Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County

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6/21/17 @ 6:58 PM
TR1KK
TR1KK
USER since 12/27/16

Looking for advise. We have very little experience fishing the bay and this weekend we planned a trip to come up there and try to catch some trout, walleye and salmon if there still hanging around. We have a smaller boat so won't be able to travel out to far so if anyone can pm me with some advise on where to fish and what lures for trolling and casting. Any advise will be greatly appreciated! 

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6/20/17 @ 5:06 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop Reports:  We are finally starting to see clear water closer to the Bad River. Anglers are starting to see some Lake Trout in the dirtier water. Don’t be afraid to venture in to the mud lines in the Bad River area. The fish are in the upper 20 foot water column. They are seeing some nice Browns there also. 

Trolling continues to be great! Take note…when you are trolling, there are a couple of new nets appearing on the tip of Long Island. Anglers have been catching nice Browns, Lake Trout, Coho’s, and Steelheads. Scatter wraps have been a good bait to use. We are starting to see Small Mouth Bass and fresh fish up on their beds. Real fat Toads are showing up on their beds and they are real aggressive up in the Sand Cut, Oak Point Area and up in the Sand Flats. They are starting to get up in the shallows where the water is clearing. Tube jigs, rubber worms, wacky worms and sucker minnows have been good steady baits to use. Small Mouth are starting to spawn so we should start seeing some fish top water. The Walleye bite has been better both on the Bay and the Inland’s. We are starting to see some nice Walleye in the Kakagon and Oak Point areas.

Inland fishing has been good all around. Musky fishing has been great along with nice catches of Crappies. As the water temps continue to warm the bite will get even better.

The Crappie bite on the Inlands has been more active as the waters are getting warmer. The Inlands are starting to see summer weeds coming up. Keep in mind that warmer water is on its way, which means more water activity on the weekends.  Good News….The forecast is calling for LESS thunderstorms this next week!!! 

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: Luke from Anglers All had a great week fishing for Small Mouth Bass. There are pre-spawn fish and fish on beds and post-spawn fish that are starting to move to their summer haunts throughout the Bay. Small Mouth fishing in typically 5-ft of water or less and moving baits VERY slowly is the most productive way to fish the Small Mouth unless you see them chasing, then you can move your baits faster. 

Anglers have been catching Walleye at the head of the Bay, Brush Point and Kakagon Slough, using crawlers, leeches, and minnows as well as stick baits.
Northern’s have been caught at the Break Wall and along the Ashland shoreline with many Anglers casting spoons and spinner baits. 

Trolling for Trout and Salmon has been very productive from Houghton Point all the way out to the Islands. Many fish are still being caught in shallower depths trolling stick baits, however, water temps are starting to warm and anglers are starting to transition into using spoons.
Stream fishermen should be looking for the hex hatch to start soon! Always be aware of deadheads and floating debris on the water!!! 


Edited on 6/20/17 5:10 PM
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6/20/17 @ 3:49 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: Luke from Anglers All had a great week fishing for Small Mouth Bass. There are pre-spawn fish and fish on beds and post-spawn fish that are starting to move to their summer haunts throughout the Bay. Small Mouth fishing in typically in 5-ft of water or less and moving baits VERY slowly is the most productive way to fish the Small Mouth unless you see them chasing, then you can move your baits faster. Anglers have been catching Walleye at the head of the Bay, Brush Point and Kakagon Slough, using crawlers, leeches, and minnows as well as stick baits. Northern’s have been caught at the Break Wall and along the Ashland shoreline with many Anglers casting spoons and spinner baits. Trolling for Trout and Salmon has been very productive from Houghton Point all the way out to the Islands. Many fish are still being caught in shallower depths trolling stick baits, however, water temps are starting to warm and anglers are starting to transition into using spoons, 
Stream fishermen should be looking for the hex hatch to start soon! 

Always be aware of deadheads and floating debris on the water!!! 


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6/16/17 @ 10:11 PM
wale
wale
USER since 2/12/13

Turn ur on pm on

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6/16/17 @ 9:26 PM
The Osprey
The Osprey
USER since 7/7/01

Contact River Rock Bait or Anglers All. Read previous post. All you need to know.

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6/16/17 @ 5:37 PM
tjk50
tjk50
USER since 12/1/07

Hi everyone. Looking for whatever info anybody is willing to give out. I'm plan on being up at our cabin over by port wing wi for the last week of June. My wife and I will be doin some fishing. Wondering if anyone could give me some guidance on chequamegon bay as where we could possibly get into some walleyes. I've ice fished the bay been about 10 years. Only really fished out by the light house out of Ashland. Any help would be appreciated greatly!! Thanks in advance. Could pm me if you'd rather do that. 

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6/13/17 @ 1:50 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

Fishing really is good here in Ashland. There is a whopper storm going on right now again! Be aware of any floating debris caused by the storm!

Scott Bretting from River Rock sent over these two recent pictures!


Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County Photo
Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County Photo
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6/13/17 @ 12:54 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

Fishing Report, June 13…2017 

Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop Reports:  Trolling continues to be phenomenal!!! Hot spots have been the Coast Guard Dock, the Shore of Long Island, and Big Bay Point off of Madeline Island where the water is looking clear. Anglers have been catching nice Browns, Lake Trout, Coho’s, and Steelheads. Scatter wraps have been a good bait to use. We are starting to see Small Mouth Bass and fresh fish up on their beds. Real fat Toads are showing up on their beds and they are real aggressive up in the Sand Cut, Oak Point Area and up in the Sand Flats. They are starting to get up in the shallows where the water is clearing. Tube jigs, rubber worms, wacky worms and sucker minnows have been good steady baits to use. Small Mouth are just starting to spawn so we should start seeing some fish top water. The water temps are rising now! With the recent severe weather we’ve seen a heavy seishe. The Walleye bite has been better both on the Bay and the Inland’s. Shore fishing has been great with a mixed bag of fish being caught.  
Inland fishing has been good all around. Musky fishing has been great along with nice catches of Crappies. As the water temps continue to warm the bite will get even better. 
The Crappie bite on the Inlands has been more active as the waters are getting warmer.  

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: Bass fishing has been really terrific. The Bass are in pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn right now. The seishe inland water tide has been very strong! Small Mouth fishing in typically in 5-ft of water or less and moving baits VERY slowly is the most productive way to fish the Small Mouth. 
This last week the Walleye finally turned on and started feeding heavily. Walleye have been caught using crawlers, leeches, and minnows as well as stick baits. 
Northern’s are still being caught along the Ashland shoreline with many shoreline anglers soaking Smelt or throwing spinner baits. 
Trolling for Trout and Salmon has been very productive from Houghton Point all the way out to the Islands. Many fish are still being caught in shallower depths trolling stick baits, however, water temps are starting to warm and anglers are starting to transition into using spoons, 
Stream fishermen should be looking for the hex hatch to start soon! 


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6/7/17 @ 9:09 PM
port1042
port1042
MEMBER since 2/11/12

I'm going to be in Ashland for a few days next week and hope conditions will be right to fish the bay. If the weather doesn't cooperate (wind) what local lakes would you suggest I try? I am willing to travel 25 or 30 miles. Thanks!

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6/7/17 @ 3:34 PM
Silver surfer
Silver surfer
USER since 6/20/16

Sometimes I think Mary is just churching up the fishing stories to generate local revenue!!lol! I wouldn't be as sceptical if we seen a few pics, I do miss Jim Hudson's reports!

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