Episode 31

Wind Shift Day on the Bay

Show Date: August 3rd & 4th, 2019

Location: Bay of Green Bay, Oconto, Wisconsin

Guide: Brett Jolly [715-581-5678 |]

If you want to catch walleyes this time of year, the Bay of Green Bay is a great place to go whether you want eaters or trophies.  Our guide, Captain Brett Jolly, called us there last-minute because of a good wind forecast. He says that if the wind is blowing, it pushes baitfish up onto the rock bars, and that’s where the walleyes are.  We prefer to jig, and as long as there is wind, we will catch them jigging.  

What is nice about the Bay this time of year is the versatility.  If you want to concentrate on getting a personal best size, there are spots for that.  If you want to fill a cooler, and have a nice fish fry, there are spots for that. Both of those spots can be jigged or trolled, depending on what the weather gives you the day you’re out.  Nothing is guaranteed, but this time of year on the Bay is very close.  

Brett has his son, Nash, along with us; we always love to see kids get into the sport of fishing, and Nash is certainly into it big time!

We have all sorts of weather while we’re out, including a full 180º wind switch, with rain and storms.  With all that, we still manage a full and fantastic day of fishing.

Episode 32

The 2019 Gillespie Family Vacation

Show Date: August 10th & 11th, 2019

Location: Vilas County, Wisconsin

The family has been growing year after year, which makes 2019 the largest group ever to enjoy the Wisconsin north woods.  As it’s always been, we’re not out to break any records, just get out on the water with family and have a great time! We catch a variety of fish, despite the cold-front; with walleye, bass and bluegill being most prevalent.

Episode 33

Deep Water Lake Trout 

Show Date: August 17th & 18th, 2019

Location: Apostle Islands, Lake Superior

Guide: Josh Teigen [715-813-0575  | ]

This week we’re venturing into unknown territory.  Captain Josh Teigen is taking us all the way out to the Apostle Islands, out of Bayfield Wisconsin.  This trek is over 10 miles from where we launch, and when we arrive, we find ourselves alone. It’s a beautiful serene place, and with the weather we have the day we fish, it’s a great place to set up and fish.  There are a lot of people that troll these waters for lake trout, but few jig for them. You can possibly catch more trolling, but there is no way it’s more exciting than jigging! 

We are bouncing the bottom with heavy jigs or Kastmasters, 1oz was the size we used.  Using a very aggressive jigging motion, and letting your lure flutter back down is what attracts the fish.  We caught almost all of our fish on the flutter down.