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It’s no secret that Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the most popular destinations for walleye anglers across the country. Not only does it produce incredible numbers, but it is also one of the best destinations for walleye anglers seeking trophy fish. In this video, we discuss 3 go-to presentations for successfully chasing Green Bay walleye in the spring.

Thin Hair Jigs

It’s no secret that hair jigs are deadly for walleye nearly everywhere, Green Bay included. However, the more fish caught on hair jigs, the better hair jigs seem to work.  This is because over time, the hair on these jigs seem to thin out. Unfortunately, many hair jigs start out with too much hair on them, destroying the delicate action.  The best remedy for this is to simply thin the hair.

Of course, you can do this with any of the hair jigs you already own. However, when working with Northland, we wanted to make sure that there was a hair jig thin enough to produce the perfect action right away. We have since developed the Northland Deep Vee Bucktail Jig, the jig with the perfect amount of hair to help produce the best action immediately after purchasing it.

Soft Plastics

The benefits of using plastics for walleye fishing are endless. From being able to cover water more aggressively, to spending less time re-baiting and rigging, plastics allow many anglers to make the most of their time on the water. On Green Bay, Jig and plastics, such as the classic fluke-style tail or paddle tail are must-haves in the spring.  Especially when targeting fish that have moved up into river systems, soft plastics are often the prominent presentation, Green Bay included.

 Rattle Baits

Casting rattle baits has become a trending presentation across the Midwest. What many anglers don’t realize is that the origins of this fishing style was found on Green Bay. Still a staple for Green Bay walleye anglers today, popular rattle baits such the Rapala Ripping Rap allow anglers to cover water and trigger fish across the bay. When planning your Green Bay walleye trip, be sure to keep a variety of sizes and colors of rattle baits on hand.

Jason Mitchell and Brett Alexander chase Green Bay Walleye in the spring.
Jason Mitchell and Guide Brett Alexander use hair jigs to target Green Bay walleye

Spring is a fantastic time to target Green Bay walleye. However, to make the most of it, be sure to keep a variety of these baits on hand at all times. If you are interested in learning more about walleye, be sure to checkout our large selection of our tips in our walleye archive.


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