Spring offers some trophy size bass fishing right in Sturgeon Bay. WE are going to catch some.
Suggested Rods: Medium light and Medium spinning rods; Medium casting rod if available
Suggested Line: Light braid with a six or eight pound fluorcarbon leader of five to seven feet in length; ensure line is fresh
Suggested Lodging: Tranquil Timbers Camping Resort in Sturgeon Bay (campsites, yurts, and cabins available for rent)
Suggested Baits: light spinnerbaits (around 1/4-3/8 oz), tubes, twister tails, soft stick baits, crankbaits (ex: square bills, flicker shads, shad raps), jerkbaits, spy baits, Lake Fork baby shads, 3" Gulp black leeches, lead jigs, Firework jigs (supplied)
Suggested Tackle: VMC spin shot hooks, Aberdeen hooks, Mosquito Owner hooks 1/0 and 2/0, drop shot weights, split shot
Required Boating Safety Equipment for Federal Waters: Additional equipment is required on Federal waters and includes Sound Signals (installed horn, athletic whistle, or handheld air horn) and Visual Distress Signals (various). Review the following link to ensure you have the appropriate safety gear onboard:
The planned launch site will be Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay and it is located at the intersection of Neenah and East Oak Streets. Restrooms are available at the launch and the dock fees are $6.00. Meet at the launch at 8:00 a.m. for a short discussion prior to take off detailing various rigging and presentation techniques to help you land the hardest fighting fish, pound for pound, in Wisconsin's waters-the Smallmouth!
If you have room in your boat, post on this page and I am sure someone will want to jump in and offer to pitch in for gas. We are working on getting a map for shore anglers and will have some great spots to try. We are looking for a leader for the shore fishing portion so if you want to send me a message.