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FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

October 2, 2018

Luke from Anglers All reports: It’s starting to feel like fall around here with temps dropping and the leaves starting to turn. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Nearshore trout and salmon fishing has been good with water temps in the mid to upper 50s in most areas and most of the river mouths have good mudline/color breaks that have been holding fish. Good numbers of cohos around, and of course brown trout and a fair number of Steelhead hanging around as well. Trolling and casting in these nearshore areas is the best way to get after fish right now. Some days the fish are right tight to shore, others they are out over deeper water, but still up high in the water column. Smallies are starting to school up and fishing has been steady, with some days producing better than others. We’ve had lots of different weather over the past few weeks, with front after front coming through, so look for consistency in the weather for this bite to really line up and get going strong. Tubes, drop shot rigs and jigging spoons work best fished over rocks or mud flats in the 15-30 feet zone.

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Reports have been coming in that Salmon Fishing is really good in the Streams right now. Bass fishing continues to be good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  Lake Trout season is closed but that doesn't mean trolling is done for other fish. Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns and cohos. Near shore fishing and near the river mouths and also the streams for Browns and Cohos is great! Salmon fishing is getting better as it continues to cool down. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! Anglers fishing the Inlands are finding that with the cooler temps Musky fishing has been great! The Musky are very active! Come and see the new tackle including a wide variety of Musky tackle.

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9/25/18 @ 12:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

September 25, 2018

Zach from Anglers All reports: . We are in fall pattern now, where you wake up and let the Lake call the shots. Anglers are fishing the Streams for Steelheads and having some success right now. Mud lines are still out in the Lake. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. 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.  Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows. There have been reports of Cohos and Browns caught off of the River Mouths. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent but keep in mind the last day of the Lake Trout season is September 30th!  Cohos have been reported being caught around some of the inner islands as well. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. Lake Trout season closes at Midnight on the 30th of  September but Lake Trout season closing doesn't mean trolling is done for other fish. Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns and cohos. Near shore fishing and near the river mouths and also the streams for Browns and Cohos is great! Salmon fishing is getting better as it continues to cool down. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! With the recent rain we are starting to see fish go up the stream. Welcome Duck Hunters. The cooler weather north of us will drive Ducks and geese down to us!

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9/18/18 @ 11:37 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

September 18, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: . There are still mud lines out in the Lake. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. 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. There have been reports of Cohos and Browns caught off of the River Mouths, trolling with stick-baits. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between and Cohos have been reported being caught around some of the inner islands as well. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  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 using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! With the recent rain we are starting to see fish go up the stream. Bird Hunting started this past weekend and reports all said there are a lot of birds out there! And a lot of leaves still on the trees. Thank you to Wisconsin DNR for allowing the youth duck hunters an opportunity for duck hunting this past Saturday!

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9/17/18 @ 6:00 PM
db3lines
db3lines
USER since 4/21/13

anyone know how the new peir is going at bayview park ? will it be done this fall.   Thanks

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9/11/18 @ 3:33 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

September 11, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines.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. There have been reports of Cohos showing up in the Sioux and Onion River so trolling in front of the Sioux and Onion River could be a  productive possibility. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between and Cohos have been reported being caught around some of the inner islands as well. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  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 using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. With the recent rain we are starting to see fish go up the stream. We haven't seen too many Salmon yet but as soon as reports start coming in we will post it. There are a lot of Bear Hunters in the area now during the first week. There is a lot of moisture but there still has been reports of success bear hunting.

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9/4/18 @ 2:05 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

September 4, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Overall; better fishing is ahead of us as we hope for clear skies. As the fog clears, 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!

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 some Walleyes using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. With the recent rain we might start seeing fish go up the stream. Right now the water is high in the creeks and as soon as we get a better report we will post it. Right now Lake Trout Season remains the same.

Edited on 9/4/18 2:07 PM
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9/1/18 @ 3:39 PM
FISHING REPORT
fshnfvr
fshnfvr
USER since 5/24/06

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Lake trout is still open. Will be week to week before they decide to close it. got our limit( 4) in less than an hour this morning. CPR'd  6 and quit.

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9/1/18 @ 7:54 AM
airborne1986
airborne1986
USER since 8/16/14

Is the lake trout fishing still open for WI-2?

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8/28/18 @ 1:27 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

August 28, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Overall; better fishing is ahead of us as we hope for clear skies. As the fog clears, 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! The fish are biting and will bite more with better weather.

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. With the recent rain we might start seeing fish go up the stream. Right now the water is high in the creeks and as soon as we get a better report we will post it. Note: with the harvest as good as it is right now; word from the DNR is the Lake Trout Season may close early. As soon as we know the date we will post it!

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8/25/18 @ 7:58 AM
airborne1986
airborne1986
USER since 8/16/14

Looking to try the Apostle Island fro the first time next weekend. Our targeted species would be of the salmonoid family. Any tips or tricks that people would be willing to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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