Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County

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3/30/13 @ 7:58 PM
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nightdrills17
nightdrills17
USER since 2/19/13

ICE DEPTH
16 inches
We hit the cohos good today, 10 guys with 50 cohos. Several big browns were picked up and a giant 25" whitefish. The large portion of cohos came in and were caught within an hour and a half. It wouldn't be a bad idea to downsize on baits about now.

Edited on 4/2/13 12:18 PM
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3/30/13 @ 5:36 AM
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chequamegon
chequamegon
USER since 2/12/09
Hey Folks, quick report for those thinking about making the trip up this weekend, Well here’s the scoop for the bay as of lately, snow condition’s are going to be better on the bay this week with the much needed warm up and rain we are getting today for the bay area, Which will make ice travel much easier for atvs again. From here on out stay off the ice with cars and trucks! Slush and standing water will be present for a few days now As far as what’s hot on the bite this past week or so has been coho’s we don’t fish them this time of year as we will catch all the little silver minnows we want come trolling time. But the ore dock over to the hot pond area has been the most consistent for that bite Rattle type lures can be best to draw the school in and then at time’s small panfish or jig heads tipped with waxies or even plastics. Look high and low in the column but this time of year they like to run high. Anglers are also picking them up off the river mouths mixed in with the steelhead and a few browns as well. The walleye bite has not hit full stride yet either and the perch bite has been hit and miss this last week as well around the bay. But this will all change this week and over the course of the next few weeks, all the fish species will start putting the feed bag in to over drive this week or next week for sure. The islands are starting to wind down as well, ice is still good from shore out to the south end of hermit but slush will be a problem now, there is a big hole that worked its way from the pines on hermit over to Madeline mid channel so take not of this if heading out there. The bay and the river mouths are going to be the hot bite from here on out, But make sure to check ice depth as you work around these areas as this ice can be good one afternoon and mush by the next morning. As far as the stream steelhead opener we might start to see some fish working there way up stream with this warm up coming later in the week, it’s all going to depend on how warm it really gets up here, but they are ready and so are we. Look to the lower holes for the best weekend bite. It’s going to be a nice change slipping back into the rivers and feeling a big steelhead on the long rods again. I would say we have 2 weeks left of fishable ice here on the bay, before it go’s the other way on us. And with that we still have some openings left for some fantastic late ice fishing adventure here on the bay. From walleye, perch and pike to trout and salmon it’s all going to be hot fishing over the next few weeks so if you are interested contact us very soon! Also for the folks looking at open water trolling we are booking now for shallow water trolling trips for trout and salmon, great action most days on coho’s with some real nice trout mixed in as well. And don’t forget we also take stream trips for steelhead as well, if you have never done this type of fishing or would like to get back into it give me a call, All I can say with steelhead on the streams is POWER TRAIN nothing fights like a big chromer in the stream. Good luck and be safe this weekend.

Edited on 3/30/13 5:39 AM
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3/28/13 @ 4:29 PM
scales&tails
scales&tails
USER since 12/26/10
Hi just wondering how the ice conditions were with all the warm weather we are having. Anyone catching any fish in the bay or over by the onion? Thinking of trying it this weekend, any info is greatly appreciated, thanks

Scales Smile

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3/28/13 @ 8:29 AM
surveyor
surveyor
MEMBER since 7/10/03
Bark Bay and Corny look pretty iced in yet.

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3/28/13 @ 8:27 AM
surveyor
surveyor
MEMBER since 7/10/03
Bark Bay and Corny look pretty iced in yet.

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3/28/13 @ 7:50 AM
bjt
bjt
USER since 5/31/09
Grizwald, personally I would stay off the ice right now with a truck. Ice conditions have gone downhill considerably in the last week. Today and tomorrow will also be in the mid 40's up here!

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3/27/13 @ 9:48 PM
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grizwald
grizwald
USER since 2/6/09
does anyone know if the landing in bark bay by cornie is free of ice, and if anyone is trolling up there?

Edited on 3/27/13 9:49 PM
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3/27/13 @ 7:51 PM
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grizwald
grizwald
USER since 2/6/09
is anyone driving trucks from the landing to the hot pond to jig? wondering if a guy needs the snow machine or not? some help, please.

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3/26/13 @ 7:12 PM
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nightdrills17
nightdrills17
USER since 2/19/13

ICE DEPTH
16 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Cohos filling up the vexilar between 10 and 15 feet

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3/26/13 @ 9:20 AM
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Doman
Doman
USER since 2/10/02

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
24 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
I would say that snowmobile travel is still advised on the bay. The snow has consolidated some but there will be slush pockets now. I was out yesterday on the bay with the snowmobile and all was good yet. There is still a decent crust on the snow which floats the machine perfectly. As for ice, I don't think we have much to worry about for landing issues for a while yet. I had a window yesterday to hit the ice between 1 and 3. I left from Washburn and went to the hotpond and limited on coho in 15 minutes. I was using chubby darters and small panfish lures tipped with waxies. Most of the action came on the chubby darter. I would say the hot bite would be at the hot pond and then after a few days of this warmer weather and melt the river mouths should be picking up. This weekend might be a good time for fishing the Onion, Sioux, Bono, and Whittlesey creek. Make sure to check ice conditions cause the melt will be eroding the ice from now on in front of the river mouths.

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3/25/13 @ 6:38 PM
yote1
yote1
USER since 1/13/09
I know it's a bit early to say for certain, but how does it look for fishing the bay this coming weekend? snow machine travel wise that is. I would like to make one last run at it but at a 3 hour drive I'm hoping to get some up to date reports on the landings, snow, and ice. Thanks for any input.

Edited on 3/25/13 6:39 PM
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3/25/13 @ 2:57 PM
surveyor
surveyor
MEMBER since 7/10/03
Any steelhead in the streams yet? I usually like to fish the early opener, but I think I will hold of a bit yet. It's so hard to fish in snowshoes and waders.

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3/22/13 @ 5:50 PM
pyclub1
pyclub1
USER since 2/6/13
Thanks for the update, Appreciate it.. Will be out in the morning trying to get it done... Good luck this weekend to those who go out and be safe...

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3/21/13 @ 1:38 PM
coondawg333
coondawg333
USER since 1/2/08
Here you boys go! Lets do something about it! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517901524927195&set=a.517901514927196.1073741825.517893141594700&type=1

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3/21/13 @ 9:40 AM
bjt
bjt
USER since 5/31/09
pyclub1, yes, people are still getting out between Bayfield and Madeline, Ice conditions are good yet in that area. I would stay away from Hermit Island and the backside of Oak though. Look at the most current satellite images.

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