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9/25/16 @ 6:40 PM
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Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

About the time you think "I own this Bay" it hands you a dose of humility!!  Today was that day!!  I met new friends Randy and Mark this morning with the thought of putting another nice limit of walleyes in the boat.  We made our way out, planning to fish spinners in 25-35', moving often to find active fish.  Well, we had a good plan but the fish simply didn't cooperate.  We moved several times, finding good marks and bait, but we never put a walleye in the boat!!  

I'll be out this week relocating those active walleyes for next weekends trips.   I still have openings for musky or walleyes in October and November for anyone who is looking for a trip.  Capt Jerry.

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9/25/16 @ 4:57 PM
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smeylink
smeylink
USER since 2/3/08

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

First time on the bay.  Took my 7 yr old with a friend to see if Walter could be talked into the net.  Launched at bay shore county park around 9am and off by 4pm.

pulled crawler harnesses south of the launch first and had some misses and bit offs.  Caught several catfish as well.  Went back a bit near a copper roof building and marked fish but still no luck.  Headed back and marked an bunch of fish just west of the launch in a small hump in 15 fow.  Crawler harnesses got a huge sheep my boy loved reeling in.  Tried jigging for a bit on the hump but couldn't raise anything.  Took a run 6 miles north and tried cranks before calling it a day  great weather and shifting winds.  

Saw plent of marks but lots of bait balls as well.  Wondering coming from the fox valley area better to launch from metro,bay shore,suamico launch any advantage for fishing fall or next season June walleyes?  June, Aug-Sept are my normal times I have time to fish. Thanks  

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9/25/16 @ 10:37 AM
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Big Dawg
Big Dawg
USER since 8/6/01

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

Fished with BDW, and PoopBox78 yesterday. Ran cranks, harnesses, and jigged. We had to work for them but ended finding some fish. Had the best luck jigging. Biggest fish of the day was 28".

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9/22/16 @ 8:38 AM
Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

Here is a copy of an email from the DNR I received in regards to commercial fisherman netting whitefish on Green Bay:

Hello Jerry, 

Emily forwarded me your question regarding the next upcoming meeting to discuss whitefish commercial fishing management in Green Bay and Lake Michigan.  We have received substantial public feedback from a diverse array of stakeholders.  At this point we are not pursuing any particular rule change.  We are discussing internally about a timeline to gather additional information and to continue to engage our stakeholders to determine the next steps in whitefish management.  Any rule change would take place in 2017 or beyond and will include additional public involvement.  At this point we aim to have an additional public meeting sometime this fall or early winter to discuss the necessary additional information we need to gather. 

 

Thank you for staying involved in this issue.

 

Sincerely,

 

We are committed to service excellence.

Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

 

David Boyarski
Eastern District Fisheries Supervisor – Fisheries Management
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

110 S. Neenah Ave

Sturgeon Bay, WI  54235
Phone: (920)746-2865

Edited on 9/22/16 8:40 AM
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9/21/16 @ 6:20 AM
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Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Another picture perfect day on the Bay!!  New friends Al and Chris wanted to catch some walleyes.  We started in the same area we fished Sunday but that school of fish had moved.  Searching for about 30 minutes brought us a school of walleyes in 29-32'.  We backed off about a 1/4 mile and put out spinner/crawler harnesses, focussing on the 20-24' depths.  As we passed through fish I noted that most semed deeper, as the feeding range from the last trip was high in the water column.  Within 10 minutes of moving baits down to the 26-30' range 3 walleyes hit the net.  Subsequent passes yielded more fish.  Gold and green were the nbest colors.

I'm booked throug the weeknd but I have a few openings next week.  C'mon out and get in on this hot bite before the Bay ices over!!  Capt Jerry.

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9/19/16 @ 9:09 PM
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small craft advisory
small craft advisory
USER since 11/27/10

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waning Gibbous

Walleye fishing on the Bay has been awesome!  Most fish have been caught jigging but trolling crank baits has worked for me as well.  Been catching fish in 10-30' fow depending on the day or spot.  As always, use your electronics to find fish and eliminate dead water. 

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9/19/16 @ 6:54 AM
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Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Simply an incredible week of fishing on Green Bay!!  Muskies one day, then walleyes the next!!  Sunday was exceptional for walleyes, as new friends Tom and Jim wanted to learn about planer board trolling for walleyes.  After hitting three areas we found an active school working the 27-35' depths.  We pulled spinner/crawler harnesses through them, picking off one here, one there, with a few doubles.  Both were able to put 27-28" fish in the net, along with a nice group of 16-19" eaters.  Gold, purple, and green blades were best for us.

I have openings next Sunday and on weekends going into October.  The bite for both walleyes and muskies is hot!!  Capt. Jerry

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9/19/16 @ 5:28 AM
Middle Bear
Middle Bear
USER since 6/17/01

Anyone know of or do any spots for bowfishing from the shore on the lower bay? Have a relative looking for a place or two to try. Thanks! 

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9/18/16 @ 8:55 PM
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rngrwpn
rngrwpn
USER since 7/19/12

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

Tried for Muskie 3 times this week with no luck and a solid 20 hours in altogether. 

Went out for some eyes today and found them on the lower East shore in their typical post spawn / early summer locations - not on flats. Flicker shad over Flicker minnows...minnows earned us sheep this time around. 

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9/17/16 @ 7:32 PM
Walterchaser
Walterchaser
USER since 6/14/16

How's the bite? Started school so been even more swamped and not able to fish lately. Anything being caught pulling harnesses or is everyone jigging now? Live bait tipped or plastics/heavy jigs? Pm if prefer. Thanks in advance!

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