Chippewa Flowage Fishing Report
Walleye have been a bit slower this week than usual. If you are targeting Walleyes, start around 17 feet with an irregular and snaggy bottom during the day and adjust depth accordingly. In the evening, try fishing around shallow wood and stumps that border the river channel. Live bait choices are typically minnow and leeches, and for artificial baits, try using Berkley Bad Shads, Beetlespins, Bill Lewis Rat-L-Traps and Echos, and Flicker Shads.
Pike have been very active--particularly on the west end of the lake. The bait of choice is definitely live bait. Fish in 3-5 feet in the weeds in the bays of the west end of the lake and fish with Northern Suckers and Chubs.
Crappie action has been intermittent. They are heading out of the bays and toward their summer patterns. Do not get stuck on one type of spot. Try at the mouths of the bays, just outside the bays, and the cribs and brushpiles. No one is reporting seeing them at the bogs yet. For baits, try Crappie Minnows, Waxworms, Gulp!, Mini-Mites, and tube jigs.
The temperatures are going to be in the mid to high 70s from now until the weekend. Expect a mix of sunny skies and rain every day through Saturday. Seems like it will be scattered and off and on.
High 50s to Low 60s
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