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Whats New?
The 2018 fishing season is in the books and it was another good one.
Good numbers of eaten size walleyes and saugers in that 15-19" size range were our most common caught fish. Bigger fish were also caught but not in great numbers. The out look for the 2019 fishing season is very good for fish ranging from 15-22" long.
I am currently excepting reservations for the 2019 fishing season. 
Feel free to call or email me
if you have questions or if you would like to book a trip. 

Taking Children on Their First Fishing Trip

"Gift Certificates"
We have them. All you need to do is ask!
Gift Certificates from Ballweg's Guide Service have no expiration date. If you have one from years past that was never used, give me a call. I will definitely honor that certificate. 

Joel "Boog" Ballweg
Ballweg's Guide Service, LLC
6996 N. Dunlap Hollow Rd
Mazomanie, WI 53560
Cell 608-220-9866
Joel "Boog" Ballweg
The smallest walleye pictured above is 27.5" long. 
(one) The rest are 28" or longer and all were caught by my clients.
My Pledge to you
At Ballweg's Guide Service, I understand that people like you don't book a guided fishing trip just to watch me fish. When clients go fishing with me, you sit up front, not me. If you break a jig off on a snag, I will give you my rod to fish with while I retie your line. If you hook up with a fish, I will be ready with the net. In my boat, it's always been that way and always will be. When you book a trip with Ballweg's Guide Service, I pledge to do everything possible to not only help you catch fish, but teach you why the fish are where they are, how to find them and what techniques to use to put them in the boat.  I realize this is your chance, not mine, to land a big fish and I will do everything possible to make that happen.
Joel "Boog" Ballweg
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All the saugers pictured above were 22" or longer 
and all were caught by my clients.
Top reports from past years

Pre-Spawn Walleyes on the Wisconsin River, April, 2014

Post Spawn Walleyes on Lake Wisconsin, May, 2014 

Early Summer Walleyes on Lake Wisconsin, June, 2014

October Fishing on Lake Wisconsin, 2014

November Night Time Walleyes, Lake Wisconsin, 2014

November Walleyes on Lake Wisconsin, 2014

April Walleyes on the Menominee River, 2014

Wisconsin River Spring Walleyes, April 2013


Ice Out Walleyes on the Wisconsin River

State of the Lake Report
(Lake Wisconsin)

​Skeeter MX-2025
All the fish in these scrolling photo's were caught in May and June of 2019
CPR Certified
Member of the National Professional Anglers Association