Fishing Door County and Bay of Green Bay
The Fall season is upon us now and it is my favorite season it brings cooler weather, less recreational boating on the lakes, Great fishing opportunities Oh wait did I say Cooler weather yes I did and where is our cooler weather here we are in mid October and we are still seeing temps in the mid to high 60s. With this abnormally warm weather our water temps are still pretty warm for this time and fish are still not locked into there fall patterns or not yet in there Fall areas in large numbers. Hopefully in the near future we will see a weather change bringing us more seasonal temperatures and begin cooling the water down.
We have been fishing for both Walleyes and Smallmouth Bass lately but concentrating on Bass more for the past week or so. With the warmer water temps the bass are really all spread out and not in large schools yet so we have had to really cover a lot of water when the weather allows to locate as many fish as we can. A lot of the areas we fish this time of year just simply don’t have the numbers of fish in them so we have been finding a few here and a few there. We have still been having some pretty good days with decent numbers of fish being caught but have also had some tough days with only a hand full of fish being caught.
Our techniques that we have been using for the Smallmouth Bass have Terminator Spinner baits, along with tube jigs with heavier jigs using 1/4 oz or 3/8th oz jigs to get down into deeper water where we have been finding most of our fish along with finding good success fishing live bait rigs with succer minnows. As far as tackle goes we have been using medium action spinning rods with 10lb sufix 832 braid for our tubes and spinnerbaits but using 10lb sufix seige monofilamant with our live bait rigs.
The walleye fishing that we have been doing has consisted of casting Rapala Jigging Raps for the fish finding success casting deeper water along shorelines along with finding some walleyes on some off shore reefs. Casting #7 along with #9 Jigging Raps have worked best for us using the larger ones in deeper water for the larger fish and more successful with the #7 jigging Rap for the smaller fish. we have also been casting these baits on the same spinning rods using Sufix 832 braid with a 10lb sufix flourocarbon leader with a #2 VMC snap attached. There is a lot of Fall fishing still ahead of us so lets hope for some cooler weather and better fishing ahead. Good luck fishing.
Late-Eyes Sport Fishing