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Spring Time on Lake Chippewa

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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.

Please consider the Chippewa Flowage, Hayward for your next vacation experience. Allow us to be your host and we will share a memorable Chippewa Flowage experience with you and your family.




2015 Musky Hunt is on!

Follow the Catches below

Musky Hunt Results

PlaceNameCity/StateDateWhere CaughtLengthLure
1 Robert Hummer Beloit, WI 9/10/2015 Scott Lake 52.00 Blk/orange Pacemaker
2 Mike Verway Inver Grove Hghts, MN 9/10/2015 Al's Bar 51.00 Suick
3 Walter Ladik Menona, WI 9/11/2015 Chief Lake 47.50" Silver/blk Cowgirl
4 Greg Gmeinder Pardeeville, WI 9/10/2015 Cranberry Narrows 46.50" Blk Creeper
5 Dave Elbert Cadott, WI 9/10/2015 Chicago Bay 45.00 Yellow Bucher Tail
6 Pat McElroy Wausau, WI 9/10/2015 Little Petet's 44.00 Blk Globe
7 Gary Coulthurst Philips, WI 9/10/2015 Pete's Bar 44.00 Blk/grn Janneytail
8 Doug Mannigel Marshfield, WI 9/11/2015 Deerfoot Island 44.00 Blk/Grn Bucktail
9 Bill Piccirillo Palos Park, IL 9/11/2015 Eagles Nest 44.00 Blk Neumier Creeper
10 Randy Hamm Cadott, WI 9/11/2015 Skull Island 43.00 Perch Naze Bait
11 Ted Wadzinski Green Bay, WI 9/10/2015 No Fish Bay 42.25 Blk Janney Tail
Gary Coulthurst Phillips, WI 9/10/2015 Pete's Bar 41.25 Loon Fat Bastard
Earl Kutter Golden Valley, MN 9/11/2015 Birch Island 40.50 Grn/blk Pacemaker
Carl Kennedy Shawano, WI 9/11/2015 Pete's Bar 40.00 Blk/grn Janneytail
Bruce Dingman Mnpls, MN 9/12/15 Tiger Island 38.25 Grn. Blade Bucktail
Doug Hardy West Chicago, IL 9/11/2015 Three Sisters 38.00 Grn/orange Shumway Flasher
Josh Justman Lavalle, WI 9/12/15 James Slough 38.00 Orange Warlock
Amanda Wilson Hayward, WI 9/11/2015 Eagles Nest 37.50 Walleye Dying Dawg
John Imm Altoona, WI 9/11/2015 Pork Barrel 37.00 Purple/blk Ghosttail
Tom Molski Stevens Point, WI 9/11/2015 Eagles Nest 37.00 Brown Suick
Brian Priester Okemos, MI 9/11/2015 Roman's Point 36.50 Kickin Minnow
Jerry Mannigel Hayward, WI 9/10/2015 Birch Island 36.00 Blk Globe
Mark Sicora Milwaukee, WI 9/11/2015 Moore's Bay 36.00 Blk/Grn Bucktail
Al McElroy Hayward, WI 9/11/2015 Double A Bay 35.50 Black Bucktail
Tom Rees Cedarburg, WI 9/10/2015 Eagle's Nest 35.00 Blk/grn blade Ghosttail




Fishing Report

Date: 2016-06-24



Walleye

Walleye fishing has been so-so. They are definitely not as active now as they were in May but you can still catch them. In the mornings, still use 17 feet with a snaggy brushy bottom as your baseline, but if you feel the temperature of the water is a bit high, then do not be afraid to go deeper. During the day, Walleyes like to hang out in deep cover. There are still folks using minnows, but more and more fishermen are now moving to crawlers and leeches. If you decide to cast or troll for them, Bad Shads, Flicker Shads, Wally Divers, Husky Jerks, and Rib Worms have been popular choices. In the evening, work around stump bars and weed edges (particularly those that border a river channel).

Musky

Musky fishing has been solid. They are still hitting on smaller baits, but there has been increased action on larger baits now too. So feel free to use a variety of styles and sizes to trigger a strike. Many fishermen have had fish follow several times but not hit, then they changed up the bait and triggered a strike. Stay out off the edges of the bars and humps out deep and cast in shallow.

Crappie

Crappie fishing has been interesting. In the evening, you can find them in their typical summer patterns under bogs, on brush piles, or on cribs. Bogs more than anything have been the spots of choice lately in the evenings using Minnows or Gulp! However, during the day, several fishermen this morning informed me that fishing weed beds with makeshift Beetlespins are attracting Crappie action. They are taking 1/32nd or 1/16th oz jigs, attaching a jig spinner to them to make a beetlespin, but instead of a normal grub tail, they are using 1 inch Gulp Minnows instead and they said it has been really solid.

Bass

Bass action has been ok but nothing special. So far action seems to come on the typical baits...Nightcrawlers, Spinnerbaits, shallow running cranks, etc. Check out Stumps, weed beds, small pieces of bog attached to shore and you should come up with a few nice bass.

Weather

It looks like it is going to be in the mid 70s to high 80s over the next 5 days. Expect to see some precipitation on Saturday and possibly a little Sunday. Friday, Monday and Tuesday look like it is all clear.

Water Level

Full Pool

Water Temp

74 Degrees

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