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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
9/11/14 12:18 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Following Wednesday’s unprecedented storm surge, the shoreline is littered with debris and some docks may have been damaged.

Extreme wind speeds as high as 50 mph and high water levels in Lake Superior combined to create a 10-foot tidal surge in some places along the south shore. Boaters should watch for floating “deadheads” (totally or partially submerged logs) and other flotsam out on the water that could pose a hazard.

The smallie fishing had been good right before this happened,” said Carolyn LaPenter. “But this storm could change everything. We won’t know for a few days what effect it’s going to have.”

Fishing for all species had been up and down last week with all of the changes in the weather and the severe storms and heavy rains, she added.

Carolyn urges anglers to definitely check with a local bait shop or fishing guide before heading out on the water.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.

The annual Northern Aged Iron Tractor & Threshing Show will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Hill Farm, 39797 Hill Rd., Highbridge (about 18 miles south of Ashland off State Hwy. 13). The event features antique tractor and equipment parades both days, tractor races, flea market, exhibits and demonstrations, wagon rides, concessions, and much more. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day.

For more details on this and other great area events, please go to visitashland.com.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
9/5/14 3:25 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Anglers had good luck this week catching smallmouth bass near the rock pile and back into the breakwall.

Trollers have reported good numbers of lake trout, especially in the flats and out by the Apostle Islands, but not too many brown trout or salmon yet. It won't be too much longer before these fish really start showing up, especially with some more offshore wind and cooler temps.

Shallow-water fishing picks up, inland and on Lake Superior, as the water cools and fish are more active during the day. Although the smallies will stay out in the deep water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen, noted Roger LaPenter.

“The shore fishing is holding its own right now, but with a little less rain and clearer water things will get even better,” he said.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.

Ashland’s annual Mural Fest & Classic Car Show will be held this Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Courthouse block of historic Main Street. Come and meet the artists and see Ashland’s newest mural honoring the city's railroad history dedicated at noon.

Join the fun for the Mural Scavenger Hunt starting at 10 a.m. at Home Expressions, 116 E. Main St. Enjoy food, music, arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, children’s mural painting, National Guard climbing wall, and vintage automobiles. Guided Mural Tours on the Trolley will be at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

For more details on this and other great area events, please go to visitashland.com.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
8/28/14 11:42 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth bass were the main target for anglers this week with people having good luck near the rock pile and back into the breakwall.

The end of August is here and summer is sadly winding down, but these cool mornings have felt pretty refreshing, and it's exciting to think about the next few months on the South Shore.

“We're starting to see the first hints of the fall fishing period out on the big water,” noted Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All. “A few days of strong offshore winds cooled the water slightly and a few trout started showing themselves. We had a few nice brown trout yesterday and the smallmouth fishing the past few days has really picked up.”

Trollers have been reporting good numbers of lake trout, especially in the flats and out by the Apostle Islands, but not too many brown trout or salmon yet. It won't be too much longer before these fish really start showing up, especially with some more offshore wind and cooler temps.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!

~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484, reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.

The Ashland County Fair will be held Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 at the county fairgrounds in Marengo. Enjoy carnival rides, dirt dash, lawnmower race, live music, demolition derby, truck & tractor pull, livestock judging, bingo, softball tournament and so much more. For a complete schedule of events at this year’s fair, go to www.ashlandcofair.org.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
8/22/14 4:27 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing right around Ashland has been good for a wide variety of fish, and trolling the recent mud lines has been good for walleyes in the early mornings and evenings.

“We had another great week of fairly stable weather and classic summer fishing out on the big water,” observed Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All. “Water temps out there ranged from 65 into the mid-70s in some areas.”

Smallmouth fishing was good all week with lots of fish both shallow and deep and customers got into fish on both light tackle and fly fishing, Luke said. On the light tackle side of things, you can't go wrong with a sucker minnow rigged on a circle hook. Otherwise, soft plastics such as twister tails, or topwater baits in the early mornings or evenings will get fish moving.

“Fly fishing has been really fun lately, as there are fun numbers of fish up shallow in certain areas. The good old Clouser Minnow was the best fly, but we were getting fish on Murdich Minnows and crayfish patterns when we find fish up in the rocks.”

There have been a few brown trout splashing around out there, and there have been good reports of browns out into the Apostle Islands. The trout and salmon fishing will really get going in the next few weeks, and always presents a fun fishing opportunity. It’s never too early to get excited for the fall shallow water trout and salmon fishing!

Anglers are catching northern pike, rock bass and small perch along the shoreline. Great places to go are the Xcel Energy “hot pond,” the city boat landing and the Ashland Marina inside the breakwall, according to Carolyn LaPenter.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!

~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484, reports: Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.

Bad River’s 35th Annual Manomin Pow Wow, honoring the ricing season of the Bad River Band of Ojibwe, will be Aug. 22-24 at the Pow Wow grounds on County Road A near St. Mary’s Church in Odanah. The event features traditional Native American dancing, fry bread contest and canoe race.

The Ashland County Fair will be held Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 at the county fairgrounds in Marengo. Enjoy carnival rides, dirt dash, lawnmower race, live music, demolition derby, truck & tractor pull, livestock judging, softball tournament and so much more.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
8/14/14 12:59 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth fishing is still steady with some days better than others, but that's always typical for this time of year. Sometimes it pays to move around and try different spots if the fish aren't happy in certain locations. Live bait rigs with circle hooks will take a bunch of fish, but soft plastics are still working great in certain areas, too.

“We've been finding great numbers of fish in shallow as they seem to be really feeding on crayfish the past few days,” noted Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All, “but there are a bunch of fish out in the deep holes as well.”

The water close to shore has been a little dirty due to the recent rain and wind we’ve experienced, said Carolyn LaPenter. If that continues to be the case this weekend, she advises that trolling the mud lines from shore for walleye can be productive. And as always, the best time to snag walleye is during the low-light hours of early morning or at dusk.

Anglers are catching northern pike, rock bass and small perch along the shoreline. Carolyn said great places to go are the Xcel Energy “hot pond,” the city boat landing and the Ashland Marina inside the breakwall. On many days, brown trout are being found out at the first breaks in 30 foot of water off the Apostle Islands.

Trolling for lake trout and the occasional salmon has also been good offshore and out deep around the Apostle Islands and beyond. Spoons have been working well, as well as flasher/fly rigs. The fish are in the shallows, or higher in the water column early, and move deeper as the day progresses.

Fishing will continue to get better as the summer progresses. Fall is right around the corner and is one of the best times of the year to be here fishing.

“We're looking forward to the fall smallmouth bite,” Luke said, “but for now, let's just enjoy this great summer weather!”

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!

~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484, reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.

Essentia Health will hold its Running Waters 5K Walk/Run and Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 16. Benefiting the Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center, the event begins and finishes at Essentia Health Ashland Clinic, 1625 Maple Lane, and lasts from 9-11 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run is for ages 12 and under. For more information or to register, call 715/685-7831 or visit the Running Waters website at http://runningwaters5k.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1107588.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
8/7/14 3:01 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth fishing has been steady and the fish seem to be settling into their typical summertime patterns, utilizing deep weeds, current areas, rock piles, and structure around Ashland.

Early mornings have been good, and then the fish seem to go on and off throughout the day. If you're not getting any action, try another spot. Along the Ashland shoreline, they’re catching smallmouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours).

“We've seen lots of fish that are super fat and chunky after gorging themselves on the mayfly hatch,” noted Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All, “but lots of fish are still chasing baitfish as well, and can be seen crashing bait on the surface in the early mornings.

Fishing will continue to get strong as the season progresses. Live bait rigs with circle hooks will take a bunch of fish, but soft plastics are still working great in certain areas, too.

“You've got to love summer on the South Shore,” Kavajecz said. “The past few days have been great and have been the kind of days you like to think back on when it's blowing 35 knots out of the northeast and snowing.”

Trolling for lake trout and the occasional salmon has also been good offshore and out deep around the Apostle Islands and beyond. Spoons have been working well, as well as flasher/fly rigs. The fish are in the shallows, or higher in the water column early, and move deeper as the day progresses.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484, reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.

Ashland’s Rock the Dock II All-School Reunion Fundraiser to beautify and preserve the ore dock base for fishing and other recreation will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Neighborly Bar, 1301 W. Main St., Ashland, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live music by seven local bands whose members are donating their services to the cause will begin at 1:15 p.m. Bands slated to perform include The Decades, Badge and Acoustic Relapse. There will be local food vendors, crafts, raffle prizes including Packers pre-season tickets and Trinko’s sausage, oredock memorabilia and more. Free admission. Must be 21. Call 715/682-8277 for more information.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
8/1/14 11:28 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth fishing has been steady and the fish seem to be settling into their summertime patterns.

Fly fishermen have been having a great time, as they're still finding fish up in the shallows, and the water had been really nice and clear so it was almost all sight-fishing. As the week progressed, storms and high winds led to some water clarity issues, but the weekend outlook is good.

Poppers have been working well, but wiggle minnows have taken a lot of fish, according to Ashland fishing guide Luke Kavajecz. When the sun comes out, the fish don't seem to want to eat off the top, so smaller baitfish patterns (clousers and gummy minnows) have worked real well.

There is a rather large mayfly hatch going on at the moment and the fish in the bay take advantage of this by feeding on the bugs during the night, making them not as hungry during the daylight hours.

Lots of anglers are switching from artificial baits to live bait rigs out in the deeper holes (rock pile, break wall, structure off Ashland) and there are plenty of fish in those spots.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

The 68th Annual Edward "Bud" Williams Kids’ Fishing Party, sponsored by the North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club, will take place this Saturday, Aug. 2, at Kreher Park in Ashland. Register your young angler (ages 7-13) on the day of the party starting at 8 a.m. Bring your own poles. There will be free food and refreshments, plus prizes! For more information, call 715/209-5563.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/25/14 3:56 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing has been great again this past week! Drift boat trips on the rivers have been productive for smallmouth bass and a little musky action, which is a nice change of pace.

Out on the big water, the smallmouth are all over the place right now – shallow, deep, near shore, offshore. They can be found in a lot of different places and present many unique fishing opportunities. The usual summer holes are holding fish, (the break wall, rock pile, etc.), but they really can be found just about anywhere as long as the water is warm.

Good reports of walleye fishing are coming in from the Short Bridge area as well as Brush Point. Along the Ashland shoreline, they’re catching smallmouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours).

Trolling for trout and salmon has still been good offshore and out into the Apostle Islands, but there has been a good number of brown trout in the bay proper as well. The fish are shallow, or higher in the water column early, and move deeper as the day progresses.

According to Ashland fishing guide Luke Kavajecz, “This warmer weather has been great, and it's been a beautiful week on Lake Superior. This is a great time of year to be fishing up here.”

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!

~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

The 68th Annual Edward "Bud" Williams Kids’ Fishing Party, sponsored by the North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club, will take place Saturday, Aug. 2, at Kreher Park in Ashland. Register your young angler (ages 7-13) on the day of the party starting at 8 a.m. Bring your own poles. There will be free food and refreshments, plus prizes! For more information, call 715/209-5563.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/17/14 2:19 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing has been very good this past week. The smallmouth bass are all over the bay, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water. The smallies also can be found in their usual summer haunts such as the tip of Long Island, the breakwall and the rock pile.

Anglers are getting walleye around the Brush Point area out to the rock pile and over the weedbeds using crawler harnesses and stickbaits. Along the Ashland shoreline, they’re catching smallmouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours).

The bay is warm with water temperatures in the 60s and 70s during the day, though it does tend to cool down at night. Anglers continue to find fish in 30-40 FOW and deeper. And they are enjoying a great topwater bite in the afternoon.

There are a good number of brown trout being caught on stickbaits while anglers are trolling for walleyes in the bay. The drop-offs to the channel through town all the way to the lighthouse offer great opportunities for snagging walleye, bass and other species.

Trout and salmon trolling has been great. People are using spoons off of downriggers, lead core line or dipsy divers near shore early in the morning and moving deeper as the day progresses.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

One of the northland’s most popular summer events, Ashland’s Bay Days Festival is a wonderful way to spend a Wisconsin weekend. Set for this coming weekend, July 18-20, at Bayview Park along the shimmering shores of Lake Superior, Bay Days offers great, old-fashioned family fun, terrific food, awesome arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of live music. There will be a host of exciting activities for all ages, including the Bay Days 5K and 10K Fun Run, Chequamegon Bay Sprint Triathlon, Cardboard Boat Races, Pie-Eating Contest, Little Minnow Kids’ Triathlon, Amateur Dock Dog Jumping Contest, strongman competition and much more. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 800-284-9484.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/11/14 1:09 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing is excellent right now for just about everything, including smallmouth bass, trout and salmon, according to Roger LaPenter. Trollers are doing extremely well using dodgers and bait flies. Spoons have been working well, too.

The bay is warm with water temperatures in the 70s during the day, though it does tend to cool down at night. Anglers continue to find fish in 30-40 FOW and deeper. And they are enjoying a great topwater bite in the afternoon.

The smallmouth bass are moving out to deeper water as they do in the summer. Smallies are still being caught in the shallows at different times of the day. You can sight-fish them in the shallows provided the water is clear enough. In addition, the rock pile, drop-offs and weedbeds are good spots as well.

Walleyes are being caught at the mouth of the Kakagon Slough and they can be found in the drop-offs to the channel and at the bottom of the channel during high-sun days. Anglers are trolling for walleye during the evening along the shoreline at the east end of the bay and over the rock pile.

Trout and salmon fishing has been very good from Houghton Point all the way to Outer Island and to the south into the flats. People are using spoons off of downriggers near shore, especially early in the morning when anglers are catching them on first breaks off stick baits.

Northern pike are being caught along shore and over the weed beds. “The Ashland shoreline provides a good opportunity to cast for northerns, panfish and bass in general,” notes Carolyn LaPenter.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

One of the northland’s most popular summer events, Ashland’s Bay Days Festival is a wonderful way to spend a Wisconsin weekend. Set for July 18-20 at Bayview Park along the shimmering shores of Lake Superior, Bay Days offers great, old-fashioned family fun, terrific food, awesome arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of live music. There will be a host of exciting activities for all ages, including the Bay Days 5K and 10K Fun Run, Chequamegon Bay Sprint Triathlon, Cardboard Boat Races, Pie-Eating Contest, Little Minnow Kids’ Triathlon, Amateur Dock Dog Jumping Contest, strongman competition and much more. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 800-284-9484.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/3/14 3:25 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://www.riverrockinn.net), report the following:

Fishing has been good this past week despite the very high winds. The smallmouth bass in Chequamegon Bay are near the end of spawning and can still be found in shallow water in the Sand Cut and slough areas. Slow-moving swimbaits and Senkos hooked wacky-style have been working very well. Trolling in 4-8 foot of water (FOW) with small Berkley Flicker Shads has also been producing real well for both walleyes and smallies.

Anglers have met with a lot of success out on Lake Superior around the Apostle Islands trolling near shore for a nice mixed bag of brown trout and lakers in 15-60 FOW flat-lining stickbaits and running spoons on downriggers halfway down in the water column.

Trolling for lake trout and king salmon has also been good with anglers flat-lining stickbaits and running spoons or flashers on dipsy divers or downriggers in 40-60 FOW in front of Saxon Harbor and off of Marble Point.

Anglers fishing our surrounding area lakes have been doing well on a mixed bag of crappies and bluegills. The crappies have moved out and are suspending over deeper water with reports of the bluegills just coming off the beds now depending on the size of lake due to such a late spring.

Musky fishing has finally started to pick up and the topwater action has been very good in the hours around dawn and dusk. The forecast for this coming Fourth of July weekend looks outstanding with low winds and beautiful weather. Good luck fishing in Ashland County and tight lines to all!



~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth bass action has been great! They are doing their summer move now and seem to be all over the place. Smallies are still being caught in the shallows at different times of the day, but they also can be caught out in 10-20 FOW. You can sight-fish them in the shallows if the water is clear, and the rock pile, drop-offs and weedbeds are good spots as well.

Walleyes are being caught at the mouth of the Kakagon Slough and anglers are trolling with stick baits in the deeper areas. They can be found in the drop-offs to the channel and at the bottom of the channel during high-sun days. Anglers are trolling for walleye during the evening along the shoreline at the east end of the bay and over the rock pile.

Trout and salmon fishing has been very good from Houghton Point all the way to Outer Island and to the south into the flats. People are using spoons off of downriggers near shore, especially early in the morning when anglers are catching them on first breaks off stick baits.

Northern pike are being caught along shore and over the weed beds. “The Ashland shoreline provides a good opportunity to cast for northerns, panfish and bass in general,” notes Carolyn LaPenter.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! The Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

Come home to Ashland and celebrate an old-fashioned Independence Day! The 4th of July Parade will head down Historic Main Street in downtown Ashland at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 4. Also happening on the 4th, the Ashland Lions Club will have their brat & hot dog stand in front of the Ashland County Courthouse and Moore’s Army Navy Store on Main Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ashland Historical Society will host the annual Cemetery Walk from 2-4 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery on Sanborn Avenue. Interesting stories from Ashland’s past will be told. Call 715/682-4911 for more details. Upper 13 Baseball featuring Merchants vs. Lumberjacks will begin at 2 p.m. at Pufall Field. The Chequamegon Bay Concert Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ashland Bandshell along U.S. Hwy. 2. The spectacular fireworks display over Chequamegon Bay will follow the traditional “Fire Run” of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles down Main Street starting at 9:45 p.m. For optimum viewing, the best spot to watch the fireworks this year will be Bayview Beach. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
6/27/14 12:03 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth bass are still being caught in the shallows, but the colder temperatures this past week have made them move out to deeper water. They can be found in about 10 foot of water (FOW) in the same general area as before and can be caught with plastics moved slowly. The smallies can also be fished with stickbaits and spinner baits as well as live baits such as sucker minnows.

The walleyes are being caught at the head of the bay and have moved away from the shallows during the day. They can be found in the drop-offs to the channel and at the bottom of the channel during high-sun days. Anglers are trolling for walleye during the evening along the shoreline at the east end of the bay and over the rock pile.

Trout and salmon fishing has been very good from Houghton Point to out amongst the islands. People are using flat lines in 20 FOW and are downrigging in 100-plus FOW with spoons, spin and glows, or bait flies.

Northern pike are being caught along shore and over the weed beds. The Ashland area has also seen some “monstrous good rock bass action,” according to Carolyn LaPenter.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! The Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

Offering scenic, paved, low-traffic roads, the 10th annual Superior Vistas Bike Tour hits the road this Saturday, June 28. This family-oriented event is a non-competitive, eco-friendly, multi-loop bike ride (not a race!). Riders will enjoy cruising the gently rolling hills with gorgeous views of Lake Superior and the surrounding forest and countryside. Superior Vistas is a fully supported ride with route map, “sag wagons” (support vehicles), food/beverage rest stops and more. Some routes overlap so participants can decide to shorten or lengthen their ride as they wish. Riders can choose from loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, and 70 miles. There is also a 40-mile "out and back" tour up to Cornucopia and a century (100-mile) ride. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500.



MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
6/19/14 10:58 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing has been very good overall this past week with quite a bit of walleye activity along the Ashland shoreline. People are catching them in the early morning and evening as the walleye follow the bait fish into shore during those dark hours.

The smallmouth bass are being caught along the shoreline as well, in addition to northerns. Water clarity and temperature play important roles in anglers’ success, so look for 50-ish-degree waters if possible, advises Carolyn LaPenter, because then the fish will be at their most active.

Anglers also are advised to look for periods when the same wind direction is predicted for a few days in a row as that will provide the most consistent water temperatures. If the area were to receive more rain this weekend, Carolyn suggests following the mud lines for best results.

Fishing has been good in the brushy area of the sand cut. Anglers are having success moving plastic slowly or fishing with crankbaits and spinner baits. They are snagging walleyes, northerns and perch there.

Trolling is taking place from Long Island to Houghton Point and from many points out into the big lake. They are using stickbaits at the first break as well as spoons and dipsy divers.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! The Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

Offering scenic, paved, low-traffic roads, the 10th annual Superior Vistas Bike Tour hits the road Saturday, June 28. This family-oriented event is a non-competitive, eco-friendly, multi-loop bike ride (not a race!). Riders will enjoy cruising the gently rolling hills with gorgeous views of Lake Superior and the surrounding forest and countryside. Superior Vistas is a fully supported ride with route map, “sag wagons” (support vehicles), food/beverage rest stops and more. Some routes overlap so participants can decide to shorten or lengthen their ride as they wish. Riders can choose from loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, and 70 miles. There is also a 40-mile "out and back" tour up to Cornucopia and a century (100-mile) ride. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500.



MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
6/9/14 3:25 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service, (http://www.upnorthguideservice.net/), and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following:

Smallmouth bass and northern pike action has been excellent on Chequamegon Bay this past week in 2-6 foot of water (FOW). Everything is working for smallies at this time! Casting Rapala X-Raps, square-billed crankbaits, Senkos hooked wacky-style, topwater baits, spinnerbaits, tube jigs and live suckers in shallow water have all been working.

Large northern pike are also sharing the same habitat as the smallmouth bass at this time and are providing some great action. The walleye on the bay has also started to heat up. Try trolling crawler harnesses and crankbaits in 4-12 FOW in the morning or evening.

Good luck fishing and tight lines to all!!



~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. The ice is pretty much gone at last and fishing has been great this past week!

The smallmouth bass action has still been good in the sand cut area. The best activity has been in the shallow breaks off the sandbars where anglers have been moving tube jigs and twister tails very slowly. No spawning beds have been sighted yet.

Walleye action has been decent off the Ashland shoreline with anglers using mainly stickbaits in the early morning and evening hours. Walleyes are also being caught at the head of the bay and in Kakagon Slough using crawler harnesses.

People are having good luck trolling with stickbaits for brown trout and coho salmon, as well as the occasional king salmon. They are flat-lining stickbaits over 30-70 FOW. They are also having moderate success trolling for walleyes in the weedbeds in the shallows of the bay.

Anglers are catching northern pike on docks and piers from shore using live bait such as sucker minnows or by soaking smelt (letting the smelt lie on the bottom). According to Roger LaPenter, there is “a pretty good crappie bite right now out by the marina.”

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a great adventure in the Ashland area!

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
5/29/14 2:49 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://riverrockinn.net), report the following:

The ice is finally starting to leave the south channel and the Apostle Islands. Memorial Day weekend brought some beautiful weather along with some excellent fishing! Water temps spiked 10-12 degrees in a couple of days and the pre-spawn smallies are moving onto the beds.

Smallmouth bass and northern pike action has been excellent on Chequamegon Bay this past week in 2-6 foot of water (FOW). Everything is working for smallies at this time! Casting Rapala X-Raps, square-billed crankbaits, Senkos hooked wacky-style, topwater baits, spinnerbaits, tube jigs and live suckers in shallow water have all been working.

Large northern pike are also sharing the same habitat as the smallmouth bass at this time and are providing some great action. The walleye on the bay has also started to heat up. Try trolling crawler harnesses and crankbaits in 4-12 FOW in the morning or evening.

Anglers had a successful Memorial Day weekend off of Houghton Point, Long Island and near shore trolling for brown trout, coho salmon and the occasional lake trout. Most fish have been coming off the surface in 6-30 FOW trolling stickbaits, scatter Raps and Berkley Flicker Shads.

Finding warmer water temperatures has been key. Expect some great trout and salmon fishing as the water continues to warm. Anglers have been having great success soaking smelt on the bottom for burbot, lake sturgeon and northern pike out on the bay also this past week.

The crappie and bluegill fishing has been very good this past week on the area’s inland lakes with water temperatures rising into the 60s. Muskies have finished their annual spawning rituals on most of the smaller lakes at this time.

Target the smaller, shallower lakes with 6" jakes, twitchbaits and small bucktails. Look for fresh weeds starting that will attract the forage. Concentrate on shallow bays and weed edges on the north end of lakes and creek mouths which tend to warm quicker.

There are still plenty of steelhead in the streams yet and they have been providing some great action. The steelhead put up an incredible fight during post-spawn and warm-water periods.

Good luck fishing and tight lines to all!!



~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. The smallmouth bass action has been very good in the sand cut area this past week. The best activity has been in the shallow breaks off the sandbars where anglers have been moving jigs and twister tails very slowly.

In addition, the occasional walleye and northern pike are being caught in the same area using the same technique described above. Walleye action has been moderate off the Ashland shoreline with anglers using mainly stickbaits in the early morning and evening hours.

People are having good luck trolling with stickbaits for brown trout and coho salmon. They are flat-lining stickbaits over 30-70 FOW. They are also having moderate success trolling for walleyes in the weedbeds in the shallows of the bay.

Sturgeon are being caught off either end of the breakwall and anglers are “soaking smelt” (letting the smelt lie on the bottom) for those. They are also catching northerns from shore using live bait such as sucker minnows or by soaking smelt.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a great adventure in the Ashland area! Don’t miss Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Rods, reels and bait will be provided along with a delicious lunch at this free, family-friendly event! Phone 715/685-9983 for more information or go to www.nglvc.org.



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