Central Wisconsin Fishing Report - July 13th, 2012
DOOR PENINSULA AND KEWAUNEE AREA
Anglers have been catching smallmouths throughout Door County, including Little Sturgeon Bay to Sturgeon Bay, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, and Sister Bay on the bay side and Bailey’s Harbor north to Rowley’s Bay. A variety of methods have been working, but soft plastics remain the favorite. Shore anglers, wading anglers, and anglers using kayaks also were catching some smallmouth bass, but the catches have not been as strong as earlier in the spring. The key for shore-bound anglers is to find a place with adequate depth and cover. Walleye action has been slow, and perch numbers have been very low. Anglers fishing from boat, shore, and pier were using crawlers for perch and tubes (mainly green) for smallmouths. Some perch were being caught in the Sturgeon Bay ship canal from boat and shore, though not in large numbers, and action picked up a little bit at Chaudoir’s Dock. Sawyer Harbor anglers were targeting smallmouth bass and perch. At Chaudoir’s Dock, anglers were targeting perch (picking up) and walleyes (slowing down). Perch were being caught in about 23 feet of water.
Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce hotline, (800) 626-3090.
Deprey’s Kwik Stop, (920) 866-2934.
Stevenson Pier, (920) 824-5222.
Howie’s Tackle, (920) 746-9916.
GREEN BAY/APPLETON AREA
Fishing around the Door peninsula continues to be excellent for all species. The salmon fishing has been excellent from Washington Island south to Algoma, including some nice catches of salmon and brown trout near Green Island. Flies and dodgers and spoons in a large spectrum of colors have been working well in 50 to 150 feet of water. Walleye action is consistent during the day in the south end of the bay near Chaudoir’s Dock, where fishing in 18 to 25 feet of water has been the best. Crawler harnesses and Berkley Flicker Shads have been the most popular baits as of late. Larson’s Reef, Monument Shoal, and the Sister shoals are all good bets to try in the next few weeks. Bass fishing continues to be good throughout the Door peninsula. Tubes, grubs, spinnerbaits, and some topwater baits have produced good numbers of fish. Perch fishing is really starting to heat up. Nightcrawlers and small and medium fatheads have been the best baits. Sturgeon Bay, Sawyer Harbor, Little Sturgeon, and Chaudoir’s Dock all have been good spots
In Shawano County, the water on Shawano lakes is starting to turn green with the high temperatures being seen in the area. Fishing interest is still high, though. Use of rivers is increasing.
Smokey’s on the Bay Bait, Tackle and Guide Service, (920) 436-0600.
MANITOWOC/TWO RIVERS AREA
The salmon fishing has leveled off after some very good fishing. Boaters were catching good numbers of rainbows. The best catches of rainbows and salmon have come from between 45 and 180 feet. The salmon have been progressively deeper because of the warming water as of late. With the slowing salmon bite, some boaters were running more high lines than usual and having success with rainbows. The hot bait for rainbows has been an orange spoon. The evening bite has been slowing down some.
CUB Radio report, (920) 683-6816.
Cub Radio Sport Fishing Hotline, (800) 236-9978, ext 124.