Welcome to the Lake Chippewa Flowage
Fall on Lake Chippewa
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. At present we are in 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 Hayward area now!!
The maps below shows a general map of our members. Some of our members are in more than one category. ie. lodging and dining. Use the menus above to show lists of lodging, dining, etc.
Random Stories from the Past
On September 28th, 2008, nearly 10 years after a massive musky jawbone was discovered on Lake Chippewa Flowage another apparently larger set of jaws was found by duck hunter Chris Weber. Weber was walking along the shores of Hay Creek down from Dun Rovin‘ trying to flush some ducks when he discovered both the upper and lower jaws. Many people remember in 1998 when a monster jawbone was happened upon by a family exploring Lake Chippewa’s “Miami Beach” Island. Frank Pratt, Hayward Area Fisheries Manager for the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources estimated that fish to probably be in the range of 58 to 70 inches based on the jaw dimensions. The new jawbone appears to be 1 1/2 to 2 inches larger. It will be sent down to fish biologists at UW Stevens Point to be analyzed. Watch this web site for more information to follow! Is the next world record Musky swimming in the waters of Lake Chippewa Flowage?