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taxi-man
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8/1/14 8:32 AM CST
thank you. What about the bog by the bridge? Is it still moving around?

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8/1/14 7:29 AM CST
Water level is still high but since the highest level this year we are down about a foot. Looks like they are drawing down a bit.


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8/1/14 7:06 AM CST
How is the water level? Coming up tomorrow for 2 weeks

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8/1/14 4:03 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished for crappie and walleye yesterday with Gino and had an interesting mornin. Things were slow as we caught a couple of small walleyes and a few crappie. At one of my favorite humps I hooked into a crappie and then into a Musky. Fought it for about 5 minutes before I won the tug of war. I ended up with a shredded crappie. Big hatch the night before of Mayflies.

At the last spot of the morning Gino hooked into something that right from the start peeled line. He fought the fish for a while and at one point we thought Musky. Then as we got it closer it looked as though we had a big walleye. Nope a 30 pound carp.

Have fun and stay safe.

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7/31/14 6:35 AM CST
Fished the last two days by myself looking for new spots and found crappie and walleye. Tuesday I kept two for dinner. Fish were caught right at noon. Caught and released several small eyes both days.

Last night I was chased off the lake by a storm but not before I found a new spot that had walleyes and crappie. Casted both days for a couple of hours and did see one musky.

Move and move often. The fish are scattered.

Deano

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TOM CHRISTIANSON
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7/30/14 8:32 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided Bill and Nikki and two of their children Avery, and Brandt for a full day. In the A.M. Nikki and son Brandt enjoyed the fishing. The action was slow with spurts of activity with Brandt catching the biggest fish of the day, a nice smallie. The P.M. Bill and daughter Avery had a good time fishing catching walleye, SM bass, perch and bluegills. All told we caught enough fish to fillet for a start of a nice fish fry.

The weather was cool and cloudy in the morning with a thunder storm that chased us off the water at 5 P.M. Water temps were at 72 degrees most of the day with a fair walleye chop out of the North West. Most fish caught using lead-free jigs tipped with leeches and slip bobber rigs tipped with minnows. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

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7/30/14 12:20 PM CST
Bass fishing has been excellent on the Flowage for both largemouth and smallmouth. Good numbers of both and good size. We have been finding smallmouth on shallow rock/gravel shorelines with sparse weed growth. We have also been finding them on deep wood along with the walleyes. Best presentations seem to be wacky rigged worms as well as flukes in the shallows and Carolina rigging out deep. Largemouth action has been good on the deep weed edges of weedy bays and anywhere near thick milfoil and coontail. Musky action has been a bit slower. We have been seeing a fair number of bigger fish but very few bites. Here is a nice largemouth that Chris caught on a bass trip this week. Good Luck

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7/29/14 7:53 AM CST
Guided Steve and Brad from Camp Douglas out of R&R for walleye and Musky last Thursday and Friday. Walleye fishing for us on Thursday was slow but we did manage to catch a few. We kept a couple eyes and crappie for a fish fry. While bringing in a pan fish we saw a huge northern on the chase.

Friday morning I guided Ryan, Leslie, Carter and Kendal for walleye and crappie out of R&R. Leslie caught her first Chippewa eyes on jig and leech. Some small eyes were also caught and then we moved on to crappie and we kept a few 10 inchers. Last years trip was one after another on the crappie.

Friday afternoon I was back out with Steve and Brad and we went Musky fishing. First spot first cast a nice size Musky hit a bucktail and then chased and hit and missed again. We caught a couple of northerns and saw and had one other hit and miss for the day.

Saturday I Fished for walleye and caught several small eyes but also caught and released a couple of 16-17 inchers. Fished for Musky a bit on Saturday but didn't see a fish.

Sunday I got out again and fished for Musky. Tried some spots I had not tried for a few years. Just and the Sun broke out at about 5pm I Hooked into a Tiger Musky. At first I thought the fish had missed my bucktail and realized it had the bait and was moving in my direction. I ran the length of the boat to catch up with the fish and got her under control and as I was about to grab the net the fish shook the bucktail and off it went. I would say it was in the low 40's. Just before that I had caught one fat 27 inch northern.

Yesterday I guided Fred and his sister Rhonda out of The Landing. Last year Fred son Tony Caught his first walleye at 28 inches on a rattle trap at 12 years old. No monsters yesterday but we did have some good action. We caught and released about 10 small eyes and kept a 18 and 19. We lost two walleyes at boat side. One was just an eater but the other one was in the low 20's. Had a big fish grab a panfish on the way in and after a minute it broke the line. Lots of big fish biting.

After lunch We switched and Vanessa and Fred's brother Brad came out and we caught a few more small eyes and some keeper crappie. Action was slower after lunch. Cleaned a mixed bag of panfish but mostly crappie and the two keeper eyes.

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Have a good day on the water!

Deano

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7/28/14 9:10 AM CST
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Yesterday I guided a younger couple, Janessa and Patrick for a full day of Musky fishing out of Chief Lake lodge. They have never musky fished, let alone used the big rods and reels, I knew I had my work cut out for me. After Saturday nights lighting storm and waking up to Northerly winds, I knew it might be a tough bite.

Our first stop was a quiet bay for some instructional training. They both picked it up very fast with Patrick raising the first fish on a Walleye colored Ghost Tail. In-between getting soaked we fished hard. I had one nip right at the boat on a Rapid Squirrel.

After a well deserved, drying out lunch break at The Landing, we ventured on the East side. By that time the North winds had picked up considerably. We decided to get right in those waves and drift with them on some of the main area bars. It wasn't Jenessa's second cast and she had a forty inch class fish on right at boat side. Unfortunately, she couldn't set the hooks hard enough on that Flowage Boa to bring it home. I wish I had a camera to capture the look on her face! Priceless!

We fished for a few more hours with nothing coming after that. Not a bad day considering the weather patterns.

August is right around the corner which brings some of the best Musky fishing. Give me a call to book your Musky adventure!

TC

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7/27/14 8:34 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Yesterday I got back from a week on the chip. I couldn't have asked for better weather, scenery or fun with the family (which matters the most). The fishing was a slightly different story though. The walleye fishing was pretty slow; we caught six worth keeping and released about ten shorts. However, we were lucky enough to catch some good perch while walleye fishing, as well as some good crappies. Overall I'd give the fishing an 81 out of 100 this trip. I'll take it, and we'll be back next year.

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7/27/14 8:30 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi everyone,

Guided Dave and his wife Kathy for a full day yesterday. The weather was beautiful with mostly sunny skies and a West wind ushering in warm air temps into the 80's. Water temps were at 73 in the morning and warmed up to 76 by afternoon. Great day for water skiing and tubing with lots of boats out doing just that.

With all the boats buzzing around us, we still managed a good day of fishing. It was better in the A.M. but still action till late afternoon. At days end we boated walleyes, perch, and bluegills. We worked over the deep wood with lead-free jigs tipped with leeches and slip bobber rigs tipped with leeches. After the dust settled, Dave had caught his biggest walleye ever and we had two bags of fillets for them to take home. The bag of walleyes fillets was bigger then the bag of bluegill fillets so some good fish frys in their future. I'm booked for the rest of July but do have openings in August. Give me a call to book your day to bag some walleye dinners for your future. Good luck fishing everyone.

Walleyemaxx

MICAH LANGKAMP
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7/26/14 2:13 PM CST
Got out musky fishing with my wife and son yesterday afternoon for a couple hours. We missed a smaller fish on a black/orange bulldawg right away. 2 casts later I got bit on a bright colored Topraider. It turned out to be a nice 42-43" fish which we landed. I had a follow 15 minutes later on the same topraider by a fish that looked to be upper 30's. All 3 fish were in a 15-20 minute window. Nothing after that. Weeds/lily pads near steep breaks were where we found the fish. Cool


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7/25/14 6:11 PM CST
Coming up in about a week for the first time ever. I was wondering if fish flies hatch on the Chippewa Flowage? If yes, have they hatched yet this year or when is it expected to happen?

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7/25/14 9:05 AM CST
Heading up to Treelands the first week of August (for a week) with some family and a new boat. I've been checking this site and others for smallmouth reports but they seem to vary from "phenomenal" to the smallies are tough this year. Wondering if anyone can confirm the good or bad smallie report? If it is good, where and what are you using? Making my pilgrimage to Gander Mountain very soon. Thanks and good luck!

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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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