Turtle Flambeau or Chippewa Flowage
5/7/15 @ 12:11 PM
5/15/15 @ 10:55 PM
I agree with most of what has been already posted. For LMB and decent sized pike the Chip gets the nod. The Chip is probably a better crappie lake too. I really enjoy fishing the Chip and have caught some real good fish there. Nonetheless, I prefer the overall experience of the TFF. The wilderness aspects of the TFF are second to none in the state of Wisconsin. While the Chip has some decent smallmouth, the TFF has really become a fantastic spot for smallmouth action. Pike are fairly plentiful too, but as stated, tend to run on the small side. There are some real good size crappie in the TFF if you know where to find them.
As stated, your really can't go wrong with either. If you want the best wilderness and smallmouth TFF wins, if you want more bars and resorts along with LMB and good pike Chip wins.
5/15/15 @ 6:24 AM
5/9/15 @ 2:59 PM
For what you want to do- the Chip is better. The pike on the TFF are very small and for some reason don't get very large. Also, the LMB population on the chip is better. Crappies can be found in either place, but for a first timer, the chip is much easier to get around on without smashing your boat. I have fished both and if you were talking walleyes, I would go TFF, but since you are not, I would go Chip all the way.
5/9/15 @ 6:53 AM
5/8/15 @ 12:06 PM
I have fished the Chip for years although not much recently. I've fished the TF a few times. As was said, I don't think you could go wrong with either one fishing wise. The Chip has more to offer around the water in terms of places to eat, bars, resorts etc. The TF is more a remote wilderness experience. The TF has more boating hazards while the Chip is a bit more prop friendly, in my experience. As long as your hiring a guide I'd chose the TF. In my opinion the Chip is easier to fish.