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Gills today

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 7:48pm

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° 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 Northern Wisconsin.

Went back to the "Gill Asylum" today. Unreal, the bite is beyond incredible. By 8 AM we had 87 caught and kept 12 jumbos. Big round beauties. We kept 20 for the entire day and boated over 200.

This type of bite normally only lasts a couple of days every year but this year it has been extended, where we are fishing. You name it, Fly rods, Bobbers, Jig and Minnow, Plastics, unreal.

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

St. Germain Fishing Reports - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 7:46pm

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° 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 Northern Wisconsin.

Went back to the "Gill Asylum" today. Unreal, the bite is beyond incredible. By 8 AM we had 87 caught and kept 12 jumbos. Big round beauties. We kept 20 for the entire day and boated over 200.

This type of bite normally only lasts a couple of days every year but this year it has been extended, where we are fishing. You name it, Fly rods, Bobbers, Jig and Minnow, Plastics, unreal.

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

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Smallmouth today

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:30pm
Default Smallmouth today

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Smallmouth today

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Gills today

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:25pm

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Gills today

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie today

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 4:14pm

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie today

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie today

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 4:34pm

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie today

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Family fishing

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:37pm

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Family fishing

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Family fishing

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:40pm


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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Family fishing

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Family fishing

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 5:13pm

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Family fishing

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:02pm

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie

Arbor Vitae Area Fishing Reports - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:17pm

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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
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Crappie

St. Germain Fishing Reports - 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.

God Bless John Andrew Attached Thumbnails      
Categories: Fishing Reports