With the hot weather we’ve had, the bite sure has turned on out on Chequamegon Bay. The smallie fishing has been on fire with great fishing shallow and in the deeper summer holes as well. Fish can be found cruising and chasing bait near weeds in 3-5 feet of water and there’s a lot of fish posted up in the classic summer spots. For the deeper water, drop shot rigs worked slow on the bottom have been producing fish and topwater has been a great option for the fish that are still working the shallows. Water temps are pretty steady in the low 70s all across the bay.
Walleye fisherman are finding a few fish scattered amongst weeds in 10-18 feet of water. Most guys are pulling harnesses or trolling cranks off boards. Early mornings and into the evenings has been the best time of day with the water being pretty clear in most areas.
Lake Trout fishing remains strong with some really nice fish being caught deep in the islands. Spoons and spin-n-glows are the ticket this time of year. As usual, eater sized fish can be found trolling right down near the bottom out on the “flats.”