Lakes Poygan, Winneconne, and Butte des Morts have also had a solid Walleye bite happening recently. There are fish in the bays, deep main lake basins, and even fish residing in the shallow cane beds and weeds. Trolling with Salmos, Shad Raps, and Flicker Shads will yield Walleyes right now, as will trolling spinners. As for fishing the cane beds, jig and leech or crawler combinations have been working best, but slip bobbers will also yield fish, especially on those windy days.
The Fox River in Oshkosh has been holding Walleyes recently, with guys pulling flies having the best success. There are lots of rough fish in this river, so live bait has been tough to get in front of the Walleyes before it is grabbed by something else.
Lake Winnebago is currently in transition, as the Lake Fly has is winding down and the fish continue to leave the shallow shoreline areas for the mud flats. During windy conditions Walleyes have been moving shallow onto the reefs to feed, but during calm conditions the water is too clear for the Walleyes in shallow. There is also an algae blooms that is beginning on the lake, which has brought those pesky little gnats out also. Be prepared for these buggers if you plan to troll the mud during flat calm conditions as they will drive you nuts! Overall the water clarity on the lake is still really clear, but finding areas of dirty water in shallow will almost always lead you to Walleyes!
There are also several big tournaments on Lake Winnebago over the next few weekends, so remember to be safe and courteous to one another out there as we are all out there to enjoy a day on the lake!