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Josh Evje
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3/4/15 3:33 PM CST
I will echo some of the previous regarding Nolan. Nolan is a good guy, he's helped me out a few times when I've asked him questions. He knows what hes doing and more importantly, what the fish are doing. Before anyone judges, give him a call, hire him, see for yourself. In my opinion, he can hang with the best of the best. If not beat them.

Look at it this way...There arent that many people that can make a living from guiding. He does, and he's damn good at it. Before you let your ego or jealousy get in the way, pony up and learn something new.

He eats, sleeps and breathes not only fishing, but hunting. Panfish, eyes, salmon, musky, pike, deer, ducks, it seems the list is endless. And now marlin..

Dont judge unless you know first hand fellas...

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CHRIS WENZEL
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3/4/15 1:32 PM CST
You are correct, Pike is closed.

Norwegian Bay on Poygan has been a good spot lately. Fish are staging by the mouth feeding and getting ready for the run.


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3/4/15 1:17 PM CST
Pretty sure I am right but there isn't anywhere for Northern Pike fishing until May 3rd. correct? Also if I were to try river fishing for walleye what structure would I be looking for. Seems most people fish the lazy current on big flats near Fremont and New London. What about rocky shores,shallow eddies or deep holes? Thanks everyone!

Glowjig
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3/4/15 1:06 PM CST
Enough about guides already Puke Puke

buckrubtaxidermy
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3/4/15 9:33 AM CST
Captain Nolan sponsors our high school fishing team and helps put us on fish on the bago system. I was with him all day on Friday and Saturday. He outfished me and my students. He is a professional through and through and does not have to help us out but he does. He spends every minute out there and knows the subtle tactics that work for finicky fish. He has a ton of patients and works. His head is constantly on the locator. I outfished my students but I showed more patients. Sunday I was a bit burnt out but went out with my girlfriend and she outfished me. This system to me is very frustrating and tests you. I lost 7 fish between Friday and Saturday and some were big. I know it was due to lack of focus and inexperience. Neither trait is in Nolans arsenal. He is the real deal and our team thanks him. By the end of the tourney on Saturday we had a group around us that was the biggest on the lake and it started with just him. I didnt hear him complain once, there were people really close to him too. This year our team struggled to get the big fish but last year we had the #2 fish in the tourney because of his help and our team placed 6th. We fished The TJ charity tournament this year and we placed 2nd as a team. He is worth every penny.

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3/4/15 7:38 AM CST
fishing report!!!!! was out yesterday caught 4 white bass and 3 15 " eyes . marked plenty of fish that where tight lipped and gold pimple was the only bait I could get a hit ! take the bickering to Facebook!!!

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3/3/15 10:14 PM CST
Captain Nolan is a first class guy and has a ton of experience to share with people. I have never hired him but when fishing salmon out of port Washington I ran into him several times and he no problem sharing where and what he was getting trout and salmon on. I have ran into him many times on the peshtigo and Menominee rivers and all I can say is he knows how to catch fish a very nice and honest guy that loves this sport

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3/3/15 8:17 PM CST
Just my thoughts on Captain Nolan, we hired him as a guide in early February, we moved 4 times during the day, caught fish in 3 of the spots, brought home a ton of white bass, some giant crappies and 6 walleyes, he knows what he is doing and he is not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, and then I saw him at Battle on Bago and called his name, he stopped, walked over to me and asked how we did, where most people would of acknowledged you and kept walking he did not and he said his girl friend caught a poygan pig, if you dont know him or have not hired him as a guide why rip on him, spend some money and hire him as a guide, you will not be sorry, I plan on hiring him for a trip on the Peshtigo this spring.

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3/3/15 5:31 PM CST
If Nolan didn't know how to locate and trigger fish to bite, I don't think he would be a guide. That guy does get on the fish tho. Ive fished with him a few times and limited on eyes and caught dozens of white bass. Highly recommend to use him.

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3/3/15 2:42 PM CST
You know, some guys chain them to the bottom of the lake in spots so that they can be easily harvested at will, right? Sweating Like was said … practice, learn move around, triangulate or gps, take notes on time, day, weather, pressure, ice conditions, bait, lure, etc. You will see patterns over time. It will start to come naturally for you and then some guy is gonna ask, "Now, why does that guy catch 'em every time he goes out? Seems fishy to me." Wink

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3/3/15 2:05 PM CST
Walleyemaster, Sounds like you need to do some homework or perhaps hire Nolan to learn what he knows. Then you should be set of life. There's nothing fishy about it. The guy knows what he's doing.

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3/3/15 2:01 PM CST
I would not say its fishy at all. He spends a lot of time out there more than even the most avid fishermen. Poygan can be a hard lake . Same with Koshkenong (Spelling) in rock county. Shallow mud basin lakes with flow though rivers. They can produce big fish and great action but I have witnessed drastically different outcomes 25 feet away. Also on poygan a wiggle vs. a aggressive jigging can be it. This year for me was a jig jig when they follow slow rise and a slight quiver they would hammer it as soon as I stopped if they were going to at all. It took me 3 trips to get that pattern figured out. Next year maybe different. Also this year NOT tipping my lures was better . Why ? I don't know? I had a couple of good fish frys and some wasted gas on other days . Spring is almost here and I am so happy as it has been a bad ice year Tight lines

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eyeslayer007
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3/3/15 1:19 PM CST
walleye master, give it up on the eyes and go back to catching gills. Big Smile

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3/3/15 11:47 AM CST
Walleye master, fish are cold blooded and spend much less time feeding in the winter. Nolan probably not only know how to locate fish and present what they want but also does it in a manner that triggers the strike instinct. The slights change in how a bait moves can make a huge difference in the number of hook-up and each day may require a different motion when fish are neutral. One additional issue is knowing when fish bite, sometimes even the most sensitive indicator will not show this, only sight, camera, will but both of these also have issues, water clarity, spooking fish. I don't think there is anything fishy, Capt Nolan has a lot of experience and probably a better arsenal of tactics, just my thoughts. Keep at it, go to seminar, ask questions and practice. It's all fun

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3/3/15 11:18 AM CST
Hey do any of guys think it is fishy that captain Nolan catches all these fish and we catch nothing or very few maybe it is just me I have ran into him a couple of times on poygan and have fished in the areas where he has been and he only catches fish. I wonder if he fishes cribs because the fish arent scattered throughout like they have been in the past. What do you guys think do I need to put more time in or what I have zeroed 3 out of the 4 times and earlier the time I did catch fish was when I got a 14 inch crappie and 2 eyes a 14 and a 13 who knows I'll figure it out sooner or later. Keep it up Nolan your doing something right

Tight Lines, Walleyemaster

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