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Ashland County Fishing Report

September 18, 2018

Carolyn from Anglers All reports: . There are still mud lines out in the Lake. Fishing can be very productive along the mud lines. Walleye anglers are trolling over the shallow weed-beds using crawler harnesses or stick-baits. Small Mouth fishing continues to be very good. Small Mouth have scattered throughout the Bay and could relate to any type of structure in the Bay. Anglers have been successful using sucker minnows. There have been reports of Cohos and Browns caught off of the River Mouths, trolling with stick-baits. Trolling for Lake Trout has been excellent with reports from Long Island all the way to Outer Island and all points in-between and Cohos have been reported being caught around some of the inner islands as well. Most Trollers are using spoons or spin-n-glos run off of down riggers, dipsy divers or lead core!

Scott Bretting from River Rock reports.....Bass fishing is really good with anglers having good success using sucker minnows.  The Bass are deeper in that 14 - 18 ft. Anglers are using sucker minnows and deeper diving shad raps.  The Lake Trout bite is fantastic in the flats and among the Islands. With cooler nights now we are seeing fall fishing patterns.  There have been a lot of boats out trolling and doing really good in the Flats and the South Channel catching their limit. Shore fishing is good from the docks casting for Rock Bass and Northerns using a variety of bait including dare devils, rapalas, and still soaking smelt and using crawlers. However, the Walleye bite does seems to be a bit tough right now. There have been reports of a few Salmon out in the lake! With the recent rain we are starting to see fish go up the stream. Bird Hunting started this past weekend and reports all said there are a lot of birds out there! And a lot of leaves still on the trees. Thank you to Wisconsin DNR for allowing the youth duck hunters an opportunity for duck hunting this past Saturday!