Fishing reports and lake information for Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota and South Dakota
Display: Fishing Reports Only All Postings
Sort posts by date: Descending Ascending

Purchase a 3D Map of this Lake

Purchase a 3D Map of this lake. Want one of the best lake topographic maps available? Here it is. These 3-D contour maps give you real graphical representation of the lake; no more just reading depth lines and trying to visualize the bottom contours. These high quality maps are printed on a water-proof and tear-proof material which will withstand the elements and rugged use.
Click here to learn more about these maps.
Displaying Posts 1 through 15 of 6,304
fishy
fishy
Level: General User
Joined: 1/12/2002
Status: Offline
7/29/15 4:17 PM CST
thefishing boy-- you will have a lot of nice water close to your resort. Northern and bass are pretty much deep weed or shoreline spots- crappie are on the cribs and deep brush-walleye are scattered deep or in the weeds. If you want some specific spots get a guide early in the week and mark the spots. There are good ones who post here regularly or go to the resort association site- www.chippewaflowage.com /guides its best to just learn a small section-in your case maybe the Eagles Nest, Darrow Island area over to the Popple Island. If you cant find fish in those areas-traveling all around the lake isn't going to help you other than seeing the amazing scenery the flowage offers Have fun-JIM

thefishingboy
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 9/11/2004
Status: Offline
7/28/15 8:38 PM CST
Coming up to the Flowage tomorrow with my dad and we are staying at the Golden Fawn Lodge. Judging by the map I think it's near the middle of the Flowage. I've been following this thread religiously for a month now so I think I have an idea how to catch some fish. We were just wondering if anyone can point is in some general locations from where we are staying. We are primarily going to fish for walleyes and crappies I think but we are also looking to catch some bass, pike, and maybe cast some larger stuff to catch our first muskies. Pm me if you like. I will be posting results on here from our trip!

JIM STROEDE
JIM STROEDE
Joined: 1/8/2015
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/27/15 8:41 PM CST
Guided Kathy and Tom out on the Flowage today. We got into quite a few nice smallmouth bass in the morning on the east side. In the afternoon we tried some trolling and picked up a short walleye and more smallies. Good luck and good fishing, Jim Stroede

poptop
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 10/1/2003
Status: Offline
7/27/15 6:31 PM CST
ok so just to clarify limits were put in place after the reg book was published.

BIG CHIP GUIDE SERVICE
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 9/8/2003
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/27/15 9:34 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
Guided Bill and Shawn for Crappies on Saturday afternoon. Despite very little wind and HOT conditions, we managed 20 Crappies and 10 nice gills for the box with plenty turned back by our accord or the fish. All caught down deep over brush piles using GULP! Not a lot of activity around most of the cribs from what the electronic shown. Sure, there we're some fish but not big numbers of them. The larger schools we're around the sunken bogs. On another note, Deano, thanks for swinging by with the pontoon and saying Hi. Looks like you guys we're having fun in the sun, but under the canopy. Lol Guys got to do that from time to time!

Good luck out there! TC


Big Chip Guide Service
(715) 820-1823
fishy
fishy
Level: General User
Joined: 1/12/2002
Status: Offline
7/27/15 8:45 AM CST
Turn in the violators- the 15 inch limit was posted at all landings, News releases, bait stores and the resorts have it posted-or are telling people what the limit is. This size limit will give the lake a huge boost for the next several years-I know in my boat alone we have released over 350 Walleye on about 30 Flowage Walleye days so far this year-multiply that by about a dozen guides plus all of the others fishing the flowage-it has spared thousands of Walleye- a few keepers and a nice mess of Crappie, gills and a few smaller LM bass-have kept clients happy with the fish fry as well! A simple tip to the hot line takes two minutes. Jim

danceswithwalleyes
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 1/8/2004
Status: Offline
7/27/15 5:59 AM CST
Why tell us/or put it on here? You obviously don't agree with what they are doing. Call the DNR and let the resort owner know. Hopefully you told the violators that those walleye were not of legal size.

Ranger77
Ranger77
Level: General User
Joined: 10/22/2014
Status: Offline
7/26/15 11:18 PM CST
15" minimum with slot. 3 per day 1 over slot. Slot is 20"-24"

[This post was last edited on 7/26/15 at 11:19 PM]
poptop
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 10/1/2003
Status: Offline
7/26/15 10:59 PM CST
Unless I'm reading wrong the regs for Sawyer county say there's no size limit on walleyes.

Ranger77
Ranger77
Level: General User
Joined: 10/22/2014
Status: Offline
7/26/15 10:40 PM CST
Just walked in on a couple guys in the fish house cutting up a few illegal walleyes. Guy tryed to hide em behind his back. Unbelievable.

TOM BOLEY
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 3/27/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/25/15 2:18 PM CST
Along with the weather the fishing has been hot! Walleyes continue to bite on shallow wood/bog humps on crankbaits. Depths from 8-13 have been ideal. Weeds are producing some nice fish as well.

Musky action has been awesome. We aren't really seeing a lot of fish but we are getting good bites. Had my Dad out yesterday afternoon and fished for a nice one we had up a few days before. 2 casts in I got it to eat a Dawg right at the boat. Deep weedlines have been the producing more fish than the tops of bars/ humps. 7-11 feet. The water temp is warming up it was 77 yesterday and I am sure if the nights stay warm it will continue to crawl upward. Take extra care of fish in this heat. And hope for some cooler temps. In the last 2 days we have boated a 36 40 and this one which was just short of 48. Good Luck

[This post was last edited on 7/25/15 at 2:21 PM]

Tom Boley's Guide Service
(715) 410-8696
earlyretirement
earlyretirement
Level: General User
Joined: 3/2/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/25/15 11:16 AM CST
water temps 77. fish from before the rain. The rest of the week looks like good swimming and tubing weather.

[This post was last edited on 7/25/15 at 11:17 AM]
Double T
Double T
Level: General User
Joined: 7/23/2015
Status: Offline
7/24/15 4:19 PM CST
Hello all, I will be heading to the Chippewa Flowage next week. My first trip North for fishing. I am planning on doing a little bit of trolling, mostly casting but some trolling, and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions toward an area of the lake that would be decent for trolling where I wouldn't be in danger of running over a rock or up onto a stump. I will be using a 16 foot alumacraft jon boat with a 25 hp Yamaha motor.

Thanks for any help!

earlyretirement
earlyretirement
Level: General User
Joined: 3/2/2013
Status: Offline
7/24/15 11:01 AM CST
storm did not dissapoint, one 36 incher , 1 other hit? maybe

[This post was last edited on 7/24/15 at 8:24 PM]
BIG CHIP GUIDE SERVICE
See Profile
Profile
Joined: 9/8/2003
Status: Offline
7/24/15 7:34 AM CST
Cronk, early October is a beautiful time to be up here. Check around with the lake resorts on the flowage, for lodging. Usually their winding down and getting ready to close in a couple of weeks and probably have openings. Now, if your into renting a home for however long, check out VBRO.com (Vacation Rental By Owner)I think there's a dozen rental properties right on the Big Chip. Just an FYI, shouldn't take you no hour to get on fish anywhere on the Flowage. Unless your using a 3 horse like the good ole days!

Pictures attached was from last October when the lake was being dropped, on Campers Island. Beautiful warm fall day with not a soul around!

Good luck and post up a report on how you did! TC

[This post was last edited on 7/24/15 at 7:35 AM]

Big Chip Guide Service
(715) 820-1823
Displaying Posts 1 through 15 of 6,304


Launch Map Viewer


Remember Me
Setup New Account
Forgot Your Password?
Membership Benefits
Compare Account Types
Please Practice Catch And Release
Lake-Link asks you to please take a moment to visit our fine sponsors:
Custom Jigs & Spins Plano Frabill Chevy Dealers Of Wisconsin Humminbird St. Croix Rods The 60 Second Angler Jerry's Sport Service Midwestern Shooters Supply Hard And Soft Fishing Fenwick Baitmate

Lake-Link.com find us on facebook