Troy Peterson of Mr. Bluegill’s Guide Service gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 17th, 2023.
Green Bay: 4-17-2023
The tributaries are dumping out a lot of big post-spawn female walleyes into the bay and the fishing has been incredible. Between the wind and the really warm stretch of weather we had the water temps have jumped up into the fifties.
The spawn is just about done and the walleyes are looking to feed. We’ve been targeting shallow flats near the mouths of the Fox, Peshtigo, and Oconto rivers.
Look for areas with warmer water and utilize your electronics to locate the schools of fish. Humminbird’s MEGA 360 has been a key tool for finding the roaming schools of walleyes.
As fas as baits go a Northland Thumper Jig paired with a swimbait has been a great presentation, but you can also catch fish on hair jigs and Rippin Raps.
Purples, pinks, firetigers, perch and UV colors have all been good options. Rip jig or snap jig the bait off the bottom, occasionally mixing in a straight retrieve.
If the bite does slow down, slowly drag you bait back along the bottom occasionally giving it a small hop or two. This is a good way to trigger inactive fish.
Good luck to all the anglers out fishing. The bite should be good for the next week or two so get up to Green Bay and enjoy it.
- Mr. Bluegill, Troy Peterson