Check out the Chequamegon Bay FISHING Brochure. It has everything from fish species, places to fish, tying knots lake depth and much more. Also the Ashland County Inland Lakes Fishing Guide has lake names, descriptions and fish species. Stop by our office or order your brochure today! email@example.com
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Report from Anglers All 09/21/2023
Coho Craze!!!! The Coho are moving into the Bay and are running larger that ever before!! We have had reports of 30+ inchers being caught!! They are being caught in areas of 20-60’ depth and moving towards the stream mouths.
Anglers are still fishing in the islands and are having great success with trolling! Lake Trout are still being caught out by Long island and through to Outer island with some Brown trout in the mix. Reminder that Lake Trout fishing closes at the end of the month, so get out and fish for them while you can! We are seeing that from Washburn north towards to Long Island and back toward the Sioux and Onion river area is producing great catching! As the waters start to cool, they will make their way towards the stream mouths.
Walleye are being caught in the deeper drop offs along rock beds, and in the evening along the shoreline.
Fall fishing is in full swing!!
Check out the webcams.
Lake Superior Webcams
- Northern State Bank Live Cam – Marina Area
- River Rock Inn & Bait Shop Live Cam – Hot pond area. Make sure you click the link once in the page.
Please call our local bait shops for the most current fishing details.
- 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. 715-682-3232
- 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!
DO I NEED A LICENSE?
Wisconsin residents and nonresidents who are 16 years or older need a valid 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 fishing license. Non-residents can easily purchase a license at DNR Go Wild web page.
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.
More on fishing in the Chequamegon Bay region
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.”
Highly recommended reading:
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.”