Lake Michigan, Sturgeon Bay, Door County

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9/19/17 @ 5:19 PM
muskyhans1
muskyhans1
USER since 2/23/17

Hi this is my first year fishing on Lake Michigan and Me and my dad and brother are going camping at Peninsula State park this upcoming weekend. I was thinking about trying to troll for salmon or trout in the shipping canal or out on lake from shipping channel. I was wondering what depths and how far down people have been fishing out of Sturgeon Bay. Feel free to PM me information if you don't want to share it on this thread. 

Edited on 9/19/17 5:27 PM
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7/15/17 @ 4:19 PM
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Fishdigger
Fishdigger
USER since 6/22/12

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished the Bank from 4:30am until 9:00 am. Pretty slow only saw a few charter boats land a couple fish. We  only caught 1 but he was a hog! Copper with a moonshine bloody nose. 26 lbs. 401/4 inches.

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6/28/17 @ 8:56 PM
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Fishin Magician68
Fishin Magician68
USER since 5/30/17

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waxing Crescent

Fished 3 days here and did fairly well for the walleye and smallmouth but have obviosly been noticing the huge growth of sheepshead. caught about a 12 lb sheephead and have never seen anything like that before. Hopfully the fishing turns around in a couple weeks. 

Fishin magician

Edited on 6/28/17 9:00 PM
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8/8/16 @ 8:59 AM
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fishing_time
fishing_time
USER since 8/17/13

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

Report from weekend 8/6 and 8/7.

Saturday, 1 for 3. Hot water!! 2 hits on dipsy with flasher fly set as deep as we could get it. 1 salmon came on downrigger set deep at 111 down over 130 FOW on pearl fly. that was it. slow day out there and lots of boat traffic. water was 72 degrees surface, thermocline pretty deep almost near bottom.

Sunday, went for a mid day run when we had time and ended up being a boat ride washing lures. Not even a hit. Tried many depths running 250 to 330 fow and 100 to 180 fow. Water temps pretty warm and temp didn't reach 50 degrees until almost 100 ft down. Ran deep lines for just a couple hours and called it. 


Tight lines!

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7/22/16 @ 1:10 AM
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gblund
gblund
USER since 7/18/16

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

Went out wednesday early am and lines in at 230 am and first bow came at 305. Ended up 10/12 with action on glow spoons and most fish in boards during dark and once sun was up got some on dipsey and the rigger. Nice day.

Edited on 7/22/16 1:11 AM
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6/13/16 @ 12:23 PM
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fishing_time
fishing_time
USER since 8/17/13

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous
Fished Sunday 3-9pm. Fishing seemed a bit slower than the last couple times out. Ended 3 for 4. All 3 were salmon. Assume the one we missed was a steelhead as we saw it make several jumps as the rod went off. Gone before we got to reel on it. All fish came on flasher with blue colored fly. Fish were hitting between 50 and 65 ft down in 100 to 130 FOW. All fish came right at sunset.

Tight lines!

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6/13/16 @ 9:19 AM
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happyhooker
happyhooker
MEMBER since 2/10/10

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fished Saturday evening 5 good kings 13 to 16 pounds. One Rainbow 13 pounds. Lost 6 others. Everything was good until the wind abruptly changed hard out of the north. Water temp on the surface went from 58.9 to 56.2 within an hour and shut down. Most came on a dipsys 125 out on a chrome flasher and Howie's Frog fly. A couple of hits on an Orange Julius Spoon on a rigger 55 down. Did not get any Temps on probe, having issues. However I did see a first, a flock of gulls diving on bait fish in 127 feet of water. Marking a lot of bait fish. Image of one of the kings.

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6/12/16 @ 8:41 PM
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FisherKid88
FisherKid88
USER since 4/8/12

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First Quarter

Sat we went 4 for 5 all rainbows with a drive by on a flash fly  160-200fow

3 of the 4 came on mag spoons on 2/3 color 400' away from the boat 

#4 and 5 we lost were on 8 colors straight back.

Only action we had Sunday was a dipsy set at 70' deep that peeled out 100' of line and broke off. Was a coyote flasher and dream weaver mtn dew fly. 

Other than that we couldn't buy a bite


Anyone else do any good this weekend? Lots of charters going out and some chatter on the radios they were doing good. 

Any advice for next weekend?

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5/31/16 @ 10:11 AM
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fishing_time
fishing_time
USER since 8/17/13

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

Report from Monday 5/30

Fished evening time from 5-930pm. Put a few fish in the boat around sunset hour. Ended up 3 for 4. Hooked up with 2 steelhead and 1 salmon. Largest steelhead on our boat yet at 15.4#! Missed another fish, assuming steelhead as we had a few jumps and off the hook.. Fish were mainly hitting bright colored spoons in the top 40 ft of water column. One came on white flasher and white/pearl fly. Our fish were mixed on riggers, lead core boards and dipsy. Water temps varied from 49 to 45 degrees surface down to 40 degrees on the bottom. Good to be back out on the lake again!

Tight lines!

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5/23/16 @ 1:35 PM
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happyhooker
happyhooker
MEMBER since 2/10/10

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Late post, fished yesterday morning very short trip, due to my son getting a hook in the hand. However we fished 40 minutes went 3 for 3. 1 king 14 pounds, 2 coho. All on dips 120 down. Surface temp was 46 degrees, 30 down 42.9, 40 down 42.4 and 60 down 40.1. Both king and coho's hit a green flasher and Howie's green frog fly. All fish were in 105 feet of water southwest of the wall.

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