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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
12/19/14 4:06 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° 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 ice fishing is very good, folks!! The ice is getting better every day, according to seasoned guide Roger LaPenter of Ashland, and is currently anywhere from 6 to 12 inches thick on the bay, depending on where you go.

As always, conditions can change rapidly on Lake Superior. For your own safety and especially if you are unfamiliar with the area you will be fishing, hire a local guide or check with a bait shop prior to venturing out on any ice.

Anglers have been experiencing good luck catching whitefish, perch, walleye, and brown trout. In addition, Roger said there are a few spots that are holding quite a few northern pike. And surprisingly, there are still a few people trolling out of boats in the open water over by Bodin’s Resort and Houghton Point.

The inland lakes are frozen and anglers are “doing halfway decent” on crappies, Roger said. He also noted that the bluegill fishing is good and some people are getting northerns as well.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at Anglers All and they will gladly 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 King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Maslowski Beach. Held on the ice of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay, this exciting event offers hot snowmobile racing action with 660-foot tracks on both shaved ice and groomed snow. King of the Bay also features raffle prizes, concessions and awards in more than 60 classes. Visit www.ashlandkingofthebay.com for more details.

For information on other great area events, please go to www.visitashland.com.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
12/4/14 3:43 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° 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. Ice fishing season has begun! Carolyn LaPenter reports that anglers were out on the ice over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. They were catching perch, walleye and a few trout, she said, going out from Second Landing and the Clarkson coal dock.

Although there were reports of 6-8 inches of ice in some spots off the Ashland shore earlier in the week, there is still open water over in Washburn. As always, conditions can change rapidly on Lake Superior. For your own safety and especially if you are unfamiliar with the area you will be fishing, hire a local guide or check with a bait shop prior to venturing out on any ice.

Carolyn strongly urges anglers to be cautious, bring an ice bar and check their way as they go. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at Anglers All and they will gladly 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 52nd annual Garland City of the North Christmas Parade will march down historic Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves at the climax of this old-fashioned hometown parade featuring marching bands and Christmas-themed floats. Start your holiday season off on a merry note and get your gift shopping done before the parade during Customer Appreciation Day, hosted by Ashland retail merchants. Shop local and get great bargains all day long throughout Ashland. For more information, call the Ashland Area Chamber at 715/682-2500.

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

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
11/26/14 3:25 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° 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 pretty much on hold right now as anglers eagerly await the start of ice fishing season.

Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All, recently remarked that the way it’s looking right now with these bitterly cold temperatures it won’t be long before ice fishing season is here.

“I’m thinking it will be safe for people to get out on the bay and start ice fishing right after deer season,” Roger said. “We should have enough ice by then.”

As always, conditions can change rapidly on Lake Superior. For your own safety and especially if you are unfamiliar with the area you will be fishing, hire a local guide or check with a bait shop prior to venturing out on any ice. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at Anglers All and they will gladly 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.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from the Ashland Area Chamber staff!!!

The 52nd annual Garland City of the North Christmas Parade will march down historic Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves at the climax of this old-fashioned hometown parade featuring marching bands and Christmas-themed floats. Start your holiday season off on a merry note and get your gift shopping done before the parade during Customer Appreciation Day, hosted by Ashland retail merchants. Shop local and get great bargains all day long throughout Ashland. For more information, call the Ashland Area Chamber at 715/682-2500.

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

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
11/20/14 2:37 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 11° - 15° 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. After getting hit with some serious snow over the past week and a half and with those frigid temps and biting winds, it's officially safe to say that we're done with the open-water fishing season this year.

“It's always a bummer to put the boats away for the year,” said Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide with Anglers All, “but it also signals the start of new seasons and adventures.”

Here is an excerpt from Luke’s season wrap-up on the Anglers All website in which he provides a nice overview of the past six months or so of fishing in the Ashland area:

Once again, it was a great year of fishing out on the big lake. We had another late ice-out and some pretty chilly early-season conditions that included dodging icebergs on the way to the fishing grounds. The water level of Lake Superior was above average and the water stayed cooler for much longer than normal. The fish didn't really seem to mind all that much.

Smallmouth fishing was great and the fish stayed shallow into midsummer. We had some really great days of summer fishing with the fish feeding fairly aggressively all summer long even though the water temperatures remained cool.

Early fall had the smallies really feeding well and we experienced some really great fishing, especially after the big NE gale that blew through in early September. Late fall was fun as well. Throwing flies for trout and salmon in the shallows was good, and though there didn't seem to be large numbers of Cohos around this year, the fish were of pretty good size, so that was fun.


Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All, said the way it’s looking right now with these bitterly cold temperatures that it won’t be long before ice fishing season is here.

“I’m thinking it will be safe for people to get out on the bay and start ice fishing right after deer season,” Roger said. “We should have enough ice by then.”

As always, conditions can change rapidly on Lake Superior. For your own safety and especially if you are unfamiliar with the area you will be fishing, hire a local guide or check with a bait shop prior to venturing out on any ice. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at Anglers All and they will gladly 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 Glidden Hunters’ Special Pork & Dumpling Dinner will be held this Friday, Nov. 21, at the Glidden VFW, Post #7300, 118th E. 1st St., from 4-8pm. For more information and fees, call 715/264-2191 or 715/264-2641.

The Fall in Christmas Sale & Luncheon at the Ashland Enrichment Center (formerly the Senior Center), 400 Chapple Ave., will be Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and enjoy a morning filled with fun shopping for wonderful Christmas items, raffle items, and baked goods made by your local seniors. Lunch will be available for a nominal fee. All proceeds will go towards the day-to-day operations of the Enrichment Center. For more information, call 715/682-4414, ext. 0.

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

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
11/13/14 12:22 PM CST
Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 26° - 30° 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. After some fabulous fall fishing, the region got slammed with its first snowstorm of the season, with some areas receiving more than 28” of the fluffy white stuff.

Consequently, except for the most die-hard anglers, “fishing is pretty much on hold now until we get some ice,” said Carolyn LaPenter.

She advises people to take this time to organize their ice fishing gear.

“Water temperatures are really starting to drop now with this extended cold snap,” she noted, “and we’ve had several people in the shop who are getting ready for ice fishing.”

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at Anglers All and they 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 Glidden Hunters’ Special Pork & Dumpling Dinner will be held Friday, Nov. 21, at the Glidden VFW, Post #7300, 118th E. 1st St., from 4-8pm. For more information and fees, call 715/264-2191 or 715/264-2641.

The Fall in Christmas Sale & Luncheon at the Ashland Enrichment Center (formerly the Senior Center), 400 Chapple Ave., will be Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and enjoy a morning filled with fun shopping for wonderful Christmas items, raffle items, and baked goods made by your local seniors. Lunch will be available for a nominal fee. All proceeds will go towards the day-to-day operations of the Enrichment Center. For more information, call 715/682-4414, ext. 0.

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

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
11/6/14 3:25 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. At the moment, fall fishing is good for many different species. Smallmouth fishing continues to be solid.

Anglers are still catching walleye, some from shore during low-light hours, and “really picking up a little bit of everything,” noted Carolyn LaPenter. “Not everybody has put their boat away yet,” she said, “so there are still a few people getting out on the water."

The Coho salmon are around off and on in the streams and at the mouths of rivers. 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 Kavajecz, fishing guide at Anglers All.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at Anglers All and they 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, 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.

The 5K and 10K run/walk steps off at 11 a.m. at Ashland’s Lake Superior Elementary School. And after the races, don’t miss the annual Garland City Women’s Expo, held inside the elementary school, 1101 Binsfield Rd., adjacent to the race start line. Lasting from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the expo features shopping, pampering, plenty of food and oodles of fun, along with free admission and door prizes. 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
10/30/14 2:33 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. At the moment, fall fishing is good for many different species. Smallmouth fishing continues to be solid, while the steelhead seem to be tapering off.

Anglers are still catching walleye and “really picking up a little bit of everything,” noted Carolyn LaPenter.

The Coho salmon are around off and on in the streams and at the mouths of rivers. 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 Kavajecz, fishing guide at Anglers All.

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

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at Anglers All and they 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.

[This post was last edited on 10/30/14 at 2:41 PM]
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
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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
Status: Offline
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
Status: Offline
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.

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