DNR Fishing Report

Some nice catches of smallmouth bass were coming below the Stiles Dam down to the mouth on live bait, tubes and crank baits.

Some nice catches of perch were caught off the mouth of the Pensaukee River to Oconto Park II in 8 to 14 feet of water using minnows and crawler pieces.

Some nice catches of walleye are coming in 10 to 24 feet of water off the Oconto breakwater on zip lures and on crawler harnesses. Geano Beach, fishing activity had a slight increase with fishermen targeting walleye and musky.No musky were caught and fishermen used buck tails (black/orange) for bait in about 15 feet of water.

Walleye numbers were low with fishermen using crawler harnesses (gold/red) in about 21 feet of water. The sizes of the walleye ranged from 17 inches to 22 inches. A few perch were also caught while targeting walleye. The average size was around 6-8 inches. Other species caught were sheepshead.