Gary Nault of Sturgeon Bay won the recent Minnesota Fishing Tournament and provides a daily fishing report at WBDK radio or Lance Lavine WDOR radio or Door County Daily News. Gary Nault was praised by Door Country Daily News CEO, Roger Utnehmer for his contribution to the promotion of fishing off the Door Peninsula.
Fishing has been good for salmon and rainbow trout in depths from 90 feet to 375 feet. Most of the rainbows have been coming up to 30 foot depths and salmon has been at 70 to 80 feet. Flasher fly combination lures have worked the best for the King Salmon and flashy lures for the rainbow trout.
Bass has been running well from Egg Harbor to the northern tip of the peninsula, as well as Washington Island. Best catches have been at 8 to 15 feet of water with tubes, scrubs and spinner baits. Top water bites have been productive. The traditional Sturgeon Bay Flats area and Sand Bay is site to catch bass as well as mid-depth humps at Larson's Reef. Try drop shot at the reefs.
Perch catches have improved anywhere there is a decent weed bed and the marinas. Little Sturgeon Bay has improved since the weed beds are beginning to form. Live crawlers are being successfully used for perch.
Local Howie's Tackle in Sturgeon Bay has a great line of tackle and their custom lures have been successful in catching salmon and lake trout.