Smokeys weekly fishing report by Captain Ruffolo 5/22/23

Green Bay walleye, fishing can best be described as inconsistent, with some days being great, and others not so great. During the week, with less boating pressure and a couple days of consistent wind, the bite started to takeoff and behave like a normal spring walleye bite. By Saturday, another cold front rolled in, shutting down the bite for many recreational and tournament walleye anglers. Trolled crankbaits such as Berkley flicker minnows and Salmo hornets took many fish in my boat when the bite was good. Jigging with hair, jigs, jig/half a crawler, and blade baits were also hot choices for walleyes. Saturday, in order to get some decent eating size fish, I went into the Fox River, and found a mix of walleyes and white bass around current breaks and rock structure. There is a large group of walleyes still in the fox river, which is uncommon for this late in the spring. Hopefully those fish will filter out into the bay and put us on a better bite. Deadhorse Bay, Frying Pan Shoal, and Vincent Point were putting out fish through the weekend. By Sunday, better conditions had returned, and a better bite started. White bass have been very active in the fox river, with those anglers seeking them finding a decent bite. I have not heard much on perch fishing, but I suspect those seeking perch are finding them up in the waters of Oconto County and the east shore by Vincent Point. Musky fishing opens at midnight this Saturday, and those seeking a shot at a giant, will be out in full force on the river and the bay. Shore fishing from Metro still continues producing a mix bag of crappie, bass, pike walleye and some monster sheepshead.

Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
If you go, please be safe, and take a kid fishing.
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
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