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 are still doing well on the bars at night and in the sunken brush during the day with leeches and crawlers, however, leech season is now at an end. I am down to the last of my leeches for the season so if you need any hurry up and stop in to get some.
Musky have picked up a bit these last few days. There is a rumor going around that a 57 incher was caught but that is not confirmed as of yet. I do know of several nice fish in the mid to upper 40s that were caught this week on surface baits and bucktails. Reports indicate that they are still on their summer patterns and most fish are being caught early morning or in the evening on and around weed edges and bars.
Pike are still active with larger ones being caught on the West End. A lot of folks are having luck on spinnerbaits as of late while dropping a 4-6 inch sucker off the back of the boat.
Crappie are doing very well on the bogs and brush piles starting around 7-7:30 pm. Use Crappie Minnows, Mini-Mites, and Gulp! baits. When bog fishing, do not be afraid to try different parts of the bog. Do not stay in one spot and say that they bog is not producing if you are not catching fish. Try different parts of the bogs to find the schools.
Not much has been reported on the Bass this week. From the little I have heard, a lot of folks are fishing with poppers and Senkos and having some luck. With the bass fishing being a little funky this year, do not be afraid to think outside of the box and try something new. Sometimes that's the best way to find the fish.
This week looks like it will be a mix of showers and sunshine throughout the week with Thunderstorms on Saturday and Monday.
A little below full pool
Mid to High 70s