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 been decent lately if you are fishing them in the right spots. Your best bet is to fish with Large Walleye Suckers and Medium to Larger Fatheads in 18-25 feet of water. Try to spot deeper weeds, brush, and stumps on your depth finder graph. As a side note, while this is note exactly nightcrawler season, some fishermen still like to fish with crawlers. As of right now, crawler season is over up here and crawlers will be no longer available from my suppliers until Spring of next year. So if you want to fish with crawlers, make sure you bring some up from home.
A lot of Muskie action has been reported...but mainly looks and follows and not many strikes. The majority of the action has been on Suckers with some other action on jerk baits and deeper running twitch and crank baits. My guess is that a lot of fish are being seen with few strikes is due to them getting ready to start feeding and beefing up for the winter. I would expect more action in the weeks to follow. As far as spots...try to target deeper narrows and shorelines with deep dropoffs and shelves. Find the bait fish...and you will find the Musky. The sucker situation has gotten much better from late September, so as is I do have a healthy supply of Suckers on hand.
Crappie are still doing fairly well. You have to find what depth they are at, but popular places still include Moore's Bay, the Blueberry Flats, and Crane Lake. Your best bet is to find the bait balls on your graph, and set your bait about a foot or so above the bait balls. Crappie minnows, smaller fatheads, Gulp!, and Mini-Mites seems to still be doing the trick.
Not much Bass action has been reported on the Chip, however, Smallmouth action continues to be very good on Round Lake. Make sure you are fishing deeper in the cribs with Large Walleye Suckers.
The weather is looking pretty nice for the beginning of the week staying in the 50s and 60s. Expect some storms on Sunday and a little rain on Monday. The rest of the week looks clear. Later in the week expect to see temperatures drop into the low 50s to mid 40s.
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