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kail15
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FISHING REPORT
8/22/14 11:14 PM CST
Hey everyone I am going to be up at the chipwa motel September 23-25 half day guide with mike best just wondering if there is any input or reviews on him and where to find some musky that time of year Thanks

DEAN ELMER
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8/22/14 8:25 AM CST
Bridge bog is stuck on a shallow bar and is west of the bridge area. Not much of a west or southwest wind these days to move it much. If a big storm pops up with the right wind, Maybe.

Bugs are not as bad but still bring bug spray. Water surface temps are in the low 70's. Water level has gone down over a foot and a half or more.

ciezk107- I had my clients throwing cranks this year and at times we limited out on rapalas. Just recently in the last two weeks I found eyes in shallow hitting rapalas.

Guided Tom and his son Justin out of R&R Monday morning for walleye and we had a slow morning. The shallow bite was not happening that mornin so we switched to jigging and slip floats and that was slow. Before lunch we switched to crappie and they were cooperating. After lunch we picked up Justins daughters Ella and Madalyn and went back to crappie fishing. You had to weed out the small ones but the action wasn't bad and the girls caught some crappie.

Guided Kevin and Valerie out of The Landing for walleye and crappie. We started out after walleye throwing rapalas and only saw a couple small eyes fallow . Went deep and caught a few bluegills. Switched it up to crappie and the action was good. Caught 3 just under 12 inches and on fatheads.

Guided Greg and his son Hunter for walleye and we caught four small eyes on jig and a leech. Caught only a few other fish besides those. Tried a couple other things and it wasn't gonna happen.

Deano


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eyesjusteyes
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8/21/14 9:51 PM CST
Can anyone give an update on the CC bridge and is the big bog blocking EW traffic. Tight lines all.

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8/21/14 3:59 PM CST
Muskyguy, the walleyes are down deep for the most part during the day. Fish the deep sunken brush or rock bar breaks. Still using jigs and leeches or half a crawler but also catching them on minnows. Evening fishing using Rapalas or Beetle spins towards the shoreline over weeds/rock should put a few in your boat.

The Musky bite is picking up as the water cools. I would fish the Mid lake weed and rock bars throwing buck tails in a green and black pattern and surface lures. Flowage Boas, Ghosts tails and Cow girls are my choices for tails. Twitch baits like the Vexers are a hot bait right now. Walleye or Sucker pattern is what's in my box. Any color with a prop would work for surface but I prefer something with orange, green or black. Tally Whackers, Pacemakers and Top Raiders are my go-to surface lures.

I do have the first weekend of September open if anyone's interested in a Musky hunt.

Tight Lines! TC


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muskyguy08
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8/21/14 2:23 PM CST
Hello all,

It has been a couple of years since I have been up to the Flowage. I am used to fishing early June, as we had a tradition of going up every year for 18 years during the same week. My dad and I are coming up September 5 to fish mainly for Muskies and Walleye. I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to tell me depths and structures to target for these fish during this time in September. Thanks a lot!

timberjack
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8/20/14 3:13 PM CST
Well I stopped up last Wed. to camp. Checked every campsite on the flowage that was not an LCO site. All were taken. Boats everywhere. very disappointing. Took the boat out and went to the Turtle Flambeau...best trip in years.

ciezkl07
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8/18/14 9:34 PM CST
Don't want to clog up the thread but it seems like almost everyone that fishes walleyes here uses live bait (especially the guides who obviously spend the most time on the water). Will never debate the effectiveness of a leach on a slip bobber. Ever use plastics?? I use them every year when i vacation the Chip and have good success. Just curious.

MICAH LANGKAMP
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8/18/14 8:49 PM CST
Had a great time guiding Chris for a half day musky/pkie trip this evening and the bite was excellent (between fronts). Chris got a nice upper 30's musky on a Tallywhacker. We also had 3 follows from fish in the mid to upper 40's. Prop style top waters & black/green buck tails were what we moved those fish on. After that we threw spinnerbaits and buck tails and caught a pile of pike for his family to fry up. All of our action was weed/breakline related. Another great outing on the big chip! Cool


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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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8/18/14 6:38 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided Brent who has a cabin on Hay Creek, for a full day yesterday. We started out in a light fog rolling off the water under cloudy skies and rather cool temps into a fairly stiff East wind. The walleye fishing in the A.M. was nothing short of fabulous with the both of us dealing with very light biting walleyes catching 17 in the first 4 hours with several over 15" with the biggest a 20" beauty, and missing lots more hits. The crappies and bluegills were also in on the act as we were catching them along side of the walleyes.

In the afternoon the story changed. We could only scrounge up 1 more walleye but still caught crapppies, bluegills and SM. bass. We released every fish we caught as Brent informed me before we started he didn't want to keep any fish but rather learn my system. All fish were caught on lead-free jigs tipped with leeches and minnows. The minnows out produced the leeches. We were to busy to deal with the slip bobber rig having a ton of action on the lead-free jigs working them through some very dense wood cover in 15-20 feet of water. The last two weeks the walleye fishing has been very good. Now's the time to be here to catch MR. walleye. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

TOM BOLEY
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8/18/14 2:59 PM CST
Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Topwater action is great right now. Still doing great on creepers for whatever reason although prop baits are getting action as well. With the cooler temps shallow bite has heated up. Good Luck Also the bugs are not bad at all. Very manageable.

ciezkl07
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8/18/14 2:30 PM CST
I do have a quick questions please. How are the bugs? Still as bad as previously reported or more manageable now?

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8/18/14 8:47 AM CST
As a fishing guide myself, I (we) try to inform the public of the most current fishing conditions on a regular basis. We should know and do know, those fishing regulations that govern that specific body of water. That is our job. We as a whole, need to read those regs every year to stay up on any changes that might occur at the beginning of each season.

I for one, appreciate any fishing posts, posted by Guides and the public. Lake Link is a great tool for all of us. Please read the posts carefully before going off on someone.

As for a fishing report, The crappies are still hitting good on plastics with the walleye bite being somewhat spotty. Fishing deep during the day and beetle spins and Rapalas in the shallows for the evening bite. Musky's seem to be chasing surface lures and buck tails pretty good. Green and black seems to be the color of choice for buck tails and black or orange for surface lure color.

The water level is dropping close to 2 feet down now. Many of navigational hazards out there so you need to be very careful out there.

I do have 2 half day openings left for this Sunday August 24th and had a cancelation for August 30th if anyone's interested in picking those up.

Good luck out there! TC


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DEAN ELMER
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8/18/14 5:40 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Guided Dave and Tina out of Sisko's for walleye and crappie. Slower yesterday for the walleye but we managed to boat a few and kept a 19, 18, and a gut hooked 14. We also kept one bass, 4 gills and about 10 crappie.

Im gonna keep my mouth shut.

Deano


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gk
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8/17/14 10:11 PM CST
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Hi all, just returned from a 4 day-er out on the Flowage. Between the 3 of us, we boated one 31" muskie out of the slop but raised six others. Black hair w/ silver, gold or green blades was the only consistent pattern we had for seeing/catching most fish, including SM/LM bass and dink pike. Bass spinner baits and smaller Ghostails were we we had on, although the muskie was caught on a plastic frog. Nice crappie and gills were caught on tiny mini-mites fished off the bottom.

Let's dismiss the previous post regarding the released walleyes right here, because I was the one out with guide Walleyemaxx that day. We both believe in releasing any walleye shorter than 15", to benefit/improve the overall quality of the Flowage walleye stock for years to come. The "long distance release" was a fish I had on that got off away from the boat. They were in a real non-aggressive mood, but would hit if the jig/leech was slowlllyy drag in front of their noses. I had not known Max before this trip. One of the best guide trips I ever had out there. We learned (and he let us mark) new spots ...and most importantly, his heart is truly all about the future. I highly recommend his services. Smile

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8/17/14 7:07 PM CST
Coming up to the flowage in a few days with my son to get in a few days of fishing before schools starts. I fish here once a year for a couple days in early spring but never have much luck this time of year. I'm looking to book a guide for this Thursday evening, anyone have any suggestions or any guides have openings? Message me and let me know if you're free that evening and your rates. My son is 15 and he and I like to catch just about anything, although we get bored with panfish too much, we like to catch pike and bass, never keep them but they're fun to catch. Any thoughts? Cheers, Greg

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