Door County Fishing Charters

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Door County: 12 fishing charters available
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Sturgeon Bay
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trips from US $430
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trips from US $400
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trips from US $450
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Door County

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Door County are: Full list of top fishing charters in Door County

The average price for a private 4 hour Door County fishing trip is US $435, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $676 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Door County that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Door County are:

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The top 3 types of fishing in Door County are:

Many fishing charters in Door County provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Door County are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Door County are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $415
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $645
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $739
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $125
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $350

Fishing in Door County

Bordering Green Bay and Lake Michigan, the peninsula of Door County is probably one of the best places in the States for freshwater fishing. Throw in the canal waters of Sturgeon Bay, and you can’t go wrong. A whole host of Door County fishing charters are waiting to take you away to get your hands on a prized fish!
 
If you’re looking for trophy-sized fish in the Great Lakes, then Door County is the place to be. Huge Chinook and Coho Salmon, along with tough-fighting Walleye, make their way around the tip and into Green Bay. Some of the country’s best Smallmouth Bass fishing is also on offer. Add this to the Musky, Pike, Catfish, and Rainbow Trout bite, and you’ve got yourself an all-star cast to target. 
 
Beginners can get hooked with a four-hour trip, and there’s also the option of trips as long as 11 hours. Pros will be able to head to the deeper waters of Lake Michigan on one of these adventures. Choose from a trip that’s dedicated to targeting a specific species, or go after ‘em all. You even have the option of a night trip. The fishing never stops! When the lake is frozen, there’s no need to miss out on the fishing, as Door County fishing charters turn their attention to ice fishing.
 
Take to Green Bay at Brussels, hit the 10-mile long Sturgeon Bay for some Smallmouth action, or hit the deeper waters out of Ellison Bay, and you’re sure to have a fun-filled day out! 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler over the age of 16 will need a valid Wisconsin fishing license when fishing in Door County, regardless of the season. Not only that, but if you want to take some delicious Salmon or Trout home with you from the Great Lakes, you’ll need an additional permit too. Purchase them alongside your license, and you’re good to go.
Door County
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4.6 / 5
Based on 28537 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Door County Fishing Seasons

January
There’s no need to hide from the cold in front of the fireplace. Come out and engage in the joys of ice fishing on the rich waters of Lake Michigan! Target Perch, Pike, and Walleye and head home with a warming treat.
February
There are plenty of Door County fishing guides waiting to take you out onto the ice. Get ready for a fun-filled day on the water with your nearest and dearest as you try to pull out whatever’s biting down there. 
March
Make the most of the last chance to get out on the ice at the start of the month, and head out aboard a charter vessel at the end of the month to get your fill of Rainbow Trout, Walleye, and even returning Salmon. 
April
Not only is the weather getting warmer, but the fishing is heating up too. A range of fish come out to play in spring, so get your hands on the best species that the Great Lakes have to offer come April. 
May
You’ll see exactly why this is peak season to visit the waters of Door County: you’ll take hit, after hit, after hit of exciting fish! Target Perch, Walleye, Trout, and a range of Salmon to fill the boat with meat.
June
Sturgeon Bay’s Smallmouth Bass come into their own with the high temperatures of summer, giving you the chance to catch some prized fish nearshore. Try this or head offshore for Salmon to get what you want. 
July
Tourists start making their way to the stunning towns and villages along the 300-mile coastline of Door County, and for good reason too. The fishing has never been better, while you can enjoy a BBQ into the night.
August
With school out for the kids, why not bring them to these productive shores and get them hooked on fishing? There’s something for everyone as all the big, small, and medium-sized fish are biting. 
September
Forget the fact that summer is over and participate in the range of Harvest Festivals around Door County, as well as getting on the water for your fill of Bass, Walleye, Perch, and Salmon to take home.
October
You may feel that the fishing season is coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of fish to go after. Salmon, Walleye, and Bass are still biting, while Muskies come into their own in the deeper waters.
November
While the lake may not have frozen over yet, you’ll feel the chill if you want to get out on the water. Wrap up warm and stay on your toes by targeting Bass, Musky, Walleye, and the last of the Salmon. 
December
It’s not safe enough to get out on the water by foot or snowmobile yet, but there’s still some ice to prevent some of the boats too. Get in touch with a professional captain to see if you can go out on the water.

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How did anglers rate fishing charters in Door County?

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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Knowledgeable Captain tries his best to put you on fish. Will use him again.
Guy  S.
Guy S. Glen Ellyn, 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 was very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great time. Would definitely recommend!
Phil  D.
Phil D. Manchester, MO
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! Dennis worked his butt off trying to get us on as many fish as he could. We will make it back one day!
Kyle  H.
Kyle H. United States
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 such a great time and caught so many fish! We cooked them for dinner and they were so fresh and delicious. We would highly recommend Captain Dennis and will go out fishing with him again next time we’re in Sturgeon Bay!
Jodi  G.
Jodi G. Mazomanie, WI
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(112 reviews)
The weather didn't exactly cooperate with our plan but we had a fun boat ride, saw a lot of pelicans and big houses and I got to pull in a sheepshead. Nice fight. We could have done better on a nicer day but a lot of fun anyway
Charlene  J.
Charlene J. Saint Croix Falls, WI
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Great trip, good price and captain knows what he’s doing. Went for salmon and caught em when others weren’t, highly recommend
Brian  F.
Brian F. Seymour, WI
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(112 reviews)
Captain Dennis worked hard for the fish. Had a good experience. I would recommend him.
Kim  B.
Kim B. Wauconda, 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 does a great job with the kids - sharing knowledge and making the trip enjoyable. The kids had a blast and can't wait to go again.
David  S.
David S. Lisle, IL
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Very good
4.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Beautiful day on Lake Michigan!! Bucket list- catch my own Salmon- check!!! 😃👍
Sandra  L.
Sandra L. Cary, Illinois
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(112 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Dennis and landed 6 walleyes at a time when I'd heard others weren't catching much. Although we were caught a little off-guard by the rough ride out into open water, that's just how it is on a lake this size in a smaller boat, and we were fine. Dennis knew exactly where and how to find the fish we wanted and we were thrilled with the results. He even cleaned and fileted them for us! We highly recommend Captain Dennis and we'll definitely book him again!
Jayson  P.
Jayson P. United States
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Dennis works hard to try to make sure you come home with something. Always trying something new to make something happen. My son caught this trophy 25 inch walleye.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Very good
4.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Left early in the morning. 3:30am but there were more boats out already. Capt Dennis kept me informed on how the bite was going so we had a choice of leaving that early. He worked very hard at trying to get us on the Salmon. explained all the things we were trying. will be very helpful when I try on my own. We did land two Salmon and lost one. Boat could use some TLC. Good trip for the money.
BARRY  E.
BARRY E. Rapid City, SD

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