Wisconsin River Cold-Front
Show Date: April 5th & 6th, 2014
Location: Wisconsin River, Wisconsin Dells
Guide: Pro Guide Big Dave Ehardt [414-803-7160]
The Wisconsin River in the Wisconsin Dells is finally open, and usually doesn’t freeze completely like it did this year. Big Dave tells us that the water temperature is around 32℉ when it’s normally in the 50’s this time of year. With the lack of baits these fish have seen , we’re very excited to see what is working. We are working deep holes using blade baits to get the attention of these fish who are still relatively lethargic at this point. As the day warms up, and the sun comes out, the plastics like the Uncle Josh Sizmic Shad.
We catch lots of small fish, which is great to see in this body of water. Dave tells us the larger fish will start to get more active as the water temps rise.
Spring In Canada
Show Date: April 12th & 13th, 2014
Location: Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada - Near Vermilion Bay, Ontario
Guide: Andy Myers Lodge [888-727-5865 | www.andymyerslodge.com]
It’s spring in Canada, which means 15” of snow!
It’s our annual spring ice fishing trip with friends, and this year we’re near Vermilion Bay Ontario to fish Eagle Lake, as well as others. We’ve got our group of friends, some American, some Canadian; all of which love to fish. Even though the weather isn’t on our side, we make the best of our time on great fisheries, and catch some beautiful fish.
We target different species of fish during our stay, and get a few surprises along the way. Jigging the whole time, as well as Beaver Dam’s set up all around us, we’ve got it all covered.
Spring River Walleye Run
Show Date: April 26th & 27th, 2014
Location: Peshtigo River, Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Larry Smith [920-361-4996 | walleyeguide.com]
Every spring the walleyes make a run up various rivers to spawn. A high percentage of fish spawn in rivers, and if you know when they are moving, you can have a great day on the water. With the large concentration of fish in the Peshtigo River, we have a great opportunity to catch the gigantic walleye that are swimming by on their way to the spawning area.
This year the river is extremely high, so Larry puts us on the corners of the river, where there is a bit of a current break. He also goes on to say all the rain and snow melt is creating a lot of current, and current equals fish. The walleyes we are catching aren’t quite ready to spawn yet, so they are just stopping to rest and get a quick easy meal before they head further upstream.
Our setup is relatively simple, we anchor and cast out into the current. We’re using a jig with live bait or Kalin’s baits, either the Grub or Sizmic Grub. The key is to keep bottom contact, and have a slow presentation. If you can’t do both of those, you’ll find yourself behind in the fish count compared to your buddies in the boat.