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Sturgeon Bay, Door County

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TODAY @ 1:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
jdavis
jdavis
USER SINCE 8/19/21

Launched out of Little Sturgeon. Fished Rileys Point for a bit. Just off the break in about 40 FOW was LOADS of sheepshead. I let them destroy a jiggingrap before moving on. Moving North pretty much every step break I found was loaded with sheeps. I drove all the way up to the Strawberry Islands checking every reef and a few steep breaks on the bank. Never found any schools of eyes or bass. Just sheeps. This was on Sunday. Around 2pm the waves got pretty big so I bugged out into Fish Creek for some food and to catch the end of the Chiefs game. On the way back hit Rileys again and hammered on a few more sheep. That was about 6pm. There were still a few sheep, but the huge school seemed to have cleared out. Water temp was between 60 and 62 everywhere I checked. Saw a lot of bass boats out, must have been a tournament.

9/19/21 @ 9:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
DirtyDipsy
DirtyDipsy
USER SINCE 7/6/21

went last 2 days for kings in Canal

Bite slowed to a halt with very few fish being caught from what i could see


personally caught 3 however was still slow. Also managed to get 27” eye trolling to. 

Pike fishing seemed to pick up as I seen quite a few being caught by strawberry creek area mixed in with kings.


water temps cooled down to about 64 as of this morning and were 61 saturday morning.


alot of perch fisherman out too


best of luck

9/17/21 @ 9:57 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
brosto
USER SINCE 1/10/17

After striking out at LSB in the morning we launched at Potawatomi. Slow to start then a lot of very small blue gills and sun fish and a LMB. Eventually we got into some perch, keeping four plus two blue gills and a rock bass. Most on a green grub with a white jig head with chunk of night crawler attached. 

9/16/21 @ 10:18 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
DirtyDipsy
DirtyDipsy
USER SINCE 7/6/21

Went for salmon in canal yesterday evening around 2-3pm on a solo trip running 2 dipsys and 1 rigger 

Fished top 10-15 ft of water column doubled up on 2 kings one Megatron UV spoon and one f/f Chrome UV 2 face with mercy fly

had a blast on the double up being solo. got both in!

Water temps still 67-68°f

9/14/21 @ 7:16 PM
Jonnyc
USER SINCE 1/17/11

I fished the fall open and the DNR was there and collecting fish to study to find out what it is???? Might be able to find out there results shortly. It’s good to see there at least addressing it 

9/14/21 @ 8:27 AM
vegas492
vegas492
USER SINCE 5/21/03

Yah, couple of our smallies had some sores on their head.  I've seen pictures of sores all over bodies of other smallmouth.

I'm not sure what it is exactly.  I thought maybe it was just sores from picking through rocks to eat gobies.  But, it is probably some kind of fish disease spread from fish touching fish.

Which is why tournaments either need to stop entirely, or they need to move to non-transportation/livewell tournaments.

9/14/21 @ 7:53 AM
Mountain
Mountain
USER SINCE 1/7/02

Unrelated to the discussion going on, but I was wondering if anyone has seen scars on/lamprey attached to smallies?

A friend of mine showed me a picture of what looked like a lamprey scar. 


Mountain

9/13/21 @ 2:51 PM
vegas492
vegas492
USER SINCE 5/21/03

Thanks for the advice, DirtyD!  I've caught my fair share of salmon in the Milwaukee harbor jigging and trolling.  When I'm fishing Green Bay, I'm looking for smallies, walleyes and muskies.  

But....sure would be cool catching salmon up there on jigging tackle.  Might have to give that a try.  Can't be any different than what I'm used to.

Walleye wise, I've not come across anything bigger than 18 inches on the shiver minnows this summer.  Spring and fall, though, I don't catch much under 20 inches.  Been strange that way.  But the recent walleyes I filleted were getting pretty fat already and had a lot of white blubber in their bellies.  They are just gonna get bigger!

9/13/21 @ 2:43 PM
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DirtyDipsy
DirtyDipsy
USER SINCE 7/6/21

Vegas492 

I had pretty much same thing I fish sturgeon bay both sides About 3-4 times a week and seemed like they died off on larsons and had seen alot of boats empty handed but people don’t understand if fish arent in one spot they need to just move to the next to find where they went. It isnt like a inland lake where you can find structures everywhere.

If you do go for salmon I promise you’ll have a blast and a dinner plate full. There was a false push of salmon when the temps went down earlier this month however they are still tricking in. I suspect this weekend the full push will start if it hasn’t already given the water temps recently.

As far as fishing off the drops I was getting some pretty decent size walleye 18-26inches mostly and a couple smaller ones mixed in. Ill be going again tomorrow and wednesday so hopefully the bites back on

9/13/21 @ 1:48 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
vegas492
vegas492
USER SINCE 5/21/03

I've never tried for salmon when up there.  Maybe some time I will, but it won't be this year.

Wife and I were up for another long weekend.  Got out on Friday looking for smallies around Sturgeon Bay.  Not one was caught in the shipping channel, and we hit all of our "usual" summer and early fall spots.  Nothing was even seen on the graph.

So, we went out to Larsen's Reef.  Feast or Famine.  Well, it was famine again.  Searched the reef, didn't even see fish on the graph or side imaging.  Hit a few spots just to see, not one bite.

Then decided to just drive the shoreline looking at the drop offs.  Found some fish on the graph, casted at them with tubes, and caught some smallies in our last hour on the water.  Probably caught 10 or so, most were 15 inchers.  Nothing bigger.

Went out on Saturday during the tournament.  Very windy.  Launched in Little Sturgeon.  Looked at some spots, didn't see any fish.  Found some calmer water around Henderson's Point.  Marked some fish on the graph, but they wouldn't eat.  

Made a trip around the point into Riley's Bay.  Again, saw some fish on the graph, couldn't get any to eat.

But then the wind let up.  We went to our bass shoreline, nothing there.  Searched the reef, marked nothing.  But, when heading back to Little Sturg, more fish showed up on a break.  Hunkered down and caught a pile of walleyes on shiver minnows.  Kept 4 for a nice meal.  I didn't measure them, but I think they were 16 to 18 inches long.

Funny thing....I was fighting a fish at the same time my wife was, when another fishing boat went by us, and some old fat dude was cackling "YOU ARE WASTING YOUR FU---NG TIME!"  Then the boat was all laughing.

Well, after I landed my fish and got my wife's in the bag for a double, she looked at me and said, "You are wasting your fu---ng time.  I'm gonna remember that as I put tarter sauce on this fish!"

So, that was the funny story.  Shiver minnow bite is still on, but I didn't mark anything on the reef during the day.  Guessing that changes at night.

And I've got no clue what happened to the smallies.  Probably out chasing alewives in the really deep water.


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