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7/20/2017
Results of the 2017 Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic will be shared in this space next week. We’re waiting on a photo of the winning fish. The Classic was total fun, with several fish caught and released during the one-day event, and several stories (lies) ‘released’ by fisherman at the awards dinner afterward. Until next week, the Ellis Family wishes to thank Master of Ceremonies Kevin Wallenfang, Geoff Crandall, Steve Reinstra...
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Great Lakes Fishing

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  • 7/19/2017 5:05:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 7/19/2017 5:00:00 PM
    Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Small Mouth are now done spawning and getting into their “Summer warm weather mode”.  As we see the temps getting warmer, we will see more fish on top water. Fishing for Smallies could be a little tough now because of the hatches of natural bait.Trolling for Walleye's in Chequamegon...
  • 7/8/2017 11:40:00 AM
    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 curr...
  • 7/8/2017 11:25:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 6/30/2017 12:40:00 PM
    Scott Bretting from River Rock reports: Small Mouth are now done spawning and getting into their “Summer warm weather mode”.  As we see the temps getting warmer, we will see more fish on top water. Fishing for Small Mouth Bass could be a little tough now because of the hatches of natural bait. Break out your Fly Rod beca...
  • 6/30/2017 12:40:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 6/23/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Fishing Report, June 20…2017 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...
  • 6/23/2017 10:10:00 AM
    DATE: June 20, 2017  CONTACT: Bradley Ray, DNR fisheries biologist, 715-779-4036 SUBJECT: June 26 public meeting will kick off efforts to update Lake Superior fisheries management plan ASHLAND, Wis. - A public meeting to discuss an updated Lake Superior fisheries management plan held by Wisconsin Department of Natural Re...
  • 6/23/2017 10:05:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 6/16/2017 10:55:00 AM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 6/7/2017 3:20:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 6/7/2017 3:15:00 PM
    River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland and Scott Bretting Reports:Trolling has been phenomenal!!! Hot spots have been the Coast Guard Dock, the Shore of Long Island, and Big Bay Point off of Madeline Island where the water is looking clear. Anglers have been catching nice Browns, L...
  • 5/31/2017 10:15:00 PM
        Muskie Season opened this past weekend and was a rousing success! Everyone that went Muskie fishing on the Inlands reported a successful weekend.     Spring fishing continues to be really good on Chequamegon Bay!!!     Small Mouth bass are still in pre-spawn and spawn mode, with a some beds being made. ...
  • 5/31/2017 10:15:00 PM
    The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports.
  • 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...