Captain Denny's Blog

Water cold but fishing good

 As predicted, water temps are lower than normal for this time of year.  But given the late spring it should come as no surprise.  Smallmouth adjust accordingly and no doubt love the high water levels that produce lots of new spawning areas.  Lake Michigan is high enough to allow passage into the Mink River with my boat.  Been many years since that happened.  Lots of nice fish being caught when weather cooperates all over Door County.  See you soon and good luck on the water!

The 2014 season is finally here

There were ice chunks in many launch ramps up until a few days ago in northern Door County.  The water temps are very cold for this time of year which means bass will have to wait awhile for the water to warm in order to start spawning.  But they are hungry after a long winter nonetheless.  I expect the spawn period to last into late June.   Water levels on Lake Michigan are much improved over last last year.  That is a big plus.  I'll be hitting it hard after Memorial Day so do check my website for fishing updates.   Tight lines!

End of 2013 season

 The 2013 season is over.  It went too fast as usual in beautiful Door County.  But end it must as we ready for winter.  But I'll be back next season ready for exciting fishing action.  See you then!

Best day of season!

 Deb Pacey from German Town, WI fished in the rain with me today for smallmouth.  We boated three 19", three 18" two 17" and many smaller ones too.  All fish released.  The hot fishing action made up for the lousy weather.  What a blast!

Fishing report

 Walleye action is improving and should be getting better as we head into fall months.  Bass action better than last week due to warmer water and fewer alewifes. Yesterday's windy conditions were not good but we still caught some big ones including a very fat 19 incher.  Check out the plump 17 incher caught by this lovely angler from the St. Louis, MO area.

Fishing action solid!

 The waters have warmed and the smallmouth bass are feeding.  Caught some very big fish of late many pushing 5 pounds.

Fishing hot!

 Smallmouth action superb!  Look at the happy face on this angler from MN who fished with family on my boat yesterday.

Getting anxious to hit the water!

 Enough of this never-ending winter!  I want to get my boat in the water and chase fish, but Mother Nature has a different timetable I guess.  The good news is Lake Michigan is getting much needed precipitation that bodes well for higher water levels than last fall.   I'll be guiding again this season so think about some possible dates for some exciting angling adventures aboard the Osprey with Captain Denny.  Hope to see of my many good clients from years past.

End of season

 It is time to close Osprey Charters for the 2012 season.  Looking back it was better than most and there is no doubt the bass fishery is in better shape than ever thanks to catch and release and abundant food.  Major concern for next is Lake Michigan water level.  I have never seen the lake so low in 30 plus years.

Thanks to all my clients and fishing friends for a great summer.

Biggest fish of season

 Rick Levin and daughter Amy fished with me yesterday afternoon. Cold front conditions made fishing slow but we managed to boat this beauty.  It measured 21.5" long and weighed 6.5 lbs.  Biggest fish of season so far.  We also caught a 19.5" fish.  Both fish were fat!
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