This week we get to go on “vacation” with John to Arizona. Our buddy, Pro Bass Angler and guide at The Arizona Fishing Guides, Ron Johnson has us on a truly unique bite. We’re heading out of his home territory of Phoenix to Lake Havasu City on the Arizona California border. Lake Havasu is a widening of the Colorado River behind the Parker Dam, acting as a reservoir.
Where not here to sightsee, we are here to fish, and there are GIGANTIC bluegills (well technically they are Bluegill-Redear Sunfish hybrids, but they look like a super sized Wisconsin bluegill!) These fish are just mind-boggling when you see them in person, and they fight like they are twice their weight.
Our guide Ron Johnson, a Baitmate pro bass angler, showed us a few photos of these giants when we fished with him last year on Green Bay, and we just had to see it for ourselves
Early Spring Smallmouth
Show Date: May 21st & 22nd, 2016
Location: Sand Bay Beach Resort - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Dale Stroschein [ 920-743-5731 | wackywalleye.com]
We’ve got some special guests from Mercury Marine with us this week, and we know a great fishery that’s got lots of jumbo bass swimming in it.
This week we welcome Deb, Jared, and Tyler from Mercury Marine to check out all that the bay of Green Bay & Door County has to offer. Captain Dale Stroschein is our guide, and he’s been fishing here his whole life, he knows how to find fish.
We get started by looking to hook giant bass, Dale says there is always a chance that you can get a fish of a lifetime here. We end our trip, and fine more success, catching walleye. Whatever we were catching, it sure was putting a smile on everybody’s face.
It Finally Feels Like Summer in Vilas County
Show Date: May 28th & 29th, 2016
Location: Vilas County, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Rob Manthei [715-477-2042 | robmanthei.com]
Accommodations: St. Germain Lodge [ StGermainLodge.com ]
We’ve got 2 days in Vilas county, and we’re going to dedicate each day to a different species.
On day one we’re honored to have two guests with us that won a trip from the Tundra Plunge. Darrick bought a raffle ticket to benefit the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic during the Tundra Plunge this January, his ticket won a trip for two on the show. He brought his buddy Larry for a fun-filled day of angling. The weather wasn’t super cooperative the day we were out, with big winds rolling in overnight. Rob is an expert guide, and found places to fish, however the wind coupled with constant waves made it difficult to feel a bite.
Thanks for hanging in there Darrick and Larry, and Thanks very much for supporting such a great cause!
The second day we head out for bass with a couple of Robs buddies, who are also guides. The bass we’re hitting hard and often, hitting Wack-O worms, tubes, and Jerk Minnows. The weather is much nicer, a picturesque summer Vilas County fishing day.