Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT - May 19, 2022
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THE SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING REPORTS HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT AS OF LATE AS THERE IS STILL A VERY GOOD PRE-SPAWN BITE GOING ON, ESPECIALLY FROM THE STURGEON BAY AREA AND NORTH UP THE PENINSULA. WE SAY IT ALL THE TIME, BUT NO MATTER WHICH PART OF THE PENINSULA YOU ARE FISHING LOOK FOR THOSE BOTTOM TRANSITIONS LIKE ROCK TO SAND, ROCK FINGERS AND CHANNEL CUTS, GENERALLY IN WATERS LESS THAN 15 FEET AND MAKE SUPER LONG CASTS INTO THOSE AREAS AND FISH EXTREMELY SLOW. AS FOR THE BEST BAITS THIS TIME OF YEAR, PRETTY MUCH THE SAME DEAL EVERY SPRING, HOWIE'S SHORTY TUBES, NED RIGS, PADDLE TAILS LIKE KEITECH, A-RIGS, SUSPENDING JERK BAITS LIKE MEGABASS AND DUO REALIS ALONG WITH HAIR AND MARABOU JIGS.

THE DAYTIME WALLEYE BITE HAS BEEN PRETTY DARN GOOD THE PAST WEEK OR SO. THE BEST DAYTIME BITE HAS BEEN AROUND THE CHAUDOIRS DOCK AREA AND SOUTH, TROLLING WITH DEEP DIVING CRANK BAITS FOR THE MOST PART. WE DID HEAR OF A FEW FISH GETTING CAUGHT ON CRAWLER HARNESS RIGS. THE NIGHTTIME TROLLING AND CASTING BITE HAS ALSO BEEN PRETTY GOOD FOR BOAT AND SHORE FISHERMAN. CASTING WITH SUPSPENDING JERK BAITS, HAIR JIGS, RIP N RAPS, PADDLE TAILS AND SHORTY TUBES AND TROLLING WITH FLICKER MINNOWS, HUSKY JERKS, SMITHWICK ROGUES AND BANDITS.

THE PIKE FISHING REPORTS CONTINUE TO STAY HOT IN RECENT DAYS AS THERE ARE REALLY LARGE NUMBERS OF NORTHERN PIKE AROUND RIGHT NOW. ALONG WITH THE BIG NUMBER OF FISH, THERE ARE SOME GIANT PIKE MIXED IN. AREAS TO TRY INCLUDE LITTLE STURGEON AREA, RILEY'S BAY, SAWYER HARBOR INCLUDNG THE PARK SHORELINE, AND RIGHT IN DOWNTOWN STURGEON BAY IN AND ALONG THE ENTIRE SHIP CANAL ARE ALL GOOD SPOTS RIGHT NOW. CASTING AND TROLLING LARGE CRANK BAITS, SPOONS AND LARGE PLASTICS ALONG WITH DRAGGING AROUND BIG OL’ SUCKER MINNOWS ALWAYS A GOOD BET THIS TIME OF YEAR.

AND SOON THE ACTION OUT ON THE BIG LAKE IS GOING TO KICK IN HIGH GEAR AS OUR LAKE WATERS CONTINUE TO WARM UP AND THE KINGS AND THE RAINBOWS SLIDE INTO OUR WATERS. WE WILL DEFINITELY KEEP YOU POSTED ON THAT AS IT HAPPENS.

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!

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