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Door County Fishing Charters

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Door County: 9 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(94 reviews)
Baileys Harbor
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trips from $430
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(17 reviews)
Sturgeon Bay
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Sturgeon Bay
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trips from $839
Sturgeon Bay
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5.0 / 5
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Sturgeon Bay
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Brussels
Brussels
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Sturgeon Bay
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trips from $400
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Sturgeon Bay

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Door County

According to customer reviews, Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay, Big Country Charters, and Kinn's Sport Fishing - Sturgeon Bay 36' are some of the most popular fishing charters in Door County. Full list of top fishing charters in Door County.

The average price for a private 4 hour Door County fishing trip is $394, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $610 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay, Big Country Charters, and Kinn's Sport Fishing - Sturgeon Bay 36' all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Door County.

The most popular fish species you can target are Walleye, Lake Whitefish, and Smallmouth Bass. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Light Tackle, and Ice Fishing. Lake fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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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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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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
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Baileys Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 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 Baileys Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Dennis was very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great time. Would definitely recommend!
Phil  D.
Phil D. Manchester, MO
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
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Baileys Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 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
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
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
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Baileys Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 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
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