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Fishing the Menominee River and surrounding area has been my favorite hot spot for over 20 years. The Bay of Green Bay out of Marinette has so much to offer. With the centralized location, you can go in any direction and find plentiful numbers of your favorite freshwater species. If you like to target "Old Marble Eyes" like myself, this area has everything trophy big water walleyes need. Every year people travel hundreds of miles to fish for these Walleye in hopes of catching a trophy of a lifetime. Mid-Summer this area also offers great deep water Salmon and Brown Trout fishing. The Bay of Green Bay is also known for Big Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Trophy Muskies, Catfish, Perch, and Whitefish. Marinette and Menominee offers newly remolded boat launches with fish cleaning stations for your convenience. Full service marinas with boat slips and all the amenities a boater could ask for. The area also has very nice campgrounds on the water. Not to mention great eating establishments that will have you coming back for more. This is one fishing paradise you don't want to overlook. Make this area your next vacation hot spot. Fishing photos and text courtesy Capt. Stephen Paulsen - Walleye Madness 906.290.2939 6 In the early spring, these trophy females hit the river along with miles of shoreline north and south of the river to spawn. After they spawn, the walleye hang tight to the shoreline, usually in less than 8 feet of water. The reason for this is because the water temperature is a little warmer, which also attracts plenty of feed and forage for these hungry fish. The shoreline bite will usually last about 6-8 weeks after ice-out. Don't be surprised if you hook into a nice Brown Trout, Northern Pike, or Smallmouth Bass while trolling, casting or jigging for these trophy Walleye. As the water warms up and the fish move out deeper, this area also has plenty of weed beds, rock piles, and offshore reefs to hold plenty of walleye from early spring to late fall.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Regional Guide 2015

Camping & Marinas
Hunting & Fishing
Waterfall Tour
Calendar of Events
Culture/Arts Calendar
Community Highlights
Marinette/Menominee City Street Map
Street Index
Menominee Co. Map
Marinette Co. Map
City of Peshtigo; Street Map
Health & Wellness
Education & Employment
Twin County Airport
Stephenson Island
Regional Statistics
Business Directory

The Regional Guide 2015