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Waterbodies

General Waterbody Restrictions

  • Bag limits are for fish caught in all lakes in the CHIPPEWA FLOWAGE including CRANE LAKE, CRYSTAL LAKE, JAMES LAKE, JAMES SLOUGH, MOONSHINE LAKE, SCOTT LAKE, TYNER LAKE
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with 1 hook, bait, or lure per angler, and 2 hooks, baits, or lures maximum per boat.

Fishing Regulations for Lake Chippewa

NOTE: Regulations listed below may not reflect fish species actually found in the lake. See Lake Chippewa's WDNR Lake Page for more information on this lake's characteristics.

FishSeasonRegulation 
CatfishOpen All YearNo minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 10. 
Panfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, sunfish, crappie and yellow perch)Open All YearNo minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 25. 
Largemouth bass and smallmouth bassJune 17, 2017 to March 4, 2018No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5, no minimum length for largemouth bass. minimum length for smallmouth bass is 14" and bag limit for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass is 5 in total.. 
Smallmouth bassMay 6, 2017 to June 16, 2017Fish may not be harvested (catch and release only) 
Largemouth bassMay 6, 2017 to June 16, 2017No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5. 
Muskellunge and hybridsMay 27, 2017 to November 30, 2017The minimum length limit is 50" and the daily bag limit is 1. 
Northern pikeMay 6, 2017 to March 4, 2018No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5. 
TroutSee specific regulationshttp://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/troutregs.html 
Walleye, sauger, and hybridsMay 6, 2017 to November 30, 2017The minimum length is 15", but walleye, sauger, and hybrids from 20" to 24" may not be kept, and only 1 fish over 24" is allowed. The daily bag limit is 3. 
    
BullheadsOpen All YearNo minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is unlimited. 
Cisco and whitefishOpen All YearNo minimum length for cisco and whitefish and the daily bag limit is 25 pounds plus one more fish of either species in total. 
Lake sturgeonSeptember 2, 2017 to September 30, 2017All sturgeon taken with hook and line must be tagged and registered. The minimum length is 60" and season limit is 1 fish. 
PaddlefishClosedNo fishing allowed. 
Rock, yellow, and white bassOpen All YearNo minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is unlimited. 
Rough fishOpen All YearNo minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is unlimited. 
Round gobyOpen All YearThe daily bag limit is 0, one may be killed and possessed for transport to a wdnr office. 
RuffeOpen All YearThe daily bag limit is 0, one may be killed and possessed for transport to a wdnr office. 
Shovelnose sturgeonClosedNo fishing allowed. 
White perchOpen All YearThe daily bag limit is 0, one may be killed and possessed for transport to a wdnr office. 

Disclaimer

DISCLAIMER: Fishing regulations found on this site only apply to inland lakes. All other regulations, including those for trout or salmon, rivers, border waters including the Mississippi River, or the Great Lakes, can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/regulations/index.html. This site is not meant to be used as a guide for where to fish. Information on this site is an interpretive summary of Wisconsin's fishing laws and regulations. All fishing regulations listed may not reflect the species found in the lake or flowage. Please check to make sure there is public access and water available for fishing. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult the Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 29 or the Administrative Code of the Department of Natural Resources. Consult the legislative website http://docs.legis.wi.gov/ for more information.

Menominee County is a Native American reservation. Find out about tribal policies at tribal headquarters. State laws apply to non-Native Americans fishing on the Menominee Reservation. All waters are closed to hook and line sturgeon fishing.

Contact

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