Lake Wisconsin Monster Walleyes
<p>Every single person that has stepped into my boat over the past eight days has broken there personal best walleye record at least once and all except one have broken it multiple times. (not counting me)
And although not every boat out there is putting the smack down on these big walleyes, I have seen at least two or three others that are putting some awfully big walleyes in there boat as well. Some are doing it using the oldest and simplest method around, a jig & fathead minnow. Another boat did very well on Saturday dragging jigs tipped with paddletails from B Fish N Tackle. We caught all our fish trolling crankbaits.
One guy who was a confirmed crappie fishing nut has now caught the walleye bug so bad that he can't sleep and has been able to think about nothing else other than his next walleye fishing trip.
In a normal year, I would have been targeting crappies for the past two weeks. That bite just hasn't materialized for me. Then again, I haven't been spending much time chasing them either. Makes no sense at all to quit walleye fishing when its this good.
Its hard to know how long this bite will last. It may be over tomorrow or it might last another week. Its all new territory for most of us so we're just trying to enjoy the ride while it last.
Dan Kelly with a 30
Boog with a 30-1/2
About The Author: Joel Ballweg
Company: Ballweg's Guide Service
Area Reporting: Lake Wisconsin, near Madison, Wisconsin
Bio: Hi, my name is Joel "Boog" Ballweg and I run professionally guided fishing trips primarily on Lake Wisconsin. I am a life long resident of this area and grew up fishing Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin river. Ballweg's Guide Service was started in 2003 and has grown every year since. Lake Wisconsin offers excellent fishing for walleye, sauger, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills and white bass. We target walleye, crappie, bluegill and white bass. On average, I will spend between 75-100 days fishing on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin river each year. Lake Wisconsin covers approximately 9000 surface acres and it is the furthest down stream reservoir on the Wisconsin River system. It is located about 30 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin. A strong network of local anglers and several other local fishing guides is an added benefit of growing up in this area. These guys know whats going on out on the water and sharing information helps all of us stay on top of the latest action. In addition, if you have a large group of anglers, we can arrange with the other local guides to accomadate you.