Welcome to the Chippewa Flowage
The winter months have arrived here in the North of Wisconsin---for those of us who live here and had the pleasure to be your host this past year we would like to thank you and look forward to your visit with us again on the Chippewa Flowage.
The snow comes, the lake freezes. After a month or two of silence the snowmobilers arrive to explore the trails.
The restaurants and other businesses you may have visited and enjoyed are at a slower pace during the months ahead. As the closely woven blanket of white covers our countryside, and the waters of our great and majestic Chippewa Flowage freeze tight with ice, we are again reminded of the joy and excitement that was with each of us just a few months back.
Experience winter in Northern Wisconsin. Many resorts have lodging available for guests who enjoy the wide variety of winter activities here. You can snowmobile, ice fish, cross country ski and snowshoe, hunt and more. See the stars like you have never seen them before. Sawyer County maintains over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Sled over lakes, woods, frozen swamps and meadows. Try the Chippewa Flowage Pin Tour - get stamped at 10 participating businesses and earn a free limited edition lapel pin. No purchases are required. The newly opened ice fishing season on the Chippewa Flowage includes panfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern and crappies. Checking out the lake in the winter can give you a whole new perspective about finding your favorite summer fishing holes. Remember, walleye and muskies are protected in the winter. Cross country ski trails are nearby or make your own trail across the lake. Snowshoe a path and discover a surprising variety of animal tracks. With minimal light pollution, find a dozen constellations. You can even see galaxies with just a good pair of binoculars. Enjoy restaurants, shopping, bar hopping and other fun. It is warm inside and we are looking forward to seeing you! You will get a friendly welcome everywhere you go.
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Walleye ice fishing has been ok. Most people fishing Walleye are either fishing Round Lake or Lost Land and Teal Lakes. Lately they have been fishing either with Walleye Suckers or Shiners.
Northern Pike have been somewhat active. The most of the action has been seen on the West Side of Chippewa Flowage. A lot of people fish Squaw Bay and some other back bay areas of the west side. Golden Shiners and smaller suckers seem to be the bait of choice. Personally I feel the Golden Shiners will get you a bit more action.
Crappie fishing has been steady. Crappie minnows with ice jigs and jigging raps have been popular. Try fishing in the Blueberry Flats, Moore's Bay, out in front of Menard's or in the Chief Narrows.
This week seems like it will be solidly in the 30s all week with a mix of cloudy days, light snow, and rain.
Christmas is just around the corner. I will be able to fill Christmas orders until probably the 21st of December. Beyond the 21st items may not make it in time for Christmas to your house. Also...if you buy a Musky Rod and Reel Combo or if you spend over 100 dollars in the store this Christmas season, you will get a 10 dollar gift certificate good for next year as a thank you. Also, I have heard reports that vary on ice conditions. Some people are saying in places like Musky Bay and Chief Lake that the ice is only 6 inches deep. Others have reported seeing some ice as thick as 10-12 inches. The ice is fishable but proceed with caution. They are holding off marking the trails for probably another week or so. If I don't hear from you before the holiday, I would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Wonderful New Year, and I look forward to seeing all of you in the spring for opener. I have plenty of new items that will be in the store to help you enhance your fishing trips next season.