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9/20/16 @ 10:21 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

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.


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9/15/16 @ 12:16 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, September 15, 2016 

Carolyn from Angler All reported: The water temperatures have dropped a little. There have been reports of a few Coho’s being caught in deeper water. They are anticipating they will be coming inside the Bay as the water temps drop. Fish are starting to pattern and move into clean water and the mud lines. The Browns and Coho’s are expected to be staging, as the water temps are now dropping. The fall should bring in some nice size Salmon. Anglers report fishing Long Island has been really good. Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most commonly. Overall, the Big Lake is in good shape and fishing has been good. 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. 
Inland Lakes have really good reports from anglers catching Pan Fish, Bass and Northerns. The Small Mouth bite has been really good in the Bay. If you can locate the Baitfish, you can locate the Small Mouth.  

River Rock reports: There have been a few more Coho’s being caught off of Houghton Point right now and a few in the rivers. Lake Trout are moving into shallower water. They are in the 50 to 60 foot depth but are still on the bottom. 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. The water temps are dropping fast at this time of year. 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 Bass are in 15 feet of water and anglers are catching them on sucker minnows.  

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.


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9/8/16 @ 9:48 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waxing Crescent

Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, September 8, 2016 

Carolyn from Angler All reported: Fish are starting to pattern and move into clean water and the mud lines. The Browns and Coho’s haven’t started staging yet, but they expect it could be any day as the water temps are now dropping. The fall should bring in some nice size Salmon. There have been nice size fish being caught from Houghton Point to Pikes all summer and early September. Anglers report fishing Long Island has been really good. Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most commonly. Overall, the Big Lake is in good shape and fishing has been good. 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. Inland Lakes have really good reports from anglers catching Pan Fish, Bass and Northerns. 
The Small Mouth bite has been really good in the Bay. If you can locate the Baitfish, you can locate the Small Mouth.  

Scott from River Rock reports: Lake Trout are moving into shallower water. They are in the 50 to 60 foot depth but are still on the bottom. 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. The water temps are dropping fast at this time of year. 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 Bass are in 15 feet of water and anglers are catching them on sucker minnows.  
Scott wants to say “Welcome Bear Hunters”. You can fish the Bay in the morning near shore and hunt the area in the afternoon. There have been some really large bear seen on game cameras. More bear than usual and they are trophy size bear! 

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. 


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9/5/16 @ 7:04 PM
ReelTimes
ReelTimes
USER since 9/5/16

Was planning to come up and do some fishing around the apostles in mid-September. Most likely fishing closer to shore and around islands, although may venture out into some deeper waters as well.  Haven't fished there in a number of years, just wondering if I'm going to have to worry a lot about fishing nets this time of year?  Is there any particular areas where they're more likely to be? Thanks for any information.

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8/30/16 @ 9:30 AM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, August 30, 2016 

Carolyn from Angler All reported: The Bay is looking good and fish are biting. We are right on track for late August fishing with reports of some nice size fish being caught! Houghton Point to Pikes has clear water and the fishing continues to be good there. Anglers report fishing Long Island has been really good. Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most commonly. Overall, the Big Lake is in good shape and fishing has been good. Fishing the Bay and the Apostle Islands has been 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.

Inland Lakes have really good reports from anglers catching Pan Fish, Bass and Northerns.

The Small Mouth bite has been really good in the Bay. If you can locate the Baitfish, you can locate the Small Mouth. Always continue to pay attention to the possible floating debris. With a long Labor Day weekend ahead, it is a good time to catch some fish!!

Nate from River Rock reports: The water temps are dropping fast at this time of year. Fishing has been good. It won’t be long and we will be in a full fall pattern. Lake Trout fishing has been great. Start fishing the flats where good numbers of “keep-able” Lake Trout are being caught. The slot size range is 20 to 25 inches. You are allowed one “Trophy Lake Trout” over 40 inches and there have been reports of them being caught in the outer islands area. Anglers are trolling for Lake Trout using spoons and doing well catching fish. Start out with a good mix of different colored spoons. Sometimes the fish bite on the green and sometimes the wonder bread. You need to change colors if needed. 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 in 16 to 25 feet of water.

Small Mouth Bass fishing has been really good. There have been good numbers of Small Mouth Bass being caught at the end of the Break Wall and Long Island and the Rock Pile, and they are a good size. Baits being used are “Gold Color” Kast Masters. Labor Day week should be a really good time to fish the Bay.

The weeds are thick on the Inland Lakes making it a bit difficult to fish but reports have been good with Large Mouth, Pan Fish and an occasional Northern being caught with crawlers being the mainstay and a good mix of other bait. Always be aware of floating debris when fishing!

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.


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8/23/16 @ 9:28 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, August 23, 2016

Roger from Angler All reported: The Bay is looking good and fish are biting. We are right on track for late August fishing with repots of some nice size fish being caught! Houghton Point to Pikes has clear water and the fishing continues to be good there. Long Island has cleared up considerably! Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most commonly. Overall, the Big Lake is in good shape and fishing has been good. 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. 
Inland Lakes have really good reports from anglers catching Pan Fish, Bass and Northerns. 
The Small Mouth bite has been reported good in the Bay. If you can locate the Baitfish, you can locate the Small Mouth. Always continue to pay attention to the possible floating debris. 

Nate from River Rock Inn & Bait Shop reports: Lake Trout fishing has been great. Start fishing the flats where good numbers of “keep-able” Lake Trout are being caught. The slot size range is 20 to 25 inches. You are allowed one “Trophy Lake Trout” over 40 inches and there have been reports of them being caught in the outer islands area. Anglers are trolling for Lake Trout using spoons and doing well catching fish. Start out with a good mix of different colored spoons. Sometimes the fish bite on the green and sometimes the wonder bread. You need to change colors if needed. Trolling for Walleye has been really good in the Bay this year, using Stick Baits such as Rapalas or Bombers or Crawler Harnesses in 16 to 25 feet of water. 
Small Mouth Bass fishing has been really good now that the water is clearing up. The Bass are almost moving into the fall-pattern. There have been good numbers of Small Mouth Bass being caught at the end of the Break Wall and Long Island and the Rock Pile, and they are a good size. Baits being used are “Gold Color” Kast Masters. 
The weeds are thick on the Inland Lakes making it a bit difficult to fish but reports have been good with Large Mouth, Pan Fish and an occasional Northern being caught with crawlers being the mainstay and a good mix of other bait. Always be aware of floating debris when fishing! 

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.


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8/16/16 @ 11:06 AM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, August 16, 2016

Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop with a professional guide service for Lake Superior and area inland lakes and rivers, offering the largest selection of baits and tackle in the Chequamegon Bay area. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed!

Roger from Angler All reported: The water is definitely starting to clear. Houghton Point to Pikes has clear water and the fishing continues to be good there. Long Island has cleared up considerably! Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most commonly. Overall, the Big Lake is in good shape and fishing has been good. 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.

Inland Lakes continue in the mid-summer pattern with really good reports from anglers catching Pan Fish, Bass and Northerns.

The Small Mouth bite has been reported good but remain a bit finicky as the weather has not been consistent. “If you can locate the Bait fish, you can locate the Small Mouth”. Always continue to pay attention to the possible floating debris.

River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland where you can stop in and see their wide variety of live bait, fishing tackle, gear, accessories, fresh and smoked fish, local cheeses, meats, and microbrews, and much more. Call them at 715/682-3232 for the most current fishing report.

Nate from River Rock reports: The Bay is clearing up nicely and in the mid-summer pattern. Lake Trout fishing has been great, with reports that the Lake Trout are at the bottoms. Start fishing the flats where good numbers of “keep-able” Lake Trout are being caught. The slot size range is 20 to 25 inches. You are allowed one “Trophy Lake Trout” over 40 inches and there have been reports of them being caught in the outer islands area. Anglers are trolling for Lake Trout using spoons and doing well catching fish. Start out with a good mix of different colored spoons. Sometimes the fish bite on the green and sometimes the wonder bread. Trolling for Waleye has been really good in the Bay this year, using Stick Baits such as Rapalas or Bombers or Crawler Harnesses in 16 to 25 feet of water.

Small Mouth Bass fishing has been really good now that the water is clearing up. The Bass are almost moving into the fall-pattern. There have been good numbers of Small Mouth Bass being caught at the end of the Break Wall and Long Island and the Rock Pile, and they are a good size. Baits being used are “Gold Color” Kast Masters.

The weeds are thick on the Inland Lakes making it a bit difficult to fish but reports have been good with Large Mouth, Pan Fish and an occasional Northern being caught with crawlers being the mainstay and a good mix of other bait. Always be aware of floating debris when fishing!

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. 


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8/11/16 @ 9:51 AM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous

      Chequamegon BAY Area Fishing Report, August 11, 2016

Carolyn from Angler All reported: This past weekend had really good reports comng in for fishing the Bay! The water is definitely starting to clear. Houghton Point to Pikes has clear water and the fishing continues to be good there. Long Island has cleared up considerably! Trolling for Trout has been great using spoons and spin-n-glows most commonly. Overall, the Big Lake is in good shape and fishing has been good. 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 or over the weeds out in the bay. 

Inland Lakes continue in the summer pattern with really good reports from anglers catching Pan Fish, Bass and Northerns. 

The Small Mouth bite has been reported good but a bit finicky as the weather has not been consistent. Carolyn noted; “If you can locate the Bait fish, you can locate the Small Mouth”. Always continue to fish with caution, as there is floating debris due to the recent storms.

Scott from River Rock reports: The Bay is clearing up nicely and in the mid-summer pattern. Lake Trout fishing has been great, with reports that the Lake Trout are at the bottoms. Start fishing the flats where good numbers of “keep able” Lake Trout are being caught. The slot size range is 20 to 25 inches. You are allowed one “Trophy Lake Trout” over 40 inches and there have been reports of them being caught in the outer islands area. Anglers are trolling for Lake Trout using spoons and doing well catching fish. Start out with a good mix of different colored spoons. Sometimes the fish bite on the green and sometimes the wonder bread. 

Small Mouth Bass fishing has been really good now that the water is clearing up. The small Mouth Bass are almost moving into the fall pattern! The Bass are in 15 foot of water. There have been good numbers of Small Mouth Bass being caught at the end of the Break Wall and Long Island and the Rock Pile, and they are a good size. Baits being used for Small Mouth Bass fishing have been shad raps, rattle raps and the live bait used has been sucker minnows.

The weeds are very thick on the Inland Lakes making it a bit difficult to fish but reports have been good with Large Mouth, Pan Fish and an occasional Northern being caught with crawlers being the mainstay and a good mix of other bait. Scott continues to ask folks to be aware of floating debris when fishing!
Check out the John Gillespie Fishing show that is set to air on August 20th. John was here fishing. this week!

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.

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8/8/16 @ 6:22 AM
Silver surfer
Silver surfer
USER since 6/20/16

I agree with you guys,the tribal netting is ridiculous,i quit coming to the islands years ago and crossed the state line of Michigan to find better fishing,had some good fishing,but guess what so did the netters! Been seeing more nets there as well.

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8/7/16 @ 10:37 PM
Livefreefishhard
Livefreefishhard
USER since 2/5/16

Go figure, the head of the DNR, says we need to inform clubs that the fishing is not what it should be in the biggest lake in where? What a stupid comment, the whole area is pissed and sick of it for years, they know that. It's one thing for tribes but then add the commercials. Then they go around shaking down the sport fishermen. I just don't get it. Come steelhead season I have yet to see a DNR agent near any of the streams and I've seen too many violaters to count. Frustrating cause the DNR knows the die hards will buy a license whether their decisions please us or not.

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