Big River Magazine
January-February 2018

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Down the Mississippi: People taking all kinds of trips down the river

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November-December 2017 stories

Chasing Winter Trout

Information on seasons, restrictions, license requirements

Several Minnesota trout streams are accessible by wheelchair.

Wisconsin’s early catch-and-release season continues from the first Saturday in January to the first Saturday of May. Only artificial lures or flies are allowed.


Among Jan-Feb 2018 Stories:

Chasing Winter Trout

A Cold Harvest — Ice For Sale

Julia Belle Hits a Snag


Packing for the Big Paddle

Urban Pirates

Fixing a Feast Outdoors

Rental Kayaks in the Twin Cities

Read our first issues from 1993



A Sampling of Past Stories

Climbing the River Bluffs (pdf)
By Pamela Eyden The Mississippi River valleycould be the best sport-climbing spot in the Midwest. March-April 2017
Climbing Links

Waiting for the Julia Belle Swain (pdf)
By John Gabbert The hard, gritty, expensive work of rescuing one of the finest steam sternwheeler packet boats ever built is nearly finished. Jan-Feb 2017

Effigy Mounds of the Wisconsin River Valley
By Sara Millhouse September-October 2016

Coldwater Cave May-June 2016
By Capt. Ted Peck

Nighthawk Twilight
By Molly McGuire July-Aug 2015

Carp Poetry Winners - July-Aug 2015

12 Great Rivertown Gardens (pdf) - May-June 2015

Sand Dollars — Mining Frac Sand in the River Valley (pdf
July-Aug 2011

Boykin Spaniels and Box Turtles July-Aug 2010

Look down on the river
Overlooks, lookouts, precipices and blufftop peaks

An Otter Kind of Critter