Smokeys weekly fishing report by Captain Claus 3/18/24

The lack of rain in the Green Bay area continues to provide slower than normal daytime activity on the
Fox River for Walleye. Water temperatures over the last week rose steadily and more fish continue to
work through their spawning cycle. During the day casting the shallow flats from 3-10 fow has become
more prevalent as the water warms. Casting Rip n Raps, Blade Baits, and Hair Jigs have all been
working. Nighttime trolling catches have continued to be very good with the steady climb in water
temps. Trolling P-10’s and Husky Jerks and other stick baits in metallic colors and some white patterns
at night have produced some nice fish for many Walleye anglers.
University Bay and the shoreline areas working toward Bay Shore have seen good catches of very nice
fish both during the day and the evenings. Flicker Shads, Flicker Minnows and stick baits all worked
shallow have been productive.
The Walleye activity in the Oconto area continues to see good numbers and quality fish in shallow
warming waters. Some good action has also shown up on staging fish out in slightly deeper waters from
20’-30’ Using your electronics to locate schools and casting at them has been key. Hair jigs have been
the most productive baits, but plastics and Rip n Raps have also been good. Getting away from the boat
trtaffic has proven for some to be key in getting less spooky fish due to the clear waters. Night trolling
shallow between Oconto and Peshtigo has seen a good amount of catching activity also.
The East shore areas of Door County have started to warm a little and a few fish are showing up along
the shorelines from Sugar Creek to Little Sturgeon Bay. Night trolling when the weather permits has
been the most productive.
For any of your spring bait or lure needs stop in a Smokies on the Bay, Jeff will hook you up with what is
Be safe and tight lines.

Yah, only at Smokeys!!!

Capt. Robert Claus
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