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8/31/14 12:35 PM CST
Been fishing the ashland side of the bay the past few days getting a mixed bag of smallies and a few decent walleye mixed in.

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8/28/14 11:45 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air 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. Smallmouth bass were the main target for anglers this week with people having good luck near the rock pile and back into the breakwall.

The end of August is here and summer is sadly winding down, but these cool mornings have felt pretty refreshing, and it's exciting to think about the next few months on the South Shore.

“We're starting to see the first hints of the fall fishing period out on the big water,” noted Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All. “A few days of strong offshore winds cooled the water slightly and a few trout started showing themselves. We had a few nice brown trout yesterday and the smallmouth fishing the past few days has really picked up.”

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.

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.

The Ashland County Fair will be held Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 at the county fairgrounds in Marengo. Enjoy carnival rides, dirt dash, lawnmower race, live music, demolition derby, truck & tractor pull, livestock judging, bingo, softball tournament and so much more. For a complete schedule of events at this year’s fair, go to www.ashlandcofair.org.

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8/24/14 12:55 PM CST
Trolled between long island and madeline yesterday morning and then out by Houghtons pt later in the day we caught 5 lakers but they were all smaller fish. No cohos or browns yet

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8/22/14 4:29 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air 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 right around Ashland has been good for a wide variety of fish, and trolling the recent mud lines has been good for walleyes in the early mornings and evenings.

“We had another great week of fairly stable weather and classic summer fishing out on the big water,” observed Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All. “Water temps out there ranged from 65 into the mid-70s in some areas.”

Smallmouth fishing was good all week with lots of fish both shallow and deep and customers got into fish on both light tackle and fly fishing, Luke said. On the light tackle side of things, you can't go wrong with a sucker minnow rigged on a circle hook. Otherwise, soft plastics such as twister tails, or topwater baits in the early mornings or evenings will get fish moving.

“Fly fishing has been really fun lately, as there are fun numbers of fish up shallow in certain areas. The good old Clouser Minnow was the best fly, but we were getting fish on Murdich Minnows and crayfish patterns when we find fish up in the rocks.”

There have been a few brown trout splashing around out there, and there have been good reports of browns out into the Apostle Islands. The trout and salmon fishing will really get going in the next few weeks, and always presents a fun fishing opportunity. It’s never too early to get excited for the fall shallow water trout and salmon fishing!

Anglers are catching northern pike, rock bass and small perch along the shoreline. Great places to go are the Xcel Energy “hot pond,” the city boat landing and the Ashland Marina inside the breakwall, 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! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing.

Bad River’s 35th Annual Manomin Pow Wow, honoring the ricing season of the Bad River Band of Ojibwe, will be Aug. 22-24 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.

The Ashland County Fair will be held Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 at the county fairgrounds in Marengo. Enjoy carnival rides, dirt dash, lawnmower race, live music, demolition derby, truck & tractor pull, livestock judging, softball tournament and so much more.

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8/18/14 9:01 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Trolled over by the flats of long island on saturday managed 2 small lakers both of the came suspended in the water column,talked to game wardens when we got checked and they said it was a slow day not many fish caught on the flats the wind picked up and that was the end of the day for

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8/17/14 10:49 PM CST
Fished off the coal dock in washburn tonight didnt have a single bite.. one guy out there had a fish on but lost it before seeing what it was

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8/17/14 2:25 PM CST
Anywhere a guy could get a brown or coho from shore or out of a canoe right now or is it still too early?

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8/14/14 1:10 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air 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. Smallmouth fishing is still steady with some days better than others, but that's always typical for this time of year. Sometimes it pays to move around and try different spots if the fish aren't happy in certain locations. Live bait rigs with circle hooks will take a bunch of fish, but soft plastics are still working great in certain areas, too.

“We've been finding great numbers of fish in shallow as they seem to be really feeding on crayfish the past few days,” noted Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All, “but there are a bunch of fish out in the deep holes as well.”

The water close to shore has been a little dirty due to the recent rain and wind we’ve experienced, said Carolyn LaPenter. If that continues to be the case this weekend, she advises that trolling the mud lines from shore for walleye can be productive. And as always, the best time to snag walleye is during the low-light hours of early morning or at dusk.

Anglers are catching northern pike, rock bass and small perch along the shoreline. Carolyn said great places to go are the Xcel Energy “hot pond,” the city boat landing and the Ashland Marina inside the breakwall. On many days, brown trout are being found out at the first breaks in 30 foot of water off the Apostle Islands.

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.

Fishing will continue to get better as the summer progresses. Fall is right around the corner and is one of the best times of the year to be here fishing.

“We're looking forward to the fall smallmouth bite,” Luke said, “but for now, let's just enjoy this great summer weather!”

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.

Essentia Health will hold its Running Waters 5K Walk/Run and Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 16. Benefiting the Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center, the event begins and finishes at Essentia Health Ashland Clinic, 1625 Maple Lane, and lasts from 9-11 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run is for ages 12 and under. For more information or to register, call 715/685-7831 or visit the Running Waters website at http://runningwaters5k.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1107588.

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8/10/14 9:57 PM CST
Fished around washburn again this afternoon fishing was slow got a bunch of rock bass some smaller perch a couple keeper gills and a couple little smallies

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8/10/14 12:17 PM CST
Fished washburn side of the bay in a couple spots caught alot of small perch and gills and rock bass

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8/9/14 3:34 PM CST
Or any panfish of decent size

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8/9/14 10:08 AM CST
Wheres a good place to catch some nics perch in the ashland area

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8/7/14 3:20 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º 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 fishing has been steady and the fish seem to be settling 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, rock bass, perch and walleye (during the low-light hours).

“We've seen lots of fish that are super fat and chunky after gorging themselves on the mayfly hatch,” noted Luke Kavajecz, fishing guide for Anglers All, “but lots of fish are still chasing baitfish as well, and can be seen crashing bait on the surface in the early mornings.

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.

“You've got to love summer on the South Shore,” Kavajecz said. “The past few days have been great and have been the kind of days you like to think back on when it's blowing 35 knots out of the northeast and snowing.”

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.

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.

Ashland’s Rock the Dock II All-School Reunion Fundraiser to beautify and preserve the ore dock base for fishing and other recreation will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Neighborly Bar, 1301 W. Main St., Ashland, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live music by seven local bands whose members are donating their services to the cause will begin at 1:15 p.m. Bands slated to perform include The Decades, Badge and Acoustic Relapse. There will be local food vendors, crafts, raffle prizes including Packers pre-season tickets and Trinko’s sausage, oredock memorabilia and more. Free admission. Must be 21. Call 715/682-8277 for more information.

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8/5/14 2:47 AM CST
I must say that it was an honor to attend Capt Roger La Penter's Fishing Hall of Fame Induction at Hotel Cheq last night, It was well deserving, and a long time coming, and knowing Roger and Carolyn for some time now, from my frequent visits to Angler's All, I could see the joy in there eyes, it was definetly a team effort. I got to meet the entire commitee of the Hall of Fame, including Forest L Wood owner of Ranger Boats, Mary and the staff from the Ashland Chamber were also present. The food and staff at the hotel were top notch and very professional,Congrats again to Roger and Carolyn on this honor, Another interesting note I learned tonite was, there are 50 million angler's across the country, and only 400 in the Fresh Water fishing Hall of Fame, members are put in for not only being a great fisherman, but for what a person stands for and Roger has a big part for the smallmouth in the Cheq Bay, in is now one one the top waters in the country for chasing monster smallmouth.

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8/2/14 5:20 PM CST
Fin Bender,

When I'm cruising with the trolling motor trying to locate fish I will use a Lindy Rig with a sucker. Once I find a big school of fish I will anchor up and throw out some slip-bobbers.

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