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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/30/15 11:58 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º 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. Summer smallmouth fishing has been sweet! The fish have settled 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, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours).
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.
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.
Wind direction and strength are key factors to take into account when deciding where to fish, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All on U.S. Hwy. 2 East in Ashland.
Brown trout tend to move to the inside of the bay on days when the wind is coming from the south, she said. “People are catching them along with walleye while trolling the edges of the channel.” Browns and lakers are being caught by trollers using mainly spoons, spin-and-glows and mayflies.
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 69th Annual Edward “Bud” Williams Kids’ Fishing Party – sponsored by the North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club – will be held at Kreher Park in Ashland on Saturday, Aug. 1. Register your young angler (ages 7-13) on the day of the party starting at 8 a.m. Bring your own poles. There will be free food and refreshments, plus prizes! For more information, call 715/209-5563.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/16/15 2:01 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º 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. Summer smallmouth fishing is in full swing!
“On spinning tackle, small soft jerk baits rigged on light jigs work well to find active fish,” said Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide with Anglers All in Ashland. “On the fly fishing side, it's hard to beat a Clouser Minnow right now, but big, white baitfish patterns like the Murdich Minnow have been great when the water is rough.”
As for trout, browns and lakers are being caught by trollers using mainly spoons, spin-and-glows and mayflies, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All.
“On the days with south winds, quite often the browns have been moving to the inside of the bay,” she noted. “People are catching them along with walleye while trolling the edges of the channel.”
She explained that this is due to the drop in water temperature that accompanies the wind coming from the south and blowing the warmer water away from shore.
“It sounds like the lake trout fishing has been pretty darn good out in the Apostle Islands,” observed Luke. “And there're still reports of Hex hatching on the upper stretches of the Brule.”
Carolyn said anglers have told her they “are having the best lake trout fishing season this year they’ve ever had.”
“Get out there and fish and enjoy summer!” Luke exhorted.
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.
One of the northland’s most popular summer events, Ashland’s annual Bay Days Festival is a wonderful way to spend a Wisconsin weekend. Set for July 17-19, Bay Days offers great, old-fashioned family fun with exciting activities for all ages!
Held at Ashland’s Bayview Park along the shimmering shores of Lake Superior, Bay Days also features delicious food, arts & crafts, a strongman competition, live music and entertainment, a pie-eating contest, and much more!
Back this year by popular demand is the Bay Area Battle of the Bands at 7 p.m. on Friday. And don’t miss the cute but competitive Amateur Dock Dog Jumping Contest at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Bayview Beach. Dogs will be judged on the distance or length of their leaps off of a dock into Chequamegon Bay.
Kids will love the Baby Crawl, Toddler Run, Big Wheel and Cardboard Boat races, and Strongest Bam-Bam on the Bay contest, not to mention the face painting and free 4-H activities.
Additional activities and attractions at the 2015 Bay Days include the Army National Guard climbing wall and RE/MAX By the Bay hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) on Friday, the Strongest Man on the Bay competition and tae kwon do demonstration Saturday afternoon, and the Little Minnow Kids’ Triathlon on Sunday afternoon. To find out more, visit www.baydays.com!

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/9/15 4:08 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º 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. Smallmouth fishing has been steady and the bass have transitioned nicely into their summer fishing patterns.
“The weather has been up and down lately, with a nice stretch of good weather followed by storms and wind,” observed Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide with Anglers All in Ashland.
“This time of year, the fish are located on rockpiles, current points and deep edges. Structures in and around Ashland hold fish as well,” Luke noted.
The walleye have remained in the bay and the fishing is still good in the drop-offs into the channel and over the weedbeds and humps.
As for trout, browns and lakers are being caught by trollers using mainly spoons, spin-and-glows and mayflies, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All.
“There have been reports of good trout fishing out into the Apostle Islands with some really nice fish being caught recently,” said Luke. “We've even seen a few schools of brown trout roaming around some of the smallmouth spots, chasing baitfish early in the morning.”
“People are telling us they are having the best lake trout fishing season this year they’ve ever had,” Carolyn added.
Meanwhile, the streams continue to fish pretty well. Anglers are using overall-type imitators or wet flies like a pass lake, Carolyn said.
“On spinning tackle, small soft jerk baits rigged on light jigs work well to find active fish,” Luke said. “On the fly fishing side, it's hard to beat a Clouser Minnow right now, but big, white baitfish patterns like the Murdich Minnow have been great when the water is rough.”
As far as daytime hatches, there’s always a caddis hatch. Many anglers are having good results fishing a dry fly as an indicator with a nymph dropper, Carolyn said.
The Hex hatch continues on warm nights along the White and Brule rivers. (For the uninitiated, “the Hex hatch” refers to the emergence of Hexagenia limbata or mayflies, a favorite treat for trout.)
“The fish will go through feeding windows this time of year,” Luke explained, “so if you're not getting a bite, either wait them out or switch spots and look for active fish.”
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.
Celebrate the centennial of Ashland Harbor’s Breakwater Light and the newest lighthouse in the national park system on Saturday, July 11. Come witness the official transfer of the Breakwater Light from the U.S. Coast Guard to the National Park Service. The event will feature an opening ceremony, live music by Big Top Chautauqua founder Warren Nelson, a sailboat parade, outdoor movie, and much more! Ashland’s Historical Society Museum is also planning a weekend of special activities July 11-12 in honor of the lighthouse centennial, including an art display and historical re-enactment.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
7/2/15 4:31 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º 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. Fishing in the bay continues to be very good!
Anglers are finding smallmouth bass in the shallows around structures and in the deeper summer haunts. “Everything depends on wind direction and current,” noted Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland.
There are plenty of walleye around in the drop-offs into the channel and over the weed beds. “People have been getting 30-plus-inch walleye,” Carolyn said.
As for trout, browns and lakers are being caught by trollers, often times in 20 to 30 foot of water. “That can continue all day depending on high sun or cloudiness,” added Carolyn.
She said those after trout are trolling mainly with spoons, spin-and-glows and mayflies. There was an approximately 45-pound lake trout caught last weekend by Outer Island.
“There are some monsters around!” Carolyn enthused.
There also have been reports of some decent perch action by Fish Creek Slough.
Meanwhile, the streams continue to fish pretty well. As far as daytime hatches, there’s always a caddis hatch.
“Many people are fishing a dry fly as an indicator with a nymph dropper,” Carolyn said. “The Hex hatch has been happening, which is a nighttime hatch so take a nap. That’s been going on along the White and the Brule rivers.”
(For the uninitiated, “the Hex hatch” refers to the emergence of Hexagenia limbata or mayflies, a favorite treat for trout.)
Carolyn said a lot of nice northern pike have been caught by people trolling for walleyes over the weeds and the humps out in the bay.
She explained that this time of the year walleye, bass, northern pike and other species tend to “all hang in the same places” because they are “all following the bait fish.”
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.
Celebrate an old-fashioned Independence Day in Ashland on Saturday, July 4. The festivities begin with a large parade down historic Main Street at 11 a.m. Other activities include a Cemetery Walk at St. Agnes Cemetery from 2-4 p.m. and a band concert at 8 p.m. in the bandshell on U.S. Hwy. 2.
The traditional “Fire Run” at 9:45 p.m. features fire trucks, police cars, wreckers, and sheriff’s department vehicles all zooming down Main Street with lights flashing and sirens sounding. Ashland’s Fourth will be topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over Chequamegon Bay at approximately 10 p.m.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
6/25/15 1:29 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° 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 smallmouth fishing is great with plenty of fish around, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water.
“There are still a bunch of smallmouth up shallow,” noted Luke Kavajecz, guide with Anglers All in Ashland, “but there are a few fish venturing out into the usual summer haunts.”
Everything is in transition now with some fish starting to move away from the shoreline, according to Carolyn Swartz, Anglers All co-owner. “The warm-water fishery has turned on out in the bay.”
She explained that this time of the year walleye, bass, northern pike and other species tend to “all hang in the same places” because they are “all following the bait fish.”
“Folks after walleye are working the edges of the channel and sometimes the bottom of the channel during high-sun days,” said Carolyn. “The humps have been holding some fish as well.”
She said anglers are still getting a few walleyes out by the rock pile, and over the weedbeds using crawler harnesses and stickbaits.
“Sometimes it's better to move around a little more this time of year if you're not finding fish,” Luke said. “Fish should still be shallow for another couple of weeks and then the deep bite will be on.”
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, http://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 most exhilarating cycling tours in the Midwest takes riders on a picturesque woodland adventure featuring sweeping panoramic views of Lake Superior. A certified Travel Green Wisconsin event, the 11th annual Superior Vistas Bike Tour hits the road on Saturday, June 27.
This family-oriented bike tour is a non-competitive, eco-friendly, multi-loop bike ride (not a race) that is presented by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, Washburn Chamber of Commerce and North Coast Cycling Association.
Superior Vistas is a fully supported ride with route map, “sag wagons” (support vehicles), signs, toilet facilities, and food/beverage rest stops along the way and at the finish. Some routes overlap so participants can decide to shorten or lengthen their ride as they wish. Riders can choose from loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, and 70 miles. There is also a 40-mile "out and back" tour up to Cornucopia and a century (100-mile) ride.
For more information or to register, go to http://www.superiorvistas.org.

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keepers
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Joined: 12/2/2003
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FISHING REPORT
6/24/15 9:23 AM CST
Caught some great pike. Recorded some great underwater footage of the pike chasing the camera and trying to bite it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYxmvZNkemU&feature=youtu.be

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
6/19/15 9:11 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° 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 smallmouth fishing remains steady with plenty of fish around. You can sight-fish them in the shallows if the water is clear, and the rock pile, drop-offs and weedbeds are good spots as well.
The smallmouth bass are all over the bay, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water. They are pretty much all in post-spawn mode now.
“The walleyes are in transition now,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland. “They are starting to move away from the shoreline so people will have to look for them out in the deeper water.”
Folks are still getting some walleyes at the mouth of the Kakagon Slough, out by the rock pile, and over the weedbeds using crawler harnesses and stickbaits. They can be found in the drop-offs to the channel and at the bottom of the channel during high-sun days.
Trolling for trout and salmon has been decent offshore and out into the Apostle Islands, but there has been the occasional 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.
Northern pike are being caught along shore and over the weed beds. “The Ashland shoreline provides a good opportunity to cast for northerns, panfish and bass in general,” noted Carolyn.
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.

One of the most exhilarating cycling tours in the Midwest takes riders on a picturesque woodland adventure featuring sweeping panoramic views of Lake Superior. A certified Travel Green Wisconsin event, the 11th annual Superior Vistas Bike Tour hits the road on Saturday, June 27.
This family-oriented bike tour is a non-competitive, eco-friendly, multi-loop bike ride (not a race) that is presented by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, Washburn Chamber of Commerce and North Coast Cycling Association. Many riders come back year after year to enjoy Superior Vistas’ scenic, paved, low-traffic roads and cruise the gently rolling hills with gorgeous views of Lake Superior and the surrounding forest and countryside.
Superior Vistas is a fully supported ride with route map, “sag wagons” (support vehicles), signs, toilet facilities, and food/beverage rest stops along the way and at the finish. Some routes overlap so participants can decide to shorten or lengthen their ride as they wish. Riders can choose from loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, and 70 miles. There is also a 40-mile "out and back" tour up to Cornucopia and a century (100-mile) ride.
In addition, new this year is a 10-mile off-road loop that follows the Brownstone Mountain Bike Race course. The route then changes to gravel, switches to a hard surface and finally a dirt trail to finish. It includes a rest stop at the Bayview Town Hall plus lots of stunning Lake Superior scenery.
For more information or to register, go to www.superiorvistas.org.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
6/11/15 1:39 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° 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 smallmouth fishing continues to be amazing with large numbers of fish around. They are biting on flies, plastics and minnows – just about everything is working right now, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland.
Folks are getting walleye at the mouth of the Kakagon Slough, around the Brush Point area out to the rock pile, and over the weedbeds using crawler harnesses and stickbaits. Along the Ashland shoreline, in addition to smallies, they’re catching northern pike, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours).
“Real early morning and night fishing have been more productive for walleye than the middle of the day,” Carolyn noted. “However, if it’s a cloudy day, then the middle of the day could be good, too,” she added.
The smallmouth bass are all over the bay, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water. They are pretty much in post-spawn mode now.
“We've had a few great days of weather out there with calm winds and warm temperatures,” said Anglers All fishing guide Luke Kavajecz. “In fact, it was downright hot out there!”
“The fish have really responded well and we've had a great time on the water the past few days,” he continued. “The topwater bite has been great, turning on in the afternoon into the evening, and all kinds of other techniques are working, too.”
The same spots where you’ll find walleye and bass loitering are the areas where anglers have been catching a good number of northerns. The northern pike are still hanging around in the shallows and if you’re fishing from shore there has been some perch and northern activity off the base of the former ore dock.
“Northerns are being caught at the head of the bay all the way out to the breakwall as well as at Brush Point and in the Sand Cut,” Carolyn said.
Trolling for trout and salmon has been good offshore and out into the Apostle Islands, but there has been the occasional 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.
Carolyn advises those in search of brown trout that they seem to be found more on the Washburn side of the bay and through the channel as they follow the bait fish.
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.
If gliding along smooth pavement through scenic woodlands offering breathtaking lakeshore views sounds like your idea of skating heaven, the Apostle Islands Inline Marathon is the perfect event for you.
Held each June on beautiful Madeline Island, the largest in the Lake Superior Apostle Islands chain, this unique race is the vacation destination inline marathon in the United States! Hundreds of inline skaters travel from all over North America to visit this island getaway surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lake.
Sponsored by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, registration is in full swing for the 2015 Apostle Islands Inline set for Saturday, June 20. This popular northern Wisconsin event’s 8.7-mile looped course features a combination of flats, curves, straightaways and two hairpin turns.
For more information or to register, go to www.apostleislandsinline.com.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
6/5/15 9:29 AM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 51° - 55° 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 smallmouth fishing has been fantastic with great numbers of fish around. The smallies are biting on flies, plastics and minnows – just about everything is working on them right now, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland.
The water has warmed up nicely and the weather has been cooperating for the most part. The fish are all over the place. Some spots are holding more than others, but they're not too hard to find right now.
“The topwater fishing has been really good,” commented Anglers All fishing guide Luke Kavajecz, “and most of the fish we've had in the last few days have come on top, which is really fun.
“It’s nice to see good numbers of fish that are already done spawning,” Luke continued, “and we've also seen a new group of fish move into the shallows in the last day or so.”
Walleyes are very active both at the head of Chequamegon Bay and out around Brush Point. Trolling the shallows with crawler harnesses is the most common method being employed at the moment. For the deeper water in the drop-offs into the channel, anglers are using stickbaits.
“Lots of guys are fishing walleyes at the head of the Kakagon and seem to be doing well,” noted Luke.
“Real early morning and night fishing have been more productive for walleye than the middle of the day,” Carolyn said. “However, if it’s a cloudy day, then the middle of the day could be good, too,” she added.
She said that people are still trolling and casting for some walleye at the mouth of Fish Creek slough during the low-light hours using shallow-running stickbaits and that jigging with leeches has been working, too.
The same places where the walleye and bass are hanging out are the locations where anglers have been catching a good number of northerns. The northern pike are hanging around in the shallows and for those who like to fish from shore there has been perch and northern activity off the old ore dock.
“Northerns are being caught at the head of the bay all the way out to the breakwall as well as at Brush Point and in the Sand Cut,” Carolyn said.
She advises those in search of brown trout that they seem to be more on the Washburn side of the bay and through the channel as they follow the bait fish. “The occasional brown is being caught by guys trolling for walleye,” she noted.
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 annual Kids’ Fishing Day at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Hwy. G, will be this Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rods, reels, and bait are all provided, as well as a free lunch. There will also be games and prizes, so don’t miss out on the fun!
And speaking of fun, it’s Wisconsin’s Free Fun Weekend June 6-7 when state residents and visitors can experience terrific outdoor recreation for free. This coming Saturday and Sunday, people can fish for free anywhere in Wisconsin (including Lake Superior), hike or bike state trails for free, ride public ATV trails for free and enjoy free admission to state parks and forests on both days.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
5/29/15 12:47 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° 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 water is warming up and the fish are on the move, folks!
The smallmouth bass are starting to move back in to shore and can be found in the shallows, primarily at the east end of the bay. They are making beds, though some are still in pre-spawn mode.
Most of the smallie fishing is occurring in 1 to 5 foot of water, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland. Walleyes remain active both at the head of the bay and around Brush Point and Kakagon Slough. Carolyn said most people after walleye are trolling with crawler harnesses in the shallows and using stickbaits in the deeper water in the drop-offs into the channel. (This type of fishing is most productive during lowlight hours, she noted.)
She said that people also have been trolling and casting for some walleye at the mouth of Fish Creek slough during the low-light hours using shallow-running stickbaits and that jigging with leeches has been working, too.
The same spots where the walleye and bass are hanging out are the locations where anglers have been catching a good number of northerns. The northern pike are hanging around in the shallows and for those who like to fish from shore there has been perch and northern activity off the old ore dock.
“A good number of brown trout are being caught out in the bay in the evenings,” Carolyn said, citing a 38-inch brown hauled in earlier this week. “They could be anywhere throughout the bay right now – off the first breaks, out in the islands, all over the place. Everything is in transition with the water temperatures starting to change.”
She said anglers have found a few splake up along the Bayfield shoreline. “And if they’re interested in lake trout, they need to follow the water temperatures as the trout like it cool,” Carolyn noted. Carolyn says those targeting trout and salmon should start in Washburn and work their way north along the shoreline, trolling with flatlines “unless you start marking them in a little deeper water. People are starting to use spoons off of downriggers in deeper water along with dipsy divers.”
“The best fishing is yet to come,” commented Anglers All fishing guide Luke Kavajecz recently.
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.
ABC Raceway will have their Season Opener of stock car racing this Saturday, May 30, with Armed Services Night – sponsored by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce and Stagecoach Bar & Grill. Grandstands open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15, and racing begins at 7 p.m.
The popular racing venue located just south of Ashland will once again be home to WISSOTA-sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks and Midwest Mods, as well as the track’s own Six-Cylinders and Pure Stocks, for exciting heat-race and feature action on the semi-banked three-eighths-mile red-clay oval.
For more information, visit www.abcraceway.com, or call 715/682-4237. ABC Raceway is located at 2187 Butterworth Road, Ashland.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
5/21/15 4:43 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° 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. Rain, snow, wind, fog, sun, cold, warm – the Ashland area has experienced it all during the past few weeks, and it's been a pretty classic spring out on the bay.
The water temperatures a few weeks back were pushing the mid-60s in the shallows, and a big, cold, wet low pressure system came through about a week ago and pushed those temps down into the mid to upper 40s.
“It's rebounded a bit, and the forecast looks pretty ‘normal’ for the next few days,” observed Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All in Ashland, “and we should be back to where we were pretty quick.”
“Despite the water cooling down, the fishing has been good the past few weeks,” Luke said. “Fishing slowly was the name of the game and small jig and grub combinations and small hair jigs worked well when the fish didn't want to move.”
“A few really nice fish started to move into the shallows, but things are going to change again with the water warming up, and the best fishing is yet to come,” he concluded.
The smallmouth bass are starting to move back in to shore and are starting to make beds, though they are still in pre-spawn mode. A good number of brown trout are being caught on the first breaks as well as a few salmon and splake, according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All. For the lake trout, you have to follow the water temperatures.
Browns are being caught on the Ashland side of the bay around the marina as well as northerns. “Anglers are soaking smelt for them,” she added.
The northern pike are hanging around in the shallows and there has been perch activity off the old ore dock.
Carolyn says those targeting trout and salmon should start in Washburn and work their way north along the shoreline, trolling with flatlines “unless you start marking them in a little deeper water. People are starting to use spoons off of downriggers in deeper water along with dipsy divers.”
“There are still some mud lines out there from the recent rains as well,” she added. “It’s always a good idea to try to fish the mud lines, if they’re visible. Look for those when the wind blows and roils the bottom up.”
The walleye bite has been decent, Carolyn said, with most people trolling with crawler harnesses in the shallows and trolling using stickbaits in the deeper water in the drop-offs into the channel. This type of fishing is most productive during lowlight hours, she noted.
She said that people also have been trolling and casting for some walleye at the mouth of Fish Creek slough during the low-light hours using shallow-running stickbaits.
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.
ABC Raceway will have their Season Opener of stock car racing this Saturday, May 23, presented by Northern State Bank. Grandstands open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15, and racing begins at 7 p.m.
The popular racing venue located just south of Ashland will once again be home to WISSOTA-sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks and Midwest Mods, as well as the track’s own Six-Cylinders and Pure Stocks, for exciting heat-race and feature action on the semi-banked three-eighths-mile red-clay oval. For more information, visit www.abcraceway.com, or call 715/682-4237. ABC Raceway is located at 2187 Butterworth Road, Ashland.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
5/14/15 2:17 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 56° - 60° 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 smallmouth bass are around in all of their usual spots, according to Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All in Ashland. “We've caught them on just about every different technique,” he said.
Folks are still catching trout and salmon all the way from the head of the bay out to the Apostle Islands. Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All, advised fishing the first breaks for trout and salmon. Carolyn says those targeting trout and salmon should start in Washburn and work their way north along the shoreline, trolling with flatlines.
“And now we have some mud lines out there from the recent rains as well,” she added. “It’s always a good idea to try to fish the mud lines, if they’re visible.”
The walleye bite has been decent, Carolyn said, with most people trolling with crawler harnesses in the shallows and trolling using stickbaits in the deeper water in the drop-offs into the channel. This type of fishing is most productive during lowlight hours, she noted.
She said that people have been trolling and casting for some walleye in the Fish Creek and Kakagon sloughs during the low-light hours using shallow-running stickbaits.
Stream fishing is still pretty good. The Brule River and other South Shore tributaries like the Sioux and Onion contain plenty of fish and the recent rains have brought fresh fish into the rivers. Water clarity and visibility depend on the amount of rainfall.
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.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
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FISHING REPORT
5/7/15 2:01 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 81° - 88° 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 certainly getting busy on the water around here and the fishing has been great!
“We've had some gorgeous weather up on the big lake to start the year off, with high sun and calm winds,” said Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All in Ashland. “The water is really clear this year, too."
Luke said the smallmouth bass are around in all the usual spots and they've been pretty happy. He said water temperatures are in the low to mid-50s.
“We've caught them on just about every different technique and even had a few fish on topwater already, so that's cool.”
People are still catching plenty of trout and salmon all the way from the head of the bay out to the Apostle Islands. Anglers are traveling from Bono Creek north and getting brown trout and Coho salmon. Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All, said they are still working the South Channel for trout and salmon as well.
People are still trolling and casting for walleye in the sloughs as well as the Xcel Energy “hot pond” and the surrounding water during the low-light hours using shallow-running stickbaits.
Stream fishing continues to be excellent. The Brule River and other South Shore tributaries like the Sioux and Onion are full of fish. Currently, anglers can find fish from U.S. Highway 2 all the way to the lake and there are fish entering other South Shore and Chequamegon Bay rivers.
“The Sioux is loaded with steelheads,” Carolyn noted. “So the steelhead season is definitely not over. The rivers have had a good number of them.”
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 9th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16. This highly anticipated weekend event features guided field trips, hands-on workshops, educational programs, exhibits, speakers, and more than 100 activities from which to choose. Locales for the various activities include Bibon Swamp, Stockton Island, Copper Falls State Park, the Moquah Pine Barrens and Penokee Hills.
Sharon “Bird Chick” Stiteler of Minneapolis, Minn., a National Park Service ranger and expedition leader, and Ryan Brady, a research scientist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, are the keynote speakers this year.
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and County Highway G in Ashland, will serve as home base for the event. For registration information or more details, go online at www.birdandnaturefest.com or call the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-284-9484.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
4/30/15 2:55 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
~ Fishing guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. People are still catching plenty of trout and salmon all the way from the head of the bay out to the Apostle Islands.
Anglers are traveling from Bono Creek north and getting brown trout and Coho salmon. “They are going further out now, all the way to the first breaks around the islands and doing well on browns,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland.
She said they are still working the South Channel for trout and salmon as well.
Northern pike are being caught along the Ashland shoreline and around the breakwall over the weedbeds. “They are casting spoons on the shoreline over the weedy, rocky areas,” Carolyn noted.
People have been trolling and casting for walleye in the Xcel Energy “hot pond” and the surrounding water in the low-light hours using shallow-running stickbaits.
Sturgeon are being caught in the bay at the back end of the breakwall and out by the lighthouse. Carolyn said anglers are soaking smelt for those and she reminds people that they must have a sturgeon tag from the Wisconsin DNR to legally harvest one.
In addition, all harvested sturgeon must be registered. Anglers who harvest a legal-size fish must immediately attach the harvest tag to the fish and take it to a registration station by 6 p.m. the next day for registration.
The area around Ashland’s lighthouse is also a good spot to catch whitefish right now, according to Carolyn.
Stream fishing continues to be good. The Brule River and other South Shore tributaries like the Sioux and Onion are full of fish. Currently, anglers can find fish from U.S. Highway 2 all the way to the lake and there are fish entering other South Shore and Chequamegon Bay rivers 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.
The 9th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16. This highly anticipated weekend event features guided field trips, hands-on workshops, educational programs, exhibits, speakers, and more than 100 activities from which to choose.
Sharon “Bird Chick” Stiteler of Minneapolis, Minn., a National Park Service ranger and expedition leader, and Ryan Brady, a research scientist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, are the keynote speakers this year.
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and County Highway G in Ashland, will serve as home base for the event. For registration information or more details, go online at www.birdandnaturefest.com or call the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-284-9484.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
4/24/15 4:44 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F
~ Fishing guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn Swartz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. A lot of people have been out on the water, pulling in trout and salmon.
Anglers had been traveling from Bono Creek north and getting brown trout and Coho salmon. “They are going further out now, all the way to the first breaks around the islands and doing well on browns,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland.
She said they are working the South Channel for trout and salmon as well.
Northern pike are being caught along the Ashland shoreline and around the breakwall over the weedbeds. “They are casting spoons on the shoreline over the weedy, rocky areas,” Carolyn noted.
People have been trolling and casting for walleye in the Xcel Energy “hot pond” and the surrounding water in the low-light hours using shallow-running stickbaits.
Sturgeon are being caught in the bay at the back end of the breakwall and out by the lighthouse. Carolyn said anglers are soaking smelt for those and she reminds people that they must have a sturgeon tag from the Wisconsin DNR to legally harvest one.
In addition, all harvested sturgeon must be registered. Anglers who harvest a legal-size fish must immediately attach the harvest tag to the fish and take it to a registration station by 6 p.m. the next day for registration.
The area around Ashland’s lighthouse is also a good spot to catch whitefish right now, according to Carolyn.
Stream fishing continues to be good for steelhead, which are biting on spawn, yarn, spinners and flies. The Brule River and other South Shore tributaries like the Sioux and Onion are full of fish. Currently, anglers can find fish from U.S. Highway 2 all the way to the lake and there are fish entering other South Shore and Chequamegon Bay rivers 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.
The annual Ashland Gun & Knife Show is set for this weekend, April 24-26, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 4th Ave. W. Show hours are: Friday from 3-8pm, Saturday from 9am-4pm, and Sunday from 9am-3pm. Guns will be on display and for sale. For more information, call Ray at 715/292-8415.

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