Sturgeon Bay, Door County

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2/19/18 @ 10:08 AM
SpikeRoberts
SpikeRoberts
USER since 1/22/18

wing shooter,

When jiggin raps, continually bounce them off the bottom with a steady rhythm. The whitefish will pin them when they hit bottom and you'll feel them when you pull up on the next stroke.

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2/19/18 @ 8:53 AM
FISHING REPORT
The Rod Father
The Rod Father
USER since 8/17/17

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
18 inches
I've been reading this report all Winter and finally decided to give it a first time try for whitefish. Left the boat landing at Little Sturgeon about noon headed straight out to the crack and setup in 45ft. Not a bump for the first hour. Moved in to 35ft and talked to a few guys who said it was slow but they were catching a few. The current was flowing North when I got there and it stopped at 1:30. I quickly nailed 3 fish when was able to maintain bottom contact. The current the switched to the South and really picked up. Was able to catch two more before the wind pushed me off. Started with gold jigging rap and caught fish on the slider. Changed to a gold pimple and the first time down fish nailed the pimple. What a fun experience, I'll definitely be back next year. Tight lines to all!

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2/19/18 @ 7:14 AM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15

That's all we had luck on were #3 rapalas. Tried pimples. No luck. 

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2/19/18 @ 6:49 AM
wing shooter
wing shooter
USER since 11/7/02
Thanks for the info guys. Can't wait to get up there this weekend. being I am normally a spoon fisherman for tyhe whitefish how are you guys jigging the raps? Do you jig and then wait a bit sort of like you would for a walleye?

Edited on 2/19/18 6:53 AM
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2/18/18 @ 10:39 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15

I passed you on my way in nate. Left early cause I didn't trust the crack. Wife and I managed 15 today. Most on rapalas. Few on slider. 

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2/18/18 @ 10:28 PM
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Jetboat Nate
Jetboat Nate
USER since 1/11/12

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent
Drove the Atv out from Sand Bay out to the bigger group. Fished from noon to 4pm. Had 6 come off close to the hole. Ended up with 1 whitefish. I was the last guy out there in my otter pullover. Got to the point I was leaning on the supports because they were bending excessively. The current was moving pretty good. At the end I had a hard time bouncing the bottom. Used a camera yesterday. No camera today . Its spooks them. Also they sure liked tthe red plastics today. Too small of a hook though.  Bridges were out and good. A huge thanks to the owners of the bridges. I also with there was donation buckets.

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2/18/18 @ 9:02 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15

Not at all. Some of them had fold up ramps. Ramps were up. Unfold. Use with respect. Then fold back up. The crack out of sand bay had 3 or 4 bridges. If they had a donation thing like they do on bago I would of gladly donated. 

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2/18/18 @ 6:55 PM
wing shooter
wing shooter
USER since 11/7/02

Quick question. Was there any issue with the guides locking up the bridges this weekend? 

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2/18/18 @ 6:33 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15

Take atv. Be courteous and go slow on the bridges the guides put out. Travel with my utv was fine. Saturday fishing was kinda tough. Fished 50-80 ft of water. Today was better. Fished 46' .  Got off when the wind started blown good. About 2.  Ice was making lots of noise.  Didn't wanna be stuck on the wrong side of the crack. 

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2/18/18 @ 2:13 PM
rappin43
rappin43
USER since 4/27/15

There was a parking lot (15-25) trucks out from sand bay just before the big crack yesterday.  

Atv travel is fine.  My opinion, take the atv. 

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