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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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FISHING REPORT
3/5/15 4:05 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz 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 has been great with plenty of opportunities to haul in just about everything that swims out there, particularly whitefish.

Anglers are catching whitefish out by Basswood Island, in the deeper water out of Washburn, and in the bay, too.

“There have been lots of whitefish this year,” noted Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All. “They have been a real bright spot.”

Travel conditions on the bay and to points north remain excellent, but the warmer temperatures that are forecast for the weekend and into next week will bring some changes.

“People need to be aware of changing conditions out on the ice,” Carolyn advised. “For example, snow drifts will be melting after this weekend and they should watch for standing water and pressure cracks.”

Pressure cracks can pop up while people are out fishing the deep water, Carolyn explained. “They should be sure to take flotation devices along with them,” she said.

The large pressure crack that developed out at Second Landing is still an issue. Anglers should be extremely wary before venturing out from there or using it as a vehicle access point. Snowmobiles remain the best option for travel to and from Second Landing.

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.

Things in the bay proper are pretty much the same as they have been with a mixed catch of perch, smelt, walleyes and the occasional brown trout and small Coho salmon. Fishing remains at a constant in the same areas highlighted in previous reports, such as out near Ashland’s Breakwater Lighthouse.

“People should expect the fishing action to pick up pretty quick as the temperatures warm and fish start moving toward the shallows,” Carolyn added.

“We're inching closer to open-water season every day,” observed Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All, “but it's still a ways out yet and there are plenty of great ice fishing opportunities coming up.”

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 28th Annual Ice-O-Rama ice fishing contest sponsored by the North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club will be this Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8. The contest starts at 5 a.m. Saturday and continues through noon on Sunday. There will be $100 prizes awarded for five categories of fish, plus cash prizes for the 2nd and 3rd largest fish in each category. In addition, a raffle drawing for five Grand Prizes will take place at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Rod & Gun Club, 67032 Sloughs Lane (Second Landing), Ashland. Contestants may fish at their own risk anywhere on Chequamegon Bay. All fish must be registered by noon on Sunday, March 8. No frozen fish will be registered. For more information, call 715/685-9778.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
2/26/15 2:20 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Although it has been pretty darn cold again this week, the ice fishing is great with plenty of opportunities to haul in just about everything that swims out there.

Travel conditions on the bay and to points north remain excellent, though the recent high winds have caused some drifting on the ice so just be aware and watch for that.

The large pressure crack that developed out at Second Landing is still an issue. Anglers should be extremely wary before venturing out from there or using it as a vehicle access point. Snowmobiles remain the best option for travel to and from Second Landing at the moment.

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.

Those fishermen who haven't succumbed to the winter blues and dreams of open water are out on the bay targeting a lot of whitefish in the deeper water out of Washburn, and to points north. The area in around 70-80 foot of water off Van Tassels has been good, according to Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All.

Things in the bay proper are pretty much the same as they have been with a mixed catch of perch, smelt, walleyes and the occasional brown trout and small Coho salmon. Fishing remains at a constant in the same areas highlighted in previous reports, such as out near Ashland’s Breakwater Lighthouse.

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 Neighborly Bar’s 2015 Ice Fishing Tourney will be this Saturday, Feb. 28. Cash prizes will be awarded in five categories of fish, including lake trout, walleye, northern pike, perch, and other trout and salmon. In addition, whoever catches the largest fish will be crowned King of the Bay!! Tickets are available at the Neighborly Bar and at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, and must be purchased by bar close on February 27. Entry fee includes contest, food and prizes. All Wisconsin rules apply. All fish must be registered by 4:45 p.m. on February 28. The event features RAFFLES—MUSIC—FOOD—DRINK SPECIALS. For more information, call the Neighborly Bar, 1301 W. Main St., at 715/682-9908.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
2/19/15 12:40 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Although it has been pretty darn cold the past few days, the mid-season ice fishing is really great with plenty of opportunities to haul in just about everything that swims out there.

Travel conditions on the bay and to points north remain excellent, though the recent high winds have caused some drifting so just be aware and watch for that.

There is a large pressure crack that has developed out at Second Landing. Anglers should be extremely wary before venturing out from there or using it as a vehicle access point. Snowmobiles are definitely the best option for travel to and from Second Landing at the moment.

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.

Those fishermen who haven't succumbed to the winter blues and dreams of open water are out on the bay targeting a lot of whitefish in the deeper water out of Washburn, and to points north. The area in around 70-80 foot of water off Van Tassels has been good, according to Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All.

Things in the bay proper are pretty much the same as they have been with a mixed catch of perch, smelt, walleyes and the occasional brown trout and small Coho salmon.

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 ABC (Ashland Bayfield County) Sportsmen’s Club will hold their 14th Annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Kreher Park, Ashland, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This fun event is free to all kids ages 5-15. There will be two age classes, 5-9 and 10-15, and the first 300 kids will receive prizes. Bring your own poles and tackle. Register at the pavilion before going out on the ice. For more information, call 715/373-2088.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
2/12/15 3:33 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. The mid-season ice fishing is really great with plenty of opportunities to haul in just about everything that swims out there.

Travel conditions on the bay and to points north remain excellent, though the recent high winds have caused some drifting so just be aware and watch for that.

There is a large pressure crack that has developed out at Second Landing. Anglers should be wary before venturing out from there or using it as a vehicle access point. Snowmobiles and ATVs may be the better option for travel to and from Second Landing at the moment.

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.

North of Ashland, nearshore fishing for trout has been pretty good with some days better than others. Whitefish are being caught out in 70-80 foot of water (FOW) as well as the occasional herring.

“A lot of whitefish are being caught off of Red Cliff and out near Bayfield,” said Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, “and some have been caught in the bay here, too.”

In Chequamegon Bay proper, smelt fishing has been good out near the lighthouse and in the deeper water of the channel. If you can find a good weedbed, you can catch smelt all day long on some days. Use a super-light rod rigged with a Hali jig tipped with waxies or a minnow head.

The perch fishing off of Second Landing has been good in anywhere from 10-12 FOW. And once again, look for weedbeds because they like a bit of cover.

On the inland lakes, anglers continue targeting crappies, Carolyn said.

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.

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

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
2/5/15 4:38 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. The mid-season ice fishing is great and there are plenty of opportunities to get after just about everything that swims out there.

We have excellent travel conditions on the bay and to points north. With minimal snow on the ice and great ice depth, it’s been pretty easy to get around.

North of Ashland, nearshore fishing for trout has been decent with some days better than others. Whitefish are being caught out in 70-80 foot of water (FOW) as well as the occasional herring. Set tip-ups rigged with a shiner and a small hook just a few feet below the ice for the herring.

Into the Apostle Islands, the ice conditions remain variable. Last week there was still open water on the north side of Madeline Island and lots of blue water beyond that, so please be super careful when venturing into the islands.

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.

In Chequamegon Bay proper, smelt fishing has still been great out near the lighthouse and in the deeper water of the channel. If you can find a good weedbed, you can catch smelt all day long on some days. Use a super-light rod rigged with a Hali jig tipped with waxies or a minnow head.

“It's great fun and you can get your smelt fix if you have a craving for the tasty little morsels,” noted Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide with Anglers All. “Just be prepared for the occasional brown to come through and test your lightweight smelt tackle.”

The occasional whitefish is being caught in the bay in the 25-30 FOW range, according to Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All.

The perch fishing off of Second Landing was good in anywhere from 10-12 FOW. And once again, look for weedbeds because they like a bit of cover.

On the inland lakes, anglers are targeting crappies, Carolyn said.

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 this 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. Racing starts at 10 a.m. 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
1/30/15 11:37 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. It's mid-season ice fishing and there are a lot of opportunities to get after just about everything that swims out there.

“We've still got excellent travel conditions on the bay and to points north,” said fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All. “Minimal snow on the ice and great ice depth make it pretty darn easy to get around.”

To the north, nearshore fishing for trout has been decent with some days better than others. Whitefish are being caught out in a little deeper water as well as the occasional herring. Set tip-ups rigged with a shiner and a small hook just a few feet below the ice for the herring.

Into the Apostle Islands, the ice conditions are variable. As of a few days ago, there's open water on the north side of Madeline Island and lots of blue water beyond that. Just be super careful when venturing into the islands.

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.

In Chequamegon Bay proper, smelt fishing has been great out near the lighthouse and in the deeper water of the channel. If you can find a good weedbed, you can catch smelt all day long. Use a super-light rod rigged with a Hali jig tipped with waxies or a minnow head.

“It's great fun and you can get your smelt fix if you have a craving for the tasty little morsels,” noted Luke. “Just be prepared for the occasional brown to come through and test your lightweight smelt tackle.

“Anything can happen out there this time of year,” he continued. “It's kind of fun to see how many different species you can catch in a single day.”

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
1/22/15 2:53 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. We have great ice conditions out there and it's only getting better.

It was a pretty busy weekend in Ashland as the warm temperatures combined with the DNR's free fishing event Jan. 17-18 had a lot of people out on the ice.

“The high school ice fishing tournament had a great turnout,” observed fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All, “and it was nice to see so many kids show up and get out there. I wish I would've had a fishing team when I was in high school.”

The perch fishing off of Second Landing has been pretty good with reports of some decent-sized fish caught out in 12-14 foot of water (FOW). And with less snow, getting around on the ice is much easier than it was last year.

“Guys are driving trucks out on the bay and there are pretty good travel conditions,” Luke noted, “but just remember no ice is ever safe. Watch out for big pressure cracks near the lighthouse.”

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.

North of Washburn, the fishing is still going good for brown trout and splake. The splake are on the smaller size, so you may need to fish some smaller jigs if you keep getting bumps but no hookups. Most fish have come from that 20-30 FOW foot range, but sometimes they are in close, too.

ATVs and snowmobiles are still recommended for travel in areas to the north. “Or if you're the quiet type, you could just walk out or throw on a pair of skis,” added Luke.

Out of Bayfield and Red Cliff and out towards Basswood Island, whitefish are being caught as well as a few browns and a couple of lake trout.

“Have fun out there, be safe and enjoy the great conditions we've got this year,” Luke concluded.

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!

 

Watch a video roundup of the 2014 fly-fishing and light tackle season on Chequamegon Bay created by Luke Kavajecz, guide with Anglers All in Ashland.

~ 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.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
1/15/15 4:22 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. We have great ice conditions out there and it's only getting better.

“The fishing in general is good and the ice is still growing out there,” said Roger LaPenter, Anglers All proprietor. He said at the moment it is easy to get around on the ice and people are using four-wheelers or snowmobiles.

As noted last week, the ice is pretty good out towards Houghton Point and around the corner to Bodin’s. According to Luke Kavajecz of Washburn, fishing guide with Anglers All, there have been numerous smaller splake and some real decent browns being caught out in about 20 foot of water.

“A few people are starting to venture out to the nearshore waters of Bayfield and Red Cliff, but just BE CAREFUL!!!” Luke said. “Bring your ice bar and check your way out!”

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.

Roger said there is really good fishing right now in 40 FOW near Basswood Island off the Red Cliff shore.

In the bay proper, things haven't changed too much. There has still been good perch action out of Second Landing. Over towards Washburn, anglers are catching brown trout with a few Coho salmon and some whitefish mixed in.

The area’s inland lakes are all frozen solid and anglers are out there catching crappies. Roger also noted that the bluegill fishing is good and some people are getting northern pike and walleye 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!

 

Watch a video roundup of the 2014 fly-fishing and light tackle season on Chequamegon Bay created by Luke Kavajecz, guide with Anglers All in Ashland.

~ 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.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
1/8/15 4:40 PM CST
Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 0° - 5° F
~ Fishing Guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. The return of the dreaded polar vortex has been welcomed by area ice anglers as we've got great ice conditions out there and it's only getting better.

“We've got pretty good conditions out towards Houghton Point and around the corner to Bodin’s,” said Luke Kavajecz of Washburn, fishing guide with Anglers All. “There's been a bunch of smaller splake and some real decent browns being caught out in 20 foot of water or so.”

Anglers interested in the latter should throw out a couple of tip-ups rigged with shiners and jig smaller spoons tipped with a minnow, Luke advised.

“A few people are starting to venture out to the nearshore waters of Bayfield and Red Cliff, but just BE CAREFUL!!!” Luke said. “Bring your ice bar and check your way out!”

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.

“We've got the new Freedom lure company ‘Minnow’ spoon,” Luke noted, “and it's been killer for trout and salmon. It's a new live action bait made in Canada, and they've given the fish something different to look at and they sure have worked. The Orange and Copper one has been the best so far.”

Luke said the new spoons have been “working great on the new ice out of Bodin’s and up the coast towards Bayfield and Red Cliff.”

In the bay proper, things haven't changed too much. There's been good perch action out of Second Landing, and over towards Washburn, guys are catching brown trout and a few Coho salmon mixed in.

The inland lakes are all frozen solid and anglers are out there catching crappies. Roger LaPenter, Anglers All proprietor, also noted that the bluegill fishing is good and some people are getting northern pike 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
12/30/14 3:31 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° 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. Cold temperatures have settled into the Chequamegon Bay region for the final few days of 2014. “The sun is shining and the fishing has been good!” said Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All.

On the Ashland side of the bay, the conditions have been really good for travel with 6-12 inches of ice in most places and less in others.

“The ice hasn't really gone past Houghton Point, but it won't be long now,” Luke said, “unless the wind really comes up. There is less ice near Washburn and more pressure cracks to keep an eye out for, so just be safe.”

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.

Fishing in the bay has been fairly steady with good numbers of northern pike and the occasional brown trout being caught on the Ashland side in the 10-18 ft. of water (FOW) range over the weed beds and near the breakwall. Tip-ups rigged with golden shiners or sucker minnows have worked well.

Walleyes are being caught off Second and First Landing and off the ore dock base and marina near town in the 10-18 FOW range as well as right off the channel edge. Rattle-style jigs tipped with a minnow, or just a minnow head have been the top producers.

Perch are being caught with good success off of First Landing (the large perch have been coming through with schools of younger fish). Fatheads, crappie minnows, waxies and Lake Shiners are working for the perch.

The inland lakes are frozen solid and anglers are out there catching crappies. Roger LaPenter 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Status: Offline
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.

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