Big Walleye in the Sturgeon Bay Area…

Elite Guide Team Captain Caleb Zorn, got an incredible surprise earlier this week.  After chasing giant smallmouth for a few hours, he and his clients decided to try for some Walleye in a new location.  Well…it paid off!  Caleb landed this not-so-typical-this-time-of-year GIANT WALLEYE! 30.5 inches and 10 pound 7 oz fish! Way to go, Caleb!! And isn’t it a cool looking fish??

-Karyn

Sturgeon Bay Bass Fishing on FIRE!

Got up today (6/6/18) at 6am, hooked up the boat, asked my wife if she’d please get my coffee cup ready for me and off to the Resort to pick up Art. Dumped the boat in at 7am and headed out on a pretty cold June morning. Air temps this morning were at 45 degrees and the winds were south, southeast with rain heading our way for noon. Art and I started the day off with a double and shortly after that I put two smallies in the boat and both of them tipped the scales at over 5lbs. Didn’t catch as many fish as we did yesterday, but we still had a fun day of fishing together. Ended up doing two trips today, so Art rode with me to the boat landing this morning, but in the afternoon I brought Art to the resort and dropped him at our dock and then drove back to the landing in Sturgeon Bay to pick up my guys for my 2 o’clock trip. Now the boys in the afternoon and I just rocked-em, many more fish bit in the afternoon, but nothing over 5lbs. Couldn’t believe the amount of fish we boated in the afternoon that pushed the scale over 4lbs. Steve and Greg had the time of their lives and Steve’s from Atlanta and had never caught a Smallmouth bass ever and his first 3 that he boated today were comfortably over 4lbs, so needless to say he was fired up. Brought the boys back to the landing for 8pm and backed the boat in the garage at a little bit after 9pm. Long day today and I actually at the end of the day was ready for my bed! Here are a few of the pics from both trips!

Head Guide, Elite Guide Team
-Captain Dale Stroschein

FIRST ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DAY!! 9-3-17

Head Guide, Dale Stroschein, along with his Elite Guide Team, are coming together to bring you our first Annual Kids Fishing Day on September 3rd, 2017!  This will be a hands-on fishing experience in the boat with our captains.  For a minimal $25/child fee, your child will get the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of fishing from our Experienced Charter Captains!  Click the Link below ("Kids Fishing Day") for more details.  To reserve your space today, please call our office at 920-743-5731.  Spaces are extremely limited, so book now!

Kids Fishing Day

Wacky Walleye Elite Guide Team Making Waves…

We are excited to announce Captain Caleb Zorn and Captain Marc Jackson, of our Elite Guide Team, have both recently debuted their television careers!!  Marc just filmed a segment with Discover Wisconsin, highlighting the great smallmouth bass fishery in Northern Door County.  (show to air on February 4, 2017) Caleb finished up filming a salmon show out of SE Wisconsin yesterday with John Gillespie's Wisconsin's Waters & Woods. (show to air on September 17, 2016) These two fine young anglers are on the rise!  Book your next guided excursion with them ASAP!

Door County Fishing Report

Hi Everybody!

Well, the fishing season is well underway!  Our season opener was this past Saturday-May 7th.  I have been chasing mostly Smallmouth Bass and Walleyes.  It's an exciting time up here in Door County-there are a lot of fishermen here preparing and pre-fishing for one of our county's largest tournaments-The Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament.  We wish them all the best of luck! 

The water temperatures where I have been fishing (mostly the greater Sturgeon Bay areas: Sand Bay, Sherwood Point, Flats) has been close to the 50 degree mark, which is a pretty warm opener temp for up here.  Warmest water I've seen has been 54.  Most of the bass I have been catching are in the 3-7 FOW range.  For bass, I've been throwing a lot of plastics-and on choppier water days-they get a little more aggressive and I like to throw jerk baits at them.  I have been catching some pretty decent numbers of bass, but haven't seen anything too big where I've been fishing.  But, I know those fish are swimming and I tip my hat to some of the fishermen and women out there who are going to land a giant bass this season!  As fishermen, we all hope it's going to be us personally, but, in all honesty, I'm just as happy for a fellow angler to land a GIANT on my home body of water!!  Go gettem'! 

For walleye, when jigging or casting, you typically will want to position the boat in a depth where you can't see the bottom (of course there are some exceptions, but that's a general starting point).  My bait of choice has been a hair jig, but I also will use a 1/8-3/8 oz jig head with a plastic or blade baits too. Trolling is also another great technique in Door County and the Bay of Green Bay, of course, too.  Just remember to never troll into the wind/waves and always troll with the current.  I like Flicker Shads or Flicker Minnows, Husky Jerks, etc.  Areas to target for trolling: Henderson's Point, Sherwood Point, the shoreline north of Olde Stone Quarry are good places to begin.  Best of luck to all the anglers out there! 

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These fish were caught YESTERDAY, May 9th, 2016:

 

Wisconsin Fishing Opener

In just a few days, May 2nd, Wisconsin's fishing season officially opens!  With forecasts in the 60's and 70's and not much wind, this could be one of the best fishing openers we've seen weather-wise!  The Walleye limit will go from 1 to 5 fish per person, and our world-renowned Smallmouth fishery officially opens as well!  (For complete listing of regulations, CLICK HERE) Water temps are in the mid-high 40's, and we have been having some AWESOME days catching big walleyes-this one pictured below (28.5") was just caught and released a few moments ago (4/28/15).  As we approach our busiest season of open water guiding the waters of Door County, we are optimistic for another successful fishing season.  Best of luck to you this spring fishing season, and remember to CPR-Catch, Photo, Release!  If you are looking for a great home-base to stay while fishing in our neck of the woods (Southern Door County) check out sandbaybeach.com.  Be sure to mention you are a fisherman to receive additional discounts! Hope to see you enjoying our spectacular Door County fishery this season!

Open Water Door County Fishing Schools 2015!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…Dale will be offering four open water schools-two Smallmouth and two Walleye-in 2015!  Actual dates TBD, but check back soon!!  It's looking like May and October will be the host months for these schools!  Hope to see you at one of these great events geared to help you enjoy and learn more about Door County's great and diverse fishery!

BASSMASTERS AOY Tournament to come to Sturgeon Bay

For many years, I have known about our outstanding Smallmouth Bass fishing in Door County, WI.  And, with recent local tournaments showcasing huge weights, it's only natural that eventually the spotlight would fall on Sturgeon Bay and the surrounding waters to host a major BASS Elite event.  So, next September, they chose my backyard-the waters of Door County-to host their end of year championship!  I am excited that they will be showcasing not only our phenomenal fishery, but the area in general.  Door County is a destination for the WHOLE family!  I hope to see you enjoying our fishery soon, and although the Bass may be all the buzz right now, remember, Door County is one of the ONLY fisheries where you have a chance at catching trophy-sized fish in several species: Smallmouth, Walleye, Musky, Pike, Brown Trout & Salmon!!! 

Tight Lines,
Capt. Dale Stroschein

Read more in the article below:

Bassmasters 2015 AOY Championship

Sturgeon Bay Ranked #1 Bass Fishing Lake!

Recently announced by Bassmaster, Sturgeon Bay wins the honor of being ranked #1 bass fishing lake in 2014!!  We have an extraordinary fishery here, and now bass fishermen and women from all over the nation are focusing on making their next fishing destination Sturgeon Bay!!  Captain Dale Stroschein has been guiding the Sturgeon Bay and Door County waters for these mighty fighting Smallmouth bass for 29 seasons.  If you are looking for an amazing bass fishing trip, look no further.  Looking forward to seeing you this bass fishing season!

Click Here for the full BASSMASTER story about the top ranked Bass Fishing Lakes of 2014!

Stroschein Inducted into 2014 Freshwater Fishing H.O.F.!

28 years into my fishing career as a tournament pro, USCG charter captain and ice fishing guide, I am honored to have been chosen to be inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame for the class of 2014.  This was always a career goal of mine, and to see it actually happen is a dream come true!  Thank you to all my family, sponsors, clients and friends that have supported me all these years.  I am looking forward to many more fishing seasons to come.  Click link below for full story.

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