Fished Denny’s & Boyer ‘s Bluff area yesterday on a fun run. Landed 1 big salmon & 2 smaller ones about 85’ down on flashers & flies. Had another big fish on the dipsey. Rod tip got clogged with fish hook water fleas. Have to switch to wire. 2 more hits & drop on riggers. A fun day. We’ll be back.
86° - 90° F
76° - 80° F
Fished 7/3 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 PM
Fished off Boyers picked up two and missed two more
10 Color with a watermelon spoon
DR 88 feet, Green flasher and green Fly
Hopping that by posting here others will follow
Will be fishing off the island in a few weeks and just looking for general areas to fish. We are rigged for salmon/trout fishing and looking to get my nieces and nephew on fish. Any help is appreciated.
Public launch is located next to Annie’s moped rentals. Not at Krueger Kaps. Parking across the street. Easy access to Detroit harbor.
Supposedly a launch at Kaps Marina, but from google maps doesn't look like much, and reviews say the guy is pretty rude. We used the public launch on the NE side of the island. Decent facility. Just know where you're going while leaving the harbor as it's pretty shallow in spots that just come up out of nowhere. Stay in the channel and you'll be fine.
There may be one in the area were the ferrys come in.
So, according to my maps, and what I have read, there is a boat launch on the southwest corner of the island. Does this supposed launch actually exist?
Coming up to Washington Island today for a long weekend getaway. I know weather is going to be awful, but wondering how pier fishing is in Detroit Harbor. Will be staying just north of the Shipyard Island Marina. Sounds like smallies are the fish there and I realize it all depends on where the fish are. Just wondering if they come in at all to the shore line or if it would be a waste of space packing any gear. If it is worth it, what types of rigs work best? Should clarify, not bringing a boat so not looking for anyone's spot, just wondering if fish can be caught from the eastern shore. Thanks!
Lynn...good to see you are still fishing. We have a couple condos at Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort and we would regularly check out your catches. You were a class act, extremely knowledgeable, and brought in fish when others couldn't. My kids are almost old enough to spend a day in a boat...hope you're still guiding in a year or two!
Thank you for the complement. Yes, I am still chartering occasionally with my 20.5 Lund. I operated a field office in Door County for the UW Sea Grant Program until the mid 90’s. Andy Isaacson was the mate on my boat when he was in high school but founded Silver Strike Charters when he turned 18 & has continued to grow that business. For awhile you had to be named Andy to work on my boat. Andy Stuth worked as mate & later part time captain. When I sold my Bertram, he took over most of my charter business. I still guide occasionally with my Lund because I like it. My website is still up as LynnsCharterFishing.comI haven’t fished Washington Island as much as I wished this year because it has been too windy to get there regularly. Again, thank you for the complements