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April 17, 2014

CLICK HERE to open and print a 2014 Tournament Schedule



Our March 25th Meeting was a terrific night. We had almost 20 of our members in attendance, the majority of which were our newest members. The speaker will Chris Taurisano, owner of T-Bone Guide Service ( tboneguideservice.com ) gave a fantastic presentation on fishing the Chain-of-Lakes. The club members in attendance nearly mobbed Chris with questions not only about the Chain, but about fishing tactics, techniques and presentations in general. Chris once again gave a masterful presentation, and showed not only his level of expertise and knowledge, but his openness and willingness to share what he has learned over the years to help make anyone better at this sometimes frustrating sport. THANKS Chris. We definately owe ya one. 


UPDATE
APRIL 13th  ILLINOIS RIVER Beautiful Weather Tough Fishing

The weatherman had everyone dressing for what was supposed to be torrential rains, 15mph winds with gusts to 25+. Well to the surprise of all who fished our 2014 inaugural event on the Illinois River, the weatherman was once again......WRONG!

Needless to say the rain suits were the first thing everyone was checking to make sure made it on the boats.
The day started chilly at 7:00A, but with a slight breeze and no rain the anticipation of what might be and overall excitement to be on open water again after a long cold winter warmed everyone. With a rather small turnout of twelve club members, the motors were warmed, the gear stowed, and the takeoff was underway. The club split with about half going up river and half going down river. And while everyone had their own strategies and ideas on how they were going to win the day, the fish had other things in mind.

Club members reported catching a few fish early in the morning right after launch, and then hitting a dry patch for a couple of hours with only random and infrequent catches. And no walleye or sauger in the morning. About 12:00 noon the weather that had been holding off quietly came in and drizzled rain for the next hour or so. Club members reported that some of the fish turned on, and the white bass seemed to pick up, but really still only short or no walleye or sauger.

By the end of the day approximately 50 fish were brought to the scales. Most were white bass, with a few huge grass carp scattered throughout. A couple of catfish, a gar and one sauger. Yep....one sauger. But spirits remained high and the day on the water was just a start to the 2014 Season. 

Congratulations to Ken Kuhnle who came in 3rd with a monstrous grass carp, just beating his wife Anita by 5 points. (That must have been one long car ride home....) In second place was new club member Mike Besinger with a very respectable basket of white bass. And the opening day Illinois River Tournament was won by Mike Wollenberg.

  

WISCONSIN to vote on ALLOWING TROLLING on ALL WATERS
The Wisconsin DNR is hosting multiple regional meetings to solicit feedback and public comments concerning changing the law forbidding trolling on most Wisconsin waters. If passed as presented, the new law will allow trolling on all inland waters unless special application is made to exclude a specific body of water for cause. You can read the proposal, background and justification HERE

 

  We are a Catch and Live Release, fun driven, multi-species club, that promotes and helps each other learn to fish for a wide variety of species.   



April 17, 2014

CLICK HERE to open and print a 2014 Tournament Schedule



Our March 25th Meeting was a terrific night. We had almost 20 of our members in attendance, the majority of which were our newest members. The speaker will Chris Taurisano, owner of T-Bone Guide Service ( tboneguideservice.com ) gave a fantastic presentation on fishing the Chain-of-Lakes. The club members in attendance nearly mobbed Chris with questions not only about the Chain, but about fishing tactics, techniques and presentations in general. Chris once again gave a masterful presentation, and showed not only his level of expertise and knowledge, but his openness and willingness to share what he has learned over the years to help make anyone better at this sometimes frustrating sport. THANKS Chris. We definately owe ya one. 


UPDATE
APRIL 13th  ILLINOIS RIVER Beautiful Weather Tough Fishing

The weatherman had everyone dressing for what was supposed to be torrential rains, 15mph winds with gusts to 25+. Well to the surprise of all who fished our 2014 inaugural event on the Illinois River, the weatherman was once again......WRONG!

Needless to say the rain suits were the first thing everyone was checking to make sure made it on the boats.
The day started chilly at 7:00A, but with a slight breeze and no rain the anticipation of what might be and overall excitement to be on open water again after a long cold winter warmed everyone. With a rather small turnout of twelve club members, the motors were warmed, the gear stowed, and the takeoff was underway. The club split with about half going up river and half going down river. And while everyone had their own strategies and ideas on how they were going to win the day, the fish had other things in mind.

Club members reported catching a few fish early in the morning right after launch, and then hitting a dry patch for a couple of hours with only random and infrequent catches. And no walleye or sauger in the morning. About 12:00 noon the weather that had been holding off quietly came in and drizzled rain for the next hour or so. Club members reported that some of the fish turned on, and the white bass seemed to pick up, but really still only short or no walleye or sauger.

By the end of the day approximately 50 fish were brought to the scales. Most were white bass, with a few huge grass carp scattered throughout. A couple of catfish, a gar and one sauger. Yep....one sauger. But spirits remained high and the day on the water was just a start to the 2014 Season. 

Congratulations to Ken Kuhnle who came in 3rd with a monstrous grass carp, just beating his wife Anita by 5 points. (That must have been one long car ride home....) In second place was new club member Mike Besinger with a very respectable basket of white bass. And the opening day Illinois River Tournament was won by Mike Wollenberg.

  

WISCONSIN to vote on ALLOWING TROLLING on ALL WATERS
The Wisconsin DNR is hosting multiple regional meetings to solicit feedback and public comments concerning changing the law forbidding trolling on most Wisconsin waters. If passed as presented, the new law will allow trolling on all inland waters unless special application is made to exclude a specific body of water for cause. You can read the proposal, background and justification HERE
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