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Fishing Report as of 7/16/24

Updated: Jul 16

Jim of the Violator was out on Lake Winnebago out by stock bridge on Wednesday. He said the water was very high almost up to the docs so you may want to use a bit of extra caution when backing your boat into the water. He said he did catch two walleyes but threw one back. He did not mention the baits he used, but many of the anglers have been using live baits such as worms or leeches. Others have been using small soft plastics. The lake is also very murky from all the runoff from the heavy rains we have had. The water temperature was 78 degrees.


Charlie Blish of Average Guy Adventures was fishing straight out of Manitowoc, Kings were being caught in 60 to 120 feet of water. Flasher flies did well mostly in chrome bases. Chrome and green along with black market flies. Rainbows were being caught 80 to 150 feet of water higher up in the water Collom. Spoons in orange and blue worked out well. Especially baby blue. Coho’s are still out there but the numbers are down a bit. They are being caught on spoons in orange and blue as well. Check out their Facebook page for pictures or the website for more information: www.averageguyadventures.com.  

 

Dumper Dan Fishing, Lodging and Waterfront Store were fishing during the early mornings and evening hours. They were fishing just outside and north of Sheboygan. Kings were being caught in close to shore in 40 to 80 feet of water. Flasher fly combinations were doing well. Eight-inch flasher flies in green, or white with a green fly on wire divers and down riggers. Mid-day Lake trout were being caught out deeper 150 to 200 feet and fishing 20 feet off the bottom. Rainbows were being caught up high on spoons. Anything in orange worked well. Orange, gold, and orange silver worked well. Check out their Facebook for pictures or the website for more information: www.dumperdan.com

 

Keith of Willie Bee Charters were fishing in between Two Rivers and Manitowoc, the fishing was good, and the fish were biting. Kings and Rainbows were being caught, there were a lot of smaller fish, but there were some Kings being caught that were in the mid 20-pound ranges. All the fish were caught close to shore at 40 to 60 feet of water. Spoons worked out well in orange, green and glow, silver, and a few other bright colors. Down riggers and dippies were used. Limits were caught. Check out their Facebook page for pictures and the home page for more information: www.williebeecharters.com.

 

Fishing Report as of 6/27/24


Kewaunee: There was a mixed bag of results. On the Pier some anglers were able to catch a few Salmon and trout. While others were not able to land one at all. Boaters fishing on Lake Michigan targeted trout and salmon. The depth of bites was reported to be between 40 to 70 feet. Flasher flies were used spoons with green and lighter colors were also working well. The average trolling speed was 2.2 mph to 2.5 mph. Surface temperatures fell between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.


Charlie Blish of Average Guy Adventures was fishing straight out and just south of Manitowoc by the University. King Salmon we’re being caught in deep. They were being caught in 140 to 160 feet of water. Flasher flies in a chrome base were used with good results. Rainbows were scattered in between 115 to 120 feet of water. Orange spoons did the trick for them. Coho’s were also being caught in the same depths with orange spoons and orange coho rigs. Check out their face book page for pictures on the website. www.averageguyadventures.com .


Dumper Dan Fishing, Lodging and Waterfront Store were fishing straight out of Sheboygan. Fishing remains excellent. They were chasing Kings in 80 to 150 feet of water. A few of the Kings caught were in the 20 to 25 pound range. Green dodger, Green fly, White dodger, Green Fly Chrome with Green Fly worked out. All suspended on wire divers. Cooper board setups and down riggers. Trolling speeds were 2.4 to 2.6 mph. Trolling east to west. Water temperature was 54 degrees on the surface. Rainbows were being caught on the bottom with spoons. Coho’s on red dodgers and green flies. Lake trout were being caught on the bottom with spoons. Check out the face book page for pictures or the website. www.dumperdan.com


 

Fishing Report as of 6/14/24


Charlie Blish of Average Guy Adventures were fishing straight out and south of Manitowoc. Coho’s are still doing good. Two different groups were targeted. One was found in 60 to 80 feet of water. The second in 120 to 150 feet of water. Small orange dodgers and peanut flies work well. Flasher flies were also working well. Kings are starting to move in thicker. They have been found in 60 to 120 feet of water. Flasher flies in various colors were doing the trick. Rainbows were being in towards the surface. Mostly bright colors work. Orange, chartreuse, blues did well. Check out their face book page for pictures. Also get more information on their website. www.averageguyadventures.com


Dumper Dan Fishing, Lodging and Waterfront Store. Were fishing north, south and straight out of Sheboygan. Coho’s are still doing very well. In 40 to 60 feet of water. Red dodgers and green flies also yellow dodgers and green flies were working well.  

Small spoons in orange, gold, green/gold did very well. In 80 to 100 feet of water. Lakers and kings were being caught just south of the power plant. 8 inch flashers with green flies and white flashers with green flies. Water temperatures were 54 degrees on the surface. Good trolling speeds were 2.4 to 2.6 MPH. Check out the face book page for pictures and the website www.dumperdan.com 


Kieth of Willie Bee Charters was fishing straight out of Two Rivers in 60 to 80 feet of water. The water surface temperature was 55 degrees but got a bit cooler as the day went on. Rainbows were being caught towards the surface using orange and UV spoons off the planer boards. Blue peanut flies and orange spinnies were used on the Coho out on the lake to be caught. Some kings were also caught using down riggers near the bottom on aqua flies and green flashers. Check out their face book page for pictures and for additional information on their website. www.williebecharters.com


 

Fishing Report as of 6/7/24


Keith of Willie he was fishing just outside of Two Rivers. He stated that the recent storms and rain has clouded up Lake Michigan with all the runoff and had to venture out further into the lake to get his catches. He was able to get past the muddy water and into 160 to 180 feet of water. He was able to catch some Coho’s using double “0” flashers with peanut flies. Kings were being caught in about a depth of 120 feet using down riggers with glow in the dark flashers some also in UV with aqua flies. Rainbows were being caught closer to the surface. The rainbows were being caught using darker spoons in green and blue.


Dumper Dan Fishing, Lodging and Waterfront store. Reports all boats had some fantastic fishing. In 60 to 160 feet of water Coho’s and Rainbows were being caught up high. The Coho’s were being caught with a flasher in fire engine red with a green fly. Kings were being caught near the middle of the water column suspended with wired dipsies and down riggers. They were able to get some good-sized ones. One at 23 ½ pounds, a couple at 21 and 20 pounds. With an 8-inch flasher with a fly in green and white with a green fly. Lakers were being caught towards the bottom. Water temperatures were 52 degrees on the surface. Trolling speeds were 2.4 to 2.6 mph. Check out their Facebook page for pictures or the website  www.dumperdan.com.


Charlie Blish of Average Guy Adventures were fishing straight out and just south of Manitowoc. The Coho’s are just starting to go away, but you can still catch them in about 80 to 120 feet of water using small orange dodgers and peanut flies. Kings are being caught out deeper in about 200 feet of water. Flasher flies worked out well in deep water. Rainbows were being caught more towards the surface. They were being caught with bright colors in orange and chartreuse and blues seem to workout very well. As well as using small orange dodgers and peanut flies. He also noted that the water is also starting to clear us after the storms.


 

Fishing Report as of 6/6/24


Coho fishing is still doing very good in our part of Lake Michigan. Charlie Blish of Average Guy Adventures told me that they were having about as much for catches this week as they were last week. They were fishing in 80 to 120 feet of water. Most of the catches came in 25 to 50 feet of water. They were caught with small orange dodgers and peanut flies, flasher flies and spoons also doing the job. Kings were being caught out a bit deeper in about 140 feet of water and going as deep as 180 feet. Flasher flies and spoons worked out very well. A few Rainbows were also caught in deeper water from 200 feet of water and a bit deeper. Spoons in orange and blue did very well.


 

DNR Fishing Report as of 5/30/2024


Kewanuee: There wasn’t much for fishing activity. Anglers fishing on the pier were going for brown and rainbow trout. No fish were recorded caught. Anglers did claim to see rainbow trout surface in the distance.


Algoma: The pier saw anglers fishing for brown and rainbow trout with no fish reported caught. Anglers fishing next to the dog park and at Olsen Park were fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, and northern pike. These anglers reported catching white suckers and bullheads and noted the water clarity being less than a foot of visibility. Boaters launching out to Lake Michigan were targeting brown and rainbow trout. Surface temperature reportedly fell to between 41 – 43F.


Bay Shore Park: Anglers were targeting walleye. They had mixed results with the best success coming from anglers trolling flicker minnows in 6 to 10 feet of water. The reported water temperature was around 57 degrees.


Little Sturgeon Bay: Anglers were targeting smallmouth bass. Anglers were finding good numbers of smallmouth bass using swim baits and ned rigs below 12 feet deep. The reported water temperature was around 55 degrees. 

 

Rowley’s Bay: Anglers were catching smallmouth bass in Rowley’s Bay using dark sleeper baits, paddletails, and other plastics of varying colors which included blues and greens. The anglers here were targeting shallow water of 2 to 5 feet, and the water temperature was 61 degrees.


Ephraim: Smallmouth bass anglers have been heading up to Ephraim and fishing in 5-15 feet of water. Anglers have been catching bass on ned rigs, swimbaits, and paddletails. Success has been seen with the colors of green pumpkin, perch, and others. Water temperatures around Ephraim ranged from 41F to 51F.


Oconto County: Anglers trolling crawler harnesses during the day were catching walleyes. Gold-bladed harnesses with purple or green colors were popular. Anglers were trolling at night as well and catching walleyes. Popular baits were jerkbaits. White perch and sheephead were all very active in the mouth of the Oconto River. Both shore and boat anglers were catching numerous fish using crawlers. Surface water temperatures in Green Bay ranged from 50 to 56 degrees from Marinette south to Oconto. Smallmouth bass were also caught up in the river’s upper stretches below the Stiles Dam.

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