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Here is link to my last video I put together the end of February about winter fishing the winter for walleyes. Usually it is a ice fishing proposition but this winter Mother Nature had other plans for us in Wisconsin! Click on the blue hyper link to watch my video.

Walleye fishing had started March first for my guiding season. Wow what a fantastic aggressive bite. I have openings during weekends and during the week. I prefer to fish during the week but one had to get out there when they are off of work.

Spring walleyes are here and the giant Great Lakes Green Bay walleyes are what I love to catch. I run trips in Green Bay on the Fox river , Oconto and Door County for trophy walleyes. Whether you want a personal best walleye on a jig rod or you want to learn techniques, baits proper rod choice and line combos. I have the knowledge, skill and instruction to up your game !!

I specialize in jigging for walleyes, casting using live bait and the best artificial baits plastic and lures. I also troll and have skills to carefully catch the giant walleyes that roam Green Bay and it’s tributaries.

Please do not hesitate to call me or email me for details for you or your group. I work with other guides and can accommodate large groups.

March and April are 2 of the best months to fish with me. Give me a call 920-676-6905 Jim Kleist
Frank caught 22 walleyes this day . Trophys too! He learned quickly but he had a great teacher!
Me with a Green Bay trophy walleye 3/5/20
Tim with a prespawn female 3/17/20
Doug’s a happy camper jig bite 45 fish day between the 3 of us 3/17/20
Oconto walleye
Me with my precision rod and terminal tackle.
let’s get after it!
Nick never casted for walleyes or even put a minnow on a jig. He caught some nice walleyes after fishing with Jim Kleist of Green and Gold Guide Service
Tim caught a bunch of walleyes jigging he drove up after talking to me on the phone the day before. WE had a BLAST .
Door county Walleyes are massive.
Franks other fatty March 5 2020
Tiger musky that bit my jig. Let me tell you he fought like crazy.

2019 walleye fishing year in Review. Jim Kleist –Fishing Green and Gold Guide Service. 2019 marks the 7th year of guiding these waters professionally.

check out my self netting techniques while fishing a lone. It is not easy to successfully land a lot of walleyes .

What a fun year for all my clients!! Take a look at my photos and videos. I put over 30 fishing videos out in 2019 on UTUBE. Go to UTUBE and type in Jim Kleist

I guided from March through the end of September. Walleye catches were very good. I specialize in casting and also troll if that is the best option the day you fish with me.

Here is a trip with some returning clients. Even Dad in his 80′ caught his fair share of walleyes with jigs and minnows! The end of the video has a great testamonial to my guide service. What a fun day!

Call me now to reserve your day with me. 920-676-6905 or Email me

My Yar Craft is a big, safe boat capable to taming the big waves and gets my clients to the fish fast. Traveling 5 to 8 miles or more is the usual out on Green Bay and Lake Winnebago.

Spring , Summer and early Fall are great times to fish with me. Walleyes on the Great Lakes have annual travel cycles. Walleyes migrate following large schools of baitfish. Having the know-how – where and when is key to staying on the best bites of walleyes.

Spring walleye run 2019 is here I have dates left!

I have available this month April 9,10 11, 17,18 19,20,21,22 23, 24,25,29,30

Walleye fishing on your mind?

It should be! Fish for Green Bay’s Gold aka huge pig walleyes! Green & Gold Guide Service. Some of the best times are ahead this month! Green Bay and its rivers. Trophy size walleyes jigging! Big walleyes . Lots of walleyes, lots of pictures and laughs and fun! The penalty of success is a taxidermy bill for your replica mount! Pictures are much cheaper. I also fish the Wolf River and there is a limit of 5 fish on that system that is just a ton of fun too. Please give me a call or email or text 920-676-6905 or Date April 9,10,11,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,29,30

Wolf River Walleye

Wolf river walleye fishing April 4 2019 check out my fishing video at the link below on Utube

Fox River jigging for Pig walleyes ! check this out

It all starts with a call to me.

Let’s get out in my boat and catch some great walleyes I can take 3 people and split the cost among all 3 anglers.

Gene 77 with a heck of a nice walleye he jigged up on the Fox in Green Bay
Gene 77 caught some giants Fox River March 2019
29 inchDePere walleye casting a crank
Scott caught a legal 28 1/2 DePere giant jigging
Wolf River fishing will be going strong into Late April and May
Green & Gold Guide Service Where real fish stories are born !

Summer patterns are the best time to catch good numbers and big walleyes

July has been on fire with big walleyes 27 to 30 inches trophy fish and also for good numbers of eater size type fish  that can be kept 13 -22 inches. I am trolling and jigging for walleyes out on Green Bay and lake Winnebago.

I have fished with a lot of you already this year and look forward to meeting and fishing with new customers always. My trips are a lot of fun.  Fishing is about fun! I look forward to getting out there with YOU

I am out fishing 5 days a week in July and August. I have openings and can get you in if you call me or email . 920-676-6905

Best regards,


JIm Kleist

Spring Walleye fishing Started March 1

The First trip out on the Fox for me was March 1 and I jigged up 40 nice Walleyes in a hour and a half. Good days on the Fox are  75  walleyes a day with a slow day being 15 fish. The Biggest walleye this Spring was a nice 31 1/2 inch fish caught by Larry Abel.

My boat caught some “legal” fish as we call them on the Fox , That is a walleye 28″ or greater is the legal limit until the opener.  Every single fish was released from my boat including the 28 ” or bigger.

I also release all fish greater than 22″ back to keep the fishery strong and healthy. I encourage replica mounts of their fish but if they want a fish to mount for the bucket list I think that is ok!

I specialize in jig fishing on Green Bay that is what I am known for but I  also troll for walleyes as well. I am very successful at both .

2017 fishing report

  1. Walleye fishing has been off the charts for 2017. I have a few hundred pictures that are just the tip of the iceberg this year!

CPR catch photo and releaseI have been catching great numbers and trophy fish. I ask my clients to return all walleyes over 22 inches back to the water unless they plan to have the fish mounted for the wall. My boat catches a lot of walleyes and returns a lot back to the water. Somedays it is hard to catch enough keeper size fish for meal because we are releasing big ones back and that is the only size being caught. But, not to shabby of a trip either catching big Walleyes.

My YarCraft boat has made many windy days fishable due to the seaworthiness of the boat. The large size allows for more clients to fish with me too. That can bring the cost down of trip for some. I often have had 4 people out with me.

I fish with vacationers looking for a trip and with a lot of people that buy a trip for a gift for a niece, nephew or retirement gift or graduation and a lot of people wishing to learn how to fish for walleyes so they can catch more walleyes on their own.

Green Bay and Lake Winnebago can be very difficult to learn learning both will help you catch more walleyes all year if one body of water has a setback.I am a guide that fish both these systems- Winnebago and Green Bay -If you love to walleye fish.I really think one should set up at least one trip on both sytems.

Marketing my guide service    I am posting very little current activity on my Green And Gold Guide Service pages.  I feel it brings unnecessary attention to bites I am fishing. My clients success is my priority out on the water and I want them to have a great day with a lot of fun!! I am in my 6 th year as a walleye guide fishing 4 to 5 days per week. I am getting more referral and repeat anglers fishing with me as time goes on.

Early Spring Fishing Feb, March and April Trophy time and good numbers dates! Jigging and casting

Spring May and June warming waters are triggering a great jig and trolling bite even a night bite.

Summer July August September  these months are some of the best with large fish and numbers . combined with comfortable weather I recommend these times as the best walleye fishing.

This spring we had a lot of rain that kept fish in the rivers much longer than typical and held certain types of bait fish for weeks longer than normal so June going into the first week of July was very slow.  Normally June is a top month on Green Bay and Lake Winnebago.

Fall fishing this year was excellent late October and November some of days compared to the record catches in March and April.

I am going to be speaking as a professional Angler at the Wisconsin Sport show in March 16-18.I will be talking about techniques that have put a ton of walleyes in my boat in spring jigging. I will also have a station promoting my guide service.

I had a great time fishing with everyone of my clients.  Many of which I have become very good friends with!   Serendipity! I talk to many of you very often by phone or email.

Walleye fishing is what I love and I work my tail off harder than many guides to give you the best experience out on the water!!!

I am excited for the 2018 season ahead. Please call me soon and send a $50 deposit to hold your date will hold your fishing date.

Best regards

Jim Kleist







2017 May 5th fishing report





Opening weekend is tomorrow May 6 th. Fishing has been good the last 6 weeks.

My clients have caught some of the biggest walleyes they have ever seen!

The last time period revolves around the walleyes spawning and the dispersal periods after.

Methods: most fish pictured in this post were caught on soft plastics, minnow and jig combos, and other jig baits casted on spinning rods.

If you want to catch fish like this next year with me I recommend you book key dates now. I am very good at getting my folks out during key periods!

Jim Kleist 920-676-6905

Green Bay ,Wi

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March 30 th Walleye

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Report for Wednesday march 29th

I fished with Dan and Larry from 7am to 2 Pm. I saw also saw in Depth Out Doors launching at the same time.

Water temperature was 40 degrees .

We landed 20 walleyes. Walleyes ranged from 15 to 28 inches caught on plastics with a heavier jig. The strong North wind required extra lead! The walleyes we caught had huge firm bellies. So the Spawn is taking place now. Night time is the best time to try for the giants.

Winter weather is back in Green Bay with a light snow . Water temperatures will probably fall back a little bit.

Try a variety of retrieves and the bite will tell you what they want. There is a good trolling bite out there too for anyone who wants to try that too.

I have a openings 4/4, 4/7,4/9 (some for a single angler)

Jim Kleist

Green Bay, Wi

End of season review and posts




2016 was a great year.  I was running a lot of trips all summer and we had some great Walleye action.!

Most of my trips were non trolling this year as I prefer to feel the hit of the fish versus troll. But I do whatever it takes to put my clients on fish.  I did not post many reports as I have in the past but I am on the water 3 -5 days per week. So do not look at my posts and conclude “the fish are not biting he has no posts.”

I have just purchased a larger boat and will be able to take 4 people out with me. I work with other top guides on the waters I fish and can accommodate larger groups in multiple boats.

My season starts early March and goes into the early fall Labor day weekend. I am  a hunter and get out on a limited basis in the fall and guide a little for walleyes and small mouth bass.

I will be at the Wisconsin Sport show March 17-19 th in Eau Claire Booking trips. If you know when you want to go with me this next season call or email me before then so you can get the dates you want.-Jim Kleist Green Bay Wi

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Nick is a great jig fisherman with plastic!


Gene Okelly out on some rough waters


Paul Belows big Bass in October Wolf River


Rick Pingel took his daughter out for a unbelievable night of fishing


6# test on jig and worm casting for walleyes !!! Giant Pike


One of the best walleye fisherman I know Jeff Pagels caught this 22 inch walleye on a worm and jig

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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!








Bob is getting walleyes

Bob is getting walleyes


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


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


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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Chris Adams

Chris Adams


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


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


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!