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.

we covered a lot of water as I wanted to show Randy as many spots as I could with day we had.  So we had a great day catching and learning new spots!photo (13) photo 1 (1) photo 2 (1) photo 3 (1) photo 4 (1) photo 5 (1)

Green bay 9-6-2015

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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Door County 8-16

Late Report:

Walleye fishing in Door county reefs and structure Sunday and Monday Heat and rain.

Sunday had 4 foot waves and almost mid 90 air temps and high winds. Monday had rain in the mix. We boated Trophy fish every day.

Deep water off structure targeting bait balls worked with both cranks and spinner rigs.

Shallow water structure fishing– We used both cranks and spinners. I found the bigger walleyes hit the cranks and smaller walleyes. I keep fish for eating 22 inches and under and release the fish over that size.

A tagged fished we caught was a male 29 inches and was estimated to be 22 years old by the DNR. Hard to believe they can live that long!

Jigging for walleyes has also been great. Sometimes the biggest fish are taken this way too but it is a technical bite too.

Walleyes are everywhere– and getting them to bite is always what the fisherman must figure out each day! That challenge is what I live for out on the water! — and that is what I love about fishing.

I am also targeting smaller fish 18-22 inches in the lower bay for a jig/casting/trolling trips as well. Some trips are non trolling on Green Bay.

I have some openings next week call, email or text me.

Jim Kleist
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Green Bay week of 8/3

Walleye fishing had been good in both shallow areas Jigging and casting — a break from trolling deep.

Fish are being caught on both the East and West shores to the South and the North.  Searching and experience help locate walleyes. Depending on the bite and weather I have had to travel to stay on the fish.

If you are looking to get out this summer call or email me and pick a date to jig or/cast/ troll for some nice walleyes.

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Fishing Report for July 25-27 Green Bay

Friday the 25th I fished with Kurt Kenzler and Pete Krason again for the day on Green Bay in Spring we jigged some really nice walleyes on Lake Winnebago.  Today was EPIC.

We caught 25 walleyes. 10 fish were in the 8 pound range and the rest were in the 4 to 6 pound range. We only kept 5 for dinner as everything was to too big and released back to fight again for another day.

Weather was perfect Friday for walleyes a 25 MPH S wind with grey skies and a fantastic bite. We had a few key baits that the fish really liked.

Sunday morning I ran 2 trips . In the morning I fished a second time with Christian and Jeff Dahl from West bend, Wi.  I donated a guide trip to St Baldrick’s Cancer benefit foundation for my good Friend Aaron Eastman. We caught 8 walleyes and kept 4 for dinner. I wasn’t able to do my usual photos of the catch.

Sunday afternoon and Monday I fished with Ben SR, Kurt and Ben JR –Carpenter from Indiana and Nevada.  We had not as good a bite but caught a limit of nice fish jigging trolling and released 1 giant trolling. Kurt’s biggest walleye to date. We caught a lot of undersized walleyes  as well -still fun to catch!

HOT hot Weather–flat dead calm and bright skies not the best but we got it done anyways and covered a lot of water to catch fish venturing miles from our launch spot.

We lost some really nice fish -and that happens every trip.  But I always say “It is all fun a games until someone loses a Walleye”

I will be targeting walleyes here through October so if you want to get out and jig and troll for some great fish give me a call email or text me!

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Fishing report for July 22 Green Bay

Fishing is still good.

I fished with Dan Nortman and his Daughter age 11 Mckayla  and his good friend Captain Brad Eastman from Algoma– a salmon fishing Guru! Brad is always a easy going guy that really like to fish even on his days off!!

 

Give Kinns Charters of Algoma, Wi.  a call and ask for Brad if you want some great salmon action!

We had no wind and bright sun and we still got walleyes with changing tacitics at noon. The key was finding the “magic Depth” were the feeding walleyes were active. Once we did this we changed are presentation up and increased speed to 1.7 mph to create a reaction bite.

We released trophies from 26-28 inches and kept eaters that were 18 to 22 inches.photo 1 (1) photo 1 (2) photo 2 (1) photo 3 (1) photo 4 (2) photo 5 (1) photo 5 (3)

July 18th Green Bay

photo (6) photo 5 (2)Fishing was good with trophy sized fish being released back into the water 28,26 incher and fish greater than 22 inches.  I had the pleasure of fishing with Leon Hesebeck and his grandson Kyle -21 from Oakfield Wi..

We caught fish everywhere we fished out on the bay with crawler harnesses( I have a really great one I have been tying up that is catching a lot of nice Walleyes) and I am also using crawler harnesses too. Those baits are working too!

We started out delaying the trip for 2 hours due to really bad thunderstorms in the morning and getting out about 830.  We started in 3 foot waves and the sun and heat came but the wind picked up out of the south and really it was a very pleasant day out on the water!! P1030089 P1030092 photo 1 (1) photo 1 (2) photo 3 (1) photo 5 (1)

 

fishing report for July 17 Green Bay

 

Fishing remains very good.

I am trolling these days with good results. Having good electronics and adjusting speed has made big payoffs for me and my clients!

Today my Brother Mike and his 9 year old daughter Ava and his 11 year old daughter Lauren fished with me and caught there first walleyes. Ava caught a 27 inch fish and Lauren caught a 26 inch fish. We caught 8 fish and lost 5 really nice walleyes today as they were not hitting real aggressively today.

It was hot 88 degrees and flat calm! Not ideal — however I always say the best time to fish is when you CAN! We did great and the girls caught
“some very large scary fish” fat 27s 26s  let go to swim another day!

 

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Monday July 9th & 13 th Green Bay

Fishing has been very good with a lot of big fish. Monday I fished with the Engels. Charles Sr- Dad, son Chuck and grandson Nolan age 12. We had a absolute blast as we caught over 25 walleyes. We caught walleyes everywhere we went just after a big storm. Usually bad fishing weather- but not today!

We had 20 plus fish over 22 inches up to 28 inches. Multiple,26 ,27 inch Walleyes! Nolan age 12 was shown how to rig the rods add crawlers and set drags and linecounters on my 8 foot rods. Nolan had a infectious smile and no matter what caught more fish than anyone else in the boat!  Lucky for chuck SR he didn’t bet dinner on the biggest or even the most fish on this trip.

Last week I fished with Mike and Gary and we did very well too. We boated over 15 huge walleyes letting many 24-28 inch walleyes go to swim another day. Gary and Mike wanted to learn where and how to catch bigger walleyes. WE did just that!

We used a variety of baits to figure what —-they wanted!!!                  !photo 1 (1) photo 1 (3) photo 1 (4) photo 2 (2) photo 2 photo 3 (1) photo 3 (2) photo 3 (3) photo 4 (1) photo 4 (3) photo 5 (2) photo 5 (3) photo 1 (1) photo 1 (3) photo 2 (1) photo 2 (2) photo 3 (2) photo 3 (3) photo 4 (1) photo 4 (2)