Fishing the Chippewa Flowage

Louie Spray's World Record Musky

Lake Chippewa Flowage, Wisconsin's third-largest lake, is preserved in her pristine wilderness state for you and all future generations to enjoy. In 1924, the Wisconsin/Minnesota Power and Light Company completed the dam across the Chippewa River, backing up the waters of 11 natural lakes, nine natural rivers and countless streams and ponds to form the Lake Chippewa Flowage.

The Chippewa Flowage is a world-class fishery in a wilderness-like setting. It is home to the world-record muskellunge-- a 69-pound, 11-ounce monster caught by Louis Spray in 1949 and upheld by the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as one of the most well-documented world record fish of all time.

Walleye, black crappie, muskellunge, and bluegill are the most popular species among Flowage anglers today. DNR fishery management strategies are aimed at optimizing conditions for the reproduction, growth, and survival to preferred sizes of these species in particular.

Yellow perch and smallmouth bass add positive elements of diversity to the Flowage fishery. Perch numbers are on the rise and the smallmouth fishery has become outstanding in the darker, river-connected waters of the eastern basin. Largemouth bass and northern pike are present in ever-increasing numbers particularly in the clearer, weedier western basin.

We suggest that you consult with a local Guide listed below to ensure you have an excellent Chippewa Flowage Fishing Experience.

Deano's Guide Service
4006 Major Ave
Madison WI
Map 608-279-3465

Deano's Guide Service

Dean spends the summer on the beautiful and vast waters of the Chippewa Flowage. Hes been fishing the Chippewa Flowage since a young age, and has spent the past 10 summers fishing the Chippewa Flowage exclusively.

Bergman's Guide Service
11276 Sandy Pt Rd
Couderay WI
Map 715-945-2735

Fish Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers for Walleye, Musky, Northern Pike, and Panfish with Wisconsin Licensed Guide Ronald Bergman; * Fishing trips are available for anglers with special needs. Please call for information.

Big Chip Guide Service
Shady Nook Campsite #8
7140 N. Flowage Rd.
Couderay WI
Map (715)820-1823

Start your vacation off right by letting your guide, Tim Czub, show you Lake Chippewa, also known as The Big Chip.

Hayward Guide Service
11050 W County Rd B
Hayward WI
Map 715-634-0500

The Hayward Guide Service is one of the oldest guide associations in the state of Wisconsin. There are currently eight members in the Naitonal Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The Hayward area guides have been satisfying customers for over 40 years. Whether it's musky, walleye, bass, panfish; or maybe you simply want to learn your favorite lake a little better. The Hayward Area Guides have up-to-date, clean and comfortable boats, and will provide equipment if necessary. You will need to bring rain gear, sunglasses and a camera.

Jim Leahy Guide Service
14975W Nelson Lake Road
Hayward WI
Map 715-634-0429

Experienced licensed fishing & hunting guide with 30 plus years guiding experience in the Hayward Lakes region of Northern Wisconsin. Member of the Hayward Guide Service since 1977.

John Myhres Wisc. Northland Outdoors Guide Service
596 W. Pine Point Rd.
Hayward WI
Map 715-462-9402

John H. Myhre - WI Licensed Guide

"Guiding anglers in the Hayward area for 35 years"

If you are looking for the ultimate outdoor experience here in the Wisconsin northland, give me a call.

I offer guided fishing trips for musky, bass, walleye, and panfish. Full, half day and 5 hour evening trips available. Guide rates and trips are based on 2 people but I also offer fishing trips for panfish or walleye for a family or up to 4 or 5  people.

You will fish from either a safe, comfortable Tracker deep V or for  trips with 3 or more people a big Lund Pro V boat.

I guide the Chippewa flowage as well as most of the Hayward area lakes. Along with being a full time guide for the last 35 years I host and produce a popular outdoor radio show heard on WHSM in Hayward and podcast on the internet at

3 decades of helping people enjoy the outdoors!

WalleyeMaxx Fishing Guide Service
PO Box 114
Radisson WI
Map 715-617-0894 715-945-2138

Guiding exclusively on the beautiful Chippewa Flowage, guide Tom Christianson brings many years of experience on the "Big Chip" to each guide trip.Author of book "The Walleyemaxx System" Tom shares and teaches this very productive system to his clients to help them successfully put walleyes in the boat. After several years of field testing a line of lead-free jigs and weight forward spinners manufactured by American Traditions Fishing Tackle Co. Walleyemaxx Guide Service provides these jigs to each client on each guide trip and comments from clients about these environmentally friendly jigs has been extremely positive.To schedule a guide date, to order your copy of Tom's book, or to learn more about these non-toxic lead free jigs and weight forward spinners, contact Walleyemaxx Guide service.

Dan Palmer Guide Service
10435 N McClaine Rd
Hayward WI
Map 715-462-4733

I have a wealth of experience fishing the waters of Hayward and in the fishing industry in general. Working for The Walleye Federation, when I am not guiding, I travel all over the Midwest running professional walleye and bass tournaments. I am a member of the Northland Tackle and Frabill/Plano Pro Staffs and a longtime member of the National Professional Anglers Association #345 NPAA.