Flambeau River Conditions

The Flambeau River is sitting at its usual summer lows but be careful on the North Fork. You’ll need to avoid rocks and drag your canoe in some places.  Because the North Fork is regulated by dams the water levels stay pretty consistent, but the South Fork is dependent on rainfall.  Paddling there isn’t recommended right now.  Anglers have reported good luck with smallmouth, walleye, musky and channel cats.

For up-to-date Flambeau River conditions, visit www.paddleflambeau.com.

Fall Colors in Chippewa County

The weather this weekend should cooperate for fall color viewing within the county with sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70’s. Bursts of reds and oranges can be seen on trees within the county. There is a lot to see and do this fall, so grab your canoe or kayak and enjoy the warm weather on one of the great rivers or lakes in the county.

Let Wild Earth Eco Tours show you the ropes

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Wild Earth Eco Tours

Before sending you down the river, Wild Earth Eco Tours will outfit you for your paddle trip, hook you up with a boat and provide instruction and a safety clinic. This company’s focus is ecotourism — travel that is environmentally and socially responsible. They offer special programs for youth, women, families, schools and businesses. River trips run from May through October, and they host pool kayak clinics during the winters. Wild Earth offers unique trips for everyone, from foodies to nature lovers to couples looking for a romantic trip on the water.

Website: http://wildearthecotours.weebly.com/index.html

The fishing’s fine at Shady Nook Resort

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Shady Nook Resort

Amid log cabins and private campsites rests Shady Nook Resort. Take a boat or canoe out on the Chippewa River, home to tons of fish, including musky, bass, northern pike, walleyes and crappie. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the well-preserved woodlands — including Brunet Island State Park — around the city of Cornell.

Website: http://www.shadynookresort.com/