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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 5/25/2017 4:15:00 PM
    May 25, 2017 Carolyn from Anglers All reports:     Spring fishing is proving to be really good on Chequamegon Bay!!! Reports are coming in that fishing has been great!     Small Mouth bass are still in pre-spawn and spawn mode, with some beds being made. The East end of the Bay is the primary spawning ground. Target...
  • 5/20/2017 1:55:00 PM
    Carolyn from Anglers All reports: Spring fishing is heating up on Chequamegon Bay!!! Reports are coming in that fishing has been great! Small Mouth bass are in pre-spawn mode, with a few beds being made. The East end of the Bay is the primary spawning ground. Target 5feet of water or less using flies or light jigs rigged with plastics. Northerns...
  • 5/12/2017 10:30:00 AM
    Scott Bretting from River Rock Inn and Bait Shop reports: There was a lot of fun last weekend during the opening for Wisconsin fishing. It was a cool weekend but anglers had a lot of success catching fish on the Inland Lakes. Even the Governor of Wisconsin caught fish in the Cable area. Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike were some of the fish...
  • 5/5/2017 10:35:00 AM
    The local bait shops report the excitement is rising, as Anglers prepare for the Wisconsin fishing opener on May 6, which is the official start of the fishing season. Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is traditionally the first Saturday in May. Everything opens up on the Inlands. You should catch some nice Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike a...
  • 4/25/2017 3:05:00 PM
    The local bait shops and area smelters report the Smelt run is most likely done for 2017. It’s time to start planning for the fishing opener in May. Wisconsin Fishing Opener is May 6, 2017, which is the official start of the fishing season. Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is traditionally the first Saturday in May. Hook and line fishing ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:30:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state)   Turkeys strutting timely for weekend youth hunt and first period spring hunt; CDAC meetings next week  Wisconsin experienced another roller coaster ride for the second week in April with t...
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4218MADISON, Wis. - Expanded lake trout harvest opportunities will take effectSaturday, April 15 in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan thanks to anemergency rule approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.The rule takes into account current lake trout populations including thereestablishment of ...
  • 4/17/2017 12:15:00 PM
    No reports of Smelt being caught in the Chequamegon Bay yet. There are some Anglers trolling on the outside of the Bay, primarily flat-lining with stick baits. There are reports of some nice size Steelheads in the rivers.  With any rain expect more fresh fish in the streams. Note…Early Steelhead Season on the Tributary Streams, open...
  • 4/9/2017 3:45:00 PM
    There are still NO Smelt starting to run yet. We need warmer Temps and wind to push the ice out! The forecast calls for warmer temps this weekend so keep your fingers crossed! The Bay is in transition at this time. There are some Anglers trolling on the outside of the Bay, primarily flat-lining with stick baits. However, it is advised to beware of ...
  • 3/30/2017 5:10:00 PM
    It’s time to get your seines, waders, and nets ready for Smelt Season.  Smelt Season has not yet started as there is still ice on the Bay. Usually smelting starts the first or second week in April…depending on Mother Nature. We need wind to blow the ice out and warmer temps. Stay tuned…It won’t be too long! We will k...
  • 3/24/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Call the local Bait Shops for an update on fishing Chequamegon Bay River Rock, 715-682-3232, Angl Note…Early Steel Head Season on the Tributary Streams, opens on Saturday, March 25th. The Streams are open up to the 1st barrier. It’s time to get your seines, waders, and nets ready for Smelt Season. As soon as the ice goes out of the...
  • 3/16/2017 1:45:00 PM
    There were reports that ice fishing was still good on the Ashland side of the Bay. Anglers were catching Perch, Trout, Salmon and more. There are pressure cracks to be aware of. The ice conditions are changing daily and even hourly in areas so it is extremely important to call the local bait shops before venturing out!!!!!!!! Smelt season...
  • 3/9/2017 12:35:00 PM
    Spring like conditions on the lake.  Check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice.  Call River Rock, 715-682-3232, Call Angler's All, 715-682-5754, for an update on the conditions. The ice is gone beyond Houghton Point.   Due to open water in some areas, it is strongly encouraged that anglers call the bait shops...
  • 2/23/2017 8:10:00 PM
    Chequamegon Bay Area Fishing Report, February  22, 2017Note…..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 Neighborl...
  • 2/14/2017 3:50:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information for Green Bay.  Please use extreme caution on any ice, as unseasonably warm temperatures have changed conditions.  Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest report...
  • 2/13/2017 9:45:00 PM
    Note…..Ice conditions can change quickly, always check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice. Angler's All, 715-682-5754,  Call Anglers All Bait Shop for an update on the ice before heading out! Anglers have been fishing the Bay and catching a gambit of fish including Browns, White Fish, Smelt, Perch, Northerns an...
  • 2/13/2017 9:40:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information for Green Bay.  Please use extreme caution on any ice, as rain and unseasonably warm temperatures have changed conditions.  Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the late...
  • 1/21/2017 7:25:00 PM
    Following two stakeholder meetings in Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay this week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created an online survey to collect additional information to aid in whitefish management. Whitefish populations in Lake Michigan and Green Bay represent an incredible recreational, economic and biological asset and the Jan...
  • 1/18/2017 5:00:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4155  CLEVELAND, Wis. - Anglers interested in expanded harvest opportunities for Lake Michigan lake trout and 2017 stocking plans for brown trout are encouraged to attend two meetings on Jan. 26 at Lakeshore Technical College.   The first meeting will cover discussion of the propose...
  • 1/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
    Note…..Ice conditions can change quickly, always check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice. Angler's All, 715-682-5754, is reporting right in front of the city and at Bay View Beach, and Second Landing! Anglers have been catching a mixed bag of fish using mostly jigging spoons in those areas on the Ashland s...
  • 1/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information for Green Bay.  Please use extreme caution on the ice, as rain and unseasonably warm temperatures will change conditions.  Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the lates...
  • 1/12/2017 10:20:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4151  ASHLAND, Wis. - A public hearing on an emergency rule to support continued recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland. The emergency rule re...
  • 1/12/2017 10:15:00 AM
    Note…..Ice conditions can change quickly,  always check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice. Angler's All, 715-682-5754, is reporting right in front of the city and at Bay View Beach, and Second Landing! Anglers have been catching a mixed bag of fish using mostly jigging spoons in those areas on the Ash...
  • 1/12/2017 10:15:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information for Green Bay.  Please use extreme caution on the ice, as we have heard reports of 8 inches of ice in one area but 4 inches or less just 20 feet away.  Snow, rain, and strong winds today will also change condit...
  • 1/9/2017 3:05:00 PM
    Ice conditions can change quickly,  always check with the local bait shops before going out on the ice. Angler's All, 715-682-5754, is reporting right in front of the city and at Bay View Beach, and Second Landing! Anglers have been catching a lot of White Fish using jigging spoons in those areas on the Ashland side of the Bay....