What's biting in Marinette, Brown and Oconto Counties?

It's a wet weekend but if you want to fish in-between the rain drops, here's what's biting where.

In Marinette County, Peshtigo River launches had light use this week with all 3 launches averaging 2 to 5 boat trailers. Walleye fishermen were fishing the mouth with little success, only a few walleyes were reported caught. Menominee River had moderate numbers at the launches this week with steady fishing being observed in the river. Anglers jigging and trolling were having some luck catching walleyes from the Menekaunee Bridge upstream to Marinette Marine. Only a few shore anglers were seen upstream from the Hwy. 41 bridge. The bay from Menominee River south to Peshtigo River saw steady fishing pressure all week. Walleye fishing was reported to be slow with most boats getting 0 to 2 fish. A few brown trout and northern pike were caught by walleye anglers. Anglers targeting brown trout had spotty fishing as most had no luck. - Scott Poquette, fisheries technician, Peshtigo

In Oconto County,  Oconto River had very little fishing pressure with a few anglers fishing walleyes in the lower section. The bay from Oconto Park II south to Pensaukee River launch had decent amounts of anglers over the weekend. However fishing for walleyes was reported to be slow with many anglers catching nothing. Boats that had luck were reporting 1 to 3 walleyes on average. Most boats were trolling crawler harnesses or crankbaits in 5 to 25 feet of water. - Scott Poquette, fisheries technician, Peshtigo

In Brown County, t here was very little fishing pressure on the Fox River off of Foxpoint and the fairground launches. On average there was only 5 to 7 boats using the launches. The boats that were targeting walleye had barely any luck. Most of the time they were catching sheepshead and a few white bass. People fishing from shore at Voyageur Park were catching sheepshead. The fishing pressure there has been light with only about 10 to 12 people. The metro boat launch was busy all week long. The boats that were trolling with night crawler harnesses were having the best luck. With averaging 2 to 3 walleyes being caught. The second dock was removed from the launch, and bring your boots since the water is high and is covering the beginning of the docks after the last rainfall. The Suamico boat launch has had heavy pressure all week long. On average boaters were bringing in 1 to 2 walleyes with the average size being 18 to 20 inches. The boaters that were trolling with night crawler harnesses were doing a little bit better than boats trolling with crankbaits or even just jigging. A few northern were being caught as well. Geano Beach launch had light pressure during the week, but on Saturday it had heavy usage. The walleye bite was slow with only 2 to 3 walleyes were being caught. Trolling with crankbaits was having better success than with night crawler harnesses here. - Brandon Wagester, fisheries technician, Green Bay