Fishing Report


A FISHERMAN shows off a 12-inch crappie he caught on Little Green Lake. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake Trout What’s not: White bass, cisco Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 With the water clearing up, Walker […]

Guide: Fishing is ‘fantastic’ on Big Green


TOM MABBIT holds up a 10 pound lake trout that he caught during a fishing excursion with Mike Norton on Memorial Day. Mike Norton photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake Trout What’s not: Walleye and northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service […]

Lake Trout fishing is heating up on Big Green



by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Northern pike, white bass and walleye What’s not: Lake trout Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Walker noted white bass, largemouth bass and the occasional northern pike have been seen, and walleye are in […]

Guides: Stay in shallow water until it warms up


by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and smallmouth bass What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 According to Walker, nothing has changed within the past few weeks. “There is nothing really biting or really great,” he […]

Fishing could pick up a bit in coming weeks



Tom Inorio displays the smallmouth bass he caught during his fishing adventure with Dennis Walker on his vacation from Chicago. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and smallmouth bass What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green […]

Fishing has slowed, but the bites still are there


MIKE INORIO OF Chicago caught this smallmouth bass while fishing with Dennis Walker. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and smallmouth bass What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 According to Walker, walleye are […]

Walleye and musky are good bites on local lakes



From left, Carson Halum, Brady Halum and Tavin Chip of Indianapolis show off their impressive lake trout they caught during their fishing adventure with Dennis Walker. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake Trout and Smallmouth What’s not: Northern Pike and White Bass Guide’s Corner: Mike […]

Lake Trout bite better than expected right now


Coen Claubaugh shows off his smallmouth bass during his family’s fishing adventure. Dennis Walker photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Everything What’s not: Nothing Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 All types of fishing has been hot on Big […]

Fishing is hot right now on Big, Little Green



McCoy Walejko caught this 9.5-inch bluegill at the Dartford Mill Pond. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, smallmouth bass and walleye What’s not: Northern pike Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton, Mike Norton’s Fishing Adventure, 295-3617 “The lake trout fishing has picked up and it is […]

Lake trout, smallmouth and walleye are hot bites


Cory Marshell SHOWS off a lake trout he caught while fishing with his dad on Father’s Day. Dennis Walker guided the boat and helped with the catch. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye, smallmouth bass and panfish What’s not: northern pike and lake trout Guide’s […]

Bass are heating up on Big, Little Green lakes



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!