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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.

Pin Tour

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!!

Thinking about snowmobiling yet?

2015 Musky Hunt is on!

Follow the Catches below

Musky Hunt Results

PlaceNameCity/StateDateWhere CaughtLengthLure
1 Robert Hummer Beloit, WI 9/10/2015 Scott Lake 52.00 Blk/orange Pacemaker
2 Mike Verway Inver Grove Hghts, MN 9/10/2015 Al's Bar 51.00 Suick
3 Walter Ladik Menona, WI 9/11/2015 Chief Lake 47.50" Silver/blk Cowgirl
4 Greg Gmeinder Pardeeville, WI 9/10/2015 Cranberry Narrows 46.50" Blk Creeper
5 Dave Elbert Cadott, WI 9/10/2015 Chicago Bay 45.00 Yellow Bucher Tail
6 Pat McElroy Wausau, WI 9/10/2015 Little Petet's 44.00 Blk Globe
7 Gary Coulthurst Philips, WI 9/10/2015 Pete's Bar 44.00 Blk/grn Janneytail
8 Doug Mannigel Marshfield, WI 9/11/2015 Deerfoot Island 44.00 Blk/Grn Bucktail
9 Bill Piccirillo Palos Park, IL 9/11/2015 Eagles Nest 44.00 Blk Neumier Creeper
10 Randy Hamm Cadott, WI 9/11/2015 Skull Island 43.00 Perch Naze Bait
11 Ted Wadzinski Green Bay, WI 9/10/2015 No Fish Bay 42.25 Blk Janney Tail
Gary Coulthurst Phillips, WI 9/10/2015 Pete's Bar 41.25 Loon Fat Bastard
Earl Kutter Golden Valley, MN 9/11/2015 Birch Island 40.50 Grn/blk Pacemaker
Carl Kennedy Shawano, WI 9/11/2015 Pete's Bar 40.00 Blk/grn Janneytail
Bruce Dingman Mnpls, MN 9/12/15 Tiger Island 38.25 Grn. Blade Bucktail
Doug Hardy West Chicago, IL 9/11/2015 Three Sisters 38.00 Grn/orange Shumway Flasher
Josh Justman Lavalle, WI 9/12/15 James Slough 38.00 Orange Warlock
Amanda Wilson Hayward, WI 9/11/2015 Eagles Nest 37.50 Walleye Dying Dawg
John Imm Altoona, WI 9/11/2015 Pork Barrel 37.00 Purple/blk Ghosttail
Tom Molski Stevens Point, WI 9/11/2015 Eagles Nest 37.00 Brown Suick
Brian Priester Okemos, MI 9/11/2015 Roman's Point 36.50 Kickin Minnow
Jerry Mannigel Hayward, WI 9/10/2015 Birch Island 36.00 Blk Globe
Mark Sicora Milwaukee, WI 9/11/2015 Moore's Bay 36.00 Blk/Grn Bucktail
Al McElroy Hayward, WI 9/11/2015 Double A Bay 35.50 Black Bucktail
Tom Rees Cedarburg, WI 9/10/2015 Eagle's Nest 35.00 Blk/grn blade Ghosttail

Fishing Report

Date: 2015-10-05


The Walleye are starting to move a little bit. The water temperature is definitely cooling down and I would expect to see as it cools down further, the Walleye to get more and more active and aggressive. If you are going to be hunting for Walleyes right now, I would try a variety of spots from around weed edges and stumps on the shallow end, to deeper drop offs toward deep holes on the deep end. As far as baits are concerned, Crawlers would still be a good choice as well as Medium to Large Walleye Minnows.


The Muskies Inc. 38th Annual Tournament here in Hayward just concluded yesterday. Out of 434 entrants, there were 61 fish caught by 52 people. The largest being 48.5". Congratulations to Andrew Carlson of Woodville, WI for taking first place in the tournament. The Musky fishing has been very good the last month and a half or so. Now with water temperatures cooling down, start throwing larger subsurface baits as opposed to surface baits. There was a lot of action on Suicks this past weekend, along with Vexers, larger Bucktails, and Bull Dawgs.


With all the Musky fishing going on this past weekend, there was not much to report on the Pike fishing. I would assume to continue fishing weedbeds, but as temperatures drop, do not be afraid to drop some Northern or Large Northern Suckers or Creek Chubs in some deeper areas with weeds and brush.


Crappie fishing has been phenomenal from what I gather from fishermen this week...particularly in the Blueberry Flats and Chief Lake. A few fishermen report seeing the Crappies move into Moore's so expect the Crappie fishing this week to be very solid and enjoyable.


It is going to be mostly overcast this week through Friday and expect temperatures to range from the mid 60s on the high end to the low 40s and high 30s on the low end during the evening. We can expect to see scattered showers on Thursday.

Water Level

2.5-3 Feet down

Water Temp

62 Degrees and Dropping


Columbus Day weekend is coming up and from the way fishing has been it seems like it will be a great weekend to come up and enjoy some outdoors time. As we are nearing the end of the season, all of my big ticket items will be on sale. Don't miss an opportunity to get a great deal on a rod, reel, and/or Musky net at a great price!!!! Fall Color Report: The colors are now really maturing. I would say we are about at 50% color right now. It is a bit late but the colors are really starting to show right now. In about a week or two they should be completely full of color.