Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT - September 21, 2022
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TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY OF FALL AND IT LOOKS LIKE MOTHER NATURE IS RIGHT ON TRACK WITH SOME COOLER WEATHER EXPECTED IN THE COUNTY. WE THINK FOLKS ARE PRETTY MUCH READY FOR THE TEMPS TO COOL OFF A BIT. AS FOR THE FISHING, HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE.

THERE ARE A BUNCH OF KINGS IN THE CANAL NOW AND AROUND THE PIER HEADS IN BOTH STURGEON BAY AND ALGOMA SO THERE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SHORE FISHERMEN AND SMALL BOAT FISHERMEN TO GET IN ON THE ACTION AND CATCH A COUPLE BIG KINGS. CASTING SPOONS, BIG PLUGS, JIGGING SPOONS AND SPAWN SACS ARE ALL GOOD OPTIONS FOR THOSE FALL RUN KINGS.

THE SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING REPORTS HAVE ALSO BEEN GOOD AS OF LATE WITH SOME EXCEPTIONAL REPORTS COMING IN FROM NORTHERN DOOR COUNTY INCLUDING WASHINGTON ISLAND. WE WOULD SAY THAT MID-DEPTH AND DEEPER WATER BITE IS BETTER NOW AS THOSE FISH ARE TRANSITIONING OUT TO SOME OF THOSE DEEPER WATER AREAS. SHORTY TUBES, PADDLE TAILS, NED RIGS, AND AN ASSORTMENT OF DROP SHOT PLASTICS, SPY BAITS, ALONG WITH SPINNER BAITS AND JERK BAITS ON THOSE WINDIER DAYS.

THE PERCH FISHING REPORTS AS A WHOLE HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD. THAT FISHING SHOULD STAY THAT WAY RIGHT UP UNTIL ICE AS IT HAS THE LAST FEW YEARS. IT REALLY SEEMS AS THOUGH THE NUMBER AND SIZE OF PERCH ARE ON THE RISE. AREAS TO TRY INCLUDE LITTLE STURGEON, RILEY'S BAY, SAWYER HARBOR AND DOWNTOWN STURGEON BAY IN AND ALONG THE SHIPPING CHANNEL. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN SOME VERY NICE CATHES OF PERCH CAUGHT DOWN AROUND THAT CHAUDOIR'S DOCK AND RITE’S COVE AREA. LEAF WORMS, CRAWLER PIECES AND FATHEAD MINNOWS ARE THE BEST LIVE BAITS TO HAVE IN THE BOAT OR ON THE SHORE.

THE PIKE FISHING HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING LATELY, WHICH IS GREAT TO SEE ESPECIALLY FOR THE GUYS THAT WANT TO CATCH THEM. UNFORTUNATELY FOR ALL OF THE PERCH GUYS, IT'S NOT SO APPEALING. CONCENTRATE YOUR EFFORTS ON MID-DEPTH AND DEEPER WEED EDGES FROM THE STURGEON BAY AREA INCLUDING THE SHIPPING CHANNEL AND SOUTH TO LITTLE STURGEON WITH SPINNER BAITS, SPOONS, LARGE JERK BAITS AND LARGE PLASTICS.

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL THE LOCAL GUIDES, AND THE LOCAL AND VISITING FISHERMEN THAT SHARE INFORMATION WITH US SO WE CAN PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE AND IMFORMATIVE REPORT POSSIBLE. BE SAFE, HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK FISHING EVERYONE!