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October 2015

Episode 40
Fall Muskie Adventure on Lake of the Woods, Part 2
Show Date: October 3rd & 4th, 2015
Location: Lake of the Woods; Morson, ONT
Accommodations: Grassy Narrows Lodge [GrassyNarrowsLodge.com | 1-800-589-2214]

We’re back on Lake of the Woods this week because fishing was too good to fit it all into a whole show.

We’re back with Christian Laettner, who was last weeks mystery guest, and he is showing us his spots on one of his favorite muskie fisheries.  He’s been fishing up here since 1996, and through all these years, he’s got an amazing understanding of this water.  He’s a bonafide “Muskie Nut” - and that’s a good thing.

 

Episode 41
Life at the Island
Show Date: October 10th, 2015
Location: Eagle Lake,Ontario, Canada
Accommodations & Guide: Eagle Lake Island Lodge [eaglelakeislandlodge.ca/ | 1-920-517-5201]

This week we were welcomed to Eagle Lake Island Lodge on beautiful Eagle Lake in sunset country Ontario.  Pete Maina joins us as we search out walleye, muskie, and pike.

First up: Walleye fishing.  Our guide, and former lodge owner, Ron Buth knows a thing or two about Eagle Lake. Ron has been on this gigantic body of water for over 30 years.  We’ve got lots of spots to check out, and a few techniques to try.  After a bit of trial and error, we find that the best method is using a crawler harness with a 1oz sinker, and walking it along the bottom.  This way we can cover lots of water, and find Ron’s favorite type of walleye a “shore-lunch sized fish.”

We catch a bunch of walleyes, but we’re on Eagle Lake, we needed to give the muskie fishing a go.  True to it’s name, the fish of 10,000 casts spurned us on this trip, leaving us with only a few small pike.

 

Episode 42
Rivers and Lakes of the Upper Peninsula
Show Date: October 17th & 18th, 2015
Location: Menominee River and the Houghton and Hancock area of Michigan

This week fall is in full on color mode in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and we’re up to experience it with friends, and do some fishing.  

On are drive up, we stop over at the Menominee River and how some Wack-O worms for bass along the banks of the river.  Ryan the photographers gets a couple of casts in too!

When we meet up with our friends from Johnsonville for 2 days of fishing, it’s windy, and there has been a steep temperature drop.  These two things are not good in the fishing world, especially for walleye.  We make due, and find protected areas from the wind, and catch a bunch of fish.  

We catch a good mess of fish to take home, and have a great time.

Episode 43
A Bass Day to Remember
Show Date: October 24th & 25th, 2015
Location: Sand Bay Beach Resort - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Dale Stroschein [ 920-743-5731 | wackywalleye.com]

Every so often you go out fishing, and have a day that you didn’t expect. This was our experience recently as we heading out into some windy and wavy weather with Pro Guide Dale Stroschein.  We are joined by Mike Copley of Strike King Lures as well. Mike is a largemouth bass angler, but today we show him what Door County smallmouth fishing is all about.

Bass Master rated Sturgeon Bay the number one bass fishery in the country last year, but we’ve known about it for far longer than that.  Dale has be fishing these waters for almost as long as he could walk, and his experience shows.  We’re in pretty rough water, but Dale pilots the boat perfectly, letting all anglers in the boat get a cast into prime water.

Episode 44
The Muskies Win
Show Date: October 31st & November 1st, 2015
Location: Leech Lake, Minnesota
Guide: Rusty Lilyquist [rustysupnorthrealty.com]

This week we were shooting a muskie show with our friends at Leech Lake Minnesota, which is some of the best muskie water in the state, especially in the fall.  

Well, this week the muskies did not cooperate.

We set out to the best spots that Rusty Lilyquist knows, with no luck. Then to the best spots that Pete Maina knows.  Then we went back to all of those spots, and finally caught one fish.  Caught on a Sound Science Bucktail, Rusty hooked into a very nice fish.  Everybody was wondering why Rusty was throwing a bucktail, as it’s not exactly the bait you go to in the fall, but it payed off big time.

Then we didn’t catch anything after that, so we needed to switch species to give us a fighting chance to get a TV show.  Rusty’s buddy Mark had been on some crappies over the last few days, so he brought us out to his spot, and the crappie bit steady during the last few hours of our shoot.

Thanks Mark for saving the show!