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lakeshiner
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8/3/15 11:19 AM CST
We ran over to the flowage on Saturday for a change of pace. Didn't get started until about 11:30, fished a few hours until the kids had enough. Windy, but not quite as bad as the previous days. Fished wood in 8-10ft with crawlers and caught a mixed bag of fish. Kept the gills/perch/walleyes, threw back the rest. Even had a big sucker. Found a campsite for lunch but the flies were terrible so we ate in the boat. Probably why that one was open.

Whistling Gull
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8/2/15 1:36 PM CST
That is a great pic and memory Pokerduck.

I can see his pic in 10-12 years wearing a shirt loaded with sponsors.

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8/1/15 10:05 AM CST
great pic Pokerduck...!

for lots of information about the flowage, and campsites, and a map, and more

http://www.turtleflambeauflowage.com/

Pokerduck
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8/1/15 9:02 AM CST
Fished Sunday through Thursday. Wind,wind,wind. We camped off Fisherman's and early on did ok on walleyes and smallies on open water wood from 10- 14 fow. Once the wind picked up it was hard for us to motor anywhere with my 16 ft boat. We did pick up walleyes in 6-8 fow with cabbage and wood way on the south end. The kids caught nice bluegills,perch, and a nice smallie off shore at our campsite. Fished open water wood Thursday morning and picked up about a dozen Ave to small walleyes until the wind picked up again. Was tough landing at the dock with all our gear and the wind howling. Thanks Jeff for all the tips I think that was you that anchored south of us Thursday morning. Even though the weather didn't cooperate we are already planning our trip next season. BTW all of our fish were on 1/2 crawlers and slow fall jigs. Brought 7 dozen leaches and only 1 rock bass was caught with a leach.

beelzebob
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7/31/15 9:45 PM CST
Fished Wed., Thurs. evening, and a few hours today. Big wind, especially Wed. Got some gills, rock bass, some nice smallies, and a few walleyes in the shallow weeds. Perch were absent. Raised a hell of a muskie on a bucktail but he wouldn't eat. I went back after that ski Thurs. evening and raised him again, but just slapped at it. Today I just struck out... I left a little early as that wind had beat me up for 3 days. About 100 more trips and I should have it down! To the guy who asked about campsites, anything on the flowage is free, first come first serve as far as I know. Plenty of info online with good maps to show you where the sites are. This is all boat - to camping, mostly on islands.

wale
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7/31/15 8:37 PM CST
What are some campsites in the footage that are free campsites?

JEFF ROBL
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7/30/15 10:31 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Lot of ups and downs in the fishing the last couple weeks especially for walleyes. Been fishing every day, shore lunch of perch and walleye hasn't been a problem but on the flat calm, sunny 80* days bring snacks, lunch hasn't always been at noon.There have been a few tough fishing days. On the flat water days, have been fishing deep wood, mostly natural but some cribs. Have had some nice fish in the right 6-8' wood structure even on some of the flat days(perch and walleyes).In the deeper structure getting a mixed bag of fish including some crappies and bluegills. Have had some good smallmouth fishing mostly in the 8-12' range fishing humps with wood and rock structure. I have been bringing crawlers and leeches as always this time of year, but also minnows, our boat has been doing best on the crawlers with some bass on leeches and a few walleyes and crappies on minnows but for us even the crappies have been doing better on crawlers.

The fishing this time of year is more weather related then other times of year, in my opinion, there is the full bloom of feed in the water in mid summer.

A quick recap of the last few days, weather and the bite:

Mon. flat, hot, sunny, half day trip, tough bite ,the afternoon the wind picked up I guessed the bite may have picked up but I was off the water.

Tue. weather front, clouds, wind, half day trip nice catch of walleyes and perch ,fish fry for family get together of seven people.

wed. not many days in the season when I have to hide from the wind, too rough to anchor square to the wind even with 100' of rope out, 35 mph+. Found a nice catch of mostly perch some walleyes and gills in wood 3-7' hiding behind an island, vertical jigging half crawlers some perch up to 11". Talked to D.P the next day he did the same thing that day with similar results. There is always somewhere to catch fish!

Today had a great day with veteran fisherman and his girlfriend (fairly new to fishing) had a fun day with smallmouth and a mixed bag of other fish. Fun to see someone improve substantially from beginning of day to end of day. In general I find it easier to teach people with little experience, slip bobber fishing sounds easy and it is, but there is refinement in technique, if done right, few fish are missed. The weather: big wind for most of the day, neat to watch in the afternoon a big storm missed 4 or 5 miles north and another a few miles south, we were far on the south end of the flowage, the storm to the north was going to miss a little north but looked close to fisherman's landing and the southerly storm looked like a sure miss to the south we came to the conclusion better to stay where we were and keep fishing. (quick refuge was nearby).

Thank you everyone who chose my guide service, it's been a good season so far.


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sherryhunter1
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7/29/15 10:42 PM CST
Coming up to fish this body of water for the first time and was wondering about where I should start only looking for walleye and crappie and maybe perch any info would be a great help thanks much

Wa11eye82
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7/28/15 10:59 PM CST
Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
Was out last weekend with my brother. Found the bite on Saturday to be quite good! Started in 8ft wood, caught many nice smallies, and some gills. Next, rocky channel edge with wood, caught 15" walleye and keeper crappie. Last spot 4-5ft wood hump caught a 14" and a 17" walleye, and a PIG 19 3/4" smallie. All spots yielded plenty of smaller walleye, perch, bluegill, and of course rockbass. Not to mention the smallmouth bite all day was tremendous, must have caught 20 smallies, most from 14"-17". Sunday we tried new spots and zeroed. Oh well.. probably headed back for the day on Saturday.

JEFF ROBL
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7/21/15 8:22 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
We fished deeper wood structure today in the 12-14' range. Fished with slip bobbers all day and each customer and myself also cast an 1/8 oz. slow fall jig and 1/2 crawler. A high percentage of our fish came on the jigs despite the nice chop to go with the bobbers. Crawlers caught most of the fish.We did get a few bass on the dead stick with leeches. The 4 doz.crawlers were gone late in the afternoon. Leeches caught few fish once the crawlers were gone, fortunately it was time to pick up Mom to join the group for a fish fry. Four doz. crawlers is a marginal quanity to bring I usually bring more.

Nice to see some new posts glad to hear new visitors enjoying the TFF, it is an awesome body of water!


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noiineye
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7/21/15 6:35 PM CST
From this morning.

noiineye
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7/21/15 6:33 PM CST
Well going to an 1/8 ounce jig made a difference. I found a few stumps and fished them this morning. Took a while to find them considering I didn't want to wreck my prop again. On the 3rd stump I picked up one nice walleye and a dandy perch. Within 15 minutes. Went back to pick my daughter up and by the time we got back the wind was really whipping. Was too hard to control the boat so we checked out the campsites on the islands. This truly is gods country. We'll be back out in the morning hoping to get enough to have a shore lunch. I can't wait considering the wind is supposed to be lighter tomorrow.

noiineye
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7/21/15 6:42 AM CST
Thanks so much for the tips. I'm on my way out now and plan on using all that I just read. Wish I could have got out earlier but we stayed up too late playing Yahtzee last night Smile I'll post my results when I get back. Again thank you so much for the help.

Wa11eye82
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7/20/15 11:30 PM CST
Noiineye, size down your jigs. I use 1/16 oz. most of the time. Put them under a slip, or retrieve them SUPER SLOW, and feel every bottom change between your cast and the boat. A flowage favorite is a Reeves weedless jig or a slofall. Both are weedless and can handle most of the snags. If you lose a bait, dont get discouraged. Most of my favorite spots still have a pile of my jigs on the bottom. VERY SLOW RETRIEVE.

JEFF ROBL
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7/20/15 11:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Report in effort to help those not catching fish. I had the day off today but did hear from guide friend that today was slow.There has been some tougher fishing the last couple weeks for walleye but we are catching walleye and other species.

Here is an account of the fishing yesterday, a day when the fish "weren't biting". If customers enjoy eating fish I enjoy sending them home with some boneless filets and or providing a shore lunch. The picture above are the fish we elected to keep. I have only been counting walleye this year, we caught 7 yesterday(had some missed fish) but only kept 1, the other 16 fish we kept were a mixed bag ,we also caught a lot of smallmouth and small perch, bluegill and rock bass, probably 50 or 60 fish total.

I am used to measuring my success in walleyes caught, it was a very slow day for me, my customers however did have fun.

Here is a rundown of what we fished in order, caught some fish on all spots except one: 1.- 6' hump, stumps mostly sand bottom 2.- 7' hump mostly rock bottom,a few scattered stumps 3.- 9' hump softer bottom big stumps, 4.& 5. 10' flat anchoring and fishing waypoints with heaviest concentration of wood, 6. 10' hump with clay bottom some wood and boulders 7. 4' log jamb with the wind pounding in (disapointment only spot where we caught nothing), 8.9' submerged bog. Did fish pretty shallow because of the big winds if flat go deeper 12-15 or shallow weeds 7' is as deep as they go most of the cabbage is 3-5', or shallow concentrations of bigger stumps.

If still no fish consider hiring myself or one of the other Mercer guides I have thur. and sun.open. You will catch fish.

Good luck.


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