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jake64
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3/30/12 3:36 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
any report on the perch biting yet thank you

BIG MOSS 24-7
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3/30/12 3:04 PM CST
So what's your prediction for the peak of the Run? I'm going to be coming up the 11th - 15 for my bachelor party, and I'm worried we are going to miss the run! Every day that goes by and I see they aren't running makes me happy!

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3/29/12 4:04 PM CST
You're cool to smelt before the 1st.. Confirmed this with the local wardens..

Smelt away - but, they are not ready yet!! Smile

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3/29/12 10:44 AM CST
According to anglers all in ashland, they were told that the season would be opened early and was ok'd by the dnr, due to the mild, early spring. They have been smelting for a few days, however very few smelt pulled in. The ashland chamber of commerce told me the same thing.

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3/29/12 9:48 AM CST
Contact WDNR via online assist and was told by their representative April 1. But we all know how confused the DNR can be at times.....lol Not sure, but was advised yesterday morning that a DNR Warden is telling folks in Ashland area same thing.

Checked WDNR regulations in regards to netting and spearing....April 1 to May 25 is season for netting smelt.

So it would seem we have to wait until midnight saturday night/sunday morning.....

If anyone else has heard differently, let us know.

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slay 'n em
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3/29/12 9:00 AM CST
Lawdog, are u sure about that? If u go to the smelt Ashland thread Jim Hudson said DNR is allowing smelting prior to April 1st based on the early ice out.

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3/28/12 11:35 PM CST
Contacted WDNR tonight and they advised that, smelt may not be fished for until April 1. Now that should put a strange little twist on the whole tourist dollars to the area for spring...No smelters on the beaches this weekend. Hope that the run does not start until next week.

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3/26/12 11:25 AM CST
Glad to see folks out this weekend!! Was a great weekend for fishing, for sure!!

Anyhow, we are pretty much ice free everywhere right now - but, still have to use caution as there are some ice chunks about.. Just need the landings to open up and we will be rocking and rolling all over the bay.

So, things have changed a bit with the bite, as some might have experienced this weekend. With most of the river mouths clear and no dirty water, fish (coho especially) have dispersed and are scattered about throughout the shorelines and water column. This means deploying different tactics and searching for the fish to put a pattern together. This weekend we found that leadcore, riggers, dipsys and flat lines all had to be used to be successful for silver fish. Browns, splake and steelhead were still found along shorelines and the alike, but the coho were much more scattered.

Also, the next big thing is SMELT.. Be sure to check out River Rock Facebook Page for updates on this. Or give them a call. Still just a tad early.. I am guessing by the end of this week will start the run!!

And with the early season trolling - we are also catching some really nice Lakers.. Here is a great video with some good tips..

Lake Trout Video

troutbum864
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3/25/12 10:08 AM CST
Caught the sunrise this morning north of Washburn, shore casting with spoons and stick baits. A fair number of fish rolling, but no takers. Still a beautiful day to be out there. A lot of small boats trolling the shoreline. Anyone having luck out there?

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3/24/12 10:25 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fished the Bay today; 7 for 10. Bright colored stick baits were working today 10ft down in 40-60 ft of water. Big sheets of ice from just southwest of Houghton Point. No ice from Houghton Point on up to the tip. Boat launches, Tompsons West End, forget about it shallow and iced in. Wasburn Marina, forget about it iced in. Bodin's is open but very flat and shallow. Bayfield open, Red Cliff open.

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3/24/12 7:47 PM CST
Is the ice out? and what about the perch at Sand Cut Slew? Any chance they might bite? thanks Smile

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3/23/12 7:12 PM CST
Typically, the whole month of May is good SmallMouth fishing... And into June.. The last time we had early ice out, the whole month stayed good, so not too worried that it wont..

So, I wouldnt worry about your dates... But, if you move them up, the fishing should be good then too!! Smile

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3/23/12 5:16 PM CST
I have the same question as Ken below. Can anybody give us there honest opinion and what would you do, go up earlier or keep it the same.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Musky Ben
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3/21/12 9:28 AM CST
slay n em:

I brought the smelt thread to the top for you... "Smelting in Ashland, Ashland County"

Musky Ben

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Kam9381
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3/20/12 2:38 PM CST
Hello all!

I have been making an annual week long trip for smallmouth the weekend before memorial day. This year it will be the 19th through the 23rd. I thought last year was unusually warm, with water temps pushing 70 degrees while we were there. We still caught them good in Sandcut, like usual, although it seemed the average size was slightly smaller. I constituted it to the warmer weather, and the majority of the bigger fish being done, and moved out? I don't specifically target bed fish, but the ones that were bedding seemed to be smaller. Will the pattern that has worked in the past at that time of year work this year, or will the majority of the fish be in a different stage? I know its almost 2 months early, but just curious of the general consensus, with the weather being so warm so early. Also, just curious, but when is the ice normally gone from the bay?

Thanks,

Ken

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