Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lake Wisconsin Fishing Report – 6.18.13
We’ve just past the mid-point for the month of June and fishing on Lake Wisconsin for walleyes and saugers remains very good. The fish are widely dispersed from the mouth of the Wisconsin River to the Prairie du Sac dam. Trolling with crank baits with either planer boards, long-lining or lead core line has been the most efficient means of getting fish for the last three weeks; however I will say that long-lining and pulling lead core sets has out fished planer board sets 2 to 1 in my boat. I have not found any particular preference for color or brand of crank bait

which is unusual. On my scouting trips as well as guide trips, I have routinely been intentionally pulling a different color and brand of bait on each rod and have yet to determine a preference. #7 Storm Smash Shads, #7 Berkley Flicker Shads and #7 Rapala jointed Shad Raps have pretty much had equal success while long-lining and pulling lead core. #5’s have worked to but the #7’s have been the most consistent for me. Other brands of baits than

FishingWithLakeWisconsinWalleyes.comthose mentioned above will work too.

Multiple locations and depths are producing fish regularly, but I have been concentrating on two main areas:  8’ to 10’ flats and 12’ to 16’ break lines. What I do, is to mark a GPS way point when I get a fish, and soon a line of way points will be established so that you can easily return and pull baits over the same productive locations at a later time.

When pulling lead core lines, one trick that I’ve been doing to get extra fish off of a break line once the bite seems to slow, is to change colors and styles of baits. I can run back and forth along a contour 8-10 times picking up one to three fish on every pass and then it will seem like the bite stops. For example, if you’re running Smash Shads and Flicker Shads and it seems like you’ve worn out the spot, changing out the baits from the straight models to jointed Shad Raps in different color patterns has worked like a charm to get a few more.

Another trick is to work the area over by slowing down and pulling Slow Death rigs on bottom bouncers in order to finesse a few more fish. Once you’ve fished area, look at your Lake map to identify areas with similar features elsewhere and go fish those. Pretty soon you will have a “milk run” of spots established allowing you to keep moving and maximize your time on the water.

Good fishing to you,

Gary Sanders

Lake Wisconsin Walleyes, LLC

Lake Wisconsin Area Calendar of Events for June

June 1st – Lodi Mammoth Fun Run and Hike.

5k and 10k run or a 5k hike on Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Register 8 – 8:40am at Doctor’s Park, 218 S. Main St. or 608-592-7817

June 2nd – Baraboo Pizza in the Park Annual Zoo Fundraiser. 11am – 3pm, all you can eat, Ochsner Park, 903 Park St., Children’s games, rides, live music, face painting, silent auction and arts and crafts fair.

June 7th – Lodi Friday Arts Walk.  5 – 9pm every Friday through Oct. 4th. Meet the Artists and view art at various shops in downtown Lodi.

June 7 – 9th, Lodi Harmony Grove Garage Sales

Map published in the Lodi Enterprise newspaper the week prior to event.


June 8th & 9th – Wisconsin Dells Taste of the Dells Arts and Crafts Show. Saturday 9 – 4pm. Sunday 9 – 3pm. Free admission. Event benefits the Historical Bowman House. Bowman Park, 714 Broadway 608-981-2321

June 11th – Lodi Public Library. Free family program with musician Duke Otherwise, 2pm at Habermann Park, Fair St.

June 15th – Lodi Ninth Annual Great Wiggly Worm Race. Bring your own worm or use one of the library’s highly trained specimens. 9:30am at Lodi Public Library, 130 Lodi St.  608-592-4130

June 15th – Wisconsin Dells Block the Sun Run. Help fight melanoma 5k timed run or 3k fun walk on scenic route in Wisconsin Dells. Music,

Food, beverages, silent auction and raffles. Registration 7am, race begins at 8:30am at Spring Brook Golf Resort, 242 Lake Shore Dr.

June 22nd – Baraboo Evening with the Cranes Fundraiser. Live Music, Wine Sampling, Appetizers, and Cranes. 5 – 8pm at the International Crane Foundation, E11376 Shady Lane Rd. 608-356-9462

June 22 – 23rd, Baraboo Annual Native American Artifact and Antique Show. Antique stone, copper artifacts, beadwork, potter, fossils, Civil War Antique Guns, and much more. Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 8am – 2pm,  Free Admission. Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Ave. 920-923-3842

June 23rd – Witwen Camp Meeting, 1:30pm – 4pm. Music by Four Wives Men and Cheddar Chicks at Witwen Park and Campground, 7 miles west of Sauk City, S9855 Hwy E

June 23rd – Baraboo’s Circus of Chefs Gala, featuring the area’s most talented chefs, vintners and brew masters. Sample appetizer, entress, desserts and beverages. Silent and live auction, live music, circus performance and more. 5-9pm at Deppe Wagon Pavilion at Circus World Museum, 550 Water St.

June 27th – 30th, Dane Fireman’s Festival week end in Bert Dean’s Park. Men’s softball tourney, music, and food. Saturday 5k fun run starting at the park. Sunday parade at noon.

June 29th – Portage Concert in the Park.

Parade 4pm in downtown Portage. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra will perform a salute to veterans at 6:30pm in Pauquette Park, Hwy 33 and Pierce St. Fireworks over the Wisconsin River at dusk approximately 9:30pm  608-742-6242