Door County Ice Fishing Report


Well with the ice fishing season more than half over we are still looking at ice depths at 20 to 24 inches. I know this time of year a lot of us start getting the itch for open water but after a very poor and short ice fishing season last year I will not complain.

Typically here on the Bay of Green Bay we experience some of our best fishing through the ice here in the month of March. We usually experience very good fishing through out the entire ice season fishing for Whitefish but our fishing for Walleyes and Northern Pike and Brown Trout usually pick up as we get close to late ice.

Over the past weeks we have been having great success on the Whitefish getting limit catches on a daily basis. We have been fishing water depths of 65 to 80 FOW and catching fish on small gold spoons along with jigging Rapalas. The key for us has been to keep moving some days the fish are a little shallower other days the fish are deeper.

We have been doing some trips for Walleye and Pike but not having a lot of success. We are seeing Walleyes present but just not getting them to bite but that should change in the coming weeks. Looks like we are going to have ice for quite some time yet so lots of time to get out and enjoy some ice fishing here in Door County.

Paul Delaney

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Paul Delaney

As owner/operator of Late-Eyes Sport Fishing Guide Service, Capt. Paul Delaney practically lives on the water and ice of Door County, Wis. No matter the season, Paul’s clients pull big fish from the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. His Full Bio ›

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  1. Very nice Paul, I have done whitefish before and will attest they are a blast down deep on light tackle. Wishing you continues success. -Q

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