Fishing reports and lake information for Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota and South Dakota
Fishing Reports For Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County « Wisconsin Fishing Report Board

Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County (all postings)

Display: Fishing Reports Only All Postings
Sort posts by date: Descending Ascending

Purchase a 3D Map of this Lake

Purchase a 3D Map of this lake. Want one of the best lake topographic maps available? Here it is. These 3-D contour maps give you real graphical representation of the lake; no more just reading depth lines and trying to visualize the bottom contours. These high quality maps are printed on a water-proof and tear-proof material which will withstand the elements and rugged use.
Click here to learn more about these maps.
Displaying Posts 885 through 899 of 3,897
surveyor
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 7/10/2003
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
4/3/12 9:53 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
Steelheading was so-so over the weekend. The streems are running shallow and clear. Caught 6 and lost another 3 or 4. It was still a GREAT weekend in the Bay area! I'm hoping for some rain and I will be back up.

JKH431
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
4/3/12 8:08 PM CST
Few more smelt were in the net this morning for River Rock Inn and Bait Shop... So, more and more are working closer to the shallows.. I would say there should be a few to seine or dip this weekend..

With that, so much going on right now. Trolling is HOT - unbelievable how many Coho are around. Also, few more Pike and Walleye being caught up around the shorelines of Ashland. Steelhead in the streams and inland crappie fishing has been decent.

utahman
utahman
Level: General User
Joined: 3/9/2003
Status: Offline
4/2/12 6:32 PM CST
Water Temp: Below 40° F
Pablo I can tell how much you are wanting to get the smelt. All your ideas will work. Last year I tried an experiment. The dip netters use the west side of the pier in front of Pamida. I have a 5X5 foot dipnet, and with that I used an aluminum pole made of tent poles,with an eyebolt in the end, which is all very lightweight. I netted off the east side of the pier right up against the wooden posts. You can do very well there as the smelt get stacked up because there is no where else for them to go. When we seine them they are thick up against that wall. Its a good way to go. You could easily dip them out of a boat too, but the pier breakwall really concentrates them so it wouldnt be necessary to even go in a boat. If you can plan to spend the night on the beach.The best times are usually 11:00 to 4:00 am. PM me if you need more info

blufhunter
blufhunter
Level: General User
Joined: 2/22/2011
Status: Offline
4/2/12 3:55 PM CST
Wondering what the water levels are back in the sloughs/sand cut? Lower, higher, or same as last year?

PabloFC
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 6/19/2005
Status: Offline
4/2/12 3:14 PM CST
How crazy would it be to use an 8x8 drop net from a boat, if I built something to raise it and lower it? would I go anywhere on the shoreline or were the fishermen are? Sorry to use the reports page. PM if you dont want to use this page, thanks. Pablo

PabloFC
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 6/19/2005
Status: Offline
4/2/12 3:14 PM CST
How crazy would it be to use an 8x8 drop net from a boat, if I built something to raise it and lower it? would I go anywhere on the shoreline or were the fishermen are? Sorry to use the reports page. PM if you dont want to use this page, thanks. Pablo

MARY MCPHETRIDGE
MARY MCPHETRIDGE
Joined: 4/22/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
4/2/12 3:01 PM CST
The local Bait Shops and Smelters were out smelting all weekend but didn't get any smelt at all right in Ashland. Just a few shiners. However, One Bait Shop did say they pulled in about 1/2 of a bucket throughout the entire Sunday night....could this be the start??? Stay tuned!!! The water temperature is around 42 degrees right now. The forecast calls for clouds today and sunny skis Tuesday and Wednesday with temps in the 50's during the day. Maybe some warmer temps will help. Everyone was so certain there would be an early run because the ice went out so early, but the Smelt only answer to Mother Nature and they just aren't quite ready to run. Should be any day though.

slay 'n em
slay 'n em
Level: General User
Joined: 1/4/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
4/2/12 12:50 PM CST
Fished the bay this weekend. Ended up going 20 for 29 on cohos. Some just got off and others were lost because of clips not releasing. It was a good time. Went smelting Saturday night. Nothing doing there. All we were picking up was lake shiners. My guess is wont start running til end of this week. The good part is water temp is right around 40 so it shouldnt b too long from now.

Kam9381
Kam9381
Level: General User
Joined: 3/20/2012
Status: Offline
4/2/12 6:21 AM CST
Jim, Sorry for the late reply, but thanks for weighing in on the smallmouth situation for May. I know its early, I just always start getting excited this time of year. The fishery you have in your back yard is just plain awesome. I wish I lived closer. I am still planning on coming up the weekend before memorial day. I am looking forward to the reports beginning May 1 st.

Ken

JKH431
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
4/1/12 3:20 PM CST
Nope, no LAW saying you need an anchor.. Smart to have one.. Same as it is smart to have a VHF radio on board - but not a law either.

Also, belive I Omitted that if your boat meets the requirements for a fire extinguisher, need on of those too. Ie, inboard motor or a fuel tank that is permanently mounted.

Here is a good website telling you what you need..

http://www.sanpanboats.com/blog/post/is-your-boat-ready-for-a-safety-check

The Osprey
The Osprey
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 7/7/2001
Status: Offline
3/31/12 7:52 AM CST
Jim It has been my understanding that you also need an anchor with 100 ft or more of line attached to it. Am I wrong ?

Bob M.

BIG MOSS 24-7
BIG MOSS 24-7
Level: General User
Joined: 11/2/2009
Status: Offline
3/30/12 9:15 PM CST
Thanks for the info. I sure hope they are around for the 11th-15th!

JKH431
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
3/30/12 8:44 PM CST
Oh, and for the smelt run, I do think the start will be this weekend and it will peak this week to next weekend sometime..

Thats my guess, but, I'm not a smelt either.. Smile

JKH431
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
3/30/12 8:41 PM CST
Jake - havent heard much on the perch. Will tell ya, water temps are just at and around 40 right now..

Go-Devil - all Landings are open and usable now..

Rihno - Flares you need (3), marine band radio is not required, you also need a signaling device like a horn or whistle that can be heard to a half mile, also need a approved PFD for all on board and a Type IV throwable cushion.

Rihno
Rihno
Level: General User
Joined: 3/9/2011
Status: Offline
3/30/12 8:20 PM CST
Do I need flares,marine radio etc. for my boat in chequamegon bay? Never had my boat on great lakes.

Displaying Posts 885 through 899 of 3,897


Launch Map Viewer


Remember Me
Setup New Account
Forgot Your Password?
Membership Benefits
Compare Account Types
Please Practice Catch And Release
Lake-Link asks you to please take a moment to visit our fine sponsors:
Custom Jigs & Spins Plano Frabill Chevy Dealers Of Wisconsin Humminbird St. Croix Rods The 60 Second Angler Jerry's Sport Service Midwestern Shooters Supply Hard And Soft Fishing Fenwick Baitmate

Lake-Link.com find us on facebook