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November 2011

 Episode 45
Bassin’
Show Date: November 5th & 6th, 2011
Location: Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Guide: Charter Captain Brian Settele [414-559-9238 | fishchaserguideservice.com]

When most people head out to fish, they usually go pretty close to home, which is what we aimed to do for this weeks show.  We head out to Big Muskego Lake with Brian Settele to look for some late season bass.  We are using spinner baits and rattle traps and fishing shallow water weeds.  Matt Bichanich joins us a bit later in the day as we pound the lake all day, for what ends up being a fun-filled day of reeling in bass.  We wouldn't win any tournaments with our catch, but thats not what fishing is always about.  




Episode 46
Lake St. Clair
Show Date: November 12th & 13th, 2011
Location: Lake St. Clair; Detroit, Michigan
Guides; Brian Schram [BrianSchram.com] Pete Maina [PeteMaina.com]

Lake St. Clair is a fantastic fishery especially for muskie, there are miles and miles of weed-lines in the shipping channels that connect Lake Huron to St. Clair.  Pete Maina is our resident muskie guru, and along with our rocker buddy Brian Schram we hit all the hot spots on the lake.  To attack a lake of this size, Pete tells us to start working weed edges at the base of the channels.  Plastics seem to attract the most fish on St. Clair, so we mostly stick to using the tubes and the Medussa.  We also have some suckers rigged up behind the boat, to attract anything that our lures might miss.  With the mild weather, this ‘fall’ trip is a real treat.


Episode 47
The John & Larry Show
November 19th & 20th, 2011
Location: Wolf River, Fremont, Wisconsin
Guide:  Pro Ice Guide Larry Smith [920-361-4996 | walleyeguide.com]

We all know that Larry Smith can fish, but he can also film a TV show.  Ryan the photographer is on vacation this week, so John enlists Larry to help him catch fish a shoot a show.  This show follows Larry through two guide dates, and two locations.  

We start out on the Wolf River in Fremont Wisconsin, looking for fall walleyes.  Larry tells us that the river current is like a magnet for walleye, no mater what time of year.  We’re fishing with an easy set up, a jig and minnow - shiner minnows seem to be attracting the most bites.  Since the water temps are sill a bit above average, the bites come in streaks.  

Our second day we head out to Big Green Lake to fish for Bass.  We are fishing high humps, moving over the points of reefs with breaks that go from 50 feet to 14 feet.   We find bass and a variety of other species all mixed together.  

 

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