July 23, 2014

Sturgeon Bay #1 among top Bass Lakes in the U.S.

BassMasters.com is out with its annual list of the top 100 bass lakes and fisheries in the United States and Wisconsin not only

Sawyer Harbor & Sturgeon Bay / Photo: Jon Jarosh/Door County Visitor Bureau

Sawyer Harbor & Sturgeon Bay / Photo: Jon Jarosh/Door County Visitor Bureau

made the grade, it tops the list.

Four  fisheries were chosen among the top 100 in Wisconsin, starting with Sturgeon Bay at number 1.  Sturgeon Bay climbed from 29th in 2013 and 34th in 2001 all the way to the top spot this year.  The area affected by the rating is from Little Sturgeon Bay to Fish Creek.

BassMasters.com said when an 8.45 pound fish wins big bass, and that fish is a smallmouth, heads turn.  That’s exactly what happened at a local tournament on this section of Lake Michigan last year.  In that very same two-day tournament, it took 67.13 pounds to win (an average of almost 34 pounds per day).  If you want to catch a pile of smallies, Sturgeon Bay should be your next trip.  Simply put, if you want to angle the best bass fishing waters that currently exist for size and numbers of fish, head to Wisconsin.

Green Bay (Lake Michigan) ranked 31st, the Mississippi River 35th and Chequamegon Bay (Lake Superior) came in at number 84.