Smokeys weekly fishing report by Captain Ruffolo 9/19/22

Mother Nature dominated the walleye fishing scene over the last week, as the 3 days of heavy NE winds along with 2-3” of rain cooled water temperatures 8-10 degrees and shut off a great bite. It took a few days to rebound, but by Friday walleyes we’re once again being caught in their normal haunts. The slowest bite to return to normal was the mud out near the Spark Plug and the Sharkfin. Over the weekend, good catches were found on Oconto Shoal, Vincent Point, Bayshore, Vokes Reef, Macos Reef, and 2 mile Reef. Trolling crankbaits, casting Ripper Minnows, Tyrant Jiggn Raz, and Binks spoons are taking the most fish. Perch fishing has picked up nicely, with good catches in Deadhorse Bay, Suamico, Vincent Point, Vokes Reef, off Dykesville, near Macos Reef, North-South Reef, and Oconto Shoal. Minnows, crawler pieces, and redworms are the best baits on Smokeys perch rigs. Musky fishing is good, as cooling water temperatures have raised activity of these big predators. Trolling Tyrant Raz Shads, Super Shad Raps, Bucktails, Shallow Invaders, and Tyrant Czars are taking the most fish. Shore fishing has been getting much better as the bait fish move into the river system, Metro launch, Voyager Park and under the west side of the 172 bridge are good shore spots. If you get the chance to go, please be safe, and take a kid fishing. For more information on what to use and where to go give us a call at 920 593 1749. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!
Capt Jerry Ruffolo
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