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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.
Lake Trout
 LAKE TROUT (Salvelinus Namaycush) 
The lake trout is one of the largest members of the Salmonidae family, which encompasses salmon, trout, charr, and whitefish. This fish is not actually a "trout" but a charr, and thus a close relative of the brook trout and the arctic charr. It probably should be known as "lake charr," but the whole (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
Saturday June 13
Ritz Bass Open
Thursday June 25 - Sunday June 28
Hayward Musky Festival
Friday June 26 - Sunday June 28
Hayward Lions Fishing Contest
Saturday July 11 - Sunday July 12
Fishing Has No Boundaries, Madison Chapter
Friday July 17 - Sunday July 19
LCO Honor the Earth Pow Wow
Thursday July 23 - Saturday July 25
Lumberjack World Championships
Thursday August 13 - Sunday August 16
Sawyer County Fair
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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.
Walleye caught by jack ames Walleye caught by jack ames Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Tyler Andrews Walleye caught by Steven Bartels Walleye caught by Jim Dugo Largemouth Bass caught by Matt Stearns Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Dan Nelson Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Eric Largemouth Bass caught by will zahn Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Will Zahn Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Will Zahn Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Josh Hibberd  caught by Linda Mittnacht Northern Pike caught by Jim Drabek Black Crappie caught by John Cann
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:
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