Many areas in the Northwoods of Wisconsin are destinations for family fishing vacations. I've often preached that when spending a week away from home fishing waters that you may visit only once a year you should hire a guide on the first weekend. With a guide you can learn the lake you're staying on, how to fish it, what baits to use, and where to find fish. Then, spend the rest of the week catching fish, not searching for them.
Another good thing to do is attend the local chamber's fishing seminars. They're usually on a Sunday evening, free, and found at the chamber office, community center or a local lodge. This is another great way to learn the water you will fish all week.
The Boulder Junction Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce has been hosting fishing seminars by local guides for quite a while now and they just sent me their updated seminar schedule. If you have a trip to the Northwoods this summer, mark your calendar for these informative seminars.
2013 Boulder Junction Fishing Seminar Schedule
Free Fishing Seminars will begin at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 25 - Spring Walleye Fishing by Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service at Camp Holiday
Sunday, June 16 - What You Need to Go Fishing Successfully by Janie Harpster at the Boulder Junction Community Center
Sunday, June 23 – Fly Fishing Smallmouth Bass by Bill Sherer’s Guide Service at the Boulder Junction Community Center
Sunday, June 30 – Summer Musky Fishing by Erv Keller Guide Service & Bobby Orr’s Guide Service at Boulder Junction Motor Lodge
Sunday, July 7 – Summer Walleye & Bass by Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Sunday, July 14 – Row Trolling by Pete Krueger at the Boulder Junction Community Center Pavilion
Sunday, July 21 – Summer Bass Fishing by Marty Clauson Guide Service at the Boulder Junction Community Center
Sunday, July 28 – Fishing the Northwoods by Todd Gessner Outdoors at the Boulder Junction Community Center
Sunday, August 4– Fall Walleye by Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service & Marty Clauson Guide Service at the Boulder Junction Community Center
Sunday, August 18 – Musky Fly Fishing by Bill Sherer’s Guide Service at the Boulder Junction Community Center
Sunday, August 25 – Fishing the Back Waters by Dave Osborn, Little Lakes Guide Service, at the Boulder Jct. Community Center
Sunday, September 1 – Fall Musky Fishing by Bobby Orr’s Guide Service & Erv Keller Guide Service at the Acorn Lodge
All seminars are free to the public. No reservations are necessary, just come and enjoy! For more information visit www.boulderjct.org or call 715-385-2400.