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, ATVing, summing, biking, canoeing, golfing, and swimming.
Call your friends and make your plans to visit your favorite stopping places on the Chippewa Flowage, Hayward Wisconsin, and help us celebrate our Summer Pin Tour!
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.
|Thanks for the historic effort!|
|Opening Week DNR Fishing Report|
|WDNR ON THE FLOWAGE: 2016 Is The Year of the Musky|
|Fishing Has No Boundaries gets state recognition|
Walleye fishing has been so-so. They are definitely not as active now as they were in May but you can still catch them. In the mornings, still use 17 feet with a snaggy brushy bottom as your baseline, but if you feel the temperature of the water is a bit high, then do not be afraid to go deeper. During the day, Walleyes like to hang out in deep cover. There are still folks using minnows, but more and more fishermen are now moving to crawlers and leeches. If you decide to cast or troll for them, Bad Shads, Flicker Shads, Wally Divers, Husky Jerks, and Rib Worms have been popular choices. In the evening, work around stump bars and weed edges (particularly those that border a river channel).
Musky fishing has been solid. They are still hitting on smaller baits, but there has been increased action on larger baits now too. So feel free to use a variety of styles and sizes to trigger a strike. Many fishermen have had fish follow several times but not hit, then they changed up the bait and triggered a strike. Stay out off the edges of the bars and humps out deep and cast in shallow.
Crappie fishing has been interesting. In the evening, you can find them in their typical summer patterns under bogs, on brush piles, or on cribs. Bogs more than anything have been the spots of choice lately in the evenings using Minnows or Gulp! However, during the day, several fishermen this morning informed me that fishing weed beds with makeshift Beetlespins are attracting Crappie action. They are taking 1/32nd or 1/16th oz jigs, attaching a jig spinner to them to make a beetlespin, but instead of a normal grub tail, they are using 1 inch Gulp Minnows instead and they said it has been really solid.
Bass action has been ok but nothing special. So far action seems to come on the typical baits...Nightcrawlers, Spinnerbaits, shallow running cranks, etc. Check out Stumps, weed beds, small pieces of bog attached to shore and you should come up with a few nice bass.
It looks like it is going to be in the mid 70s to high 80s over the next 5 days. Expect to see some precipitation on Saturday and possibly a little Sunday. Friday, Monday and Tuesday look like it is all clear.