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2/21/19 @ 10:20 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

February 19, 2019

Anglers All, located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service Zach from Anglers All reports: This week stayed much the same as last week. Reports are that there seems to be a little more slush on the Washburn side of the Bay and further out. Snow is in the forecast which can change the conditions on both sides of the Bay. Ice conditions change daily so make sure to check your way and check the weather conditions. Be aware that there is a lot of snow on the ice right now so Anglers are using snow machines but always know your surroundings. People are fishing all over the Bay now with ice conditions varying. The Ashland side of the Bay has up to 20 inches and the Washburn side of the Bay is reported to have up to 18 inches in spots. People are starting to fish the outside of the Bay but using a great deal of caution. Always check your way. The reports are saying a good mixed bag of fish are being caught! Browns, Splake, and White Fish are being caught all over the Bay right now. Call us at Anglers All and we will give you an update on what we are hearing about the ice condition. Be smart, call ahead. Know the area you are ice fishing. Bring your ice bar and safety equipment including flotation equipment at all times. There are people fishing the Inland Lakes in both Ashland and Bayfield County and they are catching fish! Check for safe ice at all times!!! Be cautious.

Scott Bretting reports: More snow coming will make it tougher to get around. Houghton Point has around 12 inches plus of ice. There is a pressure crack you have to cross just out of Washburn about 1/2 mile East of the Coal Dock where travel is not recommended with a wheeled vehicle. Be aware that the South Channel between Long Island and Madeline Island is never safe ice! Be familiar with that area before venturing out. Anglers are fishing the Basswood and Hermit Island area and catching White Fish, Browns, Coho's, Splake Lake Trout and more. It is advised to either use a Fishing Guide or experienced Angler before going to these areas!. Anglers on the Ashland side of the Bay report 24 plus inches. By the light house there are Sturgeon being caught. However, you need to check your own ice as you go. There are people taking machines out on the S-Curve and catching some nice Browns, Splake and Cohos. Reports of 15 plus inches of ice in front of Washburn now. Anglers are fishing off the Sioux and Onion with some formation in that area. The ice road to Madeline Island is open for now to light vehicles. We have a lot of snow around the Islands and reports are saying there is a lot of slush. Keep in mind that slush will make the ice deteriorate faster so be aware. The Inlands have fish able ice and there have been reports of a good mix of fish being caught including some nice Walleyes and Northern's. A new feature on the Ashland side of the Bay is the "Ice Bridge" in front of 2nd Landing which is being maintained by a group of volunteers. The Ice Bridge allows you to cross the pressure crack with wheeled vehicles. Check out River Rock Inn and Bait Shop FB page or the Rod and Gun Club FB page. Always remember no ice is safe ice.


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2/20/19 @ 2:05 PM
SuperGnat
SuperGnat
USER since 2/20/19

I had my first experience ice fishing Chequamegon Bay last weekend with a guide and it was an awesome time.

Are there any public accesses that won't require the use of a machine or sled to get out to 20-30 FOW?  

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2/20/19 @ 1:01 PM
Cheqmate
Cheqmate
USER since 4/22/14

I've been fishing the Bay between the lighthouse and Bono creek with snomo. 2 splake Saturday with several missed fish, 3 splake Monday, all 20"ish inch in 29 FOW.

I haven't seen slush, theres about a foot of snow on the ice, some trucks have been plowing trails.

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2/20/19 @ 12:28 PM
Silver surfer
Silver surfer
USER since 6/20/16

Onion River area!

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2/20/19 @ 12:26 PM
Silver surfer
Silver surfer
USER since 6/20/16
I don't know how much snow is going to fall today, I am just curious to see if anyone has been catching anything lately, might try to get out Saturday, I have a few snowmobiles, hopefully the slush isn't an issue, any current conditions are appreciated, thanks!

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2/20/19 @ 10:37 AM
Stlheadr
Stlheadr
USER since 6/5/09

By the looks of it in Eau Claire, it better get snowing if we are going to make 3" from this storm. The heaviest supposedly has gone through, light snow now.

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2/20/19 @ 9:41 AM
Aatk
Aatk
USER since 2/15/19

Captain houston hits right on the head about the weather.

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2/20/19 @ 8:25 AM
Sawyer2
Sawyer2
USER since 8/5/10

Just for today:

Issued: 2:57 AM Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected. Locally heavier amounts are possible along the south shore of Lake Superior and the Bayfield Peninsula.

* WHERE...Iron, Douglas, Bayfield and Ashland Counties.

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2/20/19 @ 8:08 AM
FISHING REPORT
Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

I can assure you living in this part of the world, the forecast never is accurate on what we recieve for snow. They often short us, and we get pounded... The Southshore and along the Bayfield penisula and extending into Ashland. We already have a lot of snow (more than what was ever forecasted). Todays storm is only going to make things worse... Challenging conditions to say the least. Bring a shovel as you will need it at some point if your coming up here.

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2/20/19 @ 7:55 AM
Stlheadr
Stlheadr
USER since 6/5/09

Duckeyes, where do you guys get your weather forcast's? I've been checking and the best I can find is 3-5" today and 3-5" on Sunday. This is what all the major weather sites show. The best I've heard was one guy trying to say we were supposed to get 8" today and 20" this weekend. I just can't find any stations that say this.

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