Sturgeon Bay, Door County

Loading ...

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1,527 Posts
TODAY @ 7:50 AM
FISHING REPORT
Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

Good morning, Friends. 

What a busy week it has been since our last Fishing report. With guided fishing trips most every day, (sometimes two trips a day), as well as traveling all over the Door County area to lower Green Bay to chase the walleyes and bass, we certainly have been putting on some miles with the start of the summer months, and right on our heels is our new Chesapeake Bay retriever puppy, Maggie. 

Walleye fishing remains steady to excellent in lower Green Bay with limits of walleyes most days but with weekends a little tougher due to fishing pressure on known spots. Berkley Flicker minnows & Shad are both hot baits, and even the Big Eye custom blades tipped with night crawlers are starting to do some damage. Our best luck has been in 6-10 feet of water with many shorter walleyes (12 -14 inch), but have to sort through them to find the legal walleyes 15 inches and bigger. 

We have been fishing Sturgeon Bay and North looking for the elusive 30-inch fish and have been catching a few trophies in the 26-28inch range, but I believe it will still be a few weeks because of the unpredictable winds and the cold water pumping in from Lake Michigan which makes for inconsistent water patterns. 

We have been working islands, shoreline breaks in mid-water structure and have a few big walleyes starting to show up for our efforts. Making long casts with Berkley Fireline, we used a #6--#7 Rapala Ripping Raps in natural colors. We chose this because of the clear water and our rip and pause technique. Most fish were hitting on the pause. 

Please note ~ We will be running trophy walleye trips around Sturgeon Bay and North into Door County starting in July. 

Smallmouth Bass have been fair to good with weather playing a role in the days we get into good action. Light to moderate winds are best for bass but really windy days makes bass fishing tough. Sturgeon Bay Flats, Door County towns, e.g., Ephraim, Sister Bay, and Fish Creek have been producing better numbers of bass sizes ranging from short males to longer females in Door County. Saturday we had 25 bass in a 6-hour trip with a few tipping 5 to 5 1/2 pounds. Howie’s Salted Tubes, Kietech Fat Swings, Howie’s Senco worms fished wacky style using a drop shot rig all worked well. 

Bass should be finishing up their spawning season especially in northern Door County and Washington Island where water temps are usually cooler as the bass transition into summer patterns. We will be chasing bass the rest of summer into fall, so stay tuned. 

From the Green Bay Trophy Fishing Desk - tight lines! 

Captain Lon

Please give us a call to get you summer fishing trip booked 920-304-0282

Check our website out for more info http://greenbaytrophyfishing.com

(920) 304-0282
Post Your Comment
6/23/16 @ 8:14 AM
Tehbassmaster
Tehbassmaster
USER since 1/17/16

Hi! I'm coming down to Washington island at the beginning of August. What will work the best at this time? I will also be coming down in September. Thanks! Pm me please!


Post Your Comment
6/22/16 @ 10:55 AM
vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03
Yes!  Go to Howies!  They will let you know what is going on up there.  Great shop!

Post Your Comment
6/22/16 @ 9:22 AM
16ptbones
16ptbones
USER since 12/25/12

Wife has a conference with nice hotel room so I figured might as well go try even with nwt going on. Flats or Larson reef smallies? Trolling in Bay or lake for eyes? Baits? Threads been pretty quiet maybe because of tournament.  Never been here before. Probably stop at Howies see what they suggest.  Any help would be great! 

Edited on 6/22/16 9:23 AM
Post Your Comment
6/13/16 @ 6:31 AM
FISHING REPORT
Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous

Good morning friends,

Walleye fishing remains red hot this week with limits of eater sized walleyes and trophy caliber walleyes available around Sturgeon Bay. Water temps continue to climb putting walleyes on the feed with great action on many techniques that are all fun to use catching walleyes, bass, pike, cats, sheaphead. Trolling #7-#9 flicker minnows 30- 75 back behind off shore planer boards working Larsons reef and most structure around Chambers Island. Rip jigging big plastics Kalins 3/4 - 1 ounce jig heads tipped with Kietec paddle tails, Berkly Ripple shad #5, and # 6 ripping raps as well. We love casting or jigging for walleyes on most trips with trolling being a locating tool.

Smallmouth Bass have been hit or miss here today gone tomorrow type bite. Mostly fishing northern Door County Kietec plastics, fat swings 2.8's , salted tubes, Rapala shadow rap jerk baits all working on Door County Smallies.

Please give us a call to get out fishing and we can assist you on getting your trip scheduled! Call Lonney 920-304-0282 

Check us out on the web. http://greenbaytrophyfishing.com


  

Edited on 6/13/16 6:33 AM
(920) 304-0282
Post Your Comment
6/8/16 @ 7:15 PM
FISHING REPORT
Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (16%)
Waxing Crescent

Green Bay Fishing Report 6-8-2016

Walleye fishing started out hot earlier in the week. For the first few days we were catching limits of eater-sized walleyes. With thunderstorms rolling through toward the end of the week, it made walleye fishing inconsistent, and we worked to find fish, but we found them!

While trolling with smaller crank baits ~ Rapala Shad Raps, Berkley Flicker Shads, and minnows ~ we steadily moved along casting and jigging humps with Rapala Ripping Raps, and Kietech Swing 3.5 paddle tails. Wind driven points, sand bars, inside points, and shore line breaks targeting 4-15 feet of water has been the key for locating warmer water temps and finding active fish. Don't be afraid to move around on Green Bay.

Smallmouth Bass fishing remains fair with some days better than others. Here again, we look for warmer water temps and work key areas: wind-driven points on and around Door County. Shorelines, islands, Sister Bay, Ephraim, and Sturgeon Bay flats have all been producing bass. Plastics of all varieties have been working: salted tubes, wacky worms, swim baits, and casting jerk baits. Rapala shadow minnows and shadow shad covering water have been effective in putting some nice bronze backs in the boat.

June is here and with that comes summer. With pleasant temperatures and kids out of school, why not include a fishing trip with Green Bay Trophy Fishing in your family or friends’ summer plans. We would love to hear about your summer vacation and any of your experiences, so please share them with us.

Give us a call to book your next Green Bay fishing trip!

http://greenbaytrophyfishing.com

(920) 304-0282
Post Your Comment
6/8/16 @ 5:20 PM
zorc24
zorc24
USER since 9/5/11
Heading up to Sturgeon Bay For walleyes Sunday and Monday. Looks like both days will be post cold front. Is it worth the trip fishing the bay after a front? Have only fished Sturgeon once and had enough challenges catching fish with ideal weather conditions. Thanks for any info you can provide. I will post a report if I make it out.

Post Your Comment
6/8/16 @ 10:55 AM
Bobkayaks
Bobkayaks
USER since 6/2/16

Went out on Sunday afternoon from Potawatomi state park launch.  Fished about 4 hours. Stayed near launch as bad weather coming in, but was able to find 5 smallies last hour  of fishing.  Caught on bottom shallow water with thick cover was key w/ night crawlers and small fatheads.  First time out on Sturgeon bay but won't be my last.   

Post Your Comment
6/8/16 @ 10:38 AM
1000bronzebacks
1000bronzebacks
USER since 6/8/16

A buddy and myself are going to be there on Monday for a few days.  Its a bucket list trip that we have always wanted to do.  Any tips and areas that will get us on some nice smallies and possibly even a walleye or two.  Anyone catching any now?  

thanks in advance 

Post Your Comment
6/8/16 @ 8:33 AM
reel riot
reel riot
USER since 8/26/01

Heh

LIV2HUNTNFISH  CHECK YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES !!!

REEL RIOT <(((<

Post Your Comment