By Paul Schmitt
Water temperatures, as well as small-mouth bass fishing, heated up this past weekend. Door County Fishing Professional JJ Malvitz says the recent hot weather along with the calming of winds added to productive days on the water. He says the bass definitely like the warmer water temperatures and anglers are taking advantage of the timing.
Malvitz says the smallmouth bass are not in the all-out spawning mode yet, but they are searching out the shallow water areas that they traditionally go to eventually spawn. He says water temperatures Monday ranged from the low 50s in northern Door County to the low 60’s in southern Door County. The largest bass in the history of the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament was caught last weekend weighing nearly nine pounds.