Managed to get out twice over the New Years weekend. We caught two walleyes in about 8 FOW. Both came on blue jigging raps tipped with a minnow head.
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Parents told me that lake is frozen over. In their small bay there was about 3 inches as of Saturday. I'm sure there is more now. This was out of any current so those areas may have less ice.
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Regarding a contour map of the river; I'm not aware of one that goes much past the Hwy D/E bridge, but my experiences fishing north and west of there are that the river becomes pretty predictable regarding depth and holes are where one would expect them to be.
I haven't fished as much the last couple weeks as I normally do, and haven't had very good luck when I did. I have managed a few crappie and a few smaller walleye, but only a few. No specific pattern has been best, but the fish I did get were on live bait jigging or on small crank baits cast along breaks in low light. A 6-10 foot weed edge has been the best for me. A few fish in the timber on the river channels, but not as many as usual.
Hopefully stable weather will promote some good fishing soon. The lake is clearer than normal for this time of year, algae bloom is just starting.
Wondering if anyone has or knows of a water contour map for the Chippewa river from the "D" bridge all the way past Flaters? I went up the river with my sisters boyfriend but he has a mud motor and bounced it off some rocks (Didn't bother him).
Thanks in Advance
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Got out a few times this weekend. Saturday afternoon went to a deeper spot 18-20fow in the old Jump River Channel. First minute there with a blue jig got a nice healthy 17inch walleye. We got a crappie and a smaller 13 inch walleye in that same spot. All fish were returned.
Sunday evening went up the jump a little and got 3 smaller walleye trolling in about 7 fow. Lake was very busy with the holiday.