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!!
2015 Musky Hunt is on!Follow the Catches below
Musky Hunt Results
|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 Has No Boundaries gets state recognition|
|Fall Crappies - Where are they?|
|Remarkable fish were caught in the Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association sponsored Musky Hunt 2015.|
When a 51 inch Musky was registered in the first morning of fishing it seemed the winner would be Mike Verway of Inver Grove Heights, MN. Only two other fish over 50 inches have been recorded in the past 17 years of the tournament. By afternoon it was bested by Robert Hummer of Beloit, WI registering a 52 inch monster......
|National youth Muskie fishing event on Moose Lake|
Walleye are finally starting to pick up. The water is getting cooler and the fall pattern is starting to unfold. There are a couple strategies you can use to catch your fall Walleye. As far as bait is concerned, definitely use Large Walleye Suckers or bigger. Some fishermen are reporting some action in the deeper holes, but many are reporting seeing beautiful Walleyes (over 25 inches) in the river channels along rocky shorelines fishing from shore.
Fall Muskies are beginning to pick up a bit. Many folks are catching and/or seeing fish on Suckers. A lot of the fish being reported on the Flowage all seem to be 45 inches plus. Lost Land and Teal Lakes are not producing monster fish, but have really been producing quantity this Fall. Several groups of fishermen have reported boating 5 or more a day on Suckers.
This weekend is going to be a beautiful fall weekend. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 50s and as we get into Monday and Tuesday temperatures will be going up into the low to mid 60s with no forecasts of rain.
4 feet below full and dropping
High 40s to Low 50s
Well we are starting to get into the very tail end of the season here. I want to thank everyone who made this season just as memorable as my first year. I am sure I will not be seeing many of you until next April or May, but I wanted to take this time to show my gratitude and appreciation for all the support you have shown me thus far. I look forward to many years of serving you and your families and helping to make each trip you take up here a memorable one. If I do not see you before the end of the season I want to wish you all a very safe and memorable Holiday Season and I cannot wait to see you all again next year. Thank you so much and may God bless you all.