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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin are: Full list of top fishing charters in Sturgeon Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Sturgeon Bay fishing trip is $632, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $605 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Sturgeon Bay are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $582
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $749
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $550

Want to land your next Walleye or Salmon trophy? Then you should definitely look into Sturgeon Bay fishing charters and the ample angling opportunities they have to offer. The town of Sturgeon Bay is conveniently located in between two bountiful bodies of water – Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal connects these two great fisheries and enables anglers to chase a plethora of prized game fish. The fact that Sturgeon Bay was proclaimed the best Bass fishery in the country in 2014 is enough to have you reaching for your rod.
 

Fishing Spots

 
Sturgeon Bay is a melting pot of fish species, so whatever your prey of choice is, you can target it, as long as you know where to go. From Salmon and Trout to massive Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, and Muskellunge, this fishing haven has something for all levels and aspirations.
 

The Bay Side

 
If you’re looking for superb Walleye fishing spots, cast your line anywhere along the Bay Side of Sturgeon Bay. The waters of the canal meet the waters of Green Bay here, which makes it a favorite fish hangout. Smallmouth Bass are abundant, and it was the Bay Side that brought the title of  “Best Bass Fishery” to Sturgeon Bay. You can also hook Yellow Perch, Muskellunge, and Northern Pike on this side.
 

Lake Michigan

 
The fishery of Lake Michigan doesn’t need much introduction. The main allure of Sturgeon Bay is that it combines different kinds of angling in one place, so if you’ve had your fill of Bass and Walleye hunting, you can turn to where Lake Michigan hugs the bay. There you will find Coho and Chinook Salmon that can weigh well over 20 pounds. Steelhead, Lake, and Brown Trout are also a popular catch, and 20-pounders are caught regularly.
 

The Bank Reef

 
The Bank Reef is one of the most popular Sturgeon Bay destinations, both for the anglers and the hungry fish. This is where fishermen come for the big boys, the deal breakers, the trophies. Salmon fishing around the Bank Reef is nothing short of extraordinary, so much so that the biggest King Salmon in Wisconsin was caught right here. If the weather conditions allow, many a fisherman come out to the reef to test out the legendary full moon bite. On nights like that, you can expect Walleye, Bass, and Muskellunge galore.
 

Fishing Tips

 
  • The fishing season in Sturgeon Bay is open year round – open water fishing is possible from late March until the ice sets in. After that, it’s time for some hardcore ice fishing.

  • You can go after Chinook (King) Salmon anytime from May to October, but the sweet spot is in July. 

  • If you’re targeting Trout, bear in mind that trolling with plugs using light lines will be irresistible to Browns. For Lake Trout, try slow trolling close to the bottom, in up to 150 feet of water.

  • Steelhead action is hot in summer, and you’ll find them in the open waters, close to the surface. Your catch can weigh anywhere from 3–20 pounds.

 

Need to Know

 
Fishing in Sturgeon Bay is fun and productive, and though the bay is 10 miles long, the amount of fish you can hook is formidable. Familiarize yourself with the catch limits and laws before you hit the water.
 

Regulations

 
There’s no shortage of Sturgeon Bay fishing charters to choose from and there are plenty of local guides ready to take you to the secret fish hideouts. If you’re fishing with a captain, remember to buy a Wisconsin fishing license before you start the trip. All anglers over the age of 16 need to have the license with them at all times, whether they’re fishing from the shore or from a boat.
 

Budget

 
Because there are so many species to target, the price of the charters is often determined by the species you want to target. Smallmouth trips can cost $580–$900, depending on the duration. The price of Walleye jaunts varies from $600–$900 for a group. Ice fishing excursions are usually priced per person and are in the $100 ballpark.
 

Getting There

 
A productive Salmon season, first-class Walleye and Bass bites year round, an amazing Trout fishery – Sturgeon Bay has it all. Anglers come here from all over the country to enjoy the comfort and beauty of the quaint town, as well as its top-notch fishing. Green Bay is the biggest city in the area, and you’ll find it some 40 miles south of Sturgeon Bay. Both ice fishermen and open water anglers agree – Sturgeon Bay promises some of the best fishing action in the Midwest, and beyond!
 
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January

This is the month to explore the ice fishing potential of Sturgeon Bay. Lake Whitefish is the most common catch, but Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Northern Pike don’t fall far behind.

February

February is excellent for ice fishing endeavors and you’ll have plenty of catch to choose from – Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Muskellunge are all very hungry.

March

The temperatures are slowly rising, which means that the ice fishing season is at its end. By the end of the month, open water fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, and Walleye can begin.

April

The sun is shining and the fish are biting! In the cards are all the A-listers including Trout, Coho and Chinook Salmon, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and more.

May

The prime fishing season starts in May, and whatever you’d like to reel in, now is the time. Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Trout, and Muskellunge are there for the taking.

June
Most fish love warm waters, aside from Salmon, but you can catch them further offshore. Walleye, Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch await!
 
July
July promises productive and pleasant days on the water, with plenty of catch to bring home. Think Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Trout, Salmon, and of course, Walleye.
 
August

Want a mixed bag of catch? Fish Sturgeon Bay in August! Salmon and Trout are biting in Lake Michigan, and the Bay Side is teeming with Walleye, Bass, Perch, Muskellunge, and Pike.

September

Fall is around the corner and though the winds are picking up, the fishing is still solid. Steelhead and Salmon are active, as well as Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Yellow Perch.

October

This is the last chance of the year to fill your cooler with Salmon fillets, while Coho and Chinook are still biting. The Walleye and Bass action is still going strong.

November
Winters in Sturgeon Bay are anything but mild, and being on the open water in November isn’t for the faint-hearted. Bass, Walleye, and Muskellunge hookups are frequent.
December

The ice is slowly setting in, though it’s still not safe enough for ice fishing. Where there’s open water, you can cast your line for Smallmouth Bass, Muskellunge, and Walleye.

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Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Thank you for such a great experience. Captain Randy was so patient and kind. It was my first charter and will use him again for sure. He was the best!!💓🎣 thanks to him it won’t be my last.
Jan  S.
Jan S. Red Wing, MN
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Randy was wonderful! He was extremely knowledgeable and fun! Made us feel comfortable and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Highly recommended!
Mark  D.
Mark D. Racine, WI
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Was on Green Bay for 6 hours today walleye fishing with Captain Randy Wagner. Despite being windy with 2+ surf, we enjoyed the morning and easily caught my limit. Randy knows walleye fishing, and his rig is great for 1 - 3 fishermen. He helps pass the time with great stories of his previous career in law enforcement. Plan to contact Randy again on a future trip to this area. Erv Burbach - Sunset, SC
Erwin  B.
Erwin B. Sunset, SC
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had a great trip! Alex and captain Nate were awesome! Would recommend to anyone!
Stacy  G.
Stacy G. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Nate and first mate Alex were fantastic. We had such a great time and caught a total of 9 fish!! I would suggest this charter 10/10.
Andy  S.
Andy S. Watertown, WI
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
They are young but extremely knowledgeable in their craft. They did whatever they could to switch it up when the fish were not biting. Thanks again for the great fishing Nick, Alex, and Colton.
Erin  P.
Erin P. Miltona, MN
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain Randy was professional and knowledgeable on our half day trip. My husband and I had a nice time with him and if we come to the area again in the future we will look Randy up again.
Sam  C.
Sam C. Hazel Green, WI
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
All equipment top notch. Put us on the fish. Very knowledgeable and explained everything. I would book again with captain Randy again. Made the trip interesting.
James  W.
James W. Lyons, IL
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
If you want a boat that knows were the fish are, see Captain Nate! You will have a great time.
Mason  S.
Mason S. Milaca, MN
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Very good
4.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain Randy puts in a lot of extra work to find and know the local fish population’s feeding patterns. He was able to put us on the fish and we had a good day, despite the heat. All the walleye we caught were nice size and (the most important part) we had a great time!
Casey  N.
Casey N. Chicago, Illinois
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Day 1 was productive with walleyes ranging from 16 to 22 inches! Cap was always working to find fish and very personable. Day 2 was very windy and a struggle from get-go. We did hook an approximately 30" wally but lost it at the edge of the net. Waves started to 5 to 7 ft. so we had to bail. Overall, it was a great time, have filets in the freezer, and highly recommend Big Country Charters!
Richard  S.
Richard S. Stoughton, WI
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The weather was good and we tried at least 4 different areas searching for the elusive Walleye. Water temp was 67 degrees in general. We didn’t catch any walleyes but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. Randy had the knowledge, very nice boat and tackle. We did catch a ton of large sheepshead, perch and Silver perch. We tried dead rigs, planner boards, spinners and crankbaits! Shallow water as well as down to 23’ to no avail. I would schedule another trip with Randy next time down there!
Lisa  R.
Lisa R. Oak Park Heights, MN
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The fishing was slow but Capt. Randy did everything he could to find the fish. Will definitely be back.
Michael  L.
Michael L. St. Charles, IL
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Met Randy at access and we headed out!! Excellent at knowing how to fish and finding fish!! Excellent tackle and superb boat!! My son and I would do it again in a heartbeat!! Contact Randy and you will not be disappointed!!
Richard  J.
Richard J. Zumbrota, MN
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
It was a great day out. Randy was super cool and very knowledgeable. The equipment was top notch. The sheepshead were the top biters today but we still had a few others white bass and a couple walleye. Would highly recommend Randy. Looking forward to plan another outing.
Josh  F.
Josh F. Chicago, Illinois
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Bite was slow but still caught fish. Great service and was flexible with us. Took extra good care with my wife…we are already looking to get on his schedule for next year.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Barnhart, MO
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
The captain did a great job of trying to find the hot fishing spots for the day. He was patient, flexible and accommodating.
Jessica  M.
Jessica M. Minneota, MN

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