WIFinlander Guide Service

Captain Tim Hyvonen

January 14, 2017

I know it's been a while since my last post but I've been busy between fine tuning my tournament techniques and working.  But good news is the bluegill bite is on fire along with some dandy crappies coming topside.  small tungsten jigs tipped with one or two spikes wor...

March 7, 2016

Saturday i had the pleasure of running the last ice trip of the year in McKinley Marina.  The goal was to get my client on a bunch of steelhead but the brown trout had other ideas.  I ran every close to every rod in the top 6' of water with a mix of shiners and spawn s...

February 16, 2016

My first NAIFC tournament was definitely a learning experience.  Pre fishing lead to be a tough struggle trying to find any decent bluegills.  After cover all of the safe ice and weed beds I could find, all we found were small perch, small bluegills and a lot of large...

January 18, 2016

This past weekend kicked off the Team Extreme (WI) Ice Series on Lake Menomin. Just like last year it was a cold one! Pre fishing went great and I had my game plan set by noon on Saturday. Sunday morning with -17 degrees started off rough. When temps are that cold my f...

January 4, 2016


    Since the first tournament of the Team Extreme Ice Series was cancelled this past weekend, I decided to take a run north to the UP of MI and hit some waters I haven't fished in many years. The Friday night I got into Gogebic Co. park around 3:30 and set up for sha...

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