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George Langley

Fishing with the Guides

George Langley has been a fishing guide and businessman
in the North Woods for more than 40 years.
He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All fish species hitting as holiday approaches
By George Langley

As we head toward fall and September, are seeing some colored ferns on the roadways and hints of color in some stressed trees. We always look forward to the prettiest season of the year, as it also produces some of the best fishing of the year.

Weeds are starting to die in the shallows, as the water temperatures are down in the 60s on most lakes. There is usually an edge to the early morning air, even on warm days. Panfish are still using these weeds for cover, but usually the deeper weeds.

With school getting ready to start across Wisconsin Sept. 2,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:03 AM
Weather roller coaster slows the fishing here
By Georgle Langley

The North Woods is on a weather roller coaster again, as the temperatures are up and down every three or four days and causing the water temperatures to do the same. This has a large effect on the fishing, as this inconsistency causes the fish to interrupt their feeding patterns.

The lake water levels have gone down a

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:08 AM
Climbing water temps helping muskie fishing
By George Langley

Now that fall is on the horizon, we finally have some consistent summer weather. It has been a little warm for mid-August, but very enjoyable outside with the mosquitoes down and the water temperatures up into the 70s.

Water conditions are great, although some lakes have developed some green algae bloom. Fishing has been, in general, very good for this time of year. After no rain last week, we could use some good rains for the water levels. Some of that rain came on Monday, but probably not enough.

Muskie action has been good in the area,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:57 AM
All species providing action in deep weeds
By George Langley

We’ve had both types of summer weather lately, rain and storms one day and some absolutely great weather the next day. It seems that August and September have brought us our warmest weather over the last couple of years, so we can expect some of that hot stuff in the next six weeks.

Many lakes are now showing us some algae blooms even though the water temperatures are not that warm. We have water temperatures in the low 70s through most of our region. That’s pretty chilly for this part of the country.

Water levels have stayed pretty high —

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:40 PM
Fish hitting well on most area lakes
By George Langley

It is hard to believe that we are heading for late summer already. We really haven’t had a big-time warm period this year, with only hints of warm weather for a week at the longest.

Things have dried out somewhat, even with the little rain lately. Water levels have held up well this year and the weeds have gotten to their maximum growth pretty much everywhere. The mosquitoes, while still present, are much more tolerable now. Water temperatures are now up into the low 70s.

Walleye fishing is pretty good now,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:51 AM

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