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8/10/20 @ 3:59 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (60%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Lil Mac
Lil Mac
User since 6/18/01

Family camping trip 7/27-8/9 at Peninsula State park and was able to get out fishing out of Baileys Harbor 5 times with 7 people rotating friends, family and kids as the wind and waves were nice most of the time with lighter N-NE winds 0-2ft waves + few 3ft swells.

7/28 started due E-SE in 100-150FOW first 2 hours without a bite with mix of flasher files and spoons 25ft board lines to 100ft downrigger. Worked deeper 200+FOW and finally went 2 for 4 on rainbows on orange spoons on 8 color LC and 225 copper. Tons of water fleas so put the superline dipsys away.

7/29 started in 180FOW with floating weeds, but worked out to same area as 1st day and worked 1.5mile area back and forth 240-360FOW and went 7 for 9 on rainbows. Same 8 color LC, 225ft copper, 300ft copper, 59ft down rigger orange spoons.

7/31 started in 220FOW worked out to same area went 6 for 7 with largest 10.4 & 14.6lb rainbows. Same 8 color LC, 225ft copper, 300ft copper, 59ft down rigger orange spoons.

8/1 started in 240-360FOW 225ft copper, 300ft copper, 59ft down rigger Mag bloody banana. Went 7 for 11.

8/5 started in 240-360FOW,  225ft copper, 300ft copper, 59 & 69ft down rigger Mag bloody banana, orange spoons. Went 6 for 8. half hits on downrigger lines.

Common theme fished 5-10AM, 240-360FOW working same area with bait and rainbows, orange/silver/green PK, SStreak and goldstar, Mag bloody banana spoons in same area 5 trips working 1.5mile area zig zagging SE back NW, no boats in area until last trip had 1 other boat first hour.  Fish hit 530AM-9AM, Speed 2.1-2.5mph on Subtroll temp 46-50 degrees down 70-105ft but no hits below 70ft or flasher flies.  Kept 22 fish 4-14lbs. 4 fileted for dinner and gave away. Took 18 up to be smoked at Gills Rock Charlies Smokehouse. 88lbs to vacuum seal and share with family and friends. Only heard of a few Kings caught. Saw 1 at cleaning station about 13-15lbs on white blk spoon in 130FOW 70ft downrigger.

Tightlines

Lil Mac



7/15/20 @ 9:25 PM
mississippi walleye guide
User since 6/18/01

Capt. Lynn - I havent found much info on the status of the fishery this year. I know they are going to increase stocking, etc. but whats your observation for the year in the upper Door? Lot of fish around or no? Bait situation? Is this another year of potential 35-40lb behemoths? Been quiet so just wondering your thoughts. We spend a few weekends a yr in Aug up there. 

Thanks

6/8/20 @ 6:26 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (90%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
CaptLynn
Lynn Frederick
User since 4/13/10

Rainbows hitting on the surface in scattered schools from 90’ all the way out to 350. Bright colored spoons in the top 20’. Plenty of room to spread out the boat traffic. Hope the predicted big winds don’t mess things up

Lynn's Charter Fishing
(920) 854-5109
8/8/19 @ 7:22 PM
hunt2labs
hunt2labs
User since 4/9/03

Sorry no report, 

Is it worth trying to troll salmon with a kayak or would I have to go out to 100'+ ?

Heading up this weekend with kayaks and appreciate any help. I could head to Green Bay side and toss tubes or troll for walleyes. 

Staying near Baileys till Tues.

Always looking to hitch a ride and help boat some salmon. Help with gas, steering, snacks.

Experienced Lake Michigan angler, 59 yrs young.

7/26/19 @ 10:23 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (34%)
Waning Crescent
Big Santa
User since 7/24/02

I normally fish out of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area, but couldn't handle reading about the thirty pound kings being caught during the K-D anymore so decided to skip out of work Thursday at 9:00 AM, buy a one-day ticket, and give it a shot.

I fish the Baileys Brown Trout Tournament every year, so am familiar with the water but of course much shallower.  With no information, we arrived at the Baileys dock around 1:45 PM.  Met a guy at the dock (apologize forgot your name) who also fishes out of Manitowoc-Two Rivers area, he was fishing the tournament and was kind enough to share some information.  Thank you, it really helped!

Anticipating the south wind and waves to build, took a southerly heading and then headed deeper.  Saw some good looking structure / depth changes on the chart, based on where other boats arrived later that seems to be one of "the spots".  While setting up in 160, had what was likely a nice rainbow bang an orange spoon on 5 color lead core while trying to attach the board.  Shortly after, a 17 pound king that fought like a freight-train hit a magnum white black ladder Mauler on a 300 copper.  Within the first 90 minutes, had I think 7 or 8 hits (I'd guess two kings, the rest rainbows).  Worked in to 140, back out to 160, as the waves started to build we stopped fighting it and pushed north.

Ended up almost to the Cana light in 110.  Had three kings in the box (17 and two 13) and three rainbows.  Released a small rainbow and Brown.  Missed 4 or 5.  Kings came on spoons on 300 coppers, and a deep wire line dipsy blue flasher double acqua Howie fly.  Steel came on 5 color orange spoons, one on 6-color j-plug, one on a deep rigger spoon.

Our best action came between 2:30 and 4:30 PM.  Not sure if that was because that's when the best bite was, or because we were able to work where we wanted to work and how (speed and angle) before the bigger waves came (run a 19' boat).  

Had a great time with son Dan and stellar mate Flounder.  Always great to fish The Door.

Santa out

7/24/19 @ 7:24 PM
SeaCat
User since 8/20/17

Heading up to Baileys to take my friends son and Father-in-law on a fishing trip for their birthdays.  Showing up July 30-Aug. 2.  Looking for any advice on where the salmon are at, hot baits, etc.  Was up last week and fishing was a bit slow so looking for some help to get on the fish.


Thanks in advance!

7/12/19 @ 10:31 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
Semper Fishin
User since 7/1/19

Fished this morn 70-150fow. Nothing.  Riggers,boards,full core, swr, dipsey, ff and spoons.  most boats out deeper.  Marked good n big schools 1/2 down and a bit deeper.  talked to one guy I know this morn and he got a 21lb in 110  30 down on ff.  Said the fish are starting to come in a bit closer (150-200) said its his first fish in 4 trips.  Saw another 28 lb at dock a couple days ago.caught in 500+ fow on pro king ladder back in yellow/green.  Fishing seems a bit late this year like its June type fishing.  Seems they're just starting to get into their summer pattern.   Will keep trying.  Lot of non info being shared with the K/D tourni coming up.  


7/11/19 @ 5:50 AM
muskysbite
User since 1/14/10

Heading up on Sunday with the family. Any action happening up there?

7/1/19 @ 5:39 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent
h20walker
h20walker
User since 3/13/12

I’ve been getting 3 to 8 kings in 120’. Almost all flies. Not a single bow yet tho 

7/1/19 @ 5:26 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Semper Fishin
User since 7/1/19

Launched Sat at 5  set up in 110fow outside of harbor and trolled south  2 riggers and a full core with magnum moonshines.  55 and 75 down.  One small king 55 down on happy meal.  Marked very few.  Worked out to 140 with nothing and went as shallow as 65.  Most boats ( only a few) were deeper (150+)  Nice flat morn.  

Talked to guy who said boats were going out 300+ finding bows and lakers.

Went out Sun morn and started in 70 out to 150 with nothing.  Similar set up.  Flat calm again.

Hope they come Ina bit shallower soon.  Anyone having luck without going15 miles out?  Thermocline set up yet?  

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