Fishing Report


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


DAKOTA KRUPP, 16, of Fond du Lac shows off the 45-inch musky he caught while fishing on the Fourth of July in Little Green Lake. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout and walleye What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon […]

Lake trout biting well in Big Green Lake



Les Werner proudly holds up a 13 1/2-inch crappie that he caught. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Joel Baranowski, North Bay Sport and Liquor, 920-294-6462 According to Baranowski, “Everything is looking good on the lake.” Bluegill are […]

Lake trout are among many fish biting 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 […]

Bass are ‘… best bites on Big Green’



THE MCGATH family gathers around its catch after a fishing adventure with Mike Norton. Pictured are, front row, Darryl, Mike, Dean; back row, Gary, Dale and Dick. Dick is from Oregon and Darryl is from Minnesota, while the rest are from Wisconsin. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake […]

Fishing is good as a whole on area lakes


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