Ashland Area

Fishing is getting better. Trollers are still catching some
cohos, splake, browns, and a few lakers, too. Shallow-water fishing
along shore is still going on in some areas, especially north of
Bayfield. In other areas the bite has moved to deeper structure, or
fish are suspended high over deeper water. It pays to experiment
with depth and location if the bite is tough. More folks are
starting to target lakers right now, and they’re doing well. The
flats, South Channel, and many different spots up into the islands
have been producing lakers for anglers working bigger spoons and
flasher combos near structure in 40 to 90 feet of water. The
post-spawn walleye bite at the head of the bay has been going well
for a while now, and slowing down a bit with heavy pressure.
Smallies are staged off the first break out of the sloughs for now.
There have been a few fish venturing up into the shallows on the
calmer, warmer days. A few big post-spawn pike are hanging around
in the shallows right now, too.

Stream fishing is starting to wind down a bit for steelhead.
Warming water temps are make the fish a little more active, and
they’re hitting spinners and flies better.

Inland lakes are doing great right now. Some have found the
walleyes deep off of the first break in 14 to 18 feet, and they’re
biting unusually light. Bass and northerns are in the shallows,
looking for any green weeds and spawning areas.

Angler’s All, (715) 682-5754.

Outdoor Allure, (715) 373-0551.

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