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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, musky, northern pike and sturgeon at Lake Chippewa in Wisconsin.

Lake Chippewa, WI

Home to monster muskie, Lake Chippewa is an anglers dream-lake! The 15,300-acre has over 200 miles of shoreline, plus floating bogs that are like migrating motels for the fish species thriving here.

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Chippewa, located in Wisconsin, is a renowned fishing destination known for its abundance of popular fish species and picturesque scenery. Anglers from near and far visit this lake to experience the exceptional fishing opportunities it offers.

Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are two of the most sought-after species in Lake Chippewa. The lake's structure, including weed beds, rocky shorelines, and submerged structures, provides ideal habitats for these bass. Anglers can employ various techniques such as casting soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures to entice these aggressive predators.

Muskie are a prized catch in Lake Chippewa. This lake is known for producing trophy-sized muskies, attracting dedicated anglers who are up for the challenge. Anglers typically use large lures, such as bucktail spinners, jerkbaits, or surface baits, to target these elusive fish.

Walleye fishing is another popular pursuit on Lake Chippewa. Anglers can find walleye near drop-offs, points, and submerged structures. Techniques like trolling with crankbaits, jigging, or live bait rigging are commonly employed to entice these tasty fish.

Lake Chippewa also offers opportunities to catch other popular fish species, including channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, and bluegill. These fish add to the diverse fishery of the lake, providing anglers with a variety of options for their fishing adventures.

Overall, Lake Chippewa is a prime fishing destination in Wisconsin, offering a wide range of popular fish species and plenty of recreational activities for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its scenic beauty and diverse fishery, Lake Chippewa promises memorable fishing experiences and a chance to connect with nature.

Chippewa Lake is located in the north-central part of WI, 10 miles east of Hayward. Year-round fishing, including ice fishing when there is safe ice, makes this a great fishing destination. Populating the lake are healthy schools of bass, muskie, perch, crappie, catfish, walleye, northern pike, sturgeon and panfish. There are six boat launch ramps for public use which also allow access to areas of shoreline for fishing from the bank. Camping, lodging and restaurants are all nearby.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Chippewa

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Sturgeon

Lake Chippewa Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to the excellent fishing opportunities, Lake Chippewa provides ample space for boating and water recreation. Anglers can explore the lake from their boats, allowing them to access different fishing spots and maximize their chances of success. The lake is also surrounded by beautiful camping areas, making it an ideal destination for anglers looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Time Boats
Rentals: Pontoon boats
715 266-2226

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Chippawa Flowage Public Landing CC South
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off N County Road CC, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Hay Creek Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off W County Highway B, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Chippewa Campground - 715 462-3672

The Landing Resort & RV Park - 715 462-3626

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Contact Information

Lake Chippewa
Lake Chippewa Campground
8380 N Co Rd CC
Hayward, WI 54843
715 462-3672


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In addition to monster muskie, Lake Chippewa offers bass, perch, crappie, catfish, walleye, northern pike, sturgeon and panfish fishing in north-central Wisconsin.

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