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8/14/18 @ 2:26 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

August 14, 2018

Luke from Anglers All reports: Fishing remains consistent with the warm water we have right now. The water is warm and clear right now. Early morning or evening seems to be the best fishing right now. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could relate to any type of structure in the Bay. Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows and also larger plastics. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core! Fishing is good right now!!!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  With warmer temps now, the Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps. Walleye trolling using crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers is good right now. The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. The water temps have warmed up and that's why the fish are spreading out. Mid-summer fishing patterns are continuing now and you may have to change your baits mid-day or you may have to change locations.  Anglers continue to report having good success catching Walleye in the Bay using crawler harnesses.  There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns and in the evenings catching Walleyes using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. Note: with the harvest as good as it is right now; word from the DNR is the Lake Trout Season is going to close early. As soon as we know the date we will post it!

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8/7/18 @ 4:56 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

August 7, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: This time of year the report stays pretty much the same with anglers reporting really good fishing! Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fishing could be very productive working the mud lines that you find! And due to recent rains you might finds more mud lines to follow if you are trolling for Walleyes. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could relate to any type of structure in the Bay. Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows and also larger plastics. Trolling has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core! Fishing is good right now!!!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....The water clarity has now cleared up and Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows. Bass have been very active in broad water spectrum from 2 ft to 14 ft of water. Walleye trolling is good right now. The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. The water temps are warming up and that's why the fish are spreading out. Mid-summer fishing patterns are continuing now and you may have to change your baits mid-day or you may have to change locations. Beware of the many commercial nets out there by the tip of Long Island. There are reports of anglers having success catching Walleye in the Bay using crawler harnesses. There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns and in the evenings catching Walleyes using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. 


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7/24/18 @ 12:49 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous



July 24, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay has cleared up!!!!!. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fishing could be very productive working the mud lines that you find! Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could relate to any type of structure in the Bay. Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows and also larger plastics. Trolling has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core! Fishing is good right now!!!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....The water clarity has now cleared up and Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows and top water baits for catching fish on the top. Bass have been very active in broad water spectrum from 2 ft to 14 ft of water. Walleye trolling is good right now. The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. The water temps are warming up and that's why the fish are spreading out. We are starting to see mid-summer fishing patterns now and you may have to change your baits mid-day or you may have to change locations. Beware of the many commercial nets out there by the tip of Long Island. There are reports of anglers having success catching Walleye in the Bay using stick-baits.  There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns and in the evenings catching Walleyes using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. Some landings on the Inlands are closed after the storm damage. The Annual North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club Kids fishing Party will be Saturday, August 4th.

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7/21/18 @ 4:26 PM
jetndoc
jetndoc
USER since 6/28/06

Stop at River Rock Bait. They can point you to many spots to fish from shore. They are on US 2 on the West end of Ashland they are very helpful. They open at 530A on weekends and 6A during the week.

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7/21/18 @ 4:56 AM
ranger178
ranger178
USER since 3/3/14

Headed up with my daughter for the weekend. Looking for a place to fish from shore with my daughter. Thanks in advance!

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7/18/18 @ 3:54 PM
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jetndoc
jetndoc
USER since 6/28/06

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished Friday 13th East Side of Madeline Island. 80-90fow. Marked a lot of fish on the bottom. Kept one nice Laker. Had a few trips as well but no other takers. Used Spin and Glows and Stick Baits. Weather was awesome especially towards the end of the day. Saw a lot of boats coming and going to the NE. I am guessing they were fishing north of the refuge. I was close to the east line the refuge at times and only saw 2 other boats so I assume they were north  of the refuge. What a great resource. Good Luck. 

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7/17/18 @ 3:20 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

July 17, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is clearing up greatly and the sediment is settling! Even in the dirty water the bite has been good inside the Bay. The water is really starting to clear up nicely and water temps are warming up. Trolling in the South Channel has been really, really good right now with reports of Cohos and Trout being caught. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fishing could be very productive working the mud lines that you find! Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could relate to any type of structure in the Bay. Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows and also larger plastics. Trolling has been excellent with reports coming in from Long Island to Outer Island and all points in-between. Most Trollers are using spoons and spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core! Fishing is good right now!!!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....There is a huge improvement in the water clarity and Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows and top water baits for catching fish on the top. Bass have been very active in broad water spectrum from 2 ft to 14 ft of water. Walleye trolling is good right now. The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. The water temp is starting to warm up and that's why the fish are spreading out. Beware of the many commercial nets out there by the tip of Long Island. There are reports of anglers having success catching Walleye in the Bay using stick-baits.  There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Use Caution! Some landings on the Inlands are closed after the storm damage.



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7/16/18 @ 6:09 PM
GITCHEGUMEE
GITCHEGUMEE
USER since 1/19/12

May want to wait a bit and let this dilute a bit before swimming or fishing the head of the bay.

https://www.wpr.org/heavy-rains-cause-sewage-overflow-lake-superior

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7/16/18 @ 5:01 PM
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XPRESS MAN
XPRESS MAN
USER since 10/30/02

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Been out on the bay the last two days, windy and ONE SMALLMOUTH! Not from around here and not sure where to fish. Have been focusing on sharp drops, and weed lines. Fished oak point and the sand cut yesterday. That's where i had one bass. 


Looking for suggestion! Thanks

Tight Lines -

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7/6/18 @ 10:12 PM
Fishfishandmorefish
Fishfishandmorefish
USER since 2/9/16

Thanks Musky Ben! Going to head down to the power plant in the morning and get the line wet!

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