Headed up with my daughter for the weekend. Looking for a place to fish from shore with my daughter. Thanks in advance!
Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County
MOON PHASE (38%)
71° - 75° F
61° - 65° F
Fished Friday 13th East Side of Madeline Island. 80-90fow. Marked a lot of fish on the bottom. Kept one nice Laker. Had a few trips as well but no other takers. Used Spin and Glows and Stick Baits. Weather was awesome especially towards the end of the day. Saw a lot of boats coming and going to the NE. I am guessing they were fishing north of the refuge. I was close to the east line the refuge at times and only saw 2 other boats so I assume they were north of the refuge. What a great resource. Good Luck.
MOON PHASE (28%)
July 17, 2018
Carolyn from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is clearing up greatly and the sediment is settling! Even in the dirty water the bite has been good inside the Bay. The water is really starting to clear up nicely and water temps are warming up. Trolling in the South Channel has been really, really good right now with reports of Cohos and Trout being caught. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Fishing could be very productive working the mud lines that you find! Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could relate to any type of structure in the Bay. Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows and also larger plastics. Trolling has been excellent with reports coming in from Long Island to Outer Island and all points in-between. Most Trollers are using spoons and spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core! Fishing is good right now!!!
Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....There is a huge improvement in the water clarity and Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows and top water baits for catching fish on the top. Bass have been very active in broad water spectrum from 2 ft to 14 ft of water. Walleye trolling is good right now. The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. The water temp is starting to warm up and that's why the fish are spreading out. Beware of the many commercial nets out there by the tip of Long Island. There are reports of anglers having success catching Walleye in the Bay using stick-baits. There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Use Caution! Some landings on the Inlands are closed after the storm damage.
May want to wait a bit and let this dilute a bit before swimming or fishing the head of the bay.
MOON PHASE (18%)
76° - 80° F
56° - 60° F
Been out on the bay the last two days, windy and ONE SMALLMOUTH! Not from around here and not sure where to fish. Have been focusing on sharp drops, and weed lines. Fished oak point and the sand cut yesterday. That's where i had one bass.
Looking for suggestion! Thanks
Tight Lines -
MOON PHASE (75%)
July 3, 2018
Billy from Anglers All reports: The water in the Bay is slowly starting to clear up and fishing is good. The Sand Cut area continues to be clearing up nicely and anglers are catching Trout using trolling spoons and Walleye using Crawler Harnesses. Boat landings in Ashland are all open at this time!
Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....The May Fly (Green Bay Bugs) hatch has started, which will bring fish to the surface so don't be afraid to use top water baits. Trolling with Shallow Diving Stick Baits has been successful catching Browns and Lake Trout. There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Anglers need to continue using caution and think safety right now. There is floating debris and other obstructions coming in from Fish Creek after the storm we received two weeks ago. With higher water there are floating materials coming in. Use Caution!!!!! The water clarity off of Kakagon Sloughs and the Sand Cut Area is not horrible. When the water clarity is down anglers use live bait and rattle baits. Some landings on the Inlands are closed after the storm damage. We are looking for clearer water and warm temps. It's that time of year for bug hatches like sand flies so come prepared with repellents.