Walleyes are still doing real good on the Fox river from the dam to the mouth. They are finally starting to spawn with this warmer weather. The bad news is we are going to get more rain and heavy winds on Thursday and Friday so please check the weather situations before going out. U-Bay is picking up for walleyes trolling, casting and jigging are working well. At Metro again shore fishermen are getting some nice crappies. For more information on where to fish give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
As Mother Nature throws one sucker punch after another at us, we continue to seek springtime walleye gold on the Fox and Green Bay. The blade bait and hair jig have been the most reliable for us on my boat, with several prespawn females hitting the nets up around the washout below the dam. Purple hair jigs and purple/gold Bat Lures blade baits have been best. On the Bay, casting rippin raps by day and trolling P10’s or #7 Flicker minnows at night have taken the most fish. With ice sheets drifting around in many areas of the Bay please use caution while traveling in boats. As of this morning I had a late cancellation on Monday 4/11. The forecast looks great, and big fish are biting!
As always, be safe, and take a kid fishing!
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service LLC
Rain rain go away. The Fox River has been pretty muddy lately with all the rain we have been getting but lots of walleyes are being caught from the dam to the mouth of the river. U-Bay is wide open and fishermen are having luck on the east shore up by Eagles Nest. Trolling, casting and jigging are all working on the Fox river and the bay. At metro the crappies are still biting as well. With this warmer weather coming the fishing is only going to get better. If you don’t like the crowds and parking at the Depere launches come to Metro it’s only a short run to the dam and easy access to the bay. For more information give us a call or stop down at the shop 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
The Fox River is still producing some nice walleyes even though the water temps are still alittle cold. Jigging, casting and trolling are all working well. Reports of lots of whitefish are also being caught by the dam. By Metro walleyes are being caught by the mouth and some fishermen are venturing out in the channel on the bay. Crappies are still biting by the warm water discharge at Metro. All landings on the Fox now have docks, if you don’t like the long lines and congestion that is happening at the Depere launches check out Metro only a half hour trip up river and you can fish all the way up. Still have lots of ice on the lower bay(not for ice fishing) but it should be breaking up soon with the rain we are going to get and warmer temps by the end of the week. For more information give us a call 920 593 1749. Yah, only at smokeys!!!
The walleye bumper fest is going strong on the Fox River. Walleyes are being caught from the mouth of the river to the dam in Depere. Docks are still not in at most of the launches on the river. To avoid a long walk and wait time at the launches in Depere lots of fishermen are launching at Metro and fishing their way down to Depere. Also at Metro the crappie bite is going strong, walleyes and pike are being caught at night. The lower bay should be open in a couple of days so U-Bay should be rocking soon. For more information on what to use and where to fish give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
The walleye run is going pretty strong right now on the Fox River from the dam to the mouth fishermen are getting some nice walleyes. With this warmer weather we are getting this week the river should be on fire. There is still safe ice on the lower bay on both the east and west shores. Use caution by the shorelines as that ice goes out faster due to the sun shinning on the shoreline and stay away from cracks on the ice. Good reports of perch(which will be closing on the 15th), walleyes and pike are being caught. For more information give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
The Fox River is OPEN from the Depere Dam past Longtail, Yah!!! There is limited launches open at this time but they should all be open after Sunday. Lots of walleyes and whitefish are being caught. As far as ice goes we are still getting perch, pike and some walleyes on the east and west shores. Use caution when venturing out on the ice, there is between 12 to 22 inches off shore but the shore lines are starting to get week as the sun is shinning on the uncovered shoreline. For more info give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
With the warmer weather we are getting now please be careful venturing out on the ice especially the river systems. On the Fox river by the dam looks like some of the bigger female walleyes are moving in. I had numerous reports of some nice fish being caught. By Metro launch whitefish, pike and walleyes are being caught close to shore. On the east side of the bay from Dykesville to Joliet Park whitefish and some nice perch are being caught. On the west shore from Dead Horse to Geano’s perch, pike, whitefish and walleyes are biting. For more information give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
It has been a windy/snowy couple of days down here on the lower bay. Ice conditions are still good and fishermen are catching fish. Up by the Depere Dam and 172 bridge some male walleyes, whitefish, perch and a few crappies are being caught. At Metro launch fishermen are targeting whitefish and nice northern pike. Inside the GBYC and South Bay harbor some nice perch and whitefish have been biting with an occasional walleye and pike. The slew by the 43 bridge has been producing some crappies and perch, someone should setup some tip ups in there for pike. On the east shore by Joliet Park fishermen are venturing out on the ice further from shore and they are catching perch, whitefish and some walleyes. Out of Vokes Reef and Bay Shore whitefish and some perch are being caught. On the west shore Dead Horse Bay, Hook Rd and Geanos fishermen are targeting perch, whitefish, walleyes and pike. As we move into March the mouth of the Fox River should start up with the big female walleyes heading to the dam to spawn. For more information give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!