When many people are headed into the woods, or looking for muskie on the water, this can be a great time to target crappies. Rob Manthei guides us along with our resident bait slinger Ray of Rays Landing to a whole mess a crappies. It’s a one-after-another affair, and as long as your line is in the water, you could be the next angler to boat a trophy.
These beastly fish are biting on a mulit-rig with up to 3 jigs with either a minnow or small soft plastic, all arranged in a drop-shot set-up. We cruse around looking for the all important glob of fish on the sonar. Then a simple vertical jigging technique is all that is needed to coax these tasty critters into our boat.
Show Date: November 13th & 14th, 2010
Location: Mississippi River(Pool #4); Red Wing, Minnesota
Guide: Brett King; Host: Everts Resort [evertsfishingresort.com]
Rob’s Fall Muskie Bite
Show Date: November 20th & 21st, 2010
Location: Vilas County, WI
Guide: Pro Guide Rob Manthei [715-477-2042 | robmanthei.com]
It’s nearly the time of year where the lakes start to freeze, but we are able to sneak out for a two day fall muskie trip. Rob Manthei takes out on the hot lakes where the sucker bite has been very rewarding. He has been on a streak of boating a fish for the last 24 days that he has guided, a streak that we are pleased to continue.
We are doing the same quick-strike rig with the suckers that we have always done, in addition to the suckers we are also jigging. Jigging with a fuzzy duzzit adds some additional noise to the water to get these beasts’ attention. We also develop a new jigging system using a small sucker and a 2oz jig.
Fox River Storm
Show Date: November 27th & 28th, 2010
Location: Fox River; Green Bay, WI
Guide: Pro Guide Dale Stroschein [ 920-743-5731 | wackywalleye.com]
It’s a summer storm this week, without the summer temps. Dale Stroschein guides us on the Fox River in Green Bay, jigging for walleye using the ZIP Lure. Enduring some of the hardest rain that we’ve seen all year, we keep moving, looking for the pod of feeding fish. Once we find the aggressive feeders, its no question once we have a bite, even though they are usually biting on the fall.