Guides: Stay in shallow water until it warms up

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 shallow waters

As the water warms up, he believes the fish will start biting more, but encourages anglers to stick to the shallow shorelines as the temperature remains relatively cool.

Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures,, 920-295-3617

According to Norton, lake trout fishing has been slow in the deeper waters.

Most of the action he noted can be found along the shoreline.

White bass and walleye, meanwhile, may be found along the bridges — where water runs into the lake.

For those trying to catch northern pike and walleye, Norton suggests fishing near Sunset Park.

Joel Baranowski, North Bay Sport and Liquor, 920-294-6462

Baranowski recommends fishing on the east end of the lake to catch white bass, and in the back waters by the Mill Pond and Beyer’s Cove for bass and panfish.

He noted smallmouth bass, meanwhile, are spawning and moving into shallow water.

Northern pike and walleye also can be found in that area as Baranowski advised fishing anywhere from 5 to 25 feet of water as they have completed their spawning.

Fun Fish Joke:

Why did the vegan go deep-sea fishing? Just for the halibut.