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!!
2016 Musky Hunt concluded
Musky Hunt Results
|1||Josh Justman||LaValle, WI||9/9/2016||Milwaukee Bay||50.50||FireTiger Double Cowgirl|
|2||Daniel Seibert||Hayward, WI||9/9/2016||Scott Lake||45.50||Black Creeper|
|3||Jon Rak||Chicago, IL||9/9/2016||Deerfoot Bog||44.50||Orange.Blk Flowage Boa|
|4||Dave Jenkins||Winter, WI||9/10/2016||West Side Big Timber||43.75||Black Turbo Turd|
|5||Keith Yanke||Louisville, KY||9/10/2016||Minnesota Bay||43.25||Super Double Black Cowgirl|
|6||Doug Hardy||Chicago, IL||9/9/2016||Rudys||42.50||Black Stillwater|
|7||Jim Isaacson||Cadott, WI||9/8/2016||Birch Island||42.00||Grn/Blk JanneyTail|
|8||Rusty Kiser||Juda, WI||9/10/2016||Moss Creek||41.50||Gold Sucker Phantom|
|9||Jay Stortcum||Champain, IL||9/10/2016||Scott Lake||41.25||Black Creeper|
|10||Rick Drontle||Golden Valley, MN||9/10/2016||Big Banana||41.00||Orange Bucktail|
|Jim Baker||Byron, IL||9/8/2016||Baumgartens||40.50||Gold Sucker Phantom|
|John Imm||Altoona, WI||9/9/2016||Eagle Island||40.50||Blk/Grn Metz Musky Killer|
|Tim Otatik||Ashland, WI||9/9/2016||Petes Bar||40.50||Inhaler: Gold & Black|
|Brian Strouss||Jenseo, IL||9/10/2016||Crane Creek||40.50||Blk/grn Musky Stalker|
|Bob Bjornton||Punta Gorda, FL||9/8/2016||Rudys||40.25||Blk/Grn Bucktail|
|Robert Popp||Greenville, WI||9/10/2016||Cedar Tops||39.75||Black on Black Spinner|
|Chad Popp||Dixie, OK||9/10/2016||Minnesota Bay||39.75||Black Bucktail|
|Mike Ostrowski||Oak Creek, WI||9/8/2016||Moores Bay||39.00||Black Suick|
|Randy Maas||Brownsville, WI||9/8/2016||Scott Lake||39.00||Orange Hogwobbler|
|Butch Kahler||Chandler, AZ||9/10/2016||Cedar Tops||39.00||Grn/Blk Rabid Squirrel|
|Ernie Thieding||McFarland, WI||9/8/2016||Popple Island||38.00||Gold/Brown Top Raider|
|Ernie Thieding||McFarland, WI||9/9/2016||Baumgartens Bar||38.00||Gold/Brown Top Raider|
|Mike Hoppe||Waukesha, WI||9/10/2016||Moores Bay||38.00||Green Bucktail|
|Doug Hardy||West Chicago, IL||9/10/2016||MK Bar||38.00||Green/Black Cowgirl|
|Rick Drontle||Golden Valley, MN||9/9/2016||Big Banana||37.00||Orange BucherTail|
|Dave Elbert||Cadott, WI||9/10/2016||Milwaukee Bay||36.25||Chart. Bucker Tail|
|Royce Schulz||Fosston, MN||9/8/2016||Kindergarten||36.00||Orange Topper|
|Gary Holbech||Milwaukee, WI||9/8/2016||Musky Bay||36.00||Black Tallywacker|
|John Osterhaus||Eastman, WI||9/8/2016||Moores Bay||35.25||Perch Colored Vexar|
|Dennis Clagett||Hayward, WI||9/8/2016||Petes Bar||35.00||Blk/Grn Janneytail|
|Jerry Mannigel||Hayward, WI||9/10/2016||Dun Rovin||34.00||Gold Ghost Tail|
The fish locations on the map above are not accurate. They are approximated based on the reporting shown in the above chart. If you have a more accurate location please send GPS coordinates to
You can use this tool to get gps coordinates http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
|Musky Season is Closed|
|It's Fall - It's Musky Time!|
|Cooler weather positively affects fishing|
|DNR Fisheries Report|
Walleye fishing has not been very active as of late as the water temperatures have been constant in the low 50s and high 40s. But now, with weather getting colder, you may be tempted to take a trip up for the last few weeks of November to try to snag a few deep water Walleyes--particularly on Round Lake. Walleye suckers are definitely the way to go in the coming weeks.
Musky action has been solid and shallow. Most Muskies caught have been in shallower areas bordering the river channels--particularly those areas with a lot of stumps. Live bait has been very good, but given that sucker availability has been low now that the end of the season is here, glide baits and jerk baits have still been producing results.
Crappie fishing has been a real dud this fall for most folks. They are schooled up, but their activity is very limited, if there is any activity at all. With water temperatures dropping, that has the chance of changing, however.
Bass fishing on the Flowage has not been reported much, but the Smallmouth bite in the cribs on small suckers (The Round Lake Special) has been excellent. Drop a sucker down into the cribs on a Lindy Rig on Round Lake and have yourself a ball.
This week will see highs in the mid 30s throughout the week and lows ranging from the mid teens to the high 20s throughout the week. Expect some snow on Friday evening, and overcast for the majority of the week.
Well, Winter is almost upon us and this is an initial cold season update! The lakes are nowhere near freezing yet, however, tonight marks the first snow of the season. So it is getting colder for sure. Expect more updates to come in the coming weeks.