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Weitzer Boys Celebrate Cousin’s Birthday on Nemahbin Lake

Weitzer Boys Celebrate Cousin's Birthday on Nemahbin LakeGot out with the Weitzer boys to celebrate their cousin Ben’s 10th birthday on Nemahbin Lake.

Last year I met the family following a High Interest Day event at Brookfield Elementary School where I was fortunate enough to introduce K-5 students to the sport of fishing.

Following that event, they embarked on a Father’s Day Trip on LaBelle for walleyes and smallmouth.

Now it was time to reconnect for this special birthday celebration with Ben, Noah, and Gabe as we targeted Large and Smallmouth Bass as well as Walleye and Crappie.

We started out casting Havoc Beat Shads, and Gulp Sinking Minnows on the flats of Upper Nemahbin.
The first 30 minutes Noah tangled with a Smallmouth Bass that was kind enough to give us an “aerial hello” before giving a sly smallmouth smile and spitting Noah’s hook.

Then the chilly wind started to blow out of the Southwest so we changed up slightly and started throwing Berkley Cutter 90+s on the windblown flats of Upper Nemahbin and almost instantly Gabe took a nice 16″ walleye.

Around 7:30 a.m. we moved to Lower Nemahbin and started drifting for Crappie with slip bobbers and fatheads minnows. The smaller the minnow the better it seemed. Each drift on key stretches of Lower each had the kids catching at least 1 every pass with a few “escape artist/bait stealers”. The key was keeping the minnows pretty tight to the bottom and in their faces. If we drifted too fast, the bait would come up too high and the Crappie were reluctant to chase.

Finally, we spent the last part of the trip back throwing Cutters on Lower and the Largemouth cooperated there as well, but they were even smaller!

The boys jumped out of the boat at 10:00 a.m. and for Perkins to enjoy some pancakes with mom and dad. Fish stories were told I’m sure!

Moose Lake Has Fun Fishing For Kids

Moose Lake is a Fun Lake for Kids
Moose Lake in Waukesha county is a Fun Lake to take kids fishing.

Moose Lake is a 80 acre lake in located in Nashotah, Wisconsin that has an abundance of panfish, largemouth bass, and northern pike that is a blast for kids to catch.

The aggressive nature of the panfish makes this lake extremely attractive for the adult looking to ensure there kids accompany to the lake and do not leave empty handed. Bluegills, Pumpkinseeds, Crappie, and Perch all provide the kids with almost limitless action throughout the course of a trip.

img_1812These fish are also prone to engulf small artificial baits, like the Cubby Mini-Mite and Berkley Atomic Fish Fry without hesitation so adults aren’t constantly having to rebait the hook for the youngsters present.

There is a nice concrete boat lamp and landing pier for easy boat access. The launch site has limited parking for 4 truck/trailers, 1 car, 1 handicap Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.59.49 AMslot, and 1 handicap truck/trailer spot. The weekends can find these spots taken during the summer months so plan to arrive early to get your spot OR try to time things late in the evening right before dusk as boaters are coming off for dinner. There is also an accessible fishing pier the offers shore fishing opportunities as well!

IMG_1852With the “dog days of summer” upon us, where late July and early August daytime temperatures are near the 90 degree mark, the water temperatures also rise and the fish become more difficult to find and catch, we’ve been taking trips to smaller Waukesha County lakes like Moose in order to keep the kids having fun fishing from the HookedUp101 boat!


Kids Ice Fishing Big Cedar Lake

HookedUp101 ice anglers, Mason, Spencer, Shaan, and Bonde enjoyed some panfishing while waiting for tip-ups on Big Cedar Lake in West Bend, Wisconsin.

The boys have been enjoying their friendship since the age of 3! Now they have another winter adventure to add to their list as they executed the basics of ice fishing to perfection while the Green Bay Packers were beating the Dallas Cowboys (26-21!)

Here’s a video recap of their Sunday afternoon spent catching bluegills, crappie, and northern pike!

As a team they iced 1- 23″ Northern Pike on a jig pole and over 20 panfish!

Click the following link to learn more about the equipment we find necessary for ice fishing in our youth fishing guide service!