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JEFF ROBL
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7/4/15 8:23 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
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JEFF ROBL
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7/4/15 8:05 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
The bite yesterday with the overcast skies and nice chop from the south wind provided a great day on the water for some bigger walleyes and smallmouth . In a half day guide trip we had a good catch of fish. We did best on mid lake humps with rock and wood structure. We caught fish on both leeches and crawlers.If you want to catch extra bass don't forget the dead stick with a leech.

As good as the bite was yesterday it was tough today, we fished cabbage in 4' to cribs in 16' and a lot of structure in between. I fish hard all day but with the completely flat water and bright skies it seemed like an exercise in futility. We have had a lot of nice catches on days like these but it wasn't in the cards for us today.

It may sound funny but I do believe the customers who are interested in learning how to fish the flowage, learn more on a day like today. With all the time not catching fish I was able to show my customer Jeff a lot of different type of structure and how it appears on the sonar along with all the walleyes that wouldn't bite.

I often get asked,"what do you do on a day when you have a shore lunch planned and you don't catch any fish". Being superstitious I am knocking on my wooden kitchen table as I say this: It doesn't happen.

Today I am quite sure was the lightest catch of fish since I started guiding 5 years ago, we ate 3 perch,1 crappie,1 pike,1 walleye and 2 rock bass.Fish go a long way , I often don't eat fish every day, my three guests could eat all but one piece which I finished, pike, my favorite. We did catch a few small released walleyes after lunch but all in all tough day on the pond.

HAPPY 4 th !!!

[This post was last edited on 7/4/15 at 8:12 PM]

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7/3/15 3:06 PM CST
I fish the flowage quite a bit, and I sure don't recognize a rock structure like that one?? Must be a very secret area.

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7/3/15 10:23 AM CST
John, Nice catch of walleyes! Picture composition is everything. Now I am going to have to run all over the flowage looking for the rock structure in the background. Any hints to share? Short Fat Guy

JEFF ROBL
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7/3/15 12:17 AM CST
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I've had the pleasure of making friends through guiding, today I fished with Aiden and Porter, their parents took their younger kids out enjoying other water sports on a Mercer area lake. We were entrusted to bring home the fish fry.Customers since my first year of guiding, previously I had fished with the group of five or six. Our day started slow we fished for probably an hour before our first walleye. We worked a lot of structure ( mostly wood) from 7 feet to 16'. We caught a lot of the fish in 10-12' wood/rock. Our limit of 9 walleyes and 11 perch came slow, our last walleye at 4pm. We did best on crawlers although did catch fish on leeches and minnows.

It was fun to see the progression of the kids as fisherman, last year the older Porter was already a good fisherman, able to stay with a bite and not give the pole a jerk at the first sign of a bite. This year Aiden who missed a lot of fish last year caught the most fish this year a pivotal age seems to be around 11 years old.

I have fished other bodies of water, but all posts on this site and every picture posted have been taken on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.

[This post was last edited on 7/3/15 at 12:24 AM]

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7/1/15 8:47 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”

07 – 01 – 2015.

Turtle Flambeau Flowage

Again, thank you all very much for continuing to call for guiding. Cold 42 degrees this morning and dropping water temps from the last few days then rising during the day. In the boat at 5:15 AM. A little cloudy then sunshine for the rest of the day. We left at 6 :30 AM. Working hard pays off, as these photos show. Our Walleye were caught on a sloping drop off, this ledge was actually extending from one of the many mid Flowage rock bars that drops slowly into deeper water. These Walleye were caught on a jig and minnow and the strike was solid and definite, no dropping the hook.

John Andrew Expert Guide.

[This post was last edited on 7/1/15 at 8:58 PM]
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6/29/15 8:00 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished week of 6/20 - 6/27 mainly Musky....my 2 brothers and I casting all day....averaged about 6-8 northerns per day with the biggest being about 24"....went out from 2 - 5 hours per trip usually twice per day...my brother hooked a musky off an island on a figure 8...had him barely hooked and I tried to net him but missed and he got off...about a 34"....he had another follow and hooked him on another figure 8 off another island...we got him in ..a 31"...we immediately casted the same spot and he caught another one...a twin - 31"...almost on consecutive casts...and that was it for muskies on this trip...my other brother and I didn't even have a follow...he also caught 2 nice smallies - a 16 1/2 and an 18".....tough trip in general...we usually kill the northerns and bass.......

JEFF ROBL
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6/29/15 12:07 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Pictures from Today. Fun family to fish with! Daughter and son Lilly and John already share their parents passion for the outdoors.

We found smallmouth, perch and walleye on 10-12' humps with wood and rock. Crawlers, casting and on bobbers and leeches on dead sticks all caught fish. Had some nice smallmouth, Lilly had her hands full with the biggest 18-1/4".

Thank you everyone who chose my guide service.


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JEFF ROBL
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6/28/15 11:10 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
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JOHN ANDREW
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6/28/15 9:04 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”

06 – 28 – 2015.

Again, thank you all very much for continuing to call for guiding. On this cloudy and rainy morning of today, this husband and wife enjoyed catching Walleye. We caught all our fish in and close to a log pile in 11 to 13 ft of water. Slip bobbers and leeches were used and several Walleye were caught, the keepers are shown above. Several Smallmouth Bass were also caught, no big ones but good action.

Finding a log pile associated with deeper water or on the ledge of a river channel is our answer to this early summer limit of Walleye. An occasional Walleye is caught in the deepest part of the channel but the edges are working the best for us.

John Andrew

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6/28/15 7:47 AM CST
Wife and I spent our first Vacation in 10 yrs stayed at the Hide Away . That was Different! Fishing was Poor to say the least all the Hype about the Turtle was bit over rated Weather conditions were Ok Just the fishing was not Talked to a Locale and his words were the best time to fish is Spring and Fall . But all n all we had a nice time . Cabin next to us Hired a Guide and they only caught a few bass and Pan fish They were not Happy and they packed up and left early . Other cabin fella had a legal size Musky on for 10 minutes had it to the boat twice and lost it He was casting a Rapala fishing for Walleye , His 99 year old Father was his Witness . Yes I said 99 How COOL is that . Fishing is still the best way to to relax and talk about old times , A good fishin story can always bring some good laughs , Enjoy a couple of cold ones . May be we will come back next year . Have to get ready for Lake Michigan now the fish are starting to hit . Have a great Summer Every body ! Pete / Rose

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6/27/15 8:11 PM CST
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Story continued from 6-27 post .....Well guys we are on track for the worst catch of the year I have two ideas, you guys decide, we can go after blue gills, I think we will do well on some bigger gills or drive 6 miles to a different part of the flowage and hope the bugs didn't hatch there. Some customers don't put much pressure on you Mike,"we're having a great time lets stay after the walleyes." Our boat ride led us to the same flat water covered with may fly debris. We fished a few deep spots and came up with 2 more perch and two more walleyes. The south wind started to pick up, I started to get the feeling. I said lets go have our shore lunch I think the afternoon is going to be better. After lunch we did well on both perch and walleyes and finished the day with a nice catch of fish in 7-8'. The water temp was 68* the big hatch coincides with a faster walleye metabolism. That was June 11th, the next 8 or 9 days I had several two trip days and drove across the big water side after sunset after dropping customers off in the Bastine area. The may flys were relentless ,it seemed like they were hatching nightly, goggles would have been in order for the boat ride. We had some nice catches of fish in that time frame and some slow days. I told about the slower days in last post, on one of the better days we had enough perch and walleyes for the group of 6 I fished with for shore lunch by mid morning then went bass fishing.

The fishing is picking up, today flat, flat water and bright sunny skies and we still did pretty well working deeper structure casting 1/8 oz. jigs and half crawlers.

[This post was last edited on 6/27/15 at 8:18 PM]

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6/27/15 7:58 AM CST
" I hooked up a fathead minnow and in 4 casts put two keepers in the live well. I thought to myself, mayflys smayflys were gonna catch a lot of fish today. "

that's a story I bet most fishers can tell... being humbled after being teased by the fish

thanks again for your reports Jeff.... helps me get thru the time I'm not up there

JEFF ROBL
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6/27/15 12:04 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
After a few days of a slow walleye bite, today with completely flat water and bright sunny skies the walleyes decided to bite. We fished walleyes for four hours caught 13, kept 8 between 13-17-1/2"along with some nice perch. We didn't catch any walleyes on bobbers ,they wanted a slow moving bait, we cast 1/8 oz. slow fall jigs into 15' of water with a half crawler. The fish bit fairly aggressively compared to the last few days. Had a nice shore lunch with my guests from Ohio ( 3 generations) then went musky fishing, one follow on a bucktail and a hard hit on a shallow Bucher depth raider but no hook up.

Shore lunches of perch and walleye have not been a problem but big catches of fish have not been the status quo the last couple weeks. Two possible factors? Erratic weather and may flys?

I'll tell it in story form. June 11th I launched my boat, drove to Cry of The Loon to pick up Mike and Becky. The flat calm surface was covered with May fly skeletons (exoskeletons?) a double whammy. I scanned a few spots threw the buoy in, anchors out 3 bobber poles in, customers casting their jigging rods. I hooked up a fathead minnow and in 4 casts put two keepers in the live well. I thought to myself, mayflys smayflys were gonna catch a lot of fish today. Thinking there might be more fish where I was throwing, had Mike switch seats with me, no more active fish on that spot.

The next few hours we worked good spots in the 12-15' range and came up with 2 nice perch and a few small released walleyes. Staring at the may fly carcasses floating on the water I was really feeling humbled by past comments on the dismissal of the adverse effect of mayfly hatches on the walleye bite. Two "guaranteed fish spots" nearby yielded one smb.

To be continued.. Time for bed, sorry. Jeff


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6/26/15 7:41 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
A few pictures. yesterdays shore lunch.


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