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!!
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Walleye are now heading toward their deep holes. If you plan on fishing Walleye, now that November is here, make sure you are fishing 30 feet deep or more with nothing smaller than Large Walleye Suckers.
Musky have been on and off depending on the day. The trend seems to be the less wind there is, the more action you get. If you do have wind, the best conditions are either a wind from the West or the Southwest. Obviously we are deep in Sucker season now so live bait is the preferred bait, and you are going to want to fish deeper in the narrows and river channels. Don't bother with shallow fishing this time of year. Head toward steep drop offs off of shoreline and bars, river and creek channels, and as said before anywhere where there are deep narrows. If you do plan on using artificial, use something that you can count down like a Bull Dawg.
Crappie have not been excessively active in Moore's Bay as of late, however, they have been active in the Blueberry Flats and Crane Lake this year consistently. The trick is to use your locator, find the bait balls, and then set your bait about 1 foot or so above the bait balls and you will find the Crappie.
Throughout the week it looks like we will be seeing the majority of the days in the mid to high 40s with one or two days in the 50s. Rain is forecast for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but should be clear the rest of the days.
3 feet down
low to mid 40s
Now that we are in November, I will be moving to November hours. I will be here between 7:00 and 6:00 pm on the weekends (Friday thru Sunday), and closed Monday thru Thursday. Other than the scheduled weekends, I will only be open by chance or appointment only. Another reminder as well, the wholesalers are wrapping up the season and bait will not be readily available every week. I will be stocking suckers for the first two weeks of November, however, if you need an order of suckers larger than a dozen, you will need to let me know at least a week in advance as bait is not readily available due to the wholesalers wrapping up the season.