Had a group up that just wanted to catch a bounty of fish, something they could bring back and have a fish fry with. I guided two boats on a half day trip and totalled over 35 walleyes, with six nice keepers. Also plenty of bonus panfish and a few heavy smallmouth bass. Needless to say, they got their money's worth and then some.
I was fortunate enough to slay my biggest fish ever on 8-17-2014. With my dog as my lone companion on that night, the fish hit hard just before dark and durng a moon event. After I laced a strong hook set, she revieled herself, violently trying to toss the lure with two sets of agressive above-water head shakes. She stayed pinned and I burried my rod. I turned her once on the right side of the boat, then she powered down hard to the left side of the boat, when I then turned her again back toward the bow. I noticed she was spent and I grabbed my net and scooped her into the bag as steadily as I could. I was truely in disbelief when I starred down at her. I took a measurement and snapped a couple pictures. I tried my best for 45 minutes to revive this laviathon, but she simply would not go. I had no choice but to face the reality that this fish was coming home with me. As a result, I was able to get every possible measurement varified by another guide in the area. I have awesome video of this fish from two different angles, and holding this thing in the boat with the cameras rolling reveales its true size. The stats go.... 51.5 " 25.5" girth 42 pounds 11.5" caudal peduncle. The fish will be one of the biggest fish caught inland in WI this year.