Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summertime Multi-Species Fishing Trip

I had the privilege of taking out a group of Steffa's and co fishing on Wednesday. I haven't had a chance to do much guiding this summer, but hopefully will start taking out some more trips this fall and especially winter. When I say hopefully I am implying that my lake management season is rapidly coming to an end and I hopefully can start booking some guided fishing trips and electrofishing surveys to fill in some dead time between the seasons.

Anyhow here are some of the pics from our trip wednesday. We had alot of fun and caught lots of fish! We caught hybrid stripers, walleye, muskie, big bluegill, crappie, catfish, largemouth and smallmouth!! Jighead tipped with nightcrawler bounced on the bottom was the main weapon of choice, but a handful (small handful) of fish were caught with an ugly crankbait.

Lots of different species of fish and more than 10 bluegill over one pound each!! Anyhow for the first time this year I actually don't have much scheduled on the calendar in the weeks ahead. Trying to fill out the rest of September and October completely we actually are going to try some print marketing for the first time. Brook designed this postcard that we are sending out to over 500 lake owners in peoria county and 250 other lake owners across Illinois. Very curious (and hopeful) of what the response will be once people start getting these cards in the mail? Currently we are heading on a couple road trips towards Chicago, Carlinville, and Indiana and I am hoping to fill in the road trips and the rest of my open dates with more Electrofishing Surveys. If you know anyone who may be interested in an electrofishing survey now would be the time to book for the fall!

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