Wisconsin Musky Fishing Guide
Southeast Wisconsin and Green bay offer some of the best musky fishing in the Midwest. Whether you’re in search of numbers of musky, or that fish of a lifetime, Ben Kueng’s Guide Service can accommodate your needs. I currently fish every lake within a 2 hour radius of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and run trips 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I am experienced in casting, trolling with up to 10 lines and live bait fishing. I fish Pewaukee lake, Okauchee lake, Lac Labelle, Fowler lake, Lake Monona, Lake Wingra, Oconomowoc Lake, Green bay/Fox River, Lake Michigan, lake Waubesa, Winnebago, Green lake, little Green lake and many, many more!
Spring Musky Fishing Pewaukee Lake, Okauchee Lake, Oconomowoc Lake, Green Bay, Madison Chain and Lake Wisconsin
Spring is a great time to be on the water chasing musky. In the spring I prefer to cast and drag live bait (suckers) on Pewaukee, Okauchee, Oconomowoc, The Madison Chain, Green Bay, Fox River and many other lakes and rivers in that area. If you’re already experienced on the lakes around Waukesha County, Madison, and Green Bay I have a few lakes 1-hour from Oconomowoc that are rarely fished and hold good populations of big musky. I will teach you how to pursue big musky in the spring and some of the patterns you learn will completely change the way you fish for musky. I will also be trolling a little bit in the spring which is typically overlooked by most anglers. I have already had over 100 fish in my boat by mid June and its possible for you to learn how to post big numbers like that as well!
Summertime Muskies in Southeast Wisconsin and Green Bay
In summer when the musky move out of shallow water to chase suspended schools of baitfish I prefer to troll. Trolling with planer boards will give us the best chances at contacting the most amount fish on a regular basis. The trolling bite will generally start up as early as mid May and generally last through September around Southern Wisconsin. On Green bay, September is generally when the trolling bite starts to get good. I am set up to troll 9-10 lines depending on how many customers are with. I am also casting at this time and there are several patterns that you may be overlooking when it comes to the dog days of summer.
Monster Fall Muskies - Pewaukee Lake, Oconomowoc Lake, Okauchee Lake, Madison Chain, Lake Wisconsin, Wisconsin River and Green Bay
When the temps start to fall in late September, the sucker and casting bite starts to get good again as the fish follow the baitfish back into shallow water. This can be one of the best times to be on the water chasing musky, and personally my favorite time to be fishing. The fall bite will vary depending on the weather, but I will be splitting my time between Green Bay and Southern Wisconsin. I prefer to target big fish at this time and will be fishing wherever I think we have the best shot at putting the biggest fish in the boat. Fall is when the musky pack on the most weight and you can expect a 50" fish to weigh between 30 and 40lbs! There are several different things that you can do to increase your odds of catching a HUGE musky and I will cover all of that during your outing.
There's nothing more exciting than seeing a huge musky come up and eat a 14" sucker right at the boat! I am also running "light tackle" musky trips at this time. We will be fishing for big musky with Medium action spinning tackle. because of the cold water there isn't any negative pressure put on the fish and every musky swims back just as if you caught it on a heavy action musky rod. its also a lot more fun! I am currently the only guide in the Southern part of Wisconsin that's doing these type of trips.