Walleye Fishing Green Bay
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Where can I fish for walleye in Green Bay?
We have located many of the best spots in the extensive Green Bay fishery. Walleyes of 10 or more pounds are not uncommon in the waters of Green Bay, and it is possible to net multiple fish of this caliber in a single day. Our fishing guides are experienced and professional fisherman who will do everything he can to bring you to the area’s hottest walleye locations. We generally use the techniques of casting, jigging and trolling during a typical day of fishing.
Our boat of choice for walleye fishing is a Ranger 620, which when paired with the latest electronics will help you find some of the area’s best walleye. Jake is a coast guard licensed captain, and is fully trained in the latest CPR practices. The walleye season starts with spring tributary fishing on the Fox River and other tributaries of Green Bay. We will transition into open waters like those of Lake Michigan as the season progresses.
Spring Walleye FishingSpring walleye fishing on Green Bay is one of my favorite times of the year. Whether fishing in one of the many major river systems ( Fox River, Oconto River, Peshtigo River, Oconto River or Marinette River) or out on the bay itself, Spring offers one of the best times of the year at true Green Bay Trophy Walleye. Warm water is the name of the game in early spring. Warm water is carried by wind and current. Paying attention to the wind forecast before you head out on your adventure will save you time on the water. Warm water will pool up in bays after days of consistent winds. River and creek mouths also offer warm water discharging into the bay this time of year. The warm water coming from these tributaries will congregate walleyes in search of food. Both trolling and casting can be utilized to catch fish this time of year. Stick baits are a favorite of mine in the spring for trolling. Rapala pippin raps are also a must have, but don’t forget your hair jigs, blade baits and plastics! Paying attention t water temperature, even a 1-2 degree change, can determine the outcome of how successful your trip can be in the spring on Green Bay
Summer Walleye Fishing
Once the fish on Green Bay have made it to their summer patterns there’s several presentations used to catch them. First off we have to find the fish before you can catch them. Summer fish typically more out to deeper, cooler water, but not all go deep. There is three main areas myself as a Green Bay Fishing Guide looks for in the summer.
Deep mud flats is one of the best areas to search for roaming summer walleyes. Fish stage in 20-40 foot of water for most of the summer in the mud flats for a number of reasons. Food is the main reason, lots of bug hatches brings in baitfish, which the walleyes are not far behind. A thermocline will also set up in the deep water that will attract the walleyes and baitfish. Trolling is my preferred way to target these summer walleyes as they are always on the move. Pulling crank baits, like a Berkley flicker minnow, is a great way to cover water in search of active fish. For the more finicky fish, I like to slow down and pull crawler harness, both suspended and on the bottom. It’s hard for a walleye to pass up a crawler pulled past their face.
Deep rock reefs also offer a great opportunity for summer walleyes on Green Bay. Gobies are a main food source for walleyes on Green Bay. Rock reefs and zebra muscle beds hold gobies and the walleyes will target them for food in the rocks. This offers a great jigging opportunity for anglers. The fish will sometimes be on top of the reefs or sometimes stages off the reef structures. Trolling can be a good way to locate them also. Normally in the summer I target 20-30 feet of water on most occasions. Make sure to have a good fluorocarbon leader if your jigging near the rocks or zebra muscles. They will fray your line and can make it an expensive day!
An often overlooked area too find summer walleyes is in the weeds. Now where the weeds grow on the bay isn’t necessarily deep water, but the oxygen and cover the weeds produce attract baitfish and perch. The walleyes love to bury themselves in the weeds and ambush their prey. Ripping plastics can be a deadly technique to catch fish in the weeds. A kalins jerk minnow on a 1/4 oz jig head is my go to! Casting crank baits or slip bobers is also a great way to target fish. Typically in targeting 6-12 foot of water when I’m looking for weed best. Green bays west shore offers a variety of different areas with plenty of weeds to find fish.
Fall Walleye Fishing
Early fall fishes a lot like the summer bite on the bay. Targeting offshore structure, mud fats and rock reefs. The cooler the water gets as the fall progresses the fish will migrate toward the river mouths again. The lower bay, has a huge shad spawn in the fall and the walleyes gone themselves before winter. The fish will migrate back south as the shad stage and move into the rivers. The fox river is a great place to start in fall when searching for fish. Once again both jigging and trolling can produce fish this time of year. Casting cranks on shallow rock is always a must. Berkley flicker shads are always a main producer of fish for me. Fall can offer lower fishing pressure then spring and summer and the fishing can be just as good.
Green Bay is an amazing ecosystem. The bait is always moving and so are the fish. Staying on the walleyes is the hardest part of the game. Hopefully these tips will help you put more fish in the boat!