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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
10/23/14 2:53 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. Fall fishing is at its best right now for many different species. Smallmouth fishing continues to be solid. The fish are really feeding well, and this is primetime for smallmouth fishing.

Steelhead fishing on the Brule has been getting better. There has been a good push of fresh fish lately, and though there doesn't seem to be a ton of fish around this year, there are some really nice-sized fish. Egg patterns and small nymphs dead-drifted under an indicator in the deeper holes and runs in the early mornings have been best.

“October is such a great month to be doing ANYthing outside and the good fishing has just been a bonus,” observed Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide at Anglers All.

“We were on the river today for musky, and there were a few willing fish,” he said earlier in the week. “It’s always kind of cool to fool one of those fish with a fly rod.

“The water was a little high and on the chilly side, but the fishing was good for both northern pike and musky,” Luke continued. “A drift-boat trip down a musky river in October is hard to beat!”

Out on the big water, the Cohos are around. Some days seem better than others, but they're showing up and will continue to do so as fall progresses. Trolling has been good between Houghton Point to the Onion River and near Long Island. Flat-lining and planer boards with stickbaits are the way to go, according to Luke.

“Get out there and have some fun before the snow starts to fly!!” he added.

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 3rd annual Chick-uamegon, a lighthearted women’s 5K/10K walk/run and 20-mile bike race, offers terrific prizes and cute awards. Where else can you see happy, smiling runners wearing pastel-colored tutus, glitter face paint, pink wigs and butterfly wings?

Chick-uamegon participants are advised to come dressed to win in their most “bling” attire for this exciting and colorful event set for Saturday, Nov. 8. Finishers each receive a tiara and medal, plus there will be prizes for the top three participants wearing the most outlandish “bling” outfits imaginable.

New this year is the added challenge of a 20-mile bike race through the surrounding countryside, which will start at 9:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K run/walk steps off at 11 a.m. at Ashland’s Lake Superior Elementary School. For more information on Chick-uamegon or to register, visit www.chick-uamegon.com.

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
10/17/14 12:45 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 46° - 50° 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. The walleye are starting to transition, moving into shallow waters. People are hooking walleye as well as northern pike in the deeper weeds off the rock pile and the channel ledges.

Smallmouth bass fishing is really great right now with anglers getting in on that classic fall bite. The smallies are into their fall feeding patterns, frequenting their usual haunts such as the rock pile and breakwall. They are also being caught out towards Brush Point and Long Island.

Coho salmon still are not out in large numbers, but they are starting to show up as the water temperatures cool down. The steelhead action is happening late in the day and should only get better as fall 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.

The 3rd annual Chick-uamegon, a lighthearted women’s 5K/10K walk/run and 20-mile bike race, offers terrific prizes and cute awards. Where else can you see happy, smiling runners wearing pastel-colored tutus, glitter face paint, pink wigs and butterfly wings?

Chick-uamegon participants are advised to come dressed to win in their most “bling” attire for this exciting and colorful event set for Saturday, Nov. 8. Finishers each receive a tiara and medal, plus there will be prizes for the top three participants wearing the most outlandish “bling” outfits imaginable.

New this year is the added challenge of a 20-mile bike race through the surrounding countryside, which will start at 9:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K run/walk steps off at 11 a.m. at Ashland’s Lake Superior Elementary School. For more information on Chick-uamegon or to register, visit www.chick-uamegon.com.

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
10/9/14 2:37 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny 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. Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing of the year is here and anglers are getting in on that classic fall bite.

The smallies are into their fall feeding patterns, frequenting their usual haunts such as the rock pile and breakwall. Anglers are finding the best bite is on sucker minnows as the walleye are feeding heavily now to fatten up in anticipation of winter.

Trout and salmon are being caught at the mouths of the Sioux and Onion rivers, as well as off of Long Island. Anglers are catching them early in the day mostly by flat-lining with stickbaits

Carolyn LaPenter said the Coho salmon are not out in large numbers yet, but they are starting to show up as the water temperatures cool down. “The ones that are being caught right now are the larger Cohos,” she noted.

The steelhead action is happening late in the day and should only get better as fall progresses.

The walleye are starting to transition, moving into shallow waters, and people are hooking them in the deeper weeds off the rock pile and the channel ledges.

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 17th Annual CenturyLink WhistleStop Marathon, Half-Marathon and Festival slated for this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11. promises to be even bigger and better this year with plenty of thrilling events and gorgeous autumn scenery.

The Ashland Chamber invites you to dine, visit, relax and listen to the upbeat sounds of two popular local musicians when you take part in the CenturyLink WhistleStop Pasta Feed & Lake Superior Fish Boil inside the Bay Area Civic Center on Friday, Oct. 10, from 4:30-8 p.m.

On Saturday, the full marathon will start at 9 a.m., while the half-marathon begins at a new time, 8:30 a.m. The course is flat, easy on the knees, and one on which you can set your personal best or even qualify for the Boston Marathon. There is a Post-Race Party in the afternoon with plenty of great music and concessions.

Topping off the weekend will be the WhistleStop Blues & Brews Festival in a heated, 1,000-person festival tent where you can sample over 50 varieties of microbrews from all over the Midwest, including expertly crafted beers from Ashland’s own award-winning South Shore Brewery. (You must be 21 to attend.) Learn more at www.whistlestopmarathon.com or call the Ashland Chamber at 715/682-2500.

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

[This post was last edited on 10/9/14 at 3:06 PM]
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
10/3/14 3:39 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° 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. Trout and salmon are being caught at the mouths of the Sioux and Onion rivers, as well as off of Long Island. Anglers are snagging them early in the day mostly by flat-lining with stickbaits.

Carolyn LaPenter said the Coho salmon are not out in large numbers yet, but they are starting to show up as the water temperatures cool down. “The ones that are being caught right now are the larger Cohos,” she noted.

Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing of the year is coming up and anglers are already getting in on that classic fall bite. “A lot depends on the wind speed,” Carolyn said. “That is one of the governing factors.”

The smallies are into their fall feeding patterns, frequenting their usual haunts. Anglers are finding the best bite is on sucker minnows as the walleye are feeding heavily now to fatten up in anticipation of winter.

The Brule River is looking great right now as well. Steelhead are trickling in and will only get better as the fall moves on.

The walleye are starting to transition, moving into shallow waters, and people are snagging them out near the rock pile, off the channel ledges and over the weed beds.

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 17th Annual CenturyLink WhistleStop Marathon, Half-Marathon and Festival slated for Oct. 10-11 promises to be even bigger and better this year with plenty of thrilling events and gorgeous autumn scenery. On Saturday, the full marathon will start at 9 a.m., while the half-marathon begins at a new time, 8:30 a.m. The course is flat, easy on the knees, and one on which you can set your personal best or even qualify for the Boston Marathon. There is a Post-Race Party in the afternoon with plenty of great music and concessions. Topping off the weekend will be the WhistleStop Blues & Brews Festival in a heated, 1,000-person festival tent where you can sample over 50 varieties of microbrews from all over the Midwest, including expertly crafted beers from Ashland’s own award-winning South Shore Brewery. (You must be 21 to attend.) Learn more at www.whistlestopmarathon.com or call the Ashland Chamber at 715/682-2500..

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
9/26/14 12:44 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. Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing of the year is coming up and anglers are already getting in on that classic fall bite. The smallies are definitely into their fall feeding patterns with anglers snagging them out near the rock pile and back into the breakwall.

There's still a lot of dirty water moving around out there so just keep an eye on it and look for clean water. The edges of the dirty water can be good as well.

“It's getting to be that most wonderful time of the year,” observed Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All. “The leaves are super colorful, mornings on the water have been crispy cool, and the fishing is fun.”

Carolyn LaPenter said the salmon are not out in large numbers yet, but they are coming in in waves as the water temperatures cool down.

“On the big water, everybody seems to be Coho-crazy,” said Luke. “The fish are definitely around and they seem to be of pretty good size this year.

“The fish are moving shallow in the mornings and evenings and then pushing out over deeper water during the daylight hours,” he continued. “Fish have been caught up in the rivers, too.”

Speaking of which, the inland trout rivers like the Sioux and Onion are fishing great right now for brookies and browns. Fall is the time to fish them aggressively. “The brook trout are all colored up and are just beautiful right now,” Luke noted.

The Brule River is looking great right now as well. Steelhead are trickling in and will only get better as the fall moves on.

The walleye are starting to transition, moving into shallow waters and people are trolling for them over the weed beds and in the drop-off to the channel.

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 39th Annual Red Clay Classic will roar down the ABC Raceway track Sept. 26-27. More than 200 racers from throughout the Upper Midwest and Canada are expected to compete for their share of the huge purse.

Ashland's annual MarketFest will be Saturday, Sept. 27, starting at 10 a.m. in the city's historic downtown. The event features sidewalk sales, autumn/harvest foods and merchandise, baked goods, and music. The Ashland Lions Club will have their brat and hot dog stand in front of Moore's Army Navy Store.

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

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
9/18/14 3:28 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. Fishing in the bay after the big storm has been great, according to Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All. “The fish have been loving this cool weather and we've been experiencing a great bite out there.”

However, with much of the bay really dirty, the key has been to find the clean water. The winds and currents are pushing all that muddy water from the big gale around, so things change all the time. *And please make sure to keep an eye out for floating debris and deadheads (totally or partially submerged logs) left over from the storm when running your boat.

“The smallmouth bass are getting into their fall feeding patterns,” said Kavajecz, “and we're seeing some great-looking fish starting to school up out there.” Anglers are again snagging smallies out near the rock pile and back into the breakwall. Carolyn LaPenter noted that anglers are having good luck fishing them with sucker minnows.

The walleye are starting to move into shallow waters and people are trolling for them over the weed beds and in the drop-off to the channel.

There have now been confirmed reports of brown trout and salmon in the Sioux and Onion rivers, Carolyn said, with people trolling for them with stickbaits. “The water depths are going to vary depending on the wind direction,” she said. “There are Coho salmon and browns in Fish Creek as well,” she added.

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 1st Annual Souper Cook-Off fundraiser for the New Day Shelter will be this Saturday, Sept. 20, at The Summit at Freehands Farm, 60445 W. Summit Rd., from 5-9:30 p.m. Food sampling will be from 5-7 p.m., with live music from 7-9:30 p.m. Join the New Day Shelter in a fun evening of sampling soup, voting for the best soup, live music by Acoustic Relapse, and a 50/50 raffle.

The 39th Annual Red Clay Classic will roar down the ABC Raceway track Sept. 26-27. More than 200 racers from throughout the Upper Midwest and Canada are expected to compete for their share of the huge purse.

Ashland's annual MarketFest will be Saturday, Sept. 27, starting at 10 a.m. in the city's historic downtown. The event features sidewalk sales, autumn/harvest foods and merchandise, baked goods, and music. The Ashland Lions Club will have their brat and hot dog stand in front of Moore's Army Navy Store.

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

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
9/11/14 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
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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
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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
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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.

[This post was last edited on 7/25/14 at 4:03 PM]
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.

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