January 2008

Episode 1
2007 Year in Review
Show Date: January 5th & 6th, 2008

John sits down with Kurt Van Hout of Mills Fleet Farm to discuss all the best and most exciting fish from 2007. Plus the grand prize winners from the Mills fleet farm contest.

Episode 2
Trout, Trout, and more Trout!
Show Date: January, 12th & 13th, 2008
Location: Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI
Guide: Charter Captain Eric Haataja [414-546-4627 | wibigfish.com]
Eric Haataja takes us close to his home, to a fishery that he says is the best in the world for Trout. Tying us to a wall in the harbor Eric has us casting Berkley Gulp for these massive brown trout. They can’t seem to stop biting, as we boat well over 40 fish in 6 hours. Ranging in size from 3 pounds all the way up to 12 pounds. Eric has caught Trout over 30 pounds in the same spot we were fishing.
Later on in the day, to show us another technique, Eric get out his boards and we troll the harbor. It kept us busy, because more often that not there were 2 fish on at a time.
Eric is guiding in the harbors of Milwaukee for Trout untill they stop biting, which is around March. Whether it is through the ice or open water, your going to catch fish.

Episode 3
Fishing in the Rain
Show Date: January 19th & 20th, 2008
Location: Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Ice Guide Larry Smith [920-361-4996 | walleyeguide.com]

You really never know what is going to happen on Wisconsin’s Waters Woods. Take for example this show.
Larry Smith takes us out 6 miles from the shores of Lake Winnebago to a mud flat, which seems to be in the middle of nowhere with all the fog. Spending the whole day jigging in the rain and lightning proves to be excellent fishing weather. Larry tells us that the cloudy/foggy days are the best on Winnebago.

Using anything tipped with a minnow head really get the white bass and perch biting. Since we were fishing on a mud flat, using s slightly larger jigging bait that normal works the best.

Episode 4
North Dakota
Show Date: January 26th &27th, 2008
Location: Devils Lake, North Dakota
Guide: Pro Ice Guide: Jason Feldner [701-473-2533 | percheyes.com]

Even with temperatures plummeting below the -20 degree mark we’re still out in the cold to bring the hottest fishing.
This week we were in North Dakota with Pro ice guide Jason Feldner, for 2 days of excellent Northern Pike and Perch fishing.
Fishing in a different area each day on the expansive 150,000 acre lake brings in trophies in 2 species. Day one we see some huge pike that many people would say is a fish of a lifetime. Day two brings some nasty weather with winds up to 30mph, getting out to our spot is no easy chore. Once there and jigging for perch, we see why people come from everywhere to fish here, huge 12 inch perch is the norm, and its one after another.

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