What a great week and a half I have had. The fishing has probably been the best I’ve had all year. I think the fish are sensing the coming fall and starting to eat.
I started out this week in my old stomping grounds of NE Wisconsin. I had the pleasure to guide with Tim Landwehr and Nate Sipple from the Tight Lines crew. It is a rare treat that I get over there during the heart of the season. What a wonderful river and resource they have.
Tim is the gold standard by which all guiding operations should be measured. They run the best shop and guide service east of the Mississippi.(Notice I said east) Tim has helped me more over the years than anyone in this crazy industry and I owe him a big debt of gratitude. Thanks Tim for letting me be a part of Tight Lines even if it was for just two days. I wish it could be a little more.
On my way home I stopped off in Hudson for the Kiap Tu Wish Trout Unlimited Chapter to do a presentation on warm water fishing. What a great group. They do a ton to keep our trout streams in this area special. Thanks for the invite. I really enjoyed it.
Thursday found me on the my home stretch of the Mississippi. I had a great day with Jean and Bill. This was their first experience chasing smallmouth from a driftboat. The river gave up a few nice fish for them and I really enjoyed their company. Looking forward to my next trip with them both.
Friday found me on the secret river with the Engebretsons. Every year I get to celebrate Don’s birthday. His son Mark takes his wonderful father fishing for the occasion. This year was Don’s 95th birthday and as always we simply had a grand time. Don’s birthday is always one of my highlights for the year. Thanks Mark and Don for letting me share in your celebration.
Saturday, my brother- in- law and I got to fish. I keep forgetting what a fine fly caster he is. Must have been the excellent instruction he has recieved over the years. We had a great day and caught some very nice fish.
Today I had a wonderful father and son experiencing the Miss for the first time. I think thay saw what a great river it is. Thanks Phil and Jackson for a great, wet day on the river.
We still have some dates in September available and are running a great deal. $350 gets you a full day on the water and a chance to win a free trip next year.
The fishing has been outstanding and should get better. The frog hatch should be here in a week or so and that can make the fishing unforgettable.
Give us a call if you are interested.
Kip and the Wildwood Family
P.S. Musky, Musky, Musky will soon be here.