John Andrew's Articles

December 2012


Christmas Pike Fest
by John Andrew
This time of year is always fun for the family to get out on the ice and do a little fishing," be careful to check ice depth" before taking mom and the kids out. In this article we will discuss 3 locations and 3 techniques for catching Northern Pike thru the ice although there are several others. Pike are great eating, from the frying pan to pickling them but they are under rated due to the "Y" bo... more

November 2012


Hard Water Perch Fishing
by John Andrew
As winter is fast approaching, some people will start ice fishing on the smaller ponds in our northern region during the next few weeks. As a year round tour guide for fishing, my clients are very excited to catch Perch thru the ice, these tasty fish offer some of the best table fair for the winter sportsman. With my 12 wood, heated and insulated ice houses on 7 different lakes, the guests ar... more

October 2012


Harvest Moon Walleye
by John Andrew
As the water turns over (going on now) which is well under way in Vilas, Oneida and Iron County in northern WI. in the shallower lakes, the deep clear lakes will be turning quickly, Walleye are already on the bite, big time. Are we like the great lakes, no, of course not, but we do have thousands of Walleye eagerly biting, right now, for anyone who wants to learn how to catch them and it's eas... more

September 2012


Walleye Now
by John Andrew
As the water temperature continues to cool down, more and more of our lakes continue to cool down, the Walleye action will continue to heat up, quickly. Make no mistake many, many guides have produced Walleye this past summer right thru the heat wave we all endured. We now, as Walleye anglers, will and have already been experiencing a big improvement in the numbers of fish caught and coming into ... more

August 2012


Warm Water Muskie
by John Andrew
With high water temperatures during this time of year, Muskie Anglers are put in front of several options, some of these options are going to be discussed and presented to you in 3 separate presentations with 3 separate techniques. This article is about day time fishing. This is late summer or pre early fall, depending on your location. First presentation: One of the [most popular is the rubb... more

July 2012


Deep In The Summer Smallmouth
by John Andrew
Numbers of Smallmouth Bass and big Smallmouth Bass are frequently caught in lakes while fishing down deep during the heat of the summer months. We will go over 3 specific locations and 3 techniques so you too can produce these bronze back warriors, NOW. This article is geared towards lake fishing. First, we are going after suspended Smallmouth Bass, these fish are at times deeper than the stru... more

June 2012


Summer Time Crappies
by John Andrew
Working deeper for summer Crappie is very normal for most of us, let's go over 3 specific techniques and locations for catching these tasty fish. To start with (location # 1) I teach clients how important deeper wood and or brush piles are, as these wood structures provide cover not only to the Crappie but also a host of smaller young of the year hatchlings of different species of fish and of cour... more

May 2012


Perch Now
by John Andrew
The Big Perch are biting now and with early ice out across most of the mid western states this year, spawning has taken place ahead of schedule for several different fish species. It's not just the Walleye we should focus on this opening season, the Perch are also on the bite now and they are feeding very aggressively, just like the middle of June. Fishing the drop offs, including slow moving c... more

October 2011


Harvest Moon Walleye
by John Andrew
As the water turns over (going on now) which is well under way in Vilas, Oneida and Iron County in northern WI. in the shallower lakes, the deep clear lakes will be turning quickly, Walleye are already on the bite, big time. Are we like the great lakes, no, of course not, but we do have thousands of Walleye eagerly biting, right now, for anyone who wants to learn how to catch them and it's eas... more

July 2011


PERCH NOW, Northern Wisconsin Style
by John Andrew
Ok, this is the time to work the Perch and there is no special, long time ago story, to guide you, I am going to tell you just the facts. My guests enjoy our routine for consistent productivity, this includes, Crappie minnows and a small jig. If you have read any of my reports, as I post on Lake Link on a daily basis, on the Vilas county section of Northern Wisconsin, you will see the Big Perch w... more

June 2011


Clear Water Smallmouth Bass
by John Andrew
From a Texas rig, to lightly weighted with split shot, to working the surface, the plastic worm is your friend in clear water from opening day to late fall. Choosing the color for your presentation is a trial and error event, although, black, dark red, green, blue, motor oil, purple and several others with metal flake are proven winners. Single hooked worms (through the head), wacky hooked worms (... more

May 2011


Walleye Opener: Deep Water Concept
by John Andrew
The ice went out 3 days before opening day and as the alarm went off at 4:00AM that Saturday morning, I was going over in my mind the location of the weed bed we were going to fish, trying to decide where to position the boat in conjunction with a strong south wind. Anchoring was and still is an important method, when fishing weeds in the wind. Presque Isle Lake has very, very clear water and win... more

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