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May 31 2016 Fishing report Green Bay

 

 

 

 

Walleye fishing has been very good this past week with water temps hitting the 70 degree mark.

Opening weekend of the Wisconsin opener had cold water and a cold front negative bite. Paul Below my client/ for the afternoon had a great time and we boated some great walleyes in 2 -3 foot waves fishing til dark.

Brandon Gitter prefished with me for the opener on Friday right before. We found 74 degree air temps and water temps in the low 50’s. We  caught 15 nice walleyes up to 28 inches making Brandon’s 30 th birthday almost as exciting as the birth of his 1 month old son Hudson!!

Cold weather and cold fronts prevailed. I was finding walleyes active in deep water 14 to 20 fow. Catching some really great big fish in those depths.

Warm temps have now brought walleyes shallow and I am doing all jig / cast / non trolling trips on Green Bay with 35 fish days and lots of fun!

Green Bay is so much fun. If you  haven’t become proficient catching walleyes with jigs you should spend some time with me out on the water. The investment is well worth the reward and knowledge in my opinion.

For example we trolled and caught 12 walleyes in 3 hours span. We then switched to jigs and caught another 20 fish in 1 hours time! we caught way more fish than trolling. That is common for me.

My advice is that you have to commit to this type of fishing for a day and put away the trolling gear. You will catch more fish and bigger fish too!

 

 

 

 

 

Erik

Erik

Bob is getting walleyes

Bob is getting walleyes

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21 inc hWhitefish 5/31/16 first whitefish this late. They like deep cool water temps like trout

sam's big eye

sam’s big eye

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nice eyes guys!

nice eyes guys!

 

 

 chad's first fish

 

 

 

I got this from a tagged 28 in walleye

I got this from a tagged 28 in walleye

 

 

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chad’s first fish

 Tom Prillwitz


Tom Prillwitz

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me jigging em up

me jigging em up

Mike Kleist  castng flicker Shad with his spinning rod

Mike Kleist castng flicker Shad with his spinning rod

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Mike kleist caught 35 fish today.

Mike kleist caught 35 fish today.

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Paul B

Paul B

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Rick Pingel

Rick Pingel

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Scott

Scott

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Chris Adams

Chris Adams

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Brad Tayloer

Brad Taylor

 

 

Mike Dawson working on the fish fry.

Mike Dawson working on the fish fry.

Alex Dawson with a big walleye

Alex Dawson with a big walleye

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Mike and Alex Dawson and a doulble

Mike and Alex Dawson and a doulble

another big fsih for Alex

another big fish for Alex

Giant  !

Giant Eye !

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Kurt Kenzler jigged up a dandy walleye

Kurt Kenzler jigged up a dandy walleye

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Kurt's Kenzler's giant walleye

Kurt’s Kenzler’s giant walleye

Kurt's double

Kurt’s double

Kurt has dinner for his lovely wife!

Kurt has dinner for his lovely wife!

April 2016 Green Bay

 

Fishing has been good with giant walleyes caught by some very happy people!! Green Bay’s Gold = Walleyes with Green & Gold Guide Service.

However, cold weather has appeared every week sending temperatures back down 38 degrees.  Guiding was very rewarding as my clients caught some of there personal best Walleyes.

Jigging with hair jigs and rippin raps is really a lot of fun. Getting the proper technique is not easy. But with enough practice people really catch on quickly!

Spawning did finish up about the 17th of April. Great fishing continues in Green Bay. Call me now to get out with me!  920-676-6905

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Alex Hayes 27 inch walleye!  nice fish

Alex Hayes 27 inch walleye! nice fish

never stick your fingers in a mouth with teeth like these!

never stick your fingers in a mouth with teeth like these!

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Dave Paprocki caught another giant Pre-Spwan walleye

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Kurt Kenzler with his nice fish! We fished all day in the rain and wind!

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Kurts 18 inch Bass on a moxie minnow

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Hair jig walleye in cold front slow bite

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Mark’s second monster

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Larry’s first fish 5 minutes into the trip!! Jigging

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Mark's Giant at spot B

Mark’s Giant at spot B

Steve's Giant small mouth caught on a jig walleye fishing. Mark  helped Stev out quite a bit!!

Steve’s Giant small mouth caught on a jig walleye fishing. Mark helped Stev out quite a bit!!

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Larry caught this Brown Trout on a gold count down rapala casting – 31 inches 12 pounds. We were targeting walleyes and catching Pike, Bass and German Brown Trout.

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March 28 – April Green Bay

 

Fishing Pre-spawn walleyes on Green Bay has been fantastic. My first walleye jigging was 30 inches 12 pounds!

I am using Gulp and JIgs, Ring Worms and Raps. Fish are staging at all the river mouths on Green Bay.  Time spent running and fishing areas to find scattered schools can take awhile. Be patient and work at it is my advice.  The giant female walleyes I am catching are still full of eggs.

Water temperatures have hit 45 degrees a couple of days ago in the shallows. However, falling temperatures and snow have pushed temps back to about 40 degrees.

I have fished the area dams and have caught small males. The walleye run is a week to 2 weeks away. A young man I know caught a 26 inch male recently.  Years ago my Dad caught a 29 inch 22 YEAR OLD walleye!  It was tagged by DNR and the report said it was tagged in 1988 at 19 inches. They look very gray and have signs of living very long.

My last trip I dropped my clients off and went out at sunset. I caught a 29.75 inch Walleye just under the boat!  It weighed 14# –  My heaviest walleye ever.

I have been taking all sorts of folks with different fishing backgrounds out and they have all caught some trophy walleyes that were released back to the water.

If you want to get out I can fit you in with someone to split the cost of the guide trip. Call me 920-676-6905 Jim Kleist.

14 # 29.75 inch Green Bay Walleye

14 # 29.75 inch Green Bay Walleye

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My first walleye of the day 30 inches 12 Pounds! Tom the netter saw it and backed off with the net and thought it was a big carp! We had laughs at that!

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Tom Ricker Jigged in this one

Tom Ricker Jigged in this one

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Jigged walleye 25 inch Male

Al Weister jigged a walleye —25 inch Male

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Dave’s 28 incher jigging

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36 inch Pike!

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Al Weister and Dave Paprocki

Al Weister and Dave Paprocki

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Bob's 2nd 27 inch jigged walleye

Bob’s 2nd 27 inch jigged walleye

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Gary and Kelly Baker daughter with Kelley’s biggest walleye and biggest fish she ever caught jigging! Super exciting!

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Wolf River March 22 & 26

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The walleye  bite was good before the snow storms. Dave and Carl caught 12 walleyes. Jigs casted and vertical presentations.

 

Saturday after more high  water and temps at 39 degrees. I had Brandon Gitter and Brandon Faber with a tough bite. 6 dandy fish For dinner!

Monday March 14 Wolf River

Tough bite on the Wolf. We boated 8 walleyes only 4 keepers . The females are not coming up the river yet.  Should be 1 to 2 weeks away from the “run”.

I finally made it out with David Gray and his friend Cal. Both from Antigo.  The sun came out and it was a beautiful day.! Water was 42 degrees.P1030102 P1030103 P1030104

3/11/16 Wolf River

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Fishing report for Friday

Caught a 2 person limit and released small walleyes. Patience was needed with really cold water – 34 Degrees yet.
Green Bay rivers are 40 degrees and fish are more aggressive there. But on the Wolf they are really light. Slow down your presentation. More walleyes will be caught.

I recommend braided line for a number of reasons. What a fun Day on the Wolf River walleye fishing.

I have openings this Sunday and Monday.

Today I am giving a seminar at Cabelas Green Bay @ 230 Pm . Stop by and let’s talk spring walleye fishing!

Jim Kleist Green Bay , Wi

2/29/16 Ice fishing Green Bay

Fishing report for 2/29/16.

Fishing was really good for white fish limits.

My group of 5 was catching and releasing fish for fun as they had there limits! We using Pimples, bell sinkers and slide through sinkers that bumped together and attracted fish. Double sliders worked well also.

Moreover line type made a differnce. Mono-filament out-fished braid by a wide margin as well. The floating action gives a action fish like. I fish both til I see what works best.

We had a lot of current and raps where not working this day. Wind hit 40 mph for a good part of the day. Drifting snow covered very large 24 inch crack in the ice about 2 miles out. So be very careful. One access point had a lot of water and others had none and that is due to springs in Sawyer Harbor area.

I had a great year on the ice; and Monday was my last day venturing way out in Green Bay.

Fishing for Walleyes is my passion. I am going to start fishing the Fox this week and up and down the Wolf river as soon as that opens up.

Spring fever is here–for me a real “medical condition”! Time to walleye fish from my boat and get into the grove again for 2016. 😛

Jim Kleist
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10/ 18/15 Green Bay

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Late report for Saturday  October 18th
Walleye fishing has been tough with High winds and cold fronts .

But we did well with Shaun and Brian getting there limits.

Methods casting cranks and very light blade Baits fished near the bottom on 4 to 8 Fow . The longer the retrieve and cast the more bites we had . Walleyes were following our baits long time before biting! Split shot and long casts were key. Air temps were 32 degrees for these Packer fans that traveled from Brooklyn Ny .

Water clarity was less than as 10 inches . Cold fronts are tough but really working at it paid off! Fishing today was all about triggering a bite. Fish are there to catch!!

Methods used were; casting crank baits and also casting and jigging very light blade Baits fished near the bottom on 4 to 8 Fow .

The longer the retrieve and cast the more bites we had . Walleyes were following our baits long time before biting! Split shot and long casts were key. Air temps were 32 degrees for these Packer fans that traveled from Brooklyn Ny .

Water clarity was less than as 10 inches . Cold fronts are tough but really working at it paid off! Fishing today was all about triggering a bite. Fish are there to catch!!

 

9-9-15 Green Bay

I fished with Randy and Jason on Green Bay. We did well today as we caught over 22 walleyes trolling and casting and Jigging. We fished the east, West and out deep( middle of the bay as well)

We used crawler harness rigs and did better today on walleyes than when we ran crank baits. Gold blades and red beads where key today.

Crank baits– Husky jerk  #12, flicker minnows 7, 8, 9 ‘s.  tended to really attract sheep today.

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Walleye fishing both the East and West shores for walleyes has been a lot of fun!

Fish are relating to food deep ( minnow schools) and structure Rocks (Gobies) trolling and Jigging . Early or late is best for the jig bite.

Spinner rigs and crank baits both work- try baits long bodies and short bodied baits until the fish show a preference.

clear water may be tougher to find after the heavy rains depending on the currents.

Jim Kleist
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