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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|Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 07-11-2014|
Walleye have still been doing well mainly on Nightcrawlers in the evening. They are still biting on leeches but if you intend to fish with leeches bring some with you from home as leech season is now at an end and the wholesalers are out of leeches now. Fish weed edges and bars at night and deeper in sunken brush during the day.
Musky have really turned on this week mainly on surface baits. A lot of folks have reported a big increase in follows and strikes with a good number of them landing fish. Seems like the early morning has been the time lately to go out and fish for them.
Pike are still active as they have been all year on spinners and spoons, and many fishermen are still fishing with Northern Suckers. Larger Pike are found on the West End in Squaw Bay and Chicago Bay.
Crappie seem to have slowed down a bit. People are still fishing the bogs, brushpiles, and cribs, but while they are catching the roughly the same amount of quantity of fish, the size of the fish that are active has gone down. For bigger Crappie and other panfish perhaps try a little deeper.
Not much to report on Bass on the Flowage. Have not heard very much, however, the Bass on Round Lake have been doing very well. Success so far seems to be coming off of Crawlers and Large Walleye Suckers.
The weather this week looks like it will be a mixture of showers and sunshine. It will be hotter starting on Sunday in the Mid 80s and will progressively cool off as the week goes on.
Low to Mid 70s