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Lake-Link Angler's Library

The Angler's Library is collection of educational information for the angler. From tips to educational articles to weather, the Library will help keep you on top of your game or prepare you for your next trip.

Article Archive
Lake-Link Members have access to a wealth of angling info in the Article Archive.
Canadian Destinations
Looking to head to the great North? Lake-Link has some great recommendations on where to go. Check out our Canadian Destinations section.
Invasive Aquatic Species
As Americans, we love to spend time on the water. Protecting these resources is an important part of our overall enjoyment.
Fish Identification
Get to know your fish! Learn about the habits and identification of many freshwater fish.
Muskellunge (Muskie)
 MUSKELLUNGE (MUSKIE) (Esox Masquinongy) 
The muskellunge is the largest member of the Esocidae family of pike. Its name is derived from the native Indian word maskinonge, which has had numerous interpretations. Among them are deformed pike (mashk kinonge); ugly fish (mas kinonge); and large pike (mas kenosha). Unlike its blood relative, th (more)
Moon Charts
Although it can't be thoroughly explained by science, the phase of the moon does have an effect on the habbits of animals. Use Moon phases and fishing solunar tables as another tool in your fishing arsenal to help you be more successful on the water.
Lake-Link's Outdoor Calendar
Thursday September 3 - Saturday September 5
17th Annual Chippewa Flowage Musky Hunt
Saturday September 12 - Sunday September 13
2015 Timber Breeze Musky Tournament
Sunday September 13
anglers Choice Bass Tournament
Thursday September 17 - Saturday September 19
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival
Friday September 18 - Saturday September 19
Lucky Lunker Bass Tournament
Saturday September 26
Hayward Fall Festival
Saturday September 26
Glacier Bass Fall Open
Sunday September 27
Anglers Choice Bass Tournament
Saturday October 3 - Sunday October 4
Musky Tale Resort's Crappie Quest
Saturday October 3
Stone Lake Cranberry Festival
Friday October 9 - Sunday October 11
Musky Fly Fishing World Championships
Wednesday October 14 - Sunday October 25
OUPV Inland/Great Lakes/Near Coastal (6-Pack) Captain's Class
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Outdoor Links
Here are some other sites with some great information for the outdoors person. Choose a category below to view the links. Click here to add your link.
Outdoor Recipies
All these recipies are submitted by fellow Lake-Linkers. Share your favorite recipie. Below is a sampler:
Weather Center
Don't let the weather spoil your next outing. Enter your zip code below to begin:
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Fishing Knots
Avid anglers know that a propery tied knot can be the difference between that trophy fish and and staring at your fishing line with nothing at the end.
Click here to learn them.
Photo Gallery
We want to see your catch! See more photos in our Photo Gallery. Submit your photo here.
Bluegill caught by Peter Knepler Northern Pike caught by Joe Caputo Largemouth Bass caught by Bill Marchetti Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Bailey Krendick  caught by John Ullmann Channel Catfish caught by Uncle D M Northern Pike caught by Noseph Christie Largemouth Bass caught by Ryan Ernst Rock Bass caught by Nicholas Foster Lake Sturgeon caught by Pete Weber Smallmouth Bass caught by George Hale Walleye caught by George Hale Bluegill caught by Sam Hale Largemouth Bass caught by Chris T Northern Pike caught by Chris T
Ice Fishing
Ice fishing's popularity has been growing steadily over the decades. If you are new to ice fishing or a seasoned pro, you will find some great information here to get you started or help increase your success on the ice.
Online Games
Kill some time or just take a break and have some fun playing these games:
Catch And Release
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