Welcome to the Chippewa Flowage
The Fall Season on the Chippewa Flowage and area is where you want to be for fishing, fall color tour, a break from a busy schedule at home and work, a time with girlfriend/spouse/fishing buddy/a son/a daughter or just go "up north" for a long week end.
Fall is the wonder of color change in our forests and the migration of birds is a sight to enjoy. These are moments that must be experienced - - - join us on the Chippewa Flowage.
As the daylight time becomes shorter, we begin to sense a shift in wind and the approaching fronts from the West----the Loons, local Canadian Geese, our Whitetail deer Black Bear, summer birds, Red Squirrels, Chipmunks, and many other home creatures are already in a sense of urgency-prepare for the inevitable change in weather and cold conditions that will decade upon the Flowage and area in the months ahead.
Musky fishing has shifted to a pattern for lake water turn-over, very cold water, strong northwest winds, dropping weeds, a increasing lake level and unpredictable dice weather - - - anglers know how to deal with the elements and dream about the potential for a fish of a lifetime.
Crappies are on the wood structure, schooled up, around planted fish cribs, and are feeding----the "slab crappie" is yours for the taking. Walleye fishing has been terrific all summer on the Chippewa Flowage----anglers followed a pattern of weed development, near deep water drop offs, and a search and find/catch mode. The fall pattern will be similar except; go deeper, locate fish on the bottom structure, use larger live bait, fish mid lake deep water humps, and be patient on the set before the hook set.
Be somewhere this Fall Season----come join us on the Chippewa Flowage and area!!
2015 Musky Hunt concludes todayFollow the Catches below
Musky Hunt Results
|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 Has No Boundaries gets state recognition|
|Fall Crappies - Where are they?|
|Remarkable fish were caught in the Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association sponsored Musky Hunt 2015.|
When a 51 inch Musky was registered in the first morning of fishing it seemed the winner would be Mike Verway of Inver Grove Heights, MN. Only two other fish over 50 inches have been recorded in the past 17 years of the tournament. By afternoon it was bested by Robert Hummer of Beloit, WI registering a 52 inch monster......
|National youth Muskie fishing event on Moose Lake|
Walleye fishing has been awesome on the shallower rocks in the morning and the evening. During the day either fish deeper or around weed edges. These patterns are for Grindstone, Round, LCO, Lost Land, and Teal.
Pike have been very active near shallower cover.
Crappie fishing has been great in depths greater than 17 feet. Fish will bite all day.
It has been really cold the last week or two, but now we are starting to see temperatures warm up this weekend so it should be a beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy some ice fishing. Temps will no longer be in the negatives this week and we will see highs in the mid 30s and lows in the high teens. We may see some light snow on Monday.
This week's fishing report brought to you by Tom Boley's Guide Service. With the cold temps last week we saw some great ice getting made. Ice on the Chip is between 8 and 11 inches. There are a few small areas with slush where there is likely less ice. On Grindstone, Round and LCO the ice has been anywhere from 7 to 12 inches depending on location. Fourwheeler travel is great all over these larger lakes.