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Gary Engberg Tournament angler, guide, outdoor writer and seminar speaker
. Residing in Mazomanie Wisconsin Gary can provide a complete
on the water teaching expierience on the waters of the Wisconsin and Mississippi
Rivers or the Madison and Wisconsin lakes for all species of fish.
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Engberg for a half hour radio show out of Madison Wisconsin
weekly from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (CST) every Saturday to talk fishing
and hunting on Sports Radio 1550 AM
Depending on the time of the year and weather conditions Gary fishes
the Wisconsin River early and late in the year and Lake Wisconsin
during early summer and fall. Walleyes and Sauger can be caught as
early as February in the river system. The Wisconsin river offers
some of the greatest smallmouth fishing available from summer to fall.
The Madison Lakes provide steady action for most species year round.
MY GOALS ARE
To provide you with a lasting , memorable fishing expierience.
To teach you and help you learn the proper techniques and methods needed
for catching fish at all time during the year.
To promote conservation and proper fishing etiquette. I believe
in Catch, Photo and release where ever possible to insure quality fishing
for future generations.
A Quality, fully equipped boat
Gas and live bait
Rods and reels if needed
My Expertise Lunch and beverages
Clothes to fit the season
A willingness to learn and try new techniques
I can videotape our fishing trip
30.00/hour (Minimum 3 hours), $140 for 1/2 day, $225 Full day.
Rates are for two people. A third person is extra. Rates subject
to change due to rapid increase in the cost of fuel. Please contact
Gary for confirmed rates.
Call 608-795-4208 or write along with a copy of this page to Gary
Engberg 10106 Hwy. Y Mazomanie Wi 53560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Best is yet
It’s time for school to start and all the activities
that come with fall. After Labor Day, many of you put away your boat and
fishing equipment and become football couch potato’s if you’re not hunters.
Some of the year’s best fishing comes in the fall and right till ice up.
I always experience some of the years best fishing in late October and
into November. The fish know the days are getting shorter and the water
is cooling off. All this puts fish in the eating mood because they realize
that they better bulk up for the coming winter months. Sure, fish do eat
in the winter, but their metabolism slows down and they become less active.
As we get into fall, I switch back to
many of the tactics and techniques that I use in the spring. First, I go
back to fishing live bait usually minnows and crawlers as long as the water
temperature is above 50 degrees. I go back to jigging and live bait rigging
for most fish that I’m fishing for. Use minnows that are 3 to 5” long because
the forage fish and the young of the year game fish have grown all summer
and are now inches long and not the small fry that they were in the spring.
As the water and weather cools, I slow down my presentations and give the
fish more time with the bait.
Walleyes and saugers are the fish I
normally pursue this time of year and it’s necessary to understand a little
about the fish’s migratory movements. Walleye’s and their close cousin,
the sauger, start working their way up the Wisconsin River system ( and
all other rivers ) to the first blockage, the dam at Prairie du Sac, and
start settling into their winter holding spots. These fish will hold within
a couple miles of the dam until they are ready to spawn in the spring.
They look for deeper water with some structure and a steady supple of food.
All of these ingredients are all present below most dams in the fall, winter,
and early spring. The characteristics I’m describing hold true for most
dams on large and medium size rivers in the Midwest.
As the weather cools, fewer and
fewer anglers are fishing. I’ve been out in late October and been the only
boat on the water fishing. Work your bowmount trolling motor and vertical
jig all around the dam’s tailrace. If the water is high try jigging close
to shore and if the water is low work the deeper channel edges. Anchoring
and casting jigs and minnows works too and sometimes is even better than
moving. The fish move in and out and from deep to shallow, so try all these
areas till you contact fish.
Even if you are a hunter, find time
to fish this fall and I bet you’ll find more time to fish.in the future.
Tips for Early season
I'll give you some places to call and double check on conditions before
leaving home. Things change rapidly.
Early season Techniques
Try to use a four wheel drive vehicle if possible. This prevents
any problems on boat ramps remember boat ramps freeze late in the day and
Watch for ice flows. Sometimes big chunks of ice just below the surface
can ram you, so keep your Life jacket on
Don't anchor sideways if you have ice flowing around you
For More River and Wisconsin Fishing information
try these numbers tell them Gary Engberg from Walleyes INC sent you
Vertical Jigging (Use plastic and hair bucktails)
A plain hook with a bead (chartreuse or glow) and a slit shot
A split shot and floating jig head. Vary Hook to splitshot distance
from 6" to 2 feet
Three way rigs, use 3/4 to 1 ounce jig with minnow as the dropper line
6" to 12" then use a floatingjig/minnow or floating crankbait on
the other line. This can be used as a dead rod in a rod holder or
as you work up river on your bow mount
Early in the year tip all jigs and hooks with medium to smaller size chubs.
Hook under the lip and through a tail hook the minnow on the dead rod.
Saugers always seem to be in deeper water and in more current than walleyes
Night fishing and wading can be very productive. Low light periods
walleyes move shallow to feed. Cast jigs and shad or twister tails
and retrieve slowly.
Casting stickbaits with a tight wobble and split shot works well.
Try Manns Loud Mouth Jerk bait or Rapala floaters. Shad colors seem
to work best
Call anytime for update and information Gary A Engberg 608-795-4208
Prairie Du Sac Wisconsin
Ace hardware and Bait 608-643-2433 (ask for Wally or Dave)
Rivers Edge Resort 608-254-7707 (ask for Butch)
Bobs Bait and Tackle 608-689-2800
Freemans Bait 715-886-3541
Guide Bernie Ksonik 715-887-4274
Genoa Fishing Barge 608-689-2800
Fishing Supreme 319-872-4258
Rord R Sports 319-243-4696
Fishing Report for the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers
Friends, Just back from 2 days of seminars at Bass Pro Shops Spring
Classic, packed house. The first two good fish from the lower Wisconsin
River last night, a 31" and a 30", both released and caught after dark
on a jig (Slo Poke and Kalins 5" tail and Husky Jerk shad color). 35 dgrees
and water temperature mid to high 30's. These fish are going to go soon
if the weather will warm a little which it should by the weekend.I'll be
fishing everyday now, so keep in touch for updates. Guide Gary Engberg
(608) 795-4208 or email@example.com
· LaCrosse, Wisconsin (Dresbach and Genoa) Bob’s Bait and Tackle
· Genoa Barge (608) 689-2800
The Bait Shack (319) 252-3211
· Bellvue, Iowa
Fishing Supreme (319) 872-4258
Freemans Bait (715) 886-3541
· Wisconsin Dells
Rivers Edge Resort (608) 254-7707 ask for Botch.
· Prairie du Sac
Zick’s (608) 643-6240 Ace Wilderness Fish and Game (608) 643-2433
Call Engberg Guide Service for updates at (608) 795-4208
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||Bait Rigs Slo Poke
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