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Clear Lake Panfish and Ice Fishing!

Things on Clear are still steady. We have been picking up some nice panfish with a walleye or two mixed in. The Yellows are being caught in 3 to 6 ft in the little lake and the Crappie are starting to make there move to the winter holes. The Muskie fishing has been fair. We have been boating around 1 or 2 per trip.

Its time to start looking at or booking your 2015 ice fishing trip! We have been taking many calls about ice fishing and people have started to book.  If your looking at doing a weekend trip this year you should call sooner than later.  If your looking at a weekday trip you still have some time yet. This year is going to be a blast!

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Things are still going strong!

Things over the last few days have been awesome! We are still pulling a few Muskie and we also got into a cain pole bite. On the long sticks we have been catching Yellows and Gills. We have also been getting a few Walleyes on Cranks. If your looking for a day of mixed fishing, now is the time. Pictured is Kade (12yrs old) releasing his first Muskie ever. This was one of the most memorable fish I have ever had in the boat. This young man casted for 7 hours and during the last 30 minutes of fishing time he hooked and landed this nice mid 30 inch fish. Kade you are a stud on the water and Im so happy to have put the Muskie fishing in your blood. You remind me of my self when I was your age. Just remember what ever you choose to do in live just stick to it and it will happen.




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Great Muskie Fishing!! Are You Ready?

The Last couple days have been great Muskie fishing. This year has blessed us with some great fish. The best part of my fully guided trips are that I will show and teach you exactly how to put one of these in the boat.  The top photo is Dan and his 1st ever Muskie!!!!


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Mid July Fishing Report

We have had a great July. The Panfishing has been great on West O. and during those trips we get a few Large Mouth and some Small Mouth mixed in.  Crystal Lake is still good with an occasional Walleye mixed in. Its now Muskie season on Clear Lake and they have started to heat up. We are still getting a couple eyes on Clear also but its not crazy good. I’ve posted some pics of some Huge Yellow Bass, some are pushing 12 inches.  Iowa Master angler is 10in.

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June 30th – 2 fish for two great clients!

At least with all these storms we are still landing some great fish!  Muskies love crazy weather and that’s one thing that we have had a lot of. Chris popped his and then his friend landed her fish 3 cast later.  Nice job guys! Thanks again!

Two for Two!

Two for Two!

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4-27-14 The fishing is good!

The bite has been great! We have been dealing with some crazy weather but we are still making things happen. Limits of Walleye and some eater size Crappies have been hitting the livewells. Over the next couple weeks we have many weekday spots open and a couple weekend spots. If your looking for a fun bite or maybe even wanting to learn the lake a give us a call you won’t be disappointed. We are a full service guide that supplies everything.

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Hot Bite and Open Dates!

78 PanfishThe Bite is Hot and I have a few dates open this week.  Give me a call for details.  641-529-2359
These trips are for the Clear Lake area.

Coralville Reservoir Crappie

We have a great bite going on Coralville right now. If your looking for a fun Crappie bite on a cool reservoir this bite might be for you. Fully Guided Full Day Trips are $250 and that’s for 2 people.Resampled952014-01-119515-08-5295536


1/9/14 – 1/12/14 was a very tough bite on West O.

20140113_17032320140112_110533Over the last few days I can honestly say that we got are butts handed to us.  This was the worst weekend I have ever had.  The good news is that it can only get better. We did manage to catch a few hogs.  I’ll be going back over Wednesday to work on the bite for the upcoming run of trips.  I’m going to try a couple different game plans and I do think they will pay off.

Clear Lake has continued to be good for Yellow Bass and Crappie.
Crystal Lake has been a hot spot for Gills and Crappie. Both of those lakes are located in North Central Iowa and a lot of fun to fish.

ICE REPORT!!  The ice is great with little to no snow cover.  20 to 24 inches most everywhere.
Hot Bait.  Clam Dingle Drop and a Maki Maki Pink.

Seminars today at Bass Pro Altoona Iowa

Jan 4th Bass Pro

Jan 4th Bass Pro

Bass Pro 2 Bass Pro  I spent the day at Bass Pro in Altoona Iowa. The turnout was huge and the people were great. During my seminar we talked about North Iowa Fishing Tactics.  We spent some time talking about Clear Lake, Crystal Lake, and the Iowa Great Lakes.  I would like to thank everyone that came out today despite the cold weather.