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5/7/08 12:03 PM CST
D2 nice fish heard she was wet sat. morning then snowy Good Luck everyone. Big Smile

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5/7/08 9:33 AM CST
Fished out on the chip last night with my girlfriend jess, out of treelands resort. we got a few fish right away in the weeds with jig and minnows, got right in the weeds with bait rigs weed weasel jigs, and minnows, some of the fish started regurgitating night crawlers, tried that for a bit but no luck. then got on some more males on gravel points again, but the fish seem to be getting smaller everyday, I am thinking the spawning is just about over and like jim said the fish should be in there typical may spots here pretty quick. Water temps were in the low 50's but got hit with a cold front last night that might nock it down a peg or two.

Did hear of a 28 1/2 incher caught in some shallow weeds, and other guys getting fish in the weeds all day long on jig and minnows.

Hurricane, Thanks and I will keep on posting!

Good luck!!!,

Tanner Wildes

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5/7/08 8:54 AM CST
Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
I fished the flowage, Sat,Sun and Monday. Walleye fishing was spotty but decent after finding the fish. Caught Walleye on the East side in 4- 10 ft near gravel/sand rubble on points and shorelines adjacent to the chief River bed,Hay Creek and West Fork riverbed. Monday night caught a nice limit of 16-19 fish on Husky jerks on the shorelines. It took a slower than normal retrieve to hook the fish, that should change as water temps push into the higher 40's and low fiftys in the next week or so. We also released two fish in the 25 inch range- both females spawned out. This next two weeks should bring fish to the normal spots after the spawn which is more typical of an opening day. Some fisherman did very well this past weekend, fisherman not aware of or knowledgable of the pre-spawn / spawn cycle of flowage Walleye did not do very well at all. JIM LEAHY HAYWARD

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5/6/08 12:08 PM CST
Tanner, I've been following this thread for a long time. Just don't get up to the Chip as often as I would like. Just wanted to tell you that I REALLY enjoy your posts and the fund of information you share. So, from ONE linker to another...THANK YOU!

Cane

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5/6/08 11:18 AM CST
big Ron, For musky fishing on the Chip at the end of june, the water temps are probably going to be in the upper 60's to 70. Night fishing is great, but that time of the year, the fish are active all day long as well. for night fishing topwater baits work great, a creeper style bait like a creepenstein or bride of creepenstein works great, alot of noise, also a tail bait like a stomper or chopper work great as well. That time of the year any place that you find good green weeds there will be fish there. end of june is one of my favorite times of the year on the chip, alot of good action and some big ones as well. For fishing during the daytime, when it is windy, or overcast, hit the main lake spots, when it is calm and sunny, stay more in the protected area's like bays and little pockets with good weeds, twitchbaits like an 8" slammer will work great along with a bucktail like a Rabid Squirrel. Use the colorado blades, to keep the bucktail over the top of the weeds, and don't reel to fast, they don't like fast moving baits out there to much. Hope this helps you out for your trip.

Thanks, Tanner Wildes

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5/6/08 8:40 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Great fishing the whole three days I was up. LOTS of 15-18" eyes.

My biggests to date....27 1/4 released.

Tanner gave great info.

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5/5/08 9:51 PM CST
I will be staying at tiger musky 3rd week in June I think it sounds like it will be another great week for some eyes did well for them last year, I do lots of musky fishing the only thing I have never done is night fishing the biggest I got so far is 37" any tips where to go and best times I assume cloudy windy maybe rainy would be the best thats when to get big ones in my area. also what lures works best if ice is just now going out any ideas what temp should be at I would guess 60* but may be wrong if it gets hot. Not afraid to drive little ways in boat to get to spots I have a alumacraft with a 115hp just don't want to find those stumps or hazard rock piles and submerged bogs. Thanks for any ideas where to hit message me if you would like..

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5/5/08 8:09 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Fished this weekend out on the Chip for opener. water temps were anywhere from 40-44 both yesterday and today. didn't really find any spot that produced alot of fish, just fish here and there. Yesterday it snowed until about noon, got a 19 incher in about 20 feet of water on the base of a break line dragging a jig and minnow, moving it really slow. in the afternoon the sun came out and got real windy, got a few more walleye in the same spot doing the same thing.

Sunday morning, tried some differnent spots and found walleye's in about 8 feet of water, this morning and caught them on jig and minnows in neck down area's adjacent to spawning grounds. all the walleye this morning were 12-17 inches, and all males, I think between clients and I we got 11 in the morning.

Sunday night, Got about 8 or 9 walleye on gravel points with deep water all around them, dragging jig and minnows over the top of the point. also got two on cranks at dark on similar spots. All the fish ranged in size from 12-17 inches

No fish have spawned yet, so please release the females. Just find spots adjascent to spawning area's, gravel, rocks and sand bars and you should find fish, fishing seemed to pick up today.

Did talk to some guys that were getting some fish on weeds as well. We were getting all of out fish on Bait Rids weed Weasel jigs and minnows.

Hope this helps everybody out

Good luck!

Tanner Wildes

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5/3/08 11:49 PM CST
talked to my pa was 1st 1 at ramp this am off cc lots of eyes ran out of bait were biting on bare jig he got cold he said it was the best opener in long time but not very nice weather

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5/2/08 3:26 PM CST
I will be fishing the Chippewa Flowage in just a few weeks with my son. I was wondering if anyone can offer up some information on bottom structure on the Chip. I am looking to fish some submerged sticks and trash, something I have had no luck finding the past few times up there. I am not looking for your best fishing spot, just an area or two that I can jig and it will over time produce some fish. Please e-mail me at: muskyjoe@wi.rr.com., if you think you can help.

Thanks in advance. Joe

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5/1/08 4:12 PM CST
As far as panfish go, crappie should be able to be caught in deep water right now and when the water warms up a bit more, look for them in the shallows spawning. Bluegills pick up around the first week of june, give or take 1-2 weeks. With the cold weather this year, it may be pushed back into mid june unless we get some hot weather to bring up the water temps.

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5/1/08 3:00 PM CST
Just a heads up, my buddy called and said the flowage is ice-free as of this afternoon.

I 'll see everyone this weekend, Good luck

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5/1/08 2:59 PM CST
Just a question.

About when do the pan fish start to pick up?

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4/30/08 7:35 PM CST
Grab your spot early Mark. The rivers are going to be packed this weekend.

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Ice is about 90% out....the stuff that is left is very thin.

Just a report from people that are up there.

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