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Shane's 2014 Blog for Hook'Em Guide Service
Hook'Em Guide Service fishing blog dedicated to inform fisherman about what we have been catching from day to day. Walleye, Wiper, White Bass, Crappie, Small and Large Mouth Bass or Catfish are the main species of fish that will be blogged about from most Kansas Lakes. Let us know what you think!   shane@hookemguide.com                       
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  Aug 2014  
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 8-13-14 Back out tonight to see if we could catch the wipers again. Yes they were there but it was hard to stay with them as they were scattered. Was able to catch some but another boat pushed us out so we went and played with crappie. (I truly love it when people can't find their own fish so they follow a guide and then run you out of your own area.) Caught several crappie in brush about 6-10 FOW. Great evening. Now its time to get ready for my crappie tournament at Fort Gibson in OK. Hook'Em!!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 8-12-14

Went out to El Dorado tonight with Craig and we found wipers chasing shad for about hour +. We used the trolling motor to keep up with the large schools of fish. Most of our fish were caught on 1/2oz jig heads and 3 inch sassy shads. The crazy thing is the fish were all in 40 to 50 FOW. Great night of catching and beautiful night on the water. Thanks for taking me Craig.


Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 8-10-14 Fished yesterday to see if I could find the summer crappie in the heat. Went out about 12ish and fished till 7ish. Worked some deep brush and caught some small fish early but not the bite I was looking for. Moved up lake to the trees and caught bigger fish. The bite wasn't on fire but enough to keep me fishing. Worked one of my favorite spots where the there is a ledge that goes from 10FOW to 4 FOW and has trees on top. Ended up catching some good ones there. Moved down lake and worked some brush and caught one after another for about 2 hours. Nothing huge but had some nice keepers mixed in with smaller ones. Everywhere we fished, we caught crappie. The brush produced more and the trees had bigger fish. Don't really know how many fish we (2 of us) but we guessed around 75+. Great day to fish and all fish was put back for another day of catching.

O- all fish were caught on 1/4oz jig heads and plastics. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 8-7-14 Craig and I went out on the lake for some crappie fishing. Was able to catch some fish but nothing big. All fish were caught on plastics and most came out of brush in shallow water. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 8-5-14 Stewart and I went out and caught some nice wipers again tonight. Fished the channel ledge and tops of trees. Wipers were very nice with the biggest one at 26 inches. Great night to be on the water. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 8-1-14 Went out tonight and caught some huge wipers. All fish were caught in 14FOW on spoons. We had our 4 fish early. The wipers are a huge fighter and if you are going to release them, do it fast to keep them alive. Hook'Em!!
  July 2014  
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake   I know you have noticed that I have not been posting much lately. I have took some well needed time off from tournament fishing and guiding. Will be back in Aug. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 7-23-14 Had a geat night on the lake. Tried out something new and it worked very well. Caught a 19 inch smallmouth bass, several wipers and some eyes. Here is a link to a 27 inch walleye and a 26 inch wiper we caught. http://www.hookemguide.com/videos.html
     
  June 2014  
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 6-29-14 Last tournament of the year for the KWA. Had a two hour storm delay and then we were turned loose. Ended up 5th in the tournament and 4th in the state. Great year for me and Randy Wheeler. Qualified for the Nationals next year.
     
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 6-22-14 Great day on Glenn Elder for me and my partner. Can back from a bad tournament at Milford to win Glenn Elder. Had 19lbs and took 1st place. Fish were in 20FOW on a steep break. Points race is back on.. Hook'Em!!
     
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 6-7/8 14 Not the weekend we was looking for in the KWA two day tournament. Had four fish on Sat and ended up 19th on day one. Day two was a hard day for us and we only turned in one fish. Our points race just went bad... Hook'Em!!
  May 2014  
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-31-14 Took out two nice guys from Salina today and the fishing wasn’t the very best. We caught some pulling cranks and we also casted the shore in shallow water to catch more walleye. Ended up with one big walleye and several nice ones. They wanted to learn how to pull cranks and I think they understand now and will be able to catch more walleye in the future. Hook’Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-29-14 Today I took out my brother Todd and Craig for some fun fishing as I have been guiding a lot lately. I did get to catch a nice fish and so did Craig and Todd. The evening went by very fast but it was very needed on my part. Thanks CJ and Todd for a relaxing evening. Hook’Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-26-14 Monday was another great day for fishing. Ended up having our limit and Spencer the father caught his personal best walleye ever and he was a very happy man. Most of our fish again came out of 15 FOW pulling crank baits. Hunter also landed another 20+ flathead and we call him Catdaddy all day. It was my pleasure to have both of these guys in my boat for three day. They were willing to learn and we all three had a great time.  Hope to see the two of you back in Kansas again soon. Hook’Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-25-14

Sunday with the father and son group again, we were on a better bite. Fished all day and had some really nice fish. Hunter did catch a really nice fish at the end to close out our day. The rain was heading in our direction and we got off the water. Hunters fish was a solid El Dorado Lake walleye and his personal best anywhere.


Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-24-14 Had a Father and Son come down from Iowa to do some Kansas walleye fishing for three days. Our first day out we caught several walleye but the keepers were hard to find. We did end up with a good days catch and a 20 plus pound flathead. Most of the fish was in 15 FOW. On my way home I seen a funnel cloud coming down and I am very glad it went back up..

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-21-14 Took out a Father and Son tonight on the lake for an evening walleye bite. Caught several fish in the 14FOW range and a few nice ones. They didn’t want to keep fish so that made my night very easy. Went after some crappie later on that evening and caught several smaller one. Most of the crappie came out of 4-12 FOW and mostly males. Worked another spot just before dark and caught some more eyes. Great night on the lake with two really nice guys. Hook’Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-20-14 Gave the new Motor Guide a workout tonight in the strong winds. Caught some walleye and white bass. Had a 23+ while jigging for crappie. Great night but the winds have to stop soon. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-18-14 Got 9th place at our KWA tournament this weekend. We are in 2nd over all in the points race. Wish us luck.

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-10-14 Put on the new Motor Guide Xi5 motor today and gave it a test. Motor locked up so they are sending me a new one this week. Sandy and Tina helped me put it on so I took the crappie fishing. Rain  rolled in and we had to leave. Tina ended up with some nice fish and she was very happy. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-6-14 While fishing yesterday, Craig and I was running across the lake and Craig pointed at something under my dash. Not cool!! There it was, a five foot plus black snake. Craig worked around the wiring for a bit and we took off to the boat ramp so he could get the snake out and I could watch from 10 foot away. Don’t know how it got in the boat but we did see a big black snake on Saturday while pre-fishing for the El Dorado walleye tournament. Thanks Craig for getting him out! Still having nightmares after you saying there are two of them.

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 5-4-14 Well, all the hard work really paid off this weekend. Randy and I got third place today for the Kansas Walleye Tournament with 4 fish weighing 20.79lbs. First place had 21.49 I think. Close tournament. We caught our fish in shallow water. Hook'Em!!
  April 2014  
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 4-20-14 Won't be posting much for the rest of the month due to a walleye tournament here at my home town lake. Sorry!!  Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 4-19-14 Fished EL Dorado today. Thought the crappie might be moving shallow but that was not the case. Did catch some walleye in the wallnut river. Water temps are still very low. Crappie are still on the rocks in 14 FOW. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 4-16-14 Went out on Bluestem lake tonight and fish are still scattered. Not the best evening as far as catching as we only had 5 fish total. Very windy and cool. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 4-12-14 Ran out on El Dorado today for a few hours. Not much going on but was able to catch a 15+ crappie. Most fish are in the mud at this time. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 4-10-14 Went up the creek today searching for crappie. The spawn isn't even close as there were only four fish caught at the mouth of the creek. Great boat ride. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 4-5-14 Took out a great couple today and man was it tough. Fish were scattered everywhere. Worked the rocks and trees and caught a few. Ended up working the channel and catching them there. Great day with great people. Hook'Em!!
  Mar 2014  
Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-26-14 Took out a group today on their pontoon boat and it was very different for me guiding out of another boat but we got the job done. Great day on the water with little wind but the fishing was very tough. Didn't have many fish in the morning but the owner of the boat wife and mother brought us out pizza for lunch. Back to fishing, we worked the rocks and was able to pull out some nice fish. Our biggest of the day was a nice 15" fish. Had a great time with some really great people. Hook'Em!!
Two big crappie with hookem guide service    

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-24-14 Went out on the upper end of the lake today and we caught some nice wipers and crappie. Wipers were in the channel just off bottom. Crappie were up higher about 10' over 15. Ended up with several large crappie with the biggest at 15.5". Great evening but the weather was a little cool. Had a great time. Hook'Em!!
15.5 inch crappie on El Dorado lake with hookem guide service   big kansas crappie with hook'em guide service    

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-23-14 Worked on the triton today with a new product called Ducky Performance Products. Did the 4 step process on the boat that took 8 hours to do. Zach from Mid Kansas Marine did the buffer and me and Craig did the wiping off. Hard day but the work was worth every minute of it. Check out Ducky Performance Products for some great products for your boat.  Hook'Em!!
    Shane Triton 216 fishunter with Ducky Performance Products    

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-22-14 Went up the Walnut River today with Craig. Never been that far up there before but it sure was a relaxing day on the river. Not many fish up there yet but they will be moving that way very soon. Came back out under the turnpike bridge and Craig caught a nice walleye about 26 inches long. I also caught a 25 inch wiper there. Moved to another spot and we both caught a toad crappie around the 14+ mark. Hook'Em!!
Big crappie caught in El Dorado Lake with hook'em guide service        

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-19-14 Took the smaller boat up the creek today to see about shallow crappie. Great boat ride but no fish. Ended up back out in deeper water to catch fish. Very windy on main lake but the creek was very nice. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-16-14 Had to break up some ice today to catch fish but it was worth it. Made this cool video on ice breaking to view. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPUvRwZlTEk&list=UUiq4bMG1_mvbpJF2w-V3NRw  Didn't hut the Triton but it was fun when we hit open water. Fish on!! Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-15-14 Took out Barry today for some crappie fishing and man did we have fun. Little cool in the early AM but we made the best of it by catching some nice fish. Ended up keeping a nice mess with four of the over 14" and one over 15". Great day on the water and hope to do it again soon Barry. Hook'Em!!
Barry with a nice mess of Crappie with hookem guide service and capt. shane Eustice      

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-13-14 Tried the lower end of the lake tonight and couldn't buy a bite. Most of the active fish are in the upper end of the lake. Must go there tomorrow. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-9-14 Day Light Saving... Yahoo!! Fished today and ended up with several nice fish including a few wipers in the 25 inch range. The bite is getting started.. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-6-14 Went out with Shane tonight on El Dorado Lake and was able to catch some crappie in brush about 10-16 FOW. Water temp is still around 45 but we should warm up soon. We did catch a nice 25 inch wiper also. Hook'Em!!

Shane Eustice 3rd place in the Kanas Walleye Tournament at milford Lake 3-1-14 Worked at Cabela's today for Lowrance doing demos on the HDS Products. Hook'Em!
  Feb 2014  
Kansas wiper with Hookem guide service 2-24-14 Ran out to EL Dorado tonight for an hour and caught crappie after crappie. Had to use one rod as the action was very fast. All fish were in 12 to 16 FOW. Cold weather moving in so fishing will slow down again. Hook'Em!!

Kansas wiper with Hookem guide service 2-16-14 Went to Wolf Creek today with 2 great guys who really could fish. Caught several LMB in the hot water and some whites. Went up North and found the mother load of whites. Caught one on about every cast. Had two fish on one crankbait twice and several doubles. Took a break from that and caught some crappie in the trees. Ended the day with more LMB fishing the west side. Great day and hope to do it again soon. Hook'Em!
     
  Jan 2014  
Kansas wiper with Hookem guide service 1-19-14 Fished El Dorado lake today by myself and caught a few crappie. Fishing wasn't the best and yes the Kansas winds blew. Went in early due to windy conditions and fishing alone. All fish were 22 foot down over 30. Hook'Em!!

Kansas wiper with Hookem guide service 1-18-14

Crappie.Com Tournament today at Kaw Lake. Our day started out great with fish coming in left and right. Nothing big but we had out 7 in 15 minutes. Winds came up very strong and man was it a challenge to keep our boat still. By the end of the day and 40+ mph gusts, we had to use my kicker motor and trolling motor at the same time. Didn't win but did have fun for the most part. Time to get back to Kansas and fish tomorrow. Hook'Em!!


Kansas wiper with Hookem guide service 1-11-14 Went to Kaw Lake in Oklahoma this weekend to pre-fish for a Crappie.com tournament. Jim and I fished all over the lake and only had one fish for the day. If fishing is like this next weekend, the tournament will sure stink. Hook'Em!!

Kansas wiper with Hookem guide service 1-6-14 Just got back from the NPAA show in Bloomington MN and man was it cold. -47... :yikes Just wanted to let you guys know that there are some very exciting things coming to you this spring so keep your eyes open. I will give you a hint on things to come. I will be moving to a Motor Guide in the next few weeks with their new Xi5 and to let you Lowrance guys know, you might want to look into them also. Hint Hint!! Doctor Sonar and move his company around so he can make DVD's for your Hummingbirders and Garman users. There is also a huge update coming for you trollers like myself that Lowrance is going to announce. You didn't hear this from me as this hasn't been released yet but it's super cool.. There are more exciting things to come and I will tell more at a later date.

I am very glad to be home at -2 than -47.

  1-1-14 Went out on El Dorado lake today for a few hours. Caught some crappie but most were in the 8-10 inch range. Had fun but the winds came up strong and drove us off the lake. Had to deal with broken up ice back at the ramp. Can't wait till spring. Hook'Em!

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