Each spring thousands of Walleyes venture up the Green Bay tributary rivers (Fox, Oconto, Peshtigo, Menominee) in search of the perfect spawning site. These fish are HUNGRY! Double digit days are the norm, not the exception, along with the chance of a trophy at every hookset! Jigging is the primary method at this time but casting/trolling crankbaits can produce as well. After the spawn these Walleyes head back out to the Bay and can be found along the warmer shorelines and shallow water humps/reefs. Trolling crankbaits becomes the best method to find active fish/structure and once found, jigging can be effective as well. As the water temps climb into the summer months, fish tend to move out into deeper water which we refer to as "the mud". Trolling crawler harnesses or crankbaits is best as the fish may be scattered throughout the lake and water column. "Eater" fish as well as trophies are produced at this time! You never know what you'll get and a lot of personal best Walleyes have been caught during these months! Jigging certain areas can still produce but the deeper water trolling usually outperforms. When the summer months creep towards the fall, snap jigging starts to get hot and is some of my favorite fishing! Trolling or "scanning" areas to find fish is usually a good start but when found, the jigging bite can be non stop action! The numerous shoals and reefs make up my target areas at this time. Nothing beats the "thump" of a Green and Gold giant on a jig rod! As the fall progresses a lot of fish will move back into some of the tributaries. I focus on the Fox and casting or trolling crankbaits can be a load of fun and is the perfect chance to catch that trophy before the hardwater season approaches. Lack of fishing pressure and the beautiful fall foliage make this a very peaceful and relaxing end to the soft water season. I start fishing as soon as the landings are open in the spring and go right up until ice up. (when deer season permits! LOL) Be sure to check out my Facebook page for the most up to date bites.