Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County

Loading ...

Displaying 1 to 10 of 4,532 Posts
10/19/17 @ 1:38 PM
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

Thanks for your inquiry on launching a boat and parking your truck and trailer. Kreher Park in the center of Ashland, near the Marina has a boat launch and yes, you can park there also. It is an honor system so you pay when you get there. 

Post Your Comment
10/19/17 @ 1:34 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Luke from Anglers All reports: Fall is definitely here. We have had a beautiful autumn week in the Chequamegon Bay Area. Local rivers are coming down. There should also be some good mudlines forming up out in the lake for those looking to troll. Fishing the edges of those mudlines can be very productive. Some of the best trolling of the year is upon us, and it's also some of the easiest fishing. Planer boards, or flatline trolling is most productive. Floating rapalas, scatter raps, flicker shads and bombers are all popular lures to run. Fish have been caught in the 15-20 ft depth range trolling lures about 5-10 feet down. Some days the fish are out over deeper water, but still high in the water column.

On light tackle, the fishing has been great for near shore trout right up shallow in the rocks. Throwing spoons, x-raps, or soft jerk baits has put some nice splake, browns and even a few Steelheads in the boat.

Smallmouth fishing is getting better by the day, water temps are still hanging right near mid-50 degrees, but its cooling down a little bit everyday now. In the fall, look for schooling fish near deep breaks, rocks, or places of current. If you find one, there will be others. Dropshotting, jigging spoons and live bait work best.

River Rock Inn and Bait Shop reports: This last week has been unseasonably warm in the Chequamegon Bay Area, but it will cool down fast. So get out there while you can!!. Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows with artificials have been a good choice. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas also. Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. We are seeing Salmon all over and along the Bay and Shorelines.  

We are seeing fish in the rivers now and having a good fall run! There are a lot of fish in Chequamegon Bay. The water is a bit dirty but clearing up daily. There are very nice fresh fish in the Rivers and the Bay!!!

Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers. Fall Musky fishing has been great. Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are having awesome fall fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

It won’t be too long and you will need to get your ice fishing gear together. River Rock will have their ice fishing gear out soon! Welcome to the fall hunters!


Post Your Comment
10/15/17 @ 7:36 PM
Jess0622
Jess0622
MEMBER since 10/21/16

Sorry, not a fishing report. I was up to the Ashland area during bear season and started checking it out on lake links for a fall fishing trip. Can anyone tell me where I can launch a boat and park my truck and trailer, is there a city / ramp fee and if so, where do I pay this? 

Thanks in advance,

Jesse

Post Your Comment
10/5/17 @ 2:02 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Luke from Anglers All reports: Fall has slowly but surely gotten here, but it arrived with a pile of rain. Local rivers are running high and dirty after yesterday's big rain, but when they come back into shape, there should be a good push of fish. There should also be some good mudlines forming up out in the lake for those looking to troll. Fishing the edges of those mudlines can be very productive. Some of the best trolling of the year is upon us, and it's also some of the easiest fishing. Planer boards, or flatline trolling is most productive. Floating rapalas, scatter raps, flicker shads and bombers are all popular lures to run. Fish have been caught in the 15-20 ft depth range trolling lures about 5-10 feet down. Some days the fish are out over deeper water, but still high in the water column.
On light tackle, the fishing has been great for near shore trout right up shallow in the rocks. Throwing spoons, x-raps, or soft jerk baits has put some nice splake, browns and even a few Steelheads in the boat.    
Smallmouth fishing is getting better by the day, water temps are still hanging right near 60 degrees, but its cooling down a little bit everyday now. In the fall, look for schooling fish near deep breaks, rocks, or places of current. If you find one, there will be others. Dropshotting, jigging spoons and live bait work best.   

River Rock Inn and Bait Shop reports: Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows with artificials have been a good choice. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas also. Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. We are seeing Salmon all over and along the Bay and Shorelines.  
We are seeing fish in the rivers now and having a good fall run! There are a lot of fish in Chequamegon Bay. The water is a bit dirty right now but clearing up daily. There are very nice fresh fish in the Rivers and the Bay!!! 
Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers. Fall Musky fishing has been great. Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical fall fishing! Enjoy!!!!! 

Welcome to the fall hunters and the WhistleStop Racers. Enjoy the beautiful Fall colors!


Post Your Comment
9/22/17 @ 1:48 PM
FISHING REPORT
GITCHEGUMEE
GITCHEGUMEE
USER since 1/19/12

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Huh commercial nets are gone???? weird I was out there on Thursday and there's still a net about a half-mile from the tip of Long Island into the bay pretty sure they're supposed to be gone.

Fishing was decent caught 15 Smallmouth six walleyes and way too many Northerns. Trolling for a couple hours and casting all worked.

Post Your Comment
9/22/17 @ 12:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

Luke from Anglers all reports: It’s Fall transition time!!!! We're into the end of September but it sure hasn't felt like it yet.  It's been pretty warm and nice with some rain and not too fall-like, but that's ok, we'll take it.  Water temps are still hanging in the lower 60s in most places.  Coho Salmon are being caught, over deeper water 20-30 feet down.  Flicker Shads have been best.  There are for sure fish being caught in the near shore areas too, it's just that they're pretty spread out.  There are fish in the rivers as well, so don't over look that option either.  On the Brule as well as the Sioux, there's already been a nice push of early fall Steelhead and a number of Cohos over there too. That fishing will only get better.
Smallmouth have been pretty spread out lately, and are still in a late summer pattern.  Major schooling hasn't yet to have seemed to happen. Keep moving to find active fish and stay on the bite.
Musky fishing has been pretty decent lately as well.  Fall is the time to get after these toothy critters in our many area inland lakes and rivers.

River Rock reports: Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows and Dropshots with artificials have been a good choice. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas also. Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. Guys that have been fishing the tip of Long Island have been successful with a few Salmon with downriggers in 60 to 80 feet.
Reports are coming in that Anglers are starting to catch Browns and Coho’s in the local rivers.
note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! The commercial nets at the end of Long Island are gone, so trolling in the area will improve and fall fishing will be FANTASTIC in that area. We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!
Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. Fall Musky fishing has started early.
Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical fall fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

Post Your Comment
9/14/17 @ 4:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waning Crescent

Carolyn and Luke from Anglers All Reports: The conditions in this report will remain the same until the water temperature drops. Fall Fishing will be really good both in the Bay and on the Inland Lakes. Cool nights and cools mornings have been the norm around here lately and it's hard not to start thinking about the next season ahead. Fishing pressure has been minimal on the Bay and the bite has been on for a variety of species. Smallmouth fishing has been great with morning fishing being the best. Some really nice fish are starting to come back into the mix and although there are still a few fish hanging out in some shallow spots, most of the fish have been hanging in that 15-30 ft range. Dropshotting small shiner imitations or using suckers minnows has been the best technique for those deeper fish.   

There are cohos and browns making there way into the Bay as well, and again, early morning has been the best to find these active fish. Fish have been found in 30-50 feet of water running shalow stick baits as well as cranks that run 10-15ft down.

Whitefish are being caught jigging in 50-60ft of water and make for great fun on light tackle. Lake Trout season has been closed to recreational fishing in zone W-2, as the quota for the year has been met. It will reopen again on December 1. Lake Trout fishing in zone W-1 is still open.

Lake Trout Season for Sport Fishing Only closed SUNDAY, August 20th @ 11:59pm until the opener on Dec.1st. But you can still target Brown Trout, Cohos, and Splake!

Please get involved with Public Meetings!!!!!! You can make a difference!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Wow! What a beautiful week with a shot of summer back!!! We have had calm days, making it beautiful to get on the Lake!

Small Mouth have been active in the 15 foot area. Anglers are catching fish on the East End of the Break Wall, The Rock Pile, Tip of Long Island, Around the End of Houghton Point, and even off of the area of Oak Point in 13 to 15 feet of water. Sucker Minnows and Dropshots with artificials have been a good choice.

We have been able to move freely with the nice weather. We might be a little spoiled with this nice weather but we love it. We have picked up an occasional Northern and a few Walleyes in these areas.

Mid-day we have even seen a few perch. Guys that have been fishing the tip of Long Island have been successful with a few Salmon with downriggers in 60 to 80 feet.

note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! The commercial nets at the end of Long Island are gone, so trolling in the area will improve and fall fishing will be FANTASTIC in that area. We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!

Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. Fall Musky fishing seems to be starting early so it is possible that Musky fishing could be longer this fall.. Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical September fishing! Enjoy!!!!!

Welcome to the Bear Hunters coming in. We are hearing some great reports!


Post Your Comment
9/7/17 @ 3:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

Luke from Anglers All Reports: Cool nights and cools mornings have been the norm around here lately and it's hard not to start thinking about the next season ahead. Fishing pressure has been minimal on the Bay and the bite has been on for a variety of species. Smallmouth fishing has been great with morning fishing being the best. Some really nice fish are starting to come back into the mix and although there are still a few fish hanging out in some shallow spots, most of the fish have been hanging in that 15-30 ft range. Dropshotting small shiner imitations has been the best technique for those deeper fish.   

There are cohos and browns making there way into the Bay as well, and again, early morning has been the best to find these active fish. Fish have been found in 30-50 feet of water running shalow stick baits as well as cranks that run 10-15ft down.

Whitefish are being caught jigging in 50-60ft of water and make for great fun on light tackle. Lake Trout season has been closed to recreational fishing in zone W-2, as the quota for the year has been met. It will reopen again on December 1. Lake Trout fishing in zone W-1 is still open.

Lake Trout Season for Sport Fishing Only closed SUNDAY, August 20th @ 11:59pm until the opener on Dec.1st. But you can still target Brown Trout, Cohos, and Splake!  Please get involved with Public Meetings!!!!!! You can make a difference! 

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: There are cooler nights now and fall is in the air. Small Mouth are out deeper now and looking for cool water in 12 to 15 foot range depth using sucker minnows and artificials. Small Mouth will get more active now…they put their feed bags on and turn into eating machines…so they should really be biting!!! We are starting to see weed growth in that 12 to 15 foot area, which gives the Small Mouth some cover. Due to some inclement weather that came in, Small Mouth Bass fishing has been a bit tough but it WILL pick up. We are also seeing good numbers of Northern Pike in that same area. Even though live bait is an excellent choice, artificials are working well.

Trolling for Walleye's in Chequamegon Bay at 15 foot using planner boards and scatter raps has brought in some nice fish.

We were getting some rain and seeing activity in some of the local streams with reports of some nice native Brown Trout in Fish Creek and White River. Stream fishing is picking up and there have been some nice Native Brown Trout caught.

note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! The commercial nets at the end of Long Island are gone, so trolling in the area will improve and fall fishing will be FANTASTIC in that area. We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!

Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. Fall Musky fishing seems to be starting early so it is possible that Musky fishing could be longer this fall.. Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical September fishing! Enjoy!!!!!


Post Your Comment
8/31/17 @ 10:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mary McPhetridge
ashland
USER since 4/22/10

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waxing Gibbous

Luke from Anglers All Reports: Cool nights and cools mornings have been the norm around here lately and it's hard not to start thinking about the next season ahead. Fishing pressure has been minimal on the Bay and the bite has been on for a variety of species. Smallmouth fishing has been great with morning fishing being the best. Some really nice fish are starting to come back into the mix and although there are still a few fish hanging out in some shallow spots, most of the fish have been hanging in that 15-30 ft range. Dropshotting small shiner imitations has been the best technique for those deeper fish.   

There are cohos and browns making there way into the Bay as well, and again, early morning has been the best to find these active fish. Fish have been found in 30-50 feet of water running shalow stick baits as well as cranks that run 10-15ft down.

Whitefish are being caught jigging in 50-60ft of water and make for great fun on light tackle. Lake Trout season has been closed to recreational fishing in zone W-2, as the quota for the year has been met. It will reopen again on December 1. Lake Trout fishing in zone W-1 is still open.

Lake Trout Season for Sport Fishing Only closed SUNDAY, August 20th @ 11:59pm until the opener on Dec.1st. But you can still target Brown Trout, Cohos, and Splake!

Please get involved with Public Meetings!!!!!! You can make a difference!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: There are cooler nights now and fall is in the air. Small Mouth are out deeper now and looking for cool water in 12 to 15 foot range depth using sucker minnows and shad raps. Small Mouth will get more active now…they put their feed bags on and turn into eating machines…so they should really be biting!!! We are starting to see weed growth in that 12 to 15 foot area, which gives the Small Mouth some cover. Due to some inclement weather that came in, Small Mouth Bass fishing has been a bit tough but it WILL pick up. We are also seeing good numbers of Northern Pike in that same area. Even though live bait is an excellent choice, artificials are working well.

Trolling for Walleye's in Chequamegon Bay at 15 foot using planner boards and scatter raps has brought in some nice fish.

We were getting some rain and seeing activity in some of the local streams with reports of some nice native Brown Trout in Fish Creek and White River.

note...keep a look-out for commercial fishing nets within the Islands where there is great fishing! The commercial nets at the end of Long Island are gone, so trolling in the area will improve and fall fishing will be FANTASTIC in that area. We are seeing some nice Northern's being caught in the Bay!!

Inland fishing has been productive. The Blue Gills, Crappies, Perch and Bass are very active on the Inlands using crawlers, and leeches. There is a wide variety of baits to use for fishing any time this summer!!!!! Shore fishing off the Marina Sea Wall, Power Plant and the Base of the Ore Dock has brought in many fish from Rock Bass to Walleyes. Anglers are soaking Smelt and catching fish! Don’t be afraid to switch up gear mid-day. We are in typical September fishing! Enjoy!!!!!


Post Your Comment
8/28/17 @ 1:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
jetndoc
jetndoc
USER since 6/28/06

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Trolled in 45-70 fow on Sunday with rapalas  for 6 hours. Used multiple colors and combinations. Had 2 dipseys out with 2 riggers between Madeline and Houghton Point. tried different speeds and depths as well.  Not one trip. Marked a lot of fish and followers as well as clouds of bait fish. I can imagine the rain and the change in weather had much to do with it. Try again.....

Post Your Comment
Displaying 1 to 10 of 4,532 Posts