Fishing Report


by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: walleye, panfish and bluegill What’s not: cisco and white bass Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures, www.biggreenlakefishing.com, 920-295-3617. Lake trout fishing is either hot or not. Fishing guide, Mike Norton said that people are catching one to four lake trout […]

Guides: Fishing has been hit or miss as of late


Vicky Olinski holds a 6-pound lake trout that she caught while fishing with Mike Norton. Mike Norton photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout (at times) and rock bass What’s not: Smallmouth bass and walleye Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures, www.biggreenlakefishing.com, 920-295-3617. Norton […]

Fishing will continue to improve with weather



NOAH BORGARDT plucked this largemouth bass out of Ripon’s Gothic Mill Pond earlier this month. Tracy Landerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Not much What’s not: Everything Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 With the season just starting […]

As water warms up, so will the fishing


Calvin Michael smiles as he shows off the 20-inch lake trout he caught while fishing Aug. 31 on Big Green Lake. The photo was submitted by Jessica Michael as part of the Green Laker Photo Contest. by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout What’s not: Smallmouth bass […]

Fishing picking up as summer comes to close



AARON PETIT OF North Ridgeville, Ohio gives a thumbs-up as he holds a lake trout that he caught while fishing with Mike Norton.    Mike Norton Fishing and Hunting Adventures photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Nothing What’s not: Cisco and white bass Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s […]

Fishing should pick up after rough August


SHOWING OFF THEIR catch while fishing with Dennis Walker are, from left, Jeff Steibs, Todd Lauritzen, Dan Mueller, Nickie Wells, Val Ward, Diane Scheider, Mike Nelsen amd Lisa Rausch,           Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass, […]

Fishing has been challenging on lakes



ETHAN, LEFT, and Grant Heagney of Fort Atkinson, Wis., hold a lake trout they caught while fishing with Mike Norton. Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass and perch What’s not: Walleye, lake trout and white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis […]

Fishing is slow, but stable on Big, Little Green


GORDON WIESE OF Ripon shows off a 46-inch muskie he caught and released June 14 while fishing on Big Green Lake with his son, Darren Wiese of Green Lake.   submitted  photo  by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass What’s not: Everything else Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, […]

Fishing should pick up after Fourth of July lull



Luis Ayabarreno from Burtonsville, Md. holds a nice lake trout he caught in May. Mike Norton photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: lake trout and pan fish What’s not: white bass and cisco Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures, www. biggreenlakefishing.com, 920- 295-3617. As some fish […]

Get out there: This is ‘prime-time’ for lake trout


Matt Coshway of Ripon shows off a lake trout he caught while fishing with Mike Norton. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish What’s not: White bass and lake trout Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon […]

Warmer weather + clearer water = better fishing!



A carp barrier and new bubble barrier help trap tens of thousands of invasive rough fish at the County Road K bridge.  by Alison Thiel Tens of thousands of invasive European carp have been swarming beneath the bridge at Green Lake’s Southwest Inlet this spring. The carp’s tireless effort to […]

30 tons of carp pulled from SW side of Big ...


ANGLERS FROM A recent musky tournament on Little Green Lake show their excitement, and their catch.     submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike and walleye What’s not: Perch Guide’s Corner: Joel Baranowski, North Bay […]

Fishing is picking up on Big Green and Little Green



Steve Siders OF Green Lake kneels next to a pile of cisco which he caught last fall while fishing with Mike Norton. Mike Norton photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, northern pike and panfish (bluegills, perch, and crappies) What’s not: White bass […]

Fishing slow on Big Green, good on Little Green


Funds will go toward hands-on learning in Green Lake Students at Green Lake High School are getting ready to immerse themselves in their studies thanks in part to two grants awarded to support classroom lake research. The news was announced at the Green Lake School Board meeting last week Wednesday. Dan […]

School receives two science grants




RYAN BURKE, 4, Yorktown, Va. shows off a bluegill he caught with help from his dad, Eric Burke, while fishing on Big Green. Ecstatic at his accomplishment, Ryan called himself an “awesome fisherman.” Soon after catching the bluegill, he almost reeled in a good-size bass, but his child-size Lightening McQueen […]

Fish have become harder to find on area lakes



Duane Langenwalter of Eagle, Wis. shows off the 21.5 inch smallmouth bass he caught on Big Green Lake last month. He used a plastic worm.       Michael Norris photo But some fish still can be caught readily on area lakes by Laura Lyke   Big Green Lake What’s […]

‘Dog Days of Summer’ are slowing fishing down


MITCH VOGAN OF Illinois shows off the 8 pound, 28-inch walleye he caught on Big Green Lake a couple weeks ago submitted photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, white bass, smallmouth bass and walleye What’s not: Northern pike Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing […]

Walleyes among hot fish on Big, Little Green



ANTHONY ARRIVO, 7, of Green Lake shows off his catch in this 2015 Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Lori Arrivo. The fish was caught off Hattie Sherwood. by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: lake trout, white bass and smallmouth bass What’s not: walleye […]

Fishing remains good on Big and Little Green


SHOWING OFF THE smallmouth bass they caught during the Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament on Big Green Lake are, from left, Lettie Kinas, Addie Soda and Brad Myers. For more photos and information on the tournament, see page 35. submitted photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake […]

Bass biting well in Big and Little Green