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About Walleye Wranglers

Walleye Wranglers Guide Service is your one stop walleye guide when it comes to walleye fishing. Specializing in walleye fishing on Smithville Lake offers the best walleye action from spring to fall.

The spring bite, staring in March to the end of May on Smithville Lake. Walleyes put the feed bag on after they spawn and catches of 20 to 50 fish per day and trophy fish from 28-33 inches are the norm. Jigging, casting and trolling are all presentations being used.

From spring into summer (June-August), walleyes start migration to mid lake flats and reefs. Walleye Wranglers Guide Service locates large schools of active walleyes in precise locations. Presentations ranging from jigging, casting and trolling will be used. Limits of 15 to 20 inch walleyes are normal with trophy 28-33 inch walleyes regular.

From summer into fall (August-November) walleyes again put the feed bag on before the long winter. Trophy 28-33 inch walleyes are typical with plenty of 25-28 inch walleyes mixed in. Jigging, casting and trolling are presentations used.

Each season has its own unique features, Walleye Wranglers Guide Service will teach you tactics on how to catch and stay on active walleyes. If you are looking to become more educated in walleye fishing or just want a relaxing day on the water catching big walleyes, Walleye Wranglers Guide Service is your answer to all your fishing guide needs.

Having over 20 years of experience, professional walleye guide Joe Smith and others will teach you the latest and greatest in tackle, presentation and techniques on the world’s best walleye fisheries. We pride ourselves in teaching others how to successfully catch walleye.


Captain Joe Smith

His unparalleled experience and enthusiasm for the sport of fishing is second to none. Much a perfectionist, Joe’s attention to small details has helped him to become the successful angler he is today.  15 years on the Walleye Tournament circuit and his induction into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame put him at the very top tier of professional fishing guides.  The future is exciting for Captain Joe as he is working on building his Wacky Walleye Wrangling Guiding team.  Each year, Joe gets a new Nitro ZV21 & in the 2018 guide season, he will be powered by a 350hp Mercury Verado. Hold on to your hats, folks.  It’s going to be a great ride!

Captain Brian Hudson

Brian is a disciplined and capable guide who has an amazing way with people. Along with guiding, Brian continues his love for walleye fishing by competing in both NWT and AIM tournaments currently. Brian guides out of a 2014 Stratos 326XF powered by a 250 Mercury Verado. Brian is a full-time guide with Walleye Wranglers and is also a licensed ice fishing guide. Don’t let that burly beard and stern look fool you-Brian is quick with a joke and makes sure all his customers are having a great time!

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