Smokeys weekly fishing report by Captain Ruffolo 3/27/23

The Fox River bite at DePere has been red hot, with the first full week of open water walleye action providing great fun for those hardy souls looking for a late winter walleye fix. The best daytime bite has been casting a combination of blade baits, jigs with plastic/minnows, and hair jigs. The fish are in thick along the main channel, with many 18-22” walleyes and the occasional large pre spawn female being taken. Along with walleyes, some anglers are finding crappies and perch in shallower slack water areas. Perch season closes March 15, so be aware if the changes in seasons. Walleye limits changed as of Monday on the Fox, with 1 fish 28” or bigger the limit March 6 through May 5. On May 5, the limit in the river reverts back to 3 fish no size limit. Please be aware of the change, and don’t be afraid to inform those unknowing of the limit. As always, please be safe and take a kid fishing.

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