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Mark Schram's website,, has launched a Master Angler program specific to the Winnebago System beginning on January 1, 2014.

The Winnebago system is host to over 100 species of fish, many which grow into trophy classes. The Winnebago Master Angler program will recognized anglers who catch fish that exceed the minimum standards of trophy game fish representative of the Winnebago system. The program consist of two tiers: one which pertains to adult anglers, and a second for youth 15 and younger.

Once the application for a qualified fish has been received at, it will be judge to be credible and a certificate will be awarded to the angler, honoring their accomplishments. A special notation will be placed on the certificate if the fish was a catch-and-release fish.

Read more about the program.

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Mark Schram is an avid tournament fisherman, focusing most of his efforts on the Winnebago System in East Central Wisconsin. Mark's blog will focus on the current fishing conditions and selected topics related to the Lake Winnebago region, outdoor sports and life in general. As an angler, he ultimately strives to educate new and established fishermen on the joys of nature. Mark is the founder of, a published outdoor writer and an active member of many fishing organizations including the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA #182).

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