Sturgeon Bay Fishing Charters

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The average price for a private 4 hour Sturgeon Bay fishing trip is US $430, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $666 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 – US $420
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $839
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $753
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $417

Fishing in Sturgeon Bay

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!
 

Sturgeon Bay Fishing Seasons

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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How did anglers rate fishing charters in Sturgeon Bay?

Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Had a great time fishing out of Sturgeon Bay. Dennis was a great captain and had lots of tips and stories. Caught a few fish, it was great! Would recommend!
Anna  L.
Anna L.
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Weather forced us to fish in channel. Captain Dennis did a great job locating pike and making sure all on-board caught at least one. Captain Dennis also went beyond the 4 hours scheduled which gave us the opportunity to catch a few more!
Mike  W.
Mike W. Brighton, MI
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Towards the end of the season, and we still caught 7 King’s with Captain Nathan and Deckhand Tiegan! Weather conditions were pretty rough and they still made sure we caught some salmon! I highly recommend this charter!
Sarah  H.
Sarah H. Cottage Grove, WI
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
It was the most professional Charter that I have been on! Everything was first rate and explained perfectly. I will definitely do it again next year!!!
Thomas  M.
Thomas M. Elmhurst, IL
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Dennis gave us a great day of fishing. His skill and experience made it a wonderful experience!
Steven  H.
Steven H. Horton, KS
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Absolutely amazing experience! Captain Nathan and crew did everything possible to make us feel welcomed. Their expertise and swift work led us to a memorable moment reeling in 14 King Salmon and one Steelhead Trout! Once in a lifetime opportunity that our family will cherish forever!
Jacqueline  C.
Jacqueline C. Milwaukee, WI
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(27 reviews)
We enjoyed our time on the water with Nathan and his first mate. We caught a large Rainbow and a King Salmon.
Lisa  M.
Lisa M. Longmont, CO
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
We had a great outing! The weather started out rough but we headed out determined to catch some walleye. Captain Dennis was able to get us on some fish pretty quick. Caught a handful of keepers that made for a great fish fry. Would definitely go again
David  V.  I.
David V. I. Merrimack, NH
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Nathan and 1st mate Connor worked very hard to get us some fish. Got just the one King, before thunderstorms rolled in to cut the trip short. Highly recommend this charter.
Laurin  B.
Laurin B. Forsyth, IL
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
This was by far the most exciting part of our trip. We would highly recommend this fishing charter. The Captain and crew made this a great experience for us. THANK YOU!
Eddie  K.
Eddie K. Greenfield, WI
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Had a blast this morning with my son. Caught some fish, learned some good Lake Michigan fishing info. Highly recommend, wish we had more time to do an all day or second trip.
Jon  G.
Jon G.
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(21 reviews)
Randy is very nice guy and he was trying to find a good spot to catch fish for us but At least we had a good time even my son was enjoyed talking with him.
James  E.
James E.
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Randy had a great combination of fishing ability, story telling, and adaptability to our idea of a good time on the lake. He can clearly accommodate serious fishermen or a anniversary trip couple just goofing off like we were.
Darrell  D.
Darrell D.
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Had a great trip. Started out slow but Capt Dennis figured out what we needed to do to catch fish. Was a little disappointed that my wife (Carolyn) caught the biggest fish. lol Highly recommend Capt Dennis and Lure In
Carl  H.
Carl H. Ozark, MO
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had an amazing time with Captain Nate and Colton. Our Captain was incredibly knowledgeable and we had some great catches. We will definitely book with them for our next trip!
Jim  S.
Jim S. Rio, WI
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Caught 3 kings and a steelhead, another 3 got off the lines, and had bites all morning. Overall successful fishing trip. Captain Nate was great!
Dan  O.
Dan O.
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Dennis was great! He knew just where to go to catch fish! He was patient with us and guided us through how to successfully catch a fish! Lots of fun!!
Pam  M.
Pam M.
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Had an awesome day fishing with Captain Denis. Had a great trip and learned a lot!
Michael  M.
Michael M.
Big Country Charters
Big Country Charters
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 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
(21 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

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