Walleye fishing has been hot on Lake Winnebago!! This week we took over twenty walleye over 21 inches and of those 5 were over 25 inches. We were pitching Northland Gumball jigs with crawlers and did well. One day we went out to the mud and trolled crawler harnesses in Northland #5 Fire Perch and Gold Fish and Big Eye Custom Lures Silver Dolphin. Get out fishing is hot!!!
This past weekend was Wisconsin’s free fishing weekend. On Sunday I attended the 2013 Huntn & Fishn Expo at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I presented my Fishing Basic seminar at 1 PM. Prior to the seminar I helped families while fishing and worked with kids on casting utilizing Backyard Bass. It was quit cold and windy in the morning so most of the kids spent time casting for Backyard Bass. All the kids attending the event received a fishing or hunting prize!!! There where over one hundred kids in attendance with just as many parents!! Had a great time. What a great organization and event.
This past weekend was Wisconsin’s free fishing weekend. On Saturday I attended Yahara Fishing Club’s Kids Fishing Day at Warner Park in Madison, Wisconsin. I presented my Fishing Basic seminar at 10 AM. Prior to the clinic I helped families while fishing. After the seminar I worked with kids on casting utilizing Backyard Bass. The kids were so excited to be able to catch a fish on land. All the kids attending the event received a fishing combo or a tackle box plus each youth went home with some great door prizes. There where over four hundred kids in attendance with a couple hundred parents!!!! What a great event!!!
Saturday morning I will be at Warner Park in Madison, Wisconsin for the Yahara Fishing Clubs, Kids Fishing Day which will start at 8 AM. At 10 AM I will present my ‘Fishing Basics’ Seminar. On Sunday I will be at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin for the Huntn & Fishn Kids event. In the morning I willwork with the kids while they fish and then at 1 PM I will present my ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar. Going to be a long but fun weekend!!!
This past Saturday evening I attended the Woman’s Walleye Weekend dinner where I talked to the woman about the National Professional Anglers Association. I reviewed the goal of the NPAA to Preserve and Protect our great sport of fishing in a professional manner. I explained all the good the NPAA is doing to promote fishing to future anglers and the benefits they receive being a member.
On Saturday, Greg kicked off the 2013 Lil Angler fishing event with his ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. It was a brisk day but everyone was attentive as throughout the day I had many questions from both youth and parents on fishing and the seminar. After my seminar the kids were to fish but with the rain and cold the fishing was canceled. The families enjoyed lunch and then after that all the kids received a prize. The group that runs the Lil’ Angler fishing group is a great group of people and made it a very special day for the lil Anglers!!!
Tomorrow my new Angler Educator jersey will debut at the Lil Angler event at 1000 Islands in Kaukauna. I will be kicking of the event with my ‘Fishing Basic’ seminar which will begin at 9 AM. I have heard that 200 youth have signed up for the event. After the seminar the lil anglers will go fishing. We are all going to have a great time!!!
On Monday I found cards posted throughout my office!!! The previous week I held a fishing clinic at Westside Elementary and the third graders wanted to thank me!! My coworkers posted them all over!! Each day I read one and yesterday’s card was very special!! With all this interest I will plan on bringing an after school fishing club to Westside Elementary. Thanks Westside Elementary!!!