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BIG CHIP GUIDE SERVICE
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7/28/14 9:10 AM CST
Conditions: Raining
Yesterday I guided a younger couple, Janessa and Patrick for a full day of Musky fishing out of Chief Lake lodge. They have never musky fished, let alone used the big rods and reels, I knew I had my work cut out for me. After Saturday nights lighting storm and waking up to Northerly winds, I knew it might be a tough bite.

Our first stop was a quiet bay for some instructional training. They both picked it up very fast with Patrick raising the first fish on a Walleye colored Ghost Tail. In-between getting soaked we fished hard. I had one nip right at the boat on a Rapid Squirrel.

After a well deserved, drying out lunch break at The Landing, we ventured on the East side. By that time the North winds had picked up considerably. We decided to get right in those waves and drift with them on some of the main area bars. It wasn't Jenessa's second cast and she had a forty inch class fish on right at boat side. Unfortunately, she couldn't set the hooks hard enough on that Flowage Boa to bring it home. I wish I had a camera to capture the look on her face! Priceless!

We fished for a few more hours with nothing coming after that. Not a bad day considering the weather patterns.

August is right around the corner which brings some of the best Musky fishing. Give me a call to book your Musky adventure!

TC

[This post was last edited on 7/28/14 at 9:13 AM]

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7/27/14 8:34 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Yesterday I got back from a week on the chip. I couldn't have asked for better weather, scenery or fun with the family (which matters the most). The fishing was a slightly different story though. The walleye fishing was pretty slow; we caught six worth keeping and released about ten shorts. However, we were lucky enough to catch some good perch while walleye fishing, as well as some good crappies. Overall I'd give the fishing an 81 out of 100 this trip. I'll take it, and we'll be back next year.

TOM CHRISTIANSON
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7/27/14 8:30 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided Dave and his wife Kathy for a full day yesterday. The weather was beautiful with mostly sunny skies and a West wind ushering in warm air temps into the 80's. Water temps were at 73 in the morning and warmed up to 76 by afternoon. Great day for water skiing and tubing with lots of boats out doing just that.

With all the boats buzzing around us, we still managed a good day of fishing. It was better in the A.M. but still action till late afternoon. At days end we boated walleyes, perch, and bluegills. We worked over the deep wood with lead-free jigs tipped with leeches and slip bobber rigs tipped with leeches. After the dust settled, Dave had caught his biggest walleye ever and we had two bags of fillets for them to take home. The bag of walleyes fillets was bigger then the bag of bluegill fillets so some good fish frys in their future. I'm booked for the rest of July but do have openings in August. Give me a call to book your day to bag some walleye dinners for your future. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

MICAH LANGKAMP
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7/26/14 2:13 PM CST
Got out musky fishing with my wife and son yesterday afternoon for a couple hours. We missed a smaller fish on a black/orange bulldawg right away. 2 casts later I got bit on a bright colored Topraider. It turned out to be a nice 42-43" fish which we landed. I had a follow 15 minutes later on the same topraider by a fish that looked to be upper 30's. All 3 fish were in a 15-20 minute window. Nothing after that. Weeds/lily pads near steep breaks were where we found the fish. Cool


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7/25/14 6:11 PM CST
Coming up in about a week for the first time ever. I was wondering if fish flies hatch on the Chippewa Flowage? If yes, have they hatched yet this year or when is it expected to happen?

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7/25/14 9:05 AM CST
Heading up to Treelands the first week of August (for a week) with some family and a new boat. I've been checking this site and others for smallmouth reports but they seem to vary from "phenomenal" to the smallies are tough this year. Wondering if anyone can confirm the good or bad smallie report? If it is good, where and what are you using? Making my pilgrimage to Gander Mountain very soon. Thanks and good luck!

TOM CHRISTIANSON
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7/24/14 1:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided last two days. Tuesday I had Husband/Wife Tim and Krista out for a morning half day. With heavy clouds and high winds, we had to fish where we could and did ok. We caught walleyes, small mouth bass, perch, crappie and bluegills. Only kept a few crappies for the pan and released every thing else.

Wednesday I took two couples out for a full day. Took buds Roger and Jerry out in the morning and their wives Christene and Kathy out in the afternoon. The girls really wanted to out do the guys, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. The guys caught way more walleyes and actually of all fish. Wound up catching walleyes, small mouth bass, perch, bluegills, and crappies. Some bluegills were good size and we kept only two walleyes out of a total of 14 and had a mix of crappie to add fillets to the pile. Of interest, Both Jerry and his wife Kathy caught their first ever walleyes. Both were released.

Weather was gorgeous Wednesday with mostly sunny skies, and a light North wind. Water temps started out Tuesday at 70 degrees and by Wednesday had warmed up to 76. The warmer water has increased the activity level of all fish. Saw lots of bug activity too. Tuesday when I got back to the landing there were Mayflies every where. On Wednesday we saw lots of bugs hatching and coming off the water and then fly away. Many landed on the boat and on our poles. Even with the abundant food supply, we were able to catch a fair amount of fish both days. Caught most fish on lead-free jigs tipped with leeches with a few coming on the slip bobber rig tipped with minnows. Now's a great time to be out on the water. Give me a jingle and we'll book your day on the beautiful Chippewa Flowage. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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7/24/14 7:50 AM CST
Guided Sunday and Tuesday for walleye and had a couple o slow days. Very slow. Guided yesterday and things picked up some. Wednesday mornin I guided Fitz and Jo for walleye out of R&R. we caught about 10 walleyes but only two went into the livewell. We also fish for crappie and picked up a few nice ones for the pan.

Last night I picked up the Frank gang out of Dun Rovin for walleye. Was a lot better bite we only boated 7 eyes but 5 of them were keepers. We kept 5 between 15.5 - 19 inches for the pan.

Bog had moved and we were able to fish both sides. Walleyes seem to be spread out so you must move often to better your chances.

Have fun on the water! Deano


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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7/23/14 1:45 PM CST
Guided Dave for muskies on the big chip yesterday and the action was hot! In 10 hours we saw a total of 9 fish and boated 2 of them. All of our action was on bucktails and rubber baits. Most of the fish we encountered were weed/breakline related. Give me a shout to book a trip! Cool


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TOM BOLEY
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7/22/14 6:59 PM CST
Musky action has greatly improved in the last week. We have been getting 2-3 shots at fish on each outing and more and bigger fish seem to be moving around. Medusas and bulldawgs are our best presentaions right now. We have been aggressively ripping them above the weeds midlake wood. On brighter days we have been targeting humps in depths ranging from 7 to 12. During frontal conditions we have been fishing main lake weed edges in depths of 3 to 7 feet. With the up and down weather it pays to fish longer hours waiting out the short feeding windows which occur daily. Smallmouth action has been decent with a lot of fish coming on shallow cranks and plastics. Mid lake gravel humps in depths ranging from 3 to 12 have been the most productive. We have also been getting a bunch of bonus walleye while casting for smallmouth.

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7/21/14 10:51 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Weekend Fishing Report:

Saturday I guided brothers Luke and Zack, out of Indian Trail for a half day trip. We targeted Walleyes and Crappies. The weather started out nice but after a while it got very windy, which made boat control very difficult. Most, if not all, open water spots were unfishable. We did manage to find some walleyes. Boating 5 and keeping 2. Biggest being 18 inches along with a bunch of pan fish, keeping 10. Also a bonus small mouth caught by Zack.

Sunday I had Chuck in my boat from Beaver Dam for a morning trip. It was a beautiful day to be on the lake with a nice chop from the South. We fished sunken bogs and deeper humps. The bite was a bit slow for the walleyes, keeping only 2. On the other hand, the pan fish kept us busy. Plenty of Gills and crappies to be caught. We didn't keep any. Just catch and release.

I'm still using jig and slips with leeches for the Walleyes and suspect a crawler bite to pick up with the warmer weather change. The Crappies and Gills are going crazy right now on the cribs, sunken brush or on top of rock bars. Anything and everything you throw at them, they are taking. I prefer using the 1 inch Gulp! minnow on a tiny jig.

I see no Algae bloom happening or even going to happen with water temps being only 72 degrees. Also, along with the lowering of the lake this past winter, has killed a lot of weeds which contributes to the bloom.

As for the bridge, it is completely blocked off now with no passage at all. Hopefully the bridge workers can get it out of the way again. Give me a call if your interested in fishing this beautiful body of water and experience all the nature it has to offer.

Get out there and enjoy it! TC

[This post was last edited on 7/21/14 at 10:57 AM]

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7/20/14 7:01 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Guided Gary,Joe and Dylan out of Deerfoot for walleye and crappie. We fished for walleye most of the day catching about 15 eyes total. We work it and ended up with 3 keepers 15.5, 18 and a 19.5. We had a fun day ribbing each other in between fish. Good fisherman that do a lot of fishing on the Mississippi. The last hour or so we threw plastics for crappie and caught about 40 crappie and kept about 15. Fished the east side. Bridge is blocked at this time.

Here is a picture of the walleye and two of the big crappies. The first picture is an example of deep wood.

Deano


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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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7/19/14 9:00 AM CST
Hi Big Chip,

My Cat was about 11". I thought it was a bullhead at first, but it was a different color. My client actually told me it was a cat because I've caught so few I really didn't know. I should have taken a picture. Next time. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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7/19/14 6:42 AM CST
Funny to here that maxx got a catfish. I caught my first out of the chip ever over the fourth. Mine was only about 10", on a jig and crawler. Weird!

Maxx how big was your cat? Wonder if it was about the same and there might be a little year class swimming around. I personally like cats so it wouldn't hunt my feelings to see a few more in the chip. We catch a ton of cats further down the river.

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7/18/14 6:32 AM CST
Fished and Guided yesterday. Got out on the lake about 9am and started musky fishing on the east side. Nothing goin for musky for me yesterday. Fished humps for walleyes and did ok. Caught and released 6 with 2 of them over 16 inches. Went back in to get ready for an evening trip for walleye and crappie.

Started out fishing with Josh and his family catching crappie on plastics. Biggest was 11 inches. Then I heard when are we gonna fish walleye and off we went. Started with a bang and ended shortly. Not before Josh's brother Wyatt boated a 18.5 and a 20. We kept 3 walleye 15 pan fish and 2 bass. They were warming up the grease as I cleaned the fish. Fun night.

Have a couple openings this month yet. Call to book a trip. If you need help with your Hummingbird, I can show you a few things.

Have not heard any talk on the draw down yet myself. Water is still high and water temps still low.

Two pics of some man made foundation along the same shoreline as Indian trails. I also found one of the old bridges with my Hummingbird, that was flooded back in the late 20,s.

Deano

[This post was last edited on 7/18/14 at 10:42 AM]

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