Sturgeon Bay, Door County

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8/15/18 @ 6:50 PM
HangemHigh
HangemHigh
USER since 10/4/01

Hey Artie,

Good to see you back from your Sheephead tourney on Bago! Heard you are king of the shepherds!  Nice to see the family and kids along.  All of GB has been good lately. I agree, take a kid fishing and get them hooked.

Peace,

Clint E.

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8/15/18 @ 2:14 PM
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artiewallhanger
artiewallhanger
USER since 2/25/09

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

Few other tips I thought of ....

Use lightest line possible 6#-8# mono. It’s a pain cuz we had to retie a lot because of nicks and scrapes on line.  The bottom is full of zebras and Little Rocks.

( never know when you’ll hook that 6lber)

Try keep baits at least 18”-24” off bottom, gobies can be annoying, when using  slip bobbers and crawlers , hook crawler through “collar” ONCE. Gives them more wiggle.Then use soft sweeping casts so crawler doesn’t come off. Use circle hooks or keep slip bobber rod in hand to set hook quickly so they don’t swallow hook.we only lost 1 out of well over 100 fish do to swallowed hook.(pelicans have to eat too.) Again 12”-24” off bottom. Tubes and drop shot wacky ,Fish slow, barley twitching it. it’s hard to do, very painful but it works. When the sun was out fishing was better. Bring rain gear because we got wet , boating through the big waves and water. 

Hope this helps you have successful fishing trip.

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8/15/18 @ 1:28 PM
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artiewallhanger
artiewallhanger
USER since 2/25/09

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

We caught a lot of bass , while fishing for them my daughter caught this beautiful bonus walleye on a slip bobber and crawler. 20 fow. Biggest fish ever for her. This is a fishery that you can get a kid hooked on fishing for ever. Take a kid out show them what a great sport fishing can be. (Only time my kids had there phone out was to take fish pic) Whether you get a guide or you want to DIY. You won’t be disappointed. This was my 2nd attempt without guide. 1st didn’t go so well but persistence pays.

good luck, be safe out there ,it is Big water.

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8/15/18 @ 1:14 PM
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artiewallhanger
artiewallhanger
USER since 2/25/09

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

A lot of places we fished , came from simply looking at contour map and wind direction 

more pics.

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8/15/18 @ 1:07 PM
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artiewallhanger
artiewallhanger
USER since 2/25/09

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

So we were up 3 days total, only trolled walleye 4 hours or so.. rest of time we targeted smallies and did very well. Drop shot wacky worms black/green pumpkin and other colors in between.4”-7” worms.  

Steep drops 10-20 fow. Wind blown side. Also got on top of some sunken humps and did great. Sloooow fishing , moving bait very little or even holding it still took fish. Slip bobbers and crawlers also caught fish. We fished from fish creek area to sister bay.

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8/13/18 @ 1:36 PM
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artiewallhanger
artiewallhanger
USER since 2/25/09

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Near Larson reef, we trolled deep  huskys and planers. 4 hours total.(2days) evening and next morning. Caught few walleyes 20-30 Fow. Middle water column. I’m very new to trolling boards. But somewhat happy with results. Still learning trolling depths with lures and line diameter. Fire tiger was only color that worked. Lots of floating weeds. Both days brought in lines to find weeds on cranks. Frustrating to not know how long they were in there.


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8/12/18 @ 2:18 PM
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gbtlg8
gbtlg8
USER since 1/16/04

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waxing Crescent

Coming to Sturgeon Bay next weekend for a mini "family" vacation (meaning doing Door County stuff other fishing so we won't be bring our own boat plus have never fished the area and only a part of a day to fish).

My son is a bass nut and really wants to get out for some of Door Ctys/Sturgeon Bays famous smallies.

Looking for someone willing to take us (my son and I) out the morning/early afternoon on Friday 8/17. We are experienced fishermen and could bring our own gear. Of course would be willing to pay for gas, treat for lunch or ???!

PM me if able to help us out. Thanks

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8/4/18 @ 4:53 PM
dcbronziesYT
dcbronziesYT
USER since 1/25/18

The senko produces smallies.

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7/31/18 @ 8:49 PM
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Nick Nault
salmondepot
USER since 2/22/17

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Smallmouth fishing around the Sturgeon Bay area the last few days has been good, especially on the reefs out in the bay.  Shoreline fishing has been a bit tougher.  Drop shot is definitely the best casting on the edges and tops of the humps, fishing 9 to 15 feet of water.  Green pumpkin color worms, fishing an extremely slow presentation, stopping the bait and letting it sit for a second or two definitely getting the most bites. 

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7/28/18 @ 10:20 AM
bubbaskeeter
bubbaskeeter
USER since 1/25/05

Excellent article Jackel2, thanks for sharing! 

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