As a Walleye and Bass fisherman most of what you will see me posting reports on are those species. Living and guiding in Door County I am blessed with having a fishery that has many opportunities with many different species through out the entire fishing season. Aside of the fantastic walleye and Smallmouth Bass fishing we have an incredible Salmon fishery.
Guiding mostly for Walleye and Smallmouth Bass I also fish for Salmon during the season. What I can offer to small groups or individual fisherman is the entire boat and all the rods to yourself as opposed to waiting your turn for a fish. Taking a couple salmon trips the past couple of days we found action to be very good.
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We have had relentless winds for the past 10 days or so which always makes things more interesting or difficult but still we have been able to get out somewhere. With very strong south winds the other evening we fished an area that would give us some protection but found the active fish to be right in the hurricane force winds and waves.
Fishing this afternoon from 11am to 3pm we found the fish in 80 to 90 fow and could not keep them off the lines. I found fish relating to 40 to 50 feet of water. With very cold water temps I started out in shallower water with no results moving out to deeper water adjusting depths till I hit our first fish then dialing in on what depth they were at and what they wanted to eat. All of our fish came on flasher and fly combos but also caught some nice fish on white and green spoons. Lots of time to take advantage of the fantastic salmon fishing here in the Door County area Which has started out fantastic with incredible action.
Today, after a good trip on the water. Our Coast Guard doing their job.
Thank you, US Coast Guard!
This is a Walleye fishing report for June 6th,7th and 9th. With water temps warming up fish are beginning to move around and pull away from shoreline areas. With some fish relating to shorelines through out the entire season lots of fish begin moving to open water or relating to off shore structure.We have for the most part been trolling crawler harnesses and crank baits for our fish. I have been using #5 Colorado blades in various different colors from Jolly Roger Tackle Company along with Rapala Shad Raps and Minnow Raps. Most of the water that I have been targeting this past week has been from 9 to 16 feet of water.
With a large number of smaller fish in the system we are having to work through some smaller fish to get our larger fish. On Wednesday morning we had a two man limit of fish between 16 and 20 inches. On an afternoon trip that same day we were just catching and releasing fish with a number of different sized fish along with a big fish that was at least 30 inches come off right at the back of the boat.
Thursday’s trip brought us flat calm water that always makes things a little tougher. After a slow start we began to experiment with different lead lengths and blade colors eventually dialing in on a pattern that was giving us pretty concistant bites. Saturday morning brought us very strong winds out of the south and after making two trolling passes catching a number of nice fish on a shallow wind blown area I decided to start casting crank baits in the shallow water and we began catching a number of really nice sized fish from 15 to 25 inches most fish from 22 to 24 inches along with a bonus Pike and a White bass.
Shallow water smallmouth action continues to go strong. Shallow water action will continue through the month of June before fish begin to transition into summer patterns.
Door County Bass
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