The fall bite is in full swing for a multitude of species in the Chequamegon Bay region. Water temps are getting down into the mid to low 50s in most areas and the fish are on the feed. Nearshore Brown trout fishing has been very, very good with some nice spake mixed in as well. Some hot baits have been purple X-raps and our custom colored "Jims Flashback" casting spoons available in the shop.
On the Smallmouth front, the fishing has been steady and the fish are in a fairly predictable fall bite. Mud flats in front of Ashland in the 14-16 foot range as well as in the 22-25 foot range have produced best lately. Slowly drifting in the wind while dropshotting, live bait rigging or ripping a gold spoon have been the best.
Tributary fishing has been good as well with nice flows and some real nice fish around. The Brule has been in fantastic shape and some of the other local tribs have been holding some nice Cohos yet as well as browns.
Grouse hunters have been reporting a few birds in the woods, nothing crazy, but plenty of action to keep everyone on their toes.
Looks like we're in for a good NW Gale on Tuesday, so hopefully you got out this weekend or tomorrow before the wind comes! Good luck the rest of the fall, it's the best time to be on the water!