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What’s Hot and When

March Walleyes in the Fox River. During this time hundreds and thousands of walleyes migrate their way into the river. As soon as the ice leaves the river, catching large numbers of walleyes is not uncommon, with a real good chance at a 10 pound trophy. Jigging and casting crank baits for these fish is usually the best tactic, but some fish are also caught trolling.

April and May During this time the open water season is in full swing, with plenty of places to fish. Lake Michigan starts to give up limits of monster trout. The Bay of Green Bay and its tributaries are giving up huge pre spawn and post spawn walleye, along with northern pike from Marinette across to the Door County peninsula, south to Green Bay. Limit catches of walleye are common during this time. The Wolf River from Lake Poygan all the way up to Shawano is also giving up walleyes. Then when the fish return to the lake they can be caught a variety of different ways on Lake Poygan, and Lake Winnebago. We can’t forget about the muskie opener the last weekend in May. These fish are caught from the river out into the bay. Every year fish in the 50 inch range are caught. This is by far the busiest month, with so many different fishing opportunities, think about booking your trip early.

June and July This takes us into the start of the salmon season. The ports of Algoma, Baileys Harbor, Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay are some of the most popular ports in the area. This kind of salmon fishing is unique, in that it offers you, the client, a more hands on fishing and learning experience compared to the big charters with the same results. Along with the salmon biting, the Green Bay walleyes are still going strong. Captain Josh stays on these walleyes as they transition out to their summer haunts. During this time frame Door County smallmouth fishing is a bite you don’t want to miss. Door County smallmouth fishing on Green Bay and Lake Michigan, is rated one of the best smallmouth destinations in North America. This is a great time to hook into that fish of a lifetime.

August and September This is huge walleye time! Fish in the 28-30 inch range are common. Most of Captain Josh’s efforts for these fish are up in the Door County area. Daytime and evening trips are offered for these fish. If trophy walleyes aren’t what you’re looking for, there are plenty of eater fish caught all over the Bay of Green Bay. Also, the salmon fishing is still going strong. These fish are beginning their migration towards river mouths and harbors.

October and November Bring on the muskies! The bay of Green Bay offers some of the best muskie fishing in the world. Captain Josh targets these fish by trolling and casting. As the shad migrate towards the Fox River, the muskies follow them in. Numerous 50 inch muskies are caught each year. With a chance at a world record fish every time out. This time also offers some great action for walleyes. Some of the biggest fish of the season are caught during this time. With so many people getting into the hunting season, most of these walleye spots we will have to ourselves.