January 22, 2019
Carolyn from Anglers All reports: People are fishing all over the Bay now with ice conditions varying. The Ashland side of the Bay has up to 16 inches and the Washburn side of the Bay is reported to have up to 10 inches in spots. People are starting to fish the outside of the Bay but using a great deal of caution. Always check your way. The reports are saying a good mixed bag of fish are being caught! Call us at Anglers All and we will give you an update on what we are hearing about the ice condition. Be smart, call ahead. Know the area you are ice fishing. Bring your ice bar and safety equipment including flotation equipment at all times. There are people fishing the Inland Lakes in both Ashland and Bayfield County and they are catching fish! Check for safe ice at all times!!! Be cautious.
River Rock reports: Anglers on the Ashland side of the Bay with reports of 12-14 inches. However, you need to check your own ice as you go. There are people walking out on the S-Curve and catching some nice Browns, Splake and Cohos. The Washburn and Bayfield side of the Bay does not have as good of ice as the Ashland side of the Bay right now with reports of 6 plus inches in front of Washburn. PLEASE BE SMART, AND BE CAREFUL! Anglers are walking gingerly out on the Sioux and Onion with some formation in that area. The Inland's have fish able ice on the smaller lakes and there have been reports of a good mix of fish being caught including some nice Walleye's and Northern's. There have been cold temps making more ice every day. Think safety and always check your way!!!!