Chequamegon Bay is a premier smallmouth bass fishing destination for many bass enthusiast. Chequamegon Bay is located in southwest area of Lake Superior between Ashland, WI and Bayfield, WI. A relatively large shallow bay (compared to the rest of Lake Superior) with a mix of sand, rock and other man made structures. Many streams and rivers deposit sediment into Chequamegon Bay which gives it its rich diversity of fish and wildlife, including world class fly fishing for smallmouth bass.
The Wisconsin DNR created aggressive smallmouth bass regulations on Chequamegon Bay to protect spawning fish and because of their slow growing season. Most of the early season is catch and release only, after that it's only one fish over 22 inches!
Chequamegon Bay is probably one of the finest smallmouth bass fisheries in the world. Angler's pursue smallmouth bass using a variety of angling techniques including bait, hardware, plastics and of course fly fishing! Fly fishing for smallmouth bass on Chequamegon Bay is a thrill of a lifetime where you'll be stalking fish up shallow in less then 5 ft of water.
Fly fishing is best from May through June. Weather plays an important role in determining fishing conditions and where the fish will be setting up. The weather on Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay can change drastically over a short period of time, so you want to be prepared. I'm a U.S. Coast Guard approved Captain and have many years boating on Lake Superior. The boat is equipped with Sonar, GPS/Mapping and all Lake Superior required gear. The boat has a walk thru windshield to protect passengers from the wind, rain and cold. Powered by a reliable 4-stroke Yamaha outboard.
For information about the Chequamegon Bay Fishing and Area visit Chequamegon Bay Fishing.
Ashland, WI Weather
(southshore of Chequamegon Bay)
Bayfield, WI Weather
(northshore of Chequamegon Bay)
NOAA Chequamegon Bay Marine Forecast
Chequamegon Bay Fly Fishing Reports
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