02-24-2000, 08:18 AM
I WAS CURIOUS WHEN YOU WOULD BE DOING A SHOW ABOUT FISHING WISCONSIN. PARTICULARILY FLOWAGES. THEY ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE WESTERN BASIN FLOWAGES AND ARE OFTEN FLOODED BY POWER DAMS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN EPISODE ON THESE TOPICS SPECIFICALLY CATERED TO WALLEYES. ANY CHANCE YOU WILL BE DOING A SHOW ON THIS ANY TIME SOON? I AM SORT OF GETTING SICK OF SEEING PROGRAMS ABOUT FISHING IN CANADA. YES IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND THEY DO SPONSOR YOUR PROGRAM, BUT THE FACT IS THEY AREN'T THE MIDWEST, THEY'RE CANADA AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF US CANT GO TO CANADA OR EVEN CARE TO. WE WANT TO SEE A PROGRAM ON MIDWEST STATES. I'M NOT ALONE ON THIS BECAUSE THIS TOPIC COMES UP A LOT ON THE MESSAGE BOARD. NOT TRYING TO BE RUDE, BUT PLEASE STICK TO THE STATES, OR CHANGE YOUR SHOW TO THE ALL CANADA SHOW OR SOMETHING SO IT IS NOT SO MISLEADING TO THE REST OF US WAITING TO SEE SOMETHING IN THE REAL MIDWEST SO WE CAN LEARN HOW TO USE NEW OR EXISTING PRESENTATIONS. IN CANADA, THERE ISN'T MUCH PRESSURE ON THE LAKES YOU FISH AND THEY ARE PLENTIFUL AND GREAT SIZES. BUT WHY ALWAYS CANADA? THE REGULAR FOLKS WANT TO SEE A BODY OF WATER THEY HAVE READY ACCESS TO NOT SOMETHING THEY'LL NEVER FISH.
02-24-2000, 09:01 AM
Thank you very much for the recent e-mail. I sincerely appreciate your comments. However, you are thinking of someone else regarding Canadian shows. Fishing the Midwest has done 0 shows in Canada in the past 3 years, and we have absolutely no Canadian sponsorship. This year we have 5 shows with Wisconsin segments. Fishing the Midwest is exactly what we do. North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin are the states that we highlight, with trips into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan every once in awhile.
Again, I really appreciate your input. We want to know what our viewers want, and it sounds like we are delivering what you are looking for.
Please feel free to contact me if you want to know which stations carry Fishing the Midwest in your area.
02-24-2000, 04:33 PM
I APOLOGIZE FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY BOAT. I MUST HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT A DIFFERENT SHOW. HERE I SORT OF BASH YA AND I'M NOT EVEN ON THE SAME PROGRAM. I WOULD HOWEVER LIKE TO SEE MORE WALLEYE SHOWS THOUGH. IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE BASS NORTHERN AND PIKE. ONCE AGAIN, I GIVE MY DEEPEST APOLOGIES TO YOU AND YOU STAFF. IF I EVER MEET UP WITH YA ON A LAKE SOMEWHERE, I OWE YOU AND YOUR CREW A FEW.
02-28-2000, 09:11 AM
The crew and I will look forward to seeing you on the water sometime. I did a quick check for show content for FTM2000 and found this regarding species that we have highlighted. We do 13 new shows every year, which translates to 26 segments. Of those 26 segments, 4 are highlight type segments. Of the remaining 22, 14 contained walleye action. I was wondering if that is too much walleye stuff. Walleyes are great fish, but there are lots of anglers who want some coverage of the other species. I am very interested in feedback from viewers as to what a good mix of species would be.
Thanks for your interest.
02-28-2000, 04:36 PM
i would have to say keep the walleye segments up there at 14, as for the other segments how about going from crappie to bass or northern. we do have the glory seeking musky hunters out there too. but if you're going to try to appeal to younger or newer anglers, go for bass and crappie. this is easier for them to catch and the products that you help promote would sell better. if you are sponsored by more of a item related company, then i would go to more of a musky northern approach. what i mean is if your sponsors is/are selling fishing items, then go for the species that will help sell your sponsors items. if your sponsors are more like frabill or lund, then you could show stuff more for northerns or musky because you would typically catch them from a boat or in big lake type environments. let your sponsors dictate what you fish for as long as you have walleye in the segment. any chance you're going to the chippewa flowage this year? the treeland challenge which is a family orientated tournament, is during mothersday weekend every year and has great prizes. sure would make a good show for you and let viewers see what's out there for them in the way of tournaments. if you need info goto www.treelandsresorts.com and you'll find more info from them..until then my friends, gotta go the ice is melting and my boat needs to be put in water before it suffocates.
02-29-2000, 07:30 PM
Bob..given any thought to fishing the Wolf River. There is an excellent walleye run around the 10th of April. There is aso something unique on the wolf river called raft fishing. Until you experience it, you do not know what you are missing. It is said that you could light up the entire river with the number of rafts on it. I would invite you to the wolf River for a raft and boat fishing adventure. I know you would enjoy it.
03-01-2000, 06:22 AM
Thanks for the info. We have a trip lined up for the Wolf this spring in April. We are going to try the raft fishing as well as the traditional thing. Looking forward to it.
Again, thanks for the info.
03-01-2000, 07:32 AM
curious to know what stretch of the wolf you will be fishing. Are you fishing in the Fremont area, New London area or Shiocton area. In case you are wondering, I was the person at the Green Bay boat show that invited you to fish the wolf. Glad to see you are coming to the wolf river to fish. It will be an experience that you will never forget....