Keep that fishing gear handy, you can use it all year in Door County. Located on Sturgeon Bay’s West Side just north of the Michigan Street Bridge, Lily Pad Cottage and Eagle View Suite offer accommodations that are in the “no wake zone” and are just a short boat ride to offer easy access to the Flats, Sawyer Harbor, Larsons Reef and other fishing hotspots.
The waters around Door County host over 170 species of fish. Species of Door county include: Bass, Musky, Perch, Salmon, Walleye, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Whitefish. During Spring and Fall, Sturgeon Bay is known as one of the top Smallmouth Bass fisheries in North America.
If tournaments are your game, each year during the spring and fall seasons, come for the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Fall is an opportunity to catch the largest fish of the entire fishing season. With the days getting shorter and the daytime temperatures getting cooler, the water temperatures begin to drop, telling the fish that winter is coming, which begins the incredible fall feeding frenzy.
Walleye remains near deep weeds until late summer. Looking to catch Whitefish? Within sight is Sand Bay and the Western Shores of Green Bay, which hold all of these species and Whitefish. From Lily Pad Cottage and Eagle View Suite, if you have a snowmobile for ice fishing, you can get onto the ice at Otumba Park beach, around the corner.
Ice Fishing in Sturgeon Bay for Whitefish is quickly becoming the hottest bite through the ice in Wisconsin. Furthermore, almost all of the summer species are catchable throughout the Winter for the popular sport of ice fishing. Check out our guide which also lists Ice Fishing Charters.
The angler favorites on the catch list in the winter include:
These species remain under the ice, very close to Sturgeon Bay, with the Outer and Inner Bay being great fishing spots.
For a complete list, click here:
- Nooo Problem Charters- Bill Luer 715.297.1476
- Gary’s Guide Service- Gary Nault 920.743.1100
- Nick Nault’s Guide Service 920.839.2272
PLACES TO LAUNCH:
|Sturgeon Bay — Sawyer Park Ramp||Details||Google Map|
|Sturgeon Bay/Green Bay — Sunset Park Ramp||Details||Google Map|
|Sawyer Harbor / Green Bay — Potawatomi State Park Access||Details||Google Map|
|Green Bay — Stone Quarry Ramp (Pinney Park)||Details||Google Map|