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JASON STEWART
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8/29/14 9:31 AM CST
The bog was up against the temporary bridge when driving through the Narrows last night, looked impassable.

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8/28/14 9:41 PM CST
Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Gunsnbowses Either way works just make sure you have your bug spray with you when fishing up against the bogs.

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8/28/14 5:09 PM CST
When crappie fishing around the bogs, do most people use slip bobbers, vertical jig or cast /retrieve jigs? Taking the kids out this weekend and honestly, I've never fished the bogs on the Chip. Thanks. Big Smile

TOM CHRISTIANSON
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8/27/14 12:19 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided Father/Son- Ben and Bryce for a full day of walleye hunting. Walleyes were slow but we got into crappies. Fishing deep wood with the lead-free jigs, we only boated 2 walleyes, but caught a lot of quality crappies,bluegills, and perch. Kept around 20-25 crappies with a bunch of quality perch and bluegills mixed in the cooler. Ben even caught a rare warmouth. We were tipping the lead-free jigs with minnows, crawlers, and used up the last of my leeches. Crappies bit well on the crawlers just as well as with the minnows.

Had cloudy and windy conditions to start, but the clouds cleared out and the wind settled down and turned out to be a beautiful day. Was able to sneak by the bog at the bridge, so was able to fish both sides. The opening past the bog was about 5-8 feet wide. Water temps remained at 72 degrees and with more sunshine in the forecast it should remain stable. My August is filled up but still have a few openings for Sept. and even more for October. Call now to book your fall walleye hunt. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

TOM BOLEY
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8/27/14 11:21 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Had Bill and his son Jake in the boat yesterday evening. We started after smallmouth and caught a bunch. Then we decided to try for some musky for their first time ever. After getting the casting down Jake had a mid to upper forties fish hit his pacemaker just didnt get hooks in it. 2 casts later Bill had a nice fish hit his creeper. That fish didnt have the bait well at all. We saw two other fish follow ghosttails and that was it for the evening. Water temps are between 70 and 74 depending on which part of the lake you are on. All fish came out of main lake weeds in depths from 3 to 6. Good Luck

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8/26/14 8:05 AM CST
hey was out on the 24th out of hay creek and fished the main lake in 15ft and caught a few nice bluegills. wondering if you catch walleye out there to?

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8/26/14 7:57 AM CST
Guided Greg and his son Hunter for walleye on Thursday night out of Musky Tail. They were up for the Poor mans tourney. We threw jigs with leeches and slip floats. We also threw crank baits. Was slow for us on the southeast side.Only boated 5 or 6 small walleyes. Hunter was very sleepy from being up since 4am that at one point I reached over and set the hook for him and told him he had a fish.

Friday I took out KT, Dana, and her two daughters Claire and Grace. We fished for a couple hours catching and releasing about a dozen walleyes on Jigs and leeches. Dana, Claire and Grace all caught their first Flowage walleyes. Pictured is grace with he first Cpr'd walleye.

Monday I guided Bob who has a trailer at Musky Tail out for walleye and crappie. Bob mostly fishes for Musky and wanted to learn something new. We started the day out casting crankbaits and Bob had his limit in just over an hour. We moved around and all over the flowage and showed him a lot of areas to find walleye and crappie. Crappie we biting good on minnows and plastics.

Call or e-mail to book a trip

Deano


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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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8/25/14 8:06 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Fished in my buddies new boat yesterday. A new Tracker with a 150 Merc. Very nice setup. We did dirty the floor with walleyes and a host of other fish. We wound up with Northern, LGM. bass, SM. bass rock bass, crappie, bluegills, perch, and of course the 6 walleyes. No more new boat smell. Broke in right.

Fished deep wood with leeches and minnows on the lead-free jigs and even caught a walleye in the weeds on a beetle spin. Had dark overcast sky with very warm temps and finally the sky opened up and drenched us for about a 1/2 hour. Then the sun came out and the air temps rose even more. I think the new boat wants to go back to the show room. Ah Wisconsin weather. Gotta love it.

Days are shorter and along with it the water temps will soon start to plummet and the fall season will be upon us. I have lots of openings for walleye hunts in Sept. and October. Give me a call and we'll stalk some walleyes. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

TOM BOLEY
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8/25/14 11:54 AM CST
Musky fishing is great right now. We are catching good numbers as well as seeing a few big fish mixed in. Hot bait this week was ghostails in a variety of colors as well as smaller creepers and pacemakers. Most fish are coming from main lake weeds. With the cooler temps we are seeing fish holding on the shallow/inside weeds on structure. Depths of 2 to 6 feet. With a cool forecast for the upcoming week I would expect the bite to get better and better as big fish start moving. Here are a few from yesterday including a cool mid thirties tiger.

Also smallmouth/largemouth action has been fantastic on the Chip as well. Mid lake rock/gravel in depths of 3 to 13 has been best. Wacky worming and fishing stick worms on Jigs has been the go to. Good Luck

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kail15
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8/22/14 11:14 PM CST
Hey everyone I am going to be up at the chipwa motel September 23-25 half day guide with mike best just wondering if there is any input or reviews on him and where to find some musky that time of year Thanks

DEAN ELMER
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8/22/14 8:25 AM CST
Bridge bog is stuck on a shallow bar and is west of the bridge area. Not much of a west or southwest wind these days to move it much. If a big storm pops up with the right wind, Maybe.

Bugs are not as bad but still bring bug spray. Water surface temps are in the low 70's. Water level has gone down over a foot and a half or more.

ciezk107- I had my clients throwing cranks this year and at times we limited out on rapalas. Just recently in the last two weeks I found eyes in shallow hitting rapalas.

Guided Tom and his son Justin out of R&R Monday morning for walleye and we had a slow morning. The shallow bite was not happening that mornin so we switched to jigging and slip floats and that was slow. Before lunch we switched to crappie and they were cooperating. After lunch we picked up Justins daughters Ella and Madalyn and went back to crappie fishing. You had to weed out the small ones but the action wasn't bad and the girls caught some crappie.

Guided Kevin and Valerie out of The Landing for walleye and crappie. We started out after walleye throwing rapalas and only saw a couple small eyes fallow . Went deep and caught a few bluegills. Switched it up to crappie and the action was good. Caught 3 just under 12 inches and on fatheads.

Guided Greg and his son Hunter for walleye and we caught four small eyes on jig and a leech. Caught only a few other fish besides those. Tried a couple other things and it wasn't gonna happen.

Deano


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eyesjusteyes
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8/21/14 9:51 PM CST
Can anyone give an update on the CC bridge and is the big bog blocking EW traffic. Tight lines all.

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8/21/14 3:59 PM CST
Muskyguy, the walleyes are down deep for the most part during the day. Fish the deep sunken brush or rock bar breaks. Still using jigs and leeches or half a crawler but also catching them on minnows. Evening fishing using Rapalas or Beetle spins towards the shoreline over weeds/rock should put a few in your boat.

The Musky bite is picking up as the water cools. I would fish the Mid lake weed and rock bars throwing buck tails in a green and black pattern and surface lures. Flowage Boas, Ghosts tails and Cow girls are my choices for tails. Twitch baits like the Vexers are a hot bait right now. Walleye or Sucker pattern is what's in my box. Any color with a prop would work for surface but I prefer something with orange, green or black. Tally Whackers, Pacemakers and Top Raiders are my go-to surface lures.

I do have the first weekend of September open if anyone's interested in a Musky hunt.

Tight Lines! TC


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muskyguy08
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8/21/14 2:23 PM CST
Hello all,

It has been a couple of years since I have been up to the Flowage. I am used to fishing early June, as we had a tradition of going up every year for 18 years during the same week. My dad and I are coming up September 5 to fish mainly for Muskies and Walleye. I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to tell me depths and structures to target for these fish during this time in September. Thanks a lot!

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8/20/14 3:13 PM CST
Well I stopped up last Wed. to camp. Checked every campsite on the flowage that was not an LCO site. All were taken. Boats everywhere. very disappointing. Took the boat out and went to the Turtle Flambeau...best trip in years.

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