From 6 to 9, Fished hiedel shore at 15ft and caught about 6 smallmouth, moved to the bar and caught 5 more smallmouth and a 10" walleye. I'm not sure were the keeper walleyes went but they aren't there.
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Anyone know if pan fishing is any good on Big Green?
76° - 80° F
Friday, 8/16/19 - arrived at the lake after sundown. A few rock bass off the pier, then one fish that hit a crankbait at the end of the retrieve as it was floating on the surface, my line snapped almost immediately. About 30 seconds later the darkness exploded as the fish jumped and 3 of us could hear the crankbait rattling as the fish jumped.
Saturday - Fairly slow day fishing. I caught a 17" largemouth on half a night crawler in around 8 fow in front of the Pilgrim Camp, caught a smallmouth using a jig with a 3" minnow body in 25' fow, some small smallmouth off the pier. No fish trolling crankbaits. After dark caught a few rock bass, one bullhead (on a lure), two undersized walleye, then a 16" and 19" walleye. Three of the walleye caught on a small jointed shad rap, the fourth (one of the small ones) on a 3" grub body on an 1/8 oz jig head. Fishing was pretty good from 8pm to 9pm, dead until 9:40, then it was fast fishing until 10:00pm.
Sunday - really windy in the morning. Caught a nice smallmouth drifting live bait near the condos (from shallow off the drop off). Smallmouth around the pier were real active on the 3" grub, no size to them though.
fish with the biggest leeches you can find. fish in 16-18 fow, with slip bobbers. keep moving along the drop off, and you'll catch big smallies.
I'll be coming to Green Lake next week, to fish, and see the bands at the fair. Any suggestions for walleye ? I have read the last reports, so I have a little info. I'm used to fishing the Wolf and Winnecone. I'll have my nephews with me, so I'd like to get them their 1st walleye. Also any suggestions for a lodge that allows dogs. I know Econolodge allows dogs, but would rather leave my boat in the water for the week. Thanks in advance.
OMG! I LOVE this lake! I had some really awesome fishing last weekend. We fished 2 days and caught close to 100 fish. Started early and got fish going on Spooks that bite died around 7ish and we switched up to tubes, sinkos and jigs. With no wind and pretty high temps fish seemed to move really deep or really shallow. Since I am pretty bad at getting the deep fishing we moved into the docks and kept catching them all day. We had several bass in the 18-19 inch range but we probably had 50 fish in the 12-14 inch range that didn't make this video :) Best part of the weekend was helping a younger angler catch his first smallie. The key for us was moving to find the schools. We never stayed in one spot for more than 10 minutes.
Big Green can be very frustrating at times.
Fished Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning...1 smallie to show for it. I'll be back in a couple weeks to take another crack at it. Thanks to the guys that helped w/ camping and launch info.
Question: Was this a "typical" weekend for boat traffic? I expected it to be a lot busier
About three hours this morning and three rock bass to show for it. Slowest time ever. I cast the shore with little spinners so maybe it’s just me. Really didn’t see anyone else catching either.