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Croppie1068
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9/30/14 7:38 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
What are the water temps these days? Have they started draining the flowage yet?

DEAN ELMER
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9/30/14 6:57 AM CST
Back from October Fest ! Last week on Tuesday I guided Mike and Lynn for Bass on the Chip. Thought I was gonna have an easy day. Started out shallow and nothing but a northern and lots of follows from small perch. Tried walleye for a bit and caught a couple of small ones and one at 16 inches. Went back to the bass and found them deeper. Mike hook a couple on his favorite bait.

On Wednesday I guided Don and a big group of 7 on the pontoon for Musky. Only 4 went out at a time.In the morning we had a bit of action with Adam and his father both with a hit and a miss. The afternoon we boated one northern. On a drift at the end of the day we seen a small one caught next to us. Most action was on glide baits.

Thursday morning I guided Larry and Paul for walleye. We boated about a dozen and kept 4 at 15 - 17.5 inches. Most came on crawlers. We also caught a few crappie and gills.

Thursday afternoon I guided Bill and his buddies for walleye and crappie out of Pats Landing. Crappies were very slow right away so we went east and we found a few mostly small except one that hit Gulp after we ran out of crawlers.

On friday I guided Dan and his friend For walleye and crappie. We started out with the walleye and seemed reel slow catching small eyes. We had a slow morning all together but moved around and tried lost of baits and depths and found active fish on points. We ended up keeping one walleye at 17 inches and 20 crappies with 3 over 11 inches.

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9/29/14 8:55 PM CST
around hay creek are they anyone catching bluegills and crappies in 15-20 ft of water? going to make my last trip out here this weekend want to go for about 3 to 4 hrs. also wondering if you can put a boat in by deerfoot? thank any info would be apprpicated

TOM CHRISTIANSON
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9/28/14 4:51 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Hi everyone,

Guided Joel, his wife Lois, and Joel's brother Jerry for a full day on Friday. Fishing started out very consistent in the A.M. but turned South in the afternoon. We ended the day with 8 walleyes, smallmouth bass, perch, bluegills, and crappies. Even with the big crappies, they decided to keep only the perch releasing everything else.

Today I guided father/son Mark and Brian for a half day morning walleye hunt. Fishing was good all morning and when the dust settled we had boated 6 walleyes, keeping 1, about a dozen crappies keeping 7, perch keeping 2 and a nice bluegill putting it under the knife for a nice bag of mixed fillets for a fish fry.

The weather both days was knock down gorgeous with no clouds and warm air temps up into the 80's. The bonus was the beautiful colors displayed by the abundant deciduous trees lining the shore lines. There was a fairly stiff wind on Friday but almost no wind today. Water temps have gone back up to 65-67 degrees and with the abundant sunshine expect the water temps to rise. Caught all fish on lead-free jigs tipped with minnows. Friday the smaller minnows produced best but today the bigger minnows did a better job so keep experimenting. Looking to book your walleye hunt? Give me a call or email. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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9/25/14 8:05 PM CST
ar 12, the jigging raps have worked great for me everywhere i go up here, even out there. just remember to bring a few, they have a hard time getting through the submerged bogs. i would use them to catch suspended crappies. i like blue, white, yellows out there. good luck!

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9/25/14 5:34 PM CST
Im coming up October 6th for a few days of fishing and was wondering about the water level. A couple of years ago it was really low even for this time of year.

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9/25/14 3:15 PM CST
Sorry for the non-report here boys, but I have a question for you. I am heading up to the flowage (for my first time) for a 3 day trip October 10th. We are planning to target crappie and walleye. I am an avid fisherman out on Winnebago, I spent at least one full day a week out there this year chasing walleye and I had a great year (not trolling because that's lame). I plan to use similar tactics up there but I was curious on if there was any particular color that worked best for the eyes this year? While we're on the topic has anyone up there tried/had luck rip jigging plastics or jigging raps? Those are the methods that won the Cabelas NWT down here last weekend, just curious. Thanks!

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9/25/14 1:35 PM CST
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Yesterday I participated in a group guide trip with several other local fishing guides. We all guided the Discover Wisconsin's "Man Camp" 16 man crew. I had the pleasure of having Brent and Ryan in my boat for a Musky Hunt. Under a cloudy skies and a stiff South wind we started on our quest. The first part of the day we had only one Boil and that was at a Buck Tail. After a nice shore lunch at Indian Trail Resort, we headed out once more. The first spot we hit and Ryan's first cast, we had a upper 40 inch class fish explode at boat side at Ryan's surface bait. Couldn't get it to commit on the figure 8. We tried plenty of other spots afterward but that was it for us.

The rest of the group as a whole, moved some fish, one lost a nice fish and one 48 incher was caught. Most action was coming on surface baits and buck tails on main lake weed and rock bars.

The color is pretty much peak for us around here. This weekends weather forecast of pleasant weather will cap it all off. I do have availability for this weekend if anyone's interested in Musky, Walleye or Crappie fishing.

Get out there and enjoy it! TC

[This post was last edited on 9/25/14 at 1:38 PM]

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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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9/25/14 10:43 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Hi everyone,

With the fall colors starting to ratchet up, I guided two walleye hunts. On Tuesday I guided Greg and Jay for a half day afternoon trip. Fishing was tough but we managed a few walleyes with no keepers and a few crappies for a small fish fry.

On Wednesday I guided Junior and Tim for a full day out of the Landing Resort. They were involved in a Discover Wisconsin television event called "MAN CAMP" Eight of us guides were involved in taking these guys out fishing on the beautiful Chippewa Flowage. Tim and Junior were able to catch several walleyes, about two dozen crappie, and perch and had a great time.

Everything caught on both days were on PROaggressive inline jigs tipped with minnows. On Tuesday we kept just a few crappies for a fish fry and on Wednesday everything was released. Weather both days was just a little on the cooler side except during mid day it got quite warm before quickly cooling down again. On Wednesday we experienced a brief shower. Wind on both days was very strong out of the South. The water temps were fairly consistent between 60-62 degrees.

Now's a great time to book your trip onto the Chippewa Flowage for your walleye hunt. With the trees turning color and the fall weather fast approaching, the walleyes will be foraging heavily. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

TOM BOLEY
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9/24/14 4:47 PM CST
Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Musky action has picked up in the last few days. The water temp has come back up a few degrees and fish appear to be very shallow. Main lake weed and gravel bars. Blades seem to be the best. A relatively fast retrieve has gotten the most attention. The last 2 evenins we got a 38 43 33. Along with many other follows. Speed really has a tendancy to get fish moving this time of year. Good Luck.

DEAN ELMER
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9/22/14 6:53 AM CST
Guided Jim and Brian who both have a trailer at Deer Run on Monday. Jim took advantage of the half day I donated to the Big Chip Fest last year. We caught maybe 10 eyes and kept 3 for Jim and his wife to have a walleye meal. Brian and I discussed Elk River Custom Rods and found him to be a big fan as I am.

Wednesday I got off the flowage for the first time this season and fished river muskies with Capt. Ted Peck and Jason Stewart. Was a great time. Fall colors are upon us making for a wonderful backdrop. Started out catching the first Musky at about 33 inches. After the hooks were removed fish jumped out of the net avoiding a picture. Next Ted hooked a smaller fish and netted it. I caught one more using plastics as I saw a boil and threw the bait right on him. Missed one more fish on the ride back to the launch.

On Thursday I guided all day with Bills group first. They had a group of Six and Tom out of them all caught and released a 50 inch fish on light tackle. Said it was a fire drill. Something he will remember for the rest of his life. We fished for walleye and caught Maybe a dozen eyes with only one keeper at 17 inches.

At noon I picked up Royce, Colin, and Kevin at the Landing. We fished for walleye and only caught a few small ones. We switch to crank baits and only picked up a couple of snake northerns. Went back to pitching jigs and picked up a few more small eyes.

Saturday I guided Jacob and his dad Paul for walleye. Jacob was the recipient of Sisko's Veteran appreciation in which i donated a full day. I think we boated a dozen eyes 15 inches and less with a bunch of pan fish. Before lunch we had a little excitement with Paul hooking a big fish that he battled for a short time and then took a run on him that broke the line. Paul said it seemed to roll on the line as he fought the fish.

Sunday I guided John and his friend Bill for walleye. We started out of The landing and caught 12 eyes and kept 3 just over 15 and a few panfish. In the morning we boated a crappie just under 13 inches. Took a picture and released it. Big ones will produce big ones.

Deano

[This post was last edited on 9/22/14 at 7:02 AM]

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MICAH LANGKAMP
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9/20/14 6:26 PM CST
Forgot to post this little video the other day. Most of the fish in this video were caught out on the Big Chip in the past couple months. Enjoy!


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TOM BOLEY
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9/20/14 12:38 PM CST
After the big cool down last week we are finding fish in a variety of area. Some fish are in classic fall spot relating to river channels and deep structure. Other fish are still found in shallow weeds and flats. Fishing a variety of locations has been best. We landed two low thirties and a 39 3 days ago. All fish came on bulldawgs. Two over shallow water and one on a 14 foot hump. Water temperature is still lingering around 60.

My guess is the sucker bite wont really get good for at least another week. If you can find suckers. Tough to get this year.

If you are looking to get out on the BIG CHIP this fall give me a call and enjoy the fall fishing. Here is a short clip of a sucker fish from last fall. Good Luck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZaLDNd9SbQ&feature=youtu.be

JASON STEWART
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9/20/14 9:58 AM CST
The rivers around the Chippewa Flowage system have finally stabilized, both in temps and water levels. The color in the trees right now are super bright, maples are a brilliant eye popping red.

Musky seem to have to fall feed bag going! They're hitting all kinds of lures from soft plastics to hard body cranks to big articulated streamers on the fly rod. No real pattern in particular, they're eating in the fast water of the rapids to big slow more lake like water up shallow.

What a great time to be fishing in Northern Wisconsin. Conditions could not be any better for musky fishing!

Had a blast out on water for a couple days with Cap'n Ted from over on the big river, Deano, and Tom from Montana. Stay posted for a write up in October.

Cheers!

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9/20/14 9:45 AM CST
Lots of rain in that area and water levels are high. Are they planning to drop the level of the flowage. Last year at Treelands it was tough to launch the boat.

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