Wisconsin Meeting:
American Legion Greendale Post 416 | 6351 W. Grange Ave. | Greendale, WI 53129
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Speaker: Scott Hansen - WIDNR Fisheries Biologist Sturgeon Bay
Topic:  Status of the Sturgeon Bay Fishery

Scott Hansen is the Fisheries Biologist out of the Sturgeon Bay office. Scott has been involved in surveying fish from Washington Island to Green Bay and west to the Menominee river.

Recently the DNR has just finished a large survey of the area waters surrounding Sturgeon Bay & Green Bay. Scott will talk to us about what the DNR findings are and what they are doing to make sure we have great fishery for years to come.

With a resource like Scott, this will be a great opportunity for a lot of Q & A from someone who has the pulse on all the waters and rivers within the Green Bay/Sturgeon Bay area.

Now will be a great time to get your questions answered about a specific area from as far north as Washington Island to Green Bay. We beleive this will be a unique opportunity for Walleyes Unlimited members to get a complete picture of the area. Definitely a meeting you want to put on your schedule.


Illinois Meeting: Gurnee American Legion | 749 Milwaukee Ave. | Gurnee, IL 60031
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Speaker: Lee Tauchen
Topic: "A Season on the Madison Chain"

Raised in Madison Lee grew up primarily chasing Bass and Pike on the "Mad-Chain" and the Wisconsin River every moment possible. First wade fishing, to canoe, to jon boat, then to my first v-hull guide boat in 1995… where I started "living the dream"… fishing for a living. Only after selling my first car, a 1969 Chevy Chevelle to buy that first guide boat by the way!

The years went fast while spent on the water and working at various sport shops. Increasing exposure through giving seminars, writing for Esox Angler Magazine, and being a featured guest on a few of the Midwest most acclaimed fishing programs such as Lindner’s Angling Edge, The Next Bite, and John Gillispie's Waters and Woods have added to my fishing carrier.

In addition, I also started Lee Lures Surface Baits. What I have strived to do is to make smaller numbers of higher quality wooden lures in classic muskie catching actions. Each is made one by one, and completely assembled by me only.

In 2005, he relocated my summer and fall business to the Muskie Mecca of Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, which was certainly a milestone. The "Big Pond" is perhaps ones best chance of catching a forty pound plus fish. Capitalizing on this unique lake was a reputation making decision. As they say "timing is everything".

Some of the largest muskies taken in recent years have made their way into our boat including some seventy fish over fifty inches, with many over forty pounds, and several breaking the fifty pound mark. The largest specimen in the boat was a 55.5" x 27.5" fish, which flirted with the current Minnesota State record of 54 pounds. That fish was released to assure that a record fish would swim in those waters.

Fast forward to 2011, which marked the beginning of Big Fish 365 Television. Partnering up with guide Eric Haataja and producer Jim Steinmetz, we spent the year filming our first season of the show. Proving difficult with each of us having full-time jobs we managed to complete a seasons worth of shows. January 8th 2012 marksed the debut of Lee's dream of hosting a fishing show, Big Fish 365.

Lee's presentation will be concentrating on fishing the Madison Chain throughout the year. What is hot and when to be targeting certain species. It has been since 2009 since Lee last spoke at Walleyes Unlimited and we are fortunate to have him with his hectic schedule. Definetly not a meeting you will want to miss. Mark your calendars now!

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