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quaylefarmer
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6/14/12 2:52 PM CST
Had a great trip.

Fished June 6 - 9. 100% of our time was in the Sand Cut.

#'s:

Wed = 26 (half day) Thurs = 65 Fri = 52 Sat = 21 (half day)

Largest fish = 4.33 lbs

50+ fish over 3 lbs

We fished primarily with fat head minnows in 2-4 FOW. (on a bobber)

Picked up a few very shallow throwing a white tube.

Can't wait to get back up there

Love your part of the country

Big Smile

quaylefarmer
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5/31/12 11:13 AM CST
I'm heading up next Wednesday from Indiana with my Dad to fish for smallies.

We have been up before and spend 99% of our time in the sand cut.

Any updates on the bite in the cut or any suggestions on some other areas to target?

I appreciate any help!

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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5/25/12 2:23 PM CST
The local anglers are reporting they didn’t get out on the Bay fishing much this week due to the rain and stormy weather Wednesday and Thursday. The forecast calls for possible thunderstorms and cooler temps Saturday through Memorial Day. Respect the Bay and always check with the weather reports on storm and wind conditions before you head out on the water. Fishing right off the docks has been good and the Smallies are biting like crazy. Restaurants, Shops, Convenience Stores and the friendly People in Ashland are ready to welcome Anglers to our beautiful City. Check out our Historic Downtown after fishing. Ashland is the Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin and home to many unique shops and the award winning South Shore Brewery, home of the Nut Brown Ale and homemade Root beer. Local restaurants serve delicious specialties like Fresh Lake Superior Fish, North Coast Chowder soup or Wild Rice Soup. For more information on fishing in Ashland County or for an updated weather report, check out www.visitashland.com or call 800-284-9484.

cj catch
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5/24/12 4:15 PM CST
Rod Bender,

Thank you for the feed back. What works varies with conditions. Last time out for us was 40 jets set 50 back w/ small spoons. The next day didn't get touched & crawler harness w/ 2 oz 30 back was the ticket. Thanks again. CJs Catch

RodBend'r
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5/24/12 3:56 PM CST
Believe it or not, Capt. Jim pretty much sumed it up in his last post here..... cranks or crawlers, seems like everyday is a little different than the next. There's no magic lure or spot, really..... just drop(troll) some baits and run with it till you get bit and fine tune it from there. If that doesn't work, switch it up and try something different. Thinking outside the box a little sure seems to work well here at times. I don't think these Lake Superior walleyes know that they're actually walleyes most days. They can be a bit humbling at times to say the least!

Good Luck!

cj catch
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5/24/12 10:36 AM CST
rodbender

I only get to fish this sat am for the weekend. Any assistance on fow , technic, lures, speed, aprox location, anything would be helpful. Tight line & full boxes. cj catch

JKH431
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5/24/12 10:29 AM CST
Like was mentioned, SmallMouth fishing has still been good. Most fish are in spawn mode, but still some fish in pre-spawn mode and just now filtering in. Water temps are good, only bad thing is with strong winds and now a bunch of rain, water clarity will be diminished. Fish will still bite though, just might be a bit slower. Also, the SmallMouth will be in the Sand Cut and Kakagon for sometime yet - throughout post-spawn, well into June.

Lake Trout fishing has been picking up, into the islands, when the winds allow us to get out. The Flats, shoreline areas around the islands, and other Flats between islands have been good. 60FOW or deeper is what I have been looking in. Some areas, the fish are still on the top, others, they are on the bottom.

Walleyes have been good. Running crankbaits and crawler harnesses. Fish have been using shallow flats, but, we will see a lot starting to move to summering areas now that the water temps are pushing past 60 degrees and the weeds pop up in a bit deeper water.

luckydog215
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5/24/12 8:11 AM CST
The water in Sand Cut was 63 degrees on Monday and plenty of smallmouths to be found. jdc

Shimanoman71
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5/23/12 9:16 AM CST
Does anyone have an updated water temp? Also, are the smallies done or are they still spawning? Thinking of taking a trip up to fish the bay over memorial weekend. Thanks for the help much appreciated.

RodBend'r
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5/22/12 11:10 AM CST
Despite cooler water temps. and much cleaner water with all the big south winds, the walleye bite has been just short of fantastic! 20plus fish days are common. Still seeing a mixed bag of fish with nice sized pike and perch and some brown trout now as well. The walleye's are all over the chart in size this year. We've caught fish as small as 13" up to 30.5". Most fish have been very fat and healthy.

Good Luck!

RodBend'r
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5/17/12 8:46 AM CST
The walleye bite is starting to go good here. Also catching a few nice perch and pike mixed in as well. Seems to be a good population of 18"-20" walleyes. Which is a great to see! It's been awhile. And we caught some good ones too, with 5 fish between 26"-30". Fish were very scattered around. One 22" male was still milting too. Water was 60-62.

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CAPTAIN ARON KASTERN
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5/16/12 7:43 AM CST
Bass fisher, The bite has been real good most days for smallies around the sand cut and sloughs area. Cleaner water in the cut and dirty water around the sloughs area but fish can still be caught in the dirty water as well. Just keep an eye on the winds the bay can get very rough at times but for the most part it depends on the direction of the wind most days 15mph and under is fine 15 and up can be a bit on the rough side again just depends on the wind direction. But the bite has been hot for smallies, pike and the walleyes are starting to put the feed bag on as well so anything can happen for you this weekend! Make sure to stop by River Rock for up to date reports and all your tackel needs before heading out. Chequamegon

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Bass Fisher
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5/15/12 9:16 PM CST
Will be fishing Chequamegon bay this weekend for the first time hoping to get into the smallie action and I was curious about how bad the waves get within the bay? it looks like the winds will be less than 15 mph and from coming out of the south west. will this be manageable? We have a 21' Bass boat. Also, any further tips regarding locating the smallies would be very helpful! Thanks.

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
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5/10/12 3:53 PM CST
The Ashland Report has been very favorable according to Angler’s. Northern’s have been biting along the Ashland Shoreline and Anglers have been catching them in the shallows. Bass are staging in the shallows right now. Smallies are in Sand Cut as well as other areas in the Bay. We had a call from two fishermen that went out yesterday. They launched their boat out of Bayfield; spent the whole day out on the Lake and caught two nice size Coho's. Oh ya...and they said they are sporting a nice sun burn.Cool The weather forecast calls for partly sunny skis and pleasant temps. for the weekend.

tom monroe
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5/10/12 9:29 AM CST
Hey guys we were thinking about hitting the bay Saturday for salmon trolling out of washburn. Are there any cohos left in the Washburn/Holtons Point/ Soix river area yet or have they move out of the bay.

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