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FISHING REPORT
Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (64%)
Waning Gibbous

Green Bay Fishing Report 7-25-2016 

Green Bay walleyes have once again started eating and they’re hungry! We have had excellent catches this past week with many trophy caliber walleyes being caught and released. What a great feeling to be back on active walleyes from lower Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay north (my home waters). We have been running several boats to keep up with our clients’ demand. With hot action, let’s just say the boys have been knocking it out of the park. Thanks Max and Kyle! 

Operating a fishing guide business is more than just catching fish; it’s about you the customer, and your experience. This is what matters most to us. Our business motto is based on being respectable, knowledgeable, and organized, as well as having a great attitude. Whether it is assisting you in catching a few fish for the deep fryer or learning several techniques that work on a large body of water like Green Bay, helping you to become a better angler is our greatest reward. 

What’s been working for us: Crawler harnesses with one ounce in-line weights have been my favorite. Big Eye custom blades with purple/chartreuses/white combinations work on cloudy days and plain gold/silver/copper deep cut blades work on sunny days. We are typically working in 20-30 feet of water with 20 -35 feet of line behind off-shore plainer boards trolling at 1.1 -- 1.5 mph. We are fishing various rock humps and deep water structure mostly around Door County area. 

Basically trolling at 2 mph, big crank baits have been effective as well as Rapala husky jerks, Berkely flicker minnows, targeting depths of 20-30 feet of water allowing the baits to reach depths of 12-18 feet looking for suspended walleyes. Keep an eye on your graph. The fish will let you know what’s going on down below! Trolling to locate walleyes on a big body of water like Green Bay is sometimes necessary and can be effective, but once walleyes are located don't overlook the possibilities of rip jigging hard baits like #6- #7 Rapala ripping raps in shallow or deep water and casting jig heads and plastics on a medium action spinning rod/reel with a super braid. This certainly can be a treat with hand-to-hand combat with Mr. Walleye. 

Smallmouth Bass action continues to be fair with “smallies” in their summer patterns. Contour breaks with 10-12 feet of water seem to be key areas along with deep structure breaks 10-30 feet where bass like deeper edges. Casting a variety of plastics tubes, paddle tails, senco worms, tandem spinner rigs, and small crank baits all seem to work well. 

We have openings for the remainder of July, August, and September for walleyes and bass. Don’t forget Washington Island fall bass trips. We have several boats out most days to stay on the best bites! Remember it’s TROPHY WALLEYE TIME! 

From the Green Bay Trophy Fishing desk - tight lines! 

Captain Lon!

Check us out on the web: http://www.greenbaytrophyfishing.com

(920) 304-0282
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7/17/16 @ 2:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

Green Bay Fishing Report 7-17-2016


Walleye fishing continues to improve with limit catches of eater sized walleyes available in lower Green Bay mostly biting Berkley Flicker minnows 25-35 feet of line behind off shore planner boards. Targeting walleyes in depths between 5-8 feet of water and working deeper to find walleyes 10 to 18 feet of water on calm days based on what wind directions and speeds presents. Night crawler harness have been working equally as well with 1 ounce in - line lead weights most blades working gold, silver being my favorite, speeds of 1.1-1.4 are good speeds pulling behind offshore planner boards. Big walleyes are starting to show up more consistently and we expect some big trophy caliber walleyes to start showing up in our fishing reports more frequently as this is the time to pattern big Green Bay walleyes we have caught several in the upper 20's and few tipping the 30 inch mark.  Rip jigging Rapala #6 #7 ripping raps paired with a good spinning rod & reel has an instant addiction to catching walleyes and the mood is overwhelming after battling a monster walleye from the hard hitting strike to the heart pounding netting of a true gold giant! Trolling is often use to find schools of walleye and once located many jigging techniques can be used from a simple jig head & crawler, jig & leech, jig & plastics jigging raps, casting working structure like reefs, shoreline breaks, transitions that hold walleye. 


Smallmouth Bass have been active in the Door County area with a few nice bass being caught on plastics and swimbaits, tandem spinner blades drop shoting a variety of plastics working off shore breaks 10-15 feet of water. My favorite has been casting Keitech fat swings 2.8 with a gopher 3/16 jig head making long casts and retrieving with a medium to slow retrieve letting the paddle tail work its magic attracting bass to strike- pow!  We have a few openings left for Washington Island bass fishing in October 1-10 and it will be incredible bite where its not uncommon to catch 50 -75 fish per trip drifting with live bait please get your date booked so we know who's in this year for this limited event!  

From the Green Bay Trophy Fishing desk - tight lines 

Captain Lonney

Please check out  limited Washington Island Bass trips this year October 1-12 Call for more info or book 920-304-0282

Please Check out our Website for additional info. http://www.greenbaytrophyfishing.com/specials.htm


Edited on 7/17/16 2:41 PM
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7/11/16 @ 6:02 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Last week we had several trips, with fish caught from the lower Bay, to the Door/Kewaunee county line, to the southern waters of Door County.  Our best day was Thursday, with Matt and his son Luke just wanting to catch a few fish.  We started in a previous area where a good school of bigger fish existed.  After 3 1/2 hours with just one 21" walleye and too many sheepshead to count, we made a move to the North, with several fish showing up on the Lowrance.  Pulling spinner/crawler rig in no specific pattern we got into a school of active fish.  For the last 2 hours of the trip it was a constant of singles and doubles, with Luke catching the three biggest fish of 29 1/2, 29 and 26".  Both father and son had a great time reeling in several fish.

I have openings in August for Door County big fish, with a legit shot at 30" plus fish.  If you're interested message me here or email me at anglersplus@yahoo.com.  Capt Jerry.

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7/11/16 @ 12:19 PM
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

Willy,

The fishing dock in the park gets pretty weedy this time of year. A bit north towards Sawyer bay launch there's a shoreline that you can cast from that drops off about 20' out. There's a place to park and walk down to the shore. Shore has small stone along the shoreline there. Sawyer bay launch docks are too shallow. If you're mobile, I'd zip just north of Sturgeon bay on Bay Shore Dr. and fish Stone Quarry. Good smallmouth action can be had...... 


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7/11/16 @ 11:51 AM
willythewalleyekid
willythewalleyekid
USER since 1/23/02

Is it worth a shot to try some casting from shore by Potawatomi sate park?

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7/10/16 @ 10:18 AM
FISHING REPORT
Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

Green Bay Fishing Report 7-11-2016

Good morning Friends,

July is in full swing! Summer picnics, family get-togethers, fishing and fun.

We have been busy running guided fishing trips and getting prepared for the 2017 ice season. Preparing for this upcoming ice season means making repairs to ice houses changing out latches, repairing and replacing runners, replacing ropes and springs and power washing the inside and outside of each ice house. 

It is with great honor that Barbara and I announce our engagement to get married!!! Ice Queen said, "Yes!" We are excited to continue this journey as husband and wife and grow and expand our fishing guide business.

Walleye fishing has been slow to fair due to a large bio mass of alviews in the Green Bay system. The walleyes have been gorging on alviews and gobies making it much harder to catch them. Techniques that have been working are rip jigging Rapala Rip'n Raps in the Door County area. Trolling crawler harnesses and crank baits (flicker minnows, flicker shads) behind Off Shore planer boards in the lower Green Bay area.We expect the walleye fishing to dramatically improve mid July through the end of August. Sturgeon Bay and Door County are well known for catching monster walleye's during this time frame.

Smallmouth Bass fishing remains fair to good. Fishing Northern Door County, Ephraim to Sister Bay. Swim baits like the Kietech Fat Swings 2.8 paired with a darter jig head have been deadly on big Smallmouth. Working depths of 8 to 12 ft, shoreline breaks, shoal waters on most islands have been very effective as bass are in summer patterns. Water temps are ranging from mid to upper 60's. Bass are cruising looking for forage Do not be afraid to move around and cover water, looking for fish.

We have some July and August dates still available for Bass and Walleye fishing. 

Give us a call at 920-304-0282 or 920-255-2617. 

You may also check out our website go to www.greenbaytrophyfishing.com.


Edited on 7/10/16 10:24 AM
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6/24/16 @ 9:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
16ptbones
16ptbones
USER since 12/25/12

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

First time in up here fished all day Thursday and Friday morning.  Did some jigging only got small bass and gobies. Started trolling in the bay. Ended up getting a 19" smallie and about 4 smaller ones and sheep. Moved out of bay started trolling near reefs.  Wind really picked up. Then got my first 30"er. 8 3/4#. Cpr. Awesome! Eventually back into bay get outta wind.  Then got a 24ish right to net got off. 2hrs later get a 29ish fish bait stuck on net and fish shook off. That sucked. Was still great day. Friday hot calm sunny. Few small bass and some sheep.

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6/24/16 @ 7:50 AM
FISHING REPORT
Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

Good morning, Friends. 

What a busy week it has been since our last Fishing report. With guided fishing trips most every day, (sometimes two trips a day), as well as traveling all over the Door County area to lower Green Bay to chase the walleyes and bass, we certainly have been putting on some miles with the start of the summer months, and right on our heels is our new Chesapeake Bay retriever puppy, Maggie. 

Walleye fishing remains steady to excellent in lower Green Bay with limits of walleyes most days but with weekends a little tougher due to fishing pressure on known spots. Berkley Flicker minnows & Shad are both hot baits, and even the Big Eye custom blades tipped with night crawlers are starting to do some damage. Our best luck has been in 6-10 feet of water with many shorter walleyes (12 -14 inch), but have to sort through them to find the legal walleyes 15 inches and bigger. 

We have been fishing Sturgeon Bay and North looking for the elusive 30-inch fish and have been catching a few trophies in the 26-28inch range, but I believe it will still be a few weeks because of the unpredictable winds and the cold water pumping in from Lake Michigan which makes for inconsistent water patterns. 

We have been working islands, shoreline breaks in mid-water structure and have a few big walleyes starting to show up for our efforts. Making long casts with Berkley Fireline, we used a #6--#7 Rapala Ripping Raps in natural colors. We chose this because of the clear water and our rip and pause technique. Most fish were hitting on the pause. 

Please note ~ We will be running trophy walleye trips around Sturgeon Bay and North into Door County starting in July. 

Smallmouth Bass have been fair to good with weather playing a role in the days we get into good action. Light to moderate winds are best for bass but really windy days makes bass fishing tough. Sturgeon Bay Flats, Door County towns, e.g., Ephraim, Sister Bay, and Fish Creek have been producing better numbers of bass sizes ranging from short males to longer females in Door County. Saturday we had 25 bass in a 6-hour trip with a few tipping 5 to 5 1/2 pounds. Howie’s Salted Tubes, Kietech Fat Swings, Howie’s Senco worms fished wacky style using a drop shot rig all worked well. 

Bass should be finishing up their spawning season especially in northern Door County and Washington Island where water temps are usually cooler as the bass transition into summer patterns. We will be chasing bass the rest of summer into fall, so stay tuned. 

From the Green Bay Trophy Fishing Desk - tight lines! 

Captain Lon

Please give us a call to get you summer fishing trip booked 920-304-0282

Check our website out for more info http://greenbaytrophyfishing.com

(920) 304-0282
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6/23/16 @ 8:14 AM
Tehbassmaster
Tehbassmaster
USER since 1/17/16

Hi! I'm coming down to Washington island at the beginning of August. What will work the best at this time? I will also be coming down in September. Thanks! Pm me please!


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6/22/16 @ 10:55 AM
vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03
Yes!  Go to Howies!  They will let you know what is going on up there.  Great shop!

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