Smokeys weekly fishing report by Captains Klaus and Ruffolo 7/1/24

Walleye action on Green Bay has seen a long-awaited increase in catch rates. Areas around Geanos reef
have produced catches both trolling crank baits like Flicker Minnows around the structures or jigging
around the structures with Spoons and Shiver Minnows. The “Mud” bite has also begun to show
promise due to bait fish diminishing. Trolling 22’-30’ of water out off the West shore with both
harnesses and Cranks has shown some signs of life. The East shore continues to be a little on the
tougher side for Walleye but a few fish have begin to bite on Volks and Vincent reef areas. Jigging has
been the best tactic there along with scanning for fish with your electronics before making a cast.
The Perch bite continues to be good. Areas around Geanos and Oconto have been some of the best for
seeking out a catch for a meal. Some folks fishing off of the Dykesville area have had some mild
success, but the fluctuation water temps over there have made some days more difficult. Minnows and
crawler chunks have both been working. Transition areas from rock to sand have been the best.
Small Mouth Bass activity on the Fox River has been good for those willing to go out and give it a try.
Both above the DePere Dam and below it have seen a fair amount of fishing willing to bite. Casting
spinner baits and top water baits along with crank baits have all been productive. Musky fishing is picking up on the west shore bucktails and small stick baits are working. Yah, only at Smokeys!!!

As always, be safe on the water! Be safe and tight lines.
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