Fishing Report


by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, northern pike, and bluegill What’s not: Smallmouth bass, white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Lake trout and northern pike have been the best bites on Big Green Lake as of […]

Lake trout, northern pike best bites on Big Green


Weston Hannan, 9, of Sun Prairie, Wis., displays an 8- and 10-pound lake trout that he caught. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, smallmouth bass, white bass, northern pike What’s not: Walleye, panfish Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big […]

Several fish are biting on Big, Little Green Lake



Green Lake Association Executive Director Stephanie Prellwitz displays a lake trout she caught with Mike Norton. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, smallmouth bass, white bass What’s not: Walleye, panfish Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 […]

Warmer weather resulting in mixed success


CAPTAIN DAVID LOEWE and his two sons, Wesley, 10, and Harrison, 8, all of Omro, hold up their day’s work at the Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament after weighing in. For more on the competition, see page 5 . Jonathan Bailey photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: […]

Fishing not at peak, but still plenty of bites



STEVE SIDERS, LEFT, of Green Lake and Jeff Astrach of Berlin kneel behind a nice day’s catch. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, bass What’s not: Walleye, northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 The best […]

Despite some dirty water, fishing remains good


MIKE NORTON SHOWS off two lake trout that are 17- and 22-inches long, respectively. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: White bass, lake trout What’s not: Walleye, northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Though the water hasn’t […]

White bass, lake trout are biting on Big Green



A team of anglers cast their lines and begin fishing for smallmouth bass at last year’s Angler Young Angler Tournament. It is set to return June 20. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Bass, panfish and lake trout What’s not: Walleye Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing […]

Looking to get out of the house? Go fish!


MIKE GEDVILLE WAITS for a fish to bite as his dog, Bella, watches intently in this 2019 Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Kari Gedville of Lindenhurst, Ill.  by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout and smallmouth bass What’s not: Northern pike and walleye Guide’s Corner: […]

Lake trout are among the best bites on Big Green



Evan Zinn, 7, left and brother Cole Zinn, 2, practice their fishing skills Memorial Day weekend in this 2019 Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Judy Benigno. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and lake trout What’s not: Northern pike and white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis […]

Walleyes among top bites for both Big, Little Green


COUSINS BEN, LEFT, and Will Allen, both 12, show off their catch while fishing during a visit with their grandparents in this Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Jeanie Allen of Markesan. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike What’s not: Lake trout […]

Bites have slowed a bit, but fishing still fine



KERRI LYNCH-COHEN of Chicago shows off her early morning catch while fishing on Big Green Lake in this 2019 Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Donna Lynch of Green Lake.  by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill, musky and white bass What’s […]

Fishing remains steady on Big, Little Green


Jason Konz of Appleton displays his 7-pound lake trout caught July 4 on Big Green Lake. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: smallmouth bass and walleye What’s not: Northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Fishing remains steady […]

Despite slowing down, fishing remains good



Joel Jorgensen of Green Lake, holds up his 28-inch lake trout. He and his family caught all lake trout except for one white bass. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Most fish What’s not: Not much Guide’s Corner: Joel Baranowski, North Bay Sport and Liquor, 920-294-6462 […]

Clearer water is leading to better fishing


Jordan Honish shows off her first musky, which she caught recently while fishing on Big Green Lake. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: lake trout, smallmouth bass and walleye What’s not: Bluegill Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Fishing […]

Fishing is getting good on Big, Little Green



Linda Alberty proudly displays her catch. She noted in an email to the Green Laker, “My husband and I live in Chicago and have a permanent campsite at Green Lake Conference Center. This is our second year coming to Green Lake and we can’t get enough of it! This place […]

Fishing is starting to heat up on lakes


MIKE NORTON holds a 10-pound lake trout that he caught Friday, May 10. submitted photo       by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Occasionally lake trout What’s not: Mostly all other fish Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 According to Walker, […]

Fishing remains on the slow side on Big Green



Connor Hurley of Green Lake holds a lake trout he caught while fishing on Big Green Lake. Joel Baranowski photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout What’s not: Mostly all other fish Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 […]

Fishing should heat up with the weather


MASON KLASSA SHOWS off the fish he and his sister, Aylah, caught while fishing on Big Green Lake. This photo was submitted by Charlie Klassa of Berlin as part of the 2018 Green Laker Photo Contest. by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Not much What’s not: Everything Guide’s […]

Fishing should heat up as temps cool



KAYDEN STRONG SHOWS off the fish she and her brother, Carter, caught while fishing in Green Lake’s Mill Pond. This photo was submitted by Kent Strong as part of the 2018 Green Laker Photo Contest. by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass and walleye What’s not: Lake […]

Smallmouth bass one of best bites on lake


LEO WEHNER of Green Lake holds up a 12-pound lake trout that he caught. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass What’s not: Lake trout Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures, www.biggreenlakefishing.com, 920-295-3617 Lake Trout fishing has slowed down a bit as of […]

Catch the rainbow (trout) in Big Green