Show Date: July 11th & 12th, 2015
Location: Lake Delavan, Walworth County, WI
Guide: Matt Bichanich – Uncle Josh Pork Baits – unclejosh.com]
We’ve got a friend in from out of town, so we’re showing him what lakes near home (for us) have to offer.
This week we are hosting Mike from Yamaha Outdoors. Mike is from California, and loves to bass fish, so we’re taking him to Delevan Lake. Matt Bichanich from Uncle Josh Bait Co. is our guide, and is confident that we will find at least a few big fish.
We are working mostly weed edges close to shore. We are looking for schooling bass in 10-20 feet of water. Drop-shot rigs are what worked best for us on this trip.
We are pleased and honored to once again be invited to Operation Muskie on Lake of the Woods. Operation Muskie is an annual event that is now in it's seventh year, which hosts 20 war veterans that have recently been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Ten great Muskie guides donated their time this to take these guys out for a week of fishing. We get to tag along with three of them this year, Pete Maina, Norm Wild, and Jim Best.
Lake of the woods is a massive 1,000,000+ acre body of water occupying parts of two Canadian provinces and the state of Minnesota. Contained within are over 4,552 islands and 65,000 miles of shoreline. With all of that shoreline, this is an esox anglers dream.
Bay Store Camp is our home base, and the launch pad for our hunt for the fish of 10,000 casts. Frank & Laura Walsh are our hosts, and have been since the very first Operation Muskie event. In our boat we try a variety of baits to work over the massive amount of shoreline that we fish, where everywhere looks like a “juicy” spot.
In addition to the fishing, the weeks schedule allows for the group to get together and discuss the days events. Operation Muskie is about the camaraderie among the group as much as it is about the fishing.
Thank You to all the Men and Women of our armed forces.
Operation Muskie could not happen without the generous support of individual donations, industry gifts-in-kind, and corporate sponsorship. A special thanks to Mills Fleet Farm and Walsh's Bay Store Camp.
Thank you to all of the people who have helped make every year of this great event possible, many of whom have been volunteering since the beginning.
It has been an honor to be included in such a great event.
Show Date: July 25th & 26th, 2015
Location: Vilas County, Wisconsin
Whenever you can get together with your family, it’s a special time. As we’ve been doing every year for over a decade, we love to get together in the Wisconsin northwoods, and do some relaxing and fishing. It’s always our goal to get everybody out on the lake during our trip, and put them on fish. We catch everything from walleye to bass to bluegill, and it’s especially fun to see the grandkids catch fish too!
Location: Sand Bay Beach Resort - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Dale Stroschein [ 920-743-5731 | wackywalleye.com]
I love the bay of Green Bay. I’ve caught the largest of many species on this body of water, which is why I wanted to bring a few guests across 2 days of fishing.
On day 1, we head out with Dale Stroschein to chase bass on the #1 bass fishery in the world. We’re trying out some new presentations, and some new water. Dale like to experiment, it’s how he keeps his guide service fresh.
On day 2, we welcome Ron Johnson, a Pro Bass angler; and Matt Bichanich, our local bass expert. Since we’ve got two bass pros, we are going walleye fishing! These fish are uncharacteristically tight-lipped during our visit, so we’re trying many different lures & baits to get them to bite.
Show Date: August 8th & 9th, 2015
Location: Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada - Near Vermilion Bay, Ontario
Guide: Andy Myers Lodge [888-727-5865 - andymyerslodge.com]
This week we are back to Andy Myers Lodge on Beautiful Eagle Lake. We’ve only got 2 days to fish this gigantic body of water, and we want to make our trip worth it. I’ll get to fish with my old friends, and former owners of the lodge, Steve and Danny Herbeck; whom I haven’t seen in quite a while. I’ll also get the new owner in the boat, Julian Kalka, and chat with him about fishing. Also joining us is Gerry Cariou, of the Sunset Country visitors bureau. Gerry will be educating me on what makes Eagle Lake, and the surrounding area such a great place to visit.
Danny tells me that it’s easy to catch 200 walleyes a day on Eagle, and I can’t wait to see this action. On the first spot, we catch around 30 fish in 15 minutes. We move once, and catch another 60 or so fish on the next spot. This is hot fishing, and we only hit the walleyes for about an hour and a half.
After the busy walleye fishing, we head out to muskie fish the next day and and a half. Catching the fish of 10,000 casts requires a lot of time, so we’re hoping for an esox or 2 in that time.
It is all worth it after our time in the beautiful Sunset Country, and is over too fast.