Spring April/May 2020 fishing reports

Fishing has been very good, but with COVID-19 still a big issue I am looking about July 1 to start guiding again. It has been hard for everyone to do all this distancing; for the last 9 weeks I have chosen to fish alone. Many others in my professional are all in but I want to see how things go for 1 more month as restrictions are really being lifted .

Besides being a fishing guide, I am experienced floor RN veteran of 25 years at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. I work on the front lines and appreciate the perspectives of many. Call Jim 920-676-6905 to reserve your dates for July and August now.

Walleye fishing had been good with a good bite both trolling and jigging. Fish are both shallow on deeper 4 to 25 feet of water. My Lowrance has really helped find fish to target. Modern electronics are so much better than even 2 years ago.

Jigging–Live bait options are giving way to artificial baits. Night crawlers are replacing the buckets of minnows that are aerated in the stern and bow of my boat. Jigging is my favorite way to fish for walleyes.

Trolling– crawler harnesses are excellent options but I tend to like the speed I can fish crank baits.

Weather has had a lot of cold this May with reluctant bitting walleyes . I found that fishing hair jigs properly works excellent during cold fronts.

Jim Kleist fishes with hair jigs to land whopper walleyes!

Post spawn walleye hit the flats . I jig up a bunch of beautiful walleyes on Green Bay