As we approached mid-July here in Wisconsin, everyone assumes we are going to be looking at several weeks of upper 80 degree temperatures and some days in the 90’s and water temps pushing upper 70’s on the surface. That thought gets us Big Fish Walleye Chasers jacked up about finding fish hanging off the deep structures of the northern parts of Green Bay. This strange year we are having has thrown us many curveballs so far on the water so why would we think that July 20th for our Tournament out of Little Sturgeon would be anything different.
The scuttlebutt among the ranks was that absolutely nothing was biting to the north and the water was still loaded with Baitfish and cooler temps. There was a solid bite happening down to the south but we all had to contend with a southern boundary line and hope the active fish stayed north of that line.
Once the boats were checked in and the release was counted off almost everyone turned south around Henderson’s Point and headed for open water.
The one nice break we all caught was that the forecasted stronger south winds held off for the day until all the teams made it back to the weigh in site.
As the SWC has proven many times in the past we all can catch fish no matter what the conditions and this day was no exception with only a couple teams not weighing any fish. Teams shared reports of fish being caught on both cranks and harnesses as they weighed in their fish.