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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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9/18/14 1:53 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Hi everyone,

I've been busy guiding the last four days. On Sunday I picked up Scott and Forest from The Landing Resort for a full day of walleye hunting. the morning bite was very good for walleyes and crappies but the afternoon bite was tough. We still managed more walleyes and crappies, but had to work hard for them. Of interest, Scott caught his first walleye ever. Then he topped that with his first ever 'MUDPUPPY'.

On Monday I picked up Jim and Dave at Deerfoot Resort for a morning half day. The bite was very slow but we managed 3 walleyes and a few crappies and rock bass.

On Tuesday I picked up Ken at Treelands Resort for a full day of walleye hunting and found the fishing to be very good all day long. Better in the A.M. but still very good in the afternoon. We kept a dozen and a half crappies and threw lots more back and caught our fair share of walleyes releasing every one. Ken had a bag full of fillets from the crappies.

On Wednesday I picked up John and his wife Chris staying at Dunnrovin Resort for an afternoon walleye hunt. The bite was fairly slow most of the afternoon but working hard at it, we all caught a fair amount of fish by days end. When I picked them up the temp was 70 degrees but at 4P.M. the wind switched from the N.E. with temps falling to low 50's-high 40's. Even with the drastic change in the weather we managed a good number of walleyes and crappies.

The weather all 4 days remained fairly consistent except for yesterdays sudden blast of cold air sweeping in from the North. the wind was very strong all 4 days making for a walleye chop that was more then I even bargained for. The sun did shine most of the time with no rain all 4 days. The water temps also remained consistent always starting out at 58 in the morning and going up after nice sunshine to any where from 62-64 degrees.

The trees are starting to turn color and the peak is coming faster then you might think so make your plans to visit the Hayward area now to enjoy all the splendor that our Northwoods has to offer. That includes walleye fishing so be sure to book soon for your walleye hunt. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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9/16/14 11:59 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Got out on Sunday for a few hours of Musky fishing. Didn't have no action but that can be Musky fishing. I think it was due to a high pressure system and super windy conditions that kept them tight jawed. This weekends forecast should get those toothy critters moving. Cant go wrong with dropping barometer and rising air temps. I do have some time open for this weekend if anyone's interested in getting out and enjoying some of the fall colors and fishing for Musky, Walleye or Crappie.

Tight Lines! TC

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TOM BOLEY
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9/15/14 11:45 AM CST
Musky fishing has been picking up again now that we have stable weather. Water temps are down close to 60 now in the morning. Topwater has been great in the pm hours. The cool nights are dropping the temp drastically making the evenings better than the mornings, giving the lake all day to warm. Slow rolling blades and topwaters over shallow weeds has been our best presentation. Look for the thickest weeds available. As the water continues to cool start looking more and more at weed locations close to river channel breaks. Good luck and give me a call if you are looking to get on some big chip muskies this fall. I still have some fall openings available!

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9/15/14 5:24 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Fished for walleye on Saturday and it was slower. Only boated a few walleye all small. Did some looking around and found a new spot filled with brush piles next to a big bar. Nice to find new spots.

Sunday I guided Dave and Alan out of Deerfoot and we did better boating a dozen and kept 4 in a half day. Kept 4 at 15 -17.5 inches. We also caught a couple of crappie on Gulp minnow. We kept a couple of the bigger ones. Was a little windy yesterday right off the bat. We fished a few spots out of the wind.

Great sunrise yesterday on the way to Deerfoot.

Deano

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9/12/14 5:12 PM CST
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Got out today and fished for walleye and musky. Saw one small ski follow and turn away on a glide bait.

Fished walleye and did really well caught at least 20 eyes today from 12-20 inches. Missed a few and lost a few. Kept a 16,18 and a fat 20 for a fish fry tonight. Nothing like fresh walleye for dinner. Stomachs were empty.

Good Luck

Deano

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9/12/14 8:36 AM CST
With the lake being pretty much at a full pool, and after the high winds from the last couple of days, the warmer weather forecasted for this next week will settle things down and fishing will pick back up.

For Musky's: It's been tough going the last few days with this weather pattern. I still would concentrate on main lake weed/rock bars and back in tight to shallow bays being the water levels are back up. Buck tails, surface baits and glide baits is what I'm throwing.

Walleye's: No change here yet. During the day, fish deep on the breaks like river channels and rock/sand bars using jig and minnows along with crawlers. Watch your electronics for them holding tight to the bottom. Look for spots anywhere from 12 to 25 ft. Your looking for the active fish. Work an area then move on. In the morning or low light times, fish those bars with crank baits, raps or beetle spins.

Crappies: Their still holding to sunken brush and cribs any where from 15 to 22 ft deep. Minnows as well as Gulp! will trick them. Your electronics should have no problem picking them out of the brush. My Lowrance Structure Scan shows them clear as day hold to and around the brush/cribs. If you can see them, you can catch them.

Give me a call if you want get out and experience the Big Chip and all of her bounty.

Tight Lines! TC


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9/11/14 2:53 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Guided today for Scott and Marshall and Vince staying at Deer Run Resort. We met at Deerfoot to save some time. We started out shortly past 7am for walleye and at the first spot we hit 6 or 7 eyes and kept 3 the first hour. We hit a couple of other spots and caught a couple more undersized eyes. We pressed on and at the final spot we caught 4 or 5 more and kept another 3 keepers. Marshall caught a 26 inch northern and we kept it with 3 crappie. Walleyes were 15 - 18 inches and one had a 5 inch bait fish in its gut otherwise stomachs were empty.

Do have a few openings this month so call to set up a trip.

Deano

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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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9/11/14 11:17 AM CST
Hi everyone,

Last night I helped with the DNR shocking crew of Max Wolter and Scott Braden. Also helping out was David Staber who has a cabin on Crane. We started our adventure at 8 P.M.on a blustery night with winds screaming out of the North at 15-20 M.P.H. making it imperative to get out of the waves to successfully be able to see the fish and to be able to stand up to net them. We had heavy cloud cover with a constant mist being blown into our faces with 40 degree air temps. A perfect night! But we did net many, many walleyes, LGM. bass and even a few smallies and we did manage 1 musky. The musky was 19" and had a pit tag which Max was able to record the # from his handy little gizmo. The pit tag program has proven to be very successful.

When we finished, we had shocked almost 4 miles of shore line on the West side and netted up well over 100 walleyes lots of LGM bass and a couple of smallies. We saw hundreds of crappies, perch, bluegills and northerns but did not net them as this trip was to assess the walleyes, bass, and musky populations. The majority of walleyes we netted were 5"-7" fish which meant they were naturally reproduced this spring and not stocked. The next abundant size were the 8"-12" walleyes we have been stocking the last few years. We also netted up 4 walleyes over 21" the biggest being 24". It's obvious that the 8 foot draw down last winter was successful in helping the natural reproduction of walleyes as the reports from the previous 10-15 years has shown very little natural reproduction and the extended growth walleye stocking program has proven to bolster the walleye populations by adding year classes to the system. All in all a very fruitful night with much to smile about for the future of the Chippewa Flowage. In the mean time please release walleyes under 15" to help protect our walleye fishery. Thanks. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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TOM BOLEY
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9/10/14 6:17 PM CST
Wow more crazy weather. Today the high temp was in the upper forties and the wind was crazy. Water is still coming up and the water temperature has dropped into the mid 60s. With a high tomorrow in the low fifties and a low close to freezing the water is really gonna cool quick. Yesterday morning we caught 2 and saw one more. a 35 and a upper 30s fish. Both burning bucktails in shallow water.

The smallmouth were great good before the cold snap. Wacky worm and jigs on rock and bog shorlines. With the high water alot of the shallow rock is once again flooded bringing fish shallow.

JASON STEWART
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9/10/14 7:15 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
The area is 5-8 inches above above it's normal monthly rainfall and it's been raining all morning as I type this report.

Needless to say, I've been taking a break from fishing the area rivers and been on the lakes more than normal.

The big chip fished well the other day, boated 3 fish and saw 7. An abnormally exceptional day for the flowage! Fished another lake the next day and saw zero. Such is Musky fishing..... Angry

The rivers should be in wonderful shape and have plenty of water for the remainder of the fall season, as long as the monsoon stops soon........

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9/8/14 3:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Guided Brian, Dennis and Shirley out of Chief Lake Lodge for a half day of crappie fishing. Being they had a small boat I kept them close and we did ok. Was a little wind to deal with so we started on the cribs on the south end of the lake. Found those crappies to be smaller and only kept a few of the bigger ones. Moved north as the wind died a bit and found bigger crappie. Fished until the wind picked up again and then we move south again, But not before we boated a few nice fat crappie. Biggest was 11.75 and we kept 15 crappie and one fat gill. We had a great time teaching and learning a new technique for catching crappie.

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Congratulations on your Musky KT and Kudos to the net person, Amanda!!


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9/8/14 6:00 AM CST
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One again congrats to my wife KT on her Musky. Proud of her. Shes had a good year fishing tourneys.

Guided Kai and Nicole for walleye and crappie out of Lake Chippewa Campground. We started out slow but right away Nicole pulls in a nice walleye at just under 20 inches. Stayed with the walleyes for most of the mornin and boated 10 or so under sized eyes.

Switch to crappie and we ended up keeping 20 crappie and a couple of gills. Biggest crappies were just under 12 inches. First picture is a warmouth we caught. A cross between a pumkinseed and a rockbass.

Need a guide call me.

Deano

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9/7/14 8:28 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Fished the 2014 Musky Hunt with Amanda Wilson(Deerfoot Resort). We were blown off the lake by the Inland Hurricane after 2 hrs of fishing on Thursday and never made it back out. On Friday, we fished hard and had a couple of follows. Saturday morning, we landed a gorgeous 41" Flowage musky on our second spot. She jumped completely out of the water, but I managed to keep her on. Amanda did an awesome job netting her, getting her on the bump board, and holding her for the photo op (she said she'll teach me how to hold them before the 2015 Musky Hunt).

Thanks to Deano for his recommendation on the Revo Toro--the slim profile is great for us Lady Anglers. Thanks to Bill at Hayward Bait & Bottle Shop for the hot tip on the Double Showgirl.

Can't wait until next year!

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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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9/7/14 6:39 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Hi everyone,

Had a busy time the last two days. On Friday I guided Randy and Bob for a half day morning. To describe the weather, it was nasty. Strong North wind whipping up big waves and cold air temps made for a tough bite. Only boated 1 walleye with a few crappies and perch in the mix. The wind made it difficult to 'feel' the hits.

On Saturday I had Paul and John out for a full day of walleye hunting. Action improved dramatically from the previous day as we boated 8 walleyes, a pile of crappies and bluegills and a couple of perch. Paul and John decided to release all the walleyes and we kept enough crappies and bluegills for a pile of fillets for the fry pan. We fished the deep wood on both days and on Saturday we fished some of my favorite weed areas. The weed bite was nonexistent, but the deep wood cover was still holding lots of fish. Caught all fish on the lead-free jigs tipped with minnows and slip bobber armed with minnows.

In one picture I am holding a crappie that was chomped on by MR. musky while I was bringing it up from deep water. The 40 inch musky held on for about 3-4 minutes and kept swimming by us close to the boat. At one point Paul almost netted it but decided not to because the musky was still to 'Green'. Finally the musky let go and we brought in a chewed and very dead 12 inch crappie. the water temps are continuing to drop and the Fall patterns will be developing. Give me a call to plan your Fall walleye hunt soon. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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