Trolling for the catch-of-the-day on freshwater and inland lakes.
Fishing in Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Wisconsin’s city of Sturgeon Bay—set at the end of its eponymous waters—affords myriad fishing opportunities. There’s freshwater and inland lake fishing in one excursion, or ice fishing in the depths of winter in another. Either way, expect to reel in Chinook salmon, smallmouth bass, walleye pike, and more.

The Blacksmith Inn

Certified by Travel Green Wisconsin,, this inn boasts in-room whirlpools and fireplaces, private balconies, and hammocks amid birches overlooking the lake—plus a recycling program and locavore-focused menu rich in Wisconsin cheeses.

Reel Action Sport Fishing Charters

Book an excursion on one of five full-time boats.

S/V Talisman Sailing Charters

View the area’s lighthouses and miles of shoreline on a 37-foot, award-winning, historic sailing vessel.

Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar

Eclectic starters at this Asian-accented restaurant include pecan-encrusted goat cheese and smoked duck and Brie quesadillas.

Trattoria Dal Santo

The area’s famous fish—walleye pike—is used in classic northern Italian dishes.