Small Craft Advisory - Oconto

From March through November, Captain Mike Kabacinski and his Small Craft Advisory Guide Service put their clients on top of the hottest bite that Green Bay has to offer. Head to Oconto and hop on a 22’ Nitro boat to hone your angling skills and set your own records.

Bring your family, friends, kids, or fishing buddies out with you and get ready to wet a line. You will be able to try your hand at trolling, jigging, or casting – all depending on the season. In spring, you will be chasing the hungry Walleye as they are venturing up the Green Bay tributary river – the Oconto. You will have a great opportunity to land a trophy or catch double-digits!

While jigging is the hottest methods during the spring months, summer is all about trolling. Walleye reside along the warmer shorelines shallow water humps and reefs and later move out into deeper water, which the local guide refer to as “the mud.” There, you will be trolling harnesses or crankbait for your “Eater” fish.

As the summer seasons crawls towards the fall, you will be switching to jigging. As your guide likes to say, “Nothing can beat the “thump” of the Green and Gold giant Walleye on a jig rod!

If a fall fishing trip sounds more exciting, get ready to cast or troll crankbaits and enjoy the lack of fishing pressure.

All trips happen on a 22’ Nitro boat, which is a comfortable vessel that is ideal for a Walleye fishing trip. You will find all gear and tackle, bait, lures, and a cooler for your drinks and snacks available for you to use. Please don’t forget to purchase a valid fishing license.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $475
    Enjoy a productive and eventful adventure on the water, trolling, casting, or jigging for Walleye.
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About the Captain

Mike Kabacinski
Oconto, Wisconsin, United States
2 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2018
Captain Mike Kabacinski has been fishing the waters of Green Bay for over two decades and has also been an Alaskan guide for five summers. There, he mastered the waters of Kodiak Island and fished for Halibut, Trout, Cod, and Salmon. Mike also captained boats for various other tours, such as whale watching, bear viewing, sea kayaking, crab fishing, and eagle watching. He also navigated the shallow rivers and streams via jet boat, targeting all 5 species of Salmon, Grayling, and Trout.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Salmon Salmon
Walleye Walleye

Whitefish (Lake) Whitefish (Lake)

Boat Specs

Nitro (Performance fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

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21\u201d Walleye
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8 walleyes total
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Appropriate for children
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Karla L.
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Great day of fishing with Captain Mike.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 4, 2021
Beautiful day, beautiful boat, great guide, 8 walleyes and many sheep’s head caught. Mike did a great job getting us on walleyes,...
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Randolph, WI
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All day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 5, 2019
We just finished a great day.  I booked a day for me and my 2 sons. They were happy at once to see we were fishing in Green...
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FAQs about Small Craft Advisory - Oconto

Small Craft Advisory - Oconto offers the following trip to customers:
  • $475 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Small Craft Advisory - Oconto, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Small Craft Advisory - Oconto include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Small Craft Advisory - Oconto offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Green Bay tributaries)
  • Lake Fishing (Bay of Green Bay)

Small Craft Advisory - Oconto offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Small Craft Advisory - Oconto include:
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Salmon
  • Walleye
  • Whitefish (Lake)