Door County in the fall...

4/24/18 @ 10:07 PM
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luvmynitro
luvmynitro
USER since 3/21/10

Hey everybody. Kinda preplanning a fall vacation to Door County. One week of fishing sometime between mid-Sept to mid-Oct. Any tips on areas to look for walleye, smallies, or maybe even trout/salmon, and baits to use. I have access to maps and Lakemaster chips. I'm not in to trolling, so I'd be tossing swim jigs, suspending jerk baits, etc... Any help would be appreciated...have never fished this area. Thanks !! PM me if you want....

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4/26/18 @ 7:27 PM
jackel2
jackel2
USER since 4/24/08

Howies is the way to go, they are good about giving people up to date information.  If you are going late fall I would suggest going north of Sturgeon Bay.


This video is from last fall using jerkbaits - we also got a few on suckers.

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4/26/18 @ 8:25 AM
vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03

I've got a place up there and I love fall fishing.  Smallies!  They can be really, really fun that time of the year.  Wind can really get yah, though, so watch the weather carefully.

I you are trying to plan a trip, I can give you two pieces of advice.

#1, the less expensive route...go to Howie's Bait Shop, buy a map and ask them where the bite is good for what you want.  They can usually steer you in the right direction.  Don't be afraid to ask them about heading far north from Sturgeon Bay as the smallie fishing even gets better up there.

#2, call Howie's well before your trip.  Ask them to recommend you a guide for the species you want.  Tell them you are willing to fish anywhere in the Door.  Get out with the guide, get on fish, then repeat during your week up there.  And if you want a change of scenery, go back to Howie's and ask where to fish when wanting to stay near Sturgeon Bay.

Good luck!

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