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BIG CHIP GUIDE SERVICE
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11/5/14 1:32 PM CST
Well, it looks like the time is here when I say good bye to another open water season on The Big Chip. My clients and I experienced some of the best Musky, Walleye and Crappie fishing in years. With another winter draw down under way, I can only imagine next years fishing season being even better. I would like to thank all my clients and guests whom gave me the opportunity to show them this magnificent body of water and the bounty that it holds. It's certainly fun meeting new people, making new friends and creating memories.

As one door closes, another one opens. Ice fishing season is right around the corner. Even though Musky and Walleye is closed on The Big Chip as of Dec 1st, Northern and pan fish will still be open. There are some upper 30 inch class Northern that would be happy to take a minnow from under your tip-up. The flowage has plenty of Crappies, Gills and Perch as well. Some Perch over 12 inches. All have the makings of a great Winter time fish fry. So now is the time to dust off those tip-up's, tune up the auger and re-spool new line on jig rods.

Attached pictures of some of the memorable trips I had this season with guests.

Till next time.. TC

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MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/28/14 6:16 PM CST
Had a great couple days on the Chippewa Flowage guiding Chris & his 2 sons Gary & Caleb. We put a total of 9 fish in the bag and missed a couple others. 6 came on suckers using my newly developed sucker rigs. The other 3 were on bulldawgs. Both Gary & Caleb got their first muskies ever on a sucker. Chris got the biggest fish of the trip which was a hefty 20 + pounder.

I have the 1st & 2nd of November (this Saturday-Sunday) available if you're looking to get out and do some hawg huntin' Cool


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/24/14 8:33 PM CST
Had another great day on the water with long time clients James & Ed! We put a total of 3 fish in the boat and missed 2 others. One of the 2 we missed was a pig. We got a 39 & 2 @ 34".

We went 3 for 4 on suckers using my newly developed quick-strike rigs (which should be @ D&B Bait Shop soon). We also missed a fish boatside on a Medussa.

Deeper water holding baitfish continues to be the pattern for finding active fish. Neckdown areas as well.

I still have the 29th-31st of this month available if you want to get out and chase down some fatties. Cool


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JASON STEWART
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10/24/14 7:34 PM CST
Just finished up fishing with a great group of Musky virgins from Montana. (http://www.montanaangler.com/) 9 fish over 3 days with the fly rod.

Late report from the Musky Fly Fishing tourney hosted at Treelands a couple of weekends ago. Todd and Phil from Pennsylvania won this year, with a total of 34 points. Our boat landed one of the fattest 42 inchers I've ever seen. Check out the tourney's facebook page for all the details - (https://www.facebook.com/muskyflychampionshiphayward)

We were also able to donate $500 to the Namekagon River Partnership through raffling some very generous donations, including an Echo Prime 10wt. one piece rod.

Cheers! JS

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MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/22/14 7:56 PM CST
Had another great day on the water guiding Hambone & Brian for muskys. We went 4 for 4 on suckers this morning using my newly developed sucker rigs (which will be in stores before next season). A 42, 40, 39 & 36. We had a double header (with 2 fish in the net) on the edge of a river channel! Neckdown areas & deep water spots continue to be productive as well. Especially those that have bait on them. I still have the 29th-31st available if you're looking to get out and do some hawg huntin' Cool


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DEAN ELMER
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10/21/14 2:01 PM CST
I had to add this pic from the weekend. When they would hit they would hit it hard.Using 4 inch bait.


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10/21/14 1:55 PM CST
Guided Saturday For James and his two sons for walleye. It was cold and windy the whole morning. At the first stop we boated a 22 inch fish and I thought we were in for a good mornin. We to a picture and released her. Next spot we caught 2 eyes under 15 and a 12 inch crappie. After that it was very slow.

Sunday before the Packer game I went out for walleye and drifted some deep wood and on the third drift I caught 3 walleye 15-17 inches and 3 crappie. I then joined my friends that were sucker fishing and got to witness a 34 inch and a 49 inch musky caught while listening to the game.

I fished alone and with a buddy Charlie the last few days and the fishing has been spoty at times with only a couple of keepers and one cpr'd at 21.5.

Deano


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/20/14 5:47 PM CST
I had an excellent day guiding Hambone & Brian today. We put a total of 3 fish in the bag including Hambone's personal best a nice 46" fish. We also boated a 38 and a 35.

We went 2 for 2 on my newly developed sucker rigs (which will be out for musky show season this year). We also got one on a bulldawg (Hambone is a master @ the deadstick presentation!).

Steep breaks into deep water along with neck down areas continue to be productive. Edges of the river channel have also been good.

I'm booked solid through the 28th of October but do have the 29th-31st still available if you're looking to get out and do some hawg huntin'. Cool


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TOM BOLEY
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10/19/14 6:39 PM CST
Had the Jensens out on the Flowage on Saturday. Slower day but we caught one 43 inch fattie in the morning. That fish came on a sucker and followed for 10 minutes before biting. Water temp still lingering around the 50 degree range. Most of our fish are coming from steep and deep crib edges and river channels. Good Luck

MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/18/14 8:29 PM CST
Guided Matt & his wife Vanessa for the past 2 days on the big chip. This was their honeymoon weekend and it was an honor to be a part of it! We went 2 for 3 on suckers using my newly developed quick-strike rigs. We also got 3 fish on bulldawgs; 2 of them were on the 8. A 45, 44, 40, 39 & 35 were what made it into the bag. Neckdown areas near deeper water have still been producing fish. Baitfish are really the key right now. Both fish we got on suckers came immediately after I marked baitfish on my graph. Cool


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DEAN ELMER
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10/17/14 9:27 AM CST
Guided tuesday for walleye and crappie for Ryan, Mike and Austin that are staying a cabin near by. We fished hard with winds at about 15 mph and missed and caught a few small walleye. It was a lite bite for sure. We then later found a spot over some cribs and we caught crappie and bluegills out of the wind. We kept about 20 gills and crappies. Biggest Crappie was over 11 and biggest gill was 8.5 inches.

Guided Gerry and Brian on Thursday out of Deerfoot for walleye and crappie. We started out boating 2 keepers on the first spot. Next spot we boated another keeper and nothing more. Worked a river channel a bit and we got one more keeper. After lunch we set up on some cribs and picked up another walleye to make the count at 5 walleyes in the livewell. We also picked up a slab crappie on a big minnow again. We ended up with 6 crappie and 2 perch to go with the walleyes.

Was a fun day and Gerry and I found out that we know a lot of the same people from La Crosse. I went to school with his sister up til 4th grade. Small world.

Deano

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TOM BOLEY
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10/17/14 9:14 AM CST
The last few days have been fair. We have had terrible luck keeping fish stuck to baits. I think we have lost 5 since Wednesday. Including one upper forties fish. Bulldawgs, Suckers and glidebaits have produced best for us. Fishing structure near the river channels in depths of 15 to 22 feet has been best. Lots of fish coming from cribs and neck down areas. Hoping our catch rate changes today. We have been seeing alot of follows both on suckers and baits so my guess would be that fishing will snap here in a few days. Good Luck Water temp:50

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10/15/14 7:43 PM CST
I'm up for two days and staying at Lake Chippewa Campground ... any suggestions on where to hook into some muskie?

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10/15/14 5:36 PM CST
Big Chip and ajs, thanks for your input. Here is the actual text from the dnr link: Differences in where motor trolling is either allowed or prohibited have been based entirely on popular opinion. There is no biological justification for this inconsistency from lake-to-lake or county-to-county; angling success (catch rates) and harvest of muskellunge, walleye or northern pike do not differ between casting and trolling (Beard 1993). Also, a variety of interpretations still exist among anglers regarding the differences between “motor trolling” and “position fishing”. For example, the practice of drifting with live bait and occasionally repositioning the boat, usually with an electric motor (often while also casting and retrieving an artificial lure), is specifically prohibited, yet many anglers believe this method is consistent with the definition of “position fishing”.

Sounds clear as mud. Maybe when they vote on this next year, they can make this passage less murky Big Smile

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10/15/14 3:15 PM CST
ajs, you are correct. My mistake. I found this PDF file on trolling and row trolling from the DNR. Hard to believe(actually not) that when you call the DNR, they would know that row trolling is allowed state wide.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/rules/motortrollingproposal2012facts.pdf

TC


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