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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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7/24/14 1:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided last two days. Tuesday I had Husband/Wife Tim and Krista out for a morning half day. With heavy clouds and high winds, we had to fish where we could and did ok. We caught walleyes, small mouth bass, perch, crappie and bluegills. Only kept a few crappies for the pan and released every thing else.

Wednesday I took two couples out for a full day. Took buds Roger and Jerry out in the morning and their wives Christene and Kathy out in the afternoon. The girls really wanted to out do the guys, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. The guys caught way more walleyes and actually of all fish. Wound up catching walleyes, small mouth bass, perch, bluegills, and crappies. Some bluegills were good size and we kept only two walleyes out of a total of 14 and had a mix of crappie to add fillets to the pile. Of interest, Both Jerry and his wife Kathy caught their first ever walleyes. Both were released.

Weather was gorgeous Wednesday with mostly sunny skies, and a light North wind. Water temps started out Tuesday at 70 degrees and by Wednesday had warmed up to 76. The warmer water has increased the activity level of all fish. Saw lots of bug activity too. Tuesday when I got back to the landing there were Mayflies every where. On Wednesday we saw lots of bugs hatching and coming off the water and then fly away. Many landed on the boat and on our poles. Even with the abundant food supply, we were able to catch a fair amount of fish both days. Caught most fish on lead-free jigs tipped with leeches with a few coming on the slip bobber rig tipped with minnows. Now's a great time to be out on the water. Give me a jingle and we'll book your day on the beautiful Chippewa Flowage. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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7/24/14 7:50 AM CST
Guided Sunday and Tuesday for walleye and had a couple o slow days. Very slow. Guided yesterday and things picked up some. Wednesday mornin I guided Fitz and Jo for walleye out of R&R. we caught about 10 walleyes but only two went into the livewell. We also fish for crappie and picked up a few nice ones for the pan.

Last night I picked up the Frank gang out of Dun Rovin for walleye. Was a lot better bite we only boated 7 eyes but 5 of them were keepers. We kept 5 between 15.5 - 19 inches for the pan.

Bog had moved and we were able to fish both sides. Walleyes seem to be spread out so you must move often to better your chances.

Have fun on the water! Deano


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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7/23/14 1:45 PM CST
Guided Dave for muskies on the big chip yesterday and the action was hot! In 10 hours we saw a total of 9 fish and boated 2 of them. All of our action was on bucktails and rubber baits. Most of the fish we encountered were weed/breakline related. Give me a shout to book a trip! Cool


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TOM BOLEY
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7/22/14 6:59 PM CST
Musky action has greatly improved in the last week. We have been getting 2-3 shots at fish on each outing and more and bigger fish seem to be moving around. Medusas and bulldawgs are our best presentaions right now. We have been aggressively ripping them above the weeds midlake wood. On brighter days we have been targeting humps in depths ranging from 7 to 12. During frontal conditions we have been fishing main lake weed edges in depths of 3 to 7 feet. With the up and down weather it pays to fish longer hours waiting out the short feeding windows which occur daily. Smallmouth action has been decent with a lot of fish coming on shallow cranks and plastics. Mid lake gravel humps in depths ranging from 3 to 12 have been the most productive. We have also been getting a bunch of bonus walleye while casting for smallmouth.

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7/21/14 10:51 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Weekend Fishing Report:

Saturday I guided brothers Luke and Zack, out of Indian Trail for a half day trip. We targeted Walleyes and Crappies. The weather started out nice but after a while it got very windy, which made boat control very difficult. Most, if not all, open water spots were unfishable. We did manage to find some walleyes. Boating 5 and keeping 2. Biggest being 18 inches along with a bunch of pan fish, keeping 10. Also a bonus small mouth caught by Zack.

Sunday I had Chuck in my boat from Beaver Dam for a morning trip. It was a beautiful day to be on the lake with a nice chop from the South. We fished sunken bogs and deeper humps. The bite was a bit slow for the walleyes, keeping only 2. On the other hand, the pan fish kept us busy. Plenty of Gills and crappies to be caught. We didn't keep any. Just catch and release.

I'm still using jig and slips with leeches for the Walleyes and suspect a crawler bite to pick up with the warmer weather change. The Crappies and Gills are going crazy right now on the cribs, sunken brush or on top of rock bars. Anything and everything you throw at them, they are taking. I prefer using the 1 inch Gulp! minnow on a tiny jig.

I see no Algae bloom happening or even going to happen with water temps being only 72 degrees. Also, along with the lowering of the lake this past winter, has killed a lot of weeds which contributes to the bloom.

As for the bridge, it is completely blocked off now with no passage at all. Hopefully the bridge workers can get it out of the way again. Give me a call if your interested in fishing this beautiful body of water and experience all the nature it has to offer.

Get out there and enjoy it! TC

[This post was last edited on 7/21/14 at 10:57 AM]

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DEAN ELMER
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7/20/14 7:01 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Guided Gary,Joe and Dylan out of Deerfoot for walleye and crappie. We fished for walleye most of the day catching about 15 eyes total. We work it and ended up with 3 keepers 15.5, 18 and a 19.5. We had a fun day ribbing each other in between fish. Good fisherman that do a lot of fishing on the Mississippi. The last hour or so we threw plastics for crappie and caught about 40 crappie and kept about 15. Fished the east side. Bridge is blocked at this time.

Here is a picture of the walleye and two of the big crappies. The first picture is an example of deep wood.

Deano


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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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7/19/14 9:00 AM CST
Hi Big Chip,

My Cat was about 11". I thought it was a bullhead at first, but it was a different color. My client actually told me it was a cat because I've caught so few I really didn't know. I should have taken a picture. Next time. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

Big Chip
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7/19/14 6:42 AM CST
Funny to here that maxx got a catfish. I caught my first out of the chip ever over the fourth. Mine was only about 10", on a jig and crawler. Weird!

Maxx how big was your cat? Wonder if it was about the same and there might be a little year class swimming around. I personally like cats so it wouldn't hunt my feelings to see a few more in the chip. We catch a ton of cats further down the river.

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7/18/14 6:32 AM CST
Fished and Guided yesterday. Got out on the lake about 9am and started musky fishing on the east side. Nothing goin for musky for me yesterday. Fished humps for walleyes and did ok. Caught and released 6 with 2 of them over 16 inches. Went back in to get ready for an evening trip for walleye and crappie.

Started out fishing with Josh and his family catching crappie on plastics. Biggest was 11 inches. Then I heard when are we gonna fish walleye and off we went. Started with a bang and ended shortly. Not before Josh's brother Wyatt boated a 18.5 and a 20. We kept 3 walleye 15 pan fish and 2 bass. They were warming up the grease as I cleaned the fish. Fun night.

Have a couple openings this month yet. Call to book a trip. If you need help with your Hummingbird, I can show you a few things.

Have not heard any talk on the draw down yet myself. Water is still high and water temps still low.

Two pics of some man made foundation along the same shoreline as Indian trails. I also found one of the old bridges with my Hummingbird, that was flooded back in the late 20,s.

Deano

[This post was last edited on 7/18/14 at 10:42 AM]

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7/17/14 11:24 AM CST
Will there be a drastic draw-down of water levels again this fall? Worried

TOM CHRISTIANSON
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7/17/14 10:12 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided two bro's Jim and Les for a full day walleye hunt yesterday. We finally are in for some decent weather although still a little chilly for Summer. Day started out at 43 degrees but warmed up quickly with a clear sky. With a light North breeze we started catching all sorts of fish right away. The afternoon saw a weather change with lots of clouds moving through with warmer temps and a wind switch from the South West. All said and done we boated several walleyes, numerous bluegills, crappies, perch, SM. bass and even caught only the 2nd catfish from my boat ever. Most walleyes were under my 15" minimum I try to maintain and one was a 23"er that was released after some quick pictures were taken.

The water temps started out at 68 degrees but were up to 73 by late afternoon. With stable weather I hope we get stable water temps. Combined, that will improve the bite for everything. We caught all our fish in deeper wood cover areas using my new inline lead-free PROaggressive jig tipped with leeches and had a slip bobber rig out tipped with a minnow.

I have a few openings in July and August and am booking up fast for Sept. To secure your day on the water, give me a shout and we'll work up your day hunting walleyes. Thanks.

Walleyemaxx

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7/16/14 5:36 PM CST
Guided the last three days for Musky, walleye, and crappie and its been slow for the walleye and the crappie could be better and both will with the stable weather.

Monday I guided Richard and mike for walleye in the mornin though lite rain. We boat 6 or 7 eye but nothin over 13 inches. Half were caught on leeches and half were caught on half a crawler. All released to get a chance to help with the spawn.

Tuesday I had out Tom and Erik from the Chippewa Inn for musky and whatever was biting. Again walleye and crappie were slow but we had just one musky experience. Going by one of the bogs by the bridge we saw a good size musky show itself. Grabbed out the rods and casted and on the first cast had the fish follow a Cowgirl as I was reminding Tom and Erik to figure 8 and looked down at my figure 8 and there was that musky. Didnt connect but was a little excitement on a slow day.

Today I had Kevin and his son Max out for walleye and musky and we started out catching a few small eyes under 15 inches. We saw not a fish when we did musky fish today.

Fishing should pick up with the stable weather this week.

Deano


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7/16/14 4:10 PM CST
First time poster here but I have been reading posts for a few months now and actually went back more than a year reading reports. This is a great resource it seems. My family and I will be up the week of July 26 and we will be staying at Dun Rovin lodge at the mouth of Hay creek. I was hoping someone could point me in a general direction for muskies. My dad is coming up with us and it has been his "dream" so to speak to fish the Hayward area for muskies for as long as I can remember. We have fished muskies here in Ohio off and on for years so we have the right equipment and tools just not many fish. I will also have my wife and two kids ( 9 & 8 ) with me. They are excited to catch smallmouth and crappies or whatever's hungry. Anyone with a insight on where to start or what to throw I would be grateful. I have made notes from past reports on helpful info but figured I would log on here and ask anyhow. Thanks for reading and I look forward to posting reports of our vacation.

Andrew

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7/16/14 2:23 PM CST
curleytail, the bog has been pushed away from the bridge. Should be smooth sailing again until another strong west wind.

As for the fishing report:

Walleyes remain a bit spotty. This nice stretch of warmer weather heading our way, should make them a bit more active. still find them in the deeper brush and bog humps. Leeches and crawlers are the ticket using jigs and slip's. Beetle spins are working also around the weed bars.

The Crappies are schooled up pretty heavy and down deep right now. You can still find them in the weeds but the biggest concentration of them is around deeper brush and humps. Just about any artificial bait less than an inch will take them. Their also schooled up by size. If you want the bigger ones, you have to move around to find them. A lot of 8-9 inch year class fish out there.

If you looking to book a trip, give me a call or email me. I do have some openings left in July and August. Don't forget to check out my website.

TC

[This post was last edited on 7/16/14 at 2:55 PM]

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Can anybody comment on the status of the CC bridge bog? Is the bog still blocking the path between the east and west side or has it moved?

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