Fish Fry Day: “Save Yourselves!” Fish Under Attack Sound The Alarm to Others

Happy Fish Fry Day folks! You’ll find perch and walleye specials at our fair state’s eateries today, but here on the blog we’ve got a tiny little martyr on the menu – the blacknose shiner. We’re working our way through Read More …

Fish Fry Day Redux: Video of Smallmouth Bass Begging for Samples

While you’d be right in accusing us of “mailing it in” in this week’s version of the “Fishes of Wisconsin” challenge, we’ll make it up to you by presenting not one, but two cool underwater videos of smallmouth bass doing Read More …

Art Hasler, Bluntnose Minnows and How Salmon Get Back Home

Happy Fish Fry Day! It’s the day that, like restaurants across Wisconsin, we put fish on our menu. Today’s main course – bluntnose minnows. As we tackle the “Fishes of Wisconsin” challenge, striving to write a post for each of Read More …

Fishes of Wisconsin: Louis Agassiz & the Mississippi Silvery Minnow

Last year we launched an overly ambitious project here on the blog – post each week about one of the 183 species on the epic “FIshes of Wisconsin” poster. That proved easier said than done, but we’re back and ready Read More …

“Fishes of Wisconsin” Challenge: A Tale of Two Sunfishes

It’s week 4 of the “Fishes of Wisconsin” challenge and we’ve got some drama unfolding right on the poster as, juxtaposed side-by-side are two species of sunfish with nearly polar-opposite trajectories. The first is also the first threatened species we’ve Read More …

Fish Fry Day: Stickleback Evolution Marks Week 3 of “Fishes of Wisconsin” Challenge

Happy Fish Fry Day! This is the third week since we embarked on a crusade to share a little bit about ALL 183 species on the amazing “Fishes of Wisconsin” poster. We’ve gotten to know the suckermouth minnow a bit better, Read More …