Welcome to the Chippewa Flowage
A sparkling illuminating sun rise, warm south winds, the lake looking like a mirror, a clear blue sky, a crimson sunset dropping below the tree line, cool evening breezes mixed with the hoot of a cruising Loon. You are on your summer vacation on the Chippewa Flowage!
The season of summer is upon us and is being enjoyed by our visitors, guests, and vacationers who are experiencing many back to back days of sunshine, evening showers, and a wonderful afternoon breeze coming across the Chippewa Flowage.
Recreation on the Chippewa Flowage has been a delight for our summer visitors. Boaters, skiers, pontoons, rope swings, wave runners, canoes, kayaks, and tubers are enjoying the thrills of summer water activities. Most campsites on the Flowage have been occupied and folks living on the Lake can experience the call of the Loon, the flight of Eagles, the chasing of the chipmunk, and even a visit from a Black Bear on occasion. Loon chicks, Mallard ducklings, deer fawns, bear cubs, and infant skunks can sometimes be observed while on a slow moving boat or pontoon.
We are enjoying a excellent come back of the Blue Heron on the Chippewa Flowage after a devastating ice storm a few years ago, Herons can be observed flying over head between the heronry and a fishing area, perched on a swinging tree limb, standing in a striking potion over a fish filled pool, and lashing out with a screech when startled by your presence.
Outstanding fishing, boating activities, silent water adventures, hiking in the woods, wild animals on the alert, evening sunsets, observing new born creatures, birding, vacation photos, a trip to town and shopping, a purchase at the bait shop, cook outs around the cabin, renewing friendships from past vacations, maybe a trip to the Casino or a Powwow?
How about some of those summer events----the "fishing opener", the Musky Hunt fishing contest, Musky Festival, the 4th of July, parades, cranberry festivals, art shows, antiques, horseback riding, Championship Log Rolling, road races, bike races, the challenge of golf, star gazing, your favorite restaurant, sidewalk sales in town, Honor the Earth, water skiing, rope swings, a early morning cup of coffee out on your cabin's deck
|Thanks for the historic effort!|
|Opening Week DNR Fishing Report|
|WDNR ON THE FLOWAGE: 2016 Is The Year of the Musky|
|Fishing Has No Boundaries gets state recognition|
Walleye are still a bit slow....most likely as a result of the large amount of precipitation and the increased surface temperature of the water. A few folks on Round Lake are reporting action much deeper than usual on the Walleyes so it would probably be a good idea on the Chippewa Flowage to do the same. Try deeper and cooler areas of the lake. If you know where a natural spring is where there is some cooler water down deep or deep holes in the river channels...they may be worth stopping at and giving it a go to see if you can coax them to hit.
The later in the summer we get the closer we get to Creeper season. While the Muskies are not extra aggressive, there are some Muskies still being caught despite the warmer water temperatures. Start using Creepers when the water is flat and ideal for use. Hawg Wobblers, Super Top Raiders, Pacemakers, and Globes have all produced action as of late in addition to the Creepers.
Not much action have been reported on Pike Fishing other than catching smaller snakes here and there. Some folks this week have chosen to use live bait as opposed to artificial and have had a little more success than those using artificial baits.
Crappie action has remained good despite warmer water temps. The most effective bait lately has been Mini-Mites tipped with Gulp! Crappie Nibbles and of course live Crappie minnows. Fish the bogs and deeper cribs for the Crappies this week.
Bass have been unusually slow. Smallmouth have been more prevalent than the Largemouth. Smallies can be found using a nightcrawler on the cribs, or fishing stumpy and rocky areas with spinnerbaits, frogs, and smaller top water baits. No action has been reported on the Largemouth this week. They seem to be non-existent as of late.
This week looks like it will be a wet one. The forecast suggests rain Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with Sunny Skies on Monday. Temperatures will remain pretty constant with highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 50s.