This web site is a resource for members of the Chippewa Lake association to share information and communicate throughout the year.
Thank you for all who participated in the 2015 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING on June 6.
The agenda from the June 6th meeting:
**** 9:30 Meeting called to order - OLD BUSINESS
a. Introduction of Borad and attending members
b. Reading of Minutes of 2014 Annual Meeting
c. Treasurer’s Report
e. Fish Stocking - Wayne
f. Newsletter - Joe Beste
*** NEW BUSINESS ***
a. Bow Fishing Tournament 6/13-14/2015
b. Election of Board Members
c. Water Level Reader
d. Zebra Mussel trap giveaway
10:00 SPEAKER: Mark Ranweiler, Invasive Species Specialist from the Minnesota DNR, Fergus Falls Ofﬁce
North end of Big Chip new property owners…
For the first time in several years, the north end of Big Chip was busy with guests who, for the first time ever, had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful grounds of Brentwood Estate. In December of 2013, Keith and Annette Byman purchased Brentwood Estate from Tom and Barb McLeod. The 45+ acre private estate, which was utilized as a family retreat for the McLeod family, has now been opened to the public for weekly rentals during the months of April through November.
In the early 90’s, the Bymans rented the home of Maynard and Dorothy Peterson (Big Chip Lake residents) during the summer months as they were raising their 3 sons. At the time, Keith & Annette were living in Mason City, Iowa and later moved to Omaha, NE. Each summer, the family highlight was vacationing on Big Chip Lake. Naturally, many family memories were made on the lake during those years. Upon learning of Brentwood’s “for sale” status, they couldn’t have imagined a more perfect opportunity to come back to the lake area they fell in love with all those years ago.
Keith & Annette are excited to call Brentwood their new home and look forward to meeting their neighbors and fellow residents on the lake. To learn more about the property, please contact them at 402-201-4219 or visit their website at: www.brentwoodmn.com.
You should consider putting a Zebra Mussel monitoring device on either your lift or dock.
Take a scrap piece of PVC pipe, maybe a foot or two in length, and cap one end of the pipe. Attach the capped pipe to yo ur dock or lift however you choose but make certain the pipe is submerged, about a foot or so off the bottom of the lake, preferably in the shade, so the Zebra Mussels can find their way into the pipe. Inspect the pipe on a regular basis and report anything you think could possibly Zebra Mussels to the DNR.
Several Sportsman groups are sponsoring the “1st Annual Douglas County Bow Fishing Challenge”.
The event will be taking place June 13th – June 14th. The actual contest will start 8 p.m. the evening of the 13th and the final weigh in will be at 7 to 9 a.m. on the morning of the 14th.
Big Chippewa Lake Association is donating $250.00 as prize money hoping a lot of big Carp and other large Rough fish will be removed from Big Chippewa Lake.
The prize money is used to encourage the removal of large Rough Fish using a Bow.
Click HERE for Rules and Registration Forms
-Glenwood Fisheries Office. Newsletters and other information.
Please visit Big Chip Lake's Facebook Page. Remember to "Like" during your visit.
Minnesota DNR Lakefind Information for Chippewa Lake. Fish stocking report can be found here.
-DNR Invasive Species and Impaired Lakes listings here.
If you have not renewed your membership or joined your Lake Association, COME ABOARD!
Please complete the form below and send in dues payment for 2015. Dues remain at $30.00, additional payment of $20.00 fish stocking (optional).
Telephone Lake Big Chip____________________________________________________________
MAIL TO: Big Chippewa Lake Association; P.O. Box 457; Brandon, MN 56315
Click here for dues form.
-We would love to feature one of your favorite Big Chip lake photos!
Here is a picture of a MOOSE Hoof print, taken along Big Chip Lake in March 2010.