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
Labor Day 2014 I guided a father and son team, Greg and Cory Oimoen, from Blue Mound, WI. They were interested in a Musky hunt. They both had never fished for musky at all and with Greg having limited mobility in his left arm, this kind of fishing could possibly pose a challenge for him. After a bit of schooling on how to fish with the big boy rods, we started our hunt. I decided to set Greg up with a surface bait, a sucker colored Stillwater to aid in his slight disability. This way, he could retrieve it when he was ready. Cory, his son, was tossing everything else but ended up putting on a green and black colored Bucher Top Raider. It wasn’t 3 cast later with that Top Raider, that Cory, the kid in the back of the boat, landed his very first musky! It wasn’t a monster by any means but a beautiful 31 incher that flash danced its way around the back of the boat. The monster though, was soon to come. After hitting a few more spots with no action, I decided to check out Big Pete’s Bar. As we approached it, I noticed not one single person fishing “The Bar.” Possibly due to a strong westerly wind, which made a bit rough out there for drift casting, but we were game. We were half way into our second drift when lightning struck that Stillwater! Just 3 feet from the boat and as Greg …… Read More …