Welcome to the Chippewa Flowage
Spring Time on Lake Chippewa
As the lake ice lets loose, the snow pack melts, and the swamps begin to swell with the diminishing cold nights and the sun radiating on south facing shorelines----we begin to recognize the start of the new season on the Chippewa Flowage.
The grace and majesty of this massive expanse of ice surrounded by a variety of tree lines, islands, in coming rivers and creeks, exposed shorelines, protruding tree stumps fields from the past, pressure ridges, and a deep and endless blue sky--one can only imagine what the new season will bring for each of us as we wait patiently for the day to arrive to enjoy this unbelievable gift in all her glory. For those of you who have never experienced the Chippewa Flowage--be somewhere this season--join us on the Flowage.
A vacation on the Flowage with family and friends will have many guarantees; a wilderness experience like none other, miles of untouched shorelines, Eagles in flight, our famous and mysterious floating bogs, fish to be caught, animals in the wild, the hoot of an owl at night, the tremalo of a Loon guarding chicks, accommodating and experienced hosts at our resorts on the Flowage, a variety of evening dining spots, hiking, boating, kayaking, summing, biking, canoeing, golfing, and rope swings for a thrill over water.
A swimming black bear between island camp sites, a deer with her fawn on a island point, catching a 25 pound musky, meeting new friends for a life time, a youngster catching a Bluegill off the boat dock, enjoying a cabin you would trade your home for, finding a supper club you wish was closer to home, your children who are happy, safe, and secure, and a investment in the joy of being alive in these incredible outdoors--these are just a few of the possibilities for your next vacation.
Please consider the Chippewa Flowage, Hayward for your next vacation experience. Allow us to be your host and we will share a memorable Chippewa Flowage experience with you and your family.
|Fishing Conditions 5-17-2013|
According to Wisconsin DNR - Nearly all lakes in the area became ice-free by last weekend and there are now only a few of the large and deep-water lakes in Sawyer County that still have some ice cover on them (but that ice should be gone from those by the weekend of May 17). Even though most anglers had open water for the second weekend of the fishing season, the constantly changing weather made for some very erratic fishing success. Walleye have been the main species of interest and action has been generally slow. A few anglers found some concentrations of walleye and reported some nice catches of fish in the 14 to 18 inch size, with a few in the low to mid 20-inch size also being landed. Jig and minnow combinations and large minnows on a slip bobber rig produced that best success, and the crank bait bite seemed a little slow with the cold water conditions. But look for the action on crank baits to pick up as the water warms up into the 50-degree range. Currently most lakes had water temperatures in the mid to upper 40-degree range, but look for that to climb into the 50s with the warm weather predicted for the next few days. - Skip Sommerfeldt, senior fisheries biologist.
|What a difference a week makes|
A week ago flowage residents were dealing with 18" or so of new snow. Happily we can report the lake is now OPEN. Be aware there may still be a few ice floes out there, but all resorts are accessible. Walleye fishing has been trememdous, with many 17-18" fish being landed.