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Fishing Reports-3/15-4/3
Tuesday April 04th 2017, 2:58 pm
Filed under: Fishing,Midwest Fishing,Outdoors,Recreation,spring,Uncategorized,Walleye

Hello Folks,

Sorry the dry up in posts. It’s been a very busy time lately. I have also decided to do my fishing reports in blocks, and not on the day of. I do this because giving a lot of information in real time in the fishing world is dangerous. Give too much, and you tend to find a bunch of people in your spot. Doing reports in blocks allows me to still tell you how I do things, while also protecting my fishing.



Rock River-Jefferson Dam

Fish caught-2 short sauger

Rig- 3 way river rig w/fly and minnow


It was tough fishing in Jefferson. The water was really churning up under the dam, creating really dirty water. Classic spring conditions



Rock River

Downtown Fort Atkinson

Fish caught: none

Rig: 3 way rig, Moxie jig, Jig and Gulp

Early evening

Fishing was tough yet again. The stretch of river in Fort has a lot of timber on the bottom. Lot of tackle donated tonight. Need to try other methods to avoid snags.


Grand River-Allendale, MI

Fish caught: none

Rig: Rapala crankbaits


This was a shot in the dark. I was visiting a friend in Michigan and had a rod in the car. Was told that there was a lot of trout/salmon and smallmouth in the river but did not catch anything. Always fish in unsure situations, you never know.


April 2

Rock River

Rig: River rig with minnow

Fish: 1 keeper walleye, 3 shorts

Early evening

Pretty good day, hopefully a sign of things to come.


Late Season Ice
Friday February 10th 2017, 11:01 pm
Filed under: Fishing,Outdoors,Recreation,Uncategorized,Winter Sports

Hello all,Read the story here

Welcome to mid-February, or as I like to call it, the beginning of the end for ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a very popular winter sport in our region, and people like to utilize as much time as they can in the winter months out on the hard water. Unfortunately, this time of year poses risks for many ice anglers, as warming temps cause ice quality to deteriorate rapidly. Many have gone out on the ice and have not come back off. Just a couple weeks ago, an angler lost his life after falling into Lake Geneva. Read the story hereĀ (http://fox6now.com/2017/01/25/town-of-linn-man-drowns-in-geneva-lake-while-ice-fishing/). With that in mind, here are some tips that will keep you safer on the ice as spring nears.

1. NEVER go ice fishing alone

2. Be aware of your surroundings (other people on ice, open water spots, other hazards, etc.)

3. Dress Appropriately (base layers, waterproof layers, etc.)

4. Do not drink excessively on the ice

5. Let people know where you will be

6. Don’t push it-do not go onto unsafe ice, do not drive atv’s or vehicles on ice that is not thick enough. A few fish are not worth your life.