How you can make fishing better on the Chip… by eating fish!
Welcome to the beautiful Chippewa Flowage, I hope you have a great ttme here and get out on the water to fish. If you plan to keep some fish, that’s great! Eating fish from our clean lakes and rivers in Northern Wisconsin is healthy and a part of a great traditton.lf done right, harvesting fish can attually make fish populations better. It’s a concept called ‘selective harvest”. I’d like to offer some suggestions for how you ran tale home some fish for the fryer and actually make fishing better for the next time you come back
NORTHERN PIKE-Please harvest! Especially <22 inches
Did you know northern pike are not known to be native to the Chippew Flowage? They got in sometime in the 1960’s and have increased in abundance since. Now, we have a lot of small pike, and that’s a problem for other species a no for the pike themselves. Reducing the abundance of small pike can lead to bigger pike and better balance in the fishery. Talk to your resort hosts about cleaning, pickling, or donating pike you catch. pike are fantastic to eat.