WIFinlander Guide Service

Captain Tim Hyvonen

Wrapping up 2022

With just a couple weeks left of 2022, i'd like to first thank everyone that came out this year. It was one for the books. As a recap, spring steelhead went very well as we got the right amount of rain. It seemed like no sooner as that ended it was right into spring crappies on the inland lakes and chasing browns, lakers and cohos on the big pond. As the Coho's started showing up in numbers the game was on. The SU Open was the first tournament of the year where Jeff Kyle and I put a very nice box of fish together placing 7th overall, 2nd in the SW Salmon Series and taking big fish on both sides with a 21lb laker. As the summer progressed it was nice to stay on the silver fish and setting a lot of new personal bests for clients. Salmon A Rama Super sweeps was next up where Tina, Nate and I scratched out another nice box despite the sea conditions placing 8th and missing big fish (boats under 23) by less than two pounds. Brew city was next where the phrase leave it all on the water was in full effect. After running close to 50mi we couldn't get enough bites to fill a full box but had enough for 25th place and $1000. To finish out the tournament season was the SU out of Northpoint. With heavy seas and a small craft warning taking place at 10am, i had one goal, run to Kenosha and get the 10 fastest bites. Surprisingly we had 15 bites in less than 3 hours but the size was lacking but still good enough to place in money. As the fall came around the Kings showed up early and sat in bath water for a month before starting to move up the rivers. The skein bite was pretty close to some of the best fishing i've seen in a very long time.


Now it's time to knockout some river trips and boat trips (going to keep running till the temps get below freezing) and get prepped for the NAIFC National Championship Dec. 17 and 18.


Once again thank you to everyone that came out this year, happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!!!!!


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