Fierce. Exciting. Unique.

Unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

The Crash is a term created and trademarked by Black Earth Angling Co. to describe the natural phenomenon that occurs on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. The Crash is when Smallmouth bass, and/or other fish, work in schools to corral baitfish. This occurrence is often identified by the violent surface activity of numerous fish devouring baitfish in the top 6” of the water surface. Many times it is heard before it is seen.


Many anglers relate this to “nothing they’ve ever seen” or the striper bait blitz out east. It is fierce, exciting, and very visual fishing, that most smallmouth fishermen/women have never experienced. If you enjoy intense, fast-paced top water fishing this is the epitome, at least in fresh water. Throw out what you know about classic smallmouth fishing when you step foot in our jet boat, we do things alittle differently than you may be used to. Don’t be scared. Embrace THE CRASH!

The Crash Season

Hit it while it's hot!

Ready to experience The Crash?

Check out our trips

Lower 'Sconnie Smallmouth

Fish The Crash
Lower Wisconsin River
Half/Full Days
2-4 Anglers*
About

Float and fish for smallmouth in the longest free-flowing section of river in the Midwest.

*Group rates available upon request.

Season
  • Year Round
What's biting
  • Smallmouth
  • White Bass
  • Gar

Crash Camp

Fish The Crash
Lower Wisconsin River
1-2 Days (overnight)
2-6 anglers
About

Overnight on the magnificent Lower Wisconsin River during the peak of the natural phenomenon known as "The Crash".

Season
  • First two weeks in July
What's biting
  • Smallmouth
  • White Bass
  • Gar

Best guided fishing in Wisc.

Don't just take our word for it

The Crash FAQ

How do I experience this "Crash" thing?

Two options: the best way is Crash Camp. The next best way is to book a day outing with us.

I want to fish The Crash but am not able to make it during the “prime time.” Will I still see it?

Likely yes. It’s just the way the smallmouth eat on the river. The Crash phenomenon occurs June – September, it’s simply at its most intense during the prime window.

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