Chippewa Flowage Musky Fishing
I recently made my first trip to the Chippewa Flowage in Wisconsin over Labor Day weekend with Moondog, and it proved to be a memorable one.
Fishing a new body of water is always exciting, especially when it is the famed Chippewa Flowage. The “World Record” musky came out of this body of water and many other giants have too. With this summer being the year I am breaking out of my musky slump, I had a good feeling, but would be happy fishing regardless.
Quick rewind to the start of the day: Visiting my parents for the holiday weekend, I had a chance to visit with some old friends the night before and our 5 month old yellow lab decides he wants to be up all night when I get home. Not a lot of sleep, but I feel alright, because I GET TO go fishing today. My friend Zach, his new girlfriend, and his old man stop by for a morning visit. Then a few morning chores and we get on our way.
After Moondog and I hop in the boat and work through the no wake zone, we notice a very popular musky guide with a couple of clients. With a keen eye, we notice they are throwing chartruese/green colored lures. We keep on motoring to our first spot and I know what color I want to throw…
We work a few spots with weeds and dropoffs with no luck.
My brother and a few of his buddies are out trying for muskies too, so we give a shout on the radio and meet up. Talking it over with my brother, they have haven’t seen anything, but T-Whomper said he had one roll over the top of his bucktail.
We break up and keep on fishing. First cast on a shady point, and WHACK……to be continued.
My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.