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Fishing Report October 8, 2019
Anglers All, Located at 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2) in Ashland, is a full-service tackle and fly shop offering a huge selection of baits and tackle for year round fishing. For the most complete and up-to-date fishing report, just give them a call at 715/682-5754, and they will gladly keep you informed! Anglers All reports: Lake Trout Fishing is now closed for the season. There has been good action on Coho, Browns and Spake fishing along the Washburn shoreline and by Long Island. The Streams have Coho’s, Browns, and some Steelheads moving in but keep an eye on the weather conditions!
River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland where you can stop in and see their wide variety of live bait, fishing tackle, gear, accessories, fresh and smoked fish from Lake Superior, local meat sticks, and microbrews, and much more. Call them at 715/682-3232 for the most current fishing report. Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn & Bait Shop reports: With the recent rain the water is cloudy right now. Autumn fishing is underway as the air temps are really cooling. We are in the fall cooler water temps now. Fish are very active right now. There has been a lot of rain and wind which has made it a little tough to get out. Lake Trout fishing is now closed for the season and will re-open on December 1st. Anglers are catching some nice cohos in the Bay now. Browns are in the streams and Coho’s are starting to show up. Anglers are using spinners, spawn, mepps, blue fox and panther martins and a variety of colors. Streams are active right now. Inland Lakes are doing well with Walleye, Pan Fish and Crappies being caught. The Musky bite is on with some dandy size Musky being caught. The bait used for Musky fishing has been Bait Rigs Musky tackle and sucker minnows. We have a great Chequamegon Bay Fishing Brochure/Map which shows some of our shoreline fishing spots.
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.”