It is time for us to go north and visit the beauty and vistas of Northern WI. This trip will have both big water adventures as well as Kayaking in a nice river. Since we are so close to some of our favorite big water, I added in a day or two to fish Lake Superior for the famous Small Mouth Bass. Early June will be prime time. That destination will be Ashland WI, just 70 miles north of Manitowish Waters. I am working with area guides to learn more about the fishing at that time of year.
For those who have a boat that can handle it, we will meet in Ashland. We will probably stay at our favorite economy hotel Thursday night. On Friday we will launch our boats to fish the Chequamegon Bay for giant small mouth bass. This is big water, but there are area’s where smaller boats can go and still be safe. This water is always weather dependent but June seems to be a good time to go and at the peak of small mouth season. For those of you who want to fish for these giants , but do not have a boat, contact me as soon as possible and I can get you connected with our resource guide for that area. The guides up there book up fast for the peak time to let me know as soon as possible. We can even fish on Thursday if there is enough interest.
On Saturday, we will kayak and fish the Manitowish River from an access point in Manitowish Waters WI. The river hold a variety of species, even Sturgeon, and the fishing possibilities are endless. Last year on our Kayak fishing trip we caught a ton of fish and it was one of the most memorable trips of the summer. This area is remote, beautiful and a variety of twists and turns make it popular for kayak and canoe anglers to land fish after fish. There is a kayak and canoe outfitter right there so if you do not have your own boat, you can rent one there. Advance notice and reservations are required and will will provide that contact info as soon as possible.
Camping will be available right across from the river as WI Women Fish member Holly Hanson is opening her yard for use to camp in. For more information about the Manitowish River click on this link. http://wisconsintrailguide.com/paddle/manitowish-river.html
For those of you that are bringing bigger boats, the Manitowish Chain is also near by and it might be an option for fishing on Sunday. I had a huge musky scare me to death about 25 years ago when it tried to jump in my boat. I have not been back since but I would like another crack at it. Walleye, Bass, Pike and of course Muskys are present as well as a variety of pan fish.
We are currently researching nearby lodging and hope to provide you with that information soon. Between the small mouth trip to the big water, and the serene kayak river fishing trip, I think its safe to say that this just may be the trip of the summer. I hope you can join us. Contact me asap if you want a guide for the big lake.
Registration will open soon and additional information on lodging and kayak rental will be added.