DOOR PENINSULA AND KEWAUNEE AREA
Bass fishing has been fantastic. Fishermen have been concentrating around the deeper drop-offs, reefs, shoals, and structure throughout the Door County peninsula and around Washington Island. Drop shot-style baits and live sucker rigs have been producing the best numbers of fish, including some big fish. This time of year, 5- and 6-pound fish are quite common, with a few 7-pound giants in the mix. Walleye fishing has been a bit slower, mainly because of strong winds. Generally at this time of year, walleye fishing is very good, but with the strong winds it is hard to get a real good gauge on the action. The best action has been in the Henderson’s Point and Sherwood Point areas during the evenings. Suspending crankbaits like Rapala Husky Jerks and Smithwick Rogues long-lined behind boards have worked the best. Pike fishing has been going pretty well from the Little Sturgeon area north to Sturgeon Bay. Large crankbaits, spoons, and large suckers have been taking the majority of the pike. Perch action continues to be good. The Sawyer Harbor area, the Sturgeon Bay Flats, the Little Sturgeon area, and the deeper water off of Chaudoir’s Dock north to Henderson’s Point have been producing fish. The wind has been dictating the areas you can fish.
Howie’s Tackle, (920) 746-9916.
Captain Paul’s Charter Fishing, (920) 421-0163.
Deprey’s Kwik Stop, (920) 866-2934.
Stevenson Pier, (920) 824-5222.
GREEN BAY/APPLETON AREA
In Brown County, Fox River metro fishing pressure was very low. Some anglers have been catching walleyes up at the De Pere dam. Green crankbaits in about 6 feet of water have been producing fish. Walleyes up to about 26 to 27 inches were caught last week. A handful of small perch have been caught at the Suamico shoreline. The fishermen using minnows and crawlers for bait were having the best luck.
In Shawano County, lower temperatures are bringing in diver ducks to area lakes, especially Shawano Lake. Swans have been migrating to the east. Deer are in the rut and many car-deer kills are being reported. Archers are having good luck. Small-game hunting is still in full swing, with many pheasant and grouse hunters taking advantage of the recent sunny days.
Smokey’s, (920) 436-0600.