Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County

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4/29/13 @ 1:42 PM
Gimper
Gimper
USER since 11/27/01
Glad you said it Ben, cause I was gonna say, "well, it looks like a bunch of little fish all packed together, spawning." Blush

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4/29/13 @ 1:20 PM
Musky Ben
Musky Ben
USER since 3/13/02
Sarona:

What do you mean by "look like"???

Musky Ben

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4/29/13 @ 12:01 PM
Sarona Trout
Sarona Trout
USER since 4/30/08
Does anyone have an idea of what the smelt run might look like this year?

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4/29/13 @ 6:18 AM
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venom
venom
USER since 12/4/08
Sorry to chime in a little late I have been switching gear over to rock another soft water season. Well flat line trolling is starting to take off in some areas here. Reports of some guys are making it out from Saxon Harbor east of Ashland and doing fairly well. The Chequamegon Bay is still locked up with a cap of ice on it. From Washburn north to the Souix River launch guys are getting small boats out, If you plan to launch there bring a pair of hip boots you will need them to get out. Guys have been trolling from there to Houghton Point and up to Bayfield along the shore line and bringing in some great catches of Coho, Brown’s & a few Splake n’ Lake trout have been in the mix. Most fish 20 to 4ftow along the shoreline. From there north to Bayfied the launch there was still iced in however it was busted up in big cakes yet a no go at the moment. North from there to Sand Bay the launch there is wide open and trolling has been good again mixed bag of Browns, Coho’s, Lake Trout working all along the shoreline. From there to the west to the Bark Bay launch in Corny is also wide open and good to go, trolling there has been also good along the shoreline. We have been working over a good hand full of lure colors and styles from spoons to stick baits. As for spoon we have been successful with (Flashbacks)- “Jack-O”, “Aneurism” & “Carrot”. (Creative Touch)- “ Kavorkian” , Black Ghost”, “Pink Eclipse”. (Moonshine)- “Bread Winner”, “Sand Burr” “RV Agent Orange” (Northland Tackle Live Forage Flutter Spoon)- “Smelt”. Emerald Shiner”, “Herring”. For sticks We have been (Rapala X Rap’s) XR-10's “ Ghost”, “Hot Pinks” they have been working well each time out. The rivers are high and muddy so we are on a break from them for the next week. If you are coming to the area dont forget to stop by Anglers All in Ashland they have the "BEST" selection of big lake trolling gear and all the gear & bait "yarn, flys ect, you need to make your river trip successful. John

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4/28/13 @ 8:09 PM
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chequamegon
chequamegon
USER since 2/12/09
Guys if you eat a fair amount of predator fish from the bay this is a good idea and ya can make a couple of bucks for some more lures. I have a couple of friends that take this survey and it can really shine some light on the amount of toxins and mercury that we take in from a life time of eating fish. Ok quick report on the bay, Well up to friday I still had buddies doing real good on perch and other mix off 2nd landing but it was getting pretty crappy getting off and on. So looking a little better there but there is still ice locked in from just west of houghton pt east over to just south of the tip of long island. And as far as I am concerned the ice will not be leaving for at least a week or more and I would lean on the latter. This year's ice out will go down for the records for sure. I have a lot of clients and other folks contacting me about the spring smallie bite with such a late ice out and what to expect. For sure the main spawn is going to be a week or two later this season can't get around it this late in the game, Unless the weather just gets real warm and stays warm. And then you could still see a some what normal spring smallie spawn but unlikely at this point I would say. We have been doing some trolling in the small boats and have been doing great! Fished coho's for a couple of days and did pretty good there! But now we will focus more on browns and splake. Yesterday we lost a hog brown boat side that was easy 15lbs what a heart breaker there!!! Puke But still landed 4 real nice fish and missed a few others as well so all good there! The same landings listed below are still at this time the only ones open that I know of right now so know big change there. The best advise is to cover water and look for your mud lines and warmer water. Most water temps have been in the 36 to 39 range but a few guys are finding some pockets of low to mid 40's and with that active fish. For photo's of what we have been catching and daily reports go to our web site click on our face book pg and give it a like to stay up with the current spring bite Smile Tight lines

Chequamegon

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4/28/13 @ 6:42 PM
trouter
trouter
USER since 7/3/01
State Department of Health Calls for Fishermen Volunteers

The State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services is calling for volunteers for its ongoing Wisconsin Fishermen Study. The study is recruiting men, 50 years of age and older, from Ashland and Bayfield counties. In order to be eligible, fishermen must have fished in Wisconsin waters and/or the Great Lakes in the past twelve months, and must have eaten fish from those waters in the past twelve months.

The study will be conducted in Ashland from May 14-16 and will take less than an hour to complete. Participants will be paid $35 for their time, plus mileage reimbursement. The process includes a questionnaire and some brief physical measurements (blood pressure, height and weight). Participants are also asked to donate blood and hair samples.

The purpose of the Wisconsin Fishermen Study is learn about where Wisconsin fishermen catch the fish they eat, the type of fish they catch and consume, how they learn about fish consumption advice, how closely they follow this advice and how their fish consumption affects nutrient and contaminant levels in their bodies. The UW’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is conducting the survey for the State Department of Health. To volunteer please call SHOW at 888-433-7469.

For more information about this press release, please contact Mary Farrell Stieve, SHOW Community Outreach Coordinator at 608-821-1240.

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4/27/13 @ 12:23 PM
Kam9381
Kam9381
USER since 3/20/12
Thanks grouse . I'm just getting anxious for my annual smallmouth trip May 19-22....

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4/27/13 @ 4:36 AM
GrouseHunter
GrouseHunter
USER since 3/25/12
The ice in the Bay is looking dark, my guess for Ice out will be another week and a half, once the shoreline melts away and we get some wind it will bust up and move around, after this weekend with the warm temps the shorelines should be melted, then it's just a matter of wind to bust it up and move it around.the south east end of the break wall is open the hot pond is open out past the power plant long and short bridge river channels are now open and connected and it's starting to open up around the exposed wood in the bay.

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4/26/13 @ 12:54 PM
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Trollintommy
Trollintommy
USER since 12/12/12
Just a quick update for everyone that is going to enjoy the warm weather on the big lake this weekend. Souix and onion are doing good... Onion landing is open to small boats and bodin's landing is also open now.... Other landings available are bark bay, little sand bay, and Saxon. Be careful with the SW winds this weekend blowing shore ice out while running around!! Good luck, have fun, and tight lines to all! Big Smile

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4/26/13 @ 9:57 AM
Kam9381
Kam9381
USER since 3/20/12
When are we thinking "ice out" fellas?

Edited on 4/26/13 10:00 AM
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