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Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association of Door County
Ask any angler what his or her favorite time of year is and you will probably hear the same answer over and over...Fall!
During the fall season, fish sense the shorter days and cooler water and begin to feed up for the winter months. The cooler temperatures make days on the water more enjoyable.
Plus, there is less boating traffic and fishing pressure. But best of all, the fall colors are absolutely spectacular to view from the water!
So, what’s biting in the fall? Large salmon tend to be closer to the shoreline, making it much easier for small boats to get in on the action. Some salmon remain on the big lake with 4 year-olds returning to Strawberry Creek.
On the warm water side of the bay, walleyes will be found biting up on the reefs. Northern pike and musky are high on the catch list in the fall, as well. Surprisingly, perch have made a huge comeback this summer, so expect perch to be in the mix of your fish bucket.
If you’re looking to plan your next fishing expedition, Sturgeon Bay is a great place to start. Contact the Captains and Guides of the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association to plan your next trip or to gather more fishing information.