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Tony Puccio pro walleye angler and 1996 PWT Sportsman of the yearTony Puccio co owner of Bait Rigs tackle. Is a multi faceted guide and touring pro on the PWTand the Pro Team Walleye Circuit..

Tony is not only an excellent seminar speaker he also is a Radio talk show host and fishing tackle designer

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Hobbies Fishing, hunting and traveling
Born 10-31-48 on Halloween
Home Madison Wisconsin
Occupation Full time Walleye touring pro and co-owner ,seminar speaker and tackle designer

Career Highlights
  • Sportsman of the year 1996 In-fisherman Professional Walleye trail
  • Sportsman of the year 1996 north American Walleye Anglers (only angler to do this in the same year on both circuits.
  • 13 time Championship qualifier in the PWT and NAWA circuits
  • 3 rd place finish 1997 Mercury national Walleye tournament
  • 4 top ten finishes in the PWT and NAWA tournament circuits
  • Many featured articles for Walleye Insider , Midwest Outdoors and others
  • Co holder Saginaw Bay Record 6 fish limit of 53.50 lbs of monster walleye

Favorite Fishing spots and techniques
Favorite Fishing spot All western reservoirs
LARGEST WALLEYE 13 lbs. 7 ounces
FAVORITE JIG TYPE Odd Ball Jig By Bait rigsOddball and Slopoke Jigs
FAVORITE CRANKBAIT TYPE Powerdive and Quick fish
LARGEST LIMIT OF WALLEYE Saginaw Bay six fish limit 53.50 lbs
Favorite rig type Bait Rigs Big Water Spinners
FIRST TOURNAMENT Toledo Bend reservoir 1974 Bass tournament

Master of ceremonies for the Lowrance Pro Team Circuit 2005
Tony is available for seminars , sport shows, clubs ,in store promotions and seminars. Tony is well versed on all types of fishing methods and a great teacher not only on walleye fishing but fishing of all types for more information contact Tony at

Tony Puccio with a monster Fort Peck reservoir walleye

Serious Walleye Guide Service - with Tony Puccio

  • Learn the latest techniques, catch fish, and have fun close to home
  • Get a lifetime's worth of fishing information in one day
  • Use your new knowledge in rivers and lakes anywhere in the country
  • Half day or Full days

Enjoyable day trips on Southern Wisconsin Lakes, Madison Chain of Lakes, Lake Wisconsin and Lake Winnebago with Tony Puccio, former "Sportmans of the Year" on both the North American Walleye Angler (NAWA) circuit and the Professional Walleye Trail (PWT).

Staying Sharp - For YOU!

To ensure you get Tony at his best, he contiues competing in a minimum of fourteen tournaments annually, including the six major PWT events, Mercury National and the Pro Team events in the new USFA circuit.

Puccio's effervescent personality and presentation style has also made him a crowd pleaser at outdoors shows and seminars with scores of "show days and seminars" scheduled each year. You can have that knowledge in the boat next to you discussing the finer points of fishing.

Tony understands the techniques and tips on how to work all of your equipment and get the most of your fishing experience.

Tony Puccio in his Starcraft Boat

What to Expect

  • Personal On-The-Water Fishing Instruction
  • You'll learn tournament tactics
  • Learn how use locator's and GPS units
  • Learn to troll with in line planer boards
  • Learn how to position a boat with the bow mount trolling motor (if applicable)
  • All Rods, Tackle and Bait is Furnished by Tony *Lost or broken rods & reels must be replaced

Tony shares a lifetime of experience that will make you a more knowledgeable angler. Instructions are offered for, but not limited to: walleyes, muskies, large mouth and small mouth bass and northern pike.

Tell Tony what you want from your experience... education, fun or both... and he'll deliver. Tony's an outdoor original; so don't miss your oppurtunity.

Learn While You Fish

Half Day (5-Hour) or Full Day ( 8-Hour trips)

Rates are for 2 People: 5 Hour... $175.00, 8 Hour... $300.00 (ask about multiple-day discounts)

Lunch provided - additional charge; 50% Deposit Required, Refundable with 14-day notice - Fully Insured

What to Bring: Rain Gear, Sunglasses, Camera, Extra Warm Dry Clothes, Cooler for your fish & a valid Wisconsin Fishing License


Tony Puccio
6555 Hwy. M
Verona , WI 53593
(608) 845-5410 Phone ,(608) 212-6464 Cell
(608) 848-5410 Fax
E-mail to: tpuccio@aol.com

Click on any of the links below to check out Tony's Sponsers
Bait Rigs - FIne Fishing Products
Bait Rigs Tackle Company of Madison Wisconsin, designs and Manufactures a comprehensive line of jigs, rigs, spoons, plastics and components for the Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Panfish and Muskie fishing. Bait Rig's award winning designs have earned wide appeal with discriminating fisherman everywhere.
Mercury Marine
Mercury products have always defined marine performance by offering innovative features not found anywhere else. And that tradition continues today.

Berkley - Catch more Fish!


Power Bait

You have a passion for the sport. And so do we. That's what's made Berkley the world's leading fishing tackle company. Passion. We simply love fishing.

Berkley Gulp! Super Baits
Fishes Like Plastic. Out Catches Live.

Berkley Gulp! looks alive, feels alive and tastes alive! These baits are available in many popular freshwater and saltwater shapes and colors. When fishing with Gulp!, it is important to fish the bait slowly and allow the bait to do what it is intended to do, disperse scent.

The Berkley PowerBait scent and flavor impregnated into baits is tasted by fish upon biting bait. Fish hang on longer for more positive hook sets. The more a fish bites the more scent is dispersed into the water. PowerBait products are available for nearly every fish species and fishing technique.

Minnkota - Trolling Motors
Minn Kota is the oldest manufacturer of electric fishing motors in the world with nearly 70 years of hard-earned experience in the lab and on the water. Throughout our history, Minn Kota has led the way in product innovation and cutting edge technology.
Mitchell - Quality Reels
At Mitchell, we've built top-quality fishing reels since 1948 - the year we invented the world's first spinning reel and changed the face of fishing forever. That breakthrough ushered in a new era of light-tackle angling and an easier way to fish. Everyone could do it. And thousands of people discovered the pure fun of fishing. Today, we're still at it.
Trilene - Fishing Line
The tackle you find on your dealer's shelf is the result of years and years of continuous improvement and innovation. So the Trilene you fish today is a better product than the Trilene you fished five years ago, and promises to be an even better Trilene when you fish it five years from now.
The Outdoor Channel
Founded by outdoorsmen for outdoorsmen, The Outdoor Channel features quality programming designed to educate and entertain sportsmen of all skill levels. The channel promotes the traditional outdoor activities that are a vital part of our national heritage including fishing, hunting and shooting sports. The programs are designed to appeal to "traditional sportsmen" of all ages with a focus on activities that the entire family can enjoy in the great outdoors
Husky Liners
Husky Floor Liners for the front, 2nd, 3rd seat and cargo areas of sport utility vehicles and pickups protect the carpeted areas of your vehicle from water, snow and mud.
Luhr - Jensen
The company was started by Luhr Jensen, Sr. in 1932 and has been grown by Luhr's three sons, over the past 68 years. The Luhr Jensen company management team are fisherpeople. We understand fishing and we understand the need to protect the environment and the fishing resource. We offer technical information on how to fish and how to use our products.
Scotty introduced its first downrigger over thirty years ago and now produces the most complete range of downriggers and accessories in the world.
Aqua-Vu , Underwater Cameras
With Aqua-Vu, make the most out of your day on the water. There’s hardcore learning about rock reefs, weed beds, and how fish relate to structure. Also, discover fascinating adventure and fun in exploring the mysteries of a lake bottom and actually seeing fish in their underwater habitats. Some Aqua-Vu users enjoy "viewing" more than fishing!
Off-Shore Tackle Co.
Off Shore Tackle Co. LLC is one of the leaders in the trolling industry. Their use of Professional anglers and weekend fisherman to test new ideas and products is a fast way of bringing new tackle to the marketplace.
VMC - Hooks
Just being the sharpest is not enough!

...sure, a hook's job is to penetrate swiftly and cleanly. But that's only half its battle. What happens afterwards counts as much. That's why fishermen all over the world are sitting up and taking notice of VMC's new "NEEDLE CONE POINT™". Because as well as being the sharpest hook around, it's also the strongest.

Walleyes Inc.

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Tony's Radio Show
Outdoor Horizons
Tony Puccio teams up with Gary Engberg for a half hour radio show out of Madison Wisconsin 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (CST) every Saturday to talk fishing and hunting on Sports Talk Radio 1670 AM
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