Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County

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12/14/17 @ 2:48 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

December 14, 2017

Anglers All 715-682-5754 reports: The entire Bay is covered with ice. However, at this point fishing on the Bay is only accessible by walking. Not everywhere is safe so use caution and check the ice at all times!!!! Anglers need to have safety come first always!. Bring an ice bar to check your way…Bring safety equipment, like ice picks. For a current ice fishing report please give us a call. 

River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 715-682-3232 reports: They recommend using caution at all times!!!! Always bring your ice fishing safety equipment with you…if you need to know more on what to bring either stop in our shop or call or check out the internet for safety equipment when ice fishing. Remember…just because you see people on the ice doesn’t mean it is safe so proceed with caution at all times!!!! NO VEHICLES should go on the ice right now. It just hasn’t been cold enough for that. There are a few tents popping up and a few anglers near shore and by Second Landing. Check the ice at all times!!!!! Scott has not been out so he can’t verify anything about the ice…so you need to check it out yourself or call the Bait Shop and we will tell you what we have heard!!!! 

USE CAUTION at all times!


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12/12/17 @ 8:58 AM
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delta1
delta1
USER since 1/16/12

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

any word on ice out at second landing?

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11/28/17 @ 3:43 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (71%)
Waxing Gibbous

November 28th, 2017

Anglers All Reports, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive, Ashland.
Luke  reports: There still are a few die-hards out there and yes, they are catching fish! Browns and Splake have been caught off the river mouths and in the shallows off the rock ledges and on the shoreline.  However, most have put their boats away for the winter. It seems that Anglers are getting their gear together and waiting for the “ice fishing season”.

Lake Trout Season re-opens on December 1st on the Big Lake.

River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland. 
Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: The landings are froze up now so people are looking ahead to getting their ice fishing gear together. There are no ice fishing reports yet but maybe in the next few weeks ahead we can have a report.

There are still a few Anglers fishing the Shoreline and catching fish as we have had 40 and 50 degree weather but we are experiencing some wind.
Most people are getting their ice fishing gear together.

USE CAUTION at all times!  Call our bait shop for safe reports!!!!!

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10/19/17 @ 1:38 PM
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

Thanks for your inquiry on launching a boat and parking your truck and trailer. Kreher Park in the center of Ashland, near the Marina has a boat launch and yes, you can park there also. It is an honor system so you pay when you get there. 

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10/19/17 @ 1:34 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Luke from Anglers All reports: Fall is definitely here. We have had a beautiful autumn week in the Chequamegon Bay Area. Local rivers are coming down. There should also be some good mudlines forming up out in the lake for those looking to troll. Fishing the edges of those mudlines can be very productive. Some of the best trolling of the year is upon us, and it's also some of the easiest fishing. Planer boards, or flatline trolling is most productive. Floating rapalas, scatter raps, flicker shads and bombers are all popular lures to run. Fish have been caught in the 15-20 ft depth range trolling lures about 5-10 feet down. Some days the fish are out over deeper water, but still high in the water column.

On light tackle, the fishing has been great for near shore trout right up shallow in the rocks. Throwing spoons, x-raps, or soft jerk baits has put some nice splake, browns and even a few Steelheads in the boat.

Smallmouth fishing is getting better by the day, water temps are still hanging right near mid-50 degrees, but its cooling down a little bit everyday now. In the fall, look for schooling fish near deep breaks, rocks, or places of current. If you find one, there will be others. Dropshotting, jigging spoons and live bait work best.

River Rock Inn and Bait Shop reports: This last week has been unseasonably warm in the Chequamegon Bay Area, but it will cool down fast. So get out there while you can!!. Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows with artificials have been a good choice. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas also. Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. We are seeing Salmon all over and along the Bay and Shorelines.  

We are seeing fish in the rivers now and having a good fall run! There are a lot of fish in Chequamegon Bay. The water is a bit dirty but clearing up daily. There are very nice fresh fish in the Rivers and the Bay!!!

Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers. Fall Musky fishing has been great. Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are having awesome fall fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

It won’t be too long and you will need to get your ice fishing gear together. River Rock will have their ice fishing gear out soon! Welcome to the fall hunters!


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10/15/17 @ 7:36 PM
Jess0622
Jess0622
MEMBER since 10/21/16

Sorry, not a fishing report. I was up to the Ashland area during bear season and started checking it out on lake links for a fall fishing trip. Can anyone tell me where I can launch a boat and park my truck and trailer, is there a city / ramp fee and if so, where do I pay this? 

Thanks in advance,

Jesse

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10/5/17 @ 2:02 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Luke from Anglers All reports: Fall has slowly but surely gotten here, but it arrived with a pile of rain. Local rivers are running high and dirty after yesterday's big rain, but when they come back into shape, there should be a good push of fish. There should also be some good mudlines forming up out in the lake for those looking to troll. Fishing the edges of those mudlines can be very productive. Some of the best trolling of the year is upon us, and it's also some of the easiest fishing. Planer boards, or flatline trolling is most productive. Floating rapalas, scatter raps, flicker shads and bombers are all popular lures to run. Fish have been caught in the 15-20 ft depth range trolling lures about 5-10 feet down. Some days the fish are out over deeper water, but still high in the water column.
On light tackle, the fishing has been great for near shore trout right up shallow in the rocks. Throwing spoons, x-raps, or soft jerk baits has put some nice splake, browns and even a few Steelheads in the boat.    
Smallmouth fishing is getting better by the day, water temps are still hanging right near 60 degrees, but its cooling down a little bit everyday now. In the fall, look for schooling fish near deep breaks, rocks, or places of current. If you find one, there will be others. Dropshotting, jigging spoons and live bait work best.   

River Rock Inn and Bait Shop reports: Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows with artificials have been a good choice. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas also. Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. We are seeing Salmon all over and along the Bay and Shorelines.  
We are seeing fish in the rivers now and having a good fall run! There are a lot of fish in Chequamegon Bay. The water is a bit dirty right now but clearing up daily. There are very nice fresh fish in the Rivers and the Bay!!! 
Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers. Fall Musky fishing has been great. Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical fall fishing! Enjoy!!!!! 

Welcome to the fall hunters and the WhistleStop Racers. Enjoy the beautiful Fall colors!


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9/22/17 @ 1:48 PM
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GITCHEGUMEE
GITCHEGUMEE
USER since 1/19/12

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Huh commercial nets are gone???? weird I was out there on Thursday and there's still a net about a half-mile from the tip of Long Island into the bay pretty sure they're supposed to be gone.

Fishing was decent caught 15 Smallmouth six walleyes and way too many Northerns. Trolling for a couple hours and casting all worked.

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9/22/17 @ 12:21 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

Luke from Anglers all reports: It’s Fall transition time!!!! We're into the end of September but it sure hasn't felt like it yet.  It's been pretty warm and nice with some rain and not too fall-like, but that's ok, we'll take it.  Water temps are still hanging in the lower 60s in most places.  Coho Salmon are being caught, over deeper water 20-30 feet down.  Flicker Shads have been best.  There are for sure fish being caught in the near shore areas too, it's just that they're pretty spread out.  There are fish in the rivers as well, so don't over look that option either.  On the Brule as well as the Sioux, there's already been a nice push of early fall Steelhead and a number of Cohos over there too. That fishing will only get better.
Smallmouth have been pretty spread out lately, and are still in a late summer pattern.  Major schooling hasn't yet to have seemed to happen. Keep moving to find active fish and stay on the bite.
Musky fishing has been pretty decent lately as well.  Fall is the time to get after these toothy critters in our many area inland lakes and rivers.

River Rock reports: Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows and Dropshots with artificials have been a good choice. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas also. Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. Guys that have been fishing the tip of Long Island have been successful with a few Salmon with downriggers in 60 to 80 feet.
Reports are coming in that Anglers are starting to catch Browns and Coho’s in the local rivers.
note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! The commercial nets at the end of Long Island are gone, so trolling in the area will improve and fall fishing will be FANTASTIC in that area. We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!
Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. Fall Musky fishing has started early.
Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical fall fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

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9/14/17 @ 4:51 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waning Crescent

Carolyn and Luke from Anglers All Reports: The conditions in this report will remain the same until the water temperature drops. Fall Fishing will be really good both in the Bay and on the Inland Lakes. Cool nights and cools mornings have been the norm around here lately and it's hard not to start thinking about the next season ahead. Fishing pressure has been minimal on the Bay and the bite has been on for a variety of species. Smallmouth fishing has been great with morning fishing being the best. Some really nice fish are starting to come back into the mix and although there are still a few fish hanging out in some shallow spots, most of the fish have been hanging in that 15-30 ft range. Dropshotting small shiner imitations or using suckers minnows has been the best technique for those deeper fish.   

There are cohos and browns making there way into the Bay as well, and again, early morning has been the best to find these active fish. Fish have been found in 30-50 feet of water running shalow stick baits as well as cranks that run 10-15ft down.

Whitefish are being caught jigging in 50-60ft of water and make for great fun on light tackle. Lake Trout season has been closed to recreational fishing in zone W-2, as the quota for the year has been met. It will reopen again on December 1. Lake Trout fishing in zone W-1 is still open.

Lake Trout Season for Sport Fishing Only closed SUNDAY, August 20th @ 11:59pm until the opener on Dec.1st. But you can still target Brown Trout, Cohos, and Splake!

Please get involved with Public Meetings!!!!!! You can make a difference!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Wow! What a beautiful week with a shot of summer back!!! We have had calm days, making it beautiful to get on the Lake!

Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows and Dropshots with artificials have been a good choice.

We have been able to move freely with the nice weather. We might be a little spoiled with this nice weather but we love it. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas.

Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. Guys that have been fishing the tip of Long Island have been successful with a few Salmon with downriggers in 60 to 80 feet.

note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! The commercial nets at the end of Long Island are gone, so trolling in the area will improve and fall fishing will be FANTASTIC in that area. We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!

Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. Fall Musky fishing seems to be starting early so it is possible that Musky fishing could be longer this fall.. Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical September fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

Welcome to the Bear Hunters coming in. We are hearing some great reports!


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