Welcome to the Chippewa Flowage
Spring Time on Lake Chippewa
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.
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It's that time of year....Walleyes in general have been slow and you have to work to get the ones you get. Lately, the most luck has come from trolling crank baits and live bait along weed edges and stump bars along the river channels. Live bait action has been a mix of Nightcrawlers and Leeches.
Musky action has been pretty steady with folks catching fish by both casting and trolling. Most action seems to be coming on subsurface. I was fortunate enough to get away a few times this week and raised two fish (one of them in the upper 40s) on Bull Dawgs. Others have been having luck on bucktails and crankbaits.
Pike have been relatively slow. The ones being caught are being caught in thicker weeds but not much action to report. If you are intent on pounding the water for pike, throw some weedless spoons and spinnerbaits and bring them through the thicker weeds.
Crappie have been very active. During the day you can find them deeper in the brush and the cribs, and at dusk you can find them in the same places but also include bogs into your spots to fish. Gulp!, Mini-Mites, and Crappie Minnows seem to be doing the trick.
Bass have livened up a little bit this week. Not much news on the Largemouth but the Smallies have been a tad more active on the East side in Moore's Bay and the Nursery and down into the Cranberries. Action has come on a variety of baits from frogs, poppers, and spinners to nightcrawlers.
This week looks like it is going to be a really nice week for weather. Seems the temperature through Tuesday will be in the mid to high 80s with some scattered T-Storms on Tuesday.
Mid to High 70s
Attention Musky Fishermen: Some of you may already know that Abu Garcia is changing its line of Revo Toro Reels. The Revo Toro Winch and the Revo Toro NaCl Mid and High Speeds will be discontinued as of 9/9/2015. The suppliers are just about out of stock and I have managed to get my hands on a handful of the last Revo Toros of this line. They are in high demand and are going fast. If you are interested in either the new models or the current to be discontinued models, make sure you stop in soon to secure one for yourself or to preorder the new models for September. This last batch that is in stock will be everyone's final chance to get their hands on a Revo Toro for under $300.00.