Any angler who follows smallmouth bass fishing has heard of the trophy potential in Chequamegon Bay. For twenty years, a protective 22” size limit along with abundant forage in an ideal habitat has allowed these fish to grow to epic proportions. This has provided an angling opportunity like none other in the upper Midwest. Smallmouth have become prolific throughout this system, and can be caught from ice out to freeze up. The sheer numbers and average size of the bass in this fishery make it a “bucket list” destination for anglers from throughout North America. With the scenic Apostle Islands and quaint communities of Ashland, Washburn, and Bayfield all within view you won’t soon forget your trip to “The Bay”.
When winter months arrive, "The Bay" becomes a haven for ice anglers who have access to an incredible mixed bag of fish that includes brown trout, lake trout, steelhead, splake, coho salmon, king salmon, whitefish, walleye, northern pike, burbot, perch, and sturgeon. Needless to say... The opportunities are endless, and the trophy potential is unlimited. With the explosion in popularity of ice fishing, Chequamegon Bay is most definitely a place where anglers of all types can experience a world class adventure all year long.
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