Fishing in Ashland County

Fishing in Ashland County Wisconsin

Check out the Chequamegon Bay & Ashland county’s Inland Lakes FISHING Brochures. The Chequamegon Bay Fish Ashland brochure has everything from fish species, places to fish, tying knots and much more. The Ashland County Inland Lakes Brochure has lakes names & locations, fishing by the weather, fish species & characteristics. Stop by our office or order your brochure today!


Our area offers almost every type of fishing experience. You will find deep-water trolling for lake trout and salmon to spring-running steelheads and cohos.
On Chequamegon Bay you will tussle with smallmouth bass and walleye.  Our inland lakes and streams offer musky, northern pike, walleye, smallmouth/largemouth bass, panfish and trout.
There are numerous boat ramps and launch facilities along the coast of Lake Superior and throughout the area on inland lakes.

“Hook up” with one of the experienced charter fishermen or knowledgeable guide services in Ashland or Madeline Island.

Catch & Release: Chequamegon Bay is a quality “catch-and-release” fishery managed for trophy-sized smallmouth bass.  With an average fish size of 18 inches, anglers are sure to enjoy a tenacious fight with one of the bay’s best.

Chequamegon Bay becomes a popular ice fishing community in the winter months.  Before going out on the ice, check with Anglers All, River Rock Bait Shop in Ashland, or Outdoor Allure in Washburn for current ice conditions.

The spring smelt run takes place as the ice goes out on Chequamegon Bay.  Bring your family, friends, seine nets and buckets for a great time on the shores of Lake Superior.

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