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
    $500
    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
26 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Yellow Perch
Salmon Salmon
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Nitro (Performance fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Green Bay tributaries
Lake Fishing
Bay of Green Bay

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Don M.
Kenosha, WI
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Walleye and Perch trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 22, 2022
Mike worked very hard putting us on fish. As a result, we did very well catching walleye and perch. A great day of fishing!
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Douglas K.
La Grange Park, IL
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 9, 2022
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Walter B.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Excellent
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 14, 2022
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Kevin M. D.
Mequon, WI
Excellent
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Green Bay Walleye !

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 31, 2022
Mike worked hard , was very personable, and very successful as a guide.
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Larry P.
Oshkosh, WI
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 8, 2022
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FAQs about Small Craft Advisory - Oconto

Small Craft Advisory - Oconto offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 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)