Captain Jerry Ruffalo’s Guides Fishing Report 5/25/22

Fishing on Green Bay for walleyes remains excellent, with a good bite going on both east and west shores. Crawler harnesses and crankbaits are taking walleyes by Geanos Reef, Bayshore, Point Comfort, Vincent Point, Frying Pan Shoal and Deadhorse Bay. Smallmouth bass are active around the Door County area, with Ned rigs and tubes taking the most fish. Perch opened over the weekend, with good catches in Deadhorse bay and Geanos area. Crawlers and minnows are taking most perch. The muskie opener is this coming weekend, and some huge fish will be taken. If you get out on the water, be safe and take a kid fishing.
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service LLC

Smokeys weekly fishing report 5/25/22

Walleye fishing on the lower bay is really good. Fishermen are getting their daily limits either trolling, jigging or casting. Both the east and west shores are producing some nice fish. Perch are also being caught off of Vincent Point, Geano’s and the channel. This Saturday is the opener for the mighty musky. It should be a good one as the water temps are not that high. For more information give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!

Captain Ruffalo’s weekly fishing report 5/19/22

Walleye fishing on Green Bay is excellent now, as water temps pushed into the 67-72 degree range, triggering a great bite. Good fish are going in University Bay, Vincent, Vokes, Frying Pan, Geanos, Suamico and Deadhorse. Trolling cranks and jigging with hair jigs or jig/crawler are taking fish. To the north, the smallmouth bass bite is in full swing in Door County. Tube jigs, Ned rigs, and jerk baits are working. Perch fishing reopens this weekend, and the accidental catches of perch make me believe that bite should be good, for those seeking perch. Whatever you do, please be safe on the water and take a kid fishing!
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service LLC

Smokeys weekly fishing report 5/17/22

The walleye spawn in the river is basically over. There are some fish in the river system but the bulk of the walleye are out in the lower bay. Fishermen are having luck on the east and west shore of the bay either trolling, jigging or casting. White Bass are really biting nice in the channel and in the Fox river. Crappie are still being caught at metro as well as bass, pike and some nice cats. For more info give us a call at 920 593 1749 0r stop by the shop. Yah, only at smokeys!!!

Smokeys weekly fishing report brought to you by Captain Jerry Ruffalo

Saturday the 7th marked the official opening of walleye fishing in Wisconsin, and the daily limit on Green Bay increases from 1 fish to 5, with a minimum size limit of 15 inches. On the Fox River, the limit increases from 1 to 3 fish and no size limit. Perch fishing is still closed, and reopens May 20.
The bite opening day on the Bay was mixed, with a few fish taken along the east shore and more taken near Geanos Reef and north to Pensaukee and Oconto. Up north, the big fish bite continues around Sturgeon Bay, with some fish still in prespawn mode. Smallmouth Bass are being caught in staging areas to the spawn.
Whatever you do, please be safe and take a kid fishing.
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service LLC
920-973-2868

Smokeys Weekly Fishing Report 5/3/22

Looks like the river walleye run has come to end. If our weather would settled down the bay would be on fire. On the east shore fishermen are catching walleyes trolling and jigging from Bay Shore to U Bay. On the west shore by Longtail, Geanos and the channel some nice walleyes are being caught. At Metro crappies, bass, walleyes, pike are a few muskies are biting. Mother nature needs to stable out and the fishing will get better. It’s opening weekend so be safe and watch the weather, For more information give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!

Smokey’s Weekly Fishing Report 4/27/22

Looks like the Fox River spawn might be coming to an end. Walleyes are still being caught but not like the numbers we had in previous weeks. As the fish move back to the bay the mouth of the river and U-Bay will be really good. Shore fishermen are are getting some nice walleyes and crappies at Metro but we need a more constant temperature too make these fish really turn on. For more information on what to use and where to fish give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!

Smokeys Guide Report by Captain Jerry Ruffalo

Mother Nature never loses! And she’s not friendly to fishermen! The constant wind, swinging from one direction to another, continues to test those who wish to challenge the Bay. Good walleye fishing continues on the Fox River, with a mixture of pre and post spawn walleyes taken daily. Hair jigs, blade baits, and rippin raps have been best. Night time fishermen continue to take big walleyes nightly, casting crankbaits near the refuge line and trolling the flats below the 172 bridge. In Oconto, many pre spawn and post spawn walleyes are found near the river mouth and around County Park 2. Rippin raps and hair jigs are best. The Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers are also putting out good catches of walleyes, with jigs/pulse-r’s and ripping raps being best. Please be safe on the water and take a kid fishing.
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service LLC
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Smokeys weekly fishing report 4/19/22

The walleye run is still going strong on the Fox River. Fishermen are getting them all along the river. Some of the fish are spawned out and are making their way back to the bay but there are still plenty of them that have not spawned yet. On the lower bay on the east shore fishermen are having luck trolling and jigging structure. Reports of some nice eyes being caught off of Longtail. By metro at the warm water discharge crappie, bass, pike and walleyes are being caught. For more information give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!