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Episode 22
Northwoods Fishing
Show Date: May 27th & 28th, 2017
Location: Vilas County, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Rob Manthei [715-477-2042 | robmanthei.com]

May is a great month to visit Vilas County in northern Wisconsin.  The fishing can be very versatile, letting you choose what you’d like to target.  Our friend and pro guide Rob Manthei tells us that the warm up that they are experiencing now should trigger the fish after the terrible cold that has been blanketing the state for most of the month.  

We start out for small mouth bass, looking in shallow water, throwing plastics like the Kalin’s Jerk Minnow and casting crank baits into any weeds or wood that we can find.  With the warmer weather a few weeks behind, the weed growth is a little behind, so wood is the next best option if you can’t find weeds.  

After the bass, we move out to the center of the lake to structure, specifically a rock bar, to cast for walleye.

The last species we target are crappies, and Rob has left live bait behind may years ago to use plastics exclusively.  Doing what he calls “interactive fishing” using a stick bobber with crappie plastics, you

 

 

Where we were fishing