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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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FISHING REPORT
7/17/14 2:24 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing has been very good this past week. The smallmouth bass are all over the bay, including in the shallows and wherever there are structures under the water. The smallies also can be found in their usual summer haunts such as the tip of Long Island, the breakwall and the rock pile.

Anglers are getting walleye around the Brush Point area out to the rock pile and over the weedbeds using crawler harnesses and stickbaits. Along the Ashland shoreline, they’re catching smallmouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours).

The bay is warm with water temperatures in the 60s and 70s during the day, though it does tend to cool down at night. Anglers continue to find fish in 30-40 FOW and deeper. And they are enjoying a great topwater bite in the afternoon.

There are a good number of brown trout being caught on stickbaits while anglers are trolling for walleyes in the bay. The drop-offs to the channel through town all the way to the lighthouse offer great opportunities for snagging walleye, bass and other species.

Trout and salmon trolling has been great. People are using spoons off of downriggers, lead core line or dipsy divers near shore early in the morning and moving deeper as the day progresses.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

One of the northland’s most popular summer events, Ashland’s Bay Days Festival is a wonderful way to spend a Wisconsin weekend. Set for this coming weekend, July 18-20, at Bayview Park along the shimmering shores of Lake Superior, Bay Days offers great, old-fashioned family fun, terrific food, awesome arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of live music. There will be a host of exciting activities for all ages, including the Bay Days 5K and 10K Fun Run, Chequamegon Bay Sprint Triathlon, Cardboard Boat Races, Pie-Eating Contest, Little Minnow Kids’ Triathlon, Amateur Dock Dog Jumping Contest, strongman competition and much more. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 800-284-9484.

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7/13/14 9:18 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Went 3 for 8 on lakers today. They averaged 18 inches or so.Lost 2 at the boat and threw 3 shortys back.Started out in 60 foot with no luck so we worked ourselves in shallow.Finally in 25 feet with down riggers set at 20 the game was on. Dipseys also worked , but nothing on boards.Unusual , eh? Glad we kept the cannon balls on even though I've never used them that shallow before.2 to 4:30 pm was when all fish were caught.

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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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7/11/14 1:15 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing is excellent right now for just about everything, including smallmouth bass, trout and salmon, according to Roger LaPenter. Trollers are doing extremely well using dodgers and bait flies. Spoons have been working well, too.

The bay is warm with water temperatures in the 70s during the day, though it does tend to cool down at night. Anglers continue to find fish in 30-40 FOW and deeper. And they are enjoying a great topwater bite in the afternoon.

The smallmouth bass are moving out to deeper water as they do in the summer. Smallies are still being caught in the shallows at different times of the day. You can sight-fish them in the shallows provided the water is clear enough. In addition, the rock pile, drop-offs and weedbeds are good spots as well.

Walleyes are being caught at the mouth of the Kakagon Slough and they can be found in the drop-offs to the channel and at the bottom of the channel during high-sun days. Anglers are trolling for walleye during the evening along the shoreline at the east end of the bay and over the rock pile.

Trout and salmon fishing has been very good from Houghton Point all the way to Outer Island and to the south into the flats. People are using spoons off of downriggers near shore, especially early in the morning when anglers are catching them on first breaks off stick baits.

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,” notes Carolyn LaPenter.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!

~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

One of the northland’s most popular summer events, Ashland’s Bay Days Festival is a wonderful way to spend a Wisconsin weekend. Set for July 18-20 at Bayview Park along the shimmering shores of Lake Superior, Bay Days offers great, old-fashioned family fun, terrific food, awesome arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of live music. There will be a host of exciting activities for all ages, including the Bay Days 5K and 10K Fun Run, Chequamegon Bay Sprint Triathlon, Cardboard Boat Races, Pie-Eating Contest, Little Minnow Kids’ Triathlon, Amateur Dock Dog Jumping Contest, strongman competition and much more. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 800-284-9484.

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7/11/14 8:45 AM CST
Hi All,

I will be in the Hayward area next week for a family vacation and am kicking around the idea of spending a day out on Chequamegon Bay. I was hoping to get a report and a few questions answered as this would be my first time on the bay.

- Is there much of a daytime Walleye bite right now? Sounds like a few weeks ago you could get them trolling stickbaits in Kakagon Slough.

- I would like to do some trolling for salmon/trout. Can they be found near Houghton Point right now? Or would I need to venture further out into the islands?

Any input is appreciated!

Thanks

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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7/3/14 3:38 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
~ Fishing Guide Nate Baron from Up North Guide Service and fishing guide Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop, 715/682-3232 (http://www.riverrockinn.net), report the following:

Fishing has been good this past week despite the very high winds. The smallmouth bass in Chequamegon Bay are near the end of spawning and can still be found in shallow water in the Sand Cut and slough areas. Slow-moving swimbaits and Senkos hooked wacky-style have been working very well. Trolling in 4-8 foot of water (FOW) with small Berkley Flicker Shads has also been producing real well for both walleyes and smallies.

Anglers have met with a lot of success out on Lake Superior around the Apostle Islands trolling near shore for a nice mixed bag of brown trout and lakers in 15-60 FOW flat-lining stickbaits and running spoons on downriggers halfway down in the water column.

Trolling for lake trout and king salmon has also been good with anglers flat-lining stickbaits and running spoons or flashers on dipsy divers or downriggers in 40-60 FOW in front of Saxon Harbor and off of Marble Point.

Anglers fishing our surrounding area lakes have been doing well on a mixed bag of crappies and bluegills. The crappies have moved out and are suspending over deeper water with reports of the bluegills just coming off the beds now depending on the size of lake due to such a late spring.

Musky fishing has finally started to pick up and the topwater action has been very good in the hours around dawn and dusk. The forecast for this coming Fourth of July weekend looks outstanding with low winds and beautiful weather. Good luck fishing in Ashland County and tight lines to all!



~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth bass action has been great! They are doing their summer move now and seem to be all over the place. Smallies are still being caught in the shallows at different times of the day, but they also can be caught out in 10-20 FOW. 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.

Walleyes are being caught at the mouth of the Kakagon Slough and anglers are trolling with stick baits in the deeper areas. They can be found in the drop-offs to the channel and at the bottom of the channel during high-sun days. Anglers are trolling for walleye during the evening along the shoreline at the east end of the bay and over the rock pile.

Trout and salmon fishing has been very good from Houghton Point all the way to Outer Island and to the south into the flats. People are using spoons off of downriggers near shore, especially early in the morning when anglers are catching them on first breaks off stick baits.

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,” notes Carolyn LaPenter.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! The Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

Come home to Ashland and celebrate an old-fashioned Independence Day! The 4th of July Parade will head down Historic Main Street in downtown Ashland at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 4. Also happening on the 4th, the Ashland Lions Club will have their brat & hot dog stand in front of the Ashland County Courthouse and Moore’s Army Navy Store on Main Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ashland Historical Society will host the annual Cemetery Walk from 2-4 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery on Sanborn Avenue. Interesting stories from Ashland’s past will be told. Call 715/682-4911 for more details. Upper 13 Baseball featuring Merchants vs. Lumberjacks will begin at 2 p.m. at Pufall Field. The Chequamegon Bay Concert Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ashland Bandshell along U.S. Hwy. 2. The spectacular fireworks display over Chequamegon Bay will follow the traditional “Fire Run” of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles down Main Street starting at 9:45 p.m. For optimum viewing, the best spot to watch the fireworks this year will be Bayview Beach. For more details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500.

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6/28/14 5:25 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Was out yesterday and did a god job on the walleye, lots of fish in the 18" to 22", biggest was 28" trolling the Ashland side of the Bay, Scatter Rap Jointed was hot, also the Slow Death hook, I picked up both of these at Angler's All. Slow Death hook #2, I bent these hooks just a little more and used Berkley Gulp 4" natural crawler, I did cut a inch or so off these to make them 3", I ran these off 1/2 oz bottome bouncers with a 48" flourcarbon leader, I kept these to the outside of the boat. In the Scatter Rap Jointed the hot color was well Hot Steel I keep these 3 ft off the bottom, stay on the edge of the weed bed, any questions call or stop in at Angler's All Carolyn will show you the baits and all these fish were released back to the water.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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6/27/14 12:07 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouth bass are still being caught in the shallows, but the colder temperatures this past week have made them move out to deeper water. They can be found in about 10 foot of water (FOW) in the same general area as before and can be caught with plastics moved slowly. The smallies can also be fished with stickbaits and spinner baits as well as live baits such as sucker minnows.

The walleyes are being caught at the head of the bay and have moved away from the shallows during the day. They can be found in the drop-offs to the channel and at the bottom of the channel during high-sun days. Anglers are trolling for walleye during the evening along the shoreline at the east end of the bay and over the rock pile.

Trout and salmon fishing has been very good from Houghton Point to out amongst the islands. People are using flat lines in 20 FOW and are downrigging in 100-plus FOW with spoons, spin and glows, or bait flies.

Northern pike are being caught along shore and over the weed beds. The Ashland area has also seen some “monstrous good rock bass action,” according to Carolyn LaPenter.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!



~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! The Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

Offering scenic, paved, low-traffic roads, the 10th annual Superior Vistas Bike Tour hits the road this Saturday, June 28. This family-oriented event is a non-competitive, eco-friendly, multi-loop bike ride (not a race!). Riders will enjoy cruising 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), food/beverage rest stops and more. 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 details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500.

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6/23/14 3:37 PM CST
During my 5 day trip to the northern woods this past week and weekend I hit the bay for 2 days and it was nothing but amazing! Had a day of calm seas and clear water and used it to our advantage and did a search mission and found a lot of new spots over the two days we landed well over 100 smallies doing a multitude of different things since they are pre, post and spawn which is a blast! Our biggest fish was nearing 7lbs and tons of 4-5lb fish and I hit some smaller puddle lakes that were just as good no shortage of great fishin up in this neck of the woods right now. It was pretty amazing to see gills, small mouth and largemouth all spawning on the same lake. If my phone would allow me to upload photos I would but I can't figure it out.

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6/22/14 5:03 AM CST
1oldcanoe, Call Angler's All 715 682-5754, Roger travels this route on a daily basis, I was out there last weekend with a 19ft Lund and had no problem, the bait shop opens at 6am.

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rod bender I agree, I also think the bay could be a world class walleye fishery, If anyone out there is not a member of Walleyes for Tomorrow sign up it's only $25.00 a year for a membership, the growth rate in the bay would be a little slower than Green Bay due to the water temps, but anything would be a help. Bad River just hired a new Fish biologist from Alaska, talking to him they hatched 25 million walleye eggs and will be releasing them into the lake this year, he specializes in creating habitat in lakes, but he said he's lacking the funding to do so, maybe we could start with him to help this project get kicked off, let me know if there's anyway I can help.Also starting a Walleyes for Tomorrow chapter would be a great idea, here on the Bay, Why not improve an already great fishery, and make it excellent,The state did some studies on the Turtle Flambeau about Smallmouth eating walleye fry, and to my surprise, they found out that walleye themselves eat more walleye fry than smallmouth do, the smallmouth had more crayfish in there stomach than minnows, so to all the believers that the smallmouth eat all the walleye fry, it's not true, but I'm sure they do eat some, GreenBay has one of the best Walleye Numbers and also a world class smallmouth fishery.

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6/21/14 7:48 AM CST
A couple of years ago due to low water we were advised to swing out very wide from second landing when heading to the sand cut. Are water levels up? Can a more direct rout now be taken?

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6/19/14 11:04 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
~ Fishing Guide Roger LaPenter and wife Carolyn from Anglers All, 715/682-5754 (http://www.anglersallwisconsin.com), report the following:

This report is about the Ashland side of Chequamegon Bay. Fishing has been very good overall this past week with quite a bit of walleye activity along the Ashland shoreline. People are catching them in the early morning and evening as the walleye follow the bait fish into shore during those dark hours.

The smallmouth bass are being caught along the shoreline as well, in addition to northerns. Water clarity and temperature play important roles in anglers’ success, so look for 50-ish-degree waters if possible, advises Carolyn LaPenter, because then the fish will be at their most active.

Anglers also are advised to look for periods when the same wind direction is predicted for a few days in a row as that will provide the most consistent water temperatures. If the area were to receive more rain this weekend, Carolyn suggests following the mud lines for best results.

Fishing has been good in the brushy area of the sand cut. Anglers are having success moving plastic slowly or fishing with crankbaits and spinner baits. They are snagging walleyes, northerns and perch there.

Trolling is taking place from Long Island to Houghton Point and from many points out into the big lake. They are using stickbaits at the first break as well as spoons and dipsy divers.

For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give us a call at Anglers All and we will keep you informed!

~ The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (www.visitashland.com, 1-800-284-9484) reports:

Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area!! The Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing!

Offering scenic, paved, low-traffic roads, the 10th annual Superior Vistas Bike Tour hits the road Saturday, June 28. This family-oriented event is a non-competitive, eco-friendly, multi-loop bike ride (not a race!). Riders will enjoy cruising 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), food/beverage rest stops and more. 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 details, contact the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715/682-2500.

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6/19/14 8:40 AM CST
I fished the Bay for the first time last weekend. My family of 4. It took us a while but we finally found a pattern that started producing consistent results on Smallmouth. Can't wait to return. 2nd Landing was a very nice place to launch. Whoever is responsible for that project should be commended! However, whoever the dorks were that took about 45min rigging their boat ON the launch ramp need a condemnation. I'm not kidding - 45 minutes!

My one real eye-opening surprise of the weekend has to due with Capt. Aaron's comment of: "There are a few trout still cruising around the bay yet but most have moved out of the bay." I don't understand how any fish could freely move in and out of the Bay with those HUGE nets off the tip of Long Island. I think there were three of them, my gosh hard to really tell with all those bouys. The black flag must be the deep end, heck that had to be 1/4 mile off shore. I've read about the nets here on this forum, but to actually see the size of them was shocking. I didn't like that at all, both from a fisheries and a safety standpoint.

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6/18/14 5:18 PM CST
Lots of good comments. This fishery is a good fishery, would like it to be great. I would like to see what the DNR has to say about an all around fishery, and what we can do.

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6/18/14 11:46 AM CST
It has been a great spring on the bay for all species Wink

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