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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.

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Outdoor Reports

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What is going on with the Chippewa Flowage?


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Fishing Report

Date: 2015-06-28


Walleye were slower earlier in the week with the smaller ones still biting, but the bigger ones seemed to have gone dormant after a week of unpredictable weather. Now that the weather is normalizing over the last few days, the bigger Walleyes are becoming slightly more active again usually starting to come alive about 5-10 minutes before dark. Most action is now coming on Crawlers and Leeches but there are still some fishermen that are swearing by minnows.


Muskie have been active all week with some fishermen reporting caught fish, and many others reporting follows and boil ups. Surface baits have been deadly along with smaller sub-surface baits. Work weed edges, stumps, and drop offs for the best results. Callahan Lake saw multiple nice fish this week including a 40 incher.


Pike have been slower as of late with only the snakes and hammer handles being active. There are still reports of bigger fish on the west side of the Flowage, but overall Northern fishing has gone downhill over the past week or so.


Crappie have maintained their activity all week but seem to be scattered again. Some are catching them in the shallows while others are catching them in the brush piles and bogs. They do not seem to be picky on the baits you use either, but the trick is finding them at the right time.


Not much has been reported on the Bass situation as of late. The bass that have been caught thus far this week seem to be in the smaller range of size mainly biting on poppers, plastics, and spinnerbaits.


It looks like it is going to be in the 70s all week with Heavy Thunderstorms on Monday and nice weather up through Thursday. Stay tuned on Jenk's Bait's facebook page for further weather updates and changes.

Water Level


Water Temp

Low to Mid 70s


4th of July Weekend is coming up! Hope to see you all here to celebrate our great nation's birthday again! From what I understand there are a decent amount of firework shows that will be held this upcoming weekend. Come and share some great memories with the family this 4th of July with a Hayward, WI Northwoods Retreat!