Bass are ‘… best bites on Big Green’

JAY KERSEY OF Arizona kneels behind the fish he caught while fishing with Mike Norton. submitted photo

by Ariana Hones

Big Green Lake

What’s hot: Smallmouth and largemouth bass,

What’s not: Nothing

Guide’s Corner:

Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611

According to Walker, “probably the best bites on Big Green water are bass.”

Smallmouth are biting along the weed edge and over the tops of weeds and rocks. Largemouth are biting on the edge of docks and underneath the docks by shorelines.

Bait for bass catching are leeches and nightcrawlers.

Walleye also are biting over the top of weeds and in shallow water on nightcrawler harnesses, which is a spinner with a night crawler on it.

Walker noted lake trout are “hit or miss,” but are being caught on Sutton spoons, cowbells and a minnow.

Northern pike are biting on big chubs trolling along the edge of the weed lines into deeper water.

Panfish like bluegill and crappies are biting in shallow water ranging from 8 to 15 feet.

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

As both water and air heated up for the Fourth of July, the local fishing guides are staying busy.

According to Norton, lake trout were biting well on Big Green last week.

Jay Kersey from Arizona, while fishing with Norton, caught lake trout, brown trout and white bass using dipsy diver rigs down 25 feet and then using a flasher with a spinner behind it.

Lake trout are biting on or near the bottom of 80 to 140 feet of water using a dodger and minnow.

Little Green Lake

What’s hot: Musky, walleye

What’s not: Crappies

Guide’s Corner:

Todd Schulz, Landing on Little Green Lake, 920-398-2620.

According to Schulz, “Musky of all sorts have been really good” as of late.

They are being caught by trolling with small crank bait and buck tails right on the top of the weeds.

Walleye also are biting well on spinners and nightcrawler harnesses as well as spinners and leeches.

Bluegill have remained consistent with red worms and wax worms. Crappies are a little slow and perch are just starting to pick up.

Fun Fish Joke:

What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?

“I wanna hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand!”


Fun Fish Fact:

According to National Geographic, the shock of an electric eel has been known to knock a horse off its feet. The creature can create a burst of electricity of 600 volts.