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BIG CHIP GUIDE SERVICE
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7/6/15 9:43 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Been guiding the last few days for Walleye and Crappies and like the weather was, the fishing has been hot! Had Bill and his crew out the other day chasing eye's. Boated some really nice sized fish. 24, 22, 19.5 and 4 more that were just shy of going into the box. Late afternoon over the deep bogs in 12 to 22 FOW using slips and leeches.

Yesterday I had Jeff and his 11 year old daughter out for some Crappie fishing fun. They we're camping at Lake Chippewa Campgrounds. We found a good amount of Crappies relating to sunken bogs and rock bars. We caught plenty of fish and got plenty of sun.

Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th. You couldn't ask for much better weather then what we had! This weeks forecast is for a bit cooler weather due to the cold front we're having, but, that wont slow the fishing down!

Good luck and we'll see you on the water! TC

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7/5/15 1:06 PM CST

Chippewa Flowage report!Fishing has been awesome! Had a group of 3 out of Treelands yesterday and we caught a ton of crappies. Kept 30 between 9 and 13. Fishing over big suspended schools way off the bottom was key to finding larger fish! Musky fishing has been hot! Between our last few outings we have caught 33, 37, 39, 41.5 and another 37 this morning! Walleye fishing has been good! Trolling has been pretty awesome. We are getting lots of fish and it has been about 50/50 as far as keepers or unders gos.

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7/5/15 11:21 AM CST
7-5-15 managed one 38.5 in the morning on a spinner bait.

happy belated 4th

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7/4/15 1:51 PM CST

my sons first time driving the boat/trolling motor. He said he wanted to drive because I catch all the fish before he can get to them. A small fish, but a cool baby tiger musky.

I agree about the boats driving over shallow stuff. But thats why you see so many prop repair places. Hopefully no one gets hurt. I was actually casting up to some reeds the other day and a pontoon boat ran right over them. I thought they were going to beach the pontoon, but high water prevailed. I was pointing and waving frantically. They all just waved at me.

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7/4/15 5:44 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Just wrapped up a weeks vacation on the big chip out of Deerfoot resort. The fishing was great all week long. The weather and winds were very cooperative for the week. Crappie fishing was great. I found crappies in 8 -12 feet of water. The vexilar would light up like a christmas tree when going through the scools. if you can find any brush piles, the fish had been stacked on them. Had best luck on red/yellow and purple/white 1 1/2 inch tube jigs just off the bottom. Caught a lot of small walleyes as well (9 -14 inchers). Did catch 6 legal walleys from 15 1/2 to 18 inches (all released). My wife caught her first musky while casting beetle spins in the weeds one evening. A 24 incher that gave a great aerial show, jumping 5 times before we landed and released it.

The only thing I would mention is there are a lot of boats on the water running at high speeds. This is a lake where you need to know the structure a bit. I saw a lot of boats run over bars that had less than 3 feet of water over them. The water is high this year so no problem but if the water drops, it could be trouble. Be safe and use some common sense.

Wish I was staying another week.

Good luck and tight lines!!

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7/3/15 9:21 PM CST

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7/3/15 10:44 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Had Calvin and his wife Lisa and their 5 year old son Hobbs out for two half days. We had beautiful weather except the air temps were a tad on the cool side. The walleyes were cooperative but on the small side. We caught no keepers but had good numbers along with the usual suspects of bass, bluegill, crappie, and perch. We had success by dragging Proaggressive jigs through the gnarly wood cover in mid depth and deep and floating slip bobber rigs over the tangled wood cover tipped with leeches. Used crawlers with a little luck but leeches are far better at this time.

Water temps have plummeted to 71 degrees from 81 3 days ago. Wind was almost nonexistent both days and when the sun came out, it warmed things up fast. It's a great time to come up and experience all the plentiful outdoor activities that the Big Chip and the many resorts around the lake have to offer. We have accommodations for everyone's liking. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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7/2/15 11:40 AM CST
Got out this morning for walleye and they were on a feeding frenzy. I caught them on plastics, cranks and leeches. Caught about 15 eyes and the biggest was 23.5 down to 13 inches. I kept a 19.5,17 and a 16 inch walleyes. I also caught a 11 inch perch on plastics.

At one point I had a double. Was fun trying to keep up with the action. Have a safe Fourth of July and enjoy the great northwest Wisconsin.

Call or e-mail t book a trip.

Deano

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7/2/15 9:14 AM CST

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6/30/15 10:47 PM CST
40 inch from 24th

DEAN ELMER
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6/30/15 3:36 PM CST
Got out today and fished for musky til 11am and caught and seen only northern. Started early today. Switched to walleye and threw a jig and moxie tails on a slow poke jig. Caught 7 eyes 16 inches was the biggest. Lost a 25inchish fish at the boat on a stump bar.

Got out last night and caught walleye on Rattle Traps and Moxies. Shallow!

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6/30/15 11:59 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
I've been out on the flowage 4 times this past week- caught Walleye on all trips. Some spots it was a hit or a 12-14.5 on every cast until they spooked. With fast growth rates- next year and the year after will provide more keepers- in fact it will be great fishing. keeping nice crappie, big gills and an occasional smaller LM bass- mixed in with some keeper walleye makes a nice mess of fish for eating. Here are a few pictures of some walleye that were kept. I'm getting numbers in the 14-18 ft of water but more keepers in the 4-9 ft. Weeds are starting to show up better on the east side- weeds are really nice on the west side. Did well drifting over 8-10 weeds on the west side for Crappie with GULP-- my east side crappie spots are humps with wood on them-in 14-20 FOW using Gulp and mini mites-no live bait-good fishing and bugs are not bad at all compared to last year!!!! -JIM LEAHY

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6/30/15 9:14 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Guided Rob yesterday out of Deerfoot Resort. We had to wait out the afternoons thunderstorm but finally got out. We fished deep wood to start with Rob boating a 25 inch beauty on a slip and leech. We missed a few more in a row then tagged one just shy of being a keeper. We then switched gears to Crappies and did fairly well, considering the unstable weather that just went through. They were deep as well around sunken bogs. Ended up keeping 20 for the pan with plenty of smaller ones that went back.

Give me a call if your looking to get out on this beautiful body of water and experience all that it has to offer!

See you out on the lake! TC


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6/30/15 3:11 AM CST
I would not bother with deep wood at this time. Unless you want to catch small eyes and small bass. Weeds and shallow wood is were the bigger fish are at now.

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6/29/15 10:45 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
When to the chip Thursday looking to catch whatever would bite which was mainly bluegill. All bluegill caught were between 6.5-7". Also caught one perch and also a few smallmouth but all were small. All fishing was done on hay lake portion of the chip. Everything was caught drifting 10-15ft.

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