May 11 2014

IT'S FINALLY SPRING IN ASHLAND...THE ICE IS OUT...THE SMELT ARE RUNNING ...BOATS ARE ON THE BAY!!!

WE HAVE BEEN SMELTING FOR 2 NIGHTS NOW...30# THE FIRST NIGHT AND 100# LAST NIGHT.  SEEMS THAT THE RUN HAS JUST STARTED AND SHOULD ONLY GET HEAVIER IN THE COMING DAYS. WE ARE TRYING TO FILL EXISTING ORDERS.  IF YOU NEED A LARGER QUANTITY, PLEASE CALL AND RESERVE YOUR ORDER.

WALLEYE FISHERMEN HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL THE LAST FEW DAYS CASTING STICKBAITS AT THE "HOT POND" AND AT THE WHITE RIVER DAM.

MOST TROLLERS ARE TARGETING HOUGHTON POINT TO PIKES FOR THE BROWNS, COHOS AND LAKERS FLATLINING STICKBAITS IN 20-30 FOW.  THEY ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW THE MUD LINES AND WE DO HAVE A LOT OF BROWN WATER THIS SPRING!!!

FOR YOU STEELHEADERS, THE SIOUX AND FISH CREEK ARE STARTING TO COME DOWN AFTER ALL THE RAIN; THE FISH ARE RUNNING UP THE ROCK.  FISHING HAS BEEN TOUGH WITH THE DIRTY WATER, BUT SHOULD IMPROVE THIS WEEK.

SMALLIE FISHING SHOULD ALSO START UP IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO AS THE WATER WARMS AND THE LAKE CLEARS UP.  SECOND LANDING AND THE LANDING BEHIND THE SHOP ARE FREE OF ICE.