Pictured  Dave Meyer and his son Tom with a nice catch of trout and salmon fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.

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August 15 thru 30, 2013

The Xtreme Angler fishing Charters guided Steve Wernlund (right picture)and Duane Newton of Baldwin, WI to a great day of fishing Lake Trout in the Apostle Islands Area of Lake Superior.  Steve and Duane had a lot of action catching 23 Lake Trout on a 8hr charter along with catching the trophy (pictured on the right).

  Pictured on the left is Dave Meyer and his son Tom of Barron, WI who caught 13 Trout and Salmon on their Fishing Charter.  Past clients and great guys.  Thanks guys.

Fishing continues to be excellent with limits being the rule rather than the exception.  The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters targets areas out of the beaten path in search of trophy fish.  We strive to give all of our clients a chance to catch a trophy fish. 

Give us a call.  Fishing action is great.

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Pictured is Steve Wernlund with a Trophy  Lake Trout fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior with:

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We specialize in fishing out of the beaten path areas giving all of our clients a great chance at catching a trophy fish.

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Pictured  Kevin McLevish of Nassef Mechanical with a great Lake Trout caught fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior

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July/August 2013

The Xtreme Angler fishing Charters guided the Nassef Mechanical group out of St Paul, Minn to a great day of fishing Lake Trout in the Apostle Islands Area of Lake Superior.

  All fish were caught at approximately 100 to 130 feet using dodgers and Spin-n-Glows.

Fishing continues to be excellent with limits being the rule rather than the exception.  The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters targets areas out of the beaten path in search of trophy fish.  We strive to give all of our clients a chance to catch a trophy fish. 

Give us a call.  Fishing action is great.

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Pictured center is Captain Andy with the Nassef Mechanical group Brian, Kevin, Alfred and Al  Mclevish with a great catch of Lake Trout fishin the Apostle Islands are of Lake Superior

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Pictured  Captain Larry and son Nick with a 26 inch Walleye caught fishing Lake of The woods out of Crawfords Camp,  Sioux Narrows.

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July 2013

The Xtreme Angler fishing Charters took a week out of a busy Lake Superior schedule for a family fishing outing on beautiful Lake of the Woods.  We fished out of Crawfords Camp, Sioux Narrows.  Captain Andy guided for Musky's using his boat pictures and info are on facebook and will appear on his report section on this web site coming soon.  Captain Larry guided for walleyes using his boat and boated approximately 50 to 75 walleyes per day with several trophies including 15 fish between 22" and 26", 3 fish 27", 1 fish 29", 1 fish 29.5" and the fish on the right was the trophy walleye for the trip at 31.5".  For more pictures go to our photo gallery page on this web site.

  It was a great trip and I would recommend this area of Lake of The Woods to anyone targeting trophy walleyes.  Contact Matt at Crawford's camp, Sioux Narrows, Ontario.

The fish pictured on the right is truly a fish of a lifetime.  The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters targets areas out of the beaten path in search of trophy fish.  We strive to give all of our clients a chance to catch a trophy fish. 

Give us a call.  Fishing action is great.

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Pictured is Captain Larry with a trophy 31.5 Walleye caught fishing Lake of The woods out of Crawfords Camp,  Sioux Narrows.

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Pictured  Captain Larry and Ruth Brenne with this 27 inch Laker  caught fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.

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June/July 2013

Fishing has been excellent during the last half of June and the first half of July. Cohos, Browns and Kings were still going strong for us thru late June.  We are now targeting Lake Trout as temperatures have pushed the Salmon away from the Islands and are more difficult to find. 

The fish pictured on the right is truly a fish of a lifetime.  The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters targets areas out of the beaten path in search of trophy fish.  We strive to give all of our clients a chance to catch a trophy fish. 

Give us a call.  Fishing action is great.

The Xtreme Angler

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Pictured is Nate Cunningham with his trophy 43 inch 28.5 girth Lake Trout caught  fishing the Chequamegon Bay area of Lake Superior

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A mixed bag of Cohos, Kings and Browns caught fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.

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May/June 2013

Fishing has been excellent during the last half of May and the first half of June. Cohos, Browns and Kings are in the Bay. Houghton Point to Long Island  is excellent.  The South Channel has been great for Kings. June 7,8 and 9 we boated over 40 Cohos, 9 Browns, 5 Kings and 4 Lake Trout.

Give us a call and bring your warm clothes.  Fishing action is great.

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Pictured left to right  Larry Cunningham, George and Nancy Henderson and Captain Larry Hesselink with Kings Browns and Cohos caught fishing the Chequamegon Bay area of Lake Superior

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A great action picture of a nice fish caught fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.

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October 1 thru October 15, 2012

October has offered some good salmon fishing in the Chequamegon Bay area. Trolling along the shoreline of the Chequmegon Bay area has offered some spectacular Fall color scenery.  In two days, the colors in the islands went from predominantly green to almost full color.  The Islands are spectacular and definitely a must see.  It would be hard to find any place in the U.S. that measures up to the Apostle Islands when they are in full Fall color.

 Coho action is begining to slow.  Water temperatures are cooling down significantly causing the fish to scatter thru out the Bay area.

Give us a call and bring your warm clothes.  Fishing action may be a little slower in October but still worth the effort.

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Taking time out to take a quick photo of the beautiful Fall colors while trolling for Salmon along the shoreline of the Chequamegon Bay area of Lake Superior.

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Dave Meyer with a great Lake Trout fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior with:

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September 15 thru 30, 2012

The second half of September has offered some very good salmon fishing in the Chequamegon Bay area. Trolling spoons in the top 20 feet of water seems to work the best.  The fish are scattered and action can be spotty.  The fish are around so persistence is the ticket.  Dodging the weather fronts with the high winds has definitely been a challenge.

September 30 was a fitting end to a very good Lake Trout season.  We caught 18 fish on a 6 hr charter.  Spin'n' glows worked the best for us anywhere from 80 to 120 feet. 

Give us a call-we find the fish-we catch the fish.

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Dave Meyer and son Tom caught 18 Lake Trout on the last day of the Lake Trout season while  fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior with The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters.

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Two nice salmon caught  fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior with:

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September 1 thru 15, 2012

The beginning of September is usually the start of the salmon run for the Chequamegon Bay area of lake Superior. Cohos are beginning to set up in the vicinity of the rivers in the Bay area.  There are a few Kings around to offer a mixed bag if you are lucky enoung to locate them.  We caught several Kings over a two day period fishing Chartreuse Rapalas on the surface in the Long Island area. The third day they were gone and we were back to fishing Cohos around the rivers.

Water temperatures continue to be the major factor in finding and catching Lake Trout.  Water temperatures at the flats vary day by day.  Recently water temps in the area of the flats was 53 to 54 degrees top to bottom with no Lake Trout to be found.  Moved to the Michigan Island and Outer Island area and found cooler water with plenty of fish and great action.

Give us a call-we find the fish-we catch the fish.

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The Ken Stelter group with a mixed bag of Salmon and Lake Trout fishing the Apostle Islands/Chequamegon Bay area of Lake Superior with The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters. 

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Casey with father Todd and boyfriend Adam caught over 20 fish August 24, 2012 fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior with:

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August 15 thru August 31, 2012

The month of August has been very busy.  We seem to have had our share of windy days.  With the best fishing occurring away from the mainland in open water, it has been difficult on many days to find areas that hold fish and offer comfortable fishing.  We managed however to catch limits of fish for nearly all of our clients each and every day we are on the lake during the month of August.

Water temperatures continue to be the major factor in finding and catching Lake Trout.  Water temperatures at the flats vary day by day.  Certain days that have 45 to 48 degree water temperature down 80 feet one day may have 50 to 60 degree water temperatures down 80 feet the day after.  Utilizing the Fish Hawk speed and temp certainly helps locate the ideal temperature ranges and where the breaks are located.  Absent of owning a Fish Hawk or similar device troll 90 feet down and deeper next to breaks.  Most of the ideal water temps are 90 feet and lower.

Give us a call-we find the fish-we catch the fish.

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Chris and Tina from Dallas, Texas caught 10 fish on a 1/2 day charter August 26, 2012  from Madeline Island fishing with The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters.  Their catch included this beautiful 38 inch Lake Trout.  Tina (like a pro) battled this fish for a considerable length of time with the fish repeatedly taking line.  Fish of a lifetime.  Great job Tina.

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Don pictured with an awesome trophy Lake Trout caught and released while fishing The Apostle Islands area with The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters.  Don's group caught and released over 30 fish August 11, 2012.

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August 1 thru August 15, 2012

The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters has been extremely busy all of July and the first half of August.  The word is getting out that we work hard to please our clients and most of all we catch the fish. We caught limits of fish for nearly all of clients each and every day we are on the lake during the months of July and August.

All of the standard ingredients that affect success on the lake remain the same.  Speed, presentation, mixing dodger/flasher color combos, changing your spread and rotaing spoons and spin-n-glows will all lead to success. Colors do affect success.  Certain colors are great one day and slow the next day.

However, the single most significant factor currently affecting success is finding that ideal water temp.  The flats are a good example.  In many areas of the flats, temps have increased and the fish are no longer found with consistency in their previous locations.  Some areas have water temps pushing 50 degrees down 80 feet. I spent 2 hours on the flats trolling water temps 47 to 50 degrees with no fish.  Found an area with temps ranging from 44 degrees to 46 degrees and caught 7 fish in less than 1 hour.

Give us a call-we find the fish-we catch the fish.

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Amy, Don, Jake, and Jen caught over 30  Lake Trout August 11, 2012 fishing with The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters on a 1 day charter.

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Larry Hesselink & Andy Hesselink

Daily fishing trips from Bayfield, Madeline Island, Washburn or Ashland.

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Chad and sons Christian and Ben caught their limit of Lake Trout and returned several others while fishing The Apostle Islands with The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters.

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July 15 thru July 31, 2012

The last half of July has provided awesome fishing with limits of fish being the rule rather than the exception.  In addition, a lot of fish were caught and released  providing great action for our clients.

Surface water temperatures on the big lake are substantially warmer than most years.  We are getting temps on the surface ranging from 68 degrees to 72 degrees.  Outer Island has even come in with a couple of 70 degree surface temps.  In many places of Lake Superior the lake has turned and water temps are the same top to bottom. We have had excellent luck fishing the areas where water temps top to bottom are the same and break on the bottom to water temps of 45 degrees to 50 degrees.  In the area referred to as the flats, in most areas of 70 feet the temp is 68 to 70 degrees top to bottom.  Fish the break from 70 to 100 feet.  Water temps are 45 to 50 degrees and the fishing is excellent where the warm water meets the cold.  We have observed times while fishing close to the bottom the water temp is 68 degrees at 70 feet and withing 30 feet of that spot at 75 feet the water temp is between 45 and 48 degrees.  The baitfish are hanging out at this temp break and the fishing is awesome.

August is shaping up to be a fantastic fishing month.  Be sure to select your fishing dates as soon as possible. We strive to give all of our clients a chance at catching a trophy fish. 

 

Sam and Alisa from Indiana visiting The Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior and caught their limit of Lake Trout in 90 minutes of fishing with The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters. 

The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters

Dependable,  knowledgeable and hard working

 USCG Captains

Larry Hesselink & Andy Hesselink

Daily fishing trips from Bayfield, Madeline Island, Washburn or Ashland.

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Melanie Gehrman booked this fishing trip July 14 as a birthday present for her boyfriend.  Together they caught their limit of Lake Trout and  released several others including one at 14 lbs.

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July 1 thru July 15, 2012

The first half of July has provided some of the best fishing yet in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.  We landed one fish at 40 inches followed by 4 others between 36.5 and 40 inches all on one fishing trip.  It was difficult to convince my clients to release the large fish.  They eventually agreed and the fish were returned to hopefully be caught another day. 

Nearly all of our fishing trips in July have provided steady action and trophy fish.  Outer Island trips are excellent and require a full day charter.  Fishing the flats has also been good and can be done with a half day charter. 

 The water clarity in Chequamegon Bay has improved and we are again fishing Bass and Walleyes.  Walleye fishing has improved with trolling being the preferred method of getting on the fish.   

Be sure to select your fishing dates as soon as possible.  July and August will provide some of the best fishing of the summer.  We strive to give all of our clients a chance at catching a trophy fish. 

 

Scott Visocsky with (1) of (5)  Lake Trout  ranging from 36.5 inches to 40 inches caught July 11 fishing the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.

The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters

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 USCG Captains

Larry Hesselink & Andy Hesselink

Daily fishing trips from Bayfield, Madeline Island, Washburn or Ashland.

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Allison  Perron with 1 of  20  to 25 Lake Trout caught fishing the Apostle Islands area.

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June 15 thru June 30, 2012

The second half of June has provided superb fishing in the Apostle Islands Area of Lake Superior.  On our most recent trip, I was assisted by my son Andy Hesselink who is also a USCG Captain.  I jokingly mentioned to Tom and Allison Perron that they were getting a bargain with two captains for the price of one.  As things turned out, the extra help was certainly needed and appreciated.   In approximately 4 to 5 hours we boated well over 20 fish providing fast action and lots of fun for the Perrons.  The captains earned their pay (as they say) constantly resetting lines, managing the catch and staying on the fish. 

 The water clarity in Chequamegon Bay has again deteriorated due to heavy rains that came during the same time frame as the Duluth storms.  Bass and Walleyes have again slowed down for awhile as the water clears. 

Be sure to select your fishing dates as soon as possible.  July and August will provide some of the best fishing of the summer.  We strive to give all of our clients a chance at catching a trophy fish. 

 

Tom Perron with a a huge Lake Superior  Lake Trout.  Caught fishing in the Apostle Island area.

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The Bruce Bonner group with Lake Trout ranging in size from 28 inches to 39 inches

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June 1 thru June 15, 2012

The first half of June has been an excellent time for catching trophy fish. We have boated many fish in the 30 inch to 39 inch range that would be respectable trophies for any sportsman’s collection.  The Bruce Bonner group was fortunate to boat a double.  The two fish were both over 30 inches, reached the boat simultaneaously and ended up together in the same net.  It took two of us to lift the net into the boat.  Lots of fun for sure.

  The last half of June and all of July and August will provide excellent fishing. We have full and half day charters available. The best fishing is out among the Islands and requires a full day charter to provide your best chance to catch a trophy fish.  Weather is a factor that always affects where we fish. Weather changes occur frequently on Lake Superior and require you to be prepared with appropriate clothing for warm and cold on the same day.

Chequamegon Bay has cleared up enough to resume fishing Bass and Walleye.  The walleyes have been moving deeper and are scattered as they move toward their summer locations.

Be sure to select your fishing dates as soon as possible.  July and August are popular fishng months for the Apostle Islands Area.

 

 

Beautiful 39 inch Lake Superior Lake Trout caught by Luke Bonner June 2012

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Trophy Lake Superior Lake Trout  caught by Jim Drill New Richmond WI May 2012

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May 15 thru June 1, 2012

Lake Trout fishing is excellent now.  We are fishing them out in the islands at depths from 85 to 120 feet.  Our trips generally exceed more then 10 miles from shore so rates are a little more but well worth it. Visit the rates page of our web site for more information regarding our rates. The trips to our fishing locations take us through many of the beautiful Apostle Islands and the scenery is breath taking.  Expect to catch several fish and have a good chance to tie into a trophy lake trout.  Visit our photo gallery page for regular photo updates.  If you venture out on your own be sure to visit Angler’s All in Ashland for fishing reports and all your tackle needs. 

Walleye fishing is on hold throughout Chequamegon Bay do to the heavy rainfall.  Water in the bay is tainted a dark brown/yellowish color rendering fishing poor at best.  We expect the water to clear up within the next two weeks.

Be sure to select your fishing dates as soon as possible.  July and August are popular fishng months for the Apostle Islands Area.

 

 

Lake Superior Lake Trout ranging in size from 20 to 24 inches.  Caught by Andy and Laura Fraser of Crystal Minn. while fishing the Apostle Islands.

 

 

Lake Superior Lake Trout 15 lbs. 8 oz caught while scouting fishing spots off downriggers at 95 feet.

 

May 1 thru May 15, 2012

Mixed Bag

The Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters and Hudson's On The Spot Guide Service teamed up to guide a great group of guys from southern WI.  We had two guys in each boat and together we caught more than 10 Walleyes including a 27.5 inch, 2- 25 inch and several nice walleyes in the 20 inch range.  We also caught 2 nice Browns, a couple of bass and around 10 Northern Pike.  We had a great day of fishing considering we battled heavy winds and waves for the majority of the day.  Thanks to Jim Hudson for scouting the area in advance and putting us on the fish.

A day prior to the trip we were not certain the type of fish these guys were after.  Trying to be prepared I ventured out on my own and scouted out some Lake Trout spots the day prior.  I didn't hit the water until 2:30PM and in about 2 hours caught 4 nice LakeTrout down about 96 feet on flashback spoons.  I had a great time and managed to get my camera set up in the boat and got a couple of nice pictures before releasing all fish.  The largest of the fish was 15 lbs 8 oz followed by a 12 lb 6oz on my Rapala Digital scale. Definite challenge boating these fish with a net in one hand and rod in the other.

 

 

Southern WI group with a mix of Walleye and Brown Trout caught May 15, 2012 fishing Chequamegaon Bay Lake Superior. 

 

 

April Coho Salmon.  Picture taken at my Hay Lake property in Delta Township 30 minutes from Lake Superior.

 

 

April 15 thru April 30, 2012

The start of the 2012 season


We didn’t make ice out 2012 due to several acres of tree planting that had to be dealt with.  We started fishing around April 15 and caught the tail end of the best coho fishing.  We did however tie into a huge King Salmon that we estimated to be close to 20 lbs.  He took a Rapala Hot Steel on a dipsey down around 25 feet.  Needless to say that close to the boat put a tremendous amount of pressure early on line and tackle.  We had the fish on for nearly 7 minutes as he did the normal acrobatic jumps and turns while taking out several feet of line.  My dipsey rods lines are all rigged with 65lb Power Pro with an 8 foot 20 lb florocarbon leader.  I was using a snap rather than a swivel which is usually the case running stick baits.  We made significant progress attempting to get the fish close to the boat and were able to see him close up several times.  The snap finally had enough of the stress and released.  Examining the snap at the boat revealed that the snap had completely straightened out.    Disappointment prevailed for a few minutes by everyone on the boat.  We later agreed however that the fun of fighting that particular fish was worth the trip.  On a another outing in late April we were fortunate to land a beautiful Lake trout while fishing for Cohos and Kings.  Things were slow during the middle of the day and a change to downriggers down 80 feet did the job.

 

Lake Superior Lake Trout.  Weighed in at 12 lbs 4 oz.  Caught off a downrigger down 80 ft. fishing off Long Island/Lake Superior late April 2012.

 

 

 

Oct 1 - Nov 10, 2011

End of Season


At last I am finally getting around to writing the end of the season report.  All of October and the first few days of November were spent fishing the Cheqamegon Bay, Bayfield and Saxon Harbor areas of Lake Superior.  The name of the game was patient and persistence.  There were 4 to 6 hour days spent catching 2 to 4 fish and 4 to 6 hour days catching 4 to 7 fish.  The fish were scattered and never seemed to show up at the same place 2 days in a row.  Cohos, Browns and a few Kings were the consistent fish caught. A variety of different baits seemed to work equally well including spinners, spoons and stick baits.  During the Spring of the year color seemed to be a big deal. Color was less of a factor in the Fall.  Nearly all bright colors worked for us. Several nice Browns and Cohos were caught with Browns doing the best out of Saxon Harbor.

Many thanks to all who booked with us for the 2011 fishing season.  I will be looking forward to seeing many of you again for 2012.  We start at ice out.  Coho and Brown fishng is hot April thru June.  Be sure to book a spring fishing trip.  I will plan to update the report section of the webb site when we wet our lines at ice out.  Until then, The Xtremeangler Fishing Charters wishes everyone the best of Holidays and a super 2012.

 
 

 

 

Sept 16 - 30, 2011


September 30 was the end of the Lake Trout season which seasonally runs from December 1 through September 30.  Most of the last half of September was spent fishing the flats.  Lake Trout fishing was excellent on the flats with limits being caught on several ocassions.

Water temperatures remained warm to depths of 60 feet.  In many areas around the Islands that temperature was consistent all the way to the bottom.  Nearly all Lake Trout were caught at depths of 90 to 130 feet.  Purple Spin and Glows fished near the bottom worked the best out on the flats.  Some fish were caught fishing orange flashback spoons 12 feet behind the ball and 1 to 3 feet off the bottom.  Most of the fish ranged from 22 to 27 inches with 2 fish caught and released that measured around 33 inches.

We are planning to start fishing Cohos, Kings and Browns near shore beginning Oct 1.  Stay tuned for the early October report around October 15.  As of September 30, the colors were at 50% from Cable, WI on up thru Hayward and Iron River, WI.  The colors around the Lake appeared to be at about 10%.  By October 15, the colors should be at least 50% or more.

Xtreme Angler fishing trips will be available until November 1.  Be sure to book a fishing trip, enjoy catching fish and viewing the  beautiful Fall colors. 

 

 

 

 

Sept 1 - 15, 2011


The best fishing continues to be in the Outer Island and flats areas for Lake Trout.  Limits have occurred on a regular basis.  Several days in September have been extremely windy and trying to fish anywhere away from the islands has been difficult. The Lake Trout caught on the flats have run in the 20 to 25 inch range with an occassional fish more than 25 inches.  The fish at Outer Island tend to be larger.  It is not uncommon to catch several fish in the 25 to 30 inch category and occassionally a 30 inch plus fish.

Water temperatures have remained warm down to depths of 60 feet.   The best Lake Trout fishing continues to be at depths of 90 to 130 feet.  Spoons or Spin and Glows fished near the bottom continue to work the best.

As we approach the month of October, near shore fishing will begin to improve as water temperatures cool. Lake Trout season will end September 30 and Cohos, Browns and Kings will become the primary fish of choice. 

Be sure to book an Xtreme Angler fishing adventure before the Fall colors are done. 

 
 
 

 

August 15 -  31, 2011


Lake Trout fishing has been excellent.  Limits of fish from 20 to 32 inches have been a  regular occurance.  Some fish 32 to 38 inches have also been caught.  Catch and release is encouraged for all of our larger fish.  The winds play a key role in where we are able to fish.  On certain days high winds prevent us from venturing long distances out in the islands.  Catching fish is not always as difficult as getting to where the fish are located. The safety and comfort of our clients is always given top priority and taken into consideration when we select a location to fish. 

Water temperatures remain high on the surface, around 68 degrees.  Best results for catching Lake Trout is obtained fishing 90 to 120 feet of water near the bottom.  Flashback spoons, Pro king spoons, and spin and glows are all working well for us.  We are looking for fish to move up in the water column as air temperatures cool the water.  This should start to occur by mid September.

Be sure to book an Xtreme Angler fishing adventure when the Fall colors begin to show up.  The beauty of the Islands in the Fall is spectacular and the fishing is great.

 
 
 

  August 1 - 15, 2011

Wow!  The first half of August has resulted in some of the best fishing ever.  Limits of Lake Trout have been the rule rather than the exception.  Many of the fish have been exceptionally large in the 10 lb to 15 lb range and were released.  The largest Lake Trout topped out at 28 lbs, had a 26.5 inch girth and measured a little over 40 inches -a real trophy.  The fish was caught and released by Blake Koc of Alamo, CA and Gary Hagstrom of Iron River, WI.

Thanks to all who booked with us.  The first half of August not only provided excellent fishing but also lots of fun watching the fisherman.  Jim Zmudka, wife Peggy and two sons, Lucas and Zach from Dubuque, IA had a great fishing trip.  Lucas and Zach did a great job reeling in several fish.  Josh Waller of Merrill, WI and two friends caught and released several fish over 25 inches and actually had to work at catching some eating size fish under 25 inches.

Flashers ahead of spin and glows was the top producer fished near the bottom.  Green was our best color.  Some fish were caught on Pro King blue spoons in the 75 to 85 foot range.

Check out our current year photo gallery for pictures of our 2011 clients and their catch.  Fishing is excellent now,  join us if you can.
 
 

 

  July 16 - 30, 2011

Lake Trout action is very good now. August is shaping up to be a prime month for fishing the Islands with an excellent chance for a trophy fish. The weather the last half of July caused a few cancellations. August usually provides more stable weather and should be an excellent fishing month for trophy Lake Trout.
For fishing trout and salmon this year we experimented with switching out the hooks on several of our favorite baits, including spin and glows to triple grip hooks. The results have been excellent. Very few fish get off when hooked with a triple grip hook. I order these hooks thru Cabela���s; however, they may be available other places. Check Angler���s All if you are in the Ashland area or Marine General out of Duluth.
 
 

 

  July 1 - 15, 2011

We have been lucky with the weather and the light winds. The light winds have allowed us to fish several areas in the outer islands. Outer Island continues to be good. Spoons 10 to 15 feet behind the ball and 1 to 3 feet off the bottom have produced well as of late. Blue seems to be the most consistent color. The flats have been producing well with an occasional King in the mix.

We spent July 8 thru 16 fishing out of Crawford���s Camp in Lake of the Woods, Canada. The walleye fishing was excellent with 18 to 21 inch fish common, with several over that size. We had success trolling for lake trout and also tied into a 51 inch, 27 inch girth, Musky that weighed out close to 43 lbs. The small mouth action was good. The Sioux Narrows area of Lake of the Woods is one of the few areas in the country that affords the opportunity to fish a broad variety. Lake Trout, Bass, Walleye, and Musky makes for a great trip. Contact Matt or Millie at Crawford���s Camp in Sioux Narrows, Ontario Canada if you���re interested in a Canada fishing trip.
 
 
    June 13 - 30, 2011

The second half of June was devoted to mostly fishing Lake Trout. Lake Trout fishing continues to pick up with limits occuring regularly with an occasional trophy fish. The flats have been producing well along with the islands. Outer Island has been improving and continues to be the hot spot. Spin and glows behind flashers fished in the bottom 1 to 3 feet has been a regular producer for us. We have been catching several fish in the 20 lb class with a 41 inch Lake Trout weighing around 24 lbs being the largest so far.
 
 
    June 1 - 12, 2011

Started the month of June fishing around Long Island and the South Channel. The Coho���s have slowed down but are still available. We limited out on Coho���s with a couple of browns the first week of June. The trophy fish for the week was a king salmon. We were fishing 9 lines at the time and this fish managed to get tangled in several of them. We finally landed this king after he made several runs on both sides of the boat. He weighed in a little over 16 lbs. Great fish and lots of fun. The second week of June we headed for Outer Island and fished from 9 am until 3 pm. Caught our limit of lake trout including one 18lbs. Spin and glows worked the best fished on the bottom in 100 feet of water.
 
 
    May 15 - 31, 2011

The Coho bite remained steady from Washburn to Houghton Point. We picked up some nice browns between Houghton Point and the Sioux. Action was good around long Island for Coho���s. We picked up a few Kings up to 6 lbs and an occasional Lake Trout. Water temps moved into the mid forties. Tried a new recipe for Coho���s. Page 10 of the May 2011 issue of Great Lakes Angler has a salmon with garlic potatoes recipe that is excellent.
 
 
    May 1 - 14, 2011

The first half of May started where April left off. Coho fishing remained hot with limits nearly every time we went out with a few browns mixed in. Chartreuse remained the hot color for stick baits. A gold colored YO-ZURI Crystal Minnow deep diver # R538 GHBR out did every other bait 2 to 1. I ran it behind two to three colors of lead line on the middle board with great success. Water temperatures stayed between 38 and 40 degrees.
 
 
    April 2011

We started fishing the big lake a week after ice out. We didn���t have to go far to find fish. Washburn to Houghton Point was hot for Coho���s with a few browns mixed in. We fished every week from ice out to the end of the month with limits of Coho each time we went out. Water temps ranged from 35 to 38 degrees and the air temp not much higher. Occasional sleet, rain, snow squalls and fog seemed to be the order of the day. Most of our fish were caught using boards in the top 5 foot of water. Stick baits and some deep runners seemed to work the best. Chartreuse was the hot color for April. The Coho���s ran small this year 16 to 22 inches and as usual excellent eating.