Fish biting on the Bay and area rivers? A bit

Walleyes, sheepshead, bass are out there. Some are hungry. Some not so much.

People are out trying to get the seemingly ever elusive walleye. 

Some are finding them with ease. 

Fox River

  • Early in the week anglers were hardly getting any walleyes only picking up one every once in awhile, and they had to work for it. A lot of sheepshead were being caught out of Voyageur Park. On Saturday a lot of the boats that were going to fish the bay got stuck fishing the river due to the roughness of the bay.

Oconto County

  • Oconto Park II, Oconto Breakwater, and Pensaukee boat launches had moderate fishing pressure during the past week. Most anglers were after walleyes with little to no luck. Some white bass were reported caught out of Pensaukee by walleye anglers. Also the occasional northern pike and perch was caught. A few bass anglers were seen out prefishing the weekend’s bass tournament in Sturgeon Bay with spotty success. The weekend saw wind and rain which raised the water levels along the shorelines flooding docks and low areas.
  • Geano Beach: Early last week it was averaging 5 to 8 boats using the launch. Then on Saturday the bay was to rough, so nobody launched out of this landing.

Brown County

  • Duck Creek, Longtail Point: On Saturday there was one boat that launched at Longtail. During the beginning of the week nobody was launching or fishing from the launches.
  • Suamico: Early in the week some boats were picking up a few walleyes, but they really had to work to catch the few they did. Trolling with crank baits were doing better than night crawler harnesses. On Saturday the bay was rough, and kept most of the anglers fishing the river besides a few boaters very early in the morning.

Marinette County

  • Peshtigo River: The fishing on the Peshtigo River picked up at the end of the week with a good walleye bite seen on Sat. by boat anglers trolling crawlers in the mouth of the river. The walleye tournament on Sunday was cancelled due to high winds and unsafe conditions in the bay and in the Menominee River. Waves were said to be 8 feet in the bay and 4 to 5 feet coming up the river between the piers.
  • Menominee River: Fishing on the Menominee River and in the bay was slow this week. Some walleyes were caught in the river but not in high numbers. No walleye or brown trout activity reported from the bay with only a few northern pike caught.