Sturgeon Bay, Door County

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9/28/16 @ 8:23 AM
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Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

I have found Sturgeon Bay a really tough place to fish. There are just so many different things to try and knowing when to try them is tough. Especially tough if you go up there once or twice a year. I appreciate the guides reports and enjoy reading them. I have learned to not expect to duplicate their success. Mrt.

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9/27/16 @ 9:38 PM
Blkhwkbob
Blkhwkbob
MEMBER since 5/27/09

Allow me to translate Lonney's post: If you are a Guide with a $60K boat and years of experience, you might find fish, but in these conditions regular fisherman won't catch anything.

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9/27/16 @ 8:35 PM
swim bait
swim bait
USER since 4/21/16

Captain Lon... Do you fish the entrance to Detroit harbor? 

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9/27/16 @ 9:22 AM
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Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

Windy conditions the last few days has forced me into the Sturgeon Bay shipping channel trying to escape the fierce waves on Green Bay. We have been drifting with live bait using the wind to our advantage making long drifts along key areas like rock piles, channel edges, old wood pilings, bridge piers. Catching a variety of fish walleyes, pike, smallmouth, perch taking advantage of what were giving to work with our clients have been happy to learn some new techniques they have never tried too. Its fall and Door County & Green Bay can be windy having a back up plan to stay on the water can be rewarding catching a variety of fish. Funny story my client yesterday who is 80 years young said snag!!  Thought his line was snagged while we were drifting so I grabbed the pole from him and tried to pull his snag out, when I pulled something didn't feel right so I started reeling and felt a head shake! If he didn't pull in a 29 inch walleye! Congrats bud!  Anyone looking to fish the Sturgeon Bay shipping channel drifting with live bait give us a call what an awesome bite! Once this wind settles down we will be out chasing trophy walleyes and eater sized walleyes until the end of September.

October 1-15 we will be on Washington Island fishing smallmouth bass drifting with live bait and we have October 5th, 10th open if anyone is looking for a cool fall trip!

As always tight lines

Captain Lon,

Please check out our website for more info: http://www.greenbaytrophyfishing.com

Bookings call Barbara- 920-255-2516

 


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9/25/16 @ 1:43 PM
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Danielp
Danielp
USER since 9/25/16

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

was planning on coming up to the sturgeon bay area for the first for walleyes and smallies this next weekend plz pm with info would be much appreciated.

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9/22/16 @ 1:03 PM
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JigIsUp
JigIsUp
USER since 1/12/06

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

is that a sauger or saugeye in lonny's pic?  how frequently do those show up in the bay?

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9/22/16 @ 10:51 AM
cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

Thanks for the reports guys.  Even not ever getting up there - it is great reading, and dreaming of the day… hopefully soon.

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9/22/16 @ 9:48 AM
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Lonney Goman
TROPHY ICE FISH
USER since 1/27/07

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

Green Bay Fishing Report 9-22-2016

Walleye fishing remains excellent around the Sturgeon Bay area and south with a mixed bag of eater sized walleyes and trophy caliber walleyes. Techniques very from rip jigging rapala ripping raps, moonshine shiver minnows, rapala jigging raps and trolling big crank baits like the berkley flicker minnow #11 has been money for us especially on Larsons reef. When its flat calm out or a small ripple I like jigging the key to jigging is to locate walleyes from my experience over years of trolling has taught me when we would catch walleyes time and time again we found patterns (gps waypoints pinpointing key areas) that walleyes were congregating on tips, edges of humps or sometimes on top of humps don't be afraid to cover water around key humps say on Larsons reef walleyes tend to move a lot so don't get frustrated when you hit a few spots and don't connect keep moving working various humps and reefs looking for active walleyes. Windy conditions for me I like to troll due to better boat control and covering water looking for active fish over key areas depending the area were fishing. Patients and understanding of your boat, tackle, equipment, electronics can make a huge difference in zero fish to catching fish based on fine tuning as the day goes on. Many times the first few hours of a guided trip i completely got my ass handed to me and i would freak out thinking whats going on! but over time I've learned to be patent and make adjustments as the day progressed when fishing is slow improving our odds putting more fish in the boat for my clients. However when the fishing is good or its your day you really can't do much wrong those are the days I really appreciate the fish making us fisherman look like rockstars! I have had a few days off earlier in the week (worked on ice houses getting ready for an epic ice season!) but its back to the grind for me walleyes until the end of September then on to Washington Island October 1st through mid October for fall smallmouth bass fishing. Anyone I mean anyone looking for and awesome experience we have October 5th,10th,12th open for bass fishing otherwise were full.

Please contact Barbara for more info and bookings 920-255-2617 

Please check out our website for additional info: http://www.greenbaytrophyfishing.com

From the Green Bay Trophy Fishing desk - tight lines!

Captain Lon,

Edited on 9/22/16 10:00 AM
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9/21/16 @ 2:17 PM
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muskyslayer
muskyslayer
USER since 5/9/02

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Water temps on Sunday were 64-66 on the reefs.  Lots of anglers jigging some trolling.  We managed a dozen fish from 11am-4pm pulling #9 Flicker minnows.  Most walleye were in the 25-27inch class with a few in the 20inch class.  We also came across some bonus pike.  These fish were located near the deep water edge. They were suspened in about 28-32FOW 10 feet off the bottom.  Our best action was on #9's slick mouse 125ft back with offshore planers.  We went retro this week and stayed at the Motel57.  Old school hotel, but you can park your boat right outside the door.  My first time out of Sturgeon, wont be my last! 

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9/15/16 @ 7:59 AM
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Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

We spent Wednesday cruising the reefs in the Door County area looking for active fish.  After several passes and a few near misses we were able to put this 28" walleye in the net.  Working the same area we managed to put several more fish in the net, including some good eaters.  Overall a great day in the Door County area!!

I am booked through the weekend but I have openings in October and November.  With a great trophy musky and walleye bite going now's the time to book a trip!!  Capt. Jerry

Edited on 9/15/16 8:50 AM
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