Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, February 22, 2017
Note…..Ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly, check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice.
Angler’s All, 715-682-5754. and River Rock Bait Shop, 715-682-3232.
Ice fishing Contests on Chequamegon Bay:
February 25th Neighborly Bar Ice Fishing Tourney in Ashland on Chequamegon Bay, call 715-682-9908.
February 25th CANCELLED Ashland Bayfield County Sportsmen 15th Annual Kids Ice fishing Contest on Chequamegon Bay, call 715-373-2088.
February 25th, Butternut WI Ice fishing Jamboree, Donner’s Bay Resort. Call 715-762-2555.
February 26th, Mellen WI Rod and Gun Club Fishing Contest on Lake Galilee. Call 715-274-2136.
For an updated report on the ice conditions, always contact the local bait shops before going out on the ice:
Anglers All 715-682-5754 and River Rock Bait Shop 715-682-3232.
The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-284-9484, reports: Fishing is always a thrilling adventure in the Ashland area! Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing. The 12-mile-long bay’s rock piles and breakwater structures make for perfect bass habitat.
ALSO – To see a real-time image of Chequamegon Bay, go to Northern State Bank‘s Bay Cam.
And be sure to check out River Rock Inn & Bait Shop‘s new, awesome Live Cam overlooking the area near the Xcel Energy “hot pond”!
Check out this great episode of “John Gillespie’s Waters & Woods” from Feb. 6 focusing on ice fishing near Ashland. Josh Teigen of Josh Teigen’s Guide Service in Iron River took the amiable TV host out on Chequamegon Bay where Gillespie said he had one of his “most enjoyable ice fishing trips of the year.”
Don’t miss this episode of “Larry Smith Outdoors” as the Berlin, Wis., guide and outdoorsman teams up with Tommy Hicks of Ashland and Beyond the Catch Guide Service to tackle Chequamegon Bay. Trout are on the menu along with whitefish when Larry and Tommy head out on the ice in “one of the prettiest parts of the state.”
Check out this wonderful article by Andrew Ragas of NorthwoodsBass.com about the excellent smallmouth bass fishery right here in Chequamegon Bay! Ragas spent a day out on the water with Ashland native Nate Baron of Up North Guide Service.
A very well-written story by Tom Hazelton about a day spent fly-fishing out on Chequamegon Bay with Luke Kavajecz of Anglers All. Hazelton calls it “Unsalted.”
Another great article on bass fishing Chequamegon Bay saltwater-style, this one by Duluth News Tribune outdoors writer Sam Cook. Read all about “Barefootin’ the bay.”