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TODAY @ 5:03 PM
1700PROVEE
1700PROVEE
USER since 5/16/10

I'm strongly opposed to increased commercial fishing in Green Bay and this is why.


We as sport fishermen spend a lot of money to be able to be successful on Green Bay. If commercial fishing gets out of hand "which it will" many of us will just go fish other places like Winnebago or Erie. 

When rules/laws change there are always winners and losers... Just the way it is. When you folks that don't fish go out and get a Walleye dinner for 12$-15$ you are the winners. Us folks who go out for the sport of walleye fishing and keep fish from time to time the fish cost us A LOT more. We are the losers due to way less fish to be caught.

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TODAY @ 4:42 PM
kpampja
kpampja
USER since 4/7/05

Since I assume walleye fillets are much more valuable per pound than whitefish the problem is I see a lot of "accidental catch" if this goes through.  While we are all entitled to our own views, large amounts of walleye rotting in nets (or sold for profits) is exactly why I feel increased commercial harvest is bad for the bay.

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TODAY @ 4:15 PM
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wallstreet
wallstreet
USER since 9/10/15

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Bay along Nicolet Drive was like glass this morning. Fishing was slow. Commercial fishing is bad for the bay like everywhere else. Ruined the perch stock and now perch come from a pond in southeast asia and probably aren't perch.

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TODAY @ 3:56 PM
Smokes & Ammo
Smokes & Ammo
USER since 11/13/13

Commercial fisherman should absolutely be able to sell by catch (accidental) walleyes they get in their nets! 80-90% of walleyes caught in gills nets r dead or going to die so why not let them keep them instead of throwing them away and rotting at the bottom of the bay? It doesn't make much sense to me! People who r against commercial fishing r ignorant selfish people! If u couldn't fish and u loved to have Friday fish fries where would u get ur fish? People need to look at the big picture and stop thinking sport fishing is the only thing that should exist! Don't be selfish, just because ur lucky enough to go fishing a catch fish to eat doesn't give u the power to stop people who can't fish from eating fish!

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TODAY @ 3:13 PM
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
USER since 2/4/16

Walleye anglers should take a minute today and provide a comment to the DNR about potential increased commercial fishing in Green Bay.

Commercial interests are pushing to take more whitefish from southern Green Bay. This would not only take more whitefish from a growing sport fishery (ice fishing), but it would increase the by-catch kill of walleyes and other sport fish.

Some commercials would also like to be able to sell walleye they catch.

Send an email to David.Boyarski@Wisconsin.gov and tell him your views. It could be as simple as "I'm strongly opposed to increased commercial fishing in Green Bay." 

The deadline to comment is Thursday, June 30.

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6/28/16 @ 7:11 PM
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alwaystrying
alwaystrying
USER since 6/28/16

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished by the spark plug on Saturday with no luck ! Marked a lot but no takers ! Has anyone had any luck in that general area lately ? 


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6/28/16 @ 3:15 PM
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Jim Kleist
Green & Gold Guide
USER since 4/13/09

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

Fishing report


Walleye fishing the lower Bay has been good.  I have been using jigs most days with bigger walleyes  on structure. Trolling has been good with smaller Green Bay walleyes for dinner.  I have had a lot of fun out there everyday.

Sunday evening we were casting 1/8 oz jigs and Paul caught and released a nice pike among the walleyes with light tackle-- 6 # mono.

 Baits- crawlers, gulp and hair jigs. I do trolling and casting / jig fishing trips.

There a couple of openings this week if you want to fish with me and catch some nice walleyes. 

I love fishing for Green Bay's-- "Gold"


Jim Kleist 

Green Bay


Edited on 6/28/16 5:11 PM
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6/26/16 @ 8:12 PM
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Angler Sport Fishing
Angler Sport Fishing
USER since 3/5/13

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

Fishing has been much more consistent in lower part of bay than middle portions of the bay.  Cranks or crawlers.  Fish in the mud will start firing as the summer patterns settle in.   Been boating limits of fish most days.  Have openings this week if you would like to get out.  Capt. Scott

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6/25/16 @ 3:13 PM
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FURFISHFUN
FURFISHFUN
USER since 7/23/01

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished out of Bayshore on Thursday. Caught 6 smaller walleyes on Flicker shads, three were undersized. Once the NE wind picked up, it shut off. 

I also lost an Offshore planer board on Vincent Point. It is attached to a very large fish. I am offering a reward for its return. My phone # is on it 

920-655-89xx

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6/25/16 @ 12:47 PM
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sandervitreis rex
sandervitreis rex
USER since 5/1/15

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished 1.5 hr this morning. Slight walleye chop in my favor. Tried rippn raps for about 30 minutes and only one hit. Switched to a single slow death rig with a # 3 colorado on a bouncer and trolled it 1.1 to 1.3 and got 6 in an hour on 10-14 ft rocks. let one shorty go and 2 goats. They hit hard enough to almost take the rod out of my hand. Not at all a light bite.

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