Leech Lake was so good to us when we were there in mid-September, when Brian Jensen from FISHIDY told us he wanted to go muskie fishing, there was only one option. A lot of the same techniques still apply, so we had a handle on what would attract the fish, along with the addition of adding a sucker rod, we had our bases well covered. Bucktails and surface baits will be our go-to baits for most of the trip, a we are experiencing a slight warm-front.
Our Guests on the Bay
Show Date: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Location: Sand Bay Beach Resort - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Dale Stroschein [ 920-743-5731 | wackywalleye.com]
It's a great time to be out fishing in Wisconsin, with the fall colors in full swing, and the fish are fun to catch on plastics. This week we are fishing with the winners of the Russ Darrow RAM contest that we conducted over the spring and summer. Warren and his wife Sam join us on the windy Bay of Green Bay for trophy bass fishing the first day, and walleyes the second day so they can take home a fish fry.
Annual Photographer Outing
Show Date: October 18th & 19th, 2014
Location: Vilas County, Wisconsin
It’s employee appreciation week at John Gillespie's Waters & Woods, and since I’m the only employee, John is taking me fishing. We head to beautiful Vilas County, which has an astounding 1,318 lakes. Almost 16% of the county is covered in water! All of those lakes are opportunities to check out something new, and of course, catch fish.
We are presented with some pretty windy conditions, so we can’t fish every area that we want, yet still find bass and walleye milling around in the same areas. We are fishing weeds, and exclusively using the Kalin’s Wack-O on a darter-head jig. Popping plastics through the weeds will get you the “thump” of a strike, which for someone like me who doesn’t fish all the time, is awesome.
I had a blast! Thanks to the greatest boss in the world for taking me fishing!
-Ryan “The Photographer”
Show Date: October 24th & 25th, 2014
Location: Keweenaw Bay, Michigan
Not even turnover can keep us from catching fish!
We are fishing the waters of Keweenaw Bay in Michigan, and targeting walleye and bass. Matt, Kurt, and Tony from Hard & Soft fishing join us during our windy 2 days on the water. Using plastics over weeks and rocks in 15-25 feet of water is what is catching fish. We are mostly drifting, but do put down the MinnKota Talon on a few mid-lake rock humps.