Fishing has always been more of a passion than a hobby for me. Whatever free time I get I almost always tend to explore my angling opportunities. You can therefore imagine my happiness when my boss gave me a whole week’s furlough saying that I had been working too hard. The very first thing that I thought of was naturally fishing.
However as I have tried almost all fishing spots in the United States, the possibilities were very limited. That is until I met my friend Jack. Jack earns his keep by running an angling blog online. “Well Jack! Here I am with a whole week to myself and just don’t know what to do with it!”, “That Andrew my friend depends on just where you wish to spend it”, Jack answered I then went on to enlighten him of my dilemma, particularly my options been a bit far in between.
“Then why don’t you try out Wisconsin? Have you ever been there?” I answered in the negative while at the same time trying to deliver a mental kick to my backside. Of course Wisconsin! Why had I never thought of it! I have a bunch of fishing enthusiast friends that had spent magical fishing trips there. “Well Jack that is certainly an inspired thought, but where in Wisconsin can I find the cut-throat pike that is famous of those parts?”, “Always the pike Andrew isn’t it?” Jack threw back jocularly.
“You should have by now realized, Jack, that ordinary trout fishing is something I leave for the amateurs”, I hit back. My friend laughed his heart out before saying, “Then Lake Geneva is just where you should go!”, “Lake Geneva?”, I quipped out never having heard the name before. “Yes Andrew, imagine over 5,000 acres of fishing grounds all to yourself!” That certainly did it. “I think that is sufficient. Where exactly is it located?”
“Lake Geneva lies on the south eastern part of Wisconsin, Walworth county to be exact”, Jack answered before saying, “Apart from been famous for its brown and lake trout, you will be able to find a decent amount of cut-throat northern pike. In fact this happens to be the right season for angling pike in Lake Geneva.” “Well Lake Geneva it is, will you be able to accompany me?” I asked knowing Jack’s extensive experience would come in handy.
“Unfortunately I don’t think I can make it. I have a lengthy review that I have to pen, and I am still lost for inspiration. Nevertheless, don’t fret Andrew my friend. I can still give you excellent advice on how to go about it.” I told him to give it to me, knowing that what he was about to say was worth its weight in gold.
“Well Andrew during summer northern pike tend to move into deep depths no less than 30 feet, particularly close to steep drop offs. Stick to such areas and you are bound to have a swell time. Also settle for deep diving crankbait on a wire line, and you will produce very active pike. Always steer clear from live bait rigs, which for some reason aren’t appealing to this fish species. Lastly try out Black Point, William Bay and Geneva Bay and you will definitely be good to go.”
Profusely thanking Jack for his help I decided to give Wisconsin fishing a try. The very next day I chartered a plane from New York, where I live, to Wisconsin where I was destined to undertake the most exciting fishing I have ever done. The next day after that, I found myself at Lake Geneva.
It was certainly a sight for sore eyes, but the summer pleasure boat traffic was a bit too heavy for my liking. I talked it over with the receptionist back at the hotel, and discovered it was always so during this time of the year. “So what should I do? I am really keen on doing some fishing”. “Well you will just have to wait for the weekdays, Mr. Bradley.” I passed an anxious weekend, but Monday did eventually come, and before nine in the morning I was rigged up with all the essentials.
Remembering Jack’s advice I steered clear of live bait and opted for deep diving crankbait. I also decided to fish at Geneva Bay which was the nearest spot I could give a try. The day didn’t look very promising, but after only an hour I had caught a cut-throat northern pike. That wasn’t all, I also managed to fish out some excellent trout. Almost breathless with delight I called it a day. Tuesday was even better as I angled 4 killer northern pike at Black Point.
By the time Sunday came by, I couldn’t wait to meet with my Aunt Edna who has always been a fisher, and who recently has been diagnosed with breast cancer, — she’ll be very proud of me, — and Jack, too, to tell him just how Wisconsin fishing is the bomb.
Kididdel used to be the home of all episodes of Discover Wisconsin, Into the Outdoors, American Snowmobiler, Trail nation and Family Inc. In you have been around TV shows for sometime then you might be acquainted with these programmes.
Basically, the episodes of these TV shows was to champion about the recreational activities that happen in the outdoors of America and particularly Wisconsin which has abundant places and surrounding for almost any outdoor activity that you could ever imagine.
The site used to embed videos of the TV show episodes a day after they have been aired hence ensured that most of their content was up-to-date and could be easily accessed by anyone who never had the opportunity to watch the episode on the previous day, while doing my favorite workout in front of the TV!