It's our annual night bite fishing adventure up on Bay de Noc out of Gladstone Michigan. Steve Miljat is our guide, navigating us through the dark for trophy walleyes. Steve is taking us out on a guide trip, and his guide customer Brian Banach, is our special guest. We are tolling using planer boards at about 1 to 2 miles per hour. The reason that Steve takes us out at night is because the water is very clear, and these walleyes are easily spooked. It’s a fantastic night of fishing, and Steve will be guiding until the landing freezes up this year.
Episode 50Extended Muskie SeasonShow Date: December 12th, & 13th, 2009Location: Waukesha County, WisconsinGuide: Dennis Radloff, Sterling Guide Service: [262-443-9993 | sterlingmusky.com]
It’s the first year of the southern Wisconsin extended muskie season. Dennis Radloff is taking us out to experience this unique opportunity, that runs through the end of the year. Also joining us is John Koeller, our Mills Fleet Farm Grand prize winner, who won a trip with us for a trophy catch he entered into our fishing contest.
This extended season is only for the southern half of the state of Wisconsin, south of highway 10, and runs through December 31st. Dennis tells us that late fall has always been a good time of year to fish, but always had to stop at the end of November. With the extended season, we are able to capitalize on the hot sucker bite like never before. We are dragging suckers along the shoreline, working deep break lines in 15 to 30 feet of water. We also have John Koeller in the front of the boat vertical jigging a Fuzzy Duzzit to lure in the esox to our suckers.
Larry’s Petenwell Party
Show Date: December 26th, &27th, 2009
Location: Petenwell Flowage, Adams County, WI
Guide: Pro Ice Guide Larry Smith [920-361-4996 | walleyeguide.com]
It’s our last show for 2009, and topping off the year with a great day on the Petenwell flowage. We are setting tip-ups in depths ranging from 5 to 25 feet, and are jigging everywhere in-between. As the Petenwell goes, we are fishing for whatever bites, but are after the giant walleyes that we found there this summer. Using GPS points that we plotted while we were on open water, we are able to set up our spread in the best area.
We have a great crowd out with us, and the first one to the flag gets the fish. Our fishing crew is eager to pull in a monster, so we don’t have a problem getting to the hole on time once the flag goes up.