Sturgeon Bay, Door County
I'm going to the Sturgeon Bay area for the first time on Friday. I believe we are going to launch out of Potawatomi and target walleyes. Would anyone be willing to share some pointers? Depth, baits etc. I believe we are going to start out slow trolling stick baits. I will send an update after my trip. Thanks in advance and good luck fishing!!!!
Thats for sure a gizzard shad. They r caught commonly that size in the South because of water temps. They die off when the water is too cold. Which is why they r not 18" laying on the bottom...dead...during sturgeon spearing on bago. There r not factories pumping in hot water to keep them alive on bago.
I find them in february when its below zero for long periods of time by the hot-water outtakes from paper mills on the fox...schooled up tight like black clouds. I casted and snagged them . and satisfied my curiosity of what they were.....they r messy and stinky but i leave them alone now so they make babies /forage
36° - 40° F
Report from 4/10/17
Caught this odd fish in Sturgeon Bay yesterday. Never seen anything like it. My best guess based on internet search is a gizzard shad? Anyone know what species of fish this is? It was roughly 16-20" in size. I did release it but later wondered if it was an invasive species... Huh, well, fishing has been very poor for me around town the last couple weeks and I catch this goofy thing, go figure...