Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, September 20, 2016
Carolyn from Angler All reported: There are a few Coho’s and Browns in the Bay, a few in Fish Creek and a few in the Sioux. We are waiting for water temps to change, which could be any day now. The large numbers of Coho’s and Browns are yet to come into the Bay but as the weather moves into a cooler fall pattern, the bite will be great. The next couple of weeks should bring in some nice size fish. Anglers report fishing Long Island has been really good. Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most commonly. Fishing the Bay and the Apostle Islands has great for trolling! Walleye fishing has been good. When you have a clear sunny day, Anglers are fishing the edges of the channel and into the channel to catch Walleye. Use crawlers or stick baits in the early morning or evening and fish the shoreline and the edges of the weeds out in the bay. The Small Mouth bite has been really good in the Bay. If you can locate the Baitfish, you can locate the Small Mouth.
Inland Lakes have really good reports from anglers catching Pan Fish, Bass and Northerns.
Nate from River Rock reports: The water temps are slowly dropping this week. There isn’t a lot of change since last week. We should be experiencing some rain later this week, which will help. It won’t be long now and the fall-fish run will be going on. Trout are moving into shallower water. There have been some Salmon and Browns being caught near the Islands and they have been a really nice size. With reports of 6lb Salmon already being caught, this could be a good indication of some really nice size Salmon this fall. Anglers are trolling for Lake Trout using spoons and doing well catching fish. There has been some nice size Lakers being caught. Trolling for Walleye has been really good in the Bay this year, using Stick Baits such as Rapalas or Bombers or Crawler Harnesses.
Fishing the Inland Lakes has been great as the weeds die down and the water cools down. You can catch some large Crappies and Pan Fish right from the shore. Small Mouth Bass fishing in the Bay has been really good.
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 12-mile-long bay’s rock piles and breakwater structures make for perfect bass habitat.