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Fishing WisconsinLake Superior Outdoor Fishing Report - August 23, 2019

In general, fishing reports will be updated every other week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.

REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters.

*Notice: The boat launch at Saxon Harbor is now open

Chequamegon Bay:
Chequamegon Bay has seen slightly reduced fishing pressure recently. Walleye fishing has been slow with many anglers targeting them but having better luck with northern pike, smallmouth bass, and perch. Many anglers have had good luck catching lake trout and a few brown trout and salmon.

Apostle Islands:
Fishing pressure has increased in the last couple of weeks with most of the fishermen fishing around the islands and especially by Outer Island, using downriggers with flashers and spoons or spin-n-glows. The average catch per boat has increased with lake trout making up the bulk of the harvest with a few coho salmon and an occasional brown trout being brought in.

Walleye testing

Western Arm:
Fishing pressure for Cornucopia, Bark Bay, and Port Wing has increased slightly in the last couple of weeks, especially at Bark Bay. Harvest and catch rate have increased with lake trout and walleye making up most of the catch. Walleye action remains steady, with fishermen finding them in 15 to 30 feet of water along the south shore on crankbaits or worm harnesses. Near the Twin Ports, anglers are catching walleye in the rivers, Allouez Bay, and the lake and have been very successful by the the mouth of the Amnicon. The lake trout and salmon catch has been steady during the last few weeks around the Twin Ports.

Last revised: Friday August 23 2019