Fall Walleye Success

Fall Bago Eyes

By: Kyle Sorensen

What a summer it has been! We have sure had some fun times here on the Winnebago System. The fish have been hungry this year, and the younger year classes have certainly been showing up in addition to the normal targeted sizes we find on the system. I have seen some big fish in the net, but I have also seen hundreds of the 10”- 13” Walters dangling on the end of my line. There are certainly some fantastic years of fishing ahead of us! Continue Reading

Catching Walleyes

Take Control of Walleyes

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz

While current and wind can make for a great bite, they can also be a nightmare for trying to position the boat. Being in complete control when we are chasing walleyes hasn’t always been easy. This type of fishing was very tiring and hands-on in the past. It meant putting the anchor out and then having to toss it out again for a slight adjustment. It meant having a foot on the pedal of the bow mount trolling motor at all times and constantly making adjustments to the speed of the kicker motor. There were even days we had two drift socks out and still couldn’t go slow enough for our presentation to work! Continue Reading

Battle on Bago on Foot?

Battle On Bago On Foot!

By: Kyle Sorensen

When you get a chance at over $275k in prizes, including two trucks and two boats, just for catching a fish… well, that’s what you call an ice fishing tournament!  With the offerings and festivities so great, people come from all over to take part in the Battle on Bago.  It’s an awesome time.  Chances are if you are reading this, you have probably heard of it, much more likely fished in it.  It’s a blast. Continue Reading

The All Glass Jig

Tiger Eye Glass Jigs

From the designer himself,

“Tigereye lures can be best described as unique and innovative for their versatility and one-of-a-kind design. These jigs can be used in a variety of ways; with their lightweight design, they can be used for lindy rigging, vertical jigging, ice fishing, slip bobber fishing…they are even light enough for fly fishing. Continue Reading

Icing Bay de Noc Gold

Icing Bay de Noc Gold

By: Larry Smith 

Ice is here!  As many of you know, I am an absolute ice fishing maniac.  As the temps plummet outside, my blood starts boiling with anticipation for what is arguably my favorite fishing season of all.  I’m usually one of the first guys out on the hard water; using a lifetime of experience to safely assess the ice conditions and get on fish that haven’t been bothered in a month or more.  Early ice is probably the most productive of the season, so I try to get out and start punching holes as soon as conditions safely permit.  Crappies, bluegills, perch, pike; you name it.  I love catching all of them on Wisconsin’s numerous fine ice fisheries.   I am, however, a walleye guy and there is one place just north of the Wisconsin border that is probably one of the finest trophy walleye ice fisheries around:  Bay de Noc. Continue Reading

Fishing Bago Round Two

Fishing Bago Round Two

By: Kyle Sorensen

There are two activities that I consider to be the most tranquil and fulfilling experiences I have each year while enjoying the outdoors.  One, of course, is being up north.  The other has sparked the topic for this article.  It goes without saying, I love fishing on the Winnebago System.  The Lake Winnebago System can be VERY challenging, yet it can be VERY rewarding.  Each year I am asked if there is a night bite on the system.  I’m here to tell you there is! Continue Reading

Poygan Wisconsin Ice Fishing

Poygan Wisconsin Ice Fishing

By: Kyle Sorensen

Ahh yes… It’s that time of year again.  Finally!  Jack Frost shows himself more and more as I look outside to see his unique designs, carefully placed throughout my windows.  The boat seats are caked with frozen dew as I step into the boat for one of the last voyages of this open water season.  The boat’s days are numbered for this year; it’s bittersweet. Continue Reading

20 Pound State Record Walleye Caught in Washington State

Washington State Record Walleye

20 lb walleye

The new Washington state record walleye was caught by John Grubenhoff and weighed 20 pounds and 5 ounces

There is a new state record walleye for the state of Washington, and it’s a whopper of a fish. Last Friday, John Grubenhoff rushed home from work to fish for a few hours on Lake Wallula. With a cold front coming in, John had a good feeling about fish biting and has had a lot of success with this type of weather. Soon after arriving, his thoughts were confirmed when he hauled in a 14 pound hen and smaller male. He then went on to catch his third fish on the night, a 20 pound 5 ounce hen walleye that would break Washington’s previous state record. Continue Reading