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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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3/5/15 4:19 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° 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 ice fishing has been great with plenty of opportunities to haul in just about everything that swims out there, particularly whitefish.

Anglers are catching whitefish out by Basswood Island, in the deeper water out of Washburn, and in the bay, too.

“There have been lots of whitefish this year,” noted Carolyn Swartz, co-owner of Anglers All. “They have been a real bright spot.”

Travel conditions on the bay and to points north remain excellent, but the warmer temperatures that are forecast for the weekend and into next week will bring some changes.

“People need to be aware of changing conditions out on the ice,” Carolyn advised. “For example, snow drifts will be melting after this weekend and they should watch for standing water and pressure cracks.”

Pressure cracks can pop up while people are out fishing the deep water, Carolyn explained. “They should be sure to take flotation devices along with them,” she said.

The large pressure crack that developed out at Second Landing is still an issue. Anglers should be extremely wary before venturing out from there or using it as a vehicle access point. Snowmobiles remain the best option for travel to and from Second Landing.

As always, conditions can change rapidly on Lake Superior. For your own safety and especially if you are unfamiliar with the area you will be fishing, hire a local guide or check with a bait shop prior to venturing out on any ice.

Things in the bay proper are pretty much the same as they have been with a mixed catch of perch, smelt, walleyes and the occasional brown trout and small Coho salmon. Fishing remains at a constant in the same areas highlighted in previous reports, such as out near Ashland’s Breakwater Lighthouse.

“People should expect the fishing action to pick up pretty quick as the temperatures warm and fish start moving toward the shallows,” Carolyn added.

“We're inching closer to open-water season every day,” observed Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All, “but it's still a ways out yet and there are plenty of great ice fishing opportunities coming up.”

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!

 

Watch a video roundup of the 2014 fly-fishing and light tackle season on Chequamegon Bay created by Luke Kavajecz, guide with Anglers All in Ashland.



~ 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 28th Annual Ice-O-Rama ice fishing contest sponsored by the North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club will be this Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8. The contest starts at 5 a.m. Saturday and continues through noon on Sunday. There will be $100 prizes awarded for five categories of fish, plus cash prizes for the 2nd and 3rd largest fish in each category. In addition, a raffle drawing for five Grand Prizes will take place at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Rod & Gun Club, 67032 Sloughs Lane (Second Landing), Ashland. Contestants may fish at their own risk anywhere on Chequamegon Bay. All fish must be registered by noon on Sunday, March 8. No frozen fish will be registered. For more information, call 715/685-9778.

bjt
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3/5/15 12:46 PM CST
Scottith, I've been driving off Anglers All, Kreher Park and the Ashland Coal dock just fine. 2nd landing is still sketchy as guys are using planks to drive over, but the crack keeps moving back n forth. Not sure about Washburn for driving trucks out. Hope that helps.

thescottith
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3/5/15 11:16 AM CST
Coming up for the weekend. Looking to fish some Steelhead/browns for a day and then maybe walleyes for a night. Any reports or tips would be appreciated. It looks like 2nd landing has a pressure crack that maybe difficult to deal with so may have to leave from Washburn for Steelies and kerher park for eyes?

Thanks in advance.

Scottith

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3/2/15 10:25 AM CST
bp … any real fisherman can see the big lakers are pushing the upper 50s Wink

bp213
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3/2/15 9:04 AM CST
Can't really tell how big or small those fish are considering its being held out so far from the person!

DREW MATHEUS
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3/2/15 8:55 AM CST
Well the big neighborly bar tournament had anglers out in big numbers on Saturday around the bay and into the islands and it seemed that most people had some success. I've been getting reports of browns still being caught on the shorelines near Washburn up to bodins and bayfield. Whitefish are sill being caught in number out in 50-80ft. Both these species I like to use buckshots and pimples with shiner heads as well as tip ups or automatics for Browns, salmon, and splake near shore. Eelpout are starting to be caught around the lighthouse in the bay. After dark is the best time to target these with big glow spoons or dead smelt laying on bottom. I was out chasing lake trout and it the bite has been amazing for BIG FISH on beetles with cut bait. a lot of other guys have been out for lake trout and the report seems to be good for the most part. I urge everyone that catches a big lake trout to let it go, these fish are old and not worth killing!

Good luck out there, Drew

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3/1/15 9:48 AM CST
Bz sent you a pm.

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3/1/15 8:07 AM CST
Fished all day yesterday and only 2 flags. Where would a guy go if he only has a car for travel and just set tip ups I dont care what I catch just wanna get a fish or 2 for fun. Ive never tip up fished the bay until yesterday and I dont have any of my jiggin equipment with me

DREW MATHEUS
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2/26/15 3:56 PM CST
we have been out in the islands the past couple weeks chasing lake trout. Ice is fairly thick ranging anywhere from 9-18" in areas I have been but there is some serious pack ice making travel very hard and even impossible in some places farther out in the islands. Be careful when crossing pack ice, it can be very dangerous. As for fishing we have been catching fish next to steep drops into the main channels anywhere from 150ft to 280ft of water using beetles and buck tails mostly. Tip them with meat of your choice, I presonally like smelt. River Rock bait shop in Ashland has all you need to get geared up for these big fish!

Good luck out there, Drew


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MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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2/26/15 2:24 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° 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. Although it has been pretty darn cold again this week, the ice fishing is great with plenty of opportunities to haul in just about everything that swims out there.

Travel conditions on the bay and to points north remain excellent, though the recent high winds have caused some drifting on the ice so just be aware and watch for that.

The large pressure crack that developed out at Second Landing is still an issue. Anglers should be extremely wary before venturing out from there or using it as a vehicle access point. Snowmobiles remain the best option for travel to and from Second Landing at the moment.

As always, conditions can change rapidly on Lake Superior. For your own safety and especially if you are unfamiliar with the area you will be fishing, hire a local guide or check with a bait shop prior to venturing out on any ice.

Those fishermen who haven't succumbed to the winter blues and dreams of open water are out on the bay targeting a lot of whitefish in the deeper water out of Washburn, and to points north. The area in around 70-80 foot of water off Van Tassels has been good, according to Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All.

Things in the bay proper are pretty much the same as they have been with a mixed catch of perch, smelt, walleyes and the occasional brown trout and small Coho salmon. Fishing remains at a constant in the same areas highlighted in previous reports, such as out near Ashland’s Breakwater Lighthouse.

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 Neighborly Bar’s 2015 Ice Fishing Tourney will be this Saturday, Feb. 28. Cash prizes will be awarded in five categories of fish, including lake trout, walleye, northern pike, perch, and other trout and salmon. In addition, whoever catches the largest fish will be crowned King of the Bay!! Tickets are available at the Neighborly Bar and at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, and must be purchased by bar close on February 27. Entry fee includes contest, food and prizes. All Wisconsin rules apply. All fish must be registered by 4:45 p.m. on February 28. The event features RAFFLES—MUSIC—FOOD—DRINK SPECIALS. For more information, call the Neighborly Bar, 1301 W. Main St., at 715/682-9908.

Saronafish
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2/23/15 8:26 AM CST
Ice Depth: 23" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
Fished out of Bayfield with 3 other people on Saturday. Didn't even hook a fish. Had 4 drops on tipups and 2 more on set lines but never marked anything decent sized jigging. Rough day.

Crappie43
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2/23/15 5:28 AM CST
River rock bait and tackle has lots of smelt !

hard times
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2/22/15 10:16 AM CST
does any know where you could buy some herring?

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2/22/15 5:34 AM CST
There's a huge ice heave by 2nd and you can't get out on the ice. I couldn't last week.

Crappie43
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2/21/15 7:13 AM CST
How has the perch bite been off second landing ?

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