Might want to try putting your Kayak's in at the boat launch by Peninsula State Park. Horseshoe Island is only a half mile from the launch. I have always been able to get a few bass around there.
Fish Creek/Egg Harbor
My girlfriend and I are heading up to Egg Harbor for camping this weekend. We are bringing our fishing kayaks and was hoping to target smallmouth in the Egg Harbor Bay. Looking at google maps, the whole shoreline seems to be rock. I do not want to just shore fish the harbor so any ideas or information would be helpful. Is it all rock, are there smallmouth in the bay?
Took the 3.5 hour trip up to Door County for the day. Hit Washington island beginning of the month and first day was good and second was a 2 fish bust. I have only fished Door County a few times with first being Sturgeon Bay last year. Today decided to launch out of Fish Creek. Water is crazy high compared to launching there once last year. Thought the smallies would be off shore by now so I worked way outside the bay on submerged islands and then around the Stawberry Islands but only managed 1 on a tube. Waves got bigger so headed back into Fidh Creek and worked points and some open water in the bay but nada. Never been to Ephraim so followed the coast north and boy did I find them. Main lake point. Seemed like they were staged up ready to go offshore and deep in near future but just my theory. All came in less than 10ft and most in 5 fow. Tubes, drop shot, goby style bait, crank baits all worked but tube slow hopped or no movement produced the most. Was catching one after another. Water temps 69-72. Saw a family drive past me a few times with fishing poles and smaller kids in their boat. I finally waived them over as I thought maybe they were running and gunning with no luck. Told them to try in the area I was fishing and they did and started catching left and right. They were deeper and fishing live bait under slip bobbers. One of the smallies spit up a goby and it sure looked like my lure choice lol. Tight lines.
The smallmouth bass are off the beds , but are probably your best bet. You can launch over at the Old Stone Quarry on the ship canal , which is just south of Fish Creek on the Bay side. Very nice launch and great parking. If you want to hear the latest fishing report , go onto the Door Co. Chamber website and click on the fishing report. Better Yet stop in at Howies Bait Shop and get an up to date report on your way into Sturgeon Bay. When you get there , buy a copy of book called "Fishing the Door ". It is a wealth of information ! If your going after salmon , you are going to need down riggers , as they usually run deep on the lakeside ! The Salmon Bite is running behind this year , but usually gets better 2nd or 3rd week of July. Me personally i would go for the bass , as you will get a lot more action, as this is a world class smallmouth fishery !
We are going to be in egg harbor Wednesday. I have never been there. What is the program for this time of year. Is it still a smallmouth bite or walleye. Maybe salmon or trout? We have a boat so we can go over to the lake side if worth it. Thank you for future input.
thanks, that is what i thought!
No nringbyer boat
coming up over new years. Is there any ice at all?
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Fished this area for first time for a couple of hours this afternoon. Started landing nice smallmouth right off the bat and a gigantic catfish. Water was 72 degrees.
I am also going to this are next week for the first time and am hoping the smallmouth bite will be decent. From what I can tell your better off heading offshore to the island shoals and reefs. I’m also looking for any tips or suggestions.