Archives for February 2020

Group Whitefish Outing

We were fortunate enough to host The Reesman Company this past week for their company ice outing.  We had a great time catching big whitefish on the Bay of Green Bay.  If you’re looking to host your next group ice outing, look no further.  We can accommodate up to 40 people and offer lodging at Sand Bay Beach Resort-our home base! Give Karyn a call 920-743-5731 to discuss possible options for your next fun ice outing!



Dale’s Favorite Tips for Catching Whitefish

Head Guide, Dale Stroschein, shares some tips on catching Whitefish on the Bay of Green Bay in Sturgeon Bay, WI. This fun fighting, tasty fish has become a popular choice for ice anglers to target in our area.  If you’re heading out on the ice on your own, as always, use extreme caution.  ATV’s and UTV’s have been going out of Sand Bay-main ice access adjacent to Sand Bay Beach Resort-and also Riley’s Bay and Little Sturgeon.  Always check for movement in pressure cracks, take your time over ice shoves and always always (we can’t stress this enough) be checking for ice thickness as you travel!

Whitefish Ice Fishing – Sturgeon Bay

After a very slow start to the ice fishing season here in Door County, we are finally able to get to some of our favorite areas to target Whitefish, and the fish we are seeing are QUALITY. Ice conditions are still varied and anybody venturing out should always be checking ice thickness as you go. We have areas of 10-12″ or,  in some cases, more, BUT there are still some areas that are less than 3″ – USE EXTREME CAUTION! Watch out for pressure cracks and navigating through the shoves this year has also added some challenges.  Fortunately, we aren’t dealing with the terrible deep slush/snow we were last season! For the rest of the month, we will be only targeting Whitefish, we will start guiding for Walleye again towards the end of ice season/late ice.  Check out our new FISHING CALENDAR, which will break downthe seasons/months of the year we target which species.