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fishing_time
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FISHING REPORT
7/14/14 11:23 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Report from 7/13/14.

Fished the sunset from shore right in town. Fishing 6-10 ft of water. A nice bite right away on a soft bait (swim bait), white color. Pulled in a very nice sheepshead. Caught another sheepshead right at sundown on another soft bait, chartreuse color.

Overall, a nice hour doing some casting.

The Sheepshead sure a big right now!

The Gerbil Sherpa
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4/8/14 7:05 AM CST
On yesterdays local news, ice cutter mobile bay will continue operations on green bay, they will cut north of sherwood pt goin into port of green bay then back up to menominee and up to bay de noc/rock island passage. Just letting all people know who fish these areas. The news also said they tried cutting this area last week and turned back as there ramming methods were not workin as they encountered 3ft of ice, so they will try again this Thursday and see how the cutting goes as the ice is getting weaker, as of yesterday, i was 3 miles out and there was still 28 inches of ice but is getting weaker and slushy on top, after this week I would not recomend traveling out that far, and would not take a truck on ice anywhere anymore this year in door county area, just not worth it. I hope this helps all who use the bay

ortjake64
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3/31/14 8:37 AM CST
Went out with JJ's Guide service last week two nights in a row 2 nice eating walleyes. Nothing huge marked lots of fish but it took a lot to get them to bite. The fish were in 30 foe and came on glow jig rap tipped with a minnow head. Thanks again for the great time JJ.

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Kuchi920
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3/28/14 9:11 AM CST
We're heading up this weekend to chase whitefish and wondering if I'll still be able to drive out on the ice after the snow and rain we had. Thanks!

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3/26/14 10:54 AM CST
This is my first time writing a report. We spent this weekend fishing whitefish in Sturgeon Bay. We hired JJ's Guide Service and all I have to say is, if you want to have a great experience, hire JJ & Alex. They will make your day or days fun and a great learning experience. The fishing for us was slow, but with those tips we received, made it possible for us to catch those tricky whitefish. Thanks JJ & Alex, we will see you again. Tom, Andy, Darrell, Jon and Dan

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3/25/14 6:53 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
My dad and I got out on monday with Lonney Goman's guide service (Trophy Ice Fishing). We had a great time with jason, our guide,first of all. We went for walleyes and whitefish. The whitefish were biting good and we got our 2 man limit just using slider rig with waxies. Unfortunately the walleyes had lock jaw for. We each hooked and lost one in the morning but those were the only walleye bites all day. We were set up on a great spot,marked alot of fish, just couldn't get em to go. All in all a great day and a great time. Lonney has a great set up on the bay and his guides he uses are top notch, along with all the equipment we were using. Thanks again Lonney and Jason!!

icemaster101
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3/25/14 11:06 AM CST
Anybody getting any pike up in this area? I so what kind of depths and structure? Thanks

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3/25/14 10:48 AM CST
Nice report Lonney......

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LONNEY GOMAN
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3/25/14 9:18 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Despite cold temps and fighting high pressure along with windy conditions the last few weeks we're managing to put some nice walleyes and whitefish on the ice! I believe the late ice walleye bite is a few weeks behind and only going to heat up as we get into mid to late april. These Door County walleyes are just starting to show up a little more consistently everyday, Last year our last day on the ice was april 18th so we could possibly see early may ! Drilling holes yesterday my auger was bottoming out with a 1 foot extension barley getting through,so unless we get a hell of a warm up ice is going to be here for awhile in the Sturgeon Bay area !! Been jigging walleyes everyday sunrise & sunset with no real pattern ? Some days sunrise is better and somedays sunset is better ! Patients & putting your time in working shoreline breaks targeting 25-35 feet of water is the key. Jigging raps ( #5-#7 glow white and yellow head) and odd ball jigs ( pink,green/yellow/white) working well tipped with a minnow.

Pics are walleyes caught the last few days along with many eaters!

Anyone looking to get in on some Late Ice Trophy Walleyes !! please give me a call to catch a walleye of a lifetime through the ice!!

920-304-0282

http://www.trophyicefish.com

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3/11/14 6:53 AM CST
12" perch check your pm…..

Trophy_Taker
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FISHING REPORT
3/5/14 8:50 PM CST
Wanna give a thanks to the person who plowed a road out of potowatomi park, made traveling so much nicer!!

As far as ice depths. Had a strikemaster and an eskimo auger out the other day and did not need an extension, but it was getting close, couple more inches.

monsterbuk
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3/5/14 11:05 AM CST
Was fishing Feb 19th and 20th. Had extension on ice auger was almost not enough. Broke through just as motor reached top of ice. A couple more inches and we wouldn't have been fishing.

Slobasaurus hunter
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2/21/14 4:57 PM CST
Am I going to need an auger extension to get through the ice up there right now?

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2/20/14 9:16 AM CST
Lonnie awesome looking walleye on 2.18 it looks just like the one you posted in Jan., same customer and everything what a lucky guy!

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2/19/14 6:01 PM CST
Guys... I have only done this a couple times in the past, but one thing I found that really mattered, is what line you use. I personally fish out of a flip over, so line icing up isn't a big concern.

I use one of the reels off my summer rod with 8# braid (power pro, not that it matters) down to a floro leader. Leader to a small swivel with the small jig, hook or whatever as a slider. Bottom either a small rap, spoon or whatever.

Point is in deep water, these fish are not really hitting, and much as a becoming a feel of extra weight as you selectively work (rock or lift) the bait. The no stretch line offers so much more feel, and at say 50-70', and a 28" rod, you get much better hook sets. The thin line also doesn't hurt in current. If using a rap, I'll take the bottom hook off for sure... keeps a lot less snagging and problems away with picking up zebra mussels.

All to keep the "feel" as good as possible. Worked for me anyways.

Over the next couple days, hopefully others will post travel conditions, and share as they can for those of us hours away, and needing to be careful to spend our cash on times when we can actually get out when making the trip.

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