Fished Chambers island this past weekend. Caught a total of 4 walleyes with lots of fish lost too. All pigs, 22-26 inches. All fish came on crawler harnesses in 29-35 feet of water. When it was slow we jigged in 50ft of water and got a white fish!The walleyes have now moved deeper. Fished Chambers island 2 weeks ago also and got 5 walleyes and a big cat. All fish were caught on cranks in 20-28 feet of water. We got two 28’s two 29’s and one 22. Go catch out my YouTube video of that awesome trip!
Door County Walleyes
MOON PHASE (1%)
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
Fished 9/7 - 9 with Jimmy, 2 full days 6 am - 6pm out of Ephraim and a short Sunday, 8 - 11, out of Stone Quarry. Friday was the best day with 7 eyes, 23 - 29" and water temps around 68. Saturday braved the wind 15 - 20 NE Water temps were dropping, 66 by Strawberries, 54 at Hat, Caught 3 lost 6 on way to boat, Fish were shallow and closer to pennisula.
Sunday, fished Larsons, 1 eye, 1 12"perch and lost 2. Did not mark many fish.
Only used Shiver Minnows, 12 - 20 fow, brighter colors, yellow, cranberry, got most keepers.
Look in fishy spots and trust your electronics, Marks = Possible Biters, No Marks = No Bites
MOON PHASE (93%)
MOON PHASE (81%)
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
I am looking at planning a large family vacation to Door County next year sometime. We are hoping to do both salmon and walleye fishing. None of us have ever fished Green Bay or that area of Lake Michigan, so I’m hoping you guys who are regulars to the area might be able to help me out. I am looking to find out some of the following information.
1. What would be the best month to go when we’d be able to catch both? My initial though is towards the end of June
2. Where would be the best place to stay? I’m thinking of Sturgeon Bay just because it looks like there would be easy access to both sides of the peninsula. But are there better areas with access to both sides.
3. Where are some good general areas for Walleyes and Salmon? I’m kind of making an assumption that we’d have to fish for Walleye in Green Bay and Salmon on the Lake Michigan side, but please let me know if that is not the case.
Thanks in advance for any information you're willing to provide.
MOON PHASE (15%)
The Door County walleye bite remains very good with a mixture of eating size fish (18-21 inches) and trophies (25-31 inches) being caught throughout the Door Peninsula. Like Jerry mentioned below, gold and purple crawler harnesses and crank baits were our best colors too.
This fishing will remain good well into September. Hope to see you on the water.
Tight lines and good fishing to all!
MOON PHASE (15%)
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
Saturday I had a trip with the boys from Iowa. Joel Jr, Josh and Joel Sr fished with me back in May, and this time their goal was big Door County walleyes!! We manged to get each a 27" plus giant along with a nice group of 17-19" eaters. All fish over 20" were released. Crawler harnesses were our best presentation, with shades of gold and purple doing the most work. Fishing is great and should continue to be great. Please release the big female walleyes over 20" to ensure this fishery stays great!! Capt Jerry
MOON PHASE (40%)
Hello everyone!!! 2018 has been a fantastic year for walleye fishing on the Bay of Green Bay, especially the waters of beautiful Door County.
April, May and June provided great action for huge pre-spawn and post spawn walleyes up and down the Door County Peninsula, with numerous fish in the 27-30-inch range that were caught and released. Trolling crankbaits such as husky jerks, reef runners, and flicker minnows, with custom painted color patterns in 8 to 30 feet of water produced the best action for us. Some days when the fish were concentrated to a specific area, we went to back those areas with the Fox River jig rods, and rip jigged with rippin raps, jigging rapalas, along with jig and plastic combinations.
I took a break from the walleye fishing during the month of July to chase salmon on Lake Michigan. This was a nice change of pace, but it sure was nice to get back on the walleyes this last week. Fish have been setting up on reef structures, and islands up and down the Door Peninsula. I found the largest concentration of fish around the reefs in 15 to 30 feet of water. All these areas are wind and current related. So, I would graph these areas with my Lowrance electronics to find out where the fish are setting up on the structure. Once I located the fish, I would set up my trolling spread in correlation to where I marked most of the fish, and troll back over that area with crankbaits. Flicker minnows, husky jerks and reef runners worked the best for me. If the fish were not liking the crankbaits, I would switch over to crawler harnesses, and work the same area and depths. The crankbaits worked best for me this last week, so I didn’t have to run crawler harnesses very often. Ultimately, it really depends on the wind and current that day.
The rest of August and September will provide great walleye action throughout Door County. So, if you’re able to get the boat out, late summer, and early fall, are a great time to enjoy this world class fishery. If you don’t have a way of getting on the water, I still have some dates available. Contact me for trip details, and availability at the number or e mail below.
You can also find up to date reports on the Fishin Addiction Facebook link below.
Hope to see you on the water! Tight lines and good fishing to all!!!
Capt. Josh Berken