Today brought us warmer temperatures to start the day along with winds out of the south which kept the water temps from dropping over night. We began fishing today in water depths from 5 to 7 feet of water finding fish a bit active for an hour or so before moving to slightly deeper water to stay on the active fish. We were catching our fish casting Rapala baits working them very slowly due to the fish biting light. The fish we caught were scattered and we would catch one or two fish in an area before having to move and find an area with more fish. As the afternoon wore on we began to lose our wind and the bite completely died for us but not before catching a good mess of some quality pre-spawn walleyes.
Today brought us winds out of the north in the morning with water temps being cold around 36 degrees. But as the day went on winds began to calm and the sun got higher and the water temps began to warm and by the end of our day we had temps on the surface at 41 degrees. The best action we had today was in water depths from 8 to 10 feet of water catching numerous walleyes from 4 to 12 pounds. All of our fish were caught using casting presentations but we had to fish slowly to trigger bites.
After receiving a spring snow storm it really did not do much good for the fishing we had going prior too. Even though we did not have much for water temps we were seeing temps going up slowly especially on the days with abundant sunshine but now we have very cold water temps and we have not had much for weather that will help warm temps. Today we found lots of floating debris in the area we were fishing and very cold water temps but we were able to get some nice bites we just had to really work at locating fish that were some what active.
Well after facing a winter that was not to favorable for ice fisherman here on Green Bay I was ready to get the open water season under way. With the ice just going out on the Bay a few days ago the water temps are very cold with most areas only having water temps at best 35 to 36 degrees. We fished the other day casting for walleyes in water depths from 9 to 25 feet of water finding our best success in shallower water but the fish were barely grabbing baits due to the water being so cold but we did end up hooking around 20 fish in a few hours before calling it quits. The spring walleye fishing will only be getting better and better on a daily basis with fantastic opportunities at catching numbers of big walleyes so now is the time to dress warm and get out on the water to have a great opportunity at catching that trophy walleye.