April 2019

Episode 14

Early Spring Walleyes in Peshtigo

Show Date: April 6th & 7th, 2019

Location: Bay of Green Bay; Peshtigo,Wisconsin

Guide: Brett Jolly [715-581-5678 | captainjollycharters.com]

This ice is finally receding on the Bay of Green Bay, and we wanted to get out and see if the walleyes are biting in the river mouths.  Captain Brett Jolly admitted that we may be a bit too early, but that caution was unfounded as we did find fish, and some jumbos too. Brett says that this is just a preview of things to come.  Since we are pretty early, these fish are very lethargic, and we find that the only thing that works is a jig and minnow. Using a Kalin’s Google Eye jig lure in these fish is the ticket to catching, along with a very slow presentation.  

Episode 15

Spring River Fishing

Show Date: April 13th &14th, 2019

Location: Wisconsin River, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Guide: Brett Jolly [715-581-5678 | captainjollycharters.com]

This week we are on the Wisconsin River in the Stevens Point area, with charter captain Brett Jolly.  Brett lives in the area, and he says that its a hidden gem as far as location. There is so much water, and this time of year is the time to catch number of walleyes, which is why we are here.  This would be a great trip for kids, because there can be days where the action doesn’t stop. Using a jig and Kalin’s Jerk Minnow is a great way to lure the fish in. Being on the river in the spring is a great way to spend a day!

Episode 16

Newton Lake

Show Date: April 20th & 21st, 2019

Location: Newton Lake, Newton, IL

Accommodations: The Outdoor Sportsman’s Lodge [ 618-752-5075 | outdoorsportsmanslodge.com ]

We’re back fishing our favorite powerplant lake, Newton Lake, located in central Illinois.  We are fishing later than we used to, due to the powerplant only working at half capacity. Our host Tab Walker tells us that the fishing season is just as good, but it’s been shifted back a few months, so April, May, June, and July are great months to fish here.  It’s nice to be here in April, because we’re able to get after the bass a few months before they start to bite in Wisconsin. Another thing that we love about Newton, is the scenery, you’d never know you’re in the middle of Illinois farm country with the view from the water.  

Using Wack-O worms, and swim jigs, working shorelines, casting into very shallow water.  Newton Lake has very stained water, so darker lures tend to work better, because the fish can see the shadow better.