Chippewa Flowage Fishing Report

Fishing Reports

Date: 2016-11-18



Walleye

Walleye fishing has not been very active as of late as the water temperatures have been constant in the low 50s and high 40s. But now, with weather getting colder, you may be tempted to take a trip up for the last few weeks of November to try to snag a few deep water Walleyes--particularly on Round Lake. Walleye suckers are definitely the way to go in the coming weeks.

Musky

Musky action has been solid and shallow. Most Muskies caught have been in shallower areas bordering the river channels--particularly those areas with a lot of stumps. Live bait has been very good, but given that sucker availability has been low now that the end of the season is here, glide baits and jerk baits have still been producing results.

Crappie

Crappie fishing has been a real dud this fall for most folks. They are schooled up, but their activity is very limited, if there is any activity at all. With water temperatures dropping, that has the chance of changing, however.

Bass

Bass fishing on the Flowage has not been reported much, but the Smallmouth bite in the cribs on small suckers (The Round Lake Special) has been excellent. Drop a sucker down into the cribs on a Lindy Rig on Round Lake and have yourself a ball.

Weather

This week will see highs in the mid 30s throughout the week and lows ranging from the mid teens to the high 20s throughout the week. Expect some snow on Friday evening, and overcast for the majority of the week.

Water Level

Full

Water Temp

43-45 Degrees

General

Well, Winter is almost upon us and this is an initial cold season update! The lakes are nowhere near freezing yet, however, tonight marks the first snow of the season. So it is getting colder for sure. Expect more updates to come in the coming weeks.

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