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Fish Year-Round in Sturgeon Bay!

Fishing is a year-round sport in Sturgeon Bay, offering beauty on the open water or the frozen tundra.

This time of year, ice fishing shanty villages dot the shoreline, creating communities of ice fishermen and women who enjoy the rush of pulling fish out from under the ice.

Year-Round Fishing Spots

Local fishermen say: “The fishing season never ends in Sturgeon Bay.”

Season to season and shore to shore, there is no better place to wet a line than in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Come enjoy the beauty of the frozen tundra and the fun of pulling fish from the icy depths.

Winter Angler Favorites

What’s on the catch list in the winter? Almost all of the summer species are catchable throughout the snowy season.

  • Whitefish
  • Walleye
  • Perch
  • Northern Pike
  • Trout

These species remain under the ice, very close to Sturgeon Bay, with the Outer and Inner Bay being great fishing spots for Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, and Brown Trout.

Looking to catch Whitefish? Within sight is Sand Bay and the Western Shores of Green Bay, which hold all of these species and Whitefish.

Fishing Guides

Experienced Door County anglers recommend hiring a guide for your ice fishing adventures.

Guides who are members of the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association will help you catch fish quickly and safely on the frozen water.

SBSFA guides offer:

  • Knowledge of the best fishing locations
  • Heated shanties with the right rods, reels, and lures
  • Lures and baits currently catching
  • Safe travel on the frozen bays to and from your fishing spot.

To find an expert fishing guide, reach out to the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association: www.fishsturgeonbay.com

Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association - Ice Fishing Guides (in no particular order):

JE Fishing
Email: Mail@JEFishingEnterprises.com
Phone: 920.743.7877
Guide: Fritz Peterson

Tite Line Fishing Charters
Email: Mail@TiteLineFishingCharters
Phone: 920.495.7522
Guide: Jeff Weatherwax

Reel Action Charters
Email: Mail@ReelActionCharters.com
Phone: 920.360.2136
Guide: Scott Gutschow

Lynn A Charter Fishing
Email: Mail@LynnACharterFishing.com
Phone: 920.743.6731
Guide: Mike Cefalu

For fishing info or supplies:

Howie's Tackle
Phone: 920-746-9916