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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Walleye have slowed down a little bit. People are still having some action just not as much. More Walleyes are being found in the sunken brush and deeper sand bottoms on Crawlers and Minnows for live bait and some deeper running crank baits for artificial. Friendly Reminder: There are no more leeches up here this time of year. If you want to fish with leeches you will have to bring them from home.
Musky have been doing fairly well. Two nice fish were registered at the shop this week....a 49" and a 41". There are still some fish hitting surface baits, but now the trend is going toward subsurface baits and Suckers. The three most popular baits as of late are the Ty Sennett Vexer, the Jenk's Exclusive Black and Flowage Green Bull Dawg, and the Muskie Mark Eat Me Lure. A quick caveat here...Sucker season is upon us. Unfortunately suckers are extremely scarce this year. I will do my very best to get what I can in, but I cannot promise how many or what size.
Pike are still active on spinnerbaits and spoons. Many folks are reporting seeing a lot of Pike while Musky Fishing which comes to no surprise. You can fish weed lines and drop offs. A decent amount are caught out on the East Side, but the big ones still tend to be found on the far west bays.
Crappie have been doing well. As stated last week they are not so much on the bogs anymore. They are being caught in deeper cribs and brushpiles. They are hitting on the typical baits: Mini-Mites, GULP! Minnows and Crappie Candy, and Tube Jigs. They are not schooling up in Moore's Bay just yet...but that is right around the corner.
This week is going to be warming up a little bit as compared to last week. Sunday and Monday we will see temperatures in the 50s and it will be going back up to the 60s throughout the rest of the week. Clear skies for the most part of the week with a chance of showers on Friday and Saturday.
High 50s to Low 60s
Fall is just about upon us now. There are some trees that are beginning to turn color. Not a ton of color right now, but I am seeing some nice reds, and a few oranges. Over the next few weeks the color should really be majestic.