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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.

Wisconsin Snowmobiling DestinationsMany resort are open for winter activities like snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and hunting. Please stop by our member pages to make your winter vacation plans today.

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.

2014 Beer Run

Outdoor Reports

Making Ice!

Early winter portends great conditions

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 10-10-2014

Hunting and Fishing report

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 10-03-2014

Fishing Pressure Cools - Muskies Heat Up

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 09-26-2014

Don't forget to enjoy the awesome fall colors while you are bringing in fish

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 09-19-2014

WDNR Excerpts and Moore's Bay Report


Read previous news here

Fishing Report

Date: 2014-12-08


Walleye season on the Flowage is now officially closed. However, there are other lakes you can fish Walleye through the ice on up here. Locals and guides are reporting a decent amount of success on Lost Land Lake, Teal Lake, and Round Lake.


We are just getting into the time period where a decent amount of folks start panfishing through the ice. More updates to come, but definitely check out the Flowage and Little Round Lake for some good Crappie fishing.


It is supposed to be in the high 20s to mid 30s all week, then reports indicate that we are going to have a very very nice weekend with temperatures increasing into the mid 40s. If weather reports are accurate, this weekend should prove to be a wonderful time to get out on the ice and go fishing.


Christmas is just around the corner, and just reminding everyone if you wish to purchase a gift at Jenk's Bait and Tackle this Christmas season, I am running a special where if you buy a rod and reel combo, you get a free 10 dollar gift certificate good for next season. Also, the same special I have been running all season still applies: if you buy a Musky Rod and Reel, you get 10% off ALL Musky Baits at time of purchase. Furthermore, for all of you ice fishermen out there: I began stocking Ice Fishing gear about a month ago or so, and am fully stocked for your ice fishing needs including Number 5 and 7 Rapala Jigging Raps which have proven to be a popular ice fishing bait as of late. Stop on in, I would love to see all of you before the Holidays to wish you a very Merry Christmas!