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Spring – Fall Fishing

Spring-Fishing-Door-CountyJoin team Silver Strike on the Fox River and the waters of Green Bay to catch trophy Walleye, Brown Trout or Smallmouth Bass on our brand new Lund 1825! The summer provides solid Walleye and Bass fishing with great consistency! If you are looking for a trophy Walleye or Bass, we zero in on these monsters mainly in the spring and fall. Our goal is to put our clients on the fish wherever the bite may be. Depending on the time of year and what we are fishing, we will recommend locations and times based on current fishing conditions. We will also work with our clients’ needs in any way possible to ensure their satisfaction!

Silver Strike has been in the guide service business, in Door County, for over 20 years and our professional guides will ensure you and your group the best experience available! Our goal is to give our clients the personalized time that is expected while using top of the line equipment! We are a member of the Door County Chamber of Commerce, fully insured, accept credit cards and do not require a deposit!

Please browse through the Spring/Summer/Fall webpage to get all the details on targeting either Trophy Walleye, Brown Trout or Smallmouth Bass. With the transition from one fishing season to the next, we are on the water/ice year round keeping up with the latest patterns, bites, lures and hot spots!

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Silver Strike Fishing – Spring, Summer and Fall Seasons

Walleye: End of March – December
For Trophy Walleye the best fishing is the first couple months after the ice melts and at the end of the season before the ice forms.   Ice out (March) until mid June and September 1 thru Mid December. Walleye do run throughout the summer as well! We will run the Walleye trips whenever the best time may be, which includes night trips.  Typically we fish in the Fox River, Peshtigo and Oconto areas first right after Ice out.  Our guides follow the first Walleye run in these ares.  We then operate our guided fishing trips in the Sturgeon Bay area following the next Walleye bite.  Once the summer hits we typically look for the trophy’s out of Sister Bay, Ephraim and Fish Creek.  Then in the fall we will simply take our charters to the best areas during that time period.  We do mix Jigging and trolling during all seasons depending what is working best.  If you do a 6 or 8 hour trip we can do both!

Small Mouth Bass:   May – December
Small Mouth Bass are pretty prominent through out the open water fishing season. Typically in May during their beginning of spawn is a great time to target trophy Bass and then again in the fall, Sept. – Dec. Summer provides nice consistent action for Smallies as well!  For our guided trips we typically fish Sturgeon Bay, Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Ephraim and Rowley’s Bay.  We run these guided fishing trips based on where the best fishing has been!  We will accommodate you in any way possible as well!

Brown Trout: April, May, October, November, December
The best Brown Trout fishing is also the first couple months after the ice melts and at the end of the season before the ice forms. These are the typical Brown trout seasons: Ice out (March) thru mid May and Mid October until Mid December. We run These trips based on the best time of day and will let you know when that is.  If you are looking for a guided fishing trip for the Brown Trout we typically fish either Sturgeon Bay,  Egg Harbor or Northern Door County.

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We offer a set rate determined by the amount of time you would like to reserve. The rate is the same for Bass, Walleye or Brown Trout. We will recommend the optimal fishing times for each type of species depending on the time of year, month and where we are fishing. All rates are based on 1-3 people. For the longer trips we do offer the option to split the time and fish for multiple species.

Rates for Bass and Walleye:
4+ Hour Trip – $300
6+ Hour trip – $400
8+ Hour trip – $500

Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan on 20 foot Pro Staff boat:
1-2 people 5 hour trip – $400
3 people 5 hour trip – $500

(Sales tax not included, 5.5%)


We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. There is a cancelation policy of 1 week’s notice before the scheduled charter – any time after you will be charged.

We provide all the necessary fishing equipment including rods, reels and tackle.

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What you should bring

  1. Wisconsin Fishing License – w/ Great Lakes Stamp if fishing Salmon or Trout (two-day license optional) must be obtained before fishing, available at WDNR Online Licensing Center (phone 877.945.4236)
  2. Camera (recommended)
  3. Cooler for your catch
  4. Rain gear (if necessary)
  5. Jacket and Sunglasses
  6. Food and beverages
  7. If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any sea-sickness medication in advance of the charter.


Our new Lund 2016 Lund Pro v GL Fisherman provides the versatility and luxury any fisherman could appreciate. The Lund is a large fiberglass boat that provides maximum comfort for our clients, while keeping the stealthiness needed to pursue the next trophy. Not only do we have a 300 HP super charged Mercury engine to get you to the hot spot fast but an addtional 10 HP kicker engine for trolling. The in-deck rod storage system can hold up to 16 rods and acts as our mobile arsenal. Along with additional rod storage, multiple aerated live wells, Humminbird Helix 12 and 10, 120lb thrust Alteraa Ipilot (with wireless controls) and many other features, we have loaded this with all the latest fish catching technology. Our full windshield offers maximum protection so you remain out of the elements when we are up and running to the next hot spot. You will be provided with the luxury experience while reeling in the catch of the day.


We provide:
*Only the best of the best rods and reels – Shimano Tekota reels and Telora rods for trolling for Brown Trout and Walleye
*All Shimano rods and reels for Bass. (Please feel free to bring your own as well!)
*Live bait, spoons, lures, stick baits, jigs, tubes and so on. Whatever the bite has been on, we will provide the tackle to give you the best opportunity to make your adventure a trip of a lifetime!

(Please be sure to let us know if there is any interest in targeting different species as we need to bring extra equipment. We cannot keep everything on the boat as we have too much gear.)

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