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Hey folks!
If you are looking for my 2016 Fall fishing schedule, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. As of right now, I do not plan to do much guiding until late October or early November. 
The way things stand right now, I'm not impressed with the crappie fishing here on Lake Wisconsin. So instead of guiding as usual in September and October, I intend to spend that time scouting new waters so that I have a few more options available for my clients in the future.
Come November, I will be back guiding for walleyes & saugers here on Lake Wisconsin. So if its walleyes and saugers you are after, feel free to give me a call and set up a guided fishing trip.

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. 
(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.
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 the past two 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
Photo's from recent trips
The photo's below are of my most recent trips.

​New photos recently added to the scrolling pictures below include 
several good walleyes that were caught by family, friends or myself while
fishing in Green Bay or on the Tributary rivers of Green Bay during the 
first couple weeks of April.