Sister Bay, Door County

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11/27/16 @ 12:17 PM
panfried
panfried
USER since 1/11/10

Hello everyone. Just wondering if anyone out there has had any success fishing for lawyers through the ice? Thanks 

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8/3/16 @ 2:58 PM
famousdave
famousdave
USER since 8/3/09

Going to be staying in Door County (Ephraim area) and will have one day free next week. Looking for some shore fishing. Don't care what for, wouldn't be keeping anything anyway. Any help would be appreciated.

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7/31/16 @ 8:23 AM
irishmike
irishmike
USER since 6/21/16
I thought this was a place to talk about fishing. both sides sound like cry babys. get a life.

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7/31/16 @ 8:00 AM
toothdoc
toothdoc
USER since 8/29/05

As a Door County resident and native, I am very sad to hear of these posts about the rude landowners.  I fish that area quite often and if I ever had someone come out and read me that riot act, I would have the DC Sheriff's Department and the game warden on my phone immediately.  Start throwing rocks at my boat and you will be looking down the end of a barrel.  Sadly these people are not locals.  They own homes up here and think that they can call the shots.  Us locals have to put up with them, unfortunately.

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7/24/16 @ 8:03 PM
Gruebs
Gruebs
USER since 6/29/11

It's a shame that this seems to be growing problem in DC. I was harassed and lectured by cantankerous lakefront homeowners on consecutive weekends in June while drafting along the shoreline break - slinging casts on flats, along the drop, and toward piers. I skip piers if people are out and about like any courteous angler; but these folks marched out of their homes to holler at me. It sounded like they were reading from the same script: "these smallmouth are like my pets, hooking kills them, get away from here and go fish in the middle of the bay."

I kept my temper in check, but I provided the last one with an education on Public Trust Doctrine as I MinnKota'd away - which they angrily brushed off like an old man sending back soup in a deli. They don't care - they think the own the water, the fish, the lake bed and the wind. None of them threw rocks at me, but if they did, you can bet I'd mark the GPS coordinates and give the Door Sheriff's Dept a call. That level of angler obstruction and property damage is a violation of at least a couple WI laws. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/29/II/083

I'd be curious if local guides and the boys down at Howie's have experienced or heard about these confrontations.


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7/7/16 @ 8:56 PM
Bluealumacraft41
Bluealumacraft41
USER since 3/19/15

Turn them in ... Specifically the guy throwing rocks .... You have the address and location of the "sob" and remember if you don't go that route that you have some sort of hook on that can  hook and tear some real nice seats on a boat or watercraft that they might have by the dock.  Remember that cast was an accident 

Edited on 7/7/16 8:58 PM
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7/7/16 @ 7:54 PM
Jav1
Jav1
USER since 1/28/03

I am going to age myself but when I was a young boy just old enough to fish and remember the fun I had with my dad a and grandfather in Sister Bay. This would be in the later 60's my grandpa owned a log cabin just a few hundred yards north of the public launch which is now a much modified marina. We fished every dock and shoreline in Sister Bay area. NEVER do I remember any harassment or bad words from the property owners. In the early 70's my grandpa sold the cabin to the next door neighbor, which I will not say who because they were or still may be a well known resident. This was a sad day for me because my parents did not have the money to purchase it due to my grandparents used the money for a FL home. But to get to the point this person razed the cabin and put up a boat house. Years later after getting married and able to purchase a boat we were camping and we went up to where the cabin was. I could not even imagine where is was at one time and only thing I could recognize was the end of the pier. Now I read how these rich SOB's who do not own the lake tell us to not fish by there domain! I think it is time for the WDNR to get involved. Today some 40 plus years later after hearing all the issues I have no interest going up there and that is a sad thought. Because I like those rich property owners pay taxes for the WDNR to enforce and manage a fishery that we have every right to fish and not get harassed. Sorry for the lengthy post but after reading the other posts I had to get this off my chest.

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7/7/16 @ 6:31 PM
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one nuthin
one nuthin
USER since 5/28/09

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished on 7/4/16 for smallies north of the marina.  Able to land around 10 smallies each around docks / piers.  Most fish around 12-14".

Had several issues with property owners.  On July 4th, one owner ask that we not fish around the docks and said it was downright rude.  Made the comment that we should keep 200' away from docks.  On Memorial weekend had one owner throwing rocks at my boat stating he did not want me fishing around his docks because it was a fish sanctuary.  If someone is swimming or launching their boat, or even relaxing on their pier, I tend to stay away and fish around the next dock.  Just a gripe on land owners who think they also own the waters...they don't.  

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4/26/16 @ 2:55 PM
Uluaukea
Uluaukea
USER since 4/19/16
Hey guys. I'm going to be staying just over a week up in Ellison Bay this coming May 18-26th and would like to take the boat up and do some walleye fishing. I am very aware that Sturgeon Bay is top notch for walleye fishing but are there any good opportunities up further north in Door County? (Sister Bay, Ephraim?) I don't want to have to travel down to SB each time I want to fish. I have heard some good things about the Fish Creek area but don't know if those are just rumors or not. I am open to any suggestions from lure presentations to locations or any knowledge that will help me shorten my learning curve. Thank you to anyone that wants to help and if you would rather send an instant message that would be sweet too! Thank you!

PM me if you prefer.

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8/8/15 @ 1:40 PM
tdwilk
tdwilk
USER since 10/24/12
In Sister Bay for the weekend and if anyone is going out Sunday a.m. and has a spot let me know...will pay gas. PM me....thanks

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