Well with the open water fishing season well under way here in Door County Walleye fishing is beginning to really heat up with good catches of walleyes coming from Door County on a Daily basis. Walleye fishing has been showing good catches casting during the day casting for fish in slightly deeper water along with trolling for Door County Walleyes during the night time hours in shallower water. Fishing Door County Walleyes will continue to go strong using these patterns right through the entire month of May so book your trip today for fishing Door County Walleyes.
It sure has been a crazy spring here in Wisconsin with ice coming off the Bay Of Green Bay early with very cold water temps remaining for quite some time before water temps reached ideal spawning time. This allowed for a prolonged pre spawn fishing period which made for great opportunities at catching numbers of large pre-spawn fish.
Last week brought us abnormally warm temperature for several days which rapidly rose water temps very fast forcing the walleyes in to a quick march to there spawning areas and spawning in the matter of a few days.Prior to the warm up male walleyes had been moving into there spawning areas slowly each and every day awaiting the arrival of the large female walleyes which were holding back until ideal water temps.
We are now looking at water temps ranging from the high 40 degree range to low 50 degrees in some areas leaving the walleye spawn complete in most areas and walleyes beginning to disperse along shoreline breaks and flats that are near the areas that the fish recently spawned at. We have been finding the walleyes to be moving quite a bit from day to day even hour to hour .Most days wind direction has positioned the active walleyes in specific areas and once they are found we have been able to catch good numbers of active fish.
We have been using a casting approach to catching our fish on most days but we have also had some good success trolling for the walleyes on some days. As far as our casting we have been having great success casting Rapala Rippin Raps along with VMC Hot Skirt hair jigs in the 1/4 oz size along with 3/8 oz size. We have found these baits to be working great most days but have also found great success using 4 inch Moxies and Ring worms on 1/4 oz VMC Mooneye jigs. As the weather warms up again we should see the fishing action to continue to get better.
With an early start to the spring season this past week sure has been a bummer weather wise. We have had much lower than normal temps getting down to the teens at night and not getting above freezing during the days which has dropped water temps and leaving them around 36 to 37 degrees. The fishing has slowed drastically but we have still been able to catch some nice walleyes using ultra slow presentations. This weeks weather has much improvement coming with warmer temperatures along with sunshine which will help get water temps back up along with fish activity.
Today started out cold but sunny and we had south west winds around 10 mph. We began catching fish right away in water depths around 10 feet of water but the fish seemed to be scattered and not concentrated or very active just picking up a fish here and there. As the morning wore on we began to get more clouds in the area and eventually had a small front move through that brought us stronger west winds along with some cold rain and snow. After putting an end to our day at 2pm we ended up catching 16 walleyes the largest being around 7lbs with many other nice fish.