1st Fly Rod, where to start

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8/15/17 @ 2:30 PM
bjt
bjt
USER since 5/31/09

Lake Trout Season will close SUNDAY, August 20th @ 11:59pm until the opener on Dec.1st  

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8/14/17 @ 3:32 PM
GITCHEGUMEE
GITCHEGUMEE
USER since 1/19/12

According to Apostle Islands Sportfishing Association looks like next Saturday it's over till January. Lake trout season closes on Saturday the 20th.

Edited on 8/14/17 3:35 PM
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8/14/17 @ 9:44 AM
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littleredboat
littleredboat
USER since 5/2/17

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Thanks eh! Heard similar from some buddies that had a run in with the conservation warden out in the fish refuge.  They got ticketed for drifting 900' in with no lines out.  Fishing was awesome though both saturday and sunday! Limits on Lakers and a bonus coho and brown. Down riggers and 5 color lead 3-400 out both produced fish. Sad to see it end just as I got dialed in, if there is such a thing, but excited to move on to other species.

Tight lines

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8/13/17 @ 7:28 AM
therapy-by- fishin'
therapy-by- fishin'
USER since 1/10/10

Talked to a guy at River Rock Friday. He said there is a meeting coming up to determine if lake trout season ends Tuesday , and to check River Rocks website for a decision. All I know. Side note I brought 2 veterans from the VA hospital in Madison up to fish with my dad. We caught 3 nice lakers and a bonus large brown trout. Perfect weather. Great comradary.

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8/10/17 @ 8:40 AM
littleredboat
littleredboat
USER since 5/2/17

Does anyone know what's going on with the Lake trout quota?  I keep hearing rumors that they are shutting it down but can't find any solid info and the DNR page only has the tally through June. If so any specific date?

Thanks

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8/1/17 @ 12:42 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

Report, August 1…2017

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Small Mouth are out deeper now and looking for cool water in 12 to 15 foot range depth using sucker minnows and shad raps. We are starting to see weed growth in that 12 to 15 foot area, which gives the Small Mouth some cover. We are also seeing good numbers of Northern Pike in that same area.

Trolling for Walleye's in Chequamegon Bay at 15 foot using planner boards and scatter raps has brought in some nice fish.

Trolling continues to be very good with lots of Lake Trout being caught in the South Channel, using spoons! There is Fantastic Lake Trout fishing right now. They are seeing nice Lake Trout in the flats also.

note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!

Inland fishing has been productive. As the water gets warmer, you will see of lot of people water skiing and on jet skis on the Inland Lakes. The campgrounds are busy so there is a lot of water activity to enjoy. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. There is a wide variety of baits to use for fishing any time this summer!!!!! 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.

The water has been beautiful with clear clam days! We are in typical summer fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

Anglers All reports: It seems this time of year the fishing report stays the same for a couple of weeks. Small Mouth Bass fishing has been good. Anywhere you have structure you will most likely catch Bass in 2feet to 30 feet of water. In the deeper water in the Bay, use sucker minnows for catching the Bass.  

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. During the day look for Walleyes in the channel or the drop-offs into the channel trolling 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 deep depths using down riggers or dipsy divers.

Lake Trout fishing has been just awesome right now! For more information give us a call!



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7/20/17 @ 4:42 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

Report, July 20…2017

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Small Mouth are out deeper now and looking for cool water in 12 to 15 foot range depth using sucker minnows and shad raps. We are still seeing some may fly hatches.

Trolling for Walleye's in Chequamegon Bay at 15 foot using crawler harnesses has brought in some nice fish. The quality has been great with some really big fish being caught but the quantity has been a little tough right now.

Break out your Fly Rod because it could be a lot of fun fishing on calm days!!!!

Frog patterns have been great on the Bay. Trolling continues to be very good with lots of Lake Trout being caught in the South Channel, using spoons behind the downriggers and flys with flashers or spin-in-glows.

They are seeing nice Lake Trout in the flats.

Trolling this past week…some of the glow pattern spoons have been producing more fish with the overcast days. Trolling is still on fire now!

Browns are being caught in shallower water of 40-60 foot depths right on the bottom and even a few Coho's in the same area.

note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!

Inland fishing has been productive. There have been Large Mouth Bass being caught on leeches with slip bobbers at 10 foot on the Inlands. As the water gets warmer, you will see of lot of people water skiing and on jet skis on the Inland Lakes. The campgrounds are busy so there is a lot of water activity to enjoy. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. There is a wide variety of baits to use for fishing any time this summer!!!!! 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. There are sand flies on the tip of Long Island on the beach so dress appropriately for now.

The water is getting warmer and we are in typical summer fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

Anglers All, reports: Small Mouth Bass fishing has been good. Anywhere you have structure you will most likely catch Bass in 2feet to 30 feet of water. In the deeper water in the Bay, use sucker minnows for catching the Bass.  

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. During the day look for Walleyes in the channel or the drop-offs into the channel trolling 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 deep depths using down riggers or dipsy divers.

Inland fishing is good with reports of pan fish and Large Mouth Bass, Musky and Crappies being caught!


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7/20/17 @ 3:06 PM
IowaWalleye21
IowaWalleye21
USER since 7/20/17

Good afternoon,

My girlfriend and I will be taking our end of summer fishing trip around some of the Wisconsin Lakes before we go back to college. I love to meeting up with other outdoorsmen in the search for trophy fish. We will be fishing out of my 21 foot g3 equipped with Ulterra and Humminbird electronics. I am targeting mainly walleye on the trip but would also love to go after some musky and salmon. We will be traveling from August 1st to 9th. Look forward to hearing from you guys!

Tight Lines,

Jack


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7/18/17 @ 4:49 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent

Anglers All reports: Small Mouth Bass fishing has been good. Anywhere you have structure you will most likely catch Bass in 2-feet to 30-feet of water. In the deeper water in the Bay, use sucker minnows for catching the Bass.  

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. During the day look for Walleyes in the channel or the drop-offs into the channel trolling 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 deep depths using down riggers or dipsy divers.

Inland fishing is good with reports of pan fish and Large Mouth Bass, Musky and Crappies being caught!


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7/13/17 @ 2:19 PM
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Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

Report, July 13…2017 

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Small Mouth are now done spawning and getting into their “Summer warm weather mode”. As we see the temps getting warmer, we will see more fish on top water. Fishing for Smallies could be a little tough now because of the hatches of natural bait.

Trolling for Walleye's in Chequamegon Bay at 15 foot using crawler harnesses has brought in some nice fish. The quality has been great with some really big fish being caught but the quantity has been a little tough right now.

Break out your Fly Rod because it could be a lot of fun fishing on calm days!!!!

Frog patterns have been great on the Bay. Trolling continues to be very good with lots of Lake Trout being caught in the South Channel, using spoons behind the downriggers and flys with flashers or spin-in-glows.

They are seeing nice Lake Trout in the flats.  Trolling this past week…some of the glow pattern spoons have been producing more fish with the overcast days. 

Inland fishing has been productive. There have been Large Mouth Bass being caught on leeches with slip bobbers at 10 foot on the Inlands. As the water gets warmer, you will see of lot of people water skiing and on jet skis on the Inland Lakes. The campgrounds are busy so there is a lot of water activity to enjoy. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. There is a wide variety of baits to use for fishing any time this summer!!!!! 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. There are sand flies on the tip of Long Island on the beach so dress appropriately for now.

The water is getting warmer and we are in typical summer fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

Anglers All reports: 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 deep depths using down riggers or dipsy divers.

Small Mouth Bass fishing has been good in the Bay. Inland fishing is good with reports of pan fish and Large Mouth Bass being caught!


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