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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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FISHING REPORT
7/30/15 11:59 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
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7/23/15 5:07 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny 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. Summer smallmouth fishing continues to be excellent!
The fish have settled into their typical summertime patterns, utilizing deep weeds, current areas, rock piles, and structure around Ashland.
“On all of these days when we have had winds from the south, a lot of the fish that are being caught are found in about 30 foot of water,” observed Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All on U.S. Hwy. 2 East in Ashland.
Quite often the brown trout move to the inside of the bay on such days, 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.
“It sounds like the lake trout fishing has been pretty darn good out in the Apostle Islands,” observed Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide with Anglers All. “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.”
“The South Channel had 42-degree water last week,” Carolyn noted, “which might surprise some people. When it’s 80 degrees outside, you think the water is that warm, too, but that isn’t necessarily the case.”
She advises anglers to look for changes in thermal fronts and layers because that is where the fish will be.
“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.

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7/19/15 4:12 PM CST
The fishing is great! There is still time to get out and chase giant lake trout this summer. The bass are also biting well on their summer areas, my favorite bait for them this year has been the berkley gulp 5" jerkshad. Lake trout have been liking the spin-n-glows behind dodgers as well as cut baits and spoons. Vary speeds to entice the bite! Drew


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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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FISHING REPORT
7/16/15 2:00 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!

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7/10/15 4:48 PM CST
Fishing Report July 10th What an awesome couple of weeks we have had! First off the Lake Trout fishing has been on fire of late with big fish coming daily. My hottest baits have been naked spoons (purple, chartreuse/silver). I have caught 80 percent of my big fish on spoons the last two weeks. Another bait that has been doing very well is a green spin-n-glow behind a Luhr-Jensen chrome dodger. Make your leads short (12”-18”) to make that spin-n-glow really whip back and forth with the dodger. If you use a flasher use a little bit longer lead. Lengthen that lead if you are using cut baits or similar as well. I have been working 110-150ft of water most the time. Magnum Dipsy Divers down 60-80ft have been producing a lot of fish. Trolling for near shore trout and salmon has been producing some fish. Most of the fish I have caught doing this have been over 30-50ft of water, 15-25ft down. Howie’s Flies, spoons as well as crankbaits have all been producing with the flies being best. Run these behind a small Luhr Jensen dodger and hang on! Use leadcore or smaller sized Dipsy Divers to get down to the “hot zone” which can change daily so do not get dead set on a depth until you catch a few fish there. Smallmouth Bass in the bay are really moving out to their summer haunts now. When fishing this deeper water use a jighead with Berkley Gulp! or your favorite soft plastic. Deeper diving cranks and drop shots work as well. Target the deep structure (rock piles, wood, weedlines) and keep your foot on the gas until you find some fish. A few walleye are being picked up off the rock pile and in the channel in low light periods. The recent fly hatch has them pretty tight lipped right now. Trolling deep diving cranks such as the Rapala Husky Jerk HJ-12 and Berkley Flicker minnow are the go to baits for eyes. A few anglers have been picking up nice Pike while trolling in the bay, soaking smelt over weeds has been working for pike too. You can pick up all the tackle mentioned at River Rock Inn and Bait Shop in Ashland.

Tight Lines, Capt. Drew Matheus 715-209-5843 Reel Shot Adventures

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7/10/15 9:47 AM CST
The Shipping channel that takes the large coal boats to the power plant is hopefully shown on this screen shot...

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7/10/15 9:34 AM CST
These reports often refer to "The Channel." What and where is "The Channel"?

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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FISHING REPORT
7/9/15 4:09 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.

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FISHING REPORT
7/2/15 4:38 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.

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7/2/15 1:57 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Fished Tue. night and Wed. AM. Water was quite warm, I think, at 65 degrees. I fished off Basswood. Trolled deep but not much luck running spoons. Marked lots of fish near bottom and a few bait balls. Late PM Tue. moved shallow with flicker minnows and had some hits. Kept one nice brown, lost another and a couple small lakers. Wed. AM got a later start and fished shallow and had two on right away, small laker and nice brown which I lost by the boat. After that it died to just a couple hits. Pretty scenery but slow.

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Coming up for the 4th. Any recent reports/tips for walleyes in the bay? Is the shallow trout/salmon bite done?

thanks

SK

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6/25/15 1:27 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. 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 http://www.superiorvistas.org.

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6/19/15 9:13 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.

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6/11/15 6:34 PM CST
Chequamegon Bay Fishing Report Thursday, June 11

Finally some nice weather for us here on the bay! And with the nice weather there has been some great fishing action going on.

Smallmouth bass fishing continues to be world class in the Sandcut and Kakagen Area. Most of the fish I am finding are post-spawn now. I am catching fish in 3-6ft of water on just about every kind of bait. Wacky rigged senko’s (shown below) and other soft plastics are working the best. Work with a faster bait such as a crank or x-rap if you are unsure of where the fish are holding. Once you find them slow down and work the pod of fish. Another great option on calm days is to throw top-water baits, top-water works best in low light periods. The smallmouth fishing should stay good for a while yet in shallow, I’ll keep you updated.

Some walleyes are still being caught in the Kakagon Sloughs, mainly around the mouth. Not near the amount of fish being boated as last week. If you are on the hunt for walleyes you are going to have to start looking deeper in their summer haunts. I have not been out walleye fishing much lately, when I go I will report what worked and what didn’t.

Trout and Salmon are being caught in 30-60ft of water mainly. Stickbaits, flies, and small spoons. Be sure to mix up your baits a lot and target all areas of the water column to find where the fish are sitting. Stickbaits have been the best for me along with spoons behind dipsys. Target points, turns, or other contours or structure that will hold fish.

Lake Trout fishing is starting to really heat up now. The lakers are now in their summer pattern and are very willing to bite. I like to target reefs, saddles, and shoreline breaks for Lake Trout. Our best luck has been on spin-n-glows with a dodger as well as naked spoons (no flasher or dodger). I have been finding fish anywhere from 100-200 ft of water. As June goes this bite will keep getting better.

Good luck out there, Capt. Drew Matheus


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6/11/15 1:41 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.

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