Fishing on the Fox river last week was pretty good. Walleyes are being caught jigging around structure and areas where there is more current. Trolling the 172 flats was also very productive for catching some nice eyes. The night bite seems to be the best. Lots of muskies were caught last week trolling the mouth of the river and the 172 flats by the warm water discharge on the west side of the river. Perch were still being caught out of Bayshore, the Suamico river, Duck Creek and the Fox. This might change in the beginning of this week as colder than normal weather is icing up some of the water ways. Shore fishing by Metro and Voyager park is still going strong especially during the evening hours, with fishermen catching some nice walleye, pike, musky, whitefish and an occasional brown trout. For more information on the bite give us a call at 920 593 1749. Remember to take a kid fishing, yah only at Smokeys!!!
Fishing on the lower bay has been hit and miss for all species of fish. The lack of current in the river is having a big effect. Walleyes are still being caught in U -Bay , the mouth of the Fox, 172 flats and by the dam. Trolling cranks , jigging hair gigs, rippin raps and jigs and minnows are working. Musky fishing in the same areas above are your best bet. Casting rubber, bucktails and trolling cranks. Perch fishing is still good out of Bay Shore, Suamico river and in the Fox River using small minnows. Shore fishermen are doing pretty good out of Metro and Voyager, the night bite seems to be working the best with nice walleye, pike and musky being caught. Remember to take a kid fishing. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
The walleye bite have been getting better and better each day on the Fox River. Fishermen are targeting deep pockets, bridges and rock structure using hair jigs, jigs and minnows and Binks spoons. They are also having luck trolling the 172 flats targeting the warm water discharge on the west shore. Musky fishermen are catching fish in U-Bay, the mouth of the river and the 172 flats trolling crank baits. Lots of high 30 inch and mid 40tys are being caught, hopefully the big ones will start hitting soon. Perch fishing is also doing well out of Bay Shore, Suamico river, Duck creek and under the west side of the 172 bridge. Whitefish and white bass are also making their way to the dam. Shore fishermen are having a blast on the wall at Metro catching walleye, pike and musky, the night bite is the best. Voyager Park by the dam is producing walleye ,perch, whitefish, whitebass and musky. Remember to take a kid fishing. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
Fox River walleyes are biting pretty good from the mouth of the river to the dam. Fishermen are trolling cranks, jigging hair jigs, jig and minnows, soft plastics and casting blade baits. U-Bay and the channel are also still producing some nice fish. Musky fishing has been hit and miss. Lots of high 30tys and mid 40tys being caught but the big girls are still a little sluggish. Perch fishing is still going good out of Bay Shore, Suamico River and on the Fox. Shore fishing has been real good at Metro and Voyager Park, it seems they are having more luck catching the bigger walleye and musky than the fishermen in boats. Also reports of whitefish are biting by the dam. Remember to take a kid fishing. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
Fall walleye fishing is picking up pretty good with the added current we have on the Fox river flowing thru U-Bay. Fishermen are having luck catching walleyes trolling and jigging rock structure in U-Bay and the channel coming into the Fox River. The Fox river bite for walleye has been real good trolling the 172 flats and jigging structure by bridges, deeper holes and by the dam. Musky fishing has been hit and miss. More smaller 39 to 44 inchers have been caught but with this colder weather coming the big girls should be active. Trollling U-Bay, Saumico and the Fox River are your best bets for catching these fish. Some nice perch are being caught out of Bayshore, Saumico river and also in the Fox river. Fishermen are having a blast catching huge catfish in the Fox river while trolling for walleyes, cats are hitting on flicker minnows. Shore fishing by Metro and Voyager Park is picking up some nice walleye, pike and musky are being caught. Remember to take a kid fishing. For more information call us at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
Finally there is some current in the Fox River sparking some walleyes to make their way to the dam. Fishing structure, deeper pockets, the warm water discharges are producing some nice fish. Walleyes are still being caught in U-Bay and the channel from Longtail to the mouth of the Fox. Fishermen are trolling crank baits, jigging hair jigs, jig and a minnow,Bink spoons, Ripper minnows and blade baits. Perch fishing is still going good out of Bay Shore, Saumico river and the Fox river using perch rigs with minnows or a piece of crawler. Musky fishing is hit and miss. With the current picking up the bait fish will be on the move to spawn in the river so trollling U-Bay, the edge of the channel and the 172 flats should be good places to start. Raz Shads, jointed cranks and casting rubber are working. Shore fishing has picked up by Metro and Voyager with pike, walleyes, perch, bass and a few musky’s being caught. Remember to take a kid fishing. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
The musky bite has been tough over roughly the last week with the incoming heavy winds and rapidly cooling water stalling the bait fish migration. The mouth of the Fox, lower bay and Fox River 172 flats continue to put out a few fish but the bite has been slow and inconsistent. Look for increased current in the Fox River with the weekend rains and more stable weather mid-week next week to help improve the bite. With the lack of current in the Fox River walleyes are being caught in the lower bay by fishermen targeting rock structure. Trolling, jigging and casting crankbaits are working. We heard that they are starting to lower the Winnebago system so with that water moving our way it should trigger the shad to move into the river with the predictor fish following them in. Shore fishing from Metro also has been hit and miss. For more information on where to fish give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
Capt. Scott Scarpelli
Reel Scrappy Guide Service, LLC
With the colder weather we are having fishing is going to pick up. The walleye bite on the bay as been hit and miss. There is alot of bait fish in the lower bay so the walleyes are scattered. U-Bay by Kidney Island, Vincent Point and off Longtail have been producing some fish jigging, casting and trolling. Perch fishing is still going good out of Bay Shore and some reports of some nice perch being caught out of Saumico and the Duck Creek river. Musky fishing has been happening on the North and South in the deeper water off the Frying Pan Shoal. Fox river fishing sucks (no current) but that should change in the up coming days as they release water levels from the Winnebago plus rain coming this week. For more info where to fish give us a call 920 593 1749. Yah only at Smokeys!!!
Captain Ruffolo was not able to give a report this week. I talked to him and he advised me the report is basically like last week. With this warmer weather we are having the bait fish are still in the lower bay thus walleye fishing is tough. Fishermen are catching walleye trolling and jigging College Reef in U- Bay using flicker minnows, ripper minnows and hair jigs. Out of Bay Shore trolling and jigging the reefs are producing some nice eyes just not the quantities that we are used too. Perch fishing has been really good on the east shore using Smokey’s perch rigs jigging by Point Vincent, Vokes Reef and 2 mile reef tipped with a minnow and crawlers. Musky fishing has been pretty good, the hot spot has been the Frying Pan Shoal trolling Tyrant Raz Shads, Super Shads, Tyrant Czars and jointed lures. Shore fishing by metro is so so, we need colder weather to trigger the fish. As always take a kid fishing. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
Welcome to fall on Green Bay! A time of transition, as walleyes one day make themselves scarce, and hit everything in the water the next! Fishing on the Bay for the last week was, as before, inconsistent. Some walleyes were active in amongst the rocks of College reef and Kidney, with crankbaits taking these fish. The big issue is the amount of baitfish in the lower bay. Best bites have occurred early and late, with some finding walleyes more active after dark along rocky shores. Best bets for this type of fishing would be around Eagles Nest, Point Comfort, Bayshore, Barrett etc Point, Macos Reef, Chaudoirs Dock, North-South Reef and Henderson Point. Trolled crankbaits with planer boards is the best presentation for this, and I recommend fishing water shallower than 10’ for the most success. If you’ve seen enough of the Bay and want to try a different area, the Fox River should start seeing an influx of walleyes. Last year, my groups did well pitching hair jigs, blade baits, and jig/crawler on current breaks in late September and into October. Favorite areas were by the red can at the mouth, the rail bridge shoreline, below Walnut St bridge, Main St bridge, and up on the flats below the 172 bridge. For trollers, the flats and adjoining areas should also be heating up. Perch fishing has been also very hit and miss, as these finicky characters have been hard to entice. There are several schools around Vincent Point rocks, up around Dykesville and in around Oconto. These fish should start moving shallower soon, setting up in their fall/winter areas. I catch more on fathead minnows, but some days night crawler pieces and red worms put plenty of perch in the boat. Musky fishing is going well, with casters and trollers putting big fish in the nets more consistently now that water temps are falling. Rapala Super Shad, Tyrant Shads, and Mollybaits have been best. If you go, as always, please be safe, and take a kid fishing!
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service