Smokeys weekly fishing report by Captain Ruffolo 5/15/23

Early season walleye fishing on Green Bay was, at first, great last week, with consistent wind pushing into structure, making for a great bite. By Wednesday, with wind nearly non-existent, the bite slowed to a crawl, with walleyes still holding in places like Eagles Nest, Deadhorse Bay, Frying Pan Shoal, University Bay and Vokes Reef. When the bite was on, trollled crankbaits and casting hair jigs took the most fish. Many times, those who remain patient and stay with their tried and true methods were rewarded with a short bite window, as a little wind would get walleyes active. By the weekend, winds did indeed pick up, and the bite did too.
To the north, smallmouth bass fishing was excellent, as tournament anglers were averaging well over 4lbs during the latest event. Pitching hair jigs, crankbaits, Ned rigs, and tube jigs was taking the most fish. Shore fishing at Metro Launch is still producing a nice variety of fish. Remember perch fishing is open this Saturday May 20th, should be a good season on the bay. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
If you get out, please be safe, and take a kid fishing!
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
Anglers Plus Guide Service