The spring walleye season starts as soon as the ice gets off of the rivers in March and runs through mid-May here at Deadeye. We offer trips targeting trophy fish as well as numbers of eater sized walleyes. The Bay of Green Bay is where we concentrate our efforts including the Fox, Oconto, Peshtigo and Menominee rivers on the west shore and all the way up to Sturgeon Bay on the east shore of the bay. A combination of jigging and trolling tactics are used to target these fish. Pre-spawn fish are targeted through mid-April with multiple fish over 10 lbs and even fish breaking 12 lbs every year. From mid-April on, the fish are in a post spawn stage feeding heavily and large numbers are had of these actively feeding fish. Beginning the first Saturday of May a limit of 5 fish over 15" are able to be kept by each angler and now is the time to bring some fish home for the frying pan.
We offer morning, afternoon, and evening/after dark trips here at Deadeye. All of these have their advantages and everyone has their personal preference on time of day to fish. From the sunrise in the morning to the sunset in the evening to the lights on the planer boards and glowing eyes after dark.
Conservation of the larger fish in the system has become a major part of who we are here at Deadeye. Any fish boated that are larger than 23" will be released to fight another day. Any fish that you may be interested in getting a replica made of we can get multiple pictures, length and girth measurements and a weight for you to take home with you to give to your desired taxidermist.
For all trips please bring:
- Weather appropriate clothing
- hat and sunglasses
- cooler to take fish home in
- food and beverages
- appropriate licenses