Lake Wisconsin walleyes, saugers & pike
<p>Walleyes, saugers, northern pike and even a few decent size crappies all took a liking to either the crank baits we were trolling or the minnows we occasionally jigged with when the trolling bite slowed down.
I was out with Jim, Greg & Jeff Schnoebelen today and the guys wanted enough fish for a decent fish fry that night. By the end of the day, they had enough fish to feed them and any neighbors that might stop by as well.
The bite was never fast and furious but we did manage to keep picking them up here and there through out the day.
We did that by changing lures whenever the trolling bite slowed. Either different lures all together or sometimes just by switching to a different color. When changing lures didn't work anymore, we switched to a jig & minnow. And when that quit working, we kept moving to different spots, picking off a fish here & there along the way.
Good weather, good company and good fishing made for a great day today!
Jim Schnoebelen with a 23.5
Greg Schnoebelen holds up a 35
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.