Welcome to the Chippewa Flowage
Spring Time on Lake Chippewa
As the lake ice lets loose, the snow pack melts, and the swamps begin to swell with the diminishing cold nights and the sun radiating on south facing shorelines - we begin to recognize the start of the new season on the Chippewa Flowage.
The grace and majesty of this massive expanse of ice surrounded by a variety of tree lines, islands, in coming rivers and creeks, exposed shorelines, protruding tree stumps fields from the past, pressure ridges, and a deep and endless blue sky--one can only imagine what the new season will bring for each of us as we wait patiently for the day to arrive to enjoy this unbelievable gift in all her glory. For those of you who have never experienced the Chippewa Flowage -- be somewhere this season--join us on the Flowage.
A vacation on the Flowage with family and friends will have many guarantees; a wilderness experience like none other, miles of untouched shorelines, Eagles in flight, our famous and mysterious floating bogs, fish to be caught, animals in the wild, the hoot of an owl at night, the tremalo of a Loon guarding chicks, accommodating and experienced hosts at our resorts on the Flowage, a variety of evening dining spots, hiking, boating, kayaking, ATVing, summing, biking, canoeing, golfing, and swimming.
Call your friends and make your plans to visit your favorite stopping places on the Chippewa Flowage, Hayward Wisconsin, and help us celebrate our Summer Pin Tour!
A swimming black bear between island camp sites, a deer with her fawn on a island point, catching a 25 pound musky, meeting new friends for a life time, a youngster catching a Bluegill off the boat dock, enjoying a cabin you would trade your home for, finding a supper club you wish was closer to home, your children who are happy, safe, and secure, and a investment in the joy of being alive in these incredible outdoors - these are just a few of the possibilities for your next vacation.
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Walleye have been a bit slower this week than usual. If you are targeting Walleyes, start around 17 feet with an irregular and snaggy bottom during the day and adjust depth accordingly. In the evening, try fishing around shallow wood and stumps that border the river channel. Live bait choices are typically minnow and leeches, and for artificial baits, try using Berkley Bad Shads, Beetlespins, Bill Lewis Rat-L-Traps and Echos, and Flicker Shads.
Pike have been very active--particularly on the west end of the lake. The bait of choice is definitely live bait. Fish in 3-5 feet in the weeds in the bays of the west end of the lake and fish with Northern Suckers and Chubs.
Crappie action has been intermittent. They are heading out of the bays and toward their summer patterns. Do not get stuck on one type of spot. Try at the mouths of the bays, just outside the bays, and the cribs and brushpiles. No one is reporting seeing them at the bogs yet. For baits, try Crappie Minnows, Waxworms, Gulp!, Mini-Mites, and tube jigs.
The temperatures are going to be in the mid to high 70s from now until the weekend. Expect a mix of sunny skies and rain every day through Saturday. Seems like it will be scattered and off and on.
High 50s to Low 60s