Indian Trail Resort Hayward WI

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An Eagle's View of Indian Trail Resort & Surrounding Islands
An Eagle's Eye View of Indian
Trail Resort & Surrounding Islands

At The End of the Trail
A World Record Class Musky Fishing Resort
Plus excellent walleye, bass, crappie, & pan fishing
- One of the Best spots is Right Off Our Pier!

Family Fun - swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking,
biking, or relax in our 1950's

Indian Trail Resort Gets you off to a good Start!
All new guest are treated to an orientation of the lake by Fishing Guide John Dettloff.
On your trip he will point out some of the lakes breathtaking scenery, the bountiful wildlife, and most importantly, John will show you some of the lakes hottest fishing spots (No Charge!)

Today we're catching more and bigger muskies than ever before!
Our resort's musky catch averages nearly 200 fish every year, 98% of all muskys caught are released! Prime musky fishing within minutes from our resort. May consistently produces the best walleye fishing of the year. Great Spring and Fall Crappie, pan fishing, and excellent Small mouth bass fishing.
Our resort is nestled in a secluded setting - deep in the woods at the end of "Flowage" road.

A PERFECT RETREAT!! Watch our beautiful North woods Sunsets from the comfort of your screened porch. Our great fishing is only surpassed by our lake's spectacular scenic beauty, wildlife and unspoiled wilderness. We are surrounded by unspoiled lakeshore, with very little boat traffic.

John and Larry Csonka
Larry Csonka, former football great,
caught and released his first legal musky,
guided by John Dettloff, while filming

Located in a scenic wilderness area 5 min. away from
Church & Cranberry bars
on the famous CHIPPEWA FLOWAGE!


  • 7 lakefront cottages. All with private piers and screened porches.
  • 700 feet of shoreline on 50 acres
  • In a wilderness setting - no developments
  • Reasonable rates
  • Satellite TV in bar
  • Excellent Sandy beach with firepit facing the sunset
  • Good launching ramp
  • Boats/Motors/Guides
  • Fine selection of quality Musky lures and live bait
  • Free Fishing Advice!
  • Wrap & freeze fish free
  • Dockside Gas & oil
  • Ice available
  • Free use of our canoes
  • Free use of our Two Paddle Boats
  • Full Liquor bar & Pizza
  • 10¢ Juke box
  • Probably the oldest 25 cent; bowling game in the state!
  • Smoke free bar with adjoining lakefront patio for smokers

$38.00 A NIGHT Bring your son, your buddy or come alone.
Stay a day, weekend or longer.

Lakeview Cottages Or Bunkhouse
Nestled on the scenic shores of the historic Chippewa Flowage, Indian Trail Resort is "THE PLACE" for the
serious Musky angler. Its lake front cottages, deluxe beachfront
apartment and "private room" bunkhouse, provide a variety
of accommodation choices. All cottages have large screened
porches, private piers with electrical hookups, and new compfortable beds, picnic table & grills.

Weekly cottage rates start at $650 per week
(includes one boat)

Whether you are only up for the weekend or have a week or
two to spend, the folks at Indian Trail Resort are pleased to
welcome you as their guest.

Boats And Motors
Indian Trail Resort has a wide selection of boats and motors available for Musky anglers to rent. Both "V hull" and "Tri-hull" in 14 and 16 foot lengths are available. Indian Trail Resort also has depth finders and trolling motors available to rent along with their 15, 25 hp motors (some with electric start). An Excellent boat launch is also available for those of you with your own boat along with dockside gas and oil and private piers at all cottages.

Need A Guide ?

Fall 2001 John Dettloff 34# Class - Released!
Fall 2001 John Dettloff 34# Class - Released!

John Detloff and Minnesota Twin's famous first baseman Kent Hrbek of Kent Hrbek Outdoors TV had a successful Musky fishing outing while filming on the Chippewa Flowage July of 2005

John Dettloff has grown up on the 17,000 acres of the Chippewa Flowage. He is not only an accomplished Musky angler and guide, He is the author of "Surface Bait Subtleties", "Musky Country", "Three Record Muskies in His Day, The Life and Times of Louie Spray", and "Topwater Tactics & Tales" and has wrote numerous articles on fishing. More information about the book can be found online at our WebSite -

John is always eager to show new Musky fishermen the historic waters of the Chippewa Flowage. He will guide you to some of the most productive Musky water on the Chippewa Flowage. Once your guide time with John is over, John will mark up your map and go over every spot where he took you. John will make your experience at Indian Trail Resort productive and memorable. As you might suspect, John's guide schedule fills up quickly so..... reserve your time with John as soon as you can.

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Three Record Muskies in His Day,
The Life and Times of Louie Spray

John Dettloff is pleased to announce that his book, Three Record Muskies in His Day, the second edition of The Life and Times of Louie Spray is now available. Four years in the making, this book contains 260 pages and has nearly 300 photos or illustrations. The book is 8 1/2" by 11" and it is loaded with great muskie fishing tales and outdoor history. A description of the book, as printing on its back cover, follows:

"Three Record Muskie in His Day" is a most unique "northwoods novel" about the life of one of Wisconsin's greatest outdoor legends ... Louie Spray. Sure to capture the interest of anyone who enjoys northwoods nostalgia, outdoor adventure, and, of course, muskie fishing; this book promises to take you on a rare journey back to a most fascinating period in Wisconsin history, as seen through the eyes of one of the region's most flamboyant outdoorsmen.

A re-issuance of Louie Spray's autobiography, "My Muskie Days," this book has been spiced with even deeper insight into a most complex individual and the times in which he lived. Learn all of Louie Spray's angling secrets, and hear his tales of being a lumberjack, bootlegger, and, of course, battling record muskies. Read about northern Wisconsin's most notorious shoot-outs, manhunts, and kidnappings; and learn what the gangsters really did when on holiday in Spray's "backyard. "

It's all here in "Three Record Muskies in His Day"... an epic tale that will no doubt entertain, educate, and even move you.

Yes, Louie Spray's life is quite a story! This is a book that will be difficult to put down, once you've opened it. It is offered in a high-quality, softbound (perfect bound) edition that sells for $19.95 plus $3.00 shipping & handling (and 5.5% sales tax if you are from Wisconsin).

For an Autographed copy of "Three Record Muskies in His Day, The Life and Times of Louie Spray", you can send a check or money order and make out the payment to: Trail's End Publishing Co., Dept. C, 7431 N. Chippewa Flowage Rd., Couderay, WI 54828-9726. Phone: 715-945-2665

Topwater Tactics & Tales
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For an Autographed
copy of
"Topwater Tactics & Tales" or or the life and time of Louie Spray
by John Dettloff
Send $19.95
(plus $3.00 S&H)
Trail's End Publishing
Dept C., 7431 N. Chippewa Flowage Rd.
Couderay, WI. 54828
Call 715-945-2665
Topwater Tactics & Tales
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See The Difference A World Record Class Musky Fishery
And A Top Notch Musky Resort Can Make To Your Next Musky Adventure !!

Indian Trail Resort
7431N Flowage Rd
Couderay, WI 54828

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