Day Three pre-fishing comes to a close

Chris and I left Davenport early today for a half-day of pre-fishing on the Illinois River at Spring Valley. The Saugers were waiting for us! Changed crankbaits and caught two really nice ones right away! Couldn’t take video because other pro boats were close by. We were off water by noon, got the boat and…

Day 2 pre-fishing Spring Valley!

Chris, Dan, and Gary hit the Illinois River early on Tuesday morning to check out spots for bigger Sauger and, maybe, a bonus walleye. Action in the morning was literally one Sauger after another–but most were around 13 inches long. They did connect with a few larger fish with Dan catching a “double” on a…

Spring Valley Report.

The Eastern Division FLW Walleye Tour continues with the Spring Valley, Illinois event on the Illinois River this Thursday through Saturday. The full field of boats will be cut to the top ten for the final day on Saturday. Walleye Wisdom pros, Chris Burns and Gary Speicher, are pre-fishing before the event and filing daily…

Follow Walleye Wisdom on Twitter!

Walleye Wisdom now uses Twitter to keep our readers up to date on what’s going on with our pro-staff.  Gary and Chris are currently in Spring Valley, Illinois pre-fishing for a tournament so we thought the best way to keep in touch is via our mobile devices using Twitter.  You can subscribe to the Walleye…

What Walleye Lures Will We Use at Spring Valley?

Hello to all our Walleye Wisdom watchers!  I wanted to file a quick report before leaving early Monday morning to meet Ranger/Evinrude Pro Chris Burns in Davenport, IA and head on down to Spring Valley, Il, for some pre-tournament fishing with Chris and his brother, Dan, from Denver, CO.  We’ll be on the Illinois River…

Good news and bad news in Iowa’s environmental report

Richard Leopold, director of the state Department of Natural Resources, delivered a yearly report on the status of Iowa’s natural resources and environment on Tuesday and the report card was a mix of good news and bad. From the report: “This year’s report shows we’ve made strides in a number of areas, as more Iowans…

Spring Bass in Iowa

Here is a follow up Pic from the weekend.  Carl, his oldest son Colton and 14 month old Klaire enjoyed the morning bite.  We were on a local farm pond, using bobbers, minnows and berkley power worms.  Casey and Colton enjoyed catching  fish, chasing down frogs and viewing the painted turtles.  Another great day from shore. …

Turkey in Iowa

I want to thank my best friend Carl and his family for taking care of me during our 2nd season Iowa turkey hunt.  This picture is of myself and Carl’s youngest son Casey.  This decoy would have worked any other time but not this morning.  We sat in the blind till sun up, waiting for…