If you're passionate about deer hunting and management in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invites hunters, farmers, foresters and anyone interested in deer management in Wisconsin to the upcoming first-round of County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) meetings across the state March 30 through April 6. - - Every county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC). Councils give the people of Wisconsin greater input into local deer management. These meetings are important for shaping the 2020 deer hunting seasons and annual antlerless harvest quotas.
POSTED MARCH 10, 2020 1:16 PM
|Get Ready For "Earth Day At 50" With The Spring Issue Of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine
- A variety of field trips from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin are highlighted in the Spring issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine.Photo credit: DNR - - MADISON, Wis. - As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches in April, the latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources gets a head start on the celebration with expanded coverage of "Earth Day at 50." - - The DNR magazine takes an in-depth look at the 1970s environmental era and the defining event started by Wisconsin's own Gaylord Nelson, former governor and U.S. senator. Coverage is highlighted by a conversation with Nelson's daughter, Tia Nelson, who is passionate about continuing her father's work on behalf of the environment. Readers also can learn how to help to keep the Earth Day legacy alive through events such as Work*Play*Earth Day and other opportunities.
POSTED MARCH 10, 2020 1:16 PM
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|Nurses - The Heart of Health Care
We’re excited to honor extraordinary nurses in our area who go above and beyond to deliver compassionate care. In unprecedented times and with the continued strain of COVID-19, this year we celebrate nurses who put others first and have made…
POSTED JANUARY 01, 2022 10:34 AM
|Terrorism, workplace violence among possible motives in California mass shooting, FBI says
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan identified one dead suspect as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, the other as Tashfeen Malik, 27, his wife or fiancee.
POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2015 7:30 AM
|Q&A about dead suspects in California mass shooting
Co-workers told the Los Angeles Times that Syed Rizwan Farook was a devout Muslim but didn't talk about religion at work.
POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2015 7:25 AM
|Hunt for California attackers: "They were on a mission"
At least two heavily armed attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault that looked "as if they…
POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2015 9:00 PM
|3 killed, 9 wounded, suspect arrested in attack at Colorado Planned Parenthood
A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms.
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|Mr. Brews Taphouse eases strain on wallet
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|Yeah, I Ate That: Peaches 'n' Cream Hot Dog at The Wiener Shop
Attention must be paid, deference must be shown to the weird and wonderful dogs served at the Gilman St. spot.
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|Chat about the German thriller 'Phoenix' with Cap Times film critic Rob Thomas
The talk will take place after the Tuesday, Sept. 1 evening screening of the film at Sundance Cinemas.
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|Coming Attractions: PHOX, Drive-By Truckers, Deerhunter
Indie-folk group PHOX and alt-country group Drive-By Truckers are among recently announced acts coming to Madison.
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|Bingeworthy: Netflix's addictive 'Narcos' trafficks in familiar themes
Netflix’s “Narcos” follows the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, whose Medellin cartel at one point controlled the bulk of the global cocaine trade in the 1980s.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 9:00 AM
|A campus send-off for Rebecca Blank
There could not have been a more fitting send-off for Rebecca Blank and her husband, Hanns Kuttner, than one of those glorious Terrace days that are made for memories. The campus community joined the outgoing chancellor at the Memorial Union on Monday for ice cream, popcorn, music and heartfelt goodbyes.
POSTED MAY 17, 2022 2:07 AM
|A big ‘thank you’ from Partners in Giving
Now that the 2021-22 Partners in Giving campaign season came to a close on May 15, the University Coordinating Committee wants to thank all of the volunteers and donors who helped to make the year a success, raising a total of $2,043,526 to support over 500 charities. Check out this thank you video featuring campus colleagues […]
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 6:36 PM
|The search for how life on Earth transformed from simple to complex
A new NASA collaboration of astrobiology researchers co-led by a UW–Madison professor will spend the next five years dedicating their efforts to understanding how life evolved on earth, and how it possibly could evolve on other worlds.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 6:12 PM
|86 new members join Phi Kappa Phi at UW-Madison
Phi Kappa Phi recognizes the achievements of the most outstanding students in every school and college at UW-Madison.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 5:10 PM
|Cutting air pollution emissions would save 50,000 U.S. lives, $600 billion each year
Eliminating air pollution emissions from energy-related activities in the United States would prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths each year and provide more than $600 billion in benefits each year from avoided illness and death, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers. Published today in the journal GeoHealth, the study reports the […]
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 2:19 PM
|Mnookin brings deep experience, wide perspective to UW–Madison role
Every incoming UW–Madison leader professes to understand the Wisconsin Idea. Chancellor-designee Jennifer L. Mnookin grasps it in a deeply personal way.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 2:10 PM
|Photo gallery: Saturday Spring Commencement roundup
Scenes from the UW–Madison 2022 graduation ceremony held at Camp Randall Stadium.
POSTED MAY 15, 2022 7:43 PM
|Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield meets with students
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, spoke with a select group of students from the political science and African studies programs, as well as the King-Morgridge Scholars.
POSTED MAY 14, 2022 9:22 PM
|‘Cherish your freedoms’ and ‘be kind,’ Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield tells 2022 graduates
An estimated crowd of just over 42,000 people, including graduates, attended the first spring commencement ceremony since 2019 that was in person and open to all family members and friends.
POSTED MAY 14, 2022 8:49 PM
|2022 spring commencement, Day 1
Celebratory scenes from before, during and after Friday's ceremony for graduating doctoral, MFA and medical professional students.
POSTED MAY 14, 2022 1:01 AM
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|Apple will allow some apps to automatically charge you higher subscription prices
Apple has announced an update to its subscription policy that's supposed to make auto-renews seamless but could also lead to surprise charges. Under the old policy, the tech giant will ask users to opt in before they're charged for a subscription that has recently raised its price. Going forward, however, it will allow developers to automatically charge higher prices, so long as they meet a set of conditions. Apple will notify users of the price increase in advance via email and push notification, but it's up to them to unsubscribe before they're charged.
In its announcement, the company said that developers can use the feature if they don't increase their price more than once a year. Further, the increase must not exceed $5 and 50 percent of the current subscription pricing, or $50 and 50 percent of the current annual subscription price. Presumably, that means users will automatically get charged $15 for a subscription that was formerly $10. However, they'll have to opt in for a $30 sub that used to cost just $20, because while that's 50 percent higher than the old price, the increase is also way higher than $5.
Apple says users tend to miss prompts asking them to opt in for higher subscription prices, which interrupts their service. If so, they're also likely to miss notifications about price increases. Since developers can only use the feature if they don't change prices once a year, unscrupulous players at least can't take advantage of the system by frequently raising their prices by a couple of bucks or so. Still, people with tight budgets may want to check their emails every now and then to ensure they're not being charged higher prices than what hey can pay all of a sudden.
POSTED MAY 17, 2022 6:13 AM
|With Twitter deal on hold, Musk says a lower sale price isn't 'out of the question’
Billionaire Elon Musk is continuing to clash with Twitter over the accuracy of its bot count, and hinted today that he may try to renegotiate the $44 billion deal. Musk told attendees at a Miami conference that a deal at a lower price wasn’t “out of the question," reportedBloomberg. Musk's potential bid for a lower price is an unexpected twist, given that the SpaceX exec agreed to pay a 38 percent premium on Twitter when he reached a deal with the company's board back in April.
“Currently what I’m being told is that there’s just no way to know the number of bots,” Musk said at the conference. “It’s like, as unknowable as the human soul."
Musk's potential bid for a lower price is an unexpected twist, given that the SpaceX exec agreed to pay a 38 percent premium on Twitter when he reached a deal with the company's board back in April.
Last Friday, Musk had announced that a buyout of Twitter was “temporarily on hold” due to concerns that the number of bots on the platform was much higher than the company estimated. The billionaire tweeted that his team would do an independent analysis on bot count and also tried to crowdsource bot estimates from his own followers. Musk was later reprimanded by Twitter’s legal team for revealing — in a tweet, of course — the company's methodology for estimating the proportion of bot accounts across the platform.
Earlier today, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal explained in a series of tweets that external estimates of bots are likely wrong, since the platform includes private data in its count.
“Unfortunately, we don’t believe that this specific estimation can be performed externally, given the critical need to use both public and private information (which we can’t share),” tweeted Agrawal.
Musk responded to Agrawal’s explanation with a series of his own tweets, one that included a single poop emoji. Musk also suggested that Twitter verify whether users are human or not by calling them on the phone.
Tesla expert Dan Ives — an analyst at financial advisory firm Wedbush Securities — put the chances of Musk going through with the deal at under 50 percent. If Musk chooses to walk away, he’ll be subject to a $1 billion “kill fee”. But according to legal experts who spoke to The Washington Post, Twitter could sue Musk for the financial damages inflicted on the company due to the hasty reversal of the deal.
POSTED MAY 17, 2022 12:21 AM
|Tesla starts taking Semi truck reservations, five years later
Tesla's long-delayed Semi just took an important step toward becoming a practical reality. As CNETreports, the automaker has started taking reservations for its electric big rig. You'll need to place a $20,000 deposit ($15,000 of it by wire transfer), and Tesla still hasn't narrowed down the launch beyond the expected 2023 production window. Still, this is notable when early commitments have largely been limited to bulk orders from the likes of PepsiCo and Walmart.
The Semi was unveiled in 2017 alongside the second-generation Roadster. The machine was meant to up-end conventional trucking with a maximum 500-mile range, fast "Megacharger" top-ups and a 20-second 0-60MPH time at a loaded weight of 80,000lbs. It's still expected to start at $150,000, making it potentially viable for companies that want inter-city haulers without the usual fuel costs or environmental impact.
As with the new Roadster, though, the launch didn't go according to plan. Tesla has delayed the Semi multiple times, most recently to grapple with chip shortages and limited production capacity for the necessary 4680 battery cells. Reservations at this stage are less about imminent delivery and more about locking in future income, just as Cybertruck deposits (estimated at 1.3 million as of November 2021) helped Tesla secure billions in revenue whenever the pickup arrives.
Still, Tesla might not be too worried about the wait. Rival Nikola is only just ramping up production of its electric semi-truck, and established brands like Freightliner haven't found runaway success with their EVs. The Semi will still enter a relatively young field with both name recognition and technology as advantages.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 8:53 PM
|Peloton and iFit settle patent feud
Peloton has struggled financially in recent months, but it shared a bit of good news on Monday. It announced a with iFit, one of the companies it for attempting to “free ride” off of its technology. At the time, Peloton accused its rival of violating up to four of its patents related to on-demand classes.
As part of the settlement, iFit will remove some leaderboard features from its devices. Peloton, meanwhile, has agreed to license a handful of patents from iFit that involve the company’s remote control technologies. The two firms did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement. “The parties are pleased to put the litigations behind them,” Peloton said.
While we will probably never know the factors that led to iFit’s decision to settle, the company probably had the fate of Flywheel in mind. Just before the start of the pandemic, Flywheel announced it would after losing a patent lawsuit to Peloton. In the aftermath of that announcement, Peloton began a promotion for Flywheel customers where they could trade in their bikes for a refurbished Peloton bike at no cost. At the same time, there are examples of companies successfully challenging Peloton. At the start of the year, Echelon the US Patent and Trademark Office that Peloton shouldn’t have been granted two patents related to its streaming technologies.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 7:35 PM
|Apple rolls out iOS 15.5 with upgrades to Apple Cash and Podcasts
Apple is quickly acting on its promise to deliver some useful upgrades before WWDC. The company has released iOS 15.5 and its iPadOS 15.5 counterpart with improvements to both Apple Cash and (as mentioned earlier) Podcasts. Cash users can now send and receive money from their card, while Podcasts users can have the app automatically limit episode storage based on criteria like the number of shows or time since release.
A corresponding macOS 12.4 update adds the relevant Podcasts features. You can also grab a previously teased firmware fix for the Studio Display's mediocre webcam quality. Apple has also released watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5 and HomePod 15.5 updates, although those focus on bug fixes and performance rather than any significant features.
The iOS, iPadOS and macOS updates aren't huge, but that's not surprising. Apple has historically wound down significant upgrades to its current operating systems around this time of year. The focus now is likely on iOS 16 and other big revisions likely to arrive in the fall.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 6:08 PM
|Spotify is testing NFT galleries on artist pages
In addition to their latest tracks and playlists, musicians can use Spotify’s artist profile pages to promote merchandise and concert dates. Soon, they may be able to use those pages to promote NFTs as well. As first reported by , Spotify has begun testing NFT galleries. The feature is available to a select group of US users on Android and includes Web3 enthusiasts like Steve Aoki.
If you have access to the test, you can view the galleries by visiting one of the included artist pages and scrolling past the song list. Tapping on an NFT allows you to see a larger version of it, in addition to a short description. Per , a “See More” option redirects you to the NFT’s listing page where you can purchase the token. According to Music Ally, Spotify isn’t collecting a commission on sales it helps facilitate during the test.
“Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles,” Spotify told the outlet. “We routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve artist and fan experiences. Some of those tests end up paving the way for a broader experience and others serve only as an important learning.”
We’ve reached out to Spotify for more information.
The test comes as other major platforms like incorporate their own NFT features even as the market cools down. Citing data from , recently found that daily NFT sales are down 92 percent from their peak in September. The number of active wallets is also down by about 88 percent.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 5:35 PM
|'Fall Guys' lands on Switch, Xbox and Epic Games Store on June 21st
It's been over a year since Mediatonic confirmed Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was coming to Xbox and Nintendo Switch. After somedelays, the wait is almost over. The ridiculously fun battle royale platformer is coming to those platforms, as well as Epic Games Store, on June 21st. A dedicated PlayStation 5 version is on the way too. Full cross-play and cross-progression will be available across all platforms as well.
What's more, Fall Guys is going free-to-play. Epic pulled a similar move with Rocket League after snatching up Psyonix. Existing players on PlayStation and Steam will receive a legacy pack, which includes three costumes and some other bonuses. Newcomers who pre-register can claim some swag as well.
It's not a huge shock that Fall Guys is coming to the Epic Games Store — Epic bought Mediatonic parent Tonic Games Group last year. Users have needed an Epic account to play Fall Guys since November, when cross-progression was added.
A new season will also get underway on June 21st. Mediatonic is resetting the counter and calling it Season 1: Free For All. It will be the first seasonal update since November and, as ever, there will be new levels and more cosmetics.
For the first time, there will be a premium (i.e. paid) season pass with 100 tiers and extra cosmetic items. Those who receive the legacy pass will get free access to the premium season pass for season one. A free season pass will still be available with other items to unlock.
Crowns will no longer be used for currency to buy items in the store. The crown rank feature will be boosted with more rewards. Unspent crowns will be converted into Kudos. There will be another in-game currency called Show-Bucks, which can be used to buy the premium season pass. Costumes that are on the way include Ezio from the Assassin's Creed series, along with Mecha Godzilla and Mothra.
There's one more big update on the way: a level creator. This was announced as being "under construction" and, while it won't be arriving any time soon, it's an exciting feature to look forward to.
The game debuted on PS4 and Steam in August 2020 and was an instant hit, racking up millions of players on PC in just a few days and becoming the most-claimed game in the history of PlayStation Plus at the time. It seems player numbers have dropped quite a ways since the early days — having increasingly lengthy seasons likely hasn't helped. However, the arrival of Fall Guys on more platforms, the free-to-play shift and a new season should all bring new and lapsed players into the fold.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 5:21 PM
|Cadillac's Lyriq EV will start at $62,990
Cadillac has released more details about the vehicle and its features ahead of online orders reopening for its highly-anticipated Lyriq EV on May 19th. The crossover will start at $62,990 and just $2,000 more for its 4WD variant. What's more, Cadillac is sweetening the deal by including either two years of unlimited public charging through EV Go or up to a $1,500 credit for a home charging unit through QMerit.
Orders will open for both the RWD and AWD versions at the end of this week. Customers will have two additional exterior paint options — Opulent Blue Metallic and Crystal White Tricoat — to choose from that happens. Customers should expect the RWD models to arrive first — it's coming this fall after the summer production run of the Lyriq Debut Edition concludes. The AWD models should hit dealerships by early next year. Cadillac also unveiled the EPA-rated mileage of 312 miles for the RWD Lyric (no official word yet on the AWD version but assume it to be a bit lower).
The company also announced on Monday that it is partnering with both charging station network EV Go and home charging system installers, QMerit, to help reticent buyers overcome their range anxiety through the judicious application of cash. Lyric shoppers will have their pick of two included charging options: two years of unlimited charging sessions at EV Go's 850-plus stations or they'll receive up to a $1,500 rebate for the installation of a Level 2 AC home charging unit. Opting for the public charging option will be faster (with a 190kW max rate on a Level 3 DC charger, the Lyric will add 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes) while the home charging method won't require you to hang around a parking lot for 45 minutes while the Lyric's batteries refill.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 5:08 PM
|Apple Podcasts will manage episode downloads to save storage space
Apple is giving Podcasts a useful boost, both for listeners and podcasters. As TechCrunchexplains, the impending iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5 and macOS 12.4 upgrades will finally give you a host of advanced tools to limit podcast storage across your devices. You can tell the Podcasts app to only download a certain number of recent episodes, those within a set timeframe (such as a week or month) or only new episodes. You can also disable downloads entirely — helpful if you're using a small-capacity iPhone and need every gigabyte you can get.
The new OS upgrades will also give you the option of yearly subscriptions for paid podcasts. You'll alsoget to browse shows by season and filter episodes by their status.
You may see more podcasts, too. Apple has unveiled plans for a "Delegated Delivery" feature that lets creators send both free and paid shows to Podcasts through third-party providers like Acast, Libsyn and Omny Studio. The move should make it much easier for producers to distribute their shows across platforms — they could make a series available through Podcasts, Spotify and other big platforms while managing content in one place.
Delegated Delivery will be available sometime this fall, and will be free whether or not creators are part of the Apple Podcasters Program. They'll only need to join that program to publish paid material. The initiative is effectively Apple's response to Spotify's Anchor, and should increase the odds that your favorite show is available through your listening app of choice.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 4:02 PM
|Forget rideshares, Uber will rent you a party bus
Uber continues to show that it has grand ambitions that go far beyond the ride-sharing service that it first became known for. At the company's second annual, product-focused Go/Get event, Uber announced a host of new features focused primarily on expanding its offerings in both the travel and delivery categories.
Travel may sound obvious, given Uber's background, but probably the most notable new offering is simply called Uber Travel; its focus is helping you get around when you're not in your home city. It's an integration with Gmail that can pull details out of your inbox like hotel, flight and restaurant reservations and group it together in the Uber app. The point, of course, is that you can then schedule rides for each of these events, and Uber will give 10 percent back in Uber Cash when you do. Uber Travel goes live today in the US and will be available in Canada within a few weeks.
Of course, you may be understandably wary about linking your Gmail account to Uber. I asked the company about what protections they have in place, and a spokesperson note that integrations with Gmail all have to undergo a security assessment and also get a letter of verification from a third party that Google chooses. Uber was verified through this process, and the company also has to follow the data privacy requirements found in Google’s API Services User Data Policy.
Another rather unconventional new service is called Uber Charter. This lets you reserve large vehicles directly through Uber — think things like party buses, coaches, passenger vans and so forth. It's not clear how far in advance you'll need to book these things, but the benefit is that you'll see up-front pricing for whatever sort of vehicle you need. Uber says this is coming to "select cities" starting this summer.
Uber definitely has larger gatherings on its mind with that new features, and Uber Vouchers could be similarly helpful for weddings and other events. Let's say you want to make it easier for your guests to get to an event. Uber Vouchers lets you fill in event details like the location, set a maximum amount that you will pay. Once that's set, you can share a code with your guests and their rides will be paid for out of the pool of money you put aside for those trips. Uber's been doing this for businesses already, but now anyone can use the voucher system.
A number of other announcements Uber is making focus on its delivery services. Earlier today, the company made an announcement that it was launching two different autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles, one with autonomous vehicle company Motional and the second with Serve, which will do deliveries with autonomous robots (the Serve robot is pictured above).
The other new delivery features aren't quite as big a deal, but they'll actually be available to people not in LA. For starters, Uber Eats will soon support voice ordering with the Google Assistant. As you might expect, you simply say "Hey Google" and then ask your phone to order by asking for specific items from specific merchants. This will only work on Android for starters, but hopefully Uber Eats users with iPhones will get this feature as well (or something similar with Siri). Google Assistant integration is rolling out this summer, at which point I imagine we'll get more specifics on exactly how it works.
Uber Eats will also soon be available in a handful of sports arenas and stadiums, as well. Obviously, you won't have drivers bringing food to the venue — instead, you can place an order from the arena's eateries and go pick it up at your convenience. You can skip the line and go straight to pick-up once your order is ready, and Uber says it'll work with food, beer, merchandise and more. This new program is initially rolling out at Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium in LA, Yankee Stadium in New York, the Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC, Minute Maid Park in Houston, PayPal Park in San Jose, and internationally at Roazhon Park in Rennes, France.
Finally, Uber has a few new features specifically focused on electric vehicles. Uber Green has let you request a ride from a hybrid or electric vehicle for a while now, but the new "Comfort Electric" option specifically lets you request a ride in a "premium EV" (think a Tesla or Polestar). This is available for starters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Dubai.
Meanwhile, Uber drivers using EVs will get some new tools to help make their lives easier. There's a charging map built into the Uber app for drivers that shows the nearest EV chargers, their charging speeds and navigation to get there — this should make it easier for drivers to top up their cars during a shift. This is part of a new EV Hub in the app that gives drivers info and incentives on switching to an EV when the time comes. Among the details it includes is a cost of ownership estimate for an EV versus a gas-powered vehicle. The car-buying market is a bit wild right now, and it might take years before you start to see cost savings if you just buy a new EV to replace a functional gas vehicle, but drivers who might be thinking about a new vehicle may be able to find some useful tools here.
All this news comes shortly after Uber announced its quarterly earnings, a report that showed the company was bouncing back from the pandemic better than its rival Lyft. That's at least in some part thanks to the relative diversity of Uber's offerings — indeed, Uber Eats played a huge role in keeping business up as traditional rides tanked in 2020. While none of today's announcements on their own will likely make a huge impact on the company's business, it does help paint a picture for how Uber sees itself growing in the future.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 3:15 PM
|Middleton routs Arrowhead, wins regional
TOWN OF MERTON — Kaden Fosdick wasn’t sure what his next move would be.
Middleton’s 6-foot-6 junior forward darted across the perimeter, then saw the lane open wide. Fosdick attacked the paint, gave a quick look to his left, took a hop step, then threw down a hammer dunk over Hartland Arrowhead’s Jace Gilbert.
It was the Cardinals’ first dunk of the season. It also put the exclamation point on a thrilling 60-40 Middleton win over the Warhawks in a WIAA Division 1 regional final last Saturday night.
“It was a great moment in life,” Fosdick said afterwards. “I was a little surprised. It’s been a while since I’ve had a hop step dunk, but it was awesome.”
The Cardinals were awesome, too.
Fifth-seeded Middleton held fourth-seeded Arrowhead to just 25.6% shooting (11-of-43) and a season-low point total. Just 24 hours earlier, the Cardinals held Wauwatosa East to their lowest scoring output this season.
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|Cardinals load up for playoffs
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|Sun Prairie boys tennis finishes regular season
The Sun Prairie boys tennis team closed out the regular season over the weekend by hosting an invitational in preparation for the upcoming conference meet.
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|Sun Prairie boys track & field wins conference
The Sun Prairie boys track & field team won the Big Eight conference for the first time in program history over the weekend. The girls also had an excellent performance, taking 2nd.
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|May, so far, a merry, merry month for Sun Prairie baseball
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|Sun Prairie track & field continues challenging season
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|Sun Prairie girls lacrosse earns first win of season
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|Korenic wins first PAC singles title
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|Persistent Cardinals win 8-4 over Memorial
The Sun Prairie baseball team wore down Madison Memorial's ace and scored some late runs for an 8-4 conference victory.
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|Sun Prairie boys tennis hosts quad
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Southeast Wisconsin Fishing Report
|Labor Day Weekend
Water levels are higher than they have been most of the summer, and water temps are in the mid to high 70's.
Panfish continues to be the hot bite in the area. Crappie and bluegill continue to bite along weedlines or suspended out over deep water, as well as in mid-depth weeds. 10-12 FOW along the weeds and 12-18 Feet Down over 25-45 FOW. Plastics tipped with live bait, tail hooked minnows and leafworms fished vertically or with slip bobbers will produce, although panfish leeches (if you can find them) will put the best fish in the boat. Early evenings until just after sunset have been best, as is typical for this time of year.
Largemouth continue to run late summer patterns. On the hot sunny days, look for them around docks or slop, or out deep in 12-15 FOW. On the cooler cloudy days, look for active fish in sand/rock or rock/weed transitions in 4-8 feet. Topwater bite will be good, especially early in the morning, but grubs, jig worms and texas rigs can keep you on a steady bit all day. Schooling fish roaming the flats are for numbers, but if you're looking for something larger, find those weed edges along the drops on the points. You'll have to work for them out there, but they are there.
Smallmouth fishing has picked up the last ten days as fish are starting to put on the fall feedbag. Look for them around the edges of the shallow structure like rock bars or sand/rock transition areas. The fish will be deeper than you think they should be in most cases, but almost always on the edges/transition lines. Jigworms, grubs, minnowbaits and small white crankbaits can be dynamite. If you find fish up shallower (say 5-8 FOW) I've been catching a bunch on smaller flukes rigged like a banjo minnow or on the Berkley Max Scent Minnows fished like a Ned rig on a mushroom head jig.
Pike fishing has been slow, but steady. Lots of undersized fish are being caught in the shallow and mid-depth areas. I'd consider moving out deeper and using live bait on a slip sinker rig, trying to connect with active fish in 18-22 or 22-25 feet of water. Spinners, both R Bend or inline, as well as rattletraps or buzzbaits can catch the shallow fish, but small (walleye suckers or the biggest shiners you can get) for the deeper fish.
Walleye fishing has been entirely inconsistent lately. On windy days, they bit great much less so on days with limited or North or East winds. People still fishing at night are reporting some success off the deeper sand flat areas, but a few decent fish are being caught out of the shallow weeds very early in the morning using rapalas or similar minnow baits.
Musky are getting more active, but anglers are still reporting lots of lazy follows. That will change as the cooler nights start bringing down the water temps. For now, keep your presentation on the smaller side. Gliders, bulldogs and cow-girls have all produced limited action in the past week.
Final note: I have enjoyed sharing these reports with you the last several years.
Good Luck Out There,
POSTED SEPTEMBER 03, 2021 11:23 AM
|Closing our doors.
I just wanted to thank you for following this blog for the many years it has been up.
I'm no longer guiding professionally, and my real life as a professor keeps me busy enough that I don't have time or remember to post reports in a timely fashion.
As such, I'm going to be closing down the site very soon. If you want, grab the content for the last several years. There's mountains of information buried in these reports...lots of seasonal trends and approaches that could help you down the road.
The Blog will remain active through the Labor Day Weekend, when I'll publish my final fishing report...and then we're moving on to other fishing holes.
I appreciated the support you provided, was amused at how often I'd hear from people who we're looking for a report that I hadn't put up, and have enjoyed the knowledge and tips we've shared together.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2021 4:04 PM
|Fishing Report 8-7-21
I think the unstable weather, low water and the intense fishing pressure has the fish in a bit of a funk right now. You can still catch them, but you're going to have to slow down, get precise with your presentations, and recognize that it is the middle of August.Panfish are still schooled up in deeper water, and have been the most consistent bite for the last couple of weeks. Crappies are tight to the weedlines in 12-15 and 18-20 FOW, but are suspending off the edge. Bluegills are still in tight schools in the deep part of the basins. Look for them 18-22 feet down over 30-50 FOW. If you're out with the kids, and want action (and smaller fish) docks and swim platforms near current (if you can find some) are holding tons of potato chip sized fish right now.
Bass fishing seems to have slowed down a bit since it was on fire a few weeks ago. This is a fairly typical thing for this run in August. The fish will make a transition to shallow water rock-weed transition areas to forage for craws over the next 10-12 days. Fishing tight to cover, punching slop or skipping tight to docks/pontoons will produce if you're having trouble finding fish deep. Expect the fish to have small strike zones...and be ready to make multiple casts to targets. Drop-shotting the deeper edges in 12-18 FOW seems to be producing a few fish, and the morning top-water bite has been good, but only until about 8:30. I caught fish this past week on a jig and craw, a skirted grub, a jig worm, wacky rig and texas rig.
I don't have any new news on walleyes this week, but the fish had been biting at night along weed edges and sand flats with sandgrass in 12-18 or 25-28 FOW. As we get on towards fall, look for walleyes on shallow areas along deep water/mainlake points. Jigging and rigging with live bait works the best on our local lakes, but if you're out at night....don't forget the number 11 floating rapalas in natural/ silver-black patterns. Fish that over weed patches, trying to make slight contact with the weeds. Tip: Keep the net handy.
Pike bite has been slow and steady all season. Spinners, cranks and buzzbaits will take fish, as will wide wobbling crankbaits. Small pike are still on the shallow weed flats...bigger pike are in 15-22FOW on the weed edge. Chase these fish with a small sucker or big shiner on a slip sinker rig.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2021 4:53 PM
|Fishing Report 7-30-21
First off: Reminder, The Okauchee Tie up is this weekend. You might want to find another location for fishing this weekend.
Second: Apologies for being slow around here...I simply haven't been fishing (around the area) as much as normal. Between the heat and teaching summer school, it has been a busy month. My fishing time has been primarily with my kids for panfish or up north.
Experience tells me as we move into August to look for fish in the usual summer places, but watch for them to have periods of time where they feed actively. The changes in the photocycle and the length of day will become evident to the fish, and you can expect to see activity levels peak and ebb during each day. If the hot, muggy weather is finally behind us, things are set to get great. Hopefully water levels will stabilize and we can get back to business.
I can say, with some direct knowledge that Bluegills are still holding in deeper water, and will continue to do so for a couple of weeks. Look for them to suspend along weedlines in 12-22 feet of water, or to suspend over deeper sand-grass about 14-18 feet down over 40-50 feet of water. Water levels are way down around the area, and some of the better spots for shallow panfish are dry or close to it. If you're looking for some action panfish for the kids, swim platforms or docks that have deeper water under them are your best bets.
Largemouth will continue to come in using two primary patterns in the short term. On sunny days, you can find them around shallow docks, wood laydowns, slop and scattered weed clumps. As the sun gets up, look for them to move tighter to overhead cover, but here will be periods of time during the day where their activity level will increase for a short spell. Be ready to switch tactics as they switch on and off, especially around transition areas and over flats where the topwater bite can really be fantastic until mid morning. Deeper fish will continue to use weed edges and points in 12-15 feet of water, or be suspended over deep water about 6-12 feet below the surface. Some fish are relating to rockbars in 5-12 feet of water. Tube baits and grubs are a great way to target these fish. Wacky rigging and flipping are great for shallow fish. Out deep...texas rig, swim jig or swim baits are your best options outside of live bait on a slip sinker rig.
Smallmouth are starting to move toward the early fall pattern of making 3-5 foraging moves each day. When you are contacting active fish in shallow water, the bite can be incredible. Topwaters, including size 9 or 11 rapalas, rattletraps/lipless cranks or poppers in natural patterns can get you started, but be ready to switch to tubes, wacky, skirted grubs or twister tails as the day progresses. When things are slower, look for them to be just off the first major break in deeper water. Crankbaits in white or chartreuse, spinners or live bait are better for the deeper fish.
Northern pike activity has been slow and steady all summer, and I wouldn't expect that to change. Smaller pike can almost always be found in shallow water around weed clumps and inside weededges adjacent to rock bars/shorelines. Spinners, buzzbaits, spoons, jerkbaits or lipless crankbaist are solid choices for action. Larger pike can be taken trolling cranbkaits or slowly backtrolling live bait along deeper weed edges, especially in 12-20 feet of water. Note that the edge that's usually in 15-18 FOW is closer to 12' on many lakes this season.
Musky reports have slowed down over the past couple of weeks, but I suspect that has as much to do with the weather as anything. For the next run, start to look for them along visible weed breaks as well as over sumberged weedy flats in 8-12 feet of water. This is the early run, and you should look for some topwater or large bucktail action, or in deeper water suspended around baitfish which is perfect for a trolling bite. Action will pick up considerably in the weeks ahead.
Good Luck and Cheers.
POSTED JULY 30, 2021 4:59 PM
|July 2nd 2021 Fishing Report (Holiday Weekend Edition)
Hey gang,Its sure to be a busy weekend on the water, so plan on fishing early and late and enjoy the shows at the boat launches.
Water temps are low to mid 70's but go up and down with the rains. Weeds are about summer average. There's a fair amount of current flowing, but the lakes are still a bit low overall.
Panfish are done spawning. You may find a straggler or two, but the bulk of the fish are set-up for the remainder of summer. Just need some to reel in with the kids? Docks and swim platforms are your best bets for smaller, action style fishing, but shady banks with sandy or gravel bottoms can hold some as well. Caught some decent ones under a tree this week when out with my kids one afternoon. Keep it simple: Rocket Bobber, 18-24" above a small 1/32 or 1/64 ounce jig with a plastic body and a waxworm.
Looking for keeper panfish...you'll need to put in the time. Crappie are on the deep weed edges and suspending over cribs or humps in deeper water. Areas where a weed edge touches a drop off to much deeper water are especially good places to start. Sounded like the cooler temps brought them a little higher in the column than the last couple of weeks, but that may have been schools of baitfish as well. Bluegills are suspending over 35-45 FOW about 12-18' down. Slipbbobbers or tight-lining with live bait or plastics has been working, but drifting through the schools was the key element to success the last couple times I was out.
Bass fishing has remained steady but you may have to work them a little for consistent success. There's an early bite happening on most lakes up until about 8:30am. Then fish are moving into the weeds, under piers or into the slop. They can also be targeted around overhanging cover or weededges adjacent to deeper water. The bite is picking up again around 3:30 and remains fairly consistent until dark. Fish are being taken in shallow water on wacky worms, ned rigs and neko setups. Dragging tubes, skirted grubs, and shaky head worms are catching some decent, but not huge fish off the rock/weed transitions. Deeper fish are coming on jigworms, texas rigged plastics or jigs with a craw or chunk trailer. Crankbaiting deep weed points really took off this week, with suspending cranks in natural patterns being the ticket, Live bait, chubs, leeches or crawlers on a slip sinker or lindy rig have also been catching some fish as deep as 22 FOW on the clear water lakes.
Northern pike continue to bite despite the inconsistent weather. As is typical for this point in the season, shallow fish are still being caught on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and lipless crankbaits around shallow weed clumps on the flats in 5-10 FOW, especially at first and last light. Deeper fish are being taken using live bait, chubs and/or shiners, long lined on slip-sinker rigs. Trolling with spinner harnesses or deep-diving crankbaits in natural or reflective patterns around the weed edges has also been producing some fish. 18-22 FOW seems to be the hot zone for pike right now, but don't be surprised to find them out deeper.
Walleye fishing has picked back up as the weather cooled and the rains brought back some flowing water. If you're going to look for them, I'd start by trolling small minnow baits around the ends of deep points and midlake bars trying to find some suspended fish, or back troll (slowly) around deep weed edges in 18-22 fow with live bait. Once you have them located, set up and jig for them vertically.
Musky fishing has picked up a bit as the water got back into the range of temperatures for fishing. Most of the fish are being caught while trolling deep edges and over deep flat structure but a few are still coming on topwater during low light periods, especially very early in the morning. Look for them suspended around deep water structure, especially the deep end of long points.
Good Luck. Be safe and I'll talk to you next week.
POSTED JULY 02, 2021 7:39 PM
|Fishing report 6-18-21 (Father's Day Weekend)
Hey gang,Sorry about last week, I ended up fishing in the Wautoma area for several days and just forgot to make the post. Funny how many people silently read this weekly scribe and have things to say (not all of them nice either) when I miss a week.
Anyway, it looks like the heat has finally broken and around the area conditions are starting to stabilize into summer patterns. Water temps are in the mid 70's to low 80's on most area lakes. Water is still low overall, and areas that usually have current, may be down to a slow trickle with limited flow. It has been a number of years since I saw many of the area lakes this low.
Panfish are close to done spawning on most of the lakes. You may find some stragglers here and there, but the bulk of the nesting activity is over and there's lots of freshly hatched fry swimming around. The next week will be transition time and you should start looking for (keeper) panfish suspending off the ends of points or along the deep weedlines. 12 feet down over 15-22 FOW is a good starting point. I like to fish vertically for these fish, although slip bobbers can really produce. If you're on fish, but they're running small, try getting your bait a foot-18 inches deeper...the bigger fish are traditionally at the bottom of the school.
Largemouth Bass fishing has been about average the last two weeks. The shallow fish are moving into traditional spots: slop, docks and shallow rockbars and the larger fish are recovered from the spawn. On bright sunny days, fish tight to cover...flipping into weed pockets, or texas rigs on deep weed edges can really produce. Isolated patches of weeds along depth transitions are still holding lots of fish. On the windy days, try crankbaits or spinner baits on edges or transition areas in 8-12 or 12-15 FOW. Downsizing is still a solid bet as are natural colors (browns, pumpkins and greens) for your plastics. Its texas rig and drop shot season out deep, but if the bite is on, go swimbait or swimjig on those outside edges.
Smallmouth are biting, but the bite seems a little inconsistent afte about 9am. Some days you can knock them dead, some days they have been a little scarce. Stick to the plan...look for them on top of mainlake structure and points early and late, and look for them in deeper water during the main part of the day. Grubs, jigworms and tubes...but don't overlook dropshotting along the edges of sand/rock transitions in 8-12 FOW. Weed/rock transitions have been holding a few fish, although smaller ones, who are foraging on some small crawfish.
Northern Pike continue to bite. Shallow fish are actively chasing (early and late especially) buzzbaits, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits, especially on the shallow-flat areas with scattered weeds. If you want action, look for scattered weed clumps on flat areas in the shallows...out deep you'll need to find some baitfish near a weed edge or hump to have consistent success.
Walleye fishing has slowed down as the fish have starting moving out deeper after that heatwave. If you've been catching eyes at one depth, look for them in the same areas but at the next major depth contour. Deep weeds seem to be key, but a few people have been catching them off of deeper sand. On the cloudy, cooler days, rip-jigging, lindy/split shot rigs or slip bobbers can catch some out of weeds in 8-12 FOW if there's wind blowing in.
Talk to you next weekend. Be safe and take Dad and the kids out to catch some fish this week!
POSTED JUNE 18, 2021 5:10 PM
|Fishing Report 6-4-21 (Free Fishing Weekend)
It is the annual Free Fishing Weekend, around the state. Here's an update on the last week.Fishing has been slow but steady. Catching lots of smaller gamefish, but starting to see some quality fish come in.
Water temps are still in the mid to high 60's on most area lakes, and water levels are pretty low. Bluegills are on nests, especially in sandy or pea gravel areas, baitfish are still hard to come by consistently. Most gamefish are coming shallow to feed.
Panfish: Suprisingly, Crappie were the real story of the last week as second stage spawners moved into the wood and reeds and did there business. Typically when bluegills are on the beds, people abandon crappie fishing for about two weeks, but anglers were really on some nice bags of keepers the last ten days. For crappie, look for them in wood that hangs over, or reaches into deeper water, and fish in the branches with slip bobbers and small jigs tipped with live bait. For bluegills, there's plenty of action fish that can be caught in the shallows right now, but if you're looking for better fish, split shot or lindy rigs with panfish leeches in 12-15 FOW will produce.
Largemouth: Spawn is mostly over, but you may still find some males protecting fry. The bite has been slow, but steady during all periods of the day. You're likely to see lots of active smaller fish, but if you're catching fish consistently, stick with it and the bigger fish will come. Weeds (if you can find them) and docks are holding fish, but the bulk of the fish are in the areas where bluegills are spawning. There isn't much slop out there yet, but if you can find some it'll likely have some fish Wacky or Ned rigs, texas rigged worms, skirted grubs, jig and craw, lipless crankbaits and topwater are all producing right now. Flapper grubs around scattered weed clumps is a solid pattern right now.
Smallmouth: You can catch them, but patterning fish has been difficult. Look for them to be foraging on rock bars and in sand/gravel or sand/rock transitions in 4-8 and 12-15 FOW. Grubs, Skirted Grubs, Spinnerbaits, tubes and jerkbaits are solid bets, but until conditions stabilize a bit, expect some hit or miss fishing. If you can find some fish deep, jog and leech or lindy rigs with small suckers or chubs might be the answer to what has been a relatively a tough bite.
Walleye fishing has been absolutely hit or miss the last ten days. Fish have been caught as shallow as 3 FOW, but the bulk of the fish seem to be holding in the transitions or drop offs in 12-15 FOW. I have caught fish as deep as 32 FOW in the past week. Live bait rigs or jigs during the day, casting with jig/grub or jig/ringworm combos has been working early and late.
Pike fishing has been an interesting mix. They have been reasonably difficult to catch when targeted, but anglers chasing bass, walleye or musky have been catching lots of them. Most of the fish have been running small, but a few mid 30's fish were caught this week. Look for weeds that have baitfish in them and then cast with lipless crankbaits, spinners or buzzbaits. Live bait, suckers or large shiners on a slip sinker rig with a floro leader is your best bet. Action: 4-8 FOW, Size 12-18 FOW..Find the best looking weeds you can find and go to town.
Musky has been very slow. Anglers are seeing lots of fish, but lazy follows have been the consistent report from most of the people I have talked to. Stay with it, and Consider downsizing your bait some as well.
Good luck out there.
POSTED JUNE 04, 2021 11:52 AM
|Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Report and Preview: 2021 Edition
As we approach the holiday weekend and the traditional kick-off for summer boating season, you should be ready to adapt on the fly while out for the next couple of days. Overall, water temps are in the low 70's in mainlake areas and to low to mid 70's in the shallower protected areas. Current is at a minimum and after a stretch of sunny weather weed growth is about normal for this time of the season. A few Mayfly hatches have started.Bluegills are starting to congregate in shallower water, but there's still plenty of keepers schooled up along the first deep break.. A few nests are starting to appear in the traditional sandy and gravel areas. Look for fish around woods or docks in 4-10 feet of water, and be ready to move shallower as the temperatures warm up this weekend. Current areas and spawning areas (like sandy or gravel areas) will have fish, as will isolated patches of weeds in 8-12 FOW. Waxworms, redworms, small leeches and plastics are taking fish, but bigger gills have been hard to come by in any significant number unless you're fishing deep.
Crappie fishing has been fairly slow. Most crappies are in shallow bays near weeds, wood laydowns or reeds. Mostfish have spawned, but a few are still hanging around shallow wood and reeds in the usual areas. Minnows, hooked through the tail on a small hook (#8 or #10), waxworms and plastics have all been taking fish. Lots of fish are in small areas, so move until you find fish, and then set-up on them. Don't be afraid to look for schools along weed lines that are in deeper water.
Largemouth bass are post spawn (for the most part) and fishing was inconsistent this past week. People are catching fish targeting them in shallow water, especially early and late, but a few fish are still being caught off the open areas on flats with scattered weeds. It might be hard to consistently find bigger fish, but the action could be good in short spurts. Rocks will hold fish throughout the day, but you might need to move around and let fish reset on them. Drifiting/casting shallow flats will produce a mixed bag of fish that are done spawning and areas that having spawning gills in the shallows will also have LM nearby. What to throw: Shallow water presentations like jig and chunk or craw, wacky, texas rigged lizards, spinnerbaits or lipless crankbaits will all catch fish right now, but don't overlook smaller topwater presentations. Live bait, nightcrawlers, leeches, large shiners or small suckers are your best bet.
Smallmouth Rock structure, scattered weeds on sand and major points are all holding fish. Expect them to be a little spooky, especially in the shallow water on sunny days...as is typical for post spawn fish. Skirted grubs, jigworms, jig and craws, tubes, and soft jerkbaits are all catching fish. Go natural with your color choices this weekend.
Walleye have been active, with some decent fish being caught in 8-12 feet of water. Slip bobbers, Jig and minnow, jig and leech, and split shot rigs with nightcrawlers or small suckers have been the best way to target eyes. In the evening, a few anglers are catching fish by working minnow baits (floating rapalas or rouges) over isolated weed clumps. This weekend should be red hot for walleyes, especially in the evenings, assuming the weather cooperates.
Northern Pike fishing has picked up some and pike might be your best option for some steady action this holiday weekend with the unstable weather. Spinnerbaits, spoons, buzzbaits, lipless crankbaits, or suspending jerkbaits (like size 11 Husky Jerks or Rouges) are catching fish around shallow weed clumps, or at the edges of coves and marshy areas. If chasing pike with live bait, look for them in 6-12 feet, using small suckers or large shiners on a slip sinker rig or the largest shiner's you can find on a balloon rig around the deeper reeds in a marshy area.
has been slow, but steady. There are lots of fish in the shallow water chasing, and a few are even being caught on topwaters, but the most consistent action has been coming in 8-15 FOW around the transition areas of mainlake structure. Gliders, jerkbaits, swimbaits and bucktails have been productive, but many anglers continue to describe lots of lazy follows, so figure eights are required on every cast.
If you're in town for the holiday and want to talk some more specific tips, email
or call me. Got friends or family in town for the holiday and want to get them out fishing? Reach out...I have a couple of open slots next week.
Have a great (and safe) holiday weekend.
POSTED MAY 26, 2021 2:36 AM
|Fishing Report 5-21-21
Conditions: Right now most lakes are in the low to mid 60's...but you may find some areas where the water is substantially warmer. Weed growth is still behind, but is starting to catch up. Water remains low on most lakes, and even after the rain we had this week, current flows are way down.Bluegills Current areas (if you can find them) and dark bottom bays (with sand or gravel areas) will hold the most fish. Smaller gills are moving up into shallow water, but if you're looking for nice gills, try 8-12 feet of water. Regardless of depth, focus on sand/gravel areas for the best success. Leeches on a split shot rig are the best way to chase larger pannies, but Waxworms, redworms and plastics are taking fish.
Crappie fishing has been hit or miss. People are catching some nice crappies, but consistent numbers of keepers have been hard to produce. A few crappies are being caught over deeper water near mainlake structure, and you may still find a few spawning crappies are in shallow bays near weeds, wood laydowns or reeds. Minnows, hooked through the tail on a small hook (#8 or #10), waxworms and plastics have all been taking fish.
Largemouth Bass A few fish are still spawning, but not as many as last week. Topwaters (Pop R, small propbaits and #11 Floating Rapalas) and crankbaits (Norman Baby N's and Rattletraps) are catching schooling fish over open water areas, especially weed patches on the mid-depth flats in 6-12 feet of water. Fish have been hard to pattern though, and you should be ready to be flexible. Lots of fish are schooled up, but with weeds in limited supply, and baitfish schools hard to pin down this season, you might have to actually cover some water to find fish consistently. Grubs like a Kalins or Zoom Fat Albert can provide you a knockout punch in these situations, and I caught plenty of fish this week just working a grub on some mid-depth flats. Texas rigged lizards, tubes, skirted grubs, and wacky worms are all catching fish, especially off the shallow rocks, but as always, if the bite is tough, try a jigworm. Browns and pumpkins have been outproducing greens and watermelons for me. Live bait on slip sinker rigs are catching a few fish for anglers making solid drifts over productive areas, but try to keep your leader a bit longer to keep you bait higher in the water column.
Smallmouth Bass fishing was still a bit inconsistent other than in the early mornings. Minnowbaits, like size 11 or 13 floating rapalas are a solid starting point, but smaller tubes or grubs paid bills this week. Look for them early and late on sand/rock transition areas and target them with a 3" grub this week in a green pumpkin.
Walleye fishing has been tough. With limited weeds, fish are hard to pin down. Slip Bobbers, jigging with live bait or drifting with lindy rigs have been productive, especially when using small suckers or leeches for bait. In the evening, a few anglers are still catching fish by working rapala minnow baits over any isolated weed clumps on mainlake points and humps they can find. 12-15 FOW seemed to be the best before the weather shifted.
Northern Pike fishing was slow, but steady. The best way to catch pike is a small sucker or medium to large shiner on a slip sinker rig with a flourocarbon leader. Drift along the deeper edges of the weeds you can find in 12-18 feet Up shallow- Lipless crankbaits, buzzbaits and spinner baits are still producing.
Musky fishing has been pretty slow. Anglers continue to report lots of lazy follows, so quality figure eights are an absolute necessity. Topwater and jerkbaits are still catching some fish, but with weeds hard to come by, plan on covering some water.
Trout fishing in the stocked lakes and ponds continues to be a great way to catch some keepers. The fish have moved into the deeper water, so tightlining or slip bobbers are the way to go. Watch for them on your electronics and then set up just above them.
Good Luck Out There. Drop me a line if you need some help before you hit the water. Email me here
POSTED MAY 21, 2021 11:40 AM
|Fishing Report 5-14-21
The weather is finally stabilizing, and things are starting to happen. Should be a great week to 10 days on the water, but as things settle in, be ready to adapt on the fly. Fishing will be consistent day to day, but you may need to adapt to changing conditions by altering your presentations.
Water temperatures vary greatly between main lake areas (in the mid 50's) and protected bays (in the low to mid 60's) on most area lakes.Weed growth is way behind normal again this year, which means if you find some good weeds, fish them, especially if they are near a rock or sand transition...or on the end of mainlake points.Musky activity has picked up on our local lakes since the opener, especially on the windy days. A solid shallow pattern has been working for anglers who put in the time. Look for fish on the shallow weed flats in 6-10 feet of water. Scattered weedclumps with visible baitfish or panfish are high percentage areas right now. A few fish are also using the first deep break in 12-18 feet of water where new green weeds have started. Gliders, swimbaits, bucktails and jerkbaits have all been consistent producers. When in doubt--go shallower.
Northern Pike have been using the areas where there is new weed growth, especially on shallow flats or around the ends of points where panfish are staging. People targeting bass have been catching a number of pike ranging from smaller snakes to quality 30+" fish. Spinnerbaits,small bucktails, lipless crankbaits, floating or suspending rapalas and buzzbaits will all catch fish in the shallow water when fished around submergent green weeds. Large shiners or small to medium sized suckers suspended underneath a float, longlined on a split shot rig, or fished deep on a slip-sinker setup are your best options for live bait. When in doubt- silver is better than gold.
Walleye have been active in cycles that match our current weather patterns. Some fish are patrolling the shallows in the morning and evening hours, but the bulk of the fish are holding around rocky points and mid-depth weeds in 8-12 feet of water. Crankbaits like rapala shad raps are catching fish, but controlled drifting with live bait has been the best approach. Slow and steady have been the operative words...keep that drift under control and under .8 mph when possible. A nightcrawler, leech or small sucker on a lindy rig or long lined split shot setup have been the most consistent producers. A few fish are being caught around weeds using jig and plastic or jig and minnow combinations. When in doubt, slow down.
Largemouth Bass Fishing for bass has been spotty with the inconsistent weather and some days are much better than others. A few fish are up shallow to spawn, but the bulk of the fish haven't moved in yet...although as we get some warmer afternoons the next week, that will change quickly. Flats adajacent to spawning areas still have lots of (smaller) schooling fish. Look for bass around shallow weeds, wood laydowns or docks. Rocky areas, especially points adjacent to deep water have been holding the big fish. Wacky worms, texas rigged lizards or stickbaits, lipless crankbaits, and jigs with a chunk or craw trailer have all been producing. Nightcrawlers or large leeches on a lindy or split shot rig or large shiners under floats fished around piers or along rockbars have been catching a few fish. When in doubt: slow down and fish the edges of any shallow green weeds.
Smallmouth Bass Fish are patrolling the shallow bars in small schoola a few times a day, especially on the warmer sunny afternoons. Lots of fish are suspending in deeper water just off of shallow structure or along the sharper breaklines. Rocky/sand transition areas have been holding some fish who are foraging for craws, especially in the morning. Suspending jerkbaits, tubes, wacky worms, swimbaits and lipless crankbaits in a crawfish pattern have all caught fish. When in doubt...throw a grub.
Crappie Look for them around shallow cover in 2-8 feet of water. Tight-lining over deeper wood or weeds in 8-12 feet has also been effective on some lakes. Tail-hooked fatheads, plastics or hair jigs tipped with a waxworm are your best live bait options for crappies. Strike zones have been relatively small, so try to make accurate casts when setting up your presentations. When in doubt-Pink head/white body.
Bluegills are beginning to move into the shallow water on many area lakes, but the better sized fish have still been coming from anglers targeting them in a little deeper water. Shallow fish will be near sandy bottom areas with scattered weed growth, but if you just want the kids to catch a few fish, try fishing around any piers that are in the water adjacent to deeper water (6-10 feet). If you want to target eating size gills, tightline vertically while drifting along weedlines in deeper water (as deep as 22 feet) or look for them on the end of sandy/gravel points in 12-15 feet of water. Small plastics tipped with waxworms or spikes, panfish leeches or redworms are your best live bait options.
Catfish are being caught on the Rock River. Cutbait, stinkbait and nightcrawlers fished around the heads of the deeper holes has been producing some keepers. The area between Watertown and the Jefferson Dam has been red hot the last few weeks.
Trout stocking was a sucess this year on out local waters, with plenty of catch and keep trout still available. Look for these fish in the deeper water basin or deeper pools on the creeks. In the area lakes, they can be anywhere from just below the surface to 25 feet down over deeper water. Tightlining or slip bobbering with small minnows or redworms will catch fish when you find them.
Good Luck Out There.
POSTED MAY 14, 2021 5:00 AM
|Featured Cheesemonger: Greg Upward
"We were all teaching ourselves, you know...flying by the seats of our pants and learning to do it as you were doing it," he said. "It was much different than it is now."
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 7:01 PM
|Crave Brothers: Stay in the Groove
George now manages that cheese production facility, which now employs about 45 employees. Crave Brothers employs nearly the same amount of people across the road at the milk production facility. He is still up every day at about 5:00 a.m.
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 5:13 PM
|Willi Lehner: It’s All About the Milk
So what truly excites Lehner now when it comes to making cheese is a particular source of all great cheese - milk - particularly raw cow milk from cows feeding on clean pasture grasses.
"When I can get really exceptional milk...I drop everything," Lehner said. "That inspires me."
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POSTED AUGUST 02, 2019 11:49 PM
|Featured Cheesemonger: Stuart Mammel
One thing that makes him an attentive cheesemonger is his attitude towards people who may not have as much to spend as an affluent, worldly traveler.
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POSTED AUGUST 02, 2019 6:56 PM
|Brenda Jensen: A Passion for Sheep & Cheese
Brenda Jensen lives in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin near Westby, where she, her husband, three employees, a dog and occasional visiting grandchildren share the landscape with 700 dairy sheep. Those “girls” – the ones who are not producing lambs or currently dry – are milked twice a day and that milk produces award-winning...
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POSTED JUNE 17, 2019 11:42 PM
|Featured Cheesemonger: Shannon Berry
Shannon Berry has been at Fromagination almost three years, now its Floor & Kitchen Manager. She traveled to the West Coast, East Coast, and back to Wisconsin before becoming a cheesemonger, and settling into training other cheesemongers to showcase the Badger State’s most famous product. “I work here because I like food, I like people...
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POSTED JUNE 17, 2019 3:36 PM
|Marieke: Eat Cheese and Keep the Cows Happy
This month’s featured cheese maker is Marieke Peterman of Holland’s Family Cheese, the business name for a very successful Wisconsin cheese brand and her namesake, Marieke Gouda. The busy staff and many visitors at the small complex she has established in Thorp, Wisconsin, 45 minutes east of Eau Claire, show the results of a very...
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POSTED APRIL 29, 2019 7:06 PM
|Featured Cheesemonger: Jeff Peterson
Jeff is a Fromagination cheesemonger as well as purchasing and inventory manager. He has extensive background in farming, food and cheesemaking. He has deep knowledge and passion about all things cheese, meats and companions. After working for a cheese making company in Milwaukee, Jeff started working at Fromagination cutting cheese in the back of the...
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POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 3:45 PM
|Fromagination Spring Cheese Classes
After the huge success of our Winter Cheese Classes, we have put together a brand new series of classes based around the theme of Spring. Starting May 9th for 10 weeks, our new Spring Cheese Classes will take you on a culinary journey around the world, where you will learn all about the various cheese...
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POSTED APRIL 04, 2019 6:49 PM
|Featured Cheesemonger: Kristi O’Brien
Fromagination’s Matriarch Kristi is one of Fromagination’s most seasoned cheesemongers, and its matriarch. We sat down with her and asked her to tell us a little more about herself. How long have you worked at Fromagination? I have worked for Fromagination for a number of years, not since the inception but shortly thereafter. I have...
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POSTED MARCH 27, 2019 10:11 PM