WIFinlander Guide Service

Captain Tim Hyvonen

November 17, 2016

The fall push of brown trout and steelhead are starting to make a strong presence in the rivers of S.E. Wisconsin.  The trick has been running a tandem Creek Candy Bead combo with a small spawn sac on the bottom hook.  It's been a 50/50 mix of either the top bead or sp...

October 14, 2016

Yesterday I met my buddy (photographer) and his girlfriend on the river in search of Browns and chinooks. As I was standing on the bank finishing my coffee Kelsey yelled "I have one!" As I looked up I saw her fly rod bowed over and a very nice brown thrashing away. Aft...

July 19, 2016

These past 9 days have been possibly the longest ever for Salmon a rama. Between brutal winds and waves we still managed to put a bunch of fish in the boat with out loosing to much gear. So much happened though out the tournament that I don't even know where to start b...

March 20, 2016

The last few days have been nothing short of a waiting game.  We received a bunch of rain earlier last week causing all the rivers to flood out.  The 17th, the smallest of the rivers I fish became fishable for a whopping one day but there was a nice batch of steelhead...

March 15, 2016

While running back from Minnesota I checked the river flows and noticed that they all bumped up to perfect levels. Friday I took a coworkers husband out for steelhead and it didn't take long to tie into my first fish. Since Tony is brand new to steelheading I let him r...

March 7, 2016

During February I ran a contest at The Beef Jerky Outlet Store for one lucky winner to win a half day guide trip for spring steelhead.  Out of the over 100 entries Jarred was the lucky winner.  He asked if he could bring his buddy with and sure why not.  We met up on t...

February 25, 2016

Today I met up with a buddy and his two friends on the river for a few hours of hunting chrome. It didn't take long to get a first timer into his first steelhead (3 drifts actually). Soon after he landed his chrome bullet, it was my turn. After getting a few pictures a...

January 6, 2016

This past week has been outstanding on the rivers with a ton of steelhead a few brown trout being caught.  Depending on the day, the fish were sitting on the edge of the water one day but then in current the next.  I ran a half day trip today and my client and his son...