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A sparkling illuminating sun rise, warm south winds, the lake looking like a mirror, a clear blue sky, a crimson sunset dropping below the tree line, cool evening breezes mixed with the hoot of a cruising Loon. You are on your summer vacation on the Chippewa Flowage!

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The season of summer is upon us and is being enjoyed by our visitors, guests, and vacationers who are experiencing many back to back days of sunshine, evening showers, and a wonderful afternoon breeze coming across the Chippewa Flowage.

Recreation on the Chippewa Flowage has been a delight for our summer visitors. Boaters, skiers, pontoons, rope swings, wave runners, canoes, kayaks, and tubers are enjoying the thrills of summer water activities. Most campsites on the Flowage have been occupied and folks living on the Lake can experience the call of the Loon, the flight of Eagles, the chasing of the chipmunk, and even a visit from a Black Bear on occasion. Loon chicks, Mallard ducklings, deer fawns, bear cubs, and infant skunks can sometimes be observed while on a slow moving boat or pontoon.

We are enjoying a excellent come back of the Blue Heron on the Chippewa Flowage after a devastating ice storm a few years ago, Herons can be observed flying over head between the heronry and a fishing area, perched on a swinging tree limb, standing in a striking potion over a fish filled pool, and lashing out with a screech when startled by your presence.

Outstanding fishing, boating activities, silent water adventures, hiking in the woods, wild animals on the alert, evening sunsets, observing new born creatures, birding, vacation photos, a trip to town and shopping, a purchase at the bait shop, cook outs around the cabin, renewing friendships from past vacations, maybe a trip to the Casino or a Powwow?

How about some of those summer events----the "fishing opener", the Musky Hunt fishing contest, Musky Festival, the 4th of July, parades, cranberry festivals, art shows, antiques, horseback riding, Championship Log Rolling, road races, bike races, the challenge of golf, star gazing, your favorite restaurant, sidewalk sales in town, Honor the Earth, water skiing, rope swings, a early morning cup of coffee out on your cabin's deck

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Outdoor Reports

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 7/19/14

Water cools off, but fishing doesn't

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 07-11-2014

Warmer water temps spur fishing

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 6-20-2014

WDNR Report Excerpts

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 06-06-2014

Everything is biting

Outdoors Report from Johnson's Resort 5-31-2014

Excerpts from DNR Fisheries Report


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Fishing Report

Date: 2014-07-13


Walleye are still following the same patterns. In the morning and afternoon, they can be caught on leeches and beetlespins mostly in the sunken brush primarily between the Banana Islands and off the NW corner of Turkey Vulture Island. In the evening fish the bars with the same bait. Some really good eaters have been caught this week.


The largest Musky I have heard of being caught this week was a 47 incher on the Chip. Musky have been spotty with days that they are aggressive and days where they just won't move. But when they are on they are on. Good baits to throw include Black and Green Bladed Bucktails, Bull Dawgs, Surface Baits, and Spinnerbaits. This past week fishermen have reported a lot of success on the Pink Tinseltail Spinnerbait, and Best American Tackle Globes and Creepers. By the way, the Black and Flowage Green Bull Dawgs are back in stock and they are going fast. Stop in and pick some up while supplies last.


Northerns continue to be aggressive and are hitting on everything from live bait to spinners and spoons.


Crappie fishing is more of a night bite. Your best bet is to fish the bogs, brush piles, and cribs with minnows, mini-mites, and Gulp Crappie Nibbles. Remember...with summer temperatures now in full swing, do not be afraid to baby your minnows to make them last longer. They do not have the longevity and hardiness they have in the Spring and the Fall.


Largemouth have been relatively slow this week, however, some good news is coming in on the Smallmouth finally. Some fishermen have found them in 8-12 feet just off the bars with Nightcrawlers in Moore's and Sherman's Bay.


Weather reports suggest that other than Monday, it is going to be clear skies all week. It looks like a really great weather pattern for your upcoming vacation!!!

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Low 70s


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