Recent rains have added to high water levels across the state. Erratic weather and strong winds throughout the past week had kept fishing pressure sporadic. However, angling success for species from panfish to trout, musky to northern pike, has been improving.
The mayfly hatch on some northern lakes has put off the walleye bite some, but musky anglers have been out in pretty good numbers and nearly all have been seeing fish.
On Green Bay, catch rates are on the rise along the east shore with anglers toward the end of the week into the weekend finding good numbers of hungry walleyes and the occasional yellow perch. Musky action was also good on the lower bay with multiple anglers catching 50-inch muskies. Walleye action also continued to be good along the west shore off Oconto and south to the Suamico River. Smallmouth bass anglers brave enough to battle the wind and waves along windy Door County shorelines did very well this past week with reports of 40-50 fish days.
Lake Michigan trout and salmon fishing is picking up, with trollers reporting strong success for coho, rainbow and brown trout.