Central Wisconsin Fishing Report – July 12th, 2013


Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan from Sturgeon Bay up to Bailey’s Harbor has improved. Fishermen reported double-digit numbers and some huge fish up to 30 pounds in 80 to 140 feet of water, while fishing the top 60 feet. There have been just a few reports of some salmon being caught from Gills Rock up to Washington Island. Bass fishing is still fantastic throughout the peninsula, from Little Sturgeon north to Sister Bay in 2 to 7 feet of water. All types of baits have been working. Perch fishing has been real good. The Sturgeon Bay ship canal, state park shoreline, Little Sturgeon, and Riley’s Bay have been the best areas. Fathead minnows, crawlers, and leaf worms have been the best bets. Walleye fishing is still good around the Chadoir’s Dock area.
Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce hotline, (800) 626-3090.
Deprey’s Kwik Stop, (920) 866-2934
Stevenson Pier Mini Mart, (920) 824-5222.
Howie’s Tackle, (920) 746-9916.


Walleye fishing has been heating up, with lots of eater-sized fish being caught on the east shore of Green Bay, near the Bayshore Park area. Trolling Flicker Shads and crawler harnesses has been working pretty well in 8 to 20 feet of water. Casting crankbaits or jigging the reefs also has been producing lots of walleyes. Perch are starting to show up over the mud flats on the east shore. There has been some talk of muskies being caught on the west shore in the weedbeds on double-bladed bucktails in bullfrog and black and orange.
Smokey’s on the Bay Bait, Tackle and Guide Service, (920) 436-0600.


The cane bite on lakes Winneconne and Poygan has been fairly consistent for walleyes and some big bluegills on slip bobbers and live bait – either half of a crawler or garden worms. Anglers also are catching walleyes on the Wolf River right in Winneconne by drifting with quarter-ounce jigs tipped with half of a crawler or a leech. The trolling bite on the lakes has been good and bad for a mixed bag of crappies, white bass, and walleyes.
Critter’s, (920) 582-0471.
Fox River Bait, (920) 233-7409.
Dutch’s, (920) 922-0311.

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