Chippewa/ Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County
Any chance of getting a drift boat on the Eau Claire river below the Altoona dam? Is there a boat launch? I can carry/drag the boat 10-20 yards if I have to. Trying to get on skinny water where regular boats can't go.
Any other stretch that might be possible?
76° - 80° F
71° - 75° F
Fished the Eau Claire river from the Altoona dam too highway 53 bridge and caught 1 northern 28".Have thrown alot of casts this year on the river and caught 1 36" muskie.Not like it use to be! Anybody having any luck with the Muskie on the Eau Claire River this year?
Hey everyone, i was wondering about the regulations for musky on these waters. Id really like to do the float from chippewa to dells pond as its my only option for musky without driving 90+ miles before the 27th of may. I was told on the Red Cedar in Dunn County you couldnt fish for musky til later and thats an open season water year round. Wondering if the same applies to the eau claire and chippewa rivers. Thanks!
81° - 88° F
71° - 75° F
The one fish we kept - looked to be around 18" (all the smallmouth I keep I put in the smoker) was on the stringer about four to five feet in back of the canoe. All of a sudden we both heard a sound like a person jumping into the water just behind the canoe. We both turned around to see a very good sized musky thrashing around and chomping on the smallmouth on the stringer. I started "reeling" in the musky as it held tight all the way to the canoe and then slowly opened its jaws and eased back down into the water away from us. What an awesome deal - same thing happened to us last summer on the same stretch of river, only then a musky rammed the canoe with its jaws around three nice sized smallies. As tough as it seems like it might be to fish for muskies sitting down in a canoe, from now on musky equipment is coming along on future trips to the river.