Off The Reel: Two Rounds of Shock and Awe with Bass-Walleye Crew

by Riley Steinbrenner “Just a little bit more!” UW-Madison undergrad, Ishita Aghi, yelled from the front end of the electrofishing boat as Matt Chotlos, another UW undergrad, slowly backed up the only diesel fleet truck on station until the hitch Read More …

Off The Reel: Sampling “Trout Tower” with Sydney & Camryn

by Riley Steinbrenner It was 7:50 when I woke up one Friday morning to my phone’s alarm blaring the most obnoxious tone available via iOS. EEE-EEE-EEE. After realizing I indeed wasn’t on a submarine at war in the middle of Read More …

Off The Reel: A “Bog Baptism” with Kaela

by Riley Steinbrenner Her first day on the job, I found my housemate Kaela Amundson—a microbiology undergraduate at UW-Madison—hunched over a blacktop counter in the station’s main lab next to a cranking, electric-mixer-sized machine that sounded like it belonged in Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: Bog Walks, Lab Work & Wild Rice

by Riley Steinbrenner Week One One of the first things I did up north was walk on water–well, on a bog, that is! TLS Interim Director Susan Knight took CFL outreach/communications specialist Adam Hinterthuer and me out to “Why Not” Read More …