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!!
Participating Pin Tour Locations
|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!|
Walleye have become slightly more active but are not in their fall spots just yet as the water is still a bit too warm. Some fishermen are reporting having luck fishing deeper in brush and deeper weeds in 20-25 feet during the day and afternoon with Nightcrawlers and Minnows. As the water temperatures drop further into the 40s in a week or two expect them to be going in their deeper fall holes.
Musky fishing has been average so far this week. A few nice fish were caught on suckers as well as some artificial baits. Usually at this time of the year it is almost strictly subsurface baits that are being used, but with the weather as nice as it has been it has been a mix of subsurface and surface lures that have been producing fish.
Crappie have been getting more and more active as time goes by. The Blueberry Flats have been probably the best spot so far this fall, but then there are other fishermen reporting seeing some Crappies in Hay Creek Bottoms and Moore's Bay. A variety of baits are being utilized from live bait to various different types of Crappie Jigs and Gulp! Micro Baits.
There has not been much to report on the Flowage lately for Bass fishing, however, Round Lake Smallmouth fishing has been great from the reports I have been hearing. Take larger sucker minnows and send them down into the cribs on the North and West ends of the lake primarily.
This weekend will be in the high 60s on Saturday and the high 70s on Sunday...absolutely beautiful for this time of year. As we get into the rest of the week however, expect temperatures to be in the mid to high 50s with lows in the mid to high 30s at night with it being mostly sunny through Wednesday.
2.5-3 Feet down
MUSKY SUCKER AVAILABILITY REPORT: So far so good....the Musky Sucker situation has been good all year. Availability continues to be very good and it does not look like there will be any shortage from now until the end of the season. FALL COLOR REPORT: The Fall colors really came out this week. The colors are starting to blend together and it looks absolutely beautiful. About another week or so and we should be at peak colors for the Fall.