Boating

Jim Montgomery

An outboard motor hung on the back of a well used fishing boat is an iconic symbol of summer in the Northwoods.  For years in the Northcentral Wisconsin lakes country of Oneida and Vilas counties, if someone had an outboard motor in need of repair, there was no question of where to take it - Duke’s Outboards.  Dukes was a Northwoods institution for more than 60 years. 

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Boaters can expect to see local volunteers at Northwoods boat landings this weekend wondering if your live well has been "drained".

The "Draining Campaign" is a statewide initiative to get anglers to not take water from lake to lake.

Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Michele Sadauskas says the effort started here...