No ski lessons. No beginners allowed. All ungroomed terrain. Averaging 273 inches per year, Mount Bohemia is a snow-covered haven for seasoned skiers, eschewing bunny slopes for 500-plus acres with two chair lifts filled with 90 runs—most of which are rated for experts. The mountain's 900-foot vertical drop, noted for being the tallest in the midwest, has won it many fans, including MSN Travel, which named it on its list of 10 Undiscovered Ski Spots in 2006. They were also rated number one for best powder skiing east of the rockies by Powder Magazine.
For the past 29 years, John and Loie Laimon have proudly contributed to the tight-knit fishing community that surrounds them by running their own fishing-and-bait business. Whether they are selling U.S.-made, handcrafted baits or other handpicked products, renting pontoons for small groups, or winterizing boat motors by fastening Santa hats to them, the Laimons approach each service personably and attentively. This approach has helped them grow to two locations on Pewaukee Lake.
Sussex's Menomonee Falls Rod & Gun Club is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So this weekend, don't do the same old thing. Head to Menomonee Falls Rod & Gun Club!
Unbelievable fishing stories are bit cliche in our culture, but here's one that's entirely true: Every year, some 20,000 people descend upon the Wisconsin Fishing Expo to check out the latest gear, attend lectures, and just have a good time with likeminded individuals. This event began more than three decades ago, when it was still known as The Madison Fishing Expo. Here are a few ways the three-day event is keeping the tradition alive:
Hundreds of exhibitors show off everything you'd need to stock a dream boat or tackle box, from today's leading rods to hard-to-find lures.
Youth attractions such as minnow races, casting lessons, and a trout pond help build the next generation of anglers.
Experts give seminars on subjects as broad as their most memorable fishing trips and as specific as how to fish for Spring salmon on Lake Michigan using the lightest gear possible.
A live band plays music, though there's no guarantee of walleye-themed lyrics.