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Offline chowder

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Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« on: Sep 30, 2019, 09:44 AM »
Planning to make a trip from Buffalo, NY out to Green Bay for Whitefish this winter. I have not targeted Whitefish before and I would like to get recommendations for a good guide and people's opinion on the time window that would be good. I have a lot of walleye and laker jigging experience. Thanks

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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2019, 11:40 AM »
Hello, I used http://www.whyknotguideservice.com/ a couple seasons ago, guide was good to talk with, very busy. Would recommend making sure the size of the shanty you will need. My group got split into two shanties, we had expected to be in one. We caught both whitefish and a Bourbot.

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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2019, 12:18 PM »
We did Capt. Bob Claus @ FinFanatic Charters a couple years ago. We went unguided with just a shack but he made sure we caught fish. Wound up away from the crowd fishing a little unconventionally. Just eyeballin' when we came off our catch was (size wise) bigger than most. Lotsa fun and a diligent guide.
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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #3 on: Oct 04, 2019, 09:56 AM »
Thanks Gents. What's the best time period to shoot for?

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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #4 on: Oct 04, 2019, 10:46 AM »
We were there 2nd week in Feb two years ago. We went the year before with another guide and blanked, don't even remember who. That's how forgettable it was, kinda disappointing.

Lotsa fun when you're on 'em and always best cooked fresh, never frozen.
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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #5 on: Oct 04, 2019, 05:19 PM »
We were there 2nd week in Feb two years ago. We went the year before with another guide and blanked, don't even remember who. That's how forgettable it was, kinda disappointing.

Lotsa fun when you're on 'em and always best cooked fresh, never frozen.
best way to cook fish summer or winter. Put them on the heat while they are still quivering!
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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #6 on: Oct 09, 2019, 11:40 AM »
We went beginning of Feb if I am remembering correctly, best times as far as i know would be mid Jan through mid Feb. Is best to call and see what times are available, some of these guys book up before ice is on the lake.

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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #7 on: Oct 26, 2019, 01:07 PM »
I have fished with JJ Malvitz Guide Service with great satisfaction. Quality transport equipment, shacks, rods and reels, and lures if needed, cooks lunch on the ice, and has excellent staff. Can't go wrong with JJ. Fishes out of Little Sturgeon Bay, WI.

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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #8 on: Oct 26, 2019, 01:27 PM »
I would recommend booking your trip with a guide from the sturgeon Bay Area. It is so much more fun fighting whitefish in 40’-80’ of water as opposed to 4-20’ maybe that you will be likely fishing closer to greenbay

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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #9 on: Oct 28, 2019, 12:07 PM »
I have fished with JJ Malvitz Guide Service with great satisfaction. Quality transport equipment, shacks, rods and reels, and lures if needed, cooks lunch on the ice, and has excellent staff. Can't go wrong with JJ. Fishes out of Little Sturgeon Bay, WI.

Duke

I recommend JJ as well

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Re: Seeking Green Bay Whitefish Guide recomendations
« Reply #10 on: Oct 28, 2019, 06:27 PM »
I would recommend booking your trip with a guide from the sturgeon Bay Area. It is so much more fun fighting whitefish in 40’-80’ of water as opposed to 4-20’ maybe that you will be likely fishing closer to greenbay

That’s a good point that maybe the OP didn’t realize. Sturgeon bay is better then Green Bay for that reason. 

 



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