Ice was safe but cracks are forming with the strong winds. Fishing was not good either.
Green Bay/Lower Bay, Brown County
Just a quick report for anyone thinking about trying to ice fish on Green Bay soon. It looks to be about a couple weeks away before we get any sort of fishable ice. I checked most popular spots on the East shore yesterday before the snow. Down in the lower part of U bay the ice went all the way out to the channel in some spots. I didn't check thickness, but spots I looked at were very rough and looked pretty sketchy yet. North of that there was anywhere from 50 yards of ice from shore to maybe a quarter mile or so of ice off shore. A lot of open water moving around out there yet. Still have several days of relatively high winds in the extended forecast as well. Not worth it right now as all it takes is one good gust of wind and you could be on a floating iceberg out to sea. Praying for brutally cold windless nights in the near future! I think I say it every year, but all I want for Christmas is good fishable ice. Tight lines and happy holidays everyone.
MOON PHASE (77%)
If you want to get out there walleye fishing has been great as evidenced by previous threads as well. The same techniques I use in my YarCraft in the spring are working now jigs and Plastic/ Minnow too. Just look down a few post for more details if needed. Hand warmers are more than worth the cost when it gets so cold!
Warm weather windows are great. Cold forecasts- pick low wind days for sure .
Spring Trips begin as soon as I can get on the water and some years that is in February like this year!
Heated garages are really nice with getting out this time of year if you are lucky to have one for your boat once off water so the motor can drain.
I will be at the Wisconsin Sport Show in March as a vendor and doing a clinic on walleye jigging and other non trolling techniques I love to teach my clients when we fish. There are a lot of great fisherman out there that I meet. Everybody of water is different. Fishing with a guide is a very worth while opportunity.
Ice Fishing:The shallow water white fish bite( near shore) will be starting soon and can score limits with short walks out on Green Bay. I love ice fishing!
Green Bay Wi
MOON PHASE (7%)
31° - 35° F
Below 40° F