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Outdoors talk with certified Merchant Marine Captain Ted Peck.
Ted Peck: Plenty of fish tales on the Rock River
The key to any fish tale is to base the yarn on solid fact. Hydrologists say this is the highest Rock River levels have been in March for 29 years. That's a fact.
Ted Peck: Rock River walleye fishing facing perfect storm
We are at the cusp of this kind of fishery right now on Rock River. Fifteen-inch walleyes have an androgynous appearance.
'Handsock' variety is key to winter angling success

When I was a kid, I was notorious for losing anything not attached to my body.

This trait could border on dangerous during winter months, when lost mittens and hats can result in serious frostbite after just a few minutes.

Loss of a...

Lake Redstone a hidden gem
The reason Redstone is a worthwhile road trip is the “fishing to catching” ratio.
Ted Peck's 'Perchanator' a new panfish weapon
Ted Peck's 'Perchanator' a new panfish weapon
Perch are a perennial source of torment for rabid anglers.
Ted Peck: Fishing weather encroaches on hunting season
With the hunter's moon rising across the sleepy Wisconsin landscape Nov. 14, many folks who put a great deal of stock in moon phase and buck behavior say the week ahead of us is prime time to sit all day in the woods.
Ted Peck: Try blade baits to counter slow walleye bite
Ted Peck: Try blade baits to counter slow walleye bite
Until the water cools just a little more, you might have better luck goading fish to strap on the feedbag with a striking presentation rather than a feeding one.
Ted Peck: Nearby management area perfect for pheasant hunting
Ground zero in Wisconsin’s pheasant-hunting universe is a sprawling matrix of grassland, cropland and marshy habitat just west of Janesville in the rolling hills around the little town of Footville.
Ted Peck: Change all around us in mid-October
Winds of seasonal change howled through southern Wisconsin twice in the past week, shaking up the paradigms of almost all outdoors pursuits in the woods, wetlands and on the waters.
Ted Peck: Price County home to leaf looking, muskie fishing
Ted Peck: Price County home to leaf looking, muskie fishing
The catharsis wrought by autumn colors knows no bounds, especially along the shoreline of Butternut Lake.