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Smallmouth today

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:26pm
MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM johnandrew@centurytel.net 715-892-3020



(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

His T shirt is a testimonial. Had to look back.

All day long all fished were released.

What a great client, he says I want to catch Smallies no matter what size. So, I take him to a clear water lake over loaded with 11 to 16 inch'rs and he catches who knows how many. I quit counting at 10 am AM with 27.

All fish on a jig and vertical jigging was best, some casting but when we marked the fish we simply dropped down on top of them and "Bang". Water temps are "extremely warm", we had 78 degrees today.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Gills today

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:23pm

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM johnandrew@centurytel.net 715-892-3020


(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

Gills today and all on plastics, uncountable #rs. A few were kept for a fish fry. Some good sized ones were released. At one point, 37 caught in 37 casts, awesome.

All fish were in the weeds. Fun fishing and needs to be done a few times a year.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Crappie today

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 4:13pm

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

Chicago's Finest.

Today's fish were all suspended. No big ones today. Bobbers work, we were casting. Minnows produced the best and yes, color of our jig was very important. We caught several on "road worker and walker green" and other colors produced when our starting color failed to produce. We continued catching as the morning wore on.

Ok, I got it and thank you.

To all that ask, John, why do you guide so much for Crappie. Yes, I guide Walleye all summer long but that is for another discussion. Everyone knows about the Willow and Trout. This never has been a secret. There are select few others.

Well my answer is easy for Crappie. During July and August, the heat of the summer, as of now, they continue to bite during mid day despite water skiers, jet skies, tubers and all other boat traffic.

I do several seminars at several Sport Shows during the winter months describing and teaching about this event, which most fishermen do not focus on. "Very few" fisherman ever fished "mid day" July and August Crappie in Vilas County WI. until a few years ago and yes, some did and continue today.

A lot of people enjoy a fish fry and Crappie meat is very, very good table fare.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Crappie today

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 4:33pm

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.
These 2 guys are some of the best. Polite, friendly, asking how to and why and when should we expect to do the same and thank you, the best feeling of all, a simple, thank you.

God Bless you 2.

Our pattern is staying the same, no changes for us.
The hot temps and high humidity is swooping in. The next 2 days are going to be a real pan fryer on our lakes.

Once we were able to adjust to the very lite strike the fish continued to come aboard.

This Grand Father and his son in law enjoyed a simple 1/2 day of catching. They were quick learners and produced very well. Minnows, jigs, slow retrieve, or bottom bouncing, and yes, suspended fish with a steady trolling speed is producing and yes, all presentations depend where and what lake you are fishing.

The last few days I have guided on 4 different Crappie Lakes and produced with the same techniques. Even when I fished Ill. Iowa, Alabama, MI. and other locations, the summer pattern has been no different.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Family fishing

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:35pm

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM

johnandrew@centurtel.net 715-892-3020

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

The hot temps and high humidity is swooping in. The next few days are going to be a real pan fryer on our lakes.

These fish were caught working slowly with our presentation. The bite was very lite and we had to focus on that subtle strike.

Once we were able to adjust to the very lite strike the fish came aboard.

Another Awesome Family who care about people and others. Fantastic job you guys and my hat goes off to you and family.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Family fishing

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:38pm

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

The pattern is staying the same, for now, (for us.)

Today's fish were all caught by casting and reeling in, vertical jigging, trolling and dead sticking the bait. All fish on minnows. This family is again, some of the best, very polite and kind. Awesome.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Family fishing

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 5:12pm

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Saint Germain Wisconsin in Vilas County Wisconsin.

Today's fish were all caught by casting and reeling in, vertical jigging, trolling and dead sticking the bait. All fish on minnows, plastics are working but minnows continue to be best.

There smiles say it all, 3 generations in the boat today, grandfather, son and grandson. All polite, happy, sharing the family moment. We even had the Bald Eagle swoop down next to the boat on 3 separate occasions. Awesome video for the tourists, they were in pandemonium. Awesome job you 3, my hat goes off to you.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Crappie

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:59pm

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM johnandrew@centurytel.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

Today's fish were all caught prior to the storm that rolled in around 3 PM. Depending where you were at that time. Minnows, trolling, casting, vertical jigging, it all worked, no bobbers today. Some weed fish, some suspended and some on the bottom. A slow presentation is best (for us.)

This family is again another best. Very polite, friendly always asking and saying thank you, as I do, with all clients. This family is again, way ahead of the curve, they are some of the best that any guide could ever want. I always say thank you, please and how can I help you for the rest of your vacation, for fishing.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Crappie

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:15pm

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew.

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

Today's fish were very light biting. Yesterday they were snapping at any and all presentations. We did create 2 limits out of 4 but, we were on a 10 fish limit lake and yes ,anyone who knows A.C.G.S. knows we were on L.S.G. for Crappie.

Is a limit important and the answer is NO. Many clients simply throw all fish back and they prefer to go out to dinner at one of the many fine dinning establishments offered in our communities.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Today

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:19pm

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE .COM
715-892-3020
johnandrew@centurytel.net

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew.

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.
Back to the fantastic eating Crappie. All fish were caught trolling, casting and on bobbers. Some were on the bottom, some were in the wood and a few suspended.

A good hard hitting bite was on all day.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Family fishing

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 3:36am

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andre

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

These 2 family's are the best of the best and yes, many, many other family's are also the best of the best. This family shows a special place.

So many people enjoying the great North Woods of Vilas County Wisconsin during the "Great Days of Summer."

These kids and fathers are none other than the best. Say what you will but, this family is ahead of the curve. Now please, do not send me e-mails saying how others are better but, these kids say, please explain to me, show me, can you teach me, thank you John.

I am in debt, perhaps I should pay them.

Meet your future Representatives.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Crappie today

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 9:06pm

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew.

Another great family supporting Vilas County Wisconsin.

This couple is the best of the best and yes, many, many other family's are also the best of the best. This couple holds a special place.

So many people enjoying the great North Woods of Vilas County Wisconsin during the "Great Days of Summer."

All fish were caught on minnows the weed line was best, although wood piles also produced and so did the suspended fish. Yes, I know, thru all your e-mails that suspended fish were not biting the last 2 days but, we produced.

As these photos show.

Work long and hard and you will produce. Spending 1 hour is simply not enough time to develop a pattern, unless, you hit them all at once.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Blue gill

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 8:03pm

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew.

This needs to be said.

These 3 kids are by far, the most advanced family members for fishing that I have ever had the privilege to work with. A father with a passion. Always saying thank you, yes or no, please, thank you, we are happy to be here and can you show me again, awesome people.

Kind people receiving kind service. My friend "T" , God Bless to you, your wife and family.

"No Guide" could ask for more. Special.

Family Fishing.

The bite is staying very strong and will continue for the next several weeks. The Blue Gill are hard hitting and an all summer long event and an under fished resource.

You cannot miss, a simple bobber, split shot (to take the hook down.)

A small # 6 long shank hook, (to better remove the hook) a small "1/2 inch" piece of night crawler (we never use red worms,) fish by certain docks, weed beds and set the hook as soon as the bobber twitches, do not wait for the bobber to completely go under the water as the Blue Gill will have already swallowed the bait.

This will last all day long from 10 AM to 4 PM, all the kids will love it, as shown with these pics. Family fishing.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Crappie

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 1:06pm

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew

More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas County Wisconsin.

The bite is staying strong and will continue for the next several weeks. Minnows, plastics and trolling hard baits are all working. Weeds, certain ledges, drop offs from the shoreline, wood piles, bottom feeders and suspended Crappie.

All areas are producing, just depends what lake you are fishing.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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First fish ever

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:29pm

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew

More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas County Wisconsin.

Glad I was guessing younger than older on my last post. An awesome grand father who loves his Grand children as they caught many, many Gills together. As said in my last post, there smiles say it the best.

Another "first fish" ever caught was done on this day. His dad is holding his sons first fish he ever caught and his son is holding the second fish he ever caught. A youngster with a passion to drive forward. Awesome.

We went to a Smallie Lake and caught 3 dozen. This youngster was smiling from ear to ear all morning long as he reeled in several Small mouth Bass.

Awesome job by this father and yes, his 11 year old son. All fish were hard hitting and fought like there was no tomorrow.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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First fish ever

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:27pm
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MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew

More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas County Wisconsin.

Glad I was guessing younger than older on my last post. An awesome grand father who loves his Grand children as they caught many, many Gills together. As said in my last post, there smiles say it the best.

Another "first fish" ever caught was done on this day. His dad is holding his sons first fish he ever caught and his son is holding the second fish he ever caught. A youngster with a passion to drive forward. Awesome.

We went to a Smallie Lake and caught 3 dozen. This youngster was smiling from ear to ear all morning long as he reeled in several Small mouth Bass.

Awesome job by this father and yes, his 11 year old son. All fish were hard hitting and fought like there was no tomorrow.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless John Andrew
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First fish ever

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:27pm

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew

More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas County Wisconsin.

Glad I was guessing younger than older on my last post. An awesome grand father who loves his Grand children as they caught many, many Gills together. As said in my last post, there smiles say it the best.

Another "first fish" ever caught was done on this day. His dad is holding his sons first fish he ever caught and his son is holding the second fish he ever caught. A youngster with a passion to drive forward. Awesome.

We went to a Smallie Lake and caught 3 dozen. This youngster was smiling from ear to ear all morning long as he reeled in several Small mouth Bass.

Awesome job by this father and yes, his 11 year old son. All fish were hard hitting and fought like there was no tomorrow.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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First fish ever

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 5:13pm

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew

More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas County Wisconsin.

Today was a special event for this youngster. "His first fish ever" caught and yes, it was a great Blue Gill. His proud smile and his proud father says it all, awesome job you 2!

All fish on a bobber and Crawlers, not sure how many were boated but the smiles are payment enough.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Crappie today

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:39pm

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew

More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas, Iron and Oneida County's of Wisconsin.

Today all boats were catching Crappie, where we were fishing, everybody was having fun. Our fish were caught on minnows.

The big storm is to be moving in tonight and scattered storms all day tomorrow, as currently forecast and as we all know, this will change in 30 minutes, from now.

Rain is in the forecast.

This group was loud, excited, broadcasting across the lake all about there opinions for everyone to here and simply fun loving, awesome job guys, you exceeded all expectations.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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Walleye, crappie

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:29pm

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

THE ANGLERS CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE.COM
johnandrew@centurylink.net 715-892-3020.

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Please contact me thru my “e-mail” or “phone #” only. “Thank you all” who continue to support John Andrew.

More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas County Wisconsin.

This couple are always laughing, learning and enjoying there outing like it is there first.

Our bite for Walleye was hard hitting. Switched back over to minnows today. The Crappie were very light hitting but again on minnows and no bobbers.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

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