Sturgeon Bay, Door County

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4/19/17 @ 11:43 PM
doorman
doorman
MEMBER since 12/28/06
Any water temps. Anyone?

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4/12/17 @ 1:56 PM
Old Cat Man
Old Cat Man
USER since 12/8/09

Fishing-time... Goldeye, Google it

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4/12/17 @ 1:36 PM
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Hunter&Hound
Hunter&Hound
USER since 7/24/01

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Waning Gibbous

Smallmouth fishing is closed and doesn't open until May.  But, that doesn't keep guys from fishing them.

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4/12/17 @ 1:32 PM
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JigIsUp
JigIsUp
USER since 1/12/06

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Waning Gibbous

is the smallmouth season open all year on the bay and there's just a special catch/release time, or is it closed right now?  thanks. 

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4/12/17 @ 10:35 AM
Hatch99
Hatch99
USER since 4/12/17

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!!!!

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4/11/17 @ 3:46 PM
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bnuts
bnuts
USER since 3/26/10

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Full Moon

This is what else swims in the hot water outtakes ..  Notice the growths??? Ew

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4/11/17 @ 3:39 PM
bnuts
bnuts
USER since 3/26/10

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

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4/11/17 @ 1:45 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Full Moon

It is a shad for sure, I know it isnt a threadfin shad, I am thinking Gizzard or American.  I used to catch them down south. 

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4/11/17 @ 1:41 PM
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fishing_time
fishing_time
USER since 8/17/13

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
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... 

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4/8/17 @ 11:19 PM
Esox8
Esox8
MEMBER since 8/7/12

Little Sturgeon as of yesterday docks were NOT in. Potowatami docks are in. Many walleye in shallow but not much action.

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