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Smelt Report for April 12, 2021.
The weather was, and is, yucky last night and today, so not sure alot stuck it out. Raining today and chance of snow tonight. We will continue to report what we hear from the smelters. Bayview Beach and Pier will be closed until May 1, 2021 due to erosion. Bayview Park parking lot — No Camping/Overnight Parking in 2021
2021 Smelt Fishing Camping Rates (includes sales tax)
Xcel Energy Hot Pond — Camping/Overnight Parking:
Bayview Park parking lot — No Camping/Overnight Parking in 2021
Chequamegon Bay Fishing has been good – Most Boat Landings are open aside from the Washburn Marina which still has some ice in the marina area.
Fishing off Houghton Point and in the bay are yielding Coho & Browns.
River fishing is good with Steelheads in the Brule and the Sioux, and watch for the run at Big Rock soon!
Turkey season is just around the corner and if you find ammunition… Buy it. It’s very hard to come by right now.
Restaurants and Lodging remain OPEN in Ashland!!
Please take all garbage off of the lake including used or empty propane tanks.!
DO I NEED A LICENSE?
Wisconsin residents and nonresidents who are 16 years or older need a valid 2020-2021 fishing license to fish in any waters of the state. You can easily purchase a fishing license on the DNR Go Wild Web page.
WHAT CAN I FISH?
All regulations and season dates still apply. Check the 2020-2021 Guide to Wisconsin Hook & Line Fishing Regs for specific information about where you plan to fish. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/regulations/hookline.html
CAN I FISH IN WISCONSIN IF I AM A NON-RESIDENT?
All anglers must hold a valid 2020-2021 fishing license. Non-residents can easily purchase a license at DNR Go Wild web page. Make sure to check with your state’s emergency orders and travel restrictions. Under Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order we encourage the public to fish within your local community
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.
WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP MYSELF/FAMILY SAFE?
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.”