Chippewa/ Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County
There is definitely a fishable population. I would recommend trying the Eau Claire river. I always had better luck there. Anywhere from the Altoona dam down river to the Eau Claire Country Club has produced for me at some point. I have seen several very good size fish in this stretch as well. Don't pass up the maiden Rock area. Just upstream, and downstream, is a great hole.
My best results usually came from throwing deep diving cranks (like a depthraider) and retrieving it ULTRA slow. Find the deeper holes where this is possible and you will find fish.
Hopefully I'll see you up there again soon.
I ve been a musky fisherman for a long time now and i know the chippewa river is one of the better ones in the state if your looking for river muskies. the only problem is i ve never actually tried it. My question is, is there a fishable population of muskies in the chippewa around the eau claire stretch. if so, where are some areas that might hold fish, what depth, what might you use. any information would help tremendously. Even if you have never yourself fished them, if you have seen a couple guys throwing for muskies just let me know.
thanks a lot guys and good luck out there.
make sure the crawlers are not on the bottom. I use a three way swivel to prevent it otherwise they get taked off in the weeds.
Thinking of heading out wednesday maybe to get me a muskie...or prob not.
I got that fishing itch again