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|
|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|
|Musky Hunt 2015 Starts Tomorrow!|
|Muskies More Active|
The Walleye are starting to move a little bit. The water temperature is definitely cooling down and I would expect to see as it cools down further, the Walleye to get more and more active and aggressive. If you are going to be hunting for Walleyes right now, I would try a variety of spots from around weed edges and stumps on the shallow end, to deeper drop offs toward deep holes on the deep end. As far as baits are concerned, Crawlers would still be a good choice as well as Medium to Large Walleye Minnows.
The Muskies Inc. 38th Annual Tournament here in Hayward just concluded yesterday. Out of 434 entrants, there were 61 fish caught by 52 people. The largest being 48.5". Congratulations to Andrew Carlson of Woodville, WI for taking first place in the tournament. The Musky fishing has been very good the last month and a half or so. Now with water temperatures cooling down, start throwing larger subsurface baits as opposed to surface baits. There was a lot of action on Suicks this past weekend, along with Vexers, larger Bucktails, and Bull Dawgs.
With all the Musky fishing going on this past weekend, there was not much to report on the Pike fishing. I would assume to continue fishing weedbeds, but as temperatures drop, do not be afraid to drop some Northern or Large Northern Suckers or Creek Chubs in some deeper areas with weeds and brush.
Crappie fishing has been phenomenal from what I gather from fishermen this week...particularly in the Blueberry Flats and Chief Lake. A few fishermen report seeing the Crappies move into Moore's so expect the Crappie fishing this week to be very solid and enjoyable.
It is going to be mostly overcast this week through Friday and expect temperatures to range from the mid 60s on the high end to the low 40s and high 30s on the low end during the evening. We can expect to see scattered showers on Thursday.
2.5-3 Feet down
62 Degrees and Dropping
Columbus Day weekend is coming up and from the way fishing has been it seems like it will be a great weekend to come up and enjoy some outdoors time. As we are nearing the end of the season, all of my big ticket items will be on sale. Don't miss an opportunity to get a great deal on a rod, reel, and/or Musky net at a great price!!!! Fall Color Report: The colors are now really maturing. I would say we are about at 50% color right now. It is a bit late but the colors are really starting to show right now. In about a week or two they should be completely full of color.