The water temperature at Oconto Park II and the Breakwater
Harbor was 70 degrees last week. With the brisk winds, few boaters
ventured out in the bay. Pier anglers caught mixed bags of panfish,
sheepshead, and smallmouth bass using live bait, spinners, spoons,
and crankbaits. The Stiles dam has been producing some bluegills,
along with some nice brown trout. The panfish were being caught on
crawlers; the browns were biting on minnows being free-floated in
current seams, small spinners, and a variety of flies.
On the Fox River in Green Bay, shore anglers have been catching
numerous rough fish. Boat anglers were finding the walleye and
muskie bite slowing down. Due to the heavy rains and high water,
the river is dirty. Many boat anglers have shifted to fishing in
the bay. The walleye bite from the west shore slowed significantly.
The east shore walleye bite is slow, but many anglers have been
catching their limits. Crawler harnesses, of any color, have
produced results. Walleyes seem to be moving to deeper water, 10 to
15 feet. The yellow perch bite is picking up, especially north of
Bayshore Park. Some anglers have been able to catch their limits on
minnows and worms; some anglers have even caught a few perch on
jigs. Perch seem to be biting in 25 to 30 feet.
Fathead Fran’s, (920) 498-9999
The Sportsman, (920) 734 3299