For the past several years I've headed north to Boulder Jct. with my daughter Lisa for a Father/Daughter fishing trip.
We didn't get out enough when she was younger. I'm making up for it now. I love the Boulder Jct. area of Wisconsin and staying at the Wildcat Lodge. We've had great luck catching fish up there; everything from crappie to walleyes to muskie during our trips.
What will this year bring? We never know but one thing that's for sure is the within 10 miles of downtown Boulder Jct., there are 194 lakes to choose from and finding a lake that's producing fish is easy and close.
My excitement of heading North grows stronger when I get fishing reports from friends. Just the other day I received a text from Denny Sands of Shabbona Lakeside Tackle at Shabbona Lake. He's up in Boulder Jct now as I write this blog. He fished with Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Legendary Guide Todd Gessner who is the resident guide at the Wildcat Lodge.
You can see in the photos that while fishing with Gessner, Denny got a 3 lb 12 oz smallie, and his buddy, Chuck McCracken of Florida got a 3 lb 6 oz smallie. These were just two of the many fish they caught. For McCracken, this trip to the Northwoods was on his bucket list
If you have a Northwoods fishing trip on your bucket list, Boulder Jct. can fulfill that wish for a trip of a lifetime. Musky fishing is getting hot with every passing day into fall while the walleye and smallie fishing is still very good.
Being only about 5 and a half hours north of my south suburban home, that means that Great Fishing is not that far away. tm