Archives for June 2018

Big Walleye in the Sturgeon Bay Area…

Elite Guide Team Captain Caleb Zorn, got an incredible surprise earlier this week.  After chasing giant smallmouth for a few hours, he and his clients decided to try for some Walleye in a new location.  Well…it paid off!  Caleb landed this not-so-typical-this-time-of-year GIANT WALLEYE! 30.5 inches and 10 pound 7 oz fish! Way to go, Caleb!! And isn’t it a cool looking fish??


Sturgeon Bay Bass Fishing on FIRE!

Got up today (6/6/18) at 6am, hooked up the boat, asked my wife if she’d please get my coffee cup ready for me and off to the Resort to pick up Art. Dumped the boat in at 7am and headed out on a pretty cold June morning. Air temps this morning were at 45 degrees and the winds were south, southeast with rain heading our way for noon. Art and I started the day off with a double and shortly after that I put two smallies in the boat and both of them tipped the scales at over 5lbs. Didn’t catch as many fish as we did yesterday, but we still had a fun day of fishing together. Ended up doing two trips today, so Art rode with me to the boat landing this morning, but in the afternoon I brought Art to the resort and dropped him at our dock and then drove back to the landing in Sturgeon Bay to pick up my guys for my 2 o’clock trip. Now the boys in the afternoon and I just rocked-em, many more fish bit in the afternoon, but nothing over 5lbs. Couldn’t believe the amount of fish we boated in the afternoon that pushed the scale over 4lbs. Steve and Greg had the time of their lives and Steve’s from Atlanta and had never caught a Smallmouth bass ever and his first 3 that he boated today were comfortably over 4lbs, so needless to say he was fired up. Brought the boys back to the landing for 8pm and backed the boat in the garage at a little bit after 9pm. Long day today and I actually at the end of the day was ready for my bed! Here are a few of the pics from both trips!

Head Guide, Elite Guide Team
-Captain Dale Stroschein

Mercury Does It Again!

Hats off to Mercury Marine for not only making the number one selling outboard motor, but for always backing the angler and constantly wanting to give back to the community in so many different ways to touch peoples lives in a positive way! So with a number of conference calls with with Mercury’s marketing/social media department and fishing pro’s it finally all came together today very smoothly with the three lucky winners from the Midwest. We all met at our Resort, Sand Bay Beach Resort & Suites, in Sturgeon Bay (On May 30th, 2018)     and after each Pro met their angler who won the fishing outing, we headed over to Sunset Grill for a complimentary dinner provided by Mercury-a great opportunity to get to know each other! We shared some great fishing stories and put together a strong strategy on how we were going to put our winners on some great Walleye action the next day that hopefully they’ll never forget, an experience of a lifetime! As soon as we finished up with dinner, and of course everybody with full bellies, we left Sunset and headed back to the resort so everyone could get a good night sleep in, even with all of the anticipation of what tomorrow had in store for them as they got to spend a day with their favorite Walleye Pro! In the morning after a restless evening waiting to get up to go chase Walleye, everybody met in the parking lot and then we all caravanned to Bay Shore Park to launch our boats. We launched the boats and headed out for a fun day of Walleye fishing and to share our wisdom/techniques with our anglers, so they hopefully learn a few things to have a better experience for them in the future when they go out on their own! Weather was pretty cooperative with south, southeast winds most of the day with a perfect wave for the Walleye to be very cooperative for each of the boats. Mercury Walleye Pro’s, Korey Sprengel, Marianne Pfister Huskey and myself put our anglers, who won the day in the boat with their favorite Pro angler, on all kinds of walleyes throughout the entire day. Korey Sprengel fished with Kevin Wachholz from Oshkosh, Marianne fished with Bradley W. Richardson’s two beautiful young daughters from Roscoe, IL area and I fished with Dylan Knoespel, a student from Brillion, Wisconsin. The overall day couldn’t have gone any more perfect. Every boat caught lots of fish, everyone had a great time and more importantly each lucky winner learned a few tricks to help them catch more Walleye their next time out. Thanks again to Mercury Marine for all you do, and here are a few pics from Dylan’s and my day! #goboldly