Greater Green Bay

2013 Official Visitors Guide

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go Fishing in Green Bay and catch the Big One Wisconsin waters are exceptional for year-round fishing. Local rivers and lakes lure anglers from across the country to cast their lines and troll the waters in search of the season's finest fish. Whether you hope to hook a trophy fish or to catch your daily limit, there are plenty of varieties prowling the Green Bay area waters. Lake Michigan Rainbow Trout Brown Trout Lake Trout King Salmon Trout fill the waters of Lake Michigan with the largest populations of rainbow trout, brown trout and lake trout. In April and May, anglers have the most success snagging the brown trout that linger along the shorelines. Rainbow trout lurk in the lake and are common catches in the spring and summer. Their average size is 8-10 pounds; 26 pounds is the state record size for a rainbow trout pulled from Lake Michigan. By October, anglers are mainly trolling for lake trout. Fishing the Fox River in Spring for Walleye. Algoma is one of the prime ports on Lake Michigan for salmon fishing. Thousands of king salmon are removed from the waters each year – most weigh 15-20 pounds although some lucky anglers have brought home salmon weighing as much as 30 pounds. Charter fishing pros find spoons and flasher/fly combinations are the best for enticing the salmon to bite. The king salmon season peaks in June, July and August with anglers catching their limit of five per day. LEFT: Fishing in Lake Michigan off the Shore of Algoma. BELOW: Ice fishing on the Bay of Green Bay. 26 | Greater Green Bay 2013 Visitor Guide

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