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10/16/15 @ 10:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Welcome to what one local guide calls “the best time of year!” The smallmouth bass are into their fall feeding patterns, frequenting their typical haunts such as the rock pile and breakwall.
“We’re waiting for the water temperatures to cool down before all of the fish, like the walleye, get into their usual fall patterns,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All.
“The water is cooling down, but temperatures are still in the mid 50s on the bay, which is pretty warm for this time of year,” added fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All in Ashland. “The big winds we’re having will help with that.”
Although the smallmouth bass will stay out in the deeper water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen. 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.
“Folks are trolling at the head of the bay and casting for coho salmon, brown trout and splake with fairly good success depending on the day,” according to Carolyn, “as well as the Sioux and Onion rivers.” She said the salmon that are being caught are big ones, with recent reports of cohos up to 8 pounds.
“Steelhead fishing is getting better on the Brule and with the fall colors in full swing, there's not a finer place to be than on the river in search of fall chrome,” Luke observed.
He said the musky fishing has “been really good” on both the lake and the inland rivers. “This is a great time of year for a drift boat trip in search of those toothy critters,” he noted.
“The fall bite will continue until we get some ice, which is hopefully a long ways away as far as I'm concerned,” said Luke. “Get out there and enjoy fall!”
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, 1-800-284-9484, reports:
Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.
The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce will present Witches’ Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. Stop and shop at participating downtown stores for fun treats and exciting specials. Check out the many in-store promotions and take advantage of some terrific bargains. Dine on devilish delectables and sip scary beverages from 7-9 p.m. at area restaurants. Go to http://www.visitashland.com/events/witches-night-out/ for a list of participating businesses and their specials. Bring your ghoulfriends for a spooktacular evening out on the town!

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10/9/15 @ 9:03 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Welcome to what one local guide calls “the best time of year!” The smallmouth bass are into their fall feeding patterns, frequenting their usual haunts such as the rock pile and breakwall.
“We've had some lower temps lately, which have started to cool the water down a bit,” said fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All in Ashland. (Luke reported that the water temperature around the bay on Oct. 8 was 53 degrees.)
“The smallmouth are getting into their fall spots now and the fishing has been decent,” he said. “Nothing crazy, but the fish are there, like they always are.”
Although the smallmouth bass will stay out in the deeper water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen. Coho salmon are being caught along the river mouths and there have been fish caught up in the rivers as well.
“Folks are trolling at the head of the bay and casting for coho salmon, brown trout and splake with fairly good success depending on the day,” according to Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All, “as well as the Sioux and Onion rivers.” She said the salmon that are being caught are big ones, with reports of cohos up to 8 pounds.
The first good push of fall steelhead came into the Brule River last week. “And there are some big cohos in there right now, too,” agreed Luke.
“Steelhead fishing is getting better on the Brule and with the fall colors in full swing, there's not a finer place to be than on the river in search of fall chrome,” he enthused.
Luke said the musky fishing is heating up, too, especially on the inland rivers. “This is a great time of year for a drift boat trip in search of those toothy critters,” he noted.
“The fall bite will continue until we get some ice, which is hopefully a long ways away as far as I'm concerned,” he added. “We’re waiting for the water temperatures to cool down before all of the fish, like the walleye, get into their usual fall patterns,” Carolyn said.
“There’s so much to do outside right now, it's hard to pick just one thing,” Luke concluded. “Get out there and enjoy fall!”
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, 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 18th Annual CenturyLink WhistleStop Marathon, Half-Marathon and Festival will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10. Don’t miss the hearty Lake Superior Fish Boil & Pasta Feed on Friday evening. On Saturday, Cruisin’ the Corridor 5K and 10K races begin at 8 a.m., the half-marathon gets going at 8:30 a.m., and the full marathon starts at 9 a.m.
The two-day event also includes the 16th Annual WhistleTot "Little Engine That Could" Toddler Run at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Join us in cheering on these adorable pint-sized athletes as they truck down the 100-foot course inside the Bay Area Civic Center. Wooden WhistleStop Whistles will be awarded to all the toddlers taking part in this race open to kids ages 2-4.
Enjoy food, fun and great music at the Post-Race Party starting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the festival tent. Acoustic Relapse will kick off the day’s performances followed by the Northland College and Ashland High School jazz bands. Highlighting the Post-Race Party will be local dynamic trio Defeating the Purpose bringing you their re-energizing music.
Topping off the weekend will be the WhistleStop Blues and Brews Festival Saturday night featuring two spectacular bands, MilkBone and Pop Rocks. Held in a heated, 1,000-person festival tent, Blues & Brews allows you the chance to sample over 50 varieties of microbrews from all over the Midwest, including expertly crafted beers from Ashland’s own award-winning South Shore Brewery. (Must be 21 to attend.)
For additional information, visit www.whistlestopmarathon.com or call the Ashland Area Chamber at 715/682-2500.

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10/1/15 @ 1:18 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (82%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, 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 excited for that classic fall bite.

“A lot depends on the wind speed,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland. “That is one of the governing factors.”

Shallow-water fishing will be picking up – inland and on Lake Superior – as the water cools and the fish are more active during the daylight hours. Although the smallmouth bass will stay out in the deep water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen.

“Throughout the month of September it's been pretty warm up here,” noted fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All, “and although the colors are turning, it doesn't feel like fall just yet. Water temps on the bay are hanging in the upper 50s and even low 60s in some areas as of today [Sept. 28>.”

With these conditions, the smallmouth bass are still keeping pretty much to their summer patterns, Luke said. He said he has been finding fish here and there shallow (in 3-6 foot of water) just roaming around scattered structure.

“There are fish out in the deeper holes too, but it's still fun to look for those shallow fish,” he said. “When we get our first good change of weather, the fish should start to school up a little deeper.”

There are good reports of Coho salmon being caught along the river mouths and there have been fish caught up in the rivers as well. “The first good push of fall steelhead came into the Brule River the other day,” said Luke, “and there are some big Cohos in there right now, too.”

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 them a call at Anglers All and they will gladly keep you informed!

~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, 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 18th Annual CenturyLink WhistleStop Marathon, Half-Marathon and Festival will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10. Don’t miss the hearty Lake Superior Fish Boil & Pasta Feed on Friday evening. On Saturday, Cruisin’ the Corridor 5K and 10K races begin at 8 a.m., the half-marathon gets going at 8:30 a.m., and the full marathon starts at 9 a.m.

The two-day event also includes the 16th Annual WhistleTot "Little Engine That Could" Toddler Run at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Join us in cheering on these adorable pint-sized athletes as they truck down the 100-foot course inside the Bay Area Civic Center. Wooden WhistleStop Whistles will be awarded to all the toddlers taking part in this race open to kids ages 2-4.

Enjoy food, fun and great music at the Post-Race Party starting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the festival tent. Acoustic Relapse will kick off the day’s performances followed by the Northland College and Ashland High School jazz bands. Highlighting the Post-Race Party will be local dynamic trio Defeating the Purpose bringing you their re-energizing music.

Topping off the weekend will be the WhistleStop Blues and Brews Festival Saturday night featuring two spectacular bands, MilkBone and Pop Rocks. Held in a heated, 1,000-person festival tent, Blues & Brews allows you the chance to sample over 50 varieties of microbrews from all over the Midwest, including expertly crafted beers from Ashland’s own award-winning South Shore Brewery. (Must be 21 to attend.)

For additional information, visit www.whistlestopmarathon.com or call the Ashland Area Chamber at 715/682-2500.

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9/24/15 @ 12:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, 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 excited for that classic fall bite.
Shallow-water fishing will be picking up – inland and on Lake Superior – as the water cools and the fish are more active during the daylight hours. Although the smallmouth bass will stay out in the deep water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen.
The fish are definitely in transition and there are trout and salmon moving into the bay now.
“There are some salmon beginning to show up now around the river mouths,” noted Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland. “It’s really just starting though. But with the rain we’ve been having that should draw some more fish into the streams.”
Carolyn reminds anglers that lake trout season closes at the end of the month on Sept. 30th.
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, 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 MarketFest will be this Saturday, Sept. 26, starting at 10 a.m. in the city's historic downtown. The event features sidewalk sales, autumn/harvest foods and merchandise, baked goods, music and much more. Plus, the amazing Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, offering fresh produce, flowers, crafts, garlic, honey, syrup and more, will be going on from 8 a.m. to noon in the 200 block of Chapple Avenue. For additional information, call the Ashland Chamber at 715/682-2500.

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9/10/15 @ 2:56 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth fishing has remained very good with anglers continuing to find smallies in the drop-offs and in the deeper places out in the bay.
“Those water depths are going to vary depending on the wind direction,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland.
Shallow-water fishing will be picking up – inland and on Lake Superior – as the water cools and the fish are more active during the daylight hours. Although the smallmouth bass will stay out in the deep water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen.
“There are some salmon beginning to show up now around the river mouths,” Carolyn noted, adding, “It’s just starting though.”
Trollers have still been reporting a decent amount of lake trout, especially in the flats and out by the Apostle Islands, but not very many brown trout or salmon yet. It won't be too much longer before these fish really start showing up, especially with cooler temps and some more offshore wind.
“This time of year, it really pays to start looking at wind directions and understand how those winds affect the water,” explained Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide with Anglers All. “Offshore winds (southwest-northwest) will cool the water down and bring in the first schools of cohos and browns. Onshore winds (northeast-east) will feel cool, but actually push warm water in – keeping those trout and salmon further offshore.”
Brown trout continue making their way up the Brule River and a few have been spotted in the Sioux as well. Luke advises anglers that the “best way to get after these fish is at night. Look for quiet water and throw mouse patterns or large, dark streamers.”
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, 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 roll into town Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of historic Main Street. Since 2005, Ashland has been known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” and the city will celebrate a decade of artistic excellence with this year’s festival.
Don’t miss the thrill of the Mural Treasure Hunt starting at 10 a.m. at Home Expressions, 116 W. Main St. Enjoy food, music, arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, children’s mural painting all day, plus dozens of beautifully restored vintage vehicles in the Classic Car Show.
Guided Mural Tours on the Hometown Trolley conducted by artist Sue Prentice Martinsen will be held at 10 a.m. and noon. (Meet at the Ore Dock Mural, 301 W. Main St., across from the Ashland County Courthouse.)
New this year will be fun and informative Bicycle Mural Tours, taking off at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bring your own bike or rent one from Bay City Cycles, 412 W. Main St. Meet at the Ore Dock Mural for the bike tours.
For more information on registering a vehicle to be in the Classic Car Show or if you would like to sign up to be an arts & crafts vendor, call 1-800-284-9484 or go to www.visitashland.com.

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9/3/15 @ 2:33 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. The smallmouth fishing has been very good with anglers finding them in the drop-offs and in the deeper places out in the bay.
“The water depths are going to vary depending on the wind direction,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland.
September is here, but it sure doesn't feel like it right now as it’s been super warm and muggy out there. Even though it's been warm on land, we've had some pretty good offshore winds out of the southwest and the water in the bay has cooled down in some places.
“Temps have ranged from the low 50s to the mid-60s, depending on where you're at,” noted Anglers All fishing guide Luke Kavajecz. “Those winds have brought in a few trout and salmon, and we've seen them chasing bait around some of the smallmouth spots, but it's still a little early for steady action if you want to target those fish.”
“For right now, we're still in a summer pattern,” he added, “but things will change soon enough.”
Shallow-water fishing picks up, inland and on Lake Superior, as the water cools and fish are more active during the day. Although the smallmouth bass will stay out in the deep water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen.
Trollers have still been reporting good numbers of lake trout, especially in the flats and out by the Apostle Islands, but not very many brown trout or salmon yet. It won't be too much longer before these fish really start showing up, especially with cooler temps and some more offshore wind.
“This time of year, it really pays to start looking at wind directions and understand how those winds affect the water,” Luke explained. “Offshore winds (southwest-northwest) will cool the water down and bring in the first schools of cohos and browns. Onshore winds (northeast-east) will feel cool, but actually push warm water in – keeping those trout and salmon further offshore.”
The Big Lake-run browns continue making their way up the Brule River and a few have been spotted in the Sioux as well. Luke advises anglers that the “best way to get after these fish is at night. Look for quiet water and throw mouse patterns or large, dark streamers.” He describes the brown trout making their way into the streams as “pretty wary fish. But they're big and when you hear one crash a surface pattern in the middle of the night, it's pretty cool.”
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, 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 roll into town Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of historic Main Street. Since 2005, Ashland has been known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” and the city will celebrate a decade of artistic excellence with this year’s festival.
Don’t miss the thrill of the Mural Treasure Hunt starting at 10 a.m. at Home Expressions, 116 W. Main St. Enjoy food, music, arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, children’s mural painting all day, plus dozens of beautifully restored vintage vehicles in the Classic Car Show.
Guided Mural Tours on the Hometown Trolley conducted by artist Sue Prentice Martinsen will be held at 10 a.m. and noon. (Meet at the Ore Dock Mural, 301 W. Main St., across from the Ashland County Courthouse.)
New this year will be fun and informative Bicycle Mural Tours, taking off at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bring your own bike or rent one from Bay City Cycles, 412 W. Main St. Meet at the Ore Dock Mural for the bike tours.
For more information on registering a vehicle to be in the Classic Car Show or if you would like to sign up to be an arts & crafts vendor, call 1-800-284-9484 or go to www.visitashland.com.

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8/27/15 @ 3:50 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. August seems to be flying by, but that only means we're getting closer to fall, the best time of year around here.
Shallow-water fishing picks up, inland and on Lake Superior, as the water cools and fish are more active during the day. Although the smallmouth bass will stay out in the deep water, the cool fall weather will be a boon to trout and salmon fishermen.
“But we've got plenty of summer left,” observed Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide with Ashland’s Anglers All, “which is a good thing. It was pretty darn hot up here for a solid week, and we just got through a pretty nice summer nor’easter that cooled things down for a few days.”
Prior to the stormy weather, the fishing was excellent, Luke said. “We were still finding smallmouth up near the surface actively chasing bait and the fishing was great. There’s lots of bait in the bay this year for everything to eat.”
Trollers have been reporting good numbers of lake trout, especially in the flats and out by the Apostle Islands, but not too many brown trout or salmon yet. It won't be too much longer before these fish really start showing up, especially with some more offshore wind and cooler temps.
“This time of year, it really pays to start looking at wind directions and understand how those winds affect the water,” Luke noted. “Offshore winds (southwest-northwest) will cool the water down and bring in the first schools of cohos and browns. Onshore winds (northeast-east) will feel cool, but actually push warm water in – keeping those trout and salmon further offshore.”
The Big Lake-run browns are making their way up the Brule River right now and a few have been spotted in the Sioux as well. Luke advises anglers that the “best way to get after these fish is at night. Look for quiet water and throw mouse patterns or large, dark streamers.”
He describes the brown trout making their way into the streams as “pretty wary fish. But they're big and when you hear one crash a surface pattern in the middle of the night, it's pretty cool.”
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, 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 roll into town Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of historic Main Street. Since 2005, Ashland has been known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” and the city will celebrate a decade of artistic excellence with this year’s festival.
Don’t miss the thrill of the Mural Treasure Hunt starting at 10 a.m. at Home Expressions, 116 W. Main St. Enjoy food, music, arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, children’s mural painting all day, plus dozens of beautifully restored vintage vehicles in the Classic Car Show.
Guided Mural Tours on the Hometown Trolley conducted by artist Sue Prentice Martinsen will be held at 10 a.m. and noon. (Meet at the Ore Dock Mural, 301 W. Main St., across from the Ashland County Courthouse.)
New this year will be fun Bicycle Mural Tours, taking off at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bring your own bike or rent one from Bay City Cycles, 412 W. Main St. Meet at the Ore Dock Mural for the bike tours.
For more information on registering a vehicle to be in the Classic Car Show or if you would like to sign up to be an arts & crafts vendor, call 1-800-284-9484 or go to www.visitashland.com.

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8/20/15 @ 2:41 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (30%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
~ Fishing guides Roger LaPenter and Luke Kavajecz from Anglers All, 715/682-5754, report the following:
This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Accounts of some great lake trout fishing continue to come in, mostly out into the Apostle Islands and out on the "flats."
“The lake trout action has still been very good,” said Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All in Ashland. “Browns have been reported off the Sioux and Onion rivers in 30-50 foot of water,” she added.
“We’re in a period of transition right now with this weather,” Carolyn noted. “With the extreme heat and humidity the area has been experiencing, plus the southerly winds, water temperatures have risen and the bite has been tough within the bay in general.”
She said fish are being caught both in the shallows and out in the deeper drop-offs to the channel. “However, with the rain event we’ve just had, we’re going to see a lot of dirty water in the bay soon.”
Carolyn advises anglers to “try to get on the outside of that dirty water. For the smallmouth, look in the deeper areas. For walleye, try the mud lines if you’re trolling.”
She explained that in the deeper water there has not been a lot of “thermocline” – defined as “a transition layer in a thermally stratified body of water that separates zones of widely different temperature” – so anglers should try to find that 50-degree water.
To learn more about thermocline and how it works, here is an excellent essay by Randy Womack: http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/thermocline.html.
Sometimes it pays to move around and try different spots if you're not getting any action in a specific location, especially right now with everything in flux.
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, 1-800-284-9484, reports:
Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.
The Ashland County Fair will be held Aug. 20-23 at the county fairgrounds in Marengo. Enjoy carnival rides, a dirt dash, lawnmower races, live music, demolition derby, truck & tractor pull, livestock judging, softball tournament, and so much more.
Bad River’s 36th Annual Manomin Pow Wow, honoring the ricing season of the Bad River Band of Ojibwe, will be Aug. 21-23 at the Pow Wow grounds on County Road A near St. Mary’s Church in Odanah. The event features traditional Native American dancing, fry bread contest and canoe race.

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8/13/15 @ 10:29 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

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. Smallmouth fishing has been steady with some days better than others, typical for this time of year.
The fish continue to follow their usual summertime patterns, utilizing deep weeds, current areas, rock piles, and structure around Ashland. Sometimes it pays to move around and try different spots if you're not getting any action in a specific location.
“In the past few days with the nice calm weather and humidity, we've seen some pretty cool topwater action out there,” noted fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All in Ashland.
“Lots of fish have been eating caddis (flies) off the top,” he added, “which has made for some really fun fly-fishing opportunities. It can be hard to find a school of fish actively feeding off the top, but when you do, it's great action.”
Luke said it always helps to “pay attention to what exactly the fish are keyed in on in terms of food, and match your presentation accordingly.”
There are still good reports of some great lake trout fishing coming in, mostly out into the Apostle Islands and out on the "flats."
“Trollers are doing really well right now out among the islands in a very wide range of depths, from 30 foot of water all the way up to 200 feet,” said Roger LaPenter, longtime Chequamegon Bay area fishing guide and proprietor of Anglers All. “The fish are all over – you just have to find them!”
Along the Ashland shoreline, folks are catching smallmouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours). Great places to go are the Xcel Energy “hot pond,” the city boat landing and the Ashland Marina inside the breakwall.
And although it will be a few more weeks yet, it's getting close to the time of year to start looking for Coho salmon starting to come in.
“Fall is a great time of year to pursue the inshore trolling bite, but it's still a little ways out yet,” said Luke.
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.
Essentia Health’s Running Waters 5K Walk/Run and Kids’ Fun Run will be this Saturday, Aug. 15. The 5k starts at 9am, and the Kids’ Fun Run starts at 10am. This is family-friendly, community event supports the Ashland Oncology Patient Emergency Fund.
Big Bay State Park’s Annual Sandcastle Day will be Saturday, Aug. 15, on Madeline Island. Registration is at 9 a.m. with judging at noon. Prizes will be awarded. Nature activities and a picnic are planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more details on these and all of the Ashland area’s exciting events, please go to visitashland.com.

Lake Superior, Ashland Photo
Lake Superior, Ashland Photo
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8/6/15 @ 10:37 PM
Cronk
Cronk
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Hey guys. ill be at my folks this weekend and if we are blown off the water i was thinking about trying the hot pond. Ive never fished it and frankly i dont know where it is or how to access it.

I was hoping one of you fine folks to tell me how a guy can get access to do some shore fishing. Id be fishing walleye bass whatever feels like cooperation basically.

Thanks Cronk

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