Door County Fishing

Idyll Wood Island

Since 1938 Robertson's Cottages has welcomed fishermen and their families as guests to our resort.  We are located on the Idlewild peninsula on Sawyer Harbor.  Idlewild is a narrow point of land dividing the waters of Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay, just across the harbor from Potawatomi State Park.  We have a large and protected docking system with the capacity to accommodate up to 12 fishing boats at a time, thus Robertson's Cottages is a great location for boaters and fishermen.  Fishing from our dock is always great fun, even for our youngest guests.

Fishing on our waters is excellent during the spring and fall.  Wisconsin is the #2 most popular fishing destination in the United States.  Sport fishing is and will continue to be an important part of Wisconsin's nature-based economy.  Door County angling is one of those rare manifestations with which Nature blessed the waters of this beautiful vacationland.  Fishing for small mouth bass, yellow perch, musky and walleye is unequalled, especially in the spring and again in the fall when the fish are in the shallows and will take to surface lures or live bait.  Another fish that rates high on the anglers' list is the Northern Pike, which reaches king-size proportions of up to 25 pounds in Door County waters and may be taken trolling, casting, or on live bait.

On the waters of "Green Bay" which includes Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, and Sawyer Harbor, opening day for hook and line fishing in Wisconsin is traditionally the first Saturday in May for many species of fish.  However, to better manage Wisconsin fisheries, season dates are often specific to the species of fish as well as the water body.