Where can I fish for SmallMouth in Door County?
Smallmouth Bass in the 5-7+ lb. range are not uncommon while fishing the waters of Door County and Lake Michigan. An average day of bass fishing typically yield catches of 20-40+ smallmouth bass a day. Good days on the water can provide some unforgettable catches of 50-100 bass days! Our primary areas our bass trips are ran out of include Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay Shipping Channel, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay, Washington Island and Rowleys Bay. Locations depend on the time of year and wind/waves. Spring time/ early summer is your best chance at a true Giant smallmouth bass.
These trips are STRICTLY catch and release. We do carry scales, tapes, and cameras to get everything needed for a replica mount if needed. Our Guided Door County Smallmouth Bass Fishing trips are all casting and jigging.
What is the best time of year to catch Small Mouth Bass?
We normally get our Bass Trips started around the first Saturday in May. Prespawn Smallmouth bass fishing on Green Bay and the Great Lakes is something every angler should experience! For more information on walleye fishing availability, call Jake Kaprelian at 414-484-7768 or fill out our contact form.
Spring Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Spring Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Green Bay and in Door County is the best time of the year to target Trophy Smallmouth Bass. Bass in the 5-7+ lb. range are not uncommon this time of the year. The Shallow Bays inside the cold waters of Lake Michigan begin to warm and the bass are getting ready to spawn. Huge numbers of Smallmouth Bass show up in the shallow bays and islands of Door County every spring. This makes for great fishing with both quality and quantity of fish! Casting ned rigs, tubes, drop shots, jerk baits, and spinnerbaits are our favorite way too Catch fish this time of year. Our water takes quit a while to warm up, which provides us with a long period of time these fish are in shallow offering great fishing opportunity. Angers may have to brave some cooler weather this time of year, but are normally rewarded nicely! Bass are seeking the warmest water this time of year and looking to feed before the spawn, making this one of my favorite times of the year to fish! Even with the cold water the bass can be very aggressive. Spring Bass Trips typically start the beginning of may, but can vary depending on water temperatures. Catching some GIANT Walleyes is a great bonus while spring bass fishing too! Please do not hesitate to contact us today with any questions or to book your next Smallmouth Bass Fishing adventure!
Summer Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Early summer, normally the month of June, also offers great fishing for Smallmouth Bass on Green Bay and in Door County. After the bass finish spawning, they are looking to feed and bulk up. The bass are very aggressive this time of year looking for an easy meal after expelling so much energy for the spawn. With the slow warming waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, early summer offers more shallow/mid depth fishing for customers. Once the water warms up enough the larger bass will start to move offshore or to deeper water for the summer.
Door County offers some very unique fishing structure for bass, especially in summer when the fish move deer. Targeting island complexes, offshore reefs, cliffs, ledges, deepwater humps can be deadly this time of the year. Most fisherman do not get to experience or fish the vast ranges of structure we have on Green Bay. Fishing out of your home waters and experiencing new techniques and areas will also make you a better fisherman. Every guide trip our goal is to catch fish, but we also want the customers who want to learn to take new and valuable information home with them to utilize in their own fishing! Summer time offers great numbers of fish catches on out trips.
Fall Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Fall Smallmouth Bass Fishing is when the bass really start to put the feedbag on before winter. The bass will set up in the deep water in the fall near their wintering areas. Bass can be caught on both artificial and live bait this time of the year. The weather can be a little cooler, but the giant bass we see in spring start to show up again. A lot of time live bait is used during the trip along with casting artificial, giving our customers the best chance at a true trophy Smallmouth Bass. Fall can be more of a time to target bigger trophy sized fish instead of numbers of fish.