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northminn
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1/31/15 11:12 AM CST
Ice Depth: 18" Conditions: Night Time
littlecleo - We've been out looking for eelpout lately, not too many around yet. Had 4 one night and only 1, if that, the other nights. The lighthouse is a generally good, easy access place for them come February/March.

littlecleo
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1/31/15 9:56 AM CST
Thinking about trying to catch a eelpout or 2 wondering where a good area is to try. Near the lighthouse second landing or further north?

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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1/30/15 11:54 AM CST
Conditions: Partly 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. It's mid-season ice fishing and there are a lot of opportunities to get after just about everything that swims out there.

“We've still got excellent travel conditions on the bay and to points north,” said fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All. “Minimal snow on the ice and great ice depth make it pretty darn easy to get around.”

To the north, nearshore fishing for trout has been decent with some days better than others. Whitefish are being caught out in a little deeper water as well as the occasional herring. Set tip-ups rigged with a shiner and a small hook just a few feet below the ice for the herring.

Into the Apostle Islands, the ice conditions are variable. As of a few days ago, there's open water on the north side of Madeline Island and lots of blue water beyond that. Just be super careful when venturing into the islands.

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.

In Chequamegon Bay proper, smelt fishing has been great out near the lighthouse and in the deeper water of the channel. If you can find a good weedbed, you can catch smelt all day long. Use a super-light rod rigged with a Hali jig tipped with waxies or a minnow head.

“It's great fun and you can get your smelt fix if you have a craving for the tasty little morsels,” noted Luke. “Just be prepared for the occasional brown to come through and test your lightweight smelt tackle.

“Anything can happen out there this time of year,” he continued. “It's kind of fun to see how many different species you can catch in a single day.”

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.

Ashland’s King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Maslowski Beach. Held on the ice of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay, this exciting event offers hot snowmobile racing action with 660-foot tracks on both shaved ice and groomed snow. King of the Bay also features raffle prizes, concessions and awards in more than 60 classes. Visit www.ashlandkingofthebay.com for more details.

For information on other great area events, please go to www.visitashland.com.

nightdrills17
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1/27/15 8:43 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10"
Late post but a friend and I fished last weekend. Did well shallow while everyone else was out deep not doing much. Caught 6 browns 3 splake and 1 herring. All splake were short and some of the browns were. 15 FOW and automatics were the ticket.

delta1
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1/27/15 7:28 AM CST
northern fishing inland closes with all other game fish march 1.

joshwalleye10
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1/26/15 10:52 AM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Red cedar monster: you can access right next to the casino. They do ask for $5 to park there. I wouldn't recommend taking a vehicle out there a 4 wheeler or snowmobile would be better. Also there's a pressure ridge towards basswood where you have to hug the shore of basswood to get around. Good luck fishing.

grizwald
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1/26/15 4:50 AM CST
Wale, yes it never closes.

wale
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1/25/15 9:17 PM CST
just wondering is northern pike fishing open year round? just want to make sure.

Red Cedar Monster
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1/25/15 6:04 PM CST
I've never fished the Red Cliff area. Was thinking about doing so this weekend. Where exactly do you get on the ice at? Can you drive a truck or do you walk out? Any info is appreciated......

Crappie43
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1/24/15 8:12 PM CST
Thanks Drew very helpful ! Will be trying this next week end !

DREW MATHEUS
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1/24/15 3:04 PM CST
crappie 43, whitefish can be caught in a lot of places on the bay and in the islands, a few hot spots to try are the tip of long island, around basswood, and off redcliff. try anywhere from 40-70ft and you should find some fish. the best bait really depends on the mood of the fish, sometimes they will be aggressive and hit big spoons like buckshots and pimples tipped with shiner heads while other days you will need to use a dropper rig with a small panfish jig and waxie beneath a bigger spoon about 8". also if you have a flasher you need to make them chase...ALOT many fish will chase the bait all the way to the top before they hit it. Whitefish are one of the funnest to catch out there, good luck!


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Crappie43
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1/23/15 7:07 AM CST
Looking to catch some white fish? Any good pointers ? Thanks just remember if you are not fishing you are not doing much??

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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1/22/15 3:08 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° 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. We have great ice conditions out there and it's only getting better.

It was a pretty busy weekend in Ashland as the warm temperatures combined with the DNR's free fishing event Jan. 17-18 had a lot of people out on the ice.

“The high school ice fishing tournament had a great turnout,” observed fishing guide Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All, “and it was nice to see so many kids show up and get out there. I wish I would've had a fishing team when I was in high school.”

The perch fishing off of Second Landing has been pretty good with reports of some decent-sized fish caught out in 12-14 foot of water (FOW). And with less snow, getting around on the ice is much easier than it was last year.

“Guys are driving trucks out on the bay and there are pretty good travel conditions,” Luke noted, “but just remember no ice is ever safe. Watch out for big pressure cracks near the lighthouse.”

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.

North of Washburn, the fishing is still going good for brown trout and splake. The splake are on the smaller size, so you may need to fish some smaller jigs if you keep getting bumps but no hookups. Most fish have come from that 20-30 FOW foot range, but sometimes they are in close, too.

ATVs and snowmobiles are still recommended for travel in areas to the north. “Or if you're the quiet type, you could just walk out or throw on a pair of skis,” added Luke.

Out of Bayfield and Red Cliff and out towards Basswood Island, whitefish are being caught as well as a few browns and a couple of lake trout.

“Have fun out there, be safe and enjoy the great conditions we've got this year,” Luke concluded.

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.

Ashland’s King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Maslowski Beach. Held on the ice of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay, this exciting event offers hot snowmobile racing action with 660-foot tracks on both shaved ice and groomed snow. King of the Bay also features raffle prizes, concessions and awards in more than 60 classes. Visit www.ashlandkingofthebay.com for more details.

For information on other great area events, please go to www.visitashland.com.

sackett99
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1/21/15 10:04 AM CST
Ice Depth: 20" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
STUTZYS PUP ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT Hurley wisconsin on the Gile Flowage must sign up at the bar by friday. $15

GrouseBadger
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1/20/15 9:14 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fished the channel between the old ore dock and light house, tons of small perch, had to sort through dozens to get 5 keepers. Hali jig with a shiner head most productive right on bottom in 30 fow.

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