Green Bay/Lower Bay, Brown County

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5/27/16 @ 3:28 PM
Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01
I agree, that if you hook a bigger fish deep and its bleeding it is better to keep it than have it die.  We got some bigger fish on Erie ice fishing a few years ago and they too weren't the greatest table fare.  In order to get rid of the fishy taste we would soak them overnight in milk.  It helped make them taste less fishy and more edible.

Edited on 5/27/16 3:28 PM
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5/27/16 @ 3:18 PM
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GBStinkyMinnow
GBStinkyMinnow
USER since 5/27/16

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Went out this a.m. At 530 trolled until 1130 and couldn't buy a bite!  

Started out in 14fow with cranks switched to harnesses no luck moved offshore to some deep flats around structure and marked tons of suspended fish    Pulled threw them with harnesses and again with cranks and couldn't get bit     I have fished the east side of the lower bay several times this year and haven't had this bad of luck Anyone getting anything today?

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5/27/16 @ 11:12 AM
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cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

I agree with everything on keeping the smaller fish for sure, and think it is great some of the guides are helping educate new fisherman. 

That said, if you bad hook a larger fish and keep it as you should - bleed it out, clean all the red meat off, and they are fine to eat.  No need to put a fish back that will be belly up in a half hour. 

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5/27/16 @ 10:45 AM
_Troller
_Troller
USER since 4/22/02

Made the mistake last year of keeping fish over 20" (they do not make very good table fare) but we could not catch a walleye that was under 20".

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5/26/16 @ 12:43 PM
Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01
Fish Hound, in my boat this year we have yet to keep a fish over 20".  The future of this fishery is bright and we promote catch and release of all walleyes over 20".  Last year we had a ton of 12-14" walleyes and this year those fish are 15-16", making for an excellent choice to take home for table fare.  If someone catches a fish they want mounted I have no issue with taking a trophy home. 

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5/26/16 @ 11:10 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
MEMBER since 1/29/02

Jerry - Congrats, it's very refreshing to see a guide talk to their customers and slide some of the bigger fish back.

The future of the the fishery depends on it!

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5/26/16 @ 6:28 AM
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Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Hit the Bay yesterday in between showers and found some great fish away from the pack!!  #9 Flicker Shads and Flicker Minnows were the ticket.  We had several in the 25-29" range, and managed to take home some eaters too.  Lots of eater sized fish still in the Vincent Point and Bayshore area.

I have openings throughout the weekend due to a late cancellation.  We can do walleyes or muskies, as the season opens Saturday May 28th.  Don't forget to book through my Lake-Link page and receive a 10% discount!

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5/23/16 @ 10:01 PM
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HARLEYVROD
HARLEYVROD
USER since 7/26/07

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Sorry. Late report from Sunday. Fished with guide Lynn Niklasch out of Suamico. Started out slow, but Lynn showed why he is such a great guide. He put us on the fish,and we had our limits before we knew it. Finished with 15 walleyes between 16 and 26 inches. Can't wait to fish the bay again.

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5/23/16 @ 3:19 PM
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The Man!
The Man!
USER since 8/14/02

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Only 3 nice  eyes today on the bay. Working the rest of the week. Good luck to everyone else out there.  Walleye for dinner tonight! Radio channel is 68.

Edited on 5/23/16 3:30 PM
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5/23/16 @ 2:39 PM
logger1950
logger1950
USER since 5/16/16
For Chris Venti, i am also looking for a fishing partner, and would like to join you, give me a call, 715-610-0304, my name is Wayne

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5/23/16 @ 1:12 PM
Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

 Pete,

 There is little to no radio chatter on the Bay in regards to fishing that I know of.  I'm sure if I'm wrong someone will correct me! 

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5/23/16 @ 1:01 PM
Pete Moss
Pete Moss
USER since 5/3/12

Does anyone use marine radios on the Bay, and which channel please?  Pete

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5/23/16 @ 5:45 AM
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The Man!
The Man!
USER since 8/14/02

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Out Saturday and Sunday in University Bay, Saturday 7 nice walleyes 2 small, many short hits, and a lot of sheep. Went back Sunday with the same plan in mind.... Ended up 2 nice eyes and 5 small ones (14" and under). Headed back out now to give another try!

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5/22/16 @ 6:16 PM
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codyk
codyk
USER since 4/28/02

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

Awesome day on the bay today trolling salmos in 8-13 feet of water. Day started off slow but we managed to get on them and stay on them. Several double and triples today. Ended the day with all 6 flags down. All but two were walleyes.

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5/22/16 @ 1:33 PM
Batman1
Batman1
USER since 1/23/09

Chris,

Turn on your P.M.

Mike

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