Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County

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5/30/18 @ 2:58 PM
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5/30/18 @ 12:37 PM
esoxlobo
esoxlobo
USER since 2/27/13

Hi Folks, quick question.  I live in Sturgeon Bay, fish both on the bay side (Brown, walleyes, and smallies) and lake side (Salmon, rainbows,etc.) I have a cabin by Clam Lake and want to pull my boat up there and give Chequamegon Bay a try.  I would like to try smallies for half day then do some trolling.  The issue is I have a big insert that holds my downriggers, and other gear for trolling.  Can I get by this time of year not running the downriggers, and just run dipseys, snap weights, boards, etc?  I have a 19' Lund Tyee.  would like to not have to bring the downriggers so I can switch from bass fishing to trolling fairly easily.  I can still run plenty of rods without the downriggers. I'll be happy to share any Door County info...crazy good fishery, but my wife and I love Lake Superior and the North woods!  Any help would be much appreciated. 

Last question...calling for NE 15 mph on Friday, big temp drop too.  Can I still get out to the sand cut area to fish with that wind?  Thanks! 

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5/24/18 @ 5:55 PM
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ANGLER X
ANGLER X
USER since 1/25/13

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Trolling on Chequamegon Bay was great this week with many fish being caught off planer boards and downriggers 10 -20 feet down.  The fish were generally smaller but the action made up for it.  Species caught include mostly coho and browns, but managed one king salmon, a whitefish and a lake trout.  Brightly colored baits worked well and anything with orange was best. Most of our fish were caught trolling between Long Island and Hougton Point.  We marked bait constantly on the Humminbird which was key to locating game fish.  Here is a short video showing some of the action!


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5/23/18 @ 2:39 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

Ashland Fishing Report May 23, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers all reports: Everything is happening right now and fishing has been turned on in the Bay. Small Mouth are in pre-spawn primarily in the Sand Cut, Brush Point, Oak Point Area. Along with the Small Mouth you will find Walleyes, Northerns, and Perch. People are fishing for Northerns on the Ashland shoreline. Trout and Salmon trolling has been productive, mainly in the channel and from Washburn north using shallow running stick baits. This is the time we wait for!!!!!   Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Trolling on the surface has been great in the Chequamegon Bay. the water temps are starting to warm up. there have been some nice Northerns and Sturgeons being caught. The Bass are getting up in the shallower water. Near Shore fishing has bee great. River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland where you can stop in and see their wide variety of live bait, fishing tackle, gear, accessories, fresh and smoked fish from Lake Superior, local meat sticks, and microbrews, and much more. River Rock now carries bait from a local manufacturing company, Bait Rigs Tackle Company in Ashland, owned by Tony and Sara Brown! Call them at 715/682-3232 for the most current fishing report.

05/24/2018
Fisherman and Veterans! The North Wisconsin Rod and Gun Club is looking for disabled or Wounded Warrior Veterans who would like a chance to spend a day outdoors fishing on lake superior. We are also lookinf for anglers who are willing to give diabled Veterans a chance to spend the day outdoors. Pairings will be based upon the physical capabilities of the Veterans. Some boats have wheel chair capabilities. Fishing will take place from 7am-2pm. Following there will be a lunch at the North Wisconsin Rod and Gun Club clubhouse, located at 2nd Landing, Reykdal Rd, on the East side of Ashland. Veterans and fishermen, please call or email 715-373-6137, kevin.johnson@bayfieldcounty.org or 715-682-7011, thomasschwiesow@co.ashland.wi.us.

05/25/ 2018
CALLING ALL FISHERWOMEN! The 2nd Annual Powder Puff Fishing contest. You can register your boat at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop or at the Neighborly Bar. Registration is $30.00 per Boat. All boats must be registered by 9:00 pm Thursday, May 24th. 100% payback for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. In addition the woman catching the biggest fish will receive a Sterling Silver Whitefish necklace and matching earrings. Fishing begins anytime Friday. Women must reel and net all fish. No help from the Captain or his male crew.

Registration of fish caught will take place at the Neighborly Bar. All fish must be to the bar by 5:00 pm (4:45 Bar time.)
If you have any questions please contact River Rock Inn & Bait Shop @ 715-682-3232 or the Neighborly Bar at 715-682-9908.  "Anything Men Can Catch, Women Can Catch Bigger" 

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5/22/18 @ 6:34 PM
Silver surfer
Silver surfer
USER since 6/20/16

Oh jeez you will probably have to edit my comments!

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5/22/18 @ 6:33 PM
Silver surfer
Silver surfer
USER since 6/20/16

Forget those stupid minnows!is anyone out trolling?

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5/17/18 @ 9:54 AM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

Smelt Report, May 17, 2018

The local Smelters said the Smelt are most likely still running on the shores of Chequamegon Bay but it was tough getting out last night due to strong winds. It has been close to a week now and usually the Smelt run for 10 to 14 days but it’s all about Mother Nature. Keep checking!!

If you are a drop-net Smelter, please note that the dock at Bayview Park is closed off due to storm damage and reconstruction.


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5/15/18 @ 1:49 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Smelt Report, May 15, 2018

The Smelt are still running on the shores of Chequamegon Bay as of today. We are in the 5th day of reports of the Smelt running. Usually the Smelt run for 10 days but it’s all about Mother Nature.

If you are a drop-net smelter, please note that the dock at Bayview Park is closed off due to storm damage and reconstruction.


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5/15/18 @ 12:34 PM
DryGunpowder
DryGunpowder
USER since 2/21/18

Seining was off to a very slow start around 10 PM with heaviest run around midnight; then 5 gallon buckets filled with every 'pull'. Easily 'maxed out' after 15-30 minutes.....good season but very late. Good luck! 

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5/10/18 @ 9:27 AM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waning Crescent

Smelt Report, May 10, 2018
The ice is mostly out now!!! Finally! However, there are still some chunks hanging around the shoreline here and there. The Hot Pond is open and Bayview beach is mostly open. There was a report that a ½ bucket was brought in last night. Looks like a very slow start. We will keep you posted.

If you are a drop-net smelter, please note that the dock at Bayview Park is closed off due to storm damage and reconstruction.


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