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11/8/18 @ 4:32 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

November 8, 2018

Carolyn  from Anglers All reports: If the weather cooperates and if you haven't put your boat away for winter, fishing is still good when anglers are able to get out and the wind isn't bad. Smallies, Brown Trout, Coho's, Splake and Rainbows are biting! Stream Fishing has been productive for Salmon and Trout. *note, Lake Superior Tributary Stream fishing CLOSES on November 15. It's time to get your gear together for the upcoming ice fishing season.

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Salmon Fishing is still good in the Streams right now. Bass fishing continues to be good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Bass anglers are still coming in to fish! Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  Late-Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns and Salmon. Trolling has been good near shore. Hot colors of orange and gold in stickbaits have been productive. It's time to get your boats winterized and start thinking about ice fishing gear. Use caution and be safe. The cold temps may produce thin ice but always think safe and call ahead for an updated report. Bow Hunters have had good success. We are in the middle of the rut right now.  It seems to be a good Partridge season now that the leaves are off the trees. There are a lot of turkeys around. It's the first fall you can buy a turkey license over the counter. Opening day of deer hunting is November 17th. We should have some snow cover this year. 

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10/30/18 @ 1:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waning Gibbous

October 30, 2018

Carolyn  from Anglers All reports: Fishing is still good when anglers are able to get out and the wind isn't bad. A chilly fall is here and a bit of winter has been in the air at times. Temps are dropping. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Nearshore trout and salmon fishing has been good with water temps now in the 40's in most areas and most of the river mouths have good mudline/color breaks that have been holding fish. Cohos, Browns, Steelhead, and Splake have been biting off the River Mouth. Trolling and casting in the near shore areas is the best way to get after fish right now. Some days the fish are right tight to shore, others they are out over deeper water, but still up high in the water column. Smallies are schooling up and fishing has been steady, with some days producing better than others. We’ve had lots of different weather over the past few weeks and front after front coming through, so look for consistency in the weather for this bite to really line up and get going strong. Tubes, drop shot rigs, sucker minnows and jigging spoons work best fished over rocks or mud flats in the 15-30 feet zone.

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Salmon Fishing is still good in the Streams right now. Bass fishing continues to be good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Bass anglers are still coming in to fish! Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  Late-Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns and Salmon. Trolling has been good near shore. Near shore fishing and near the river mouths and also the streams for Browns is great! Salmon fishing is getting better as it continues to cool down. With cooler nights now we are seeing late fall fishing patterns. Hot colors of orange and gold in stickbaits have been productive.  Anglers fishing the Inlands are finding that with the cooler temps Musky fishing has been good but the rain or heavy winds have made it a bit tough for the Musky anglers! The Musky are very active! Bow Hunters have had good success and it looks like the rut is starting. It seems to be a good Partridge season now that the leaves are off the trees. There are a lot of turkeys around. It's the first fall you can buy a turkey license over the counter. 

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10/23/18 @ 3:09 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

October 23, 2018

Zak from Anglers All reports: Fishing has been good when anglers are able to get out and the wind isn't bad. A chilly fall is here and a bit of winter has been in the air at times. Temps are dropping. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Nearshore trout and salmon fishing has been good with water temps in the mid 50s in most areas and most of the river mouths have good mudline/color breaks that have been holding fish. Good numbers of cohos around, and of course brown trout are hanging around as well. Trolling and casting in these nearshore areas is the best way to get after fish right now. Some days the fish are right tight to shore, others they are out over deeper water, but still up high in the water column. Smallies are schooling up and fishing has been steady, with some days producing better than others. We’ve had lots of different weather over the past few weeks and front after front coming through, so look for consistency in the weather for this bite to really line up and get going strong. Tubes, drop shot rigs, sucker minnows and jigging spoons work best fished over rocks or mud flats in the 15-30 feet zone.

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Reports have been coming in that Salmon Fishing is still good in the Streams right now. Bass fishing continues to be good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns. Near shore fishing and near the river mouths and also the streams for Browns is great! Salmon fishing is getting better as it continues to cool down. With cooler nights now we are seeing late fall fishing patterns.  Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! Anglers fishing the Inlands are finding that with the cooler temps Musky fishing has been great! 

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10/16/18 @ 11:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

October 16, 2018

Zak from Anglers All reports: A chilly Fall is here and a bit of winter has been in the air at times. Temps are dropping and the leaves are falling. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Nearshore trout and salmon fishing has been good with water temps in the mid to upper 50s in most areas and most of the river mouths have good mudline/color breaks that have been holding fish. Good numbers of cohos around, and of course brown trout and a fair number of Steelhead hanging around as well. Trolling and casting in these nearshore areas is the best way to get after fish right now. Some days the fish are right tight to shore, others they are out over deeper water, but still up high in the water column. Smallies are starting to school up and fishing has been steady, with some days producing better than others. We’ve had lots of different weather over the past few weeks and everything from a lot of rain to snow to sunshine, with front after front coming through, so look for consistency in the weather for this bite to really line up and get going strong. Tubes, drop shot rigs and jigging spoons work best fished over rocks or mud flats in the 15-30 feet zone.

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....We have experienced some tough weather lately. Lots of rain and winds which have caused the bay to be cloudy and dirty. We are getting very cool nights now. Reports have been coming in that Salmon Fishing is really good in the Streams right now. Bass fishing continues to be good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  Lake Trout season is closed but that doesn't mean trolling is done for other fish. Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns and cohos. Near shore fishing and near the river mouths and also the streams for Browns and Cohos is great! Salmon fishing is getting better as it continues to cool down. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! Anglers fishing the Inlands are finding that with the cooler temps Musky fishing has been great! The Musky are very active! 



Edited on 10/16/18 11:52 AM
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10/2/18 @ 12:59 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

October 2, 2018

Luke from Anglers All reports: It’s starting to feel like fall around here with temps dropping and the leaves starting to turn. It’s been a little cooler this year than we’ve had in the past few years and things are happening on the water! Nearshore trout and salmon fishing has been good with water temps in the mid to upper 50s in most areas and most of the river mouths have good mudline/color breaks that have been holding fish. Good numbers of cohos around, and of course brown trout and a fair number of Steelhead hanging around as well. Trolling and casting in these nearshore areas is the best way to get after fish right now. Some days the fish are right tight to shore, others they are out over deeper water, but still up high in the water column. Smallies are starting to school up and fishing has been steady, with some days producing better than others. We’ve had lots of different weather over the past few weeks, with front after front coming through, so look for consistency in the weather for this bite to really line up and get going strong. Tubes, drop shot rigs and jigging spoons work best fished over rocks or mud flats in the 15-30 feet zone.

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Reports have been coming in that Salmon Fishing is really good in the Streams right now. Bass fishing continues to be good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  Lake Trout season is closed but that doesn't mean trolling is done for other fish. Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns and cohos. Near shore fishing and near the river mouths and also the streams for Browns and Cohos is great! Salmon fishing is getting better as it continues to cool down. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! Anglers fishing the Inlands are finding that with the cooler temps Musky fishing has been great! The Musky are very active! Come and see the new tackle including a wide variety of Musky tackle.

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9/25/18 @ 12:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

September 25, 2018

Zach from Anglers All reports: . We are in fall pattern now, where you wake up and let the Lake call the shots. Anglers are fishing the Streams for Steelheads and having some success right now. Mud lines are still out in the Lake. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay.  Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows. There have been reports of Cohos and Browns caught off of the River Mouths. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent but keep in mind the last day of the Lake Trout season is September 30th!  Cohos have been reported being caught around some of the inner islands as well. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. Lake Trout season closes at Midnight on the 30th of  September but Lake Trout season closing doesn't mean trolling is done for other fish. Fall fishing is fantastic for Browns and cohos. Near shore fishing and near the river mouths and also the streams for Browns and Cohos is great! Salmon fishing is getting better as it continues to cool down. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! With the recent rain we are starting to see fish go up the stream. Welcome Duck Hunters. The cooler weather north of us will drive Ducks and geese down to us!

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9/18/18 @ 11:37 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

September 18, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: . There are still mud lines out in the Lake. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. 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. There have been reports of Cohos and Browns caught off of the River Mouths, trolling with stick-baits. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between and Cohos have been reported being caught around some of the inner islands as well. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! With the recent rain we are starting to see fish go up the stream. Bird Hunting started this past weekend and reports all said there are a lot of birds out there! And a lot of leaves still on the trees. Thank you to Wisconsin DNR for allowing the youth duck hunters an opportunity for duck hunting this past Saturday!

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9/17/18 @ 6:00 PM
db3lines
db3lines
USER since 4/21/13

anyone know how the new peir is going at bayview park ? will it be done this fall.   Thanks

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9/11/18 @ 3:33 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

September 11, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines.Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. 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. There have been reports of Cohos showing up in the Sioux and Onion River so trolling in front of the Sioux and Onion River could be a  productive possibility. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between and Cohos have been reported being caught around some of the inner islands as well. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. With the recent rain we are starting to see fish go up the stream. We haven't seen too many Salmon yet but as soon as reports start coming in we will post it. There are a lot of Bear Hunters in the area now during the first week. There is a lot of moisture but there still has been reports of success bear hunting.

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9/4/18 @ 2:05 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

September 4, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: We have had a week of tough weather with some hard rain creating mud lines. You can expect to see the mud lines for the next few days. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Overall; better fishing is ahead of us as we hope for clear skies. As the fog clears, early morning or evening seems to be the best fishing right now. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. 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 for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  With warmer temps now, the Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps. Walleye trolling using crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers is good right now. The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. The water temps have warmed up and that's why the fish are spreading out. Mid-summer fishing patterns are continuing now and you may have to change your baits mid-day or you may have to change locations.  Anglers continue to report having good success catching Walleye in the Bay using crawler harnesses.  There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns and in the evenings catching some Walleyes using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. With the recent rain we might start seeing fish go up the stream. Right now the water is high in the creeks and as soon as we get a better report we will post it. Right now Lake Trout Season remains the same.

Edited on 9/4/18 2:07 PM
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