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Walleye Fishing

Green Bay, WI

May 21, 2021 Green Bay walleye fishing report.

Walleye Fishing Report - May 21, 2021

May 21st 2021 – Green Bay, WI
Fishing on Green Bay remains strong through the month of may. Water temperatures are finally warming up. There still is a lot of cold water on the Bay, the constant changing winds will push it in and out. Trolling has been the name of the game, locating the moving fish charges every day.

Crankbaits are still producing fish. Some have switched to crawlers. Lots of sheephead in the lower bay keep you working for them. Some days they can come easy, some days they make you work for them.
Fishing should remain good, the warming water temps will have fish moving offshore. Sure feels nice to finally not have to wear a winter hat and gloves….Looking forward to a great summer.

Capt. Jacob Kaprelian
Owner, Epic Guide Service
414-484-7768

Wisconsin Fishing Opener 2021!

Green Bay Fishing Report, Opening Weekend

Fishing Report Green Bay - Opening Weekend

May 1st and 2nd 2021 – Green Bay, WI

Opening weekend, what every fisherman has been waiting for all winter! With the warmer weather upon us here in Green Bay, WI fisherman are taking to the waters of Green Bay on search of walleye and smallmouth Bass. Fishing Remains strong for both target species over opening weekend. The weather was the biggest factor for anglers coming out to Green Bay for the Wisconsin Fishing Opener. Saturday brought gale force winds out of the southwest at 15-25 mph with gust of 40. The heavy winds had lots of boaters targeting the lower bay or west shore. Saturday we had to work for the fish we got, but made a good day out of a poor weather day. We started out by targeted shoreline breaks, trolling crank baits (flicker shads, Flicker minnows, Rouges, husky jerks) In 10-25 foot of water. We caught fish right away in the morning with a handful of eaters a few bigger ones up to 27” mixed in. When that bite died we made a move and started to target some deeper offshore structure. We pulled crank baits over 24-28 foot of water. We mad several passes and put a mixture of both eaters and big fish up to 29” (released to fight another day) in the boat. Lots of mixed reports from anglers on Saturday. Most people I talked with struggled, and the other fishermen I talked to had put a few fish in the boat, but was overall tough conditions.

Fishing Report Green Bay - Opening Weekend Pic 2

Sunday brought flat calm conditions, a big change from opening day. With the wind forecast we decided to fish the west shore instead of going back to the east shore of Green Bay. We immediately started catching fish Sunday morning. We targeted shallow sand and rock breaks in 8-12 foot of water. Once again trolling crank baits. We hit several different areas throughout the morning, and got fish in almost all the areas we tried. Natural color cranks, green, and purple were our best colors. Clients took home a dozen nice eaters and released several larger fish. With the water warming up I would expect the bite for eaters to only continue to improve.

I personally did not smallmouth bass fish this weekend but from what I have heard the fishing has been good. Targeting shallow bays has been best where the water is warming faster than main areas of the bay. Jerk baits are always a go to this time of the year for bass. Looking forward to another safe and successful summer on the water. If you would like more information on a charter for Green Bay please look us up!

Tight lines and good fishing!!!

Capt. Jacob Kaprelian
Owner, Epic Guide Service
414-484-7768