2020 – Lake Poygan Mixed Bag – FULL EPISODE – John Gillespie

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 Jan 7th, 2020 by Keith Worrall  281

Modified Jan 7th, 2020 at 10:09 AM

John Gillespie’s Waters & Woods

Lake Poygan Mixed Bag
Show Date: January 4th & 5th, 2020
Location: Lake Poygan, Winneconne, Wisconsin
Guide: Captain Matt Merten [920-410-2206 | https://www.badgersportsmanoutdoors.com/ ]

We always enjoy fishing the Winnebago system, there always seems to be something biting somewhere, and the variety of species keeps it’s interesting.

Matt Merten grew up on Lake Winnebago, and knows the whole system very well. This week we’re fishing Lake Poygan, because it’s the only good ice available. With the unseasonably warm weather, the lakes that we’d normally be fishing are either unsafe, or still completely open.

Poygan is a large flat lake, with no distinctive structure, so there is nothing holding fish; that’s why the key to success is to keep moving. Matt and his buddies like to keep their set-ups simple, and bare bones, so picking up and moving is as simple as possible – because they move a lot.

We’re jigging with small Kastmasters & tungsten jigs, not specifically targeting any species, but catching White Bass, Walleye, & Crappies – which is what makes this system so fun!

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