1st order of business is to update this website. Normally that's not to hard but so far this year, its proving to be a pretty big task. Mainly due to changes being made by my website host all of which are far beyond my control. Things are slowly getting better though as I am now actually able to do some editing vs none what-so-ever over the past month.
The new Skeeter MX-2025 has been a fantastic addition to Ballweg's Guide Service and a big improvement over the old Lund Pro V. The MX-2025 has been a real treat to fish from when chasing walleyes & saugers on Lake Wisconsin and in the deeper holes of the Wisconsin River. However, it does not work very well in the shallower stretches of the river.
It became pretty obvious that a 2nd boat was going to be a necessity. Especially in the spring of the year when targeting pre-spawn walleyes. After some research, we purchased a new Crestliner 1756 Retriever Deluxe Jon Boat. This 17' long Jon boat is powered by a 60hp Mercury 4 stroke engine. I've had it out several times this winter on the Wisconsin River below the Prairie du Sac dam and love it so far. Some further rigging is needed though and that will be one of my projects to be completed this winter.
I will post some pictures of the Crestliner Jon boat as soon as possible. Pictures of the new Skeeter MX-2025 can be seen on the "Rates - Equipment" page of this website.
When you book a trip with Ballweg's Guide Service, you'll be fishing out of a 2013 Skeeter MX-2025 bought from Skeeter Boat Center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. (picture below) Check them out at: skeeterboatcenter.com
Joel "Boog" Ballweg
The smallest walleye pictured above is 27.5" long.
(3 of them) Most 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.