Green Bay/Lower Bay, Brown County

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TODAY @ 12:58 PM
Ghoti
Ghoti
USER since 6/19/01

Caught a 37-inch channel cat in the bay once. Big sagging belly -- thing literally looked like a fat old man, needing both a shave and a shower, who somebody had just yanked out of an easy chair. I should've weighed it but I wanted it out of my boat before it slimed anything else.

The smaller cats are excellent on the grill. Best when they still have their spots, <18 inches or so. DNR has consumption advisories on 'em though.

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TODAY @ 11:50 AM
TooTallTom
TooTallTom
USER since 11/16/01
There are some huge catfish in the lower bay and Fox River.  We have caught flat-heads and channel cats.  Biggest flat was 20-some lbs, although a buddy says he caught one near 30.  Biggest channel was caught suspended when trolling for walleye.  It was 34 inches.  I am sure there are bigger fish out there.   As for blue catfish, I don't think there are any, but I cannot prove that.  Smaller channels will school in the Fox, and when you get into a bunch, it can be a lot of fun.

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TODAY @ 8:27 AM
Batman1
Batman1
USER since 1/23/09

I took the only poor picture that I had to our local fish biologist for inspection but it was inconclusive. They do agree with you that mature channels will many times  be mistaken for blues and although blues are rare but not unheard of, it was most likely a channel

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5/4/16 @ 10:18 PM
Perchslayer1645
Perchslayer1645
USER since 1/22/16

Another good app is surfinglakes. Give complete wave forecast. According to that app 2-3 footers expected 

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5/4/16 @ 9:03 PM
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Can't Catch a walleye!
Can't Catch a walleye!
USER since 1/23/15

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

I have a free app on my phone that call "Windfinder" that is pretty accurate. Once you download it you can select the locations you want the info for. They have info on the bay from "Green Bay entrence Light" and "Green Bay Central Buoy" so its more off shore wind speeds. They also have a ton of other loctions. The most accurate we have found yet. They are saying mid to upper teens all day quieting down towards evening. Would highly recommend! 

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5/4/16 @ 7:44 PM
FISH CRIBS
FISH CRIBS
USER since 10/5/15

Maybe I'll stay up nort and catch crappies.   Thx for the wind channels

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5/4/16 @ 7:22 PM
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Walleye whisperer one
Walleye whisperer one
USER since 4/11/16

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

Hello  fish cribs did u check out the weather icon on this page extended forecast looks like 7 mph sat. Hope they are correct  Good fishing  

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5/4/16 @ 7:20 PM
Wishing wall
Wishing wall
USER since 1/25/14

O my if your thinking of going to the bay withe the north east wind please have a good size boat it's not good with the north east wind Ben there done that wish I hadent those waves are different then Winnebago be safe 

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5/4/16 @ 7:06 PM
FISH CRIBS
FISH CRIBS
USER since 10/5/15

Planning on going out on Saturday....but I'm a little concern about the wind.  Watching several sites.  Looks like 15-20 mph NE    How choppy will it be?

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5/4/16 @ 12:12 PM
Fishinwithmuscles
Fishinwithmuscles
USER since 5/1/12

It's amazing how often big channel cats are confused with blues. If you look in the fishing regs book they aren't even listed because there are no blues in WI unless you're perhaps on the Mississippi and farther south. A channel over 5lbs typically will take on a blue ish tint and gets confused as being a blue

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5/4/16 @ 11:50 AM
Ghoti
Ghoti
USER since 6/19/01

Never heard of a blue cat caught in the bay. Channel cats are plentiful as are several bullhead species, and I've seen flatheads caught in tributary rivers. But never a blue. Got a pic? How big was it?

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5/4/16 @ 11:47 AM
Looking for 30"er
Looking for 30
USER since 7/6/15

I plan on fishing the Oconto area Sunday thru Friday.  If anyone would be willing to share depth and if crawlers or cranks are working better.  I am not looking for your fishing spot, just a starting point on technique and depth.  Thank you in advance.

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5/3/16 @ 10:00 PM
Fish-Slayer
Fish-Slayer
USER since 7/31/05

Blue cat?

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5/3/16 @ 9:10 PM
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Batman1
Batman1
USER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F
My wife and I spent part of the day on the lower bay today with Scott Vallesky on a day that started out with a light breeze but got pretty windy around noon. It was our first time with Scott and won't be our last for sure. This was a top notch experience with a quality boat and equipment and a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I would certainly recommend him to anyone that wants to catch fish and have a great time. The fish were a bit finicky today but Scott worked hard to get us some nice ones and a bonus blue cat too....A fantastic time and thank you Scott....

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5/3/16 @ 5:38 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01

Years ago I worked for the DNR and The Fish and Wildlife Service fixing the BKD outbreak that caused the salmon die off in the late 80's/early 90's.  We collected salmon entrails for examination and testing at salmon tourneys all summer.  The only place that we collected in Green Bay was up in Marinette and there were more browns and splake registered back then than salmon.  I'd agree that you'd be better off going out of Sturgeon Bay, Algoma or Kewaunee.

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