Smokeys Christmas fishing report by Captain Santa Claus 12/25/23

Happy Holidays to you all.
The unseasonably warm weather has us looking at absolutely zero ice anywhere on Green Bay that a
person can fish on. Currently it looks like we will not see cold temps to start to freeze up early ice areas
until after January 3 rd or 4 th . Until then if you have not put your boat up for the winter take advantage
of some open water possibilities.
The Fox River daytime bite has been producing some Walleye and Musky activity. Most days the bite is
slow to fair. Artificial like Hair Jigs and Jigs/plastics worked slowly can produce some catches.
Jig/minnow combinations have also been producing some daytime catches even with the low river
current. The Walleye activity after dark trolling stick baits like P-10s has been above average with some
nice catches hitting the nets. A few fish have been caught casting cranks below the Dam in DePere at
night also.
University Bay when not riddled with ice cubes has been a good area to troll some cranks and been
giving up some good catches.
Further up Green Bay the Perch activity around the bays of Sturgeon Bay and the Oconto area shallow
have been good.
Be aware all area harbors have pulled their docks so launching can be a little trickier.
It looks like colder weather is coming our way soon so stay tuned!

Yah,only at Smokeys!!!
Capt. Robert Claus
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