Smokeys weekly fishing report by Captain Ruffolo 3/21/23

More large walleyes are starting to show up around DePere on the Fox, as days grow longer and closer to the spawn. The pre spawn walleye bite remains good, with bigger fish showing up near the dam at night, along deep edges in daylight, and on the flats after dark. Trolling, casting rippin raps, crankbaits, and blade baits have been best for bigger fish. Male walleyes remain active, as jigs, blades and hair jigs are taking most of these smaller fish. Crappies are active in off current areas, most of which are shallower than river structure. Small jigs, minnows, and ice flies with waxed are best. Down river, near the mouth as it enters the Bay, big pike are being taken on dead bait and golden shiners. Some adventurous souls are still ice fishing these big pike, as they are moving into shallow spawning habitat, but please be careful if you decide to take this approach. As always, be safe, and take a kid fishing.

Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service